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Sea lions stage hostile takeover of Ventura Harbor docks | The Raw Story

Sea lions stage hostile takeover of Ventura Harbor docks | The Raw Story | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it

A large gang of sea lions has taken over three docks at Ventura Harbor in California, and the National Park Service isn’t sure how to tell them delicately that their presence is unwanted.

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Stranded Whales and Dolphins Increasing | Top 8 Trends

Stranded Whales and Dolphins Increasing | Top 8 Trends | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
This year, don't be alarmed if you notice a whale or a dolphin stranded on the coast.
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Two Years Later, BP Spill Still Killing Gulf Marine Life | Notes From Sea Level

Two Years Later, BP Spill Still Killing Gulf Marine Life | Notes From Sea Level | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
On April 20, 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 men and releasing as much as five million barrels of crude...
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The Sport of Killing for Profit! The Cape Cod disgrace that the wealthy don't want you to know about. Part 2.

The Sport of Killing for Profit! The Cape Cod disgrace that the wealthy don't want you to know about. Part 2. | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
The film “Jaws” was shot in the 70’s and tells the story of a monster shark that hunted and ate humans in Martha’s Vineyard. A shark the likes of which nightmares are forged from.
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Bird and other ocean life need to Eat too! Sign and Stop Overfishing

Bird and other ocean life need to Eat too! Sign and Stop Overfishing | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Sandlance and smelt may not be cute, but small fish like these keep the oceans fed. Called "forage fish," small fish provide meals for everything from whales to puffins. Existing fisheries already risk overfishing sardine and anchovy, with ecosystem wide impacts, and many other forage fish have no protections or management at all.
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The Canadian Oil Sand Mines Refused Us Access, So We Rented This Plane To See What They Were Up To

The Canadian Oil Sand Mines Refused Us Access, So We Rented This Plane To See What They Were Up To | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it

The Canadian Oil Sand Mines Refused Us Access, So We Rented This Plane To See What They Were Up To.


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Melting Sea Ice Could Lead to Pressure on Arctic Fishery

With melting sea ice opening up previously inaccessible parts of the Arctic Ocean, the fishing industry sees a potential bonanza. But some scientists and government officials have begun calling for a moratorium on fishing in the region until the true state of the Arctic fishery is assessed.

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The Pacific Ocean Is Dying

The Pacific Ocean Is Dying | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Just prior to the Supermoon of March 18th, 2011, the world witnessed a natural and manmade disaster of epic proportions.
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Hawaii first state to ban plastic bags at checkout

Hawaii first state to ban plastic bags at checkout | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
By now, it’s hardly news when a city bans plastic bags at checkout counters -- but an entire state? That’s happened in Hawaii, where Honolulu County has joined the state’s three other counties to give Hawaii a first-in-the-nation title.
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WTO Panel Rules Against Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling

WTO Panel Rules Against Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
The World Trade Organization ruled against the sale of cans labeled “dolphin safe” tuna, saying that the practice discriminated against Mexican fishermen.
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Birmingham home to world's first vegetarian shark? | Central - ITV News

Birmingham home to world's first vegetarian shark? | Central - ITV News | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Read the latest Central stories, Birmingham home to world's first vegetarian shark?
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B P Makes Bid for Arctic Oil

B P Makes Bid for Arctic Oil | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau BP is right on the heels of Shell Oil in the race for oil in the Fragile Arctic region. Shell  has been given permits to begin seismic testing and exploration drilling in the ...
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Indonesia struggles to enforce shark poaching

Indonesia struggles to enforce shark poaching | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it

Local and regional authorities in Indonesia last week caught 33 poachers who had taken sharks, manta rays and sea cucumbers from a protected marine area that scientists have identified as one of the sea's most important sites. But after confiscating their illegal catch and gear, the patrol officers had to let them go.

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Ill. Senate approves shark-fin ban, sends to Quinn

Ill. Senate approves shark-fin ban, sends to Quinn | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Illinois may become the first state without an ocean shore to ban possession of shark fin.
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PHOTOS: Local Third Graders Send Adorable Letters To Save The Sea Lions

PHOTOS: Local Third Graders Send Adorable Letters To Save The Sea Lions | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
A local class of third graders at San Francisco's Lafayette Elementary School has started a letter campaign to save California sea lions who live around Boneville Dam.
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Taiwan uses DNA mapping to save endangered sharks | COSMOS magazine

Taiwan uses DNA mapping to save endangered sharks | COSMOS magazine | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it

AIPEI: Taiwan has begun testing DNA from shark fins sold in local markets in a bid to protect endangered species such as great whites and whale sharks.

The efforts come as the island moves to restrict its shark-fin industry, which environmental groups say accounts for the deaths of 73 million sharks each year across the world.

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Japan's tsunami debris reaches U.S.

Japan's tsunami debris reaches U.S. | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
MONTAGUE ISLAND, AK - More than a year after Japan's earthquake and tsunami, debris from the disaster is washing up nearly 4-thousand miles away in Alaska along the beaches and islands there.
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Eels slipping away from consumers' budgets

Eels slipping away from consumers' budgets | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
"This summer you might not be able to eat 'unagi' (eel), warns Nikkan Gendai (May 18).
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wildsingapore news: Taking a bite out of the Phuket shark trade

wildsingapore news: Taking a bite out of the Phuket shark trade | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it

PHUKET: The disturbing discovery by a Phuket News reader of the selling of endangered hammerhead sharks in Kata market has been exasperated by the shocking realisation that the practice is not ‘technically’ illegal.

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Maldives' 'apocalyptic' waste island

Maldives' 'apocalyptic' waste island | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Although the Maldives are known as an unspoilt tourist paradise, the islands struggle with managing their waste, as the BBC discovered on a visit to an 'apocalyptic' island waste dump.
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REPAIRING ECOSYSTEMS—SIX LESSONS FROM HISTORY

REPAIRING ECOSYSTEMS—SIX LESSONS FROM HISTORY | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Because the availability of choices dictates the amount of control we feel we have over our sense of security, a potential loss of money is the breeding ground for environmental injustice. This is ...
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WTO Rules Against US ‘Dolphin Safe’ Tuna | The Jakarta Globe

WTO Rules Against US ‘Dolphin Safe’ Tuna | The Jakarta Globe | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Geneva. A World Trade Organization appellate panel on Wednesday said US “dolphin safe” tuna labeling rules unfairly discriminate against Mexico, raising the possibility of sanctions on US goods if the rules are not modified or dropped.
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Sardines might be on way - Times LIVE

Sardines might be on way - Times LIVE | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Silver ribbons of tiny fish in the annual sardine run could hit the KwaZulu-Natal coast this weekend.
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Activists Protest Shark Fin Trade

Activists Protest Shark Fin Trade | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
Unsustainable, barbaric methods of harvesting fish mean shark populations are increasingly endangered...
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Hammerhead Shark Protection in Costa Rica Involves Genetic Analysis

Hammerhead Shark Protection in Costa Rica Involves Genetic Analysis | Ocean Conservation | Scoop.it
In the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, hammerhead sharks spend their nights feeding on squid and their days healing their wounds near underwater aid stations where other fish symbiotically cleanse their injuries.
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