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It is their #Realm ~ ~~ #Sharks ~ Researchers dissect rise of human attacks.

It is their #Realm  ~  ~~  #Sharks ~ Researchers dissect rise of human attacks. | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
'Shark Week' Researchers Dissect Rise of Attacks on Humans - Pollution, overfishing may be factors in increasing ... http://t.co/mEv7xp6U8O
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#SavingtheSharks The Hazards of #Overfishing ~ They are a vital part of our #ecosystem

#SavingtheSharks The Hazards of #Overfishing ~ They are a vital part of our #ecosystem | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
@davwilbs That is disgraceful :( poor sharks. We've written on it too: http://t.co/k7RATnMHir
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#Shrimp & #SeaCucumber #Farms Offer Models for Aquaculture. Helping impoverished communities*

#Shrimp & #SeaCucumber #Farms Offer Models for Aquaculture. Helping impoverished communities* | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
From shrimp in Mexico to sea cucumbers in Madagascar, pioneering NGOs are testing new approaches to open ocean aquaculture that emphasize environmental stewardship and increasing local wealth — and lay the ...

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“The important thing is to get the [farming] model right,” Hill said. “Traditional aquaculture rushes to profitability at the expense of the environment and without regard to local communities. We’ll come up with profitable business models down the line, once the R&D is done.”


“The goal of these programs is to increase wealth for these impoverished communities,” says Rougier. “We don’t want these programs to collapse after 3-4 years and we don’t want to become a seafood processor, exporter. This is a symbiotic relationship between ventures, our non-profit, and the communities we work with.”

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#Thailand Dumps #ArmyTanks Into #Overfished Ocean To Create #ArtificalReefs

#Thailand Dumps #ArmyTanks Into #Overfished Ocean To Create #ArtificalReefs | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
After Thai fisherman petitioned for help in solving their overfishing problem, the Thai Queen has responded by dumping 25 decommissioned army tanks, 273 old train cars, and 198 garbage trucks into the ocean to create artificial reefs, Al Jazeera...
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#OilSlickSpreads As #Cleanup Continues On #Tourist Island #Thailand #environment #life #PTTglobalChemical Pls Sign below..

#OilSlickSpreads As #Cleanup Continues On #Tourist Island #Thailand #environment #life #PTTglobalChemical Pls Sign below.. | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
BANGKOK (AP) — An oil spill that has marred a tourist island in the Gulf of Thailand has spread to nearby smaller isles, officials said Wednesday, as authorities raced to clean up the island's once-white sands and clear waters.

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 1.8.13  ~  Oil Slick spreading...to other Islands

  

http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2013/0801/Samet-Island-Thailand-oil-spill-spreads-to-other-islands

 

 

PPT must be held accountable for this destructive oil spill, pay full reparations to affected communities and the Thai government must take measures to ensure no oil company can put our oceans, our future, at risk again.Petition >>> http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/getinvolved/Thailand-Oil-Spill/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=webpage&utm_term=080213_1108&utm_campaign=Climate&nbsp; < via @Camz99

 

PTT Global Chemical is part of state-controlled PTT company, Thailand's biggest energy firm.  << Our desire for energy is affecting our Planet 'gravely' and the NEED to STOP exploiting ~ We are capable of much so lets use a better way.....eco way,  as we are destroying not just our planet but All 'life' , even us!

 

 

30.7.13  ~  

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/30/thailand-koh-samet-oil-spill-tourism?CMP=twt_fd

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A #Scientific #Experiment is Able to Create a #Wave that is #Frozen in Time

A #Scientific #Experiment is Able to Create a #Wave that is #Frozen in Time | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

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#France Prepares For Major #Shark Hunt After Fatal #Attack

#France Prepares For Major #Shark Hunt After Fatal #Attack | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
From TakePart's Richard Conniff: Authorities on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion have announced a plan to kill 90 sharks along its coastline, in addition to 24 already killed over the past year, in response to five human deaths from shark...
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#SeaShepherd Action #Alert - the Giant Pacific #Octopus Needs Your Help TODAY! more below...

#SeaShepherd Action #Alert - the Giant Pacific #Octopus Needs Your Help TODAY! more below... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (http://t.co/eSdcIgdV8G #seashepherd call to action #giantpacificoctopus needs protection #actnow and make a difference)...
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2.8.13  ~  

Washington wildlife commission restricts giant octopus hunting in Puget Sound:: http://www.startribune.com/nation/218096181.html
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A Not so Close Encounter with a Beach Foreman - #SeaShepherd NL

A Not so Close Encounter with a Beach Foreman - #SeaShepherd NL | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (#Tweet4Faroe��@djmolczanski @faroe_islands This man is depraved without any compassion or feelings.
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Opposing this slaughter since 1983; this is the sixth Sea Shepherd campaign using our ships during this period of time. During which, I have seen a growing awareness and a growing resistance to the grind from the Faeroese people.

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The #Alaskan village set to #disappear under water within a #decade #Relocation for it's people! More below

The #Alaskan village set to #disappear under water within a #decade #Relocation for it's people! More below | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The tiny Alaskan village of Kivalina is set to disappear under water within a decade as water levels rise. But Alaska has a complex relationship with climate change as it relies on oil revenue.

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Alaska on the EDGE..::.. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2013/may/13/newtok-alaska-climate-change-refugees?CMP=twt_gu&nbsp; << via @spider_t0t 

 

 

30.7.13  ~  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2381218/Kivalina-Americas-climate-change-refugees-Hundreds-forced-flee-Alaskan-village-disappears-underwater-decade.html

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#Melting Sea Ice Spells Serious Consequences for #Arctic #Wildlife ~ A #ChallengeOfSurvival

#Melting Sea Ice Spells Serious Consequences for #Arctic #Wildlife ~ A #ChallengeOfSurvival | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Science World Report
Melting Sea Ice Spells Serious Consequences for Arctic Wildlife
Science World Report
As Arctic sea ice continues to shrink, wildlife is facing some serious and widespread consequences.
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#Orca Spotted with #Plastic Bag in Mouth ! latest example in #Worlds #Oceans

#Orca Spotted with #Plastic Bag in Mouth ! latest example in #Worlds #Oceans | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Researchers snapped a picture of a baby killer whale in the Pacific Northwest holding a plastic bag in its mouth, just the latest example of plastic pollution in the world's oceans.

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What #SeaIceLoss Means for #Wildlife ~ alter ways or... Video explains more...

What #SeaIceLoss Means for #Wildlife ~ alter ways or... Video explains more... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Science Codex
What Sea Ice Loss Means for Wildlife
Discovery News
... a paper published today in the journal Science underlines.
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More:  http://phys.org/news/2013-08-arctic-sea-ice-loss-widespread-effects.html

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Order #tuna & you might as well ask for a side of #shark #SeaShepherd ~ #SaveOurSharks

Order #tuna & you might as well ask for a side of #shark #SeaShepherd ~ #SaveOurSharks | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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Mystery of the #killer #Dolphins ~ competition for #food

Mystery of the #killer #Dolphins ~ competition for #food | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Porpoises are being killed in increasing numbers by bottlenose dolphins around British coasts, apparently because of competition for food.
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Lack of fish and hunger turn the playful dolphin into a killer, according to the scientists who monitor and carry out postmortem examinations on dead mammals washed up around the coasts.

 

The dolphins, which are more than three metres (10ft) long, attack the harbour porpoises, less than two-thirds their size, ramming them with their beaks and causing internal injuries, including broken ribs and even dislocating the spine. In some cases tooth marks are left on the skin.

 

In the past 10 years the number of stranded porpoises has risen by 300%, and their injuries show that up to three-quarters of them may have died as a result of dolphin attacks.


The additional deaths coincides with the successful introduction of measures to reduce the accidental deaths in fishing nets, and are a setback to the conservation programme.

The Natural History Museum, which coordinates the research, said the number of strandings had risen to 126 last year, from 40 in 1995.

Postmortem evidence of attacks by bottlenose dolphins had tripled in the past three years.

 

 

A number of theories have been put forward to explain why the dolphins are making so many attacks, ranging from honing their hunting skills to venting their frustration at being unable to find mates.

But Rod Penrose, spokesman for the museum's strandings coordination group, believes competition for food is the cause.


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We Want #Healthy #Rivers - Prioritize #Water Conservation & pls sign...thxu ~let the Rivers Flow*

We Want #Healthy #Rivers - Prioritize #Water Conservation & pls sign...thxu ~let the Rivers Flow* | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Rivers are drying and temperature are rising. We need to prioritize water conservation! (241 signatures on petition) (We Want Healthy Rivers - Prioritize Water Conservation!
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Seven-month-old #trawlingBan seen as a #saviour of the #seas ~ Expert say too soon to tell.

Seven-month-old #trawlingBan seen as a #saviour of the #seas ~ Expert say too soon to tell. | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Divers report an increase in smaller fish and squid but expert says it's too soon to tell (RT @Seasaver: Trawling ban seen as a saviour of the seas http://t.co/GAsFwlak0C #overfishing #HongKong)...
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                                           Listen-up ukGov.

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#AtlanticOcean May Be Starting To Close In Due To Wilson Cycle, Says New Research

#AtlanticOcean May Be Starting To Close In Due To Wilson Cycle, Says New Research | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A recent research conducted by geologists in Australia reveals that a passive margin in the Atlantic Ocean is starting to become active, leading to the closing of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Revealed: how #UK water companies are #polluting #Britain's #rivers & #beaches ~

Revealed: how #UK water companies are #polluting #Britain's #rivers & #beaches ~ | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The Guardian Revealed: how UK water companies are polluting Britain's rivers and beaches The Guardian Pollution incidents, which have included sewage illegally pouring into a harbour for more than a year, and managers destroying records, show no...
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The companies, which are responsible for treating waste water and delivering clean supplies, have been punished for more than 1,000 incidents in the past nine years, but fined a total of only £3.5m

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TavistockCollegeGeog's curator insight, July 1, 3:00 AM

Despite the plentiful range of case studies of pollution from NICs it is important to try and balance this with examples from the UK and other MEDC's. Even if these tend to be more incidental and smaller scale.

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#Scientists accuse #ministers of putting #UK #seas and #Marinelife in #peril ~ they R ! Protect an #ecosystem Now!

#Scientists accuse #ministers of putting #UK #seas and #Marinelife in #peril ~ they R !  Protect an #ecosystem Now! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Habitats where seahorses, crabs and dolphins thrive face destruction as plans for protection zones are watered down (Scientists accuse ministers of putting UK seas and marine life in peril http://t.co/0vk7rIbXbJ...
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                                     Listen-up Government !

 

          These areas need to be protected to sustain an ecosystem

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The Water Brothers track the danger of #microplastics in our #lakes ~ gets into #foodchain

The Water Brothers track the danger of #microplastics in our #lakes ~ gets into #foodchain | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Scientists warn of a tiny danger growing just offshore (The Water Brothers joined the Pangaea Crew in Toronto, Ontario to discuss microplastic pollution in the lakes....
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The upcoming broadcast includes such topics as the great masses of plastic debris in the middle of the Pacific and the Kumbh Mela in India, in which millions of Hindu pilgrims take a dip in the Ganges River.

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#DolphinStranding Linked to #HearingLoss ~ hope we're listening to their call #TurnDownTheNoise pollution

#DolphinStranding Linked to #HearingLoss ~ hope we're listening to their call #TurnDownTheNoise pollution | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

A new study found that over half of stranded bottlenose dolphins and more than a third of stranded rough-toothed dolphins suffer from hearing loss. Whether hearing loss causes the stranding or is related in some other way is not yet known.


Via Kathy Dowsett
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Dolphins use echolocation to orient themselves in their surroundings and to communicate with other members of their pod. Because of this, an inability to hear properly could contribute to a higher rate of stranding.

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Troubling 'Blackfish' exposes problems of #Orca captivity ~

Troubling 'Blackfish' exposes problems of #Orca captivity ~ | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Troubling 'Blackfish' exposes problems of orca captivity HeraldNet But that death is the starting point for a film that makes a couple of general thrusts: Killer whales should not be kept in captivity, and the sea parks that own them have done a...
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But that death is the starting point for a film that makes a couple of general thrusts: Killer whales should not be kept in captivity, and the sea parks that own them have done a suspiciously incomplete job of informing their trainers and the public about how they operate their businesses!

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Washington #wildlife officer to #enforce orca #laws ~ #protecting Puget Sound #orcas

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San Francisco Chronicle
Washington wildlife officer to enforce orca laws
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Federal funds will allow the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department to hire an officer to enforce laws protecting Puget Sound orcas.
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Blue Planet Society ~ protecting #MarineLife #Porpoises #Pygmy killer whale longline #bycatch

Blue Planet Society ~ protecting #MarineLife #Porpoises #Pygmy killer whale longline #bycatch | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
@Seasaver (Blue Planet Society) is campaigning to stop #overfishing & to protect marine life. http://t.co/gb9HPg6EAh #marine @DianeN56
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