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Explore the neon world of nudibranchs (Photos)

Explore the neon world of nudibranchs (Photos) | Our Oceans | Scoop.it

If you think hummingbirds and butterflies are beautiful, then prepare to be amazed at this underwater fashion show.

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Marine Marvels: Spectacular Photos of Sea Creatures

Marine Marvels: Spectacular Photos of Sea Creatures | Our Oceans | Scoop.it

Underwater photography contest reels with stunning marine animal photos.

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The Big Reason the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Is Not Over - TakePart

The Big Reason the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Is Not Over - TakePart | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
A study finds that whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and other marine life continue to suffer the effects of the massive oil spill.

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, April 2, 2015 12:57 PM

Oil residues never really disappear.

 

Gaye Rosier's curator insight, April 13, 2015 2:01 PM

The cleaning agent is more toxic than the oil!

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Climate change could disturb marine life for millennia

Climate change could disturb marine life for millennia | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from, not hundreds of years as previously thought, say researchers.

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, April 2, 2015 1:12 PM

Of course, evolution tends to be a slow process.

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We can fix the Great Barrier Reef

We can fix the Great Barrier Reef | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Leading coral reef scientists say Australia could restore the Great Barrier Reef to its former glory through better policies that focus on science, protection and conservation, experts say.

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, April 7, 2015 8:36 AM

An Australian Government report into the state of the Great Barrier Reef found that its condition in 2014 was "poor and expected to further deteriorate in the future." 

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Mexico Moves to Save Endangered Porpoise

Mexico Moves to Save Endangered Porpoise | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
The government’s new policy bans gillnets for two years across the northern Gulf of California and compensates shrimp fishermen for their lost catch.

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Government failing to adequately protect marine life, say wildlife experts

Government failing to adequately protect marine life, say wildlife experts | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Conservationists warn lack of protection for key English marine sites puts wildlife at risk after government announces just 23 potential new conservation zones The Government has been accused of “dragging its feet” on protecting the seas, as it...

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, February 3, 2015 2:35 PM

Studland Bay, a seahorse haven, has been ruled out in favour of boaters´ wish to anchor there!

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Saving The Seahorse Trust

Saving The Seahorse Trust | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Please share this campaign with everyone you know, we need your help to help the seahorses and by keeping the trust going we can achieve this. Time is short so please send this far and wide

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, November 6, 2014 12:17 PM

Kenna Eco Diving has been sharing seahorse data from the Mediterranean with the Seahorse Trust and has received much encouragement to further our Seahorse Project on the Costa Brava, Spain.

Please share and contribute to this worthy cause.

Gaye Rosier's curator insight, November 6, 2014 2:46 PM
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Kenna Eco Diving has been sharing seahorse data from the Mediterranean with the Seahorse Trust and has received much encouragement to further our Seahorse Project on the Costa Brava, Spain.

Please share and contribute to this worthy cause.

Michelle Miller's curator insight, November 7, 2014 9:20 AM

Please share this campaign.

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Deep-sea octopus broods eggs for over four years -- longer than any known animal

Deep-sea octopus broods eggs for over four years -- longer than any known animal | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Researchers have observed a deep-sea octopus brooding its eggs for four-and-a-half years -- longer than any other known animal. Throughout this time, the female kept the eggs clean and guarded them from predators.

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, July 31, 2014 1:24 PM

What a dedicated mama!

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Vid 12.47m Report: Evaluating the profits & costs of #Thailand’s rampant #Seahorse trade! #CITES

Vid 12.47m Report: Evaluating the profits & costs of #Thailand’s rampant #Seahorse trade! #CITES | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Video Report: Evaluating the profits and costs of Thailand’s rampant seahorse trade (RT @Seasaver: #Thailand’s rampant seahorse trade http://t.co/cAQNT6zp7O via @phuketgazette #overfishing ...

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, August 1, 2014 7:13 AM

Permits or certificates should only be granted if the relevant authorities are satisfied that certain conditions are met, above all that trade will not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild,” explained Dr Parichart. - See more at: http://www.phuketgazette.net/special-report/Video-Report-Evaluating-profits-costs-Thailands-rampant/32355#ad-image-0

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Double trouble for the Mediterranean Sea: Acidification and warming threaten iconic species

Double trouble for the Mediterranean Sea: Acidification and warming threaten iconic species | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Scientist have finalized their findings about the threat of Mediterranean Sea warming and acidification on key species and ecosystems after a 3.5 year study. They have found that this sea is warming and acidifying at unprecedented rates – the main reason is emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels. This increases the CO2 in the atmosphere causing warming of the atmosphere and the ocean as well as acidification of its waters due to uptake of CO2 by surface waters.

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, June 14, 2014 1:03 PM

A double whammy for the sea surrounded by land.

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Things you can do

Things you can do | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
"Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth. They help create the air we breathe, drive our weather systems and are home to a staggering 80 per cent of all life on Earth.
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Japan's biggest online retailer, Rakuten, ends whale meat sales

Japan's biggest online retailer, Rakuten, ends whale meat sales | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Announcement comes after campaigners shamed company over issue and international court banned Southern Ocean hunt The decision by Rakuten comes soon after the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) exposed the company as the worlds...
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Simple Way You Can Protect 700 Endangered Marine Species With Your Everyday Actions

Simple Way You Can Protect 700 Endangered Marine Species With Your Everyday Actions | Our Oceans | Scoop.it

The best and most effective thing any of us can do is to ensure that marine animals do not end up entangled by fishing lines or plastic trash in the first place … and this involves taking action in our daily lives.

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First Animal on Earth Was Likely the Sea Sponge : DNews

First Animal on Earth Was Likely the Sea Sponge : DNews | Our Oceans | Scoop.it

A molecule in 640-million-year-old rocks, well before the Cambrian Explosion, comes from a simple sea sponge, according to new research from MIT.

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Charente-Maritime. Les oursins de l'île de Ré au secours des océans

Charente-Maritime. Les oursins de l'île de Ré au secours des océans | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Alors que dans le monde, les oursins sont victimes de la pollution des eaux et de la surpêche, la solution de repeuplement pourrait venir de l'île de Ré et de son écloserie. 

Installé à La Flotte-en-Ré depuis 2006, Yvan Le Gall est le seul capable de maîtriser la production de bout en bout, depuis l'écloserie jusqu'à l'animal adulte, commercialisable. Une seconde écloserie a failli voir le jour dans le Var, en collaboration avec l'Institut océanographique Paul Ricard, mais le projet a fait long feu, en 2013. 



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2ndevinci_1's curator insight, April 7, 2015 3:28 AM

Vive les oursins !!!!

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Kenna Eco Diving – Marine Conservation

Kenna Eco Diving – Marine Conservation | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Kenna Eco Diving – Marine Conservation, by Gaynor Rosier: Tired of being one of the shoal? Make your diving count as a research volunteer!

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, April 2, 2015 1:45 PM

Places being allocated for this summer.

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Places being allocated for this summer

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First global review on the status, future of Arctic marine mammals

First global review on the status, future of Arctic marine mammals | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
A multinational team surveys the status of all Arctic marine mammals, including whales, walruses, seals and polar bears. The report is a first effort to assess the status of 78 subpopulations and recommend measures to protect these species under climate change.

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, March 23, 2015 9:42 AM

They also need protecting from invasion by oil and gas companies.

Gordon McGlone's curator insight, March 24, 2015 2:41 AM

Sound knowledge of the status of species is key to their future conservation.

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Scientists have found a 10 million gallon 'bath mat' of oil on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico

Scientists have found a 10 million gallon 'bath mat' of oil on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
"This is going to affect the gulf for years to come."

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Scientists discover organism that hasn't evolved in more than 2 billion years

Scientists discover organism that hasn't evolved in more than 2 billion years | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—An international team of scientists has discovered the greatest absence of evolution ever reported—a type of deep-sea microorganism that appears not to have evolved over more than 2 billion years.

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Pamela Hills's curator insight, February 22, 2015 8:35 AM

It is amazing at what is being found that has not been seen fro thousands of years.

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Des animaux sous-marins impossibles à classer sur l'arbre de la vie

Des animaux sous-marins impossibles à classer sur l'arbre de la vie | Our Oceans | Scoop.it

Provenant des profondeurs du Pacifique, ces créatures ressemblant à des champignons présentent des similitudes avec des formes de vie datant de 600 millions d'années.

C'est l'un de ces mystères dont seule la nature a le secret. Deux espèces d'animaux marins à la forme de champignons ont été découvertes dans les profondeurs de l'océan Pacifique, entre – 400 et – 1 000 mètres de profondeur, au sud-est de l'Australie. Des créatures si méconnues qu'elles n'entrent dans aucune des familles de la classification des êtres vivants.


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#Victory: Southwest #Airlines Cuts Ties With #SeaWorld After “#Blackfish” Backlash 'Yay'! tx @sharontrys

#Victory: Southwest #Airlines Cuts Ties With #SeaWorld After “#Blackfish” Backlash 'Yay'! tx @sharontrys | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.

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Japan kills 30 minke whales in first hunt since UN court order

Japan kills 30 minke whales in first hunt since UN court order | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Whaling fleet completes coastal 'research' not covered in international court of justice ruling against Antarctic huntJapan has killed 30 minke whales off its north-east coast, in the first hunt since the UN's top court ordered Tokyo to stop...

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Rare goblin shark caught in US

Rare goblin shark caught in US | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Prehistoric-looking pink shark caught in Florida has only been seen a handful of times

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, May 3, 2014 3:01 PM

The first sighting for ten years; the Goblin Shark by catch emphasises that we know so little about the oceans that we are plundering and polluting so carelessly.

Jim Ries's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:32 PM

This is amazing.  Will your next generation ever be able to see one... alive?

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Creation of Australias largest marine sanctuary a win for rare whale species

Creation of Australias largest marine sanctuary a win for rare whale species | Our Oceans | Scoop.it
Expansion of the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve will help safeguard wildlife, say conservationists The government has created Australias largest fully protected marine reserve near two far-flung islands, in a move which...
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