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Stranded salmon shark gets a hand

Stranded salmon shark gets a hand | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Although the future for the shark doesn't look good, volunteers worked to return the shark to the ocean.
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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, August 4, 2014 9:10 AM

Too bad that despite these good Samaritan's efforts, this guy probably did not make it.

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Saying Goodbye to Twin and Mottled – Heartaches for the Lamar Canyons

Saying Goodbye to Twin and Mottled – Heartaches for the Lamar Canyons | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Saying goodbye to two more members of the Lamar Canyon pack, Twin, the alpha male, and Mottled, the beta male, is long overdue. Truth be told, every time someone asks me a question about the Lamar …
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Gulf Coast Activist Crashes Shell Meeting to Decry Destruction of Her Home

Gulf Coast Activist Crashes Shell Meeting to Decry Destruction of Her Home | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Just two weeks after Royal Dutch Shell's offshore drilling operations released nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the water off the Louisiana coast, an Indigenous activist from the Gulf region spoke out at Shell's annual shareholders meeting in the Netherlands on Tuesday, highlighting the company's history of environmental devastation in the place she calls home. 
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Sea Otter

Sea Otter | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Sea Otters are foragers that eat mostly hard-shelled invertebrates, including sea urchins and a variety of clams, mussels, and crabs.  They have an interesting method of eating their prey.  Sea Otters dive to rocky reefs, where they collect invertebrates and also a large rock.  Upon returning to the surface, they float on their backs, with the rock on the stomachs.  They use the rock as a table against which they smash their shelled prey to get to the soft parts that they can eat.  Sea Otters are often observed behaving in this manner, individually or in small group
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How dolphins listen to their mothers

How dolphins listen to their mothers | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
As far as a healthy parent/child relationship goes recognising each other is pretty important, despite whether the individuals are in the human or animal kingdom. Recently, UWA Oceans Institute researcher Stephanie King foraye
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Blue Whale

Blue Whale | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Interestingly, though they are enormous, Blue Whales are not predatory.  They filter feed for tiny krill and are totally harmless to people (other than through accidental collisions).  This life history strategy is common among several large animals in the ocean, including the Whale Shark, the Basking Shark, and the other great whales.  Like all whales, Blue Whales are mammals and give live birth to very large calves that they nurse for six or seven months.  Because th
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Tens of countries sign up to shut pirate fishers out of their ports

Tens of countries sign up to shut pirate fishers out of their ports | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The first of its kind, a new international treaty obliges signatories to place pirate fishers under scrutiny and stop them selling their catch
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Fish ladders reconnect stream habitat

Fish ladders reconnect stream habitat | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Roads and highways connect people to one another, much like rivers and stream connect fish populations. However, the culverts that allow water to flow under roadways can become obstacles for small-bodied fish, like minnows
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The Tide is Turning Against Offshore Drilling

The Tide is Turning Against Offshore Drilling | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A week that saw oil companies retreat from the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea, an agreement among Arctic-bordering countries, and a large spill could be the beginning of the end for offshore drilling.
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Arctic headed for temperature highs not seen in 52M years: new research

Arctic headed for temperature highs not seen in 52M years: new research | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
If the world doesn’t find a way to reduce its climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions, the Arctic will face a warmer and wetter future, with temperature rises of between 14.7 C and 19.5 C by 2300.
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Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Like all terns, the Arctic Tern gets most of its food from marine sources.  They primarily eat small, schooling fishes and pelagic invertebrates, but they are known to take some terrestrial invertebrates and even berries near their nesting sites, when breeding.  Arctic Terns are divers and feed by plunging into surface waters at high speeds and chasing their prey underwater. 
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Arctic Circle Observatory Sees Thaw | Churchill Polar Bears

Arctic Circle Observatory Sees Thaw | Churchill Polar Bears | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
This year the Barrow Observatory in the Arctic Circle is seeing early warming. Snow has begun to melt a good month prior to the normal thaw time.
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Pizzly or grolar bear: grizzly-polar hybrid is a new result of climate change

Pizzly or grolar bear: grizzly-polar hybrid is a new result of climate change | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Grizzly bears in Alaska and Canada are moving north as their environment warms, bringing them into contact with polar bears located on the coastline
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Are attitudes around seal products changing?

Are attitudes around seal products changing? | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The federal government is calling for proposals for the $5.7 million allotted to bolster the seal industry in Indigenous communities, a signal that attitudes around seal products may be changing.
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Can America learn to love the big bad wolf? There are signs of change

Can America learn to love the big bad wolf? There are signs of change | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
They’ve been called ‘the beast of destruction’ and ‘the abortion issue of wildlife’. But efforts to save the wolf’s population, and perception, are worth celebrating
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Drone footage captures Cambodian canal overrun by rubbish – video

Drone footage captures Cambodian canal overrun by rubbish – video | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Drone footage shot by Khmer Times shows mass pollution in the Cambodian Phnom Penh waterways, with the canal system blocked by rubbish ranging from plastic to sewage
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School-Bus-Size Giant Squid May Be Lurking Deep in the Sea

School-Bus-Size Giant Squid May Be Lurking Deep in the Sea | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The elusive giant squid, which some say inspired the legend of the giant kraken, may be bigger than previously thought.
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Underwater Noise Is Killing Whales, But We Can Make The Oceans Quieter

Underwater Noise Is Killing Whales, But We Can Make The Oceans Quieter | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The new documentary Sonic Sea explores how all the machinery we're putting into the ocean is disrupting the fragile underwater audio ecosystem.
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Wayback Machine: Dall's Porpoises in Captivity | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Given their energetic, high-strung nature, and need for vast open seas, it's not surprising Dall's porpoises have a very poor track record in captivity.
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Biodegradable plastic 'false solution' for ocean waste problem

Biodegradable plastic 'false solution' for ocean waste problem | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
UN’s top environmental scientist warns bottles and bags do not break down easily and sink, as report highlights the ubiquity of plastic debris in oceans
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'Species at risk': Beluga whales get new protections

'Species at risk': Beluga whales get new protections | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Any human activities carried out in the beluga whale habitat in the St. Lawrence Estuary will require "authorization before going ahead," under a new order signed by Canada's minister of fisheries and oceans.
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Nowhere was safe during dinosaur extinction

Nowhere was safe during dinosaur extinction | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Research by Leeds University shows species living in the Antarctic were wiped out at the same time as the dinosaurs, despite some theories suggesting they would have been able to cope.
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Antarctic veterans describe their love affair with this remote wilderness

Antarctic veterans describe their love affair with this remote wilderness | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Why does the Antarctic hold such allure for those who go there? Alok Jha speaks to explorers drawn by the power of the ice
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Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinking

Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinking | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Winds, currents and seafloor features may be responsible for keeping Antarctica's sea ice intact. →
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Northern invaders threaten Antarctic marine life

Northern invaders threaten Antarctic marine life | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
An international study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found evidence that marine life can easily invade Antarctic waters from the north, and could be poised to colonise the rapidly-warming Antarctic marin
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Drone footage captures 70 sharks feasting on whale in Australia –  video

Drone footage captures 70 sharks feasting on whale in Australia –  video | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Drone footage shows around 70 tiger sharks eating a whale in the aptly named Shark Bay, around 500 miles north of Perth, Western Australia.
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