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20 sea lions found dead, most by gunshot, in US

20 sea lions found dead, most by gunshot, in US | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
GEARHART, Oregon (AP) — About 20 dead sea lions — most with gunshot wounds — have been found on the U.S. West Coast in just two months, a marine mammal researcher said.
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Makeup chain Lush Cosmetics dips into tar sands war

Makeup chain Lush Cosmetics dips into tar sands war | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Lush Cosmetics, which has used its stores as a soapbox to bring awareness to issues ranging from gay marriage to the shark fin trade, now is training its focus on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.
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Report: German officials confirm submarines sold to Israel can fire nuclear-tipped cruise missiles

Report: German officials confirm submarines sold to Israel can fire nuclear-tipped cruise missiles | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Submarines produced by Germany and supplied to Israel as part of an extensive arms deal are equipped to enable the launch of nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Sunday.
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The 'Oriental Galapagos': Tokyo exhibition showcases Ogasawara Islands

The 'Oriental Galapagos': Tokyo exhibition showcases Ogasawara Islands | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
An exhibition displaying the beauty of the nature-rich Ogasawara Islands with hundreds of pictures t...
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Fukushima radiation seen in tuna off California

Fukushima radiation seen in tuna off California | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Low levels of nuclear radiation from the tsunami -damaged Fukushima power plant have turned up in bluefin tuna off the California coast, suggesting that these fish carried radioactive compounds across the Pacific Ocean ...
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Runaway penguin who spent two months on the loose in Toyko is returned 'safe and sound' to aquarium

Runaway penguin who spent two months on the loose in Toyko is returned 'safe and sound' to aquarium | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
The fugitive Humboldt, known only as 337, scaled a 13ft wall and slipped through a fence at the Tokyo SeaLife Park in March.
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Success in Chile: WSPA supporters help save 300 sea lions

Success in Chile: WSPA supporters help save 300 sea lions | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
WSPA, along with local partner Ecoceanos, are celebrating a success in our SOS Sea Lions Chile campaign, with 300 sea lions saved from needless slaughter.
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Humpback whale freed from nets | G-Online, the best of green

Humpback whale freed from nets | G-Online, the best of green | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it

Michael Fishback, co-founder of Earth Island Institute's Great Whale Conservancy frees a young humpack whale from tangled fishing nets in the Sea of Cortez on Valentine's Day, 2011. After spending hours to untangle and cut the nets, the whale shows amazing appreciation with a spectacular aerial show for Michael's friends and family on the boat.

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Sea lion poo important for ocean health

Sea lion poo important for ocean health | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Sea lions may help the marine ecosystem in the most fundamental way - with their poo, says a new study.
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Arctic Faces Acoustic Double Whammy

Arctic Faces Acoustic Double Whammy | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
The remote Arctic Beaufort Sea, Simpson Lagoon, and Chukchi Sea are bracing themselves as Shell Oil, and possibly BP power towards those pristine waters in search of oil. If BP is awarded this perm...
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In Arctic Alaska, bountiful spring whaling season yields estimated 990 tons of bowhead

In Arctic Alaska, bountiful spring whaling season yields estimated 990 tons of bowhead | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it

"In Barrow, Alaska, the town filled its entire quota this spring, with 14 different whaling crews each taking one bowhead." So sad they cannot evolve beyond this senseless suffering of the minds in the water.

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New and Frozen Frontier Awaits Offshore Oil Drilling

New and Frozen Frontier Awaits Offshore Oil Drilling | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it

But many Alaska Natives and environmental advocates say drilling threatens wildlife and pristine shorelines, and perpetuates the nation's reliance on dirty fossil fuels.

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Japan's AWOL penguin back in captivity

Japan's AWOL penguin back in captivity | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
The crafty penguin is healthy and injury-free. The aquarium will do a routine medical check-up and quarantine before allowing the penguin to rejoin the flock.
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Two sea lions found shot in Oregon

Two sea lions were found fatally shot in Oregon over two days, bringing the number of dead sea lions found in the state to 20 in just two months, officials say.
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Exxon Valdez remains controversial near its end in India

Exxon Valdez remains controversial near its end in India | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
ALANG, India — For the ship formerly known as the Exxon Valdez, even sailing quietly into the sunset is proving difficult.
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Feds all wrong on DFO, Environment Canada

Feds all wrong on DFO, Environment Canada | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
As an environmental marine scientist working on the East Coast, I wish to add my voice of concern and dismay about the cuts of Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Environment Canada programs and scientific staff on the West Coast.
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Marine Mammal Stranding Center receives support

Marine Mammal Stranding Center receives support | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
BRIGANTINE-- The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is now receiving support from the Atlantic City's newest casino, the Atlantic Club.
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Japan's tsunami-hit farmers harvesting rice crops in NQ - State News - Grains and Cropping - General - Queensland Country Life

Japan's tsunami-hit farmers harvesting rice crops in NQ - State News - Grains and Cropping - General - Queensland Country Life | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
JAPANESE farmers devastated by last year's Tsuanami are celebrating the harvest of their first crop following rice growing trials in North Queensland.
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Water Blogged: Canada's mass firing of ocean scientists brings 'silent summer'

Water Blogged: Canada's mass firing of ocean scientists brings 'silent summer' | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it

Past scientific discoveries such as high levels of PCBs in Inuit foods, dioxins in pulp and paper mill effluent, and DDT-associated eggshell thinning in seabirds formed the basis for national regulations and an international treaty (the Stockholm Convention) that have led to cleaner oceans and safer aquatic foods for fish, wildlife and humans. Canada was a world leader in spearheading this profoundly important treaty, drawing on ground-breaking scientific research in tandem with the knowledge of aboriginal communities.

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Record number of whale sharks spotted off the Muirons

Record number of whale sharks spotted off the Muirons | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
The largest school of whale sharks to ever been seen at Ningaloo has been discovered – with the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) confirming a sighting earlier this month by a ...
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FIS - Worldnews - Crustaceans stranding linked to sea warming

FIS - Worldnews - Crustaceans stranding linked to sea warming | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it

Thousands of small crustaceans stranded on Wednesday in the seaside district of Pucusana, south of Lima, occupying an area of about 80 metres.

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Shell's Arctic oil exploration stands to open new frontier

Shell's Arctic oil exploration stands to open new frontier | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Shortly before Thanksgiving in 2010, the leaders of the commission President Barack Obama had appointed to investigate the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico sat down in the Oval Office to brief him.
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RACHELS-CARSON OF TODAY: "CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AXES NATIONAL OCEAN CONTAMINATION PROGRAM"

RACHELS-CARSON OF TODAY: "CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AXES NATIONAL OCEAN CONTAMINATION PROGRAM" | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it

"We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent upon its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed for our safety to its security and peace; preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work, and, I will say, the love we give our fragile craft. We cannot maintain it half fortunate, half miserable, half confident, half despairing, half slave to the ancient enemies of man, half free in a liberation of resources undreamed of until this day. No craft, no crew can travel safely with such vast contradictions. On their resolution depends the survival of us all."

ADLAI STEVENSON, 1964

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Runaway penguin caught after 82 days now behind bars.

Runaway penguin caught after 82 days now behind bars. | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Residents in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, near Gyotokubashi bridge, which crosses the Edogawa river, reported seeing the penguin just before noon Thursday. The park's employees went to the site, about nine kilometers away as the crow flies, and caught the penguin by hand at about 5:30 p.m. as it was resting on the shore..
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