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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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Bluefin Tuna Are Showing Up in the Arctic—and That’s Not Good News

Bluefin Tuna Are Showing Up in the Arctic—and That’s Not Good News | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Warming oceans mean fish are migrating north, sparking new conflicts over fisheries.

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www.biotope.no: Birding Svalbard, Arctic Norway

www.biotope.no: Birding Svalbard, Arctic Norway | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Svalbard is one of the northernmost civilized places in the world. It is famous for Polar Bears and amazing arctic wildlife.

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Sea Shepherd to Host 'Taiji Dolphins: The Truth Behind the Tarps”' - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd to Host 'Taiji Dolphins: The Truth Behind the Tarps”' - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will bring the powerful photo exhibition, “Taiji Dolphins: The Truth Behind the Tarps” to Encore at the Wynn Las Vegas this weekend, displaying a gallery of 25 stark and graphic images captured by Sea Shepherd’s international volunteer crew of Cove Guardians during the annual Operation Infinite Patience dolphin defense campaign.
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International whaling conference votes against Japan's Antarctic hunt

International whaling conference votes against Japan's Antarctic hunt | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
An international whaling conference voted Thursday against Japan's highly criticized plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan vowed to go ahead anyway.
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Rescued seal entertains tourists in Halibut Cove

Rescued seal entertains tourists in Halibut Cove | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Spot 99 took up residence on a Halibut Cove float on Labor Day weekend, soaking up the sun and ignoring as best he could the foot traffic scooting diffidently around him. The harbor seal is 22 years old, an old man now in seal years. Since harbor seals’ life span runs 22-25 years, according to…
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Whaling opponents and pro-whaling nations, led by Japan, remain at odds

Whaling opponents and pro-whaling nations, led by Japan, remain at odds | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Diplomats at International Whaling Commission try to find compromise as New Zealand pushes to curb "scientific whaling"
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Sea Shepherd to switch campaign from whales to toothfish

Sea Shepherd to switch campaign from whales to toothfish | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Conservation group Sea Shepherd Australia said on Wednesday it will switch its Southern Ocean campaign from whales to toothfish if Japan cancels this year's hunt in Antarctica.
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Antarctica's Remote, Towering Mountains: Part 3 (PHOTOS)

Antarctica's Remote, Towering Mountains: Part 3 (PHOTOS) | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The central Transantarctic Mountains are a polar fastness of superlatives....
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Wolf B 412: A Life Snuffed Out, A Life Remembered...

Wolf B 412: A Life Snuffed Out, A Life Remembered... | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
B412's story was the result of a collaboration between myself and a dedicated wolf advocate and friend. Every wolf  killed in Idaho and Montana's wolf  jihad is special. Because wolves are hard to ...
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Sherpas of the Arctic, dogs provided critical service yet were mistreated, too

Sherpas of the Arctic, dogs provided critical service yet were mistreated, too | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Dogs were the beasts of burden who pulled men and sledges over frozen landscapes and swaths of sea ice during the long winters when ships were icebound.
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Norway's Arctic Outpost

Norway's Arctic Outpost | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A three hour flight due north from Oslo brought us to Longyearbyen, a pocket-sized town on the island of Spitsbergen. Flanked by over-powering, jagged mountains, a curvy, deep fjord was its umbilical cord to the Greenland Sea....
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Save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!

Save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Obama Administration is poised to allow oil and gas drilling in the Beaufort Sea, which borders the Arctic Refuge and its wildlife-filled coastal plain. Tell them to put the Beaufort permanently off-limits to Big Oil & Gas!
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Protect Dolphins from the Lasting Effects of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Protect Dolphins from the Lasting Effects of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A recent report shows that impacts from the disastrous 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are "far from over"—and that dolphins are especially suffering.

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - Life Among the Emperors

The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - Life Among the Emperors | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
From making the first measurements of the diving depth of an emperor penguin in the 1960s to tracking their colonies with satellites, Gerald Kooyman’s long career studying the physiology and populations of marine vertebrates has made him one of the world’s leading experts on Antarctica’s iconic seabird.
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Seal has a whale of a time in Auckland

Seal has a whale of a time in Auckland | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A seal has caused a commotion on a pontoon in Aucklands Viaduct Harbour this afternoon
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Danish Navy arrests three - for saving 'protected' dolphins

Danish Navy arrests three - for saving 'protected' dolphins | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Three Sea Shepherd volunteers have been arrested for 'harrassing dolphins' and deported from the Faroe Islands. But their real crime was to save hundreds of Atlantic white-sided dolphins from slaughter.
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Why Hundreds Of Frenzied Sharks Are Drawn To South Africa Annually

Seeing a shark while diving is considered a pretty rare find. Seeing dozens — perhaps hundreds — while diving is another experience altogether.

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Japan leads opposition to establishing marine sanctuary for whales

Japan leads opposition to establishing marine sanctuary for whales | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Environmentalists say sanctuary is needed to protect whales from human threats
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The freedivers who swim with whales

The freedivers who swim with whales | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Whales are extremely shy animals, making it hard to study them in their natural habitat. But a group of marine scientists has managed to record their behaviour up-close by freediving with humpbacks and sperm whales.

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Shark Fin Sales in China Show Promising Signs of Decline, Says Report

Shark Fin Sales in China Show Promising Signs of Decline, Says Report | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Shark fin soup was once a delicacy in Asian nations reserved for the upper class, but in recent years, has become more readily available to both upper and middle classes. Now common at weddings, banqu
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Sea Shepherd Australia :: Operation Icefish - Sea Shepherd Launches New Southern Ocean Campaign

Sea Shepherd Australia :: Operation Icefish - Sea Shepherd Launches New Southern Ocean Campaign | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Following Sea Shepherd’s victory of saving 784 threatened, endangered and protected whales during the 2013/14 whaling season, the International Court of Justice in The Hague delivered a landmark ruling declaring that the Japanese whaling program in the Antarctic is illegal.

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Manta & Shark CITES Listings Come Into Effect! | Manta Trust

Manta & Shark CITES Listings Come Into Effect! | Manta Trust | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Today marks a special day for shark and ray conservation! Sunday 14th of September 2014 is the day when all manta rays, and five species of sharks will be effectively included under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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Nine Insane (But True) Penguin Facts

Nine Insane (But True) Penguin Facts | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Are you a penguin expert? Find out here!
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White Wolf: Mother takes her fluffy polar cubs outdoors for the very first time (Photos - Video)

White Wolf: Mother takes her fluffy polar cubs outdoors for the very first time (Photos - Video) | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

When you've spent the first three months of your life snuggled up to your mother in her den, the Arctic seems a cold and daunting place.

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Whaling ban seen as restoring blue whales in northeast Pacific

Whaling ban seen as restoring blue whales in northeast Pacific | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The population of blue whales off the US West Coast has rebounded to about 2,200, or 97 percent of their levels at the beginning of the 20th century, researchers estimate.
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