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Buyer of Wild Horses Under Investigation by State, Feds

Buyer of Wild Horses Under Investigation by State, Feds | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Colorado officials are considering whether to prosecute Tom Davis, who has bought more than 1,700 wild horses from the federal government since 2008, for violating laws meant to deter livestock theft.

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Global ocean circulation may be slowing down due to Arctic ice loss

Global ocean circulation may be slowing down due to Arctic ice loss | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

New evidence shows that Arctic ice loss may be slowing down one of the planet's largest ocean circulation systems - and nobody knows for sure what harm that might ultimately cause.

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Fish mistaking plastic debris in ocean for food, study finds

Fish mistaking plastic debris in ocean for food, study finds | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Behavioural evidence suggests marine organisms are not just ingesting microplastics by accident but actively seeking them out as food

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Statoil starts controversial drilling in Arctic waters

Statoil starts controversial drilling in Arctic waters | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

With operations more than 400 kilometers north of mainland Norway, Greenpeace says it is the most controversial and aggressive drilling globally this year.Drilling started last Monday and is expected to last until early September.

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9 Shark Facts That Will Change How You See the Oceans Top Predators

9 Shark Facts That Will Change How You See the Oceans Top Predators | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Sharks have been around for 400 million years, before the time of the dinosaurs, but there’s much more to them than big teeth and summer blockbusters. Consider these facts, which will change what you think about sharks.

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Predatory hornet could spread rapidly in UK | Discover Wildlife

The Asian hornet could colonise the UK within two decades if no action is taken.

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Monkey rediscovered in Brazil after 80 years

Monkey rediscovered in Brazil after 80 years | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

An expedition exploring a remote watershed in the western Amazon has uncovered the first living evidence of a species of monkey not seen alive by scientists in 80 years. The account of their discovery will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Oryx. 

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Whale Shark Found Dead, Plastic Spoon Stuck in Digestive System

Whale Shark Found Dead, Plastic Spoon Stuck in Digestive System | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

An 18-foot long whale shark washed up dead on Pamban South Beach in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. "The cause of death is found to be heavy internal

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Sea Shepherd Australia - Sea Shepherd calls on Broome to end its relationship with the bloody business of dolphin killing

As Taiji dolphin killers look to sister up with the Faroese whale murderers The western Japanese town of Taiji, known for its whale and dolphin hunts, said Wednesday it is establishing a sister city relationship with a town in the Faroe Islands.

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Norway's push for Arctic oil and gas threatens Paris climate goals – study

Norway's push for Arctic oil and gas threatens Paris climate goals – study | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Norway’s role as the world’s biggest fossil fuel exporter undermines its efforts to cut emissions at home, says NGO report

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The ocean's fastest shark is being threatened by over fishing

The ocean's fastest shark is being threatened by over fishing | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A new study using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University's Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), the University of Rhode Island and other colleagues shows that the fishing mortality rate of the shortfin mako in the western North Atlantic is considerably higher than previously estimated from catches reported by fishermen.

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The urban whale: What makes right whales unique

The urban whale: What makes right whales unique | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Right whales have been featured in the news a lot lately because of an unprecedented number of deaths in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Wildlife Crossings a Huge Success

Wildlife Crossings a Huge Success | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Car collisions with deer, elk and moose happen about a million times a year, but what if animals had their own crossings to move safely?

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Nunavut Wildflowers and Wolves | Churchill Polar Bears

Nunavut Wildflowers and Wolves | Churchill Polar Bears | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

These three outstanding shots from Nunavut characterize the northern Arctic summer in Nunavut.

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Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan

Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship hundreds of tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country, bound for Japan.


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Ecuador detains Chinese boat with endangered sharks - BBC News

Ecuador detains Chinese boat with endangered sharks - BBC News | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The boat was caught in the Galapagos Islands with 300 tonnes of fish, including endangered sharks.

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Specially-designed ambulance to rescue elephants in trouble

Specially-designed ambulance to rescue elephants in trouble | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The ambulance with hydraulic lifting facility can be used to rescue animals in conflict.

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Positive Steps Taken Towards Reducing Risk of Heavy Fuel Oil Spills in the Arctic - Ocean Conservancy

Positive Steps Taken Towards Reducing Risk of Heavy Fuel Oil Spills in the Arctic - Ocean Conservancy | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

As vessel traffic increases in Arctic waters, so does the chance of oil spills. While an oil spill of any kind would have negative impacts, a spill of heavy fuel oil (HFO)—a viscous, sticky residual fuel used by many large vessels—would be especially devastating to the marine ecosystem.

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A few interesting facts about flying squirrels

A few interesting facts about flying squirrels | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Here's a closer look at some of the most amazing, and secretive, squirrels on the planet.

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Home-grown scientists step up to save Africa’s primates

Home-grown scientists step up to save Africa’s primates | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Scientific network aims to train a generation of African leaders in primate research.

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Bay Journal - Article: Opposition grows to seismic testing for offshore oil reserves

Bay Journal - Article: Opposition grows to seismic testing for offshore oil reserves | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Scientists are worried that an executive order issued by President Trump earlier this year that seeks to open large portions of the mid-Atlantic and other coastal areas to oil and gas exploration would harm the endangered North Atlantic right whale and other species that occasionally visit the Chesapeake Bay.

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More than 800 000 reindeer to be vaccinated against anthrax in Russia

More than 800 000 reindeer to be vaccinated against anthrax in Russia | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

In the course of summer, the whole reindeer population of the Nenets tundra will be made immune against the lethal bacteria infection.

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Baby seals 'bludgeoned to death' as they desperately tried to escape

Baby seals 'bludgeoned to death' as they desperately tried to escape | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A shocking video has emerged showing baby seals being rounded up and bludgeoned to death.

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URI researcher: Mako sharks killed at far higher rate than earlier estimates

URI researcher: Mako sharks killed at far higher rate than earlier estimates | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Brad Wetherbee and his research team have been capturing and tracking the movements of mako sharks since 2004, and more than 25 percent of those affixed with satellite transmitters have been caught and killed by commercial or recreational fishermen.

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Canary in the Arctic coal mine: warming harms migrating red knot

Canary in the Arctic coal mine: warming harms migrating red knot | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Study: rapidly warming Arctic reduces food supply and stored energy for shorebird, weakening juveniles on long migratory trips, reducing size, survival chances.

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'Make new rules' to save the oceans - BBC News

'Make new rules' to save the oceans - BBC News | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

New rules are urgently needed to protect the open seas, scientists warn.

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