Tampa Bay Times, November 16, 2013
DOLPHINS ARE DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT
What makes so many deaths disturbing, he said, is that dolphins are regarded as "sentinels for ocean and human health," not unlike canaries in a coal mine.
Dolphins are dying all around Florida and scientists don't know how to stop it.The die-offs of bottlenose dolphins are going on in three different places, and appear to be from more than one cause. Although dolphins are not an endangered species, the loss of so many all at once is clearly bad news, scientists say.
Al Jazeera, October 20, 2013
“THERE IS NO LIFE OUT THERE" GULF ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER
Three years after well blowout, declining seafood catches and deformities point to an environment in distress...
The entire fishing industry is being hit, with catches down and shrimp and shellfish being discovered with disgusting deformities. One seafood business owner told Al Jazeera that his revenue was down 85 percent compared with the period before the spill. From the article: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/gulf-ecosystem-crisis-after-bp-spill-2013102065313544754.html
GULF'S DOLPHINS PAY HEAVY PRICE FOR DEEPWATER OIL SPILL http://sco.lt/50L0SH
OUR OCEANS ARE DYING: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL
Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html
OIL-AFFECTED WILDLIFE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO http://sco.lt/4tU9QX
Mongabay, October 22, 2013
THE 'DEAD' OCEAN: EYEWITNESS SAYS OVERFISHING HAS EMPTIED THE PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1022-hance-macfadyen-dead-ocean.html
USA Today, October 21, 2013
SAILOR'S DISCOVERY: 'THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS DEAD' http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/10/21/newser-ocean-pollution-overfishing/3143007/
LOOTING OUR SEAS: 'FREE-FOR-ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC http://sco.lt/8ClodF
DEADLY BYCATCH: Two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea http://sco.lt/7j89NR
-▶ THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/8VOKzx
Via pdjmoo, Marian Locksley