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An iceberg four times the size of London just broke away from Antarctica

An iceberg four times the size of London just broke away from Antarctica | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

One of the world’s biggest ever icebergs – about the quarter the size of Wales or four times the size of London – has broken off from Antarctica, a new satellite image suggests. The massive berg, calved from the Larsen C Ice Shelf, is about 5,800 square kilometres in size and weighs about a trillion tonnes. It is believed to have separated from the main ice shelf after a Nasa satellite, which takes thermal images, appeared to show a crack that has been forming for some time had finally broken through.

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White whale Migaloo spotted off Australia’s Gold Coast – video

White whale Migaloo spotted off Australia’s Gold Coast – video | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A white humpback whale, known as Migaloo, was spotted swimming off Australia’s Gold Coast on Tuesday. 

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How climate change could devastate the unique wildlife of Antarctica

How climate change could devastate the unique wildlife of Antarctica | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Some plants and animals on the continent are found nowhere else in the world. Now they’re under threat.

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This shark holds key to the fountain of youth

This shark holds key to the fountain of youth | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A shark that lives for almost four centuries could hold the secret to long life, say researchers.

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Greenland sharks beginning to shed their secrets on longevity

Greenland sharks beginning to shed their secrets on longevity | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The sharks, which live up to 400 years, can be found off the northern coast of Ireland

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How a Chain of Grocery Stores Is Indirectly Killing Seals

How a Chain of Grocery Stores Is Indirectly Killing Seals | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Last year 40 seals were killed under the radar and no one knew why. Now a salmon population and a chain of grocery stores have emerged as leading culprits.

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The Value Of Keeping Sharks Alive

The Value Of Keeping Sharks Alive | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Co-authored by Louis Bacon, Chief Executive Officer of Moore Capital Management and Founder and chairman of The Moore Charitable Foundation 



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Tasmania trials artificial shy albatross nests to help seabird fight extinction

Tasmania trials artificial shy albatross nests to help seabird fight extinction | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Conservationists say threatened seabird is vulnerable to the environmental effects of rising air temperatures and warming oceans caused by climate change

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The winners and losers of Antarctica’s great thaw

The winners and losers of Antarctica’s great thaw | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Climate change is set to expand Antarctica's ice-free area, potentially helping native species to flourish but also paving the way for invasive species to gain a foothold.

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Ocean plastic pollution in Scotland – in pictures

Ocean plastic pollution in Scotland – in pictures | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A Greenpeace expedition around Scottish coastlines has found plastic in the feeding grounds of basking sharks, in the habitats of puffins, seals and whales, and in the nests and beaks of seabirds

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Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows

Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A comprehensive survey of cat genes suggests that even after felines wandered into our lives, they remained largely unchanged for thousands of years.

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Antarctica's ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says

Antarctica's ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

If greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reduced, ice-free areas are expected to surge by as much as 17,000 square kilometres

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Polar Photographer Shares His View Of A Ferocious But Fragile Ecosystem

Polar Photographer Shares His View Of A Ferocious But Fragile Ecosystem | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Paul Nicklen has spent decades documenting the Arctic and the Antarctic. "I want people to realize that ice is like the soil in the garden," he says. "Without ice the polar regions cannot exist."

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New wolf pack in Northern California – with pups

New wolf pack in Northern California – with pups | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A rare family of wolves, descended from celebrity wolf OR7, has been found in Northern California, the state announced Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

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Why reindeer noses are more amazing than you think

Why reindeer noses are more amazing than you think | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Reindeer are so uniquely adapted to the dark Arctic winter, they are more likely to overheat than freeze in the cold

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Why more summer sun is bad news for Greenland

Why more summer sun is bad news for Greenland | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Scientists at the University of Bristol in the U.K. have found that increasing sunshine over the past 20 years is helping to accelerate ice melt across Greenland.

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Hungry Sharks circle Whale Carcass off Donegal Coast

Hungry Sharks circle Whale Carcass off Donegal Coast | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The Irish Air Corp captured these amazing images of a whale carcass being scavenged by sharks 200km off the northwest coast of Donegal.

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Dolphins at Risk from Amazon Dams

Dolphins at Risk from Amazon Dams | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Most people assume dolphins live in the sea. But there is a small, less well-known group that can live hundreds of miles from the coast, swimming in freshwater rivers and lakes. The Amazon River dolphins of South America, also known as botos, are a flagship species and a symbol of the huge range of wildlife in the rainforests. They are also at the heart of many Amazonian myths and legends.

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Jane Goodall's Vision for the Future

Jane Goodall's Vision for the Future | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Watch as Dr. Jane Goodall shares her hopes and vision for a healthier, greener world. The video was created in support of the Jane Goodall Institute.

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Chimps love a meaty meal – but some differ on the dining details | animal-behaviour | Earth Touch News

Chimps love a meaty meal – but some differ on the dining details | animal-behaviour | Earth Touch News | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

They might live as close neighbours in the same Ugandan forest, but these two groups of chimpanzees clearly differ in their hunting and meat-sharing habits.

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Plenty of water? Canadian Arctic communities on the verge of running out

Plenty of water? Canadian Arctic communities on the verge of running out | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Looking at a map of Arctic Canada, it seems there are literally thousands of lakes and rivers, yet many Arctic communities are facing water shortages or threats of shortages to come. Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut Territory, will be facing that problem in the very near future.

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A dangerous path: New highway could jeopardize tigers in India

A dangerous path: New highway could jeopardize tigers in India | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A proposal to upgrade a road into a highway in Corbett National Park has conservationists deeply worried for the region’s 300 Bengal tigers.

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Thousands of seals are being shot to keep the salmon industry going

Thousands of seals are being shot to keep the salmon industry going | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Salmon is, in the eyes of many, one of the finest foods in the world. However, there’s a cruel side to the salmon-farming industry that many people aren’t aware of: seals are being shot to protect the fish. Many of the independently-run farms use licensed marksmen to kill both common and rarer grey seals, shooting dozens every year, The Times reports. 

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Bloody night on the French island of Mayotte and the launch of Operation Nyamba

Sea Shepherd France launches Operation Nyamba to protect turtles in the French island of Mayotte from deadly poachers.

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