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Photos: Antarctica both alluring and forbidding

Photos: Antarctica both alluring and forbidding | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica -- Their beady little eyes, squarish torsos and adorable waddling make penguins one of the main attractions for tourists who come to Antarctica. But far from the surface waters where they swim with seals and whales, deep...
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Coldest, oldest, fastest: 10 extreme sea creatures

Coldest, oldest, fastest: 10 extreme sea creatures | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Marine biologist Stephen Palumbi picks 10 of his favorite underwater creatures. From the oldest living animal to the fastest food in the sea, they’re all pretty extreme.
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Poachers Hunt Endangered African Animals – This Woman Hunts Poachers

Poachers Hunt Endangered African Animals – This Woman Hunts Poachers | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Kinessa Johnson is a US Army veteran who served for 4 years in Afghanistan, this week she arrived in Africa to take on a different kind of enemy. Her new mission is, as she puts it, “We’re going ov...
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Breakthrough for understanding whale communication

Breakthrough for understanding whale communication | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington say whale communication depends on jaw movements and the methods these mammals use to catch food.
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New Map of Global Ocean Temperatures Is a Work of Art

New Map of Global Ocean Temperatures Is a Work of Art | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A new global map of water surface temperatures is so visually stunning that it easily may be mistaken for art.
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Polar bears are raiding seabird nests as Arctic sea ice recedes 

Polar bears are raiding seabird nests as Arctic sea ice recedes  | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have observed polar bears in east Greenland and Svalbard raiding the nests of seabirds like barnacle geese and eiders for food.
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Unexpected guests: Thousands of sea lions take over coastal community

Unexpected guests: Thousands of sea lions take over coastal community | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Thousands of California sea lions have taken over docks in Oregon
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SeaWorld Blames PETA for Failed Twitter Campaign - Ecorazzi

SeaWorld Blames PETA for Failed Twitter Campaign - Ecorazzi | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Looks like SeaWorld is getting a little paranoid as its reputation goes down in flames.
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Petition: Save Polar Bears from Shell's Arctic Drilling Gamble

Petition: Save Polar Bears from Shell's Arctic Drilling Gamble | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Federal scientists say there is a 75% percent of a major oil spill. (54766 signatures on petition)
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White Wolf : Adorable Malamute Singing While Getting a Bath. (VIDEO)

White Wolf : Adorable Malamute Singing While Getting a Bath. (VIDEO) | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Bathing Your Alaskan Malamute: Warm up the water before you bring your dog into the bathroom. Ensure that the water isn't too hot or too cold. A mild temperature will keep your husky calm. Have your supplies nearby so you can reach everything while holding your husky still.
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Sharks, dolphins, birds and a whale feast on NINE MILLION sardines 

Sharks, dolphins, birds and a whale feast on NINE MILLION sardines  | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Wildlife photographer Michael Aw was underwater and managed to capture the spectacular feeding frenzy which took place in The Wild Coast, on the East coast of South Africa.
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Protecting Sharks in the Pacific

Protecting Sharks in the Pacific | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Losing sharks could have consequences for the entire ocean ecosystem. These predators help maintain the health of marine life, including populations of commercially important fish species.
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Help Protect Polar Bears From Climate Change

Help Protect Polar Bears From Climate Change | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Tell Congress to let the EPA do its job, and to support strong climate standards.
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More than 50 greyhound carcasses found in Bundaberg bushland

More than 50 greyhound carcasses found in Bundaberg bushland | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
At least 55 greyhound carcasses have been discovered in bushland near Bundaberg in central Queensland.
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Council rescinds circus decision

Council rescinds circus decision | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Antrim and Newtownabbey councillors have clashed once again over the thorny issue of permitting circuses with animals to use council land.
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Petition: EPA: Stop the Spread of Bee-killing Pesticides!

Petition: EPA: Stop the Spread of Bee-killing Pesticides! | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Tell the EPA to deny Dow AgroScience's application to expand the registration of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor. (30078 signatures on petition)
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Volunteers save 1,000 cats from dining table after discovering them in cramped cages following crash

Volunteers save 1,000 cats from dining table after discovering them in cramped cages following crash | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 cats on their way to the restaurants of Guangdong were rescued after the truck they were in crashed yesterday and animal welfare volunteers saved them.
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New Zealand Takes First Step to Ban the Use of Animals for Cosmetic Testing!

New Zealand Takes First Step to Ban the Use of Animals for Cosmetic Testing! | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The cruel practice of using animals for cosmetic testing is on its last days in New Zealand thanks to a groundbreaking bill that will amend the country’s Animal Welfare Act.
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Plastic Pellets Discovered in the Tummies of Adorable Puffins in Scotland

Plastic Pellets Discovered in the Tummies of Adorable Puffins in Scotland | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Plastic pollution is impacting our seas-everywhere from surface waters to the sea ocean. Now, though, scientists have made a somewhat unsettling discovery. I turns out that puffins on the Isle of May in Scotland are actually nibbling on little nuggets of plastic.
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Trained Opera Singer Comforts Blind Pig in Touching Video

Trained Opera Singer Comforts Blind Pig in Touching Video | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A blind piglet is soothed by the singing of his adoptive mom, Corinne DiLorenzo, a trained opera singer and the founder of EARTH Animal Sanctuary.
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Chinese men savagely beaten for drugging and stealing dogs FOR FOOD

Chinese men savagely beaten for drugging and stealing dogs FOR FOOD | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The two men was caught red-handed by a dog owner in Sanjiang Village, Guangxi, after which a crowd attacked them with bricks, beating them bloody.
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White Wolf : Is the Dog just a Wolf in a Chihuahua suit? (Video)

White Wolf : Is the Dog just a Wolf in a Chihuahua suit? (Video) | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The bond between man and dog is one of the oldest, long lasting and most rewarding in history.
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5 Gyres Goes to Antarctica! (3 in a 5 Part Series) - Planet Experts

5 Gyres Goes to Antarctica! (3 in a 5 Part Series) - Planet Experts | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Ohhhh, look at those fancy Gortex-covered, water-wicking, fleece-lined, gloves with the authentic down-filled “Thermal Ring”© that grips your wrist and keeps the cold out.   I need that next year, but only if they come in red. There are 81 people on this expedition, from 27 countries.  The cost of new cameras, laptops and hard drives, Read More
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Safeguarding Sea Turtles: Two Victories Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles in U.S. Waters

Safeguarding Sea Turtles: Two Victories Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles in U.S. Waters | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Scientists estimate that only one in 1,000 loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings survive to adulthood. From the moment these turtles hatch from their eggs, they’re at risk from natural and manmade threats.

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Watch Enormous Manta Ray Do Epic Somersault Around Diver

Watch Enormous Manta Ray Do Epic Somersault Around Diver | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
While collecting data for his conservation research in Peru, one lucky scientist experienced an amazing interaction with an enormous beautiful manta ray.
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