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After Snatching #Olympics, #Japan Suddenly #Admits #Fukushima Not “Under Control,” Begs For #InternationalHelp

After Snatching #Olympics, #Japan Suddenly #Admits #Fukushima Not “Under Control,” Begs For #InternationalHelp | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
After a barrage of assurances to the contrary (#Japan admits #Fukushima not under control, asks for international help http://t.co/x0vzgt4upL via @businessinsider #pollution)...
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Japan Looks for Help With Fukushima Cleanup: http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/japan-looks-for-help-with-fukushima-cleanup-20131007
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#GeneShuffling #microbes dominate #AntarcticasDeepLake ~ #SaltWaterEcosystem remains #liquid in eXtreme cold.

#GeneShuffling #microbes dominate #AntarcticasDeepLake ~ #SaltWaterEcosystem remains #liquid in eXtreme cold. | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Antarctica's Deep Lake is a saltwater ecosystem that remains liquid in extreme cold. For the first time, researchers describe a complete ecological picture of the microbial community thriving in Deep Lake.

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Stressed krill first sign of damage:  http://www.smh.com.au/national/stressed-krill-first-sign-of-damage-20131006-2v26j.html

 

 

 

channels discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelf: http://www.sciencecodex.com/giant_channels_discovered_beneath_antarctic_ice_shelf-120552

 

 

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#Radioactive #BluefinTuna Caught Off #California Coast ~ Liberals Unite

#Radioactive #BluefinTuna Caught Off #California Coast ~ Liberals Unite | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Every bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Every single one. Over a year ago, in May of 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported on a Stanford University study.

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MORE::  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/22/radioactive-fish_n_2743899.html

 

 

 

I expect the countries involved don't want a mass hysteria and so it's kept quiet !!! 

 

 

 

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#Israeli #biologists working to #preserve #SeaTurtles ~ 7 that exist, 6 face #eXtinction

#Israeli #biologists working to #preserve #SeaTurtles ~ 7 that exist, 6 face #eXtinction | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Israeli biologists working to preserve sea turtles
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Sea turtles have been swimming the world's oceans and seas for millions of years. But today, of the seven species in existence, six face extinction.

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#Russia charges 16 more in #Greenpeace protest ~ More below #SaveTheArctic30

#Russia charges 16 more in #Greenpeace protest ~ More below #SaveTheArctic30 | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
MOSCOW -- An additional 16 people were charged by Russia with piracy Thursday for their role in a foiled Greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, a Russian television network reported.

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Drilling in the Arctic - what is the environmental impact? : http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/02/drilling-arctic-environmental-impact-greenpeace-piracy?CMP=twt_gu&utm_content=bufferf9e43&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer
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#Water 6,700 times more #radioactive than legal limit #spills from #Fukushima + more below

#Water 6,700 times more #radioactive than legal limit #spills from #Fukushima + more below | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
TOKYO -- Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has suffered yet another leak, spilling out 430 liters of contaminated water thousands of times more radioactive than legal limits, its operator said Thursday.
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2.10.13  ~  

Cancer risk linked to radiation levels in fish species after Fukushima: http://www.straight.com/life/497651/cancer-risk-linked-radiation-levels-fish-species-after-fukushima
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#Malta ideally placed to lead fight against #plasticPollution ~

#Malta ideally placed to lead fight against #plasticPollution ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
UK-registered charity Plastic Oceans Foundation believes that Malta is ideally placed to take the lead in resolving what is fast becoming a major threat to the environment and human health – plasti...
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Tara #Expeditions - Tara has crossed the Northwest Passage #Arctic #SeekingKnowledge

Tara #Expeditions - Tara has crossed the Northwest Passage #Arctic #SeekingKnowledge | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

A little over one month after traversing the Northeast Passage (Russia), Tara crossed the Canadian Northwest Passage on Saturday, September 28th. The Tara Oceans Polar Circle expedition continues its goal to better understand the Arctic ecosystem by exploring the rarely studied planktonic species near the pole.

On Saturday, an extremely stable anti-cyclone presided over the northern Canadian Nunavut region, allowing Tara to sail in perfect weather conditions. At dawn, Tara entered the Prince Regent Inlet, scattered with new ice typical at this time of year as the ice pack begins to reform. 

In the morning, Tara’s captain, Loïc Vallette received a radio message from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent inviting Tara to be escorted. This enabled Tara to cross a barrier of 100 km in half a day, through ice 15 cm thick covering 95% of the surface. Without help from the Canadians, the schooner would have taken a lot more time, including a crucial slalom in the dark between new and old ice floes.



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#Warmer #oceans could #raise #mercury levels in #fish

#Warmer #oceans could #raise #mercury levels in #fish | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Rising ocean surface temperatures caused by climate change could make fish accumulate more mercury, increasing the health risk to people who eat seafood, researchers report.

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There’s a massive problem we’ve caused in the middle of the #Pacific that you’re unlikely aware of. Let’s change that.

There’s a massive problem we’ve caused in the middle of the #Pacific that you’re unlikely aware of. Let’s change that. | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
I was shocked -- the images made the effects of pollution undeniable. (We need to stop with the plastic rubbish. http://t.co/AoavskbewM)
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Become a #SeaGuardian · Donate · #Australian Marine Conservation Society

Become a #SeaGuardian · Donate ·  #Australian Marine Conservation Society | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Australian Marine Conservation Society (Protecting Australia's #Ocean #Wildlife since 1965 http://t.co/4snzqnFslV http://t.co/T11WEyYrVV)...
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                         And save those who don't have a voice!

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#China's 'number one beach' swamped by rising tide of #pollution ~ & not #TreadingGently

#China's 'number one beach' swamped by rising tide of #pollution ~ & not #TreadingGently | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
China's 'number one beach' swamped by rising tide of pollution Telegraph.co.uk But over the past decade Silver Beach, once seen as one of the country's most desirable holiday destinations, has become another victim of China's growing pollution...
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#Photos capture the #disgusting reality of #Florida's #WaterPollution

#Photos capture the #disgusting reality of #Florida's #WaterPollution | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Salon Photos capture the disgusting reality of Florida's water pollution Salon It can be difficult to conceive of just how polluted Florida's estuaries are, even with reports filing in of the record-setting deaths occurring there — including over...
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#Japan #Dolphinkilling town to open #MarinePark #tweet4taiji

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Japan dolphin-killing town to open marine park http://t.co/bg2PHr28Ya via @YahooNews @SeaShepherd @CaptPaulWatson Pls RT! #tweet4taiji
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@SylviaEarle warns that the oceans are "not too big to fail." But she also says that just maybe, we're growing #wise enough to #save them.

@SylviaEarle warns that the oceans are "not too big to fail." But she also says that just maybe, we're growing #wise enough to #save them. | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
This Woman Has Spent Almost a Year of Her Life Under Water Mother Jones Her titles include National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, and former chief scientist at NOAA—plus she's a TED Prize winner who used that award to form Mission Blue,...

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Scientist and explorer Sylvia Earle warns that the oceans are "not too big to fail." But she also says that just maybe, we're growing wise enough to save them.

 

 

Sylvia Earle hasn't quite spent a year under water—yet. At age 78, she's at over 7,000 hours, which translates into about 292 days.

 

But she's going strong. "I just added a few more hours to time under water," Earle says, "because I've just returned from the Gulf of Mexico, 100 miles offshore to a place called theFlower Garden Banks, where at this time of the year, several key species of corals whoop it up and do what it takes to make more corals." Earle is referring to the phenomenon of mass coral spawning, in which huge numbers of corals all release gametes into the water at once, which in turn float to the surface where fertilization occurs. To hear divers tell it, these events of mass reproduction are one of the great wonders of the undersea world—one that all too few of us ever get to see.

 

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And what a great lady, inspirational and so natural.....a fab U lass 'character' with much to tell.  I could listen to her talks forEver  with her well chosen words, brings the Ocean alive*

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OCT 10 DEADLINE: Save New Zealands Last 54 “#Maui” #Dolphins from #Extinction #Petition Pls sign & share wide*

OCT 10 DEADLINE: Save New Zealands Last 54 “#Maui” #Dolphins from #Extinction #Petition  Pls sign & share wide* | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
I just signed a petition so save the last 50 Maui's Dolphins in New Zealand at http://t.co/MR6wSK9AVL http://t.co/RfNvaevCze

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Victory for #Seals! #EU Court Upholds Seal-Fur #Ban - PETA

Victory for #Seals! #EU Court Upholds Seal-Fur #Ban - PETA | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
PETA (press release) (blog)
Victory for Seals!

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#FishingDown, that is, catching #smallerFish at the lower tropic levels, is already a #reality for #India as for many other countries!

#FishingDown, that is, catching #smallerFish at the lower tropic levels, is already a #reality for #India as for many other countries! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @Seasaver: New investment in industrial fishing pointless as global fish catch declines http://t.co/xWrvHQ9swu via @NewIndianXpress #ove…
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@WMNNews One of the biggest #ShippingCompanies in the world prosecuted for #dumpingWaste in #Cornish waters ! #SeaLife

@WMNNews One of the biggest #ShippingCompanies in the world prosecuted for #dumpingWaste in #Cornish waters ! #SeaLife | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @MCA_media: MCA Press Office: Satellite Monitoring Captures Tankers Pollution
http://t.co/7Zd8J1A10W http://t.co/0uLvbjRxkj
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5.10.13  ~  

Tanker spied from space polluting seas off Cornwall: http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Tanker-spied-space-polluting-seas-Cornwall/story-19889142-detail/story.html

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#Solidarity ~ #FREEtheArctic30 who bravely tried to explain to the #Exploiters to #SaveArctic @gp_sunrise

On today's global day of solidarity for the #arctic30 the crews of the @mybobbarker @mysteveirwin & @ssssamsimon call for their release. #freethearctic30 #seashepherd #greenpeace
seashepherd's photo on Instagram (Aww, mass incarceration of peaceful protestors will cure most feuds http://t.co/P2lXbgu8ld #liberenalos30 @seashepherd @gp_sunrise)...
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How Much #Oil Is Still In the #Gulf? Estimates 1/3rd of this may have ended-up on #Seafloor

How Much #Oil Is Still In the #Gulf? Estimates 1/3rd of this may have ended-up on #Seafloor | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
As the second phase of the civil trial over the Gulf oil disaster continues, we are hearing much discussion over exactly how many barrels of oil were released into the Gulf of Mexico.
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, October 5, 2013 5:30 AM

This increasing concern over the accounting/fate of the oil and dispersant is welcome, albeit a bit late in my opinion.  My group and others have tried to emphasize the true impact of the blowout would be on ecosystem-level properties in the mid and deep waters.

 

See:

 

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/bio.2012.62.12.17

 

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http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/news/tale-two-spills-novel-science-and-policy-implications-emerging-new-oil-spill-model

 

Here is hoping that we can foster a moer holistic review of the hydrocarbon fate and effects from the 2010 disaster.

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#World's #Oceans facing #ChemicalChange #DeadlyTrio ~ #Acidification #Warming #DeOxygenated !

#World's #Oceans facing #ChemicalChange  #DeadlyTrio ~ #Acidification #Warming #DeOxygenated ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
World's oceans facing climate change triple threat
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Environmentalists fighting to preserve Scotland's seas say the findings highlight the need for the Scottish Government to establish a network of designated Marine Protected Areas.
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#Whale celebrates the #freedom of its #friend cut free from #lobsterNets with incredible leap by hero fishermen's boat

#Whale celebrates the #freedom of its #friend cut free from #lobsterNets with incredible leap by hero fishermen's boat | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
These extraordinary photos show a humpback whale 'celebrating' after another female was cut free from stray ropes attached to old lobster pots off the Nova Scotia coast, Canada.
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#PacificOcean takes #perilous turn ~ #ChemicallyChallenged !

#PacificOcean takes #perilous turn ~ #ChemicallyChallenged ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Ocean acidification threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom.
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Contaminated water from Fukushima reactors could double radioactivity levels of US coastal waters  At the very least your days of eating Pacific ocean fish are over! 

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#Health of #Oceans #decliningFAST !!! ~ #ChemicallyChallenged #Mass #eXtinction of #species may be #inevitable

#Health of #Oceans #decliningFAST !!!  ~ #ChemicallyChallenged #Mass #eXtinction of #species may be #inevitable | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The health of the world’s oceans is deteriorating even faster than scientists previously thought, a report says.
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'Extinction risk'

The co-coordinator, Prof Alex Rogers from Oxford University has been asked to advise the UN's own oceans assessment but he told BBC News he had led the IPSO initiative because: "It’s important to have something which is completely independent in any way from state influence and to say things which experts in the field felt was really needed to be said."

 

He said concern had grown over the past year thanks to papers signalling that past extinctions had involved warming seas, acidification and low oxygen levels. All are on the rise today.

 

MORE: from Guardian:: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/03/ocean-acidification-carbon-dioxide-emissions-levels

 

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DEEP Sea ~ Plunder and Ruin...

 

 Over the years, as fisheries in shallow waters collapsed, the fishing industry began looking to the deep for new species to exploit. Most deep-sea fish have flesh that is not palatable, but a few were found that could be marketed for human consumption, if filleted and renamed to be made more attractive, or for processing into food pellets for poultry. These stocks were readily attacked using trawls large and heavy enough to reach as deep as 2,000 meters, and it took only 10 to 15 years to reduce the fish biomass by about 80 percent.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/opinion/deep-sea-plunder-and-ruin.html

 

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We're KILLING the Oceans...

 

"The scale and rate of the present day carbon perturbation, and resulting ocean acidification, is unprecedented in Earth's known history," according to the report, made with the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/were-killing-the-oceans-even-faster-than-we-thought-2013-10#ixzz2ggOJ5s3w

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