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Voice for Yellowstone » Too close to home

Voice for Yellowstone » Too close to home | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

It started with a Facebook message from a friend: “What is all this (BS) I hear about 7 YNP wolves shot outside the park?”

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Education and information about life in the oceans,wildlife & animals in general .
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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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Beautiful and sad GIFs that show what’s happening to the ocean

Dire ocean stats from Mission Blue, the Netflix original documentary about scientist Sylvia Earle.
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WDC exposes heavy promotion of whale meat to tourists in Greenland

WDC exposes heavy promotion of whale meat to tourists in Greenland | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Investigations in Greenland by Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) have revealed whale meat meant for local Greenlandic people is openly on sale to tourists.
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Wolf Patrol enters Yellowstone backcountry to document and protest Montana wolf hunt

Wolf Patrol enters Yellowstone backcountry to document and protest Montana wolf hunt | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Americans outraged with the killing of wolves from Yellowstone National Park (YNP) have organized the YELLOWSTONE WOLF PATROL, whose members have entered the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness to monitor and document Montana's wolf hunt which begins September 15th.
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Protect Rare Dolphin Species from Habitat Destruction

Protect Rare Dolphin Species from Habitat Destruction | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Critically endangered Maui's dolphins are at risk of extinction thanks to government-approved plans for gas and oil exploration in their habitats. Urge government officials to protect the Maui's dolphins and their habitat.
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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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Seven whales stranded on Italian beach - The Local

Seven whales stranded on Italian beach - The Local | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Three sperm whales died on Friday while four were saved after washing up on a beach in central Italy, according to media reports.
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Sea Shepherd Australia :: Sea Shepherd at the International Whaling Commission Meeting in Slovenia

Sea Shepherd Australia :: Sea Shepherd at the International Whaling Commission Meeting in Slovenia | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

For the first time since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague passed its landmark ruling against the Government of Japan, condemning so-called research whaling in the Southern Ocean, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has convened in Portoroz, Slovenia for its 65th biennial meeting.

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Save The Vaquita Porpoise in the Gulf of California, Mexico From Extinction - The Petition Site

Save The Vaquita Porpoise in the Gulf of California, Mexico From Extinction  - The Petition Site | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Please sign an share this petition in an effort to save this gorgeous being, the Vaquita porpoise that... (20910 signatures on petition)
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