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Sea Shepherd Global - Sam Simon Departs Norway Following Mission To Investigate Shipment of Endangered Fin Whale Meat

Sea Shepherd Global - Sam Simon Departs Norway Following Mission To Investigate Shipment of Endangered Fin Whale Meat | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The Dutch-registered Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, has left Norwegian waters, following a short stop in the northern port of Tromsø. Captain Lockhart MacLean of Canada and the crew of the conservation ship were in the northern Scandinavian port to document a shipment of endangered Fin whale meat, which is currently en route to Japan.

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Antarctica not just frozen chunk of ice: rich in unique plants and animals, 8000 species discovered!

Antarctica not just frozen chunk of ice: rich in unique plants and animals, 8000 species discovered! | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A new study on biodiversity in Antarctica, published in the journal Nature, discovered that the region is far richer in animals and plants than previously imagined. Across the continent and the Southern Ocean, extraordinary creatures like ‘sea spiders’ struggle for survival and more needs to be done to protect and conserve these species. “This is one of the planet’s last, relatively intact large marine ecosystems,” Professor Andrew Clarke said, speaking about the Ross Sea. Lead author Professor
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A wolf howl is the ultimate sign of respect (if you're a wolf)

A wolf howl is the ultimate sign of respect (if you're a wolf) | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Wolf howls are among the most recognizable—and, depending on one's situation, most fearsome—sounds in the wild, with their low pitch and long duration making them the perfect form of natural long-distance communication. But just why do wolves want to reach out to one another over the vast expanses of forest and tundra.

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Gray Wolves Lose Another Fight in Washington

Gray Wolves Lose Another Fight in Washington | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Conservation groups’ effort to compromise with ranchers falls apart before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Sea Shepherd Global - Police Threaten Tourists Visiting Faroe Islands: Fines And 2 Years Imprisonment For Not Partaking The Grind

Sea Shepherd Global - Police Threaten Tourists Visiting Faroe Islands: Fines And 2 Years Imprisonment For Not Partaking The Grind | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Faroese police have threatened tourists visiting the island archipelago with possible arrest and prosecution if they do not report sightings of migrating whales and dolphins to local authorities.

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Charity wants recall of 'cruelty to dolphins' doll - The Local

Charity wants recall of 'cruelty to dolphins' doll - The Local | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A Spanish animal rights charity is demanding that 'Nancy the dolphin trainer' doll be recalled from toyshop shelves, because it promotes the exploitation of animals.
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White Wolf : New Study Shows Dog (And Wolf) Kisses May Be Good for You

White Wolf : New Study Shows Dog (And Wolf) Kisses May Be Good for You | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A study on human and animal interaction is demonstrating that despite their penchant for sniffing and eating all sorts of unsavory things, dogs may be making you healthier with probiotic kisses. So put down the yogurt and give your pup a smooch!
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South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands launch crown coin with the humpback whale

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands launch crown coin with the humpback whale | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Treasury of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands have launched a crown coin which features some the most amazing wildlife found in and around the South Atlantic Ocean. Following the tradition of depicting indigenous local wildlife, this latest crown issued by South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands features the amazing Humpback Whale.
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VIDEO: 'Dogs are friends not food' - Dublin protesters condemn 'barbaric' Yulin dog meat festival - Independent.ie

VIDEO: 'Dogs are friends not food' - Dublin protesters condemn 'barbaric' Yulin dog meat festival - Independent.ie | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Around 60 animal lovers gathered outside Dublin's Chinese Embassy this afternoon to protest against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which sees around 10,000 dogs killed each year.
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Antarctic orcas are South Pacific commuters | Scoop News

Antarctic orcas are South Pacific commuters | Scoop News | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
University of Canterbury (UC) scientists and Antarctic researchers from Italy have struck “research gold” by uncovering the commuting secrets of Antarctic killer whales.
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Antarctica's Surprising Biodiversity

Antarctica's Surprising Biodiversity | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Scientists discover that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean harbour a surprisingly rich and expansive biological diversity.
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Pucker Up! Kissing Wolves in Norway

Pucker Up! Kissing Wolves in Norway | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
In Norway, visitors can get very close to wolves. Read how one writer locked lips with an alpha male.
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Stunning Amur tiger face printed to nose of Transaero aircraft

Stunning Amur tiger face printed to nose of Transaero aircraft | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Stunning Amur tiger face printed to nose of aircraft to highlight animal's endangered status
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Coast Guard in Costa Rica Increases Operation Jairo Patrols - Costa Rica Star News

Coast Guard in Costa Rica Increases Operation Jairo Patrols - Costa Rica Star News | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The National Coast Guard Service of Costa Rica will be augmenting its marine and shore patrols in the Pacuare sector of the Caribbean province of Limon. According to a news report filed by Angie Guerrero of online news daily CRHoy.com, four to five Coast Guard officers per shift will be assigned to patrol Pacuare in light of the attacks on volunteers from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star through a media release from Sea Shepherd: A group of 11
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Your Antarctica cheat sheet

Your Antarctica cheat sheet | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
You don't necessarily need to prepare yourself for a new culture when you head to Antarctica - after all, it's mostly researchers and penguins down there.
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Full Thunder Moon: What You Need to Know About July's Full Moon

Full Thunder Moon: What You Need to Know About July's Full Moon | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

When the winds of hot summer days collide in July’s sultry afternoons, thunderclouds tower overhead and rain comes down to cool the Earth, hence the name thunder moon.

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6 Ways Wolves and Dogs Made Us Who We Are Today

6 Ways Wolves and Dogs Made Us Who We Are Today | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Co-evolution is when two or more species mutually affect one another’s evolution. Every dog living today evolved from wolves, and there is no doubt that dogs have influenced our lives over the past 12,000-14,000 years.
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Waters of the Faroe Islands Run Red With Another Horrific Grind - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Waters of the Faroe Islands Run Red With Another Horrific Grind - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
For the second time this season, the waters of the Faroe Islands are red with the blood of slaughtered pilot whales
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New China-US bid to protect world's oceans

New China-US bid to protect world's oceans | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
China and the United States launched a joint initiative Wednesday to protect the oceans, highlighting such cooperation as proof the two nations can work together despite stubborn disagreements. US Secretary of State John Kerry and State Councilor Yang Jeichi chaired the first meeting of a new oceans working group, on the third and final day of key annual talks between Beijing and Washington. "Once again we're breaking new ground with respect to China and the United States' ability to find an are
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Beaver kits born in English river for first time in 500 years

Beaver kits born in English river for first time in 500 years | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

New footage taken by local film-maker Tom Buckley shows the kits taking their first swimming lessons in the River Otter

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Warming and Overfishing Sent Seabirds Flocking to California

Warming and Overfishing Sent Seabirds Flocking to California | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Mexico's elegant terns have begun nesting farther north in years when their traditional food is scarce
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Antarctica's first yeti crab species Kiwa tyleri named after British biologist - Techie News

Antarctica's first yeti crab species Kiwa tyleri named after British biologist - Techie News | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered the first ever species of Yeti Crab - Kiwa tyleri - from hydrothermal vent systems of the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica and have named it after world-renowned British deep-sea and polar biologist Professor Paul Tyler from the University of Southampton.
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White Wolf : Listen the bone-chilling sound of a wolf howling

White Wolf : Listen the bone-chilling sound of a wolf howling | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Zephyr (meaning "light or west wind") is a beautiful black male with a prominent nose and a feisty personality. He and his litter-mate, Alawa (meaning "sweetpea" in Algonquin, and pronounced "ai-lay-ewa"), were born on April 20 and arrived at the WCC on May 27. They join Atka to make up the Ambassador Pack - the wolves on view as part of the WCC's education programs.
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