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Deadly BiCatch: Destructive Corporate Fishing Gear Kills 400K+ Seabirds, millions of other species - per year

Deadly BiCatch: Destructive Corporate Fishing Gear Kills 400K+ Seabirds, millions of other species - per year | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

June 17, 2013 Oceana

▶  "WALLS OF DEATH" Gillnets have often been described in this haunting way due to their devastating ability to catch all kinds of fish, as well as sea turtles, seals, dolphins, and even whales. Marine Marine creatures of all sizes and species are indiscriminately snared and drowned in these death traps...

Other academic studies have estimated that a minimum of 160,000 additional birds are killed each year by another insidious fishing gear – longlines. Longlines, which dangle thousands of deadly hooks on fishing lines up to 50 miles long, are widely used in commercial fishing. Approximately 1.4 billion baited hooks are set in longline fisheries every year. Longlines and gillnets are quickly making seabirds a prime victim of bycatch -- the unintended catch of non-target marine life during commercial fishing activities that often results in huge amounts of fish and marine wildlife  being thrown back into the water, dead or dying.

http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/06/destructive-fishing-gear-kills-400k-seabirds-per-year

 

Conservation Magazine, May 09, 2014
▶  JUST $200 PER FISHING VESSEL COULD SAVE THOUSANDS OF ALBATROSSES FROM INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR. The commercial fisheries aren’t going to stop their business for the seabirds.  it’s all too easy for a seabird to get caught up in the fishing gear that trails behind a fishing boat, and when they do, it’s usually fatal. In 2004-2005, an estimated 15,500 birds were killed that way off of South Africa. Pelagic albatrosses and petrels are particularly hard-hit,  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/05/just-200-per-fishing-vessel-could-save-thousands-of-albatrosses/

 

 World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014
▶  PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SEABIRDS CAUGHT IN INDUSTRIAL TRAWLER FISHING WIRES http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/project-to-reduce-the-number-of-seabirds-caught-in-fishing-wires

 

 Phys.Org, November 25, 2013

▶  IS THERE PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA?  SEABIRD BREEDING HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPACT OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES IN NORTH SEA http://phys.org/news/2013-11-plenty-fish-sea-seabird-highlights.html

 

 

Mongabay, November 18, 2013
▶  NEW STUDY: NEARLY HALF A MILLION SEABIRDS DIE IN GILLNETS EVERY YEAR, BUT SOLUTIONS EXIST http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1118-seabirds-die-by-gillnets-solution.html

 

 Jan 13, 2012 CBC News

▶  FISHERMAN WANT TO CULL CORMORANTS -- BECAUSE THEY ARE EATING TOO MUCH FISH !!  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/01/30/pei-cormorant-cull-fishermen-584.html


World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014
▶  PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SEABIRDS CAUGHT IN INDUSTRIAL TRAWLER FISHING WIRES http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/project-to-reduce-the-number-of-seabirds-caught-in-fishing-wires

 

                                                           WATCH

                                               DEADLY BY-CATCH

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS ARE THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEADLY BYCATCH:  http://sco.lt/6jvCXx


▶  NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS)  OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE AND SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/5ipXN3


▶  KRILL SUPER-TRAWLERS PUSHING PENGUIN TOWARD EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/68bs8X

 

gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

▶  $400 BILLION CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV


 ▶  100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS. SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

 

▶  SEA CHANGE: THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/51LeCn



▶  CHEMICAL FROM PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE FOUND THROUGHOUT OCEANS - BIO-ACCUMULATES UP FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5ogIGf

 

▶  OUR TROPICAL REEFS: A BILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS PUTS SPECIES AND PEOPLE AT RISK http://sco.lt/5HdRr7


▶  "CORAL REEFS: UNDERWATER PHARMACIES" http://sco.lt/733VaL

 


▶  WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

▶  THE TRAGEDY OF OUR HIGH SEAS:  OVER FISHED

 http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21596942-new-management-needed-planets-most-important-common-resource-tragedy-high

 

 

March 27, 2013 CNN
▶  OVER FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM : OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj

 

June 25, 2013 Treehugger
▶  OCEAN SEAFLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html

 

▶  THE WORLD' LARGEST 'WASTE DUMP' IS FOUND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

▶  WHY ARE MILLIONS OF FISH SUDDENLY DYING IN MASS DEATH?  http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/08/12/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet/

 

                                                       WATCH

 

Another Stunner From BBC Nature.....

▶   "BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET" http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130129-blue-heart-of-the-planet



 

 

 

 

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"Planet Ocean" A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand


                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.


                                                      WATCH

                              Exceptional Documentary  (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                       How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                              For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

           http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean


This award-winning documentary, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand - the noted environmentalist, journalist, and photographer, pivots around the relationship between the Earth's oceans and the entire planet's ecosystem...This incredible film shows How the Extinction of One Species Creates A Chain Reaction, Changing the Chemistry and biodiversity in the Seas creating Global Warming, Climate Change and Ocean Acidification. How Industrial Civilization Is Destroying The World Around It.  The Impacts and  Consequences. http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

   

WATCH:  "PLANET OCEAN" EXCERPTS https://www.youtube.com/user/PlanetOceanTheMovie



Summit County Citizens Voice, February 01, 2015
- ▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD STARVE OCEANS OF OXYGEN : ‘Our modern ocean is moving into a state that has no precedent in human history’ http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/01/global-warming-could-starve-oceans-of-oxygen/


One Green Planet, January 15, 2015
- ▶ THIS INCREDIBLE ORGANIZATION USES PHOTOS TO TELL STORIES OF THE OCEAN AND INSPIRE CHANGE  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/sealegacy-photos-to-tell-stories-of-the-ocean/


- ▶ THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY http://sco.lt/7DQPDd


HGN October 16, 2013
- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO UNDERMINE EVERY CORNER OF GLOBAL OCEANS BY 2100 http://www.hngn.com/articles/15007/20131016/climate-change-undermine-corner-global-oceans-2100.htm?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_102949


Summit Voice, November 14, 2014
- ▶ THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS COOKING: OCEANS AT ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES  Global ocean temperatures have soared to the highest level in recorded history this year, and the rate of warming has accelerated since April, according to scientists with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/14/global-warming-oceans-at-all-time-record-high-temps/


EarthBlog, Augut 04, 2014
- ▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


                       THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/599jsH



                                             DEEP END - NEWSWEEK

THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE http://sco.lt/5pUYyX


                                                DEEP SEA MINING 

RUSH' MOVES CLOSER, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5


                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING

                  SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN:

       AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS

                                             http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9



▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73


-▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd



                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/



                                           ANOTHER GREAT WATCH

                                  Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                                        "HOME"

                                        An Exquisite Story of Our World

 http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/




pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES:


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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5 YEARS ON...2010 BP #DeepwaterHorizon Disaster Continues To Impact Gulf's Ecosystems

5 YEARS ON...2010 BP #DeepwaterHorizon Disaster Continues To Impact Gulf's Ecosystems | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                             DOCUMENTARY
                    DEEP WATER DISASTER - BP OIL SPILL (59:07)
                                    Published on Jan 28, 2013
BBC Horizon reveals the untold story of the 87-day battle to kill the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout a mile beneath the waves - a crisis that became America's worst environmental disaster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWh9jDei-og


New Scientist, April 17, 2015
AFTER THE "SPILL" MYSTERY OF THE VANISHING GULF OF MEXICO TURTLES http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27380-after-the-spill-mystery-of-the-vanishing-gulf-of-mexico-turtles.html#.VTNlImZQW6A


International Business News, April 15, 2015
BP OIL SPILL HAS LASTING ECONOMIC TOLL FIVE YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON EXPLOSION http://www.ibtimes.com/bp-oil-spill-has-lasting-economic-toll-five-years-after-deepwater-horizon-explosion-1883832


Summit County Citizens Voice, January 30, 2015
FIVE YEARS ON: STUDY FINDS MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF OIL FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER BURIED IN GULF OF MEXICO. Five years after BP’s failed Deepwater Horizon drill rig spewed 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a significant amount of that oil remains buried in seafloor sediments. A new study by a Florida State University researcher estimates that about 6 to 10 million gallons of oil are still there, perhaps decomposing slowly, but probably affecting Gulf ecosystems. “This is going to affect the Gulf for years to come,” said researcher Jeff Chanton. “Fish will likely ingest contaminants because worms ingest the sediment, and fish eat the worms. It’s a conduit for contamination into the food web,” he said sediments http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/30/study-finds-massive-amounts-of-oil-from-deepwater-horizon-disaster-buried-in-gulf-of-mexico-sediments/


TreeHugger, February 03, 2015
LOST AND FOUND: 10 MILLION 'MISSING' GALLONS FROM THE 2010 BP OIL DISASTER TURN UP ON SEA FLOOR http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/lost-and-found-10-million-missing-gallons-2010-bp-oil-spill-turn-sea-floor.html


ClimateProgress, March 30, 2015
REPORT: 2010 BP DEEP WATER OIL DISASTER STILL HARMING ECOSYSTEM AND AT LEAST 20 ANIMAL SPECIES. At least 20 animal species are still suffering from the effects of the largest oil spill in U.S. history nearly five years after it occurred, according to a recent National Wildlife Federation report http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/30/3640649/bp-spill-still-impacting-animals/


SummitVoice, August 02, 2014

OIL-EATING MICROBES IN THE GULF OF MEXICO LEFT BEHIND THE MOST TOXIC REMNANTS OF THE DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/08/02/environment-oil-eating-microbes-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-left-behind-the-most-toxic-remnants-of-the-deepwater-horizon-spill/


SummitVoice, July 17, 2014

4 YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER, COREXIT DISPERSANT STILL FOUND LINGERING IN THE ENVIRONMENT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/17/4-years-after-deepwater-horizon-oil-disaster-dispersant-still-found-lingering-in-the-environment/


                                                VIDEO (4:43)

                                           Grist, April 17, 2015
 REMINDING YOU WHAT AN UGLY MESS THE BP OIL DISASTER MADE

http://grist.org/news/this-gorgeous-video-will-remind-you-what-an-ugly-mess-the-bp-oil-spill-made/


Truthout, April 20, 2015
GULF VICTIMS SUING BP DISASTER'S COMPENSATION CZAR  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30305-gulf-victims-suing-bp-disaster-s-compensation-czar


The Atlantic Cities, April 18, 2014
A GRIM PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY ON THE BP OIL DISASTER http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2014/04/grim-photographic-tribute-bp-oil-disaster/8913/


ScienceDaily, March 31, 2015
FIVE YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON, WILDLIFE STILL STRUGGLING DOLPHINS DYING IN HIGH NUMBERS; SEA TURTLES FAILING TO NEST http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150331082558.htm


Science/AAAS, October 31, 2014
SEABIRD LOSSES FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER ESTIMATED AT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/10/seabird-losses-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-estimated-hundreds-thousands


                                                       VIDEO

                                        Reuters, April 19, 2015
FIVE YEARS AFTER BP OIL SPILL, SOME GULF OYSTER MEN ARE LOSING HOPE http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/19/us-bp-spill-anniversary-idUSKBN0NA0YE20150419


Huffington Post, October 27, 2014

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER HUGE 'BATHTUB RING' OF OIL ON SEA FLOOR FROM BP SPILL Scientists revealed more damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast. And Kara Lankford, director of Ocean Conservancy’s Gulf Restoration, slammed BP for attempting to downplay the spill's effects on the area's ecosystem. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico around the damaged Deepwater Horizons oil rig. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/27/gulf-oil-spill-bathtub-ring_n_6056348.html


Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶  COREXIT DISPERSENT USED WITH BP DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER: LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE - The entire ‘river of warm water’ that flows from the Caribbean to the edges of Western Europe is dying due to the Corexit that the Obama Administration allowed BP to use to hide the scale of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The approximately two million gallons of Corexit, plus several million gallons of other dispersants, have caused the over two hundred million gallons of crude oil, that has gushed for months from the BP wellhead and nearby sites, to mostly sink to the bottom of the ocean. This has helped to effectively hide much of the oil, with the hopes that BP can seriously reduce the mandated federal fines from the oil disaster. However, there is no current way to effectively ‘clean up’ the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, which is about half covered in crude oil. Additionally, the oil has flowed up the East Coast of America and into the North Atlantic Ocean. It is likely, based on numerous reports, that the oil is still flowing in massive amounts from multiple places on the seabed floor. This effectively means, that even if we had the technology in place to somehow clean up the free flowing thick crude oil deep in the ocean, it would likely not be enough to reverse the damage to the Thermohaline Circulation System in the Atlantic Ocean.

http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/


SummitVoice, January 14, 2015
EPA EYES NEW RULES FOR OIL SPILL DISPERSANTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/14/environment-epa-eyes-new-rules-for-oil-spill-dispersants/


LA Times, February 19, 2015
BP OIL SPILL ALTERED SOIL MICROBES ON GULF BEACH http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-gulf-oil-spill-microbes-20150217-story.html


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                                     Newshour, November 19, 2014
                AFTER THE GULF OIL SPILL: "THE GREAT INVISIBLE"

Filmmaker returns to see what happened when the cameras had gone http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/gulf-oil-spill-filmmaker-returns-see-happened-cameras-gone/

                                                    WATCH
                     THE GREAT INVISIBLE - OFFICIAL TRAILER
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDw1budbZpQ


Climate Progress, July 29, 2014
BP OIL SPILL WAS MUCH WORSE THAN PEOPLE THINK, SCIENTISTS SAY  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/29/3465261/bp-oil-spill-coral-reefs/


Politico Magazine, October 26, 2014
SORRY BP, BUT YOU SURE DID DAMAGE THE GULF AND IT WILL TAKE DECADES TO HEAL http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/yes-bp-did-damage-the-gulf-112211.html


                                   BBC DOCUMENTARY (45:02)
       PROFIT POLLUTION AND DECEPTION BP AND THE OIL SPILL

                                     Published on Nov 1, 2013

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the BP oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout) began on 20 April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect. It claimed eleven lives and is considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, an estimated 8% to 31% larger in volume than the previously largest, the Ixtoc I oil spill. Following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a sea-floor oil gusher flowed for 87 days, until it was capped on 15 July 2010. The total discharge has been estimated at 4.9 million barrels (210 million US gal; 780,000 m3). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zGFvzMMO9w


DeSmogBlog, February 16, 2015
FOSSIL FUEL CONNECTED JUDGE SAYS OIL INDUSTRY NOT LIABLE FOR DESTROYING GULF COAST http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/02/16/fossil-fuel-connected-judge-says-oil-industry-not-liable-destroying-coast


HuffPost Business, January 16, 2015
BP GETS A PASS ON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FINES FOR GULF OIL SPILL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/16/bp-fine-oil-spill_n_6486252.html


INDEPTH VIDEO REPORT
Democracy Now, September 05, 2014

PROFIT OVER SAFETY

BP FACES BILLIONS IN FINES FOR "GROSS NEGLIGENT" ROLE IN 2010 GULF OIL SPILL

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/5/profit_over_safety_bp_faces_billions


The Washington Post, April 20, 2015
BP OIL SPILL PLUS 5: WHY IT'LL HAPPEN AGAIN

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/achenblog/wp/2015/04/20/lessons-from-the-bp-oil-spill-on-the-5th-anniversary/


Salon, March 03, 2014
THE GULF OIL CLEANUP STILL ISN'T OVER: 1,250-POUND TAR MAT WASHES ASHORE IN FLORIDA http://www.salon.com/2014/03/03/the_gulf_oil_cleanup_still_isnt_over_1200_tar_mat_washes_ashore_in_florida/


Science News, April 03, 2015
FIVE YEARS ON, DEEP WATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER IMPACT LINGERS https://www.sciencenews.org/article/five-years-deepwater-horizon-oil-spills-impact-lingers



                                =============================

                         IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE

                                 =============================


                                            FULL REPORT - PDF

                                  "FIVE YEARS AND COUNTING"

GULF WILDLIFE IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://www.nwf.org/~/media/PDFs/water/2015/Gulf-Wildlife-In-the-Aftermath-of-the-Deepwater-Horizon-Disaster_Five-Years-and-Counting.pdf


TakePart, March 25, 2014
STUDY CONFIRMS WORST FEARS:  MASSIVE BP OIL SPILL HARMED GULF'S ECOSYSTEM http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/25/bp-oil-spill-causes-tuna-heart-defects


NOAA Fisheries, April 16, 2015
NOAA SCIENTISTS: OIL FROM GULF SPILL STILL HARMING LAVAL FISH HEARTS, CAUSING DEVELOPMENTAL DEFECTS http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2015/04/dwh_5yrs.html


                                                        VIDEO
                                    Treehugger, August 21, 2012
MUTANT FISH, EYELESS SHRIMP & CLAWLESS CRABS: FALLOUT FROM THE BP SPILL http://www.treehugger.com/energy-disasters/mutant-fish-eyeless-shrimp-clawless-crabs-fallout-bp-spill-video.html


New York Times, March 02, 2015
GULF OF MEXICO TURNS DEADLY FOR DOLPHINS http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/03/science/gulf-of-mexico-turns-deadly-for-dolphins.html?_r=0


TakePart, February 17, 2015
DOLPHINS ARE STILL DYING FIVE YEARS AFTER THE BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER IN GULF OF MEXICO http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/17/dolphins-are-still-dying-five-years-after-deepwater-horizon-disaster


Nola, February 13, 2014

▶  BP DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL OIL CAUSES HEART DAMAGE THAN CAN KILL TUNA, NEW STUDY FINDS http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/02/bp_deepwater_horizon_spill_oil.html


Science/AAAS, October 31, 2014
SEABIRD LOSSES FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER ESTIMATED AT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/10/seabird-losses-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-estimated-hundreds-thousands


Houston Chronicle, November 19, 2014
SCIENTIST ALARMED AT SEA TURTLE'S SUDDEN DECLINE IN GULF. Scientific research presented on the Kemp's ridley raised the possibility that the 2010 BP oil spill, the largest in U.S. history, might have contributed to the declines of sea turtle nests in 2013 and 2014, which have alarmed scientists. [...] experts outlined other factors that may be harming the turtles, such as a die-off of the creatures the turtles eat, expanding dead zones where oxygen is so scant that almost nothing can survive, pesticide runoff and other chemicals dumped in the Gulf.  http://www.chron.com/news/science-environment/article/Signs-grow-of-oil-spill-effect-on-turtles-5903833.php


                                                      VIDEO (2:38)
OIL FROM BP's DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER CONTINUES KILLING WILDLIFE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g3ckvJ9qS4


March 03, 2014

NOAA FISHERIES:  CRUDE OIL CAUSES DEVELOPMENTAL ABNORMALITIES IN LARGE CONSUMER MARINE FISH http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/03/3_24_14oil_spill_effects_large_marine_fish.html


 ▶  GULF'S DOLPHINS PAY HEAVY PRICE FOR DEEPWATER OIL SPILL http://sco.lt/50L0SH


ClimateProgress, February 13, 2015
UNUSUAL STRING OF BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN DEATHS LINKED TO BP OIL SPILL http://ow.ly/J3Xdu


National Geographic, April 06, 2014

GULF OIL SPILL 'NOT OVER' : DOLPHINS, TURTLES DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140408-gulf-oil-spill-animals-anniversary-science-deepwater-horizon-science/


                                                      IN PICTURES: 

                 OIL-AFFECTED WILDLIFE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2010/jun/08/oil-wildlife-gulf-of-mexico#/?picture=398265274&index=0


SummitVoice, July 29, 2014
▶ ENVIRONMENT:  MORE SIGNS OF CORAL DAMAGE FROM BP's 2010 DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/29/environment-more-signs-of-coral-damage-from-bps-2010-deepwater-horizon-oil-disaster/


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


Al Jazeera English, October 20, 2013
▶  GULF OF MEXICO ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER 2010 BP OIL SPILL http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/gulf-ecosystem-crisis-after-bp-spill-2013102065313544754.html


Science Daily, May 12, 2011
DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL THREATENS MORE SPECIES THAN LEGALLY PROTECTED, STUDY FINDS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110511134221.htm



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Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2014
BP DAMAGE CONTROL: BP'S DAMAGE TO THE GULF OF MEXICO HAS BEEN WILDLY EXAGGERATED:  SO SAYS BP's PUBLIC RELATIONS SR. VP IN POLITICO MAGAZINE !!!  (What Money Can Buy!!??)

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/22/politico-bp-gulf-of-mexico_n_6029514.html


NOAA GULF SPILL RESTORATION SITE: $627 MILLION GULF SPILL RESTORATION PLAN APPROVED http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/deepwaterhorizon


Earth Justice, October 23, 2014
GULF RESTORATION GROUP SUE FEDS OVER MISUSE OF BP DISASTER RESTORATION FUNDS  http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2014/gulf-restoration-group-sue-feds-over-misuse-of-bp-disaster-restoration-funds


4WWL, November 21, 2014
TEXAS OIL COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY TO DUMPING OILY WASTEWATER INTO GULF http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/investigations/david-hammer/2014/11/20/xplor-energy-wastewater-gulf/70007824/


U.S. Department of Commerce, November 21, 2014
 ▶  REMEMBERING A LITTLE KNOWN OIL SPILL WITH OUT-SIZED IMPACTS http://www.commerce.gov/blog/2014/11/21/remembering-little-known-oil-spill-out-sized-impacts


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The Guardian Environment
▶ BP OIL SPILL: Collected news and analysis and commentary on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with photo galleries, videos, ...  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/bp-oil-spill

Huffington Post Green
▶ GULF OIL SPILL: Gulf Oil Spill : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News
 Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about Gulf Oil Spill . http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/bp-oil-spill/


TruthOut, April 09, 2015
WHAT IS THE US GOVERNMENT NOT TELLING US ABOUT FRACKING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO?

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30116-what-is-the-government-not-telling-us-about-fracking-in-the-gulf-of-mexico#


Grist, January 10, 2015
HOW MUCH FRACKING IS HAPPENING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO? An increasingly common practice that hasn’t yet sparked the same public debate that fracking on land has. Will fracking in the Gulf of Mexico lead to the next Deepwater Horizon?  http://grist.org/news/how-much-fracking-is-happening-in-the-gulf-of-mexico/



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                                      EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL

                                            25 Years On


                                                       Oceana
                              EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL FACTS
http://oceana.org/en/our-work/stop-ocean-pollution/oil-pollution/learn-act/exxon-valdez-oil-spill-facts


                           COREXIT: EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL

The dispersant Corexit 9580 was considered and tried but was not used for shore clean-up due largely to concerns about toxicity. According to the booklet Shoreline Treatment Techniques published in 1993 by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, while it effectively assisted in clean-up, "It had not been tested, scientific data on its toxicity were either thin or incomplete, and it had operational problems. In addition, public acceptance of a new, widespread chemical treatment was lacking. To landowners, fishing groups, and conservation organizations, the idea of dumping chemicals on hundreds of miles of shorelines that had just been oiled seemed much too risky - especially when there were other alternatives."

According to a report by David Kirby for TakePart, the main component of the Corexit formulation used during cleanup, 2-butoxyethanol, was identified as "one of the agents that caused liver, kidney, lung, nervous system, and blood disorders among cleanup crews in Alaska following the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill.


                                                    PHOTO ESSAY
                            Huffington Post Green, March 24, 2014
REMEMBERING THE EXXON VALDEZ OIL DISASTER, 25 YEARS LATER

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/exxon-valdez-oil-spill-photos_n_5020845.html


                                             CNN, March 25, 2014

            AFTER 25 YEARS, EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL HASN'T ENDED

 http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/23/opinion/holleman-exxon-valdez-anniversary/


                                               =================


                        TIME TO END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

                   AND SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS

                                                 http://sco.lt/9Gvlir


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Seattle Times, December 24, 2014
▶  CONSTANT OIL SPILLS DEVASTATE RUSSIA...EQUIVALENT TO ONE DEEPWATER HORIZON-SCALE LEAK ABOUT EVERY TWO MONTHS http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2017080098_russiaoilspill.html


▶ SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS... AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.  WHO RESTORES ENVIRONMENT?   http://sco.lt/4vZqvB


                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR OIL DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/


                                                          VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H


Salon, March 13, 2014
▶  HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/


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Boulder Weekly, March 13, 2014
AMERICA'S DIRTIEST SECRET: The oil and gas industry’s contamination problems are so large, they have been deemed impossible to prevent or clean up by both industry and government. An unimaginable tonnage of contamination is being placed into our environment every year thanks to lax regulation of exploration and production wastes http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12516-americarss-dirtiest-secret.html

 

                       HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY?

                                             http://sco.lt/97hfX7


CLIMATE: OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY DRILL POLICY MAY KILL US ALL : EXPORTS http://sco.lt/597Z6P


 

            DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN SPECIES AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/85WcRl



 OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


pdjmoo's insight:

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 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

Samantha Groen's curator insight, February 4, 11:43 AM

BP was banned from preforming any work in the US in 2012 and now the suspension has been lifted. They are back in the oil game. They had to pay a $4.5 billion fine, admit to lying about the damages, plead guilty, and now they are back in business. Their incident caused the death of 11 workers and the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico. Their attempts to make it better were pathetic. It is interesting how people can put a dollar value to the damage and death of people and a huge mass of water and fish population.

 

This was a huge example of poor corporate social responsibility and the damages are still taking its toll. Reading about the research on how the fish and sea creatures are still being affected 5 years later. The response that the BP representatives are giving in respect to the research on how the fish's hearts are being affected just shows that they are still not practicing good corporate social responsibility and it is sad to see how little a company will take care for their mistakes and the world they live in. 

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Greenland - Arctic - Antarctica -- Melting: Creating A Different CLIMATE than Earth Has Ever Seen

Greenland - Arctic - Antarctica -- Melting: Creating A Different CLIMATE than Earth Has Ever Seen | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

1. GENERAL

2.. ARCTIC

3. ANTARCTICA

4. GREENLAND

5. MUCH MORE


                                           1. GENERAL


Slate May 15 2015
 ▶   ANTARCTICA SEA LEVEL RISE: NASA STUDY SAYS LARSEN ICE SHELF COLLAPSE IS IMMINENT 10,000-Year-Old Ice Shelf in Antarctica Will Soon Be Completely Gone : Next up for collapse is the Larsen C, the size of Scotland, which has been around for 150,000 years. Should it disappear, it could require a re-write of sea level rise plans for coastal cities worldwide. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/05/15/antarctica_sea_level_rise_nasa_study_says_larsen_b_ice_shelf_collapse_is.html


TreeHugger, March 31, 2015
 ▶   ANTARCTICA HAS NEVER BEEN THIS HOT:  THE RECORD WAS BROKEN TWICE LAST WEEK

http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/antarctica-has-never-been-hot-record-broken-twice-last-week.html


New Scientist, April16, 2015
MYSTERY BLOB IN THE PACIFIC MESSES UP US WEATHER AND ECOSYSTEMS. An unusual threat is looming off the Pacific coast of North America from Juneau in Alaska to Baja California. Now roughly 2000 kilometres wide and 100 metres deep, a mass of warm water that scientists are calling "the blob" has lingered off the coast for a year and a half and has set temperature records, with waters between 1 °C and 4 °C warmer than normal. The blob has changed water-circulation patterns, affected inland weather and reshuffled ecosystems at sea.  fishermen and officials around Alaska reported sightings of species found in more temperate or even tropical waters, including skipjack tuna, thresher sharks and sunfish. Other marine species showed up thousands of kilometres north of their normal ranges, including pygmy killer whales and tropical species of copepods – tiny crustaceans that are key to marine food webs. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27362-mystery-blob-in-the-pacific-messes-up-us-weather-and-ecosystems.html#.VTFwCWZQW6A


The Washington Post, April 10, 2015
THE PACIFIC OCEAN MAY HAVE ENTERED A NEW WARM PHASE -- AND THE CONSEQUENCES COULD BE DRAMATIC http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/10/the-pacific-ocean-may-have-entered-a-new-warm-phase-and-the-consequences-could-be-dramatic/


FastCo Exist, November 17, 2014
 ▶   WATCH 10 YEARS OF ICE MELTING AT THE NORTH AND SOUTH POLES http://www.fastcoexist.com/3038499/watch-10-years-of-ice-melting-at-the-north-and-south-poles


                                             A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                              "EXTREME ICE"

                   Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                           http://sco.lt/8zIJfd


June 24, 2013 Earth Sky Science
-▶ CO2 COULD COMPLETELY CHANGE OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS: MIGRATING SEA ANIMALS ADD NEW DEPTH TO HOW THE OCEAN BREATHES http://earthsky.org/science-wire/migrating-animals-add-new-depth-to-how-the-ocean-breathes


July 20, 2013 Think Progress
▶  GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA "MAY BE VULNERABLE TO RAPID ICE LOSS THROUGH CATASTROPHIC DISINTEGRATION"

http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/sea-ice-loss-and-wildlife-impacts-its-not-just-polar-bears-130801.htm

Global Possibilities

http://greenland-and-antarctica-may-be-vulnerable-to-rapid-ice-loss-through-catastrophic-disintegration/


August 23, 2013 Grist
-▶ IS CLIMATE CHANGE HUMANITY'S GREATEST-EVER RISK MANAGEMENT FAILURE? http://grist.org/climate-energy/is-climate-change-humanitys-greatest-ever-risk-management-failure/


                                                         VIDEO

                                    WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS

                                              http://sco.lt/5uLmJF



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                                                  2. ARCTIC

                                           =================


Mother Nature Network, March 31,2015
MAJESTIC GLACIERS IN ALASKA:  THEN AND NOW

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/majestic-glaciers-in-alaska-then-and-now


                            CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER

                    THE WAY TO A NEW ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM

                                             http://sco.lt/5j55xh


-▶ POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/59BdYH


Wildlife Promise, October 16, 2013

-▶ DWINDLING ARCTIC SEA ICE FORCES 10,000 WALRUSES ASHORE http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/dwindling-arctic-sea-ice-forces-10000-walruses-ashore/


                                                      WATCH

                                                   PBS Nature

          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic.

                               One That as Never Been told Before

                         "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)

            http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179/



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                                              3. ANTARCTICA                                        

                                       ====================


                                             BEFORE IT'S GONE

                                   My Modern Met, July 22, 2014
 ▶   STUNNING PHOTOS CAPTURE THE OTHER WORLDLY BEAUTY OF ANTARCTICA'S ICEBERGS http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/martin-bailey-antarctica-icebergs


June 13, 2013 NASA -
-▶ WARM OCEAN CAUSING MOST ANTARCTIC ICE SHELF MASS LOSS http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth20130613.html


                                                        WATCH
                                                    NASA Video
             THIS IS WHAT AN ICE-FREE ANTARCTICA LOOKS LIKE

http://grist.org/climate-energy/this-is-what-an-ice-free-antarctica-looks-like/


ClimateProgress, March 28, 2015
-▶ ANTARCTICA RECORDED ITS HOTTEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD THIS WEEK http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/28/3640232/antarctica-breaks-thermostat/


Ars Technica  March 26, 2015
- ▶ MASSIVE ANTARCTIC GLACIER MORE VULNERABLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT  http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/03/massive-antarctic-glacier-more-vulnerable-than-previously-thought/

 

Mashable, March 26, 2015
-▶ WEST ANTARCTIC ICE LOSSES HAVE SURGED BY 70% IN THE LAST DECADE http://mashable.com/2015/03/26/antarctic-ice-melt-increasing/


Guardian, March 27, 2015
- ▶ ANTARCTIC ICE SHELVES ARE MELTING DRAMATICALLY, STUDY FINDS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/26/collapse-antarcticas-glaciers-ice-melt-sooner-than-thought-scientists-warn


February 28, 2012 Care2

▶   ANTARCTIC FISH COULD DIE OUT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.care2.com/greenliving/fish-could-die-out-from-climate-change.html

                                                        VIDEO

                                      BBC Future, March 6, 2013
                               ANTARCTICA:  ENGINE OF THE OCEAN

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130305-antarctica-engine-of-ocean-life


World Economic Forum, July 2, 2014
-▶ HOW ANTARCTIC SHOWS WE'RE AT THE POINT OF NO RETURN http://forumblog.org/2014/07/antarctica-sea-levels-greenhouse-gas-energy/


-▶ ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PROFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY  http://sco.lt/6cuyFF


Phys.org, February 27,2014
- ▶ PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT CHEMICALS FOUND IN ANTARCTICA

 http://phys.org/news/2015-02-personal-product-chemicals-antarctica.html


Grist, March 07, 2014
-▶ CURRENT EVENTS:  ANTARCTIC CLIMATE CHANGE IS MESSING WITH THE MOTION OF THE OCEAN http://grist.org/climate-energy/current-events-antarctic-climate-change-is-messing-with-the-motion-of-the-ocean/


Summit Voice, November 04, 2014
 ▶   RUSSIA, CHINA BLOCK ANTARCTICA CONSERVATION PLANS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/04/russia-china-block-antarctica-conservation-plans/


Wired, September 30, 2014
 ▶   ANTARCTIC LOST ENOUGH ICE TO CAUSE A MEASURABLE SHIFT IN GRAVITY  http://www.wired.com/2014/09/melting-antarctic-ice-shifting-gravity/


March 29, 2012 Space Daily
 ▶   WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHELVES TEARING APART AT THE SEAMS http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/West_Antarctic_Ice_Shelves_Tearing_Apart_at_the_Seams_999.html


March 14, 2012 Mongabay

 ▶   THREE U.S. RETAILERS PLEDGE TO AVOID FISH FROM EMBATTLED ROSS SEA IN THE ANTARCTICA http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0314-hance_rosssea.html

 

 ▶   HIGH MERCURY LEVELS IN ANTARCTIC WATERS SEA 4x MORE THAN...http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/961166086/high-mercury-levels-in-antarctic-waters-sea-4x-more-than


-▶ KRILL SUPER-TRAWLERS PUSHING ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AND SEA LIFE TOWARD EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/5G7sMj


June 13, 2013 NASA -
 ▶   WARM OCEAN CAUSING MOST ANTARCTIC ICE SHELF MASS LOSS http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth20130613.html

 

 -▶ ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PROFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY  http://sco.lt/6cuyFF


Sydney Morning Herald, October 6, 2013
-▶ STRESSED ANTARCTICA KEYSTONE SPECIES, KRILL, IS FIRST SIGN OF DAMAGE'We are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change, and exposing organisms to intolerable evolutionary pressure,' http://www.smh.com.au/national/stressed-krill-first-sign-of-damage-20131006-2v26j.html#ixzz2h0GQOmEe

 

        ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR

                    Pushing Antarctic Penguins Toward Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/5r0jxZ


Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
-▶ ANTARCTIC PENGUINS FORCED UP 100 FOOT ICE WALLS, STUDY SHOWS. Warmer temperatures are forcing emperor penguins to make gravity-defying journeys out of their traditional breeding grounds  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/09/penguins-ice-walls-climate-change-antarctica



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                                                 4. GREENLAND

                                              =================


July 28, 2013 Rolling Stone

-▶ GREENLAND MELTING

Greenland's ice sheets are melting faster than anyone predicted. Why  glaciologist Jason Box's radical theory may not be so radical after all...

http://www.rollingstone.com/greenland-melting?stop_mobi=yes


                                                       VIDEO
THEY TOOK A CAMERA TO A REMOTE AREA IN GREENLAND, AND WHAT THEY RECORDED IS SIMPLY TERRIFYING

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU


ScienceDaily, June 23, 2014
-▶ UNDERSTANDING THE OCEAN' ROLE IN GREENLAND GLACIER MELT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140623155121.htm

 

Climate Progress, June 10, 2014
-▶  A DUSTY GREENLAND IS SPEEDING UP GLACIAL MELT. 

A paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience suggests that dust particles embedded in Greenland’s massive ice sheet are gathering more heat than the otherwise white, reflective surface would and causing melting to accelerate. The scientists write that “recent warming in the Arctic has induced an earlier disappearance of the seasonal snow cover, uncovering large areas of bare soil and thus enhancing dust erosion.”

Dust absorbs the sunlight and re-radiates it as heat. This causes earlier snowmelt that in turn exposes ice beneath the snow sooner than otherwise would have been expected — creating a feedback loop.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/10/3446927/dusty-greenland-glacial-melt/

 

The Guardian, October 24, 2013

-▶ GREENLAND GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RADIOACTIVE URANIUM AND RARE EARTH MINING http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/greenland-green-light-uranium-rare-earths-mining


Mashable, March 16 2014
-▶  NEW STUDY: GREENLAND MELTING IS MORE PERVASIVE THAN THOUGHT, ADDING TO SEA LEVEL FEARS“Nature is changing faster than expected and seems to respond much stronger than expected to small fluctuations,” he said. “This also means that predictions of future sea level rise need to be revised.” http://mashable.com/2014/03/16/greenland-ice-melt-sea-level-rise/


                                                  PHOTO ESSAY
                               The Weather Channel, May 06, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE AND GREENLAND:  WHERE ICE MELT COULD RAISE SEAS BY 23 FEET http://www.weather.com/news/science/environment/greenland-climate-change-23-feet-sea-level-rise-20140501

 

The World Economic Forum, July 02, 2014
-▶ WHAT VISITING GREENLAND TAUGHT ME ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE http://forumblog.org/2014/07/visiting-greenland-made-realise-climate-change/


                                                     VIDEO

                             Motherboard, October 31, 2014
EXCLUSIVE:  ARCTIC DRONE FOOTAGE OF A MELTING, HUMAN-STAINED GREENLAND  http://motherboard.vice.com/read/exclusive-drone-footage-of-a-melting-human-stained-greenland


August 29, 2013 Reuters
-▶ GIANT CANYON FOUND ENTOMBED UNDER GREENLAND ICE http://www.trust.org/item/20130829175337-mn7bu/?source=hpbreaking



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-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION, CLIMATE CHANGE AND RAPIDLY CHANGING ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6AtH4z


The Guardian Environment, November 1, 2013
-▶ OCEANS HEATING UP FASTER NOW THAN IN THE PAST 10,000 YEARS - SCIENTIFIC STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2013/nov/01/global-warming-oceans-fastest-10000-years


-▶ WHY ARE MILLIONS OF FISH SUDDENLY DYING IN MASS DEATH?  http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/08/12/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet/


Quartz, February 04, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE IS SLOWLY BUT STEADILY COOKING THE WORLD'S OCEAN http://qz.com/173647/climate-change-is-slowly-but-steadily-cooking-the-worlds-oceans/


French Tribune, November 30, 2013
▶  RISING OCEAN TEMPERATURES COULD MAKE FISH INCAPABLE OF REPRODUCING - STUDY http://frenchtribune.com/teneur/1320919-rising-water-temperature-make-fish-incapable-reproduce


Summit Voice, February 12, 2014
-▶  CLIMATE:  TOO WARM FOR EQUATORIAL FISH? MANY ALREADY LIVING CLOSE TO THEIR THERMAL LIMITS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/12/climate-too-warm-for-equatorial-fish/


The Daily Catch, September 37, 3013

-▶ SEA HORSES IN MAINE? WARM-WATER OCEAN SPECIES GROWING MORE PREVALENT http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/sea-horses-in-maine-warm-water-ocean-species-growing-more-prevalent/



                                   OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST

RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE

                                          http://sco.lt/61C0R7



Climate Progress: October 16, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST MIGRATION http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/16/2792721/climate-change-threatens-migration/


July 25, 2013 Christian Science Monitor
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD SPELL MORE BAD NEWS FOR BABY SEALS http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0725/Global-warming-could-spell-more-bad-news-for-baby-seals


Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014

 ▶   LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE . BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Major Contributor http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/


Live Science, September 20, 2013
-▶ ANCIENT FOREST THAWS FROM MELTING GLACIAL TOMB http://www.livescience.com/39819-ancient-forest-thaws.html

 

                                                           WATCH
                                         "EXTREME ICE SURVEY"
Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss. 95% of glaciers in the world are either retreating or shrinking http://www.ted.com/playlists/30/natural_wonder


August 28, 2013 Bloomberg
-▶ OCEANS STORING EARTH'S EXCESS HEAT  - LEAKED UN REPORT http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-27/oceans-storing-earth-s-excess-heat-in-leaked-un-report.html


August 01, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  CLIMATE COULD WARM MORE RAPIDLY THAN ANY TIME IN THE LAST 65 MILLION YEARS According to a new review of 27 climate models, scientists say the global climate is likely to experience a warmth as great as any in the last 65 million years, only much, much faster... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0801-hance-climate-pace.html

 

November 5, 2013
▶  THIS IS WHAT EARTH WILL LOOK LIKE IF WE MELT ALL THE ICE  http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/what-earth-will-look-if-climate-change-melts-all-ice.html

National Geographic INTERACTIVE MAP http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map




  -▶ Latest in GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE News  http://sco.lt/7Myakz

 

 

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Thousands of Sea Lion Pups Dead From Starvation - Not Enough Fish In The Sea - Over Fishing & Climate Change

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Reuters, March 17, 2015
STARVING SEA LION PUPS INUNDATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESCUE CENTERS http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/us-usa-california-sea-lions-idUSKBN0MD17220150317


The Washington Post, April 10, 2015
THE PACIFIC OCEAN MAY HAVE ENTERED A NEW WARM PHASE -- AND THE CONSEQUENCES COULD BE DRAMATIC http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/10/the-pacific-ocean-may-have-entered-a-new-warm-phase-and-the-consequences-could-be-dramatic/


Reuters, April 06,2015

RECORD CALIFORNIA STARVING SEA LION STRANDINGS REACH 2,250 SO FAR THIS YEAR http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/06/us-usa-sealions-california-idUSKBN0MX1F120150406


Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 26, 2015
HUNGRY SEA LIONS PILE INTO THE COLUMBIA RIVER http://www.opb.org/news/article/hungry-sea-lions-pile-into-the-columbia-river/


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 17, 2015

STARVING SEALS, DISINTEGRATING STARFISH, OVERHEATED PACIFIC OCEAN...SCIENTISTS SEE 'UNPRECEDENTED CHANGES' IN PRODUCTIVITY AS OCEANS TEMPS OFF WEST COAST GO OFF THE CHARTS....That could translate into less food for salmon and other marine species, added Chris Harvey of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. High mortality of sea lion pups in Southern California and seabirds on the Oregon and Washington coasts in recent months may be early signs of the shift. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/17/climate-scientists-see-unprecedented-changes-in-productivity-as-oceans-temps-off-west-coast-go-off-the-charts/


Grist, March 20, 2015
FROM SEA LIONS TO PENGUIN CHICKS, ADORABLE ANIMALS ARE DYING IN DROVES - FROM STARVATION

http://grist.org/science/from-sea-lions-to-penguin-chicks-adorable-animals-are-dying-in-droves/


                                      WHY SARDINES MATTER

            CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE

                                          http://sco.lt/5I8QOf


EcoWatch, May 09, 2014
-▶  OVERFISHING TO BLAME FOR SARDINE SHORTAGE AND STARVING SEA LIONS http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/09/overfishing-sardines-starving-sea-lions/


Digital Journal, February 22, 2015
WHAT IS KILLING CALIFORNIA'S SEA LIONS? http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/what-is-killing-california-s-sea-lions/article/421462


Time, February 18, 2015
WHY HUNDREDS OF STARVING SEA LION PUPS ARE WASHING UP IN CALIFORNIA http://time.com/3714036/sea-lions-stranded/


San Francisco Chronicle: February 06, 2015

▶ AGAIN ....STARVING SEA LION PUP STRANDINGS SURGE IN CALIFORNIA http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Sea-lion-strandings-approach-record-level-in-6065292.php


August 16, 2013

-▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION : NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA. When the sea lions converged on this most westerly of southern California’s Channel Islands in May 2012, as they do every spring, there was no hint of anything amiss. A year later, thousands of pups – perhaps as many as 70 percent of the newborns – were dead. The struggle to survive led desperate pups from their sandy nursery into the churning, dangerous sea, long before they were ready.  Between January and June, five rescue centers along the southern California coast, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, took in more than 1,500 stranded pups – five times more than normal... http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/08/island-sea-lion-pupdate/


March 18, 2013 BBC The Watchers
CALIFORNIA SHORES WITNESS MYSTERIOUS MASS STRANDING OF DEHYDRATED AND EMACIATED SEA LION PUPS http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/03/18/californian-shores-witness-mysterious-mass-stranding-of-sea-lion-pups/


                                       PHOTO ESSAY AND BLOG

                  Africa Geographic Magazine, December 12, 2013

                                               SOUTH AFRICA
                                   SAMUEL THE SEAL'S SAD STORY:

Thousands of dead starving seal cubs along SOUTH AFRICA'S coastline tell the sad tale of Africa's oceans https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/14359a2dc36eef53


-▶  STEAL-YOUR-HEART SEAL PUPS: ORPHANS OF THE STORM .

Seal pups washed up on East Coast, un-weaned and starving too   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2523548/Seal-pups-washed-East-Coast-RSPCA-staff-working-alive.html


                                                    PICTURES:

                           January 12, 2012 National Geographic

-▶ OVERFISHING, NO FOOD FOR SEALS: Baby Seals washed up in Europe, too weak to care for themselves. The incident is an extreme example among a recent increase in pup strandings, experts say. Overfishing has reduced the seals' available prey, and the polluted fish the animals do catch often make them sick. "In the last two or three years we have seen more and more seals wash up too weak to look after themselves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/pictures/120118-baby-seals-netherlands-stranded-animals/

 

-▶ PERU: MASS DOLPHIN AND PELICAN DIE-OFF FOUND STARVING: WE ARE OVERFISHING OUR OCEANS AT AN ALARMING RATE 

http://www.channel4.com/news/what-is-behind-mass-pelican-and-dolphin-deaths-in-peru


                                                        VIDEO:

-                    FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                                                   GOING, GOING...

                                                http://sco.lt/54Pqnh

In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a new study...  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121121210246.htm


Earth Policy Institute
-▶  OVERFISHING THREATENS CRITICAL LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN
The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals.
 http://worldfoodsecurity.blogspot.com/2013/01/overfishing-threatens-critical-link-in.html


ScienceDaily, January 07, 2014

-▶  SNOWBALL EFFECT OF OVERFISHING HIGHLIGHTED - "You don't realize how interdependent species are until it all unravels," - The domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140107163737.htm


November 12, 2012 Inter Press Service

-▶  BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


 -▶  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

 June 8, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
-▶  MORE THAN 600 SEABIRDS AND PENGUINS FOUND DEAD IN NORTHERN CHILE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/more-than-600-seabirds-and-penguins-found-dead/

 

TakePart, October 15, 2013
-▶  WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, OR NOT ENOUGH SALMON? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/14/fight-rages-over-wild-orca-decline-too-many-boats-or-not-enough-salmon


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New York Time, May 15, 2013
-▶  SEA LIONS SENTENCED TO DIE FOR EATING TOO MUCH SALMON http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/salmon-eating-sea-lions-sentenced-to-die/?smid=tw-nytimesgreen&seid=auto&_r=0


May 31, 2012 Care2
-▶  SEA LIONS vs SALMON : SEA LION KILLINGS CAN RESUME - TO SAVE SALMON FOR SPORTS FISHERMAN http://www.care2.com/causes/sea-lions-vs-salmon-a-wildlife-protection-dilemma.html


 Jan 13, 2012 CBC News

-▶  FISHERMAN WANT TO CULL CORMORANTS -- BECAUSE THEY'RE EATING TOO MUCH FISH !!  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/01/30/pei-cormorant-cull-fishermen-584.html


February 14, 2012 The Fish Site

-▶  CHILEAN GOVERNMENT LAYING OUT PLANS TO SYSTEMATICALLY SLAUGHTER SEA LION POPULATION ALONG COAST - BLAMES SEA LIONS FOR DROP IN FISH STOCKS http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/16453/chile-blames-sea-lions-for-drop-in-fish-stocks


 -▶  WHAT HAVE WE DONE? POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE' http://sco.lt/8I7Pwv



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-▶ GREENLAND MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN - ANTARCTIC & ARCTIC http://sco.lt/7QyvGj


OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/6U2Ftp


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Wildlife Promise, October 16, 2013
-▶  DWINDLING ARCTIC SEA ICE FORCES 10,000 WALRUSES ASHORE http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/dwindling-arctic-sea-ice-forces-10000-walruses-ashore/


 August 17, 2013 NPR

-▶  DOLPHIN, DEATHS ALARM SCIENTISTS: ANIMALS WASHING ASHORE AT A HIGHER RATE THAN THE LAST 26 YEARS http://www.npr.org/2013/08/17/212872559/dolphin-deaths-alarm-scientists


BBC News, November 23, 2014
-▶  PERU INVESTIGATES DEATHS OF 500 SEA LIONS ON NORTH COAST  - The local governor has accused fishermen of poisoning the mammals, which usually come close to the shore looking for food. But Peruvian environmental police are looking into other possible causes for the deaths, including disease and the accidental ingestion of plastic.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30172690


                            WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/6bO2nR



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-▶ CANADIAN SEAL SLAUGHTER AND AN ANNUAL QUOTA OF 400,000 http://sco.lt/5eSor3


 -▶  70,000 CANADIAN SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER, WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS http://sco.lt/4i4j33


-▶  OUTRAGEOUS:  CANADA'S SEAL HUNT IS IN FULL SWING:  50,000 KILLED BY HUNTERS SO FAR THIS YEAR (2014) https://www.thedodo.com/outrageous-50000-seals-have-be-543510838.html

 


VIDEO

-▶  ****EARTHRACE REVEAL HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 HORROR OF THE ANNUAL NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5pSMpV

 

VIDEO

-▶  SEA LION PUP HITCHES RIDE ON BOAT OFF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/bizarre&id=9124881

 

Oceana, December 2, 2013
-▶  ALL ABOUT HARP SEALS - PHOTOS http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/12/creature-feature-harp-seal

 

-▶  SEALS REVEAL SECRETS OF POLAR OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8Xuadl



-▶  $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY: LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV



-▶  OCEAN PLASTICS' IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES http://sco.lt/5LdeMb

 

 

ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENT … like symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees


Natural News, May 16, 2014
-▶  MARINE MAMMALS MYSTERIOUSLY DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS ALONG WEST COAST: SEAFOOD DIMINISHING, FUKUSHIMA RADIOACTIVE WATERS  http://www.naturalnews.com/045151_marine_mammals_mysterious_deaths_West_Coast.html#

 

Japan Daily Press, May 16, 2014
-▶  RADIOACTIVE FUKUSHIMA GROUNDWATER TO BE RELEASED INTO SEA NEXT WEEK http://japandailypress.com/fukushima-groundwater-to-be-released-to-sea-next-week-1648480/

 

                                                   WATCH

                                BBC David Attenborough

                                    DEATH OF THE OCEANS?

                                        http://sco.lt/97GRDV

 

-▶  NEW DISEASES, TOXINS HARMING MARINE LIFE, KILLING SEA OTTERS http://sco.lt/6iCrsf

 

-▶  100 MILLION SHARKS DIE EACH YEAR -- JUST FOR THEIR FINS http://sco.lt/5RKfQn


                                             "PLANET OCEAN"

                   A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                         http://sco.lt/9FB89B



                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


 


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Sylvia Einwechter's comment, September 14, 2013 12:25 PM
Thank you I did!!
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Thanks Sylvia, glad you did ;-)
Paige Anderson's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:03 PM

Its sad that so many pups died.  But also reading that they took in so many pups to feed and give them temporary homes.  But when you have to put them back in the sea would they know how to get food?  Also would there still be fish for them to eat?  

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Arctic releasing vast amounts of enormous methane plumes directly into earth's atmosphere.

Arctic releasing vast amounts of  enormous methane plumes directly into earth's atmosphere. | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

  METHANE IS ABOUT 20 TIMES MORE POTENT IN WARMING THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE THAN CARBON DIOXIDE. FRACKING FOR NATURAL GAS RELEASES METHANE *****


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 Independent, July 08, 2014

VAST METHANE 'PLUMES' SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS. Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane -

A GREENHOUSE GAS 20 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN CARBON DIOXIDE  - have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region.... it’s strongly reminiscent of what is probably the worst possible climate scenario imaginable, a feedback loop so humongous and destructive that it would lead to runaway warming that makes today's runaway warming look tame by comparison. The last time this happened, it poisoned 90 percent of all life on earth with hydrogen sulfide gas, in a process described by paleontologist Peter Ward as "life killing itself off."... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/vast-methane-plumes-seen-in-arctic-ocean-as-sea-ice-retreats-6276278.html

                                          ALSO ARTICLE

http://earthsky.org/earth/scientists-discover-vast-methane-plumes-escaping-from-arctic-seafloor


TruthOut, April 09, 2015
WHAT IS THE US GOVERNMENT NOT TELLING US ABOUT FRACKING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO?

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30116-what-is-the-government-not-telling-us-about-fracking-in-the-gulf-of-mexico#


DailyKoz, July 28, 2014
 ▶  "VAST METHANE PLUMES ESCAPING FROM THE SEAFLOOR" DISCOVERED IN SIBERIAN ARCTIC SEA http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/28/1317252/--Vast-methane-plumes-escaping-from-the-seafloor-discovered-in-Siberian-Arctic-Sea


 Alternet, July 04, 2014

THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking


Scientific American, August 13, 2014
ARCTIC METHANE:  WHAT'S THE STORY http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/expeditions/2013/08/13/arctic-methane-whats-the-story/

 

Guardian, July 24, 2014
RAPID ARCTIC THAWING COULD BE ECONOMIC TIME BOMB, SCIENTISTS SAY: Methane released by a thinning permafrost may trigger catastrophic climate change and cost the world $60tn http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jul/24/arctic-thawing-permafrost-climate-change


New Scientist

-▶ MAJOR METHANE RELEASE IS ALMOST INEVITABLE   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23205-major-methane-release-is-almost-inevitable.html

 

Scientific American, August 05, 2014
MYSTERIOUS CRATERS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING OF ARCTIC SURPRISES. Researchers are rethinking century-old observations as they witness the unexpected and peculiar perils that are emerging from thawing Arctic permafrost  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mysterious-craters-are-just-the-beginning-of-arctic-surprises/

 

Climate Progress, August 01, 2014
-▶  THE REALLY SCARY THING ABOUT THOSE JAW-DROPPING SIBERIAN CRATERS -- RAPIDLY ESCAPING METHANE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/01/3466466/siberian-craters-permafrost-climate-change/

 

 Nature News, July 31, 2014
-▶  MYSTERIOUS SIBERIAN CRATER ATTRIBUTED TO METHANE RELEASE Build-up and release of gas from thawing permafrost most probable explanation, says Russian team. http://www.nature.com/news/mysterious-siberian-crater-attributed-to-methane-1.15649

 

Center for Biological Diversity, July 29, 2014

TOP SCIENTISTS URGE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO USE ACCURATE ESTIMATES OF METHANE'S DANGEROUS CLIMATE EFFECTS http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/methane-07-29-2014.html

 

ClimateCentral, August 05, 2015
RESEARCH REPORT: DETERMINING METHANE LEAKS IS KEY TO CLIMATE GOALS http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-goals-priority-is-methane-leaks-17854

 

                                         --   WATCH --

                       March 3, 2013 The Energy Collective

                                 MELTING PERMAFROST

                          A CLIMATE CHANGE TIME BOMB

 http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/193961/permafrost-climate-change-time-bomb

 

 ▶ ARCTIC'S BOREAL FORESTS, WHICH CONTAIN HUGE AMOUNTS OF BURIED CARBON, ARE BURNING AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE - NEW STUDY http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctics-boreal-forests-burning-at-unprecedented-rate-16278

 

 

February 22, 2013 Spiegel Online

 ▶ SCIENTISTS WARN OF DANGER OF TRAPPED CARBON - MELTING PERMAFROST http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/new-science-research-shows-dangerous-carbon-lurking-in-permafrost-a-885052.html

July 22, 2013 Climate Central

 

July 24, 2013 New Scientist

-▶  HUGE METHANE BELCH IN ARCTIC COULD COST $60 TRILLION http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23923-huge-methane-belch-in-arctic-could-cost-60-trillion.html#.UfDLLlPc-RQ

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

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 OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html


 

May 6, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE IS RAPIDLY ALTERING THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ARCTIC AND THE CHANGES WILL LAST MANY THOUSAND OF YEARS, REPORT SAYS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341

 

AmericaBlog New, July 27, 2014
▶   OBAMA LEASING MILLIONS OF GULF ACRE FOR OFFSHORE OIL & GAS DRILLING:  HIS WORDS DO NOT MATCH HIS DEEDS http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-leasing-millions-gulf-acres-offshore-oil-gas-drilling.html

 

             -▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr

 

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Mongabay, June 06, 2014

-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


                  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS:

FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/7d7RmT


 

 

▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v


 

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                                                   ARCTIC

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 National Geographic, July 30, 2014

16-FOOT WAVES MEASURED IN ARCTIC OCEAN WHERE THERE WAS ONCE ONLY ICE. wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight to warm the ocean, it can trigger a cycle that leads to even less ice, more wind, and higher waves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140730-arctic-wave-height-sea-ice-climate-change-science/

 

 

 ▶  AN ALARMING INSIGHT INTO OUR MELTING ICE GLACIERS AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR PLANET AND YOU. For the First Time in Human History We are Witnessing an Unprecedented Change to our Environment and Planet. Ice is far more sensitive to temperature changes than we thought and ice is melting twice as fast as a decade ago.

                                                    WATCH

                           OUR RADICALLY CHANGING PLANET

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    OR

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/

 

                                                   WATCH
                                         "EXTREME ICE SURVEY"
Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss. 95% of glaciers in the world are either retreating or shrinking
                        http://www.ted.com/playlists/30/natural_wonder

 

                                                 ANIMATION

                                  April 24, 2013 Arctic News

-▶ ARCTIC SEA ICE MINIMUM VOLUME http://arctic-news.blogspot.dk/2013/04/arctic-sea-ice-animation.html

 

 

 ▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp

 

 

  August 1, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
 -▶  WHAT IF ARCTIC SEA ICE DOESN'T FORM IN WINTER? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/08/01/climate-what-if-arctic-sea-ice-doesnt-form-in-winter/

 

November 5, 2013
▶  THIS IS WHAT EARTH WILL LOOK LIKE IF WE MELT ALL THE ICE  http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/what-earth-will-look-if-climate-change-melts-all-ice.html

National Geographic INTERACTIVE MAP http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

 

 August 2, 2013 Reuters

-▶ FISH DIE AS ALASKA TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/us-usa-heatwave-alaska-idUSBRE97118020130802

 

Live Science, May 31, 2013
▶  ENCHANTING WHALE SONGS, STORIES OF A CHANGING ARCTIC http://www.livescience.com/37032-whales-reveal-arctic-changes.html

 

The Daily Beast, December 13, 2013

-▶ THE END OF THE ARCTIC? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/13/the-end-of-the-arctic-ocean-could-be-ice-free-by-2015.html

 

Summit Voice, December 05, 2013
-▶ ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/05/environment-arctic-scientist-resigns-after-battling-his-own-federal-agency-over-transparency-and-scientific-ethics/

 

 August 4, 2013 Care2

 -▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html

 

May 15, 2013 Bloomberg

-▶  CHINA GRANTED ACCESS TO ARCTIC HUB AS RESOURCE RACE HEAT UP http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

May 15, 2013- Washington Post

-▶  SUPERPOWERS CHINA, INDIA AND KOREA, RUSSIA AND EUROPEAN UNION SEEK TO MINE ARCTIC REGION OF THE UNTAPPED ENERGY   http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

 September 18, 2012 New York Times
-▶  ARCTIC RESOURCES, EXPOSED BY WARMING, SET OFF COMPETITION http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/science/earth/arctic-resources-exposed-by-warming-set-off-competition.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

July 5, 2011
-▶  THE 'COLD RUSH': INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE ARCTIC - INTERACTIVE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH

 

April 5, 2013
-▶  THE RACE FOR THE ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2008/apr/05/poles.endangeredhabitats?INTCMP=SRCH

 

November 20, 1010
-▶  EUROPE JOINS INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FOR ARCTIC'S RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/21/arctic-energy-eu?INTCMP=SRCH

 

                        ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY'

HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING:

SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9

 

 

 Global Possibilities, October 30, 2013
▶  STUDY: ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS SHIFTS JET STREAM, DRIVING DELUGES IN NW EUROPE, DROUGHT IN MEDITERRANEAN http://www.globalpossibilities.org/study-arctic-sea-ice-loss-shifts-jet-stream-driving-deluges-in-nw-europe-drought-in-mediterranean/

 

▶  SCIENTISTS LINK FROZEN SPRING TO DRAMATIC ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS http://sco.lt/8MMOAr

 

July 18, 2013 The Washington Post
▶  SNOW AND ARCTIC SEA ICE EXTENT PLUMMET SUDDENLY AS GLOBE BAKES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/07/18/snow-and-arctic-ice-extent-plummet-suddenly-as-globe-bakes/

 

July 22, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶  SUB-ARCTIC WILDFIRE ACTIVITY IS HEATING UP IN THE YUKON FLATS OF ALASKA - Subarctic wildfire frequency is higher now than it has been at any other point in the last 10,000 years, new records show. ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/subarctic-wildfire_n_3636247.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=072213&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

 

 

Futurity, February 27, 2014
▶  WHALES AND SHIPS FIGHT FOR SPACE IN NOISY ARCTIC http://www.futurity.org/whales-ships-fight-space-noisy-bering-sea/

 

 

 

-▶  POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE'  http://sco.lt/7JCUk5

 

Wildlife Promise, October 16, 2013
-▶  DWINDLING ARCTIC SEA ICE FORCES 10,000 WALRUSES ASHORE http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/dwindling-arctic-sea-ice-forces-10000-walruses-ashore/

 

 -▶  70,000 CANADIAN SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER, WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS http://sco.lt/4i4j33

 

 

 Guardian Environment, January 2, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA CREATURES WILL NOT ESCAPE CLIMATE CHANGE - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/02/deep-sea-creatures-climate-change

 

August 5, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE PUSHING MARINE LIFE TOWARDS THE POLES - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/05/climate-change-pushing-marine-species-to-poles

 

Summit Voice, January 30, 2012
▶   GLOBAL WARMING:  HOW WILL ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMS CHANGE? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/30/global-warming-how-will-arctic-ecosystems-change/

 

▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER:  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz

 

 

▶   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

 Chemical & Engineering News, May 12, 2014

▶  TROVE OF TOXIC MERCURY LURKS IN MELTING ARCTIC SEA ICE http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/05/Trove-Toxic-Mercury-Lurks-Arctic.html

 

RedOrbit, January 16, 2014
▶  MERCURY IN ARCTIC SEA ICE ALSO CONTAMINATING SEA WATER http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113048414/mercury-arctic-sea-ice-contaminating-sea-water-011614/

 

Yale Environment 360, October 24, 2014
-▶  :PLASTIC WASTE INCREASING ON REMOTE ARCTIC SEABED, CAMERAS REVEAL http://e360.yale.edu/digest/plastic_waste_increasing__on_remote_arctic_seabed_cameras_reveal/3672/

 

 

 -▶  WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                               CNN VIDEO:

-▶  "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 

 

 IS "THREAT" ANOTHER PLOY FOR THE HIGHLY PROFITABLE, RADICAL GEOENGINEERING OF THE ARCTIC AND OUR CLIMATE? "Raining Chemicals From the Skies – Unregulated Climate Geoengineering" « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/raining-chemicals-from-the-skies-geoengineering/

 

 

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WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS

                                           http://sco.lt/74mbHF

                          ================================

 

            THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                         http://sco.lt/92ZVcP

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 


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BBC News, May 17, 2013
DEEP SEA MINING 'GOLD RUSH' MOVES CLOSER  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-22546875


                                 DEEP SEA MINING - WIKIPEDIA

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_sea_mining



Guardian, March 01, 2014
 ▶   MARINE MINING:  UNDERWATER GOLD RUSH SPARKS FEARS OF OCEAN CATASTROPHE. Mining metal and minerals in 'ecosystems we hardly understand' poses grave threat to marine life, warn environmentalists http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/02/underwater-gold-rush-marine-mining-fears-ocean-threat


OnEarth, December 03, 2014
 ▶   MINING THE DEEP SEA COULD DESTROY AN ALIEN WORLD WE BARELY KNOW HOW THE DEEP-SEA ENVIRONMENT INTERACTS WITH THE REST OF THE PLANET  http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/under-sea


                                           INTERACTIVE VIDEO

                                     March 13, 2013 BBC News -

DEEP SEA MINING RISKS DESTRUCTION OF YET UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21787098

 


Global Possibilities, February 21, 2014

▶  SCIENTISTS WARN OF DEEP-SEA MINING'S DESTRUCTIVE POTENTIAL http://www.globalpossibilities.org/scientists-warn-of-deep-sea-minings-destructive-potential/


The Ecologist, February 20, 2012
▶  THE NEW SPECIES THREATENED BY DEEP-SEA MINING http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1252002

BBC News Science and Environment, May 17, 2013

▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER

The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer....  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22546875


Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, May 15, 2014
WITH HALF THE PLANET UP FOR GRABS, A CALL FOR DEEP-OCEAN STEWARDSHIP https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/half-planet-grabs-call-deep-ocean-stewardship


PRI The World, May 20, 2013

▶  DEEP SEA MINING: ECONOMIC BONANZA OR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER? http://www.theworld.org/2013/05/deep-sea-mining-economic-bonanza-or-environmental-boondoggle/


SciDevNet, November 7, 2012
▶  DEEP SEA MINING: EXPLORATION AND DESTRUCTION OF OCEAN BED ECOSYSTEMS INEVITABLE http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/opinions/deep-sea-mining-exploration-is-inevitable.html


                                                      WATCH

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT LIFE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-gallo/underwater-astonishments_b_3362126.html


Yale Environment 360, October 20, 2014
▶  DRIVE TO MINE THE DEEP SEA RAISES CONCERNS OVER IMPACTS. Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood.  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/drive_to_mine_the_deep_sea_raises_concerns_over_impacts/2818/


Australian Broadcasting Corporation, August 25 2014
▶  CONCERNS OVER IMPACT DEEP SEA MINING FOR COPPER, GOLD OFF PAPUA NEW GUINEA WILL HAVE ON SEA LIFE. A controversial mining project that involves ploughing the sea floor off Papua New Guinea (PNG) is set to begin amid concerns about its impact on the marine environment http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-25/concerns-for-sea-life-near-png-deep-sea-mining-project/5695644


Green Left Weekly, July 21, 2014
▶  NEW DEEP MINING TECHNIQUE A THREAT IN THE PACIFIC: LUST FOR DEEP SEA RICHES COULD SPARK PACIFIC MINING BOOM https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56901


                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3


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-▶ CHECK OUT THIS EXPLOITIVE EUPHORIA OF CORPORATE OFFSHORE & DEEP SEA MINING CONFERENCE November 6-6, 2014 http://www.ibcenergy.com/event/Offshore-Deep-Sea-Mining-Conference?xtssot=0


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Summit Voice, October 7, 2014
-▶ REPORT WARNS AGAINST UNSUSTAINABLE EXPLOITATION OF DEEP OCEAN RESOURCES.  Scientists are warning against unchecked exploitation of deep ocean resources in the coming decades, saying that the lack of a regulatory framework for areas outside territorial waters opens the door for unsustainable development.
The deep sea is important to many critical processes that affect the Earth’s climate, including acting as a “sink” for greenhouse gases – helping offset the growing amounts of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere. It also regenerates nutrients through upwelling that fuel the marine food web in productive coastal systems such as the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Chile and others. Increasingly, fishing and mining industries are going deeper and deeper into the oceans to extract natural resources. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/07/environment-report-warns-against-unsustainable-exploitation-of-deep-ocean-resources/


BBC News, February 17, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA MINING MUST RESPONSIBLY RESPECT ECOSYSTEMS. Scientists call for a "new stewardship" of the deep sea.
   Scientists have made an impassioned plea for humanity to pause and think before making a headlong rush to exploit the deep sea. The researchers said the oceans' lowest reaches had untold riches that could benefit mankind enormously, but not if the harvesting were done destructively http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25638838


Global Possibilities,  July 29, 2013
▶  'FIRE ICE' - NEW FOSSIL FUEL SOURCE, BURIED UNDER THE SEA FLOOR, COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fire-ice-new-fossil-fuel-source-buried-under-the-sea-floor-could-be-disastrous-for-the-planet/


 ▶  VAST METHANE 'PLUMES' SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD

 

PRI Living On Earth, June 10, 2014
▶  DEEP SEABED MINING IS NEW, LIGHTLY REGULATED AND RISK DEVASTATING DEEP, UNKNOWN OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. - AN EXPERIMENT THAT COULD GO VERY WRONG. “We all know that mining on land has all sorts of environmental impacts. It’s very difficult to contain mine tailings, even on land. In the ocean, which, of course, is a fluid environment with all these currents, we can expect widespread pollution.”  ...We can expect other ill effects, too — everything from smothering of deep sea creatures with sediment to light pollution, which in the deep sea will have an impact on creatures that have evolved to live in dark environments. Greenpeace is calling for protection measures to be put in place now, before the “experiment” begins.http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-06-10/deep-seabed-mining-new-and-lightly-regulated-ecological-experiment


                                                 VIDEO FOOTAGE

                         Mother Nature Network, March 04, 2014

▶  CAPTURED FIRST GLIMPSE OF LIFE IN UNEXPLORED DEEP OCEAN TRENCH SHOWS CREATURES THRIVING AT 23,000 FEET DEEP. Exploring how future changes in the ocean's systems due to climate change and other factors is affecting life throughout the ocean's depths. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/video-captures-first-glimpse-of-life-in-unexplored-deep


▶  TOMORROW'S LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS MAY CURRENTLY BE LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA  http://sco.lt/7tJmK1


 Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/


Guardian Envronment, April 09, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA MINING -- THE GOLD RUSH ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.  SEE WHAT IMPACT DEEP SEA MINING WILL HAVE ON MARINE LIFE  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/apr/08/deep-sea-mining-the-gold-rush-on-the-ocean-floor


Guardian, January 5, 2014

▶  GREENLAND EXPLORES ARCTIC MINERAL RICHES AMID FEAR FOR PRISTINE REGION http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/05/greenland-mines-arctic-fears-pristine-environment

 

 The Guardian, October 24, 2013
▶  GREENLAND GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RADIOACTIVE URANIUM AND RARE EARTHS MINING http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/greenland-green-light-uranium-rare-earths-mining


Global Possibilities, September 14, 2013

▶  AFTER NORTH SEA GAS LEAK, DRILLERS FEAR CORROSIVE FLUID COULD THREATEN DEEP SEA WELLS ACROSS THE WORLD http://www.globalpossibilities.org/after-north-sea-gas-leak-drillers-fear-corrosive-fluid-could-threaten-deep-sea-wells-across-the-world/

 

Popular Science,The Future Now, November 20, 2012
▶  HOW TO MINE THE SEA FLOOR:  REMOTELY OPERATED EXCAVATORS FOR MINING IN THE ABYSS http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-10/remotely-operated-excavators-mining-abyss

 

Reuters, December 17, 2013

 ▶ ANTARCTICA MAY HAVE A NEW TYPE OF ICE:  DIAMONDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/us-antarctica-diamonds-idUSBRE9BG0XF20131217

 

SciDevNet, January 14, 2013
 ▶ SHOULD DEEP-SEA MINING GO AHEAD IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA? http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/features/should-deep-sea-mining-go-ahead-in-papua-new-guinea-.html

 

 ▶  LET’S END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DEEP OCEAN - http://petition.bloomassociation.org/stop-the-destruction-of-deep-sea/

 

September 13, 2013 Climate Progress

▶  TO SATIATE THE WORLD'S DEMAND FOR CELL PHONES, WE'RE TURNING NEW ZEALAND'S PRISTINE COAST INTO A STRIP MINE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/13/2612911/seabed-mining-zealand/



                                           BOTTOM TRAWLING 

                                 SCRAPING THE SEABED CLEAN

AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF ECOSYTEMS

                                               http://sco.lt/8duEe9


Grind TV, November 25, 2013

▶  INDISCRIMINATE BOTTOM LONG-LINING - ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/


Britishseafishing.co.uk

▶  OUR FISH DON'T STAND A CHANCE:  NOW "PULSE TRAWLING" OUR SEABEDS http://britishseafishing.co.uk/pulse-trawling/



            THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

       OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB

                                           http://sco.lt/85k9th

                                 

 

 July 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  'FIRE ICE' - NEW FOSSIL FUEL SOURCE, BURIED UNDER THE SEA FLOOR, COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fire-ice-new-fossil-fuel-source-buried-under-the-sea-floor-could-be-disastrous-for-the-planet/



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                                  OIL - DEEP SEA DRILLING

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Mongabay, December 23, 2013
▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


EcoWatch, August 11, 2014
-▶ EXXON STARTS 'MOST CONTROVERSIAL OIL RIGS IN THE WORLD' http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/11/exxon-controversial-oil-rig-russia-arctic/


June 5, 2013 Grist
-▶ BP TO PUMP $1 BILLION INTO IT'S ALASKA DRILLING EFFORTS - AFTER TAXES REDUCED ON OIL COMPANIES AS INCENTIVE http://grist.org/news/bp-to-pump-1-billion-into-its-alaska-drilling-efforts/


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html


▶ Oceana, July 18, 2014
OBAMA ADMIN. CLEARS WAY FOR DYNAMITE-LIKE BLASTS TO SEARCH FOR OIL & GAS OFF EAST COAST, IGNORES LOCAL OPPOSITION & THREATS TO FISHERIES, ECONOMIES & MARINE MAMMALS http://oceana.org/en/news-media/press-center/press-releases/obama-admin-clears-way-for-dynamite-like-blasts-to-search-for-oil-gas-off-east-coast-igno


                                            SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING

                      AND WHALES, SEA CREATURES ARE A DEADLY MIX

                                The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves

                                                 http://sco.lt/7XdRMP

 

ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x


 

                            POST BP DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL:
        DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT

                                                http://sco.lt/7OtO9h


Greenpeace New Zealand, October 01, 2014
TAKE ACTION NOW TO STOP DEEP SEA OIL - #StopStatoil

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has a permit to drill in the deep waters off the beautiful west coast of Northland. It is an area of outstanding beauty, a migratory path for whales, the home of many Maori tribal groups and a paradise for surfers. 

Yet, this summer Statoil plans to begin seismic testing - a process of firing loud sonic explosions through the ocean - as a first step towards dangerous deepwater drilling, if they find oil. 


     The catastrophic oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico showed us the risks of deep sea drilling. And it showed that the price of an accident is borne by the wildlife, coastal communities and economy. New Zealand doesn’t need to take this risk.
http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/take-action/Take-action-online/Statoil_Northland/


Summit Voice, November 04, 2014
 ▶   RUSSIA, CHINA BLOCK ANTARCTICA CONSERVATION PLANS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/04/russia-china-block-antarctica-conservation-plans/


                                             OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                             MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                               http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

                                              OCEANS ACIDIFYING

RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8LsqbR



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS, WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

                      EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 


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                                      CORPORATE LAND MINING

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▶  MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRAB DESTROYING  ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp


These Mega Corporations Operate With Little or No Regulation or Oversight and Are Not Held To Account For the Destruction,  They answer to no government or society for their ecocidal activities left behind in their wake.   They throw big money around to the corrupt, innocent and the ignorant until it is too late, the contract has been signed,  This is Corporate Ecocide At It's Worst and Must Be Reigned For The Sake of Life in both our oceans, forests and wetlands.


 

▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                                   SIERRA MAGAZINE PRESENTS

                                       THE TRUE COST OF COAL

                            AN EXTRAORDINARY PHOTO EXPOSE

                                               http://sco.lt/5wLb2f

 

                                                     PHOTOS, VIDEOS

                 WHEN EARTH IS SCARRED FOREVER - PHOTOS, VIDEOS

                   http://io9.com/when-earth-is-scarred-forever-495971504

 

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶   LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE. The entire ‘river of warm water’ that flows from the Caribbean to the edges of Western Europe is dying due to the Corexit that the Obama Administration allowed BP to use to hide the scale of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The approximately two million gallons of Corexit, plus several million gallons of other dispersants, have caused the over two hundred million gallons of crude oil, that has gushed for months from the BP wellhead and nearby sites, to mostly sink to the bottom of the ocean. This has helped to effectively hide much of the oil, with the hopes that BP can seriously reduce the mandated federal fines from the oil disaster. However, there is no current way to effectively ‘clean up’ the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, which is about half covered in crude oil. Additionally, the oil has flowed up the East Coast of America and into the North Atlantic Ocean. It is likely, based on numerous reports, that the oil is still flowing in massive amounts from multiple places on the seabed floor. This effectively means, that even if we had the technology in place to somehow clean up the free flowing thick crude oil deep in the ocean, it would likely not be enough to reverse the damage to the Thermohaline Circulation System in the Atlantic Ocean.
http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/


Rewire, February 26, 2014
▶  FRACK DRILLING WASTE BEING DUMPED INTO OCEAN OFF CALIFORNIA COAST -- WITH LEGAL PERMIT !! Fracking wastewater contains more than just the chemicals used by oil and gas companies to break up the rocks, including toxic substances like methanol, benzene, naphthalene, and trimethylbenzene. It can also include nasties that it picks up from those deep rock formations, including lead and arsenic. And while safely disposing of such substances isn't easy in the best of situations, ocean disposal poses special risks for those who play in, live near, or eat fish from the sea. http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/petroleum/fracking-waste-is-being-dumped-into-the-ocean-off-californias-coast.html


▶  FRACKING OUR FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY http://sco.lt/6eL9sn

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/



                      PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                        http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

 May 23, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - Destroying Our Planet For Record Profits http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                              http://sco.lt/630INt

 

▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un


▶  AUSTRALIA SEEKS TO LIMIT OCEAN 'GEOENGINEERING'  http://sco.lt/5zLlLd

 

 

                                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE:

            WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE                                                  http://sco.lt/56vkOH


 

▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/


 

               COMING FAST: GLOBAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?

SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY IN NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS  http://sco.lt/4zvupF


 

 


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GHOST FISHING: Derelict fishing nets have turned the sea into a death trap for ocean species

GHOST FISHING: Derelict fishing nets have turned the sea into a death trap for ocean species | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                             GHOST FISHING

                                      Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP. Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.
     It’s impossible to estimate how many marine animals are killed each year by “ghost fishing,” as the problem is known. However, the mosaic of local reports suggests staggering numbers—many of them of commercially valuable or endangered species. In Puget Sound, ghost gear is thought to kill more 3.5 million animals a year, including nearly 25 seals, porpoises and other marine mammals a week.  http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/


TakePart, April 20, 2015
- ▶ THE UNSEEN SLAUGHTER  UNDER THE SEA

http://www.takepart.com/feature/2015/04/20/people-stopping-ghost-fishing-killing-whales-dolphins-seals


                                                     VIDEO (2:25)
              PROTECTING ANIMALS FROM GHOST FISHING GEAR
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhIhgBUDkaQ


TakePart, April 22, 2015
- ▶ PHOTOS: IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO SAVE A MONK SEAL http://www.takepart.com/feature/2015/04/22/endangered-hawaiian-monk-seal-ocean-plastic-pollution-climate-change


Wildlife Extra News
- ▶ OCEAN DEBRIS FOUND TO HAVE IMPACTED A STAGGERING 700 MARINE SPECIES. Researchers at Plymouth University found evidence of 44,000 animals and organisms becoming entangled in, or swallowing debris, from reports recorded from across the globe. Plastic accounted for nearly 92 per cent of cases, and 17 per cent of all species involved were found to be threatened or near threatened on the IUCN Red List, including the Hawaiian monk seal, the loggerhead turtle and sooty shearwater http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/marine-debris-015.html


- ▶ WHALES INGEST HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF FISHING NET, ROPE, AND PLASTIC BAGS : READ THE AUTOPSY

(Physeter macrocephalus) - sperm-whale-fatal-ingestion.pdf http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/assets/pdfs/vetsci-stranding/scientific-contributions/2010/sperm-whale-fatal-ingestion.pdf


Daily Mail Online, November 30, 2014
- ▶ ABANDONED NETS TRAPPING THE OCEANS RARE AND DELICATE CREATURES. The ghost nets trapping the ocean's rare and delicate creatures: Horrific photos reveal turtles, seals, sharks and birds caught in abandoned fishing gear. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2852619/The-horrific-photos-marine-life-stuck-ghost-nets-coast-Northern-Australia-one-worst-world.html


Earth Island Journal, January 27, 2014
- ▶ GHOST FISHING NETS:  INVISIBLE KILLERS IN THE OCEANS http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/ghost_fishing_nets_invisible_killers_in_the_oceans/


Triple Pundit, December 15, 2014
- ▶ GLOBAL GHOST GEAR INITIATIVE AIMS TO CLEAN UP THE FISHING INDUSTRY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/12/global-ghost-gear-initiative-amis-clean-fishing-industry/


                                                    PHOTOS

                   GHOST FISHING NETS KILLING MARINE LIFE

http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/ghost-fishing-nets-killing-marine-life


NOAA Marine Debris Program, October 30, 2014

- ▶ HOW GHOST FISHING IS HAUNTING OUR OCEAN

http://usresponserestoration.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/how-ghost-fishing-is-haunting-our-ocean/

The National, March 04, 2015

- ▶ ILLEGAL DRIFT NETS KILLING ABU DHABI'S ENDANGERED DUGONGS http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/illegal-drift-nets-killing-abu-dhabis-dugongs

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) February 18, 2015

- ▶ MORE THAN 8km OF FISHING LINE RECOVERED FROM SWAN AND CANNING RIVES IN PERTH, AUSTRALIA "It would have otherwise ended up in the Swan and Canning estuary system, could have ended up entangling some of our wildlife, some of our dolphins, some of our black swans, as we've often seen happening over the last 12 months." Since 2008, five dolphins had been found caught in fishing line, with four of the animals dying."That is a horrific way for any creature to die, it is a very slow and painful death, and that can be caused by any discarded fishing line," ... A lot of the entanglement problems that we have seen with our wildlife, fishing line is in particular quite a problem, in fact fishing line can take up to 600 years to break down if it's just left in the environment."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-18/fishing-line-recovered-from-perth-waterways/6143624


                                                      VIDEO

HUMPBACK WHALE FREED FROM NETTING, SHOWS GRATITUDE http://holykaw.alltop.com/humpback-whale-freed-from-netting-shows-gratitude-video


HuffingtonPost Green, December 22, 2014
- ▶ HEROIC WHALE RESCUE REVEALS SAD REALITY OF OCEAN POLLUTION'S IMPACT ON ANIMALS

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/16/noaa-whale-freed-fishing-line_n_6331366.html


                   BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

             IMPACT ON EA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                       http://sco.lt/768Gsz


Pew Charitable Trust, November 31, 2014

- ▶ LIMITS ON DEADLY DRIFT GILLNETS ARE THE LEAST WE CAN DO  http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/news-room/news/2014/11/21/limits-on-deadly-drift-gillnets-are-the-least-we-can-do


Oceana, October 03, 2014
CALIFORNIA DRIFT GILL NET FISHERY CONTINUES TO KILL MARINE MAMMALS. "COUNT, CAP AND CONTROL" SUGGESTED

 http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/as-california-drift-gillnet-fishery-continues-to-kill-marine-mammals-oceana-pressures-for-count-cap-and-control-a-0


Focusing On Wildlife, August 25, 2014
LITTLE, SHY VIQUITA PORPOISE FACES IMMINENT EXTINCTION FROM GILL NETS. Only 97 vaquita porpoises remain in the wild. Their steep decline is blamed largely on illegal gill-net fishing in the Gulf of California http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/vaquita-porpoise-faces-imminent-extinction-can-it-be-saved/


Mongabay, November 18, 2013
▶  NEW STUDY: NEARLY HALF A MILLION SEABIRDS DIE IN GILL NETS EVERY YEAR, BUT SOLUTIONS EXIST http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1118-seabirds-die-by-gillnets-solution.html


Conservation Magazine, May 09, 2014
▶  JUST $200 PER FISHING VESSEL COULD SAVE THOUSANDS OF ALBATROSSES FROM INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR. The commercial fisheries aren’t going to stop their business for the seabirds.  it’s all too easy for a seabird to get caught up in the fishing gear that trails behind a fishing boat, and when they do, it’s usually fatal. In 2004-2005, an estimated 15,500 birds were killed that way off of South Africa. Pelagic albatrosses and petrels are particularly hard-hit,  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/05/just-200-per-fishing-vessel-could-save-thousands-of-albatrosses/


World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014
▶  PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SEABIRDS CAUGHT IN INDUSTRIAL TRAWLER FISHING WIRES http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/project-to-reduce-the-number-of-seabirds-caught-in-fishing-wires


▶  NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS)  OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE AND SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/5ipXN3


HOW INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR IS KILLING WHALES  http://sco.lt/8yu4R7


June 25, 2013 Treehugger

▶  OCEAN SEAFLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html


nter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


Wildlife Extra News - October 2014
- ▶ 57 TONS OF MARINE DEBRIS REMOVED FROM NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS  http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/hawaii-debris-310.html#cr


Care2, October 30, 2014
A SEA FULL OF TRASH:  TACKLING THE HUGE PLASTIC PROBLEM IN OUR OCEANS http://www.care2.com/causes/a-sea-full-of-trash-tackling-the-plastic-problem.html


▶  $400 BILLION CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV


gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?4004


                                                  VIDEO

                NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7


TakePart, October 6, 2013
▶  GREENPEACE'S OUTRAGE AGAINST MONSTER FISHING TRAWLERS LIKE THE FV MARGIRIS - Capable of sucking up 7,000 tons of fish in 1,800-foot long nets, giant ships kill off oceans and  small fishermen http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers


▶  100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS. SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


                                                         WATCH

                                               DEADLY BY-CATCH

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS ARE THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEADLY BYCATCH:  http://sco.lt/6jvCXx


March 27, 2013 CNN
▶  OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2


▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM : OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj


                                                        DEEP END

THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE  http://sco.lt/5pUYyX


BBC Science and Environment

HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS DETERIORATING EVEN FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24369244


▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PROFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY AND SEA LIFE http://sco.lt/7mgaTR


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


                                  ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                         EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


                           EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

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What Have We Done??? Polar bears 'may need to be fed by humans to survive'

What Have We Done??? Polar bears 'may need to be fed by humans to survive' | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Feb 7, 2013 Yale Environment 360:

-▶  POLAR BEARS MAY HAVE TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE

 Drastic measures are required to save the beleaguered animal from extinction, say scientists... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/07/polar-bears-fed-by-humans-survive


Mother Nature Network, March 31,2015
-▶ MAJESTIC GLACIERS IN ALASKA:  THEN AND NOW

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/majestic-glaciers-in-alaska-then-and-now


REVEALING PHOTOS
Barentsobserver, January 13, 2014
▶  RUSSIAN SUBMARINERS FEED POLAR BEAR GARBAGE IN THE ARCTIC http://barentsobserver.com/en/arctic/2015/01/submariners-feed-polar-bear-garbage-13-01


The Guardian Environment, November 17, 2014
-▶ ALASKA-AREA POLAR BEAR POPULATION PLUMMETS 40% IN 10 YEARS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/17/polar-bear-population-falls-sea-north-alaska


Conservation Magazine, December 03, 2014
-▶ CLICHE OR NO, CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY HERE FOR POLAR BEARS http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/12/cliche-or-no-climate-change-really-is-coming-for-the-polar-bears/


Fox News Latino, November 04, 2014
-▶  EXPERT:  POLAR BEAR POPULATION COULD FALL BY TWO-THIRDS BY 2050 http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/11/04/expert-polar-bear-population-could-fall-by-two-thirds-by-2050/



Mongabay, October 08, 2014
-▶  THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR POLAR BEARS:  'STOP THE RISE IN CO2 AND OTHER GREENHOUSE GASES' http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1008-watsa-wcn-amstrup.html?n3ws1ttr


Scientific American, July 15, 2014

-▶  AS ARCTIC ICE DISAPPEARS, LANDLOCKED, STARVING POLAR BEARS ADAPT TO LAND BASED DIETS CHANGING ECOSYSTEMS  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/landlocked-polar-bears-find-new-prey1/

 

 August 6, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶  THE POLAR BEAR WHO DIED OF CLIMATE CHANGE
A lack of sea ice, caused by global warming, meant the bear was unable to hunt seals and starved, according to an expert who had been monitoring the animal in Svalbard, Norway  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/picture/2013/aug/06/polar-bear-climate-change-sea-ice

 

                                                  VIDEOS
                            New York Times, June 10, 2014
RECORDING THE POLAR BEAR'S VIEW OF ITS CHANGING ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/recording-the-polar-bears-view-of-its-changing-arctic-environment/

 

 Guardian, May 28, 2014
-▶ FEWER POLAR BEAR CUBS BEING BORN IN ARCTIC ISLANDS: Rapid reduction of sea ice level hitting population's hunting grounds hard http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/polar-bear-cubs-arctic-climate-change

 

August 11, 2013 Care2

-▶  THIS POLAR BEAR STARVED TO DEATH BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.care2.com/causes/a-polar-bear-starves-to-death-climate-change-is-the-culprit.html

 

Feb 15, 2013 Living on Earth:

-▶  STARVING POLAR BEARS
Polar Bears have long been the poster species for the problem of climate change. But a new paper in Conservation Letters argues that supplemental feeding may be necessary to prevent polar bear populations from going extinct. Polar bear expert Andrew Derocher from the University of Alberta joins Host Steve Curwood to discuss how we can save the largest bear on the planet. http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00007&segmentID=2

 

                                   POLAR BEAR CAM - LIVE

                                         Tundra Buggy Cam

        http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/polar-bear-tundra-buggy-cam

                                   Polar Bears International

                        http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/

 

 

Guardian Environment, November 27, 2013

-▶  FOR CANADA'S REMOTE TOWNS, LIVING WITH POLAR BEARS IS GROWING MORE RISKY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/27/canada-living-with-polar-bears-climate-change

 

Living on Earth, November 15, 2013
-▶  POLAR BEAR ATTACKS ON THE RISE DUE TO ICE MELTING AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00046&segmentID=6

 

Science World Report, September 21, 2013

-▶  POLAR BEAR SEAL DIET NOW HAS HIGHER CONTAMINANT LOAD: IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/9623/20130921/polar-bear-seal-diet-higher-contaminant-load-impacts-climate-change.htm

 

 National Wildlife Federation, December 2, 2013
-▶  ALARMING POLAR BEAR DECLINE A CALL TO ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-by-Topic/Global-Warming/2013/12-02-13-Alarming-Polar-Bear-Decline-a-Call-to-Action-on-Climate-Change.aspx

 

 January 10, 2012 CBC News

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE LEAVES SOME HUDSON BAY POLAR BEARS STARVING http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/01/10/mb-starving-polar-bears-manitoba.html

 

 Guardian Environment, November 27, 2013
-▶  INTERACTIVE: CANADA'S DWINDLING POLAR BEAR POPULATION COULD COLLAPSE IN 17 YEARS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2013/nov/27/canada-dwindling-polar-bear-population-interactive

 

 Yahoo News, January 23, 014
-▶  POLAR BEARS HUNT ON LAND AS ICE SHRINKS http://news.yahoo.com/polar-bears-hunt-land-ice-shrinks-150721159.html

 

Grist, September 23, 2013
-▶  AS CLIMATE CHANGES, POLAR BEARS SWITCH TO POLLUTED FOOD http://grist.org/news/as-climate-changes-polar-bears-switch-to-polluted-food/

 

January 24, 2012 CBC News
-▶  POLAR BEARS EATING MORE EIDER DUCK EGGS http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/01/24/north-eider-duck-eggs.html

 

International Fund for Animal Welfare, December 11, 2013
-▶  DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANIMALS MUST BE ADDRESSED http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dramatic-impacts-climate-change-animals-must-be-addressed



                                                          WATCH

                                                      PBS Nature
          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic. 

                                 One That as Never Been told Before
                        "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179/


 

 

▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION - NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA - CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6PSnNx

 

 NBC News Science, December 18, 2013
-▶ LASERS COULD PROTECT POLAR BEAR DENS FROM OIL DRILLING http://www.nbcnews.com/science/lasers-could-help-protect-polar-bear-dens-oil-drilling-2D11765619

 

 -▶ OH NO... PHOTO Lonely polar bear in the Arctic Ocean http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2013-12/21/content_17188313.htm

 

 

Aug 7, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

-▶  STARVED POLAR BEAR PERISHED DUE TO RECORD SEA-ICE MELT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/starved-polar-bear-perished-due-to-record-sea-ice-melt/

 

 Sustainablog, January 22, 2014
-▶  ARCTIC SEA ICE FREEFALL IS MIRROR IMAGE OF CARBON DIOXIDE ASCENT http://sustainablog.org/2014/01/arctic-sea-ice-freefall-is-mirror-image-of-carbon-dioxide-ascent/

 

                                                         VIDEO

            FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                         GOING...GOING... http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

 

                                             NICE SLIDESHOW
  THE POLAR BEAR BOOGIE: ALASKA POLAR BEARS DANCING ON ICE http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/alaska-polar-bears-dancing-ice-3086348#.UuoMqvZkJK4

 

 

 December 22, 2010 Yale Environment 360
-▶  AS ARCTIC OCEAN MELTS, A REFUGE PLAN FOR THE POLAR BEAR http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_the_arctic_ocean_melts_a_refuge_plan_for_the_polar_bear/2355/

 

 29 March, 2013 Living on Earth:
-▶  BABY POLAR BEAR RESCUE - REALLY CUTE AND GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS: A Polar Bear Orphan School for cubs without their mothers http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00013&segmentID=6

 

  Aug 7, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

-▶  IN DETAIL: STARVED POLAR BEAR PERISHED DUE TO RECORD SEA-ICE MELT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/starved-polar-bear-perished-due-to-record-sea-ice-melt/

 

 

                                           LIVE WEBCAMS

          OFFERS RARE GLIMPSE OF MIGRATING POLAR BEARS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/live-webcam-offers-rare-glimpse-of-migrating-polar-bears

 

ANIMAL PLANET LIVE: http://www.apl.tv/explore-polar-bears.htm

 

 

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT http://sco.lt/58HaEr

 

The Daily Beast, December 13, 2013

-▶ THE END OF THE ARCTIC? COULD BE ICE FREE BY 2015  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/13/the-end-of-the-arctic-ocean-could-be-ice-free-by-2015.html

 

-▶  ARCTIC OCEAN MELTING, ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY  http://sco.lt/9GRj3B

 

ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENTlike symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees

 

 

 -▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 UNESCO, February 22, 2012
-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/

 

Summit Voice, February 15, 2014
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  REPORT WARNS OF 'ARCTIC SQUEEZE'An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear.

FRISCO — Rapid climate change in the Arctic is putting enormous pressure on ecosystems, threatening biodiversity and the fundamental way of life of indigenous Arctic peoples, scientists said in a major new report.

“An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear. Polar bears and the other highly adapted organisms cannot move further north, so they may go extinct. We risk losing several species forever,” said Hans Meltofte of Aarhus University, chief scientist of the report.

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/15/global-warming-report-warns-of-arctic-squeeze/

 

-▶  OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

-▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v

 

 -▶  WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z


               EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                               CNN VIDEO:

-▶  "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 -▶  SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

-▶  IS THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION UPON US? http://sco.lt/5GRCWv

 

-▶  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS:  FAILED STRAGEIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

Summit Voice, December 05, 2013
-▶  ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/05/environment-arctic-scientist-resigns-after-battling-his-own-federal-agency-over-transparency-and-scientific-ethics/

 

 

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

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                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 


 

 

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DEADLY BYCATCH: Two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea - dead or injured

DEADLY BYCATCH:  Two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea -  dead or injured | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


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GILL NET FISHING - DRIFT NET FISHING - LONG LINE HOOK FISHING - BOTTOM LONGLINING - BOTTOM TRAWLING - SUPER TRAWLERS


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                                                        BYCATCH

                           Feb 27, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

As much as two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea dead. The UK government has hailed a "historic" EU agreement to introduce a blanket ban on the "scandal" of dumping dead fish back in the sea. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/27/eu-fish-discards-ban-welcomed

 

                  FULL OCEANA REPORT, "WASTED CATCH"-pdf

                                     PHOTOS, INFOGRAPHS

                                                 March 2014

SHEDDING LIGHT ON STAGGERING BY-CATCH PROBLEM IN U.S. FISHERIES. According to a new Oceana report, United States fisheries discard about 17 percent to 22 percent of everything they catch every year. That amounts to a whopping 2 billion pounds of annual by-catch -- injured and dead fish and other marine animals unintentionally caught by fishermen and then thrown overboard. This includes endangered creatures like whales and sharks, as well as commercially viable fish that may have been too young or too damaged to bring to port. http://oceana.org/sites/default/files/reports/Bycatch_Report_FINAL.pdf


                                                       VIDEO

                      The Weather Channel, January 14, 2015
HERE'S WHY VIDEO OF A GIANT SUNFISH BEING RETURNED TO THE OCEAN IS A BIG DEAL  http://www.weather.com/science/environment/news/giant-sunfish-returns-to-indian-ocean


   IB Times, March 21, 2014
NINE U.S. INDUSTRIAL FISHERIES WASTE ' ALMOST HALF A BILLION SEAFOOD MEALS,'  - NEW OCEANA BYCATCH REPORT http://www.ibtimes.com/nine-us-fisheries-waste-almost-half-billion-seafood-meals-new-oceana-bycatch-report-claims-1562835


                                                    SLIDESHOW

                                 Discovery News, March 21, 2014

NINE COMMERCIAL FISHERIES CAUSE HALF OF DROWNED WHALES AND WASTED FISH  http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/nine-fisheries-cause-half-of-drowned-whales-wasted-fish-140321.htm


Oceana, March 20, 2014

▶  WASTED CATCH:  UNSOLVED PROBLEMS IN U.S. FISHERIES. According to some estimates, global bycatch may amount to 40 percent of the world’s catch, totaling 63 billion pounds per year. In the United States...Bycatch in the U.S. could amount to 2 billion pounds every year, equivalent to the entire annual catch of many other fishing nations around the world... http://oceana.org/en/news-media/publications/reports/wasted-catch-unsolved-problems-in-us-fisheries?source=slider


Ensia, August 11, 2014

NETS THAT SAVE FISH. Bycatch can result in overfishing, reduces the populations of species that might already be endangered and, on the largest scale, interrupts food chains and damages whole ecosystems  http://ensia.com/features/nets-that-save-fish/


Oceana, August 14, 2014
▶ BYCATCH SPOTLIGHT:  ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES FACING SHARKS TODAY http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/08/bycatch-spotlight-one-of-the-biggest-issues-facing-sharks-today


LiveScience via Oceana, March 26, 2014

-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html

 

                                                         VIDEO

                     "THE BIGGEST CATCH - National Geographic

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-Eju09Ios

 

Feb 28, 2013 The Daily Catch

IMPACT OF BY-CATCH ON SEA ANIMALS GOES UNNOTICED, EXPERT SAYS http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/impact-of-bycatch-on-sea-animals-goes-unnoticed-expert-says/#


Salon, March 20, 2014
SEA TURTLES, SHARKS AND WHALES:  THE ACCIDENTAL CASUALITIES OF OUR SEAFOOD INDUSTRY:  Fisheries kill billions of pounds of sea life each year, according to a new report http://www.salon.com/2014/03/20/sea_turtles_sharks_and_whales_the_accidental_casualties_of_our_seafood_industry/


Oceana, June 26, 2014

NEW OCEANA REPORT UNVEILS WASTED CASH IN U.S. FISHERIES. “The staggering amount of fish thrown away every year in the U.S. represents a real loss, both to fishermen and the future resilience of ocean ecosystems. ” Bycatch, the capture and waste of non-target fish and ocean wildlife, costs fishermen and the marine environment in more ways than one.  In addition to being ecologically wasteful, discarding fish is akin to throwing money into the ocean.  Oceana's newly released report spotlights the economic losses from bycatch—an amount that could reach a staggering $1 billion annually.    http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/06/new-oceana-report-unveils-wasted-cash-in-us-fisheries

 

 

                                                        WATCH
                                             DRIFT GILL NETS (8:20)
                                     Newshour, PBS June 14, 2014
BRUTAL GILL NET FISHING PRACTICES UNDER SCRUTINY ON CALIFORNIA'S COAST http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/swordfishing-practices-scrutiny-californias-coast/


World Fishing & Aquaculture, June 18, 2014
-▶ ILLEGAL DRIFTNET FISHING RETURNS TO MOROCCO http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/illegal-driftnet-fishing-returns-to-morocco


Click Green, May 14, 2014
-▶ FULL BAN ON DRIFT NET FISHING TO BE INTRODUCED IN EUROPEAN WATERS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/international-news/124621-europe-to-introduce-a-full-ban-on-driftnet-fishing.html

 

                                                      PHOTOS
Newshour, PBS, June 14, 2014
-▶ FOIA REQUEST REVEALS DOLPHINS, TURTLES AND SHARKS CAUGHT IN PACIFIC GILL NETS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/photos-dead-sea-life-shock-anger-conservationists/


KCET, REWILD, April 29, 2014
SWORDFISH CATCHING TECHNIQUE ( GILL NETTING) COULD BE BANNED TO PROTECT OTHER MARINE LIFE http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/fish/driftnet-ban-gets-hearing-in-assembly.html

 

NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE, GILLNET SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH

 

                                                       PHOTOS
                 GHOST FISHING NETS KILLING MARINE LIFE http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/ghost-fishing-nets-killing-marine-life


                                                 GHOST FISHING:

Derelict fishing nets have turned the bottom of the sea into a death trap                                        http://sco.lt/7jiLC5



                                       

                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo


                                           

-▶ EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing

 

gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

                                                    VIDEO:

              NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7

 

 ▶ OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES - SUPERTRAWLERS WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM  http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj

 

Grind TV, November 25, 2013
▶ INDISCRIMINATE BOTTOM LONG-LINING:  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/

 

                                           BOTTOM TRAWLING

SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9


 

                                                          VIDEO

SHOCKING FOOTAGE REVEALS TUNA INDUSTRY'S SLAUGHTER OF MARINE LIFE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2011/nov/18/footage-tuna-industry-slaughter-video?CMP=twt_fd

 

 

 ▶ OCEAN-GRABBING BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING 'THREATENS WORLD'S FISHERIES - UN http://sco.lt/6g6w41

 

 Science Recorder, May 09, 2014

RESPONSE TEAM FREES HUMPBACK WHALE FROM CRAB TRAPS
Entanglement in fishing gear—“bycatch,” as it is called in the marine community—is a common problem for these whales, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which lists bycatch as one of several reasons why humpback whales are still on the Endangered Species List. http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/response-team-frees-humpback-whale-from-crab-trap/


 

                                                          VIDEO

 -▶ SHOCKING FOOTAGE REVEALS TUNA INDUSTRY'S SLAUGHTER OF MARINE LIFE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2011/nov/18/footage-tuna-industry-slaughter-video?CMP=twt_fd

 


DESTRUCTIVE COMMERCIAL FISHING GEAR KILLS 400, 000+ SEABIRDS EACH YEAR - AND MILLIONS OF OTHER SPECIES - BYCATCH http://sco.lt/7UfLIP

 

 Triple Pundit, April 16, 2014
SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD: THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/04/making-business-case-seafood-traceability/


 

                                             LOOTING OUR SEAS: 

FREE-FOR-ALL DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC http://sco.lt/4r0BNZ

 

HOW INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR IS KILLING WHALES  http://sco.lt/8yu4R7

 

World Wildlife Fund, April 2014

A BIG STEP FORWARD IN THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL FISHING http://worldwildlife.org/stories/a-big-step-forward-in-the-global-fight-against-illegal-fishing

 

                                                        SLIDESHOW
                                        DNews, December 19, 2014
                  STUNNING: BEST OCEAN ANIMAL PHOTOS OF 2013
http://news.discovery.com/animals/best-ocean-animal-photos-of-2013-131219.htm



                   100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                      SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                        http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

 ▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM : OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj

 

 -▶ WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

                                                   WATCH
                                    SEA THE TRUTH 1:00:15

                     IN 2048 OUR OCEANS COULD BE EMPTY

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V325y7QCg3c

 

March 27, 2013 CNN

▶  OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

“THERE IS NO LIFE OUT THERE": GULF ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/gulf-ecosystem-crisis-after-bp-spill-2013102065313544754.html

 

NOAA FISHERIES:  CRUDE OIL CAUSES DEVELOPMENTAL ABNORMALITIES IN LARGE CONSUMER MARINE FISH http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/03/3_24_14oil_spill_effects_large_marine_fish.html

                                                     VIDEO:

                                            LOSING NEMO

                                http://vimeo.com/66514539

 

 ▶ EIGHTY SEA TURTLES WASH UP DEAD ON THE GUATEMALAN COAST - BY-CATCH VICTIMS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/28/eighty-dead-sea-turtles-guatemala

 

WHY ARE MILLIONS OF FISH SUDDENLY DYING IN MASS DEATH?  http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/08/12/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet/

 

THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

-▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

 

PLOS ONE:

BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETS:  A COST-EFFECTIVE INTERIM SOLUTION TO SEABIRD BYCATCH IN FISHERIES? http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0025762


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Taming the Blue Frontier. Should We? Wild vs Farmed Fish. The Terrible Price We Pay

Taming the Blue Frontier. Should We? Wild vs Farmed Fish. The Terrible Price We Pay | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                AQUAFARMS - GOOGLE IMAGES 

                                           http://ow.ly/noUoA


INTENSIVE FISH FARMING : THE ISSUE IS OVERFISHING OF OUR OCEANS.: LARGE WILD FISH BEING CONFINED IN TIGHT, STASTIC WATER IS NOT FISH I WANT TO EAT, NEITHER SHOULD YOU


CAN WE DOMESTICATE WILD FISH

AND SHOULD WE?'

FACTORY FARMING, CAGING OUR FISH

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                                   TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                   Conservation Magazine, University of Washington 

http://conservationmagazine.org/2009/04/taming-the-blue-frontier/

Ten thousand years ago, humans made the shift on land from hunting and gathering to farming. Now the same transformation is taking place at sea....

   Many of today’s coastal fish farms have decimated habitat and spread disease into local fish populations. Making matters worse, fish farms represent a net drain on populations of wild fish, which are often caught just so they can be ground into feed for salmon and other species.

   Despite these concerns, a shift is underway. Some members of the environmental community are concluding that widespread aquaculture must be pursued if we are to save the oceans and feed the planet. Aquaculture production must double by 2050 just to keep up with per capita demand. But merely scaling up current methods would only exacerbate the problems.

   In other words, the world needs new, sustainable aquaculture practices, and it needs them fast. It took 10,000 years for domestic agriculture to transform the land, but viable ocean farming schemes must be developed in one one-hundredth of that time if they are to forestall the oceans’ demise. This urgency is spurring some leading environmentalists and scientists to lend their knowledge and support, instead of their opposition. In a recent lecture, the renowned marine ecologist Jeremy Jackson discussed the threat of overfishing and announced, “the most important scientific challenge we now face is how to make aquaculture ecologically sustainable.”... http://conservationmagazine.org/2009/04/taming-the-blue-frontier/


EndTimesHeadlines, April 04, 2015
-▶  16.5 TONS OF FISH 'DIE SUDDENLY' IN FISH FLOATING NET CAGES IN LAKE MANINJAU, INDONESIA: Cramming Too Many Fish into a cage - lack of oxygen http://endtimeheadlines.org/2015/02/16-5-tons-fish-die-suddenly-lake-maninjau-indonesia/


                    WHO OWNS THE SEA LIFE IN OUR OCEANS?

                                   Daily Mail Online, April, 2015
HUNDREDS OF SEALS ARE SECRETLY BEING SHOT ALONG BRITISH COASTS TO PROTECT FARMED FISH STOCKS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3028571/Hundreds-seals-secretly-shot-British-coasts.html


                              SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON

                                   Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014

HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/


                                              PHOTOS, SLIDESHOW
                                       FastCoExist, January 29, 2015
INVESTING IN A MORE "SUSTAINABLE" FUTURE THAT INCLUDES A LOT OF FARMED, CAGED FISH  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3041450/investing-in-a-more-sustainable-future-that-includes-a-lot-of-farmed-fish 


SafeBee, January 20, 2015
-▶  FARMED FISH:  YAY OR NAY? Is farmed fish good for your health — or the environment? http://www.safebee.com/food/farmed-fish-yay-or-nay


-▶  FISH FARMING  — A SAD "SOLUTION" TO AN UNNECESSARY PROBLEM J. Morris Hicks, author http://hpjmh.com/2011/07/17/fish-farming-a-sad-solution-to-an-unnecessary-problem/


                                                      VIDEO

                               THE FUTURE OF AQUACULTURE 

                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtCLJilA6f


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) February 05, 2014

 ▶ FISH FARMS TO PRODUCE NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF GLOBAL FOOD FISH SUPPLY BY 2030 http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213522/icode/


-▶ WHY CURRENT FISH FARMING IS UNSUSTAINABLE AND HARMING THE PLANET AND YOU http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-fish-farming-is-unsustainable-and-harming-the-planet/


Should the ocean be farmed like the land, with fish instead of livestock? And if so, how sustainable is sustainable enough?


EENews, November 20, 2014
-▶ OCEANS: DEBATE CHURNS AS NOAA IS SET TO OPEN U.S. FEDERAL WATERS TO AQUACULTUREhttp://www.eenews.net/stories/1060009321


The Scotsman, April 20, 2014
 ▶ SALMON FARM 'KILLING OFF WILD STOCK'  "...since 1989 (we have known) that the collapse of sea trout populations in West Highland Scotland was being driven by the large numbers of sea lice associated with the cage rearing of salmon. “It is a problem which continues to get worse and also greatly depletes salmon populations in fjordic systems.
   “Efforts to reduce sea louse numbers to levels which do not threaten the wild fish have failed dismally, despite the large-scale use of dangerous chemicals which ultimately threaten the valuable lobster, prawn and crab fisheries of the Highlands and Islands.
    “Add to this assault on sea trout and salmon populations the effects of bacterial and virus disease and the widely reported problem of genetic introgression. Healthy wild sea trout and salmon populations cannot exist in the presence of the cage-reared salmon.”  http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/salmon-farms-killing-off-wild-stock-1-3382113


Epoch Times, July 15, 2014
 ▶ 5 REASONS TO AVOID FACTORY-FARMED FISH http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/802171-5-reasons-to-avoid-factory-farmed-fish/


Jan/Feb 2012 Mother Jones, Tom Philpott
 ▶ FACTORY FARMED FISH: TODAY'S SEAFOOD SPECIAL: PIG MANURE, ANTIBIOTICS, PESTICIDES AND DIARRHEA BUGS  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/imported-seafood-shrimp-fda


Guardian Environment, May 19, 2014
-▶ FARMED FISH CONSUMPTION AT RECORD HIGH, UN REPORT REVEALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/19/farmed-fish-consumption-un-report-wild-stock


Psys.Org, August 20, 2014
-▶ TRACKING GENETICALLY FARMED FISH ESCAPING INTO THE WILD.  WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT http://phys.org/news/2014-08-genetically-tracking-farmed-fish-wild.html


World Fishing & Aquaculture, March 10, 2014
 ▶ RESEARCHERS LOOK AT STERILIZATION OF FARMED FISH TO AVOID CONTAMINATING WILD FISH. Researchers at the UK’s University of East Anglia (UEA) believe farmed salmon should be sterilised to avoid breeding with wild fish. http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/researchers-look-at-wild-fish-reproduction


UNESCO, February 22, 2012

-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/


                                                       EXPOSE

                                               Wall Street Journal:
TAMING THE WILD TUNA:  WHY FARMED FISH ARE TAKING OVER OUR DINNER PLATES http://online.wsj.com/articles/why-farmed-fish-are-taking-over-our-dinner-plates-1415984616


Grist, July 30, 2014
-▶ FARMING BLUEFIN TUNA MIGHT BE OUT OF OUR DEPTHS (AND TOO SHALLOW FOR THEIRS) http://grist.org/news/farming-bluefin-tuna-might-be-out-of-our-depths/


 ▶ FARM-RAISED TUNA MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER TO OVERFISHING - TOO LARGE TO RAISE IN CRAMPED FACTORY-FARMED CAGES http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-08/farm-raised-tuna-may-not-be-the-answer-to-overfishing


August 16, 2013 The Fish Site
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS IN ALARMING DECLINE: TOO MANY INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS PLUNDERING THE OCEANS WITH HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE FISHING TECHNIQUES http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21031/pacific-tuna-stocks-in-alarming-decline#sthash.MgpLJS46.dpuf


Business Insider, July 0, 2014
 ▶ FORGET TUNA:  THESE ARE THE SEA FOODS WE'LL BE EATING IN THE FUTURE http://www.businessinsider.com/seafood-well-be-eating-in-the-future-2014-6


                 SEAFOOD SURPRISE.  WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING?

                                        http://sco.lt/4ix4jp


September 11, 2012 - The Guardian -

-▶ AQUA FARMS CRAM FISH INTO SMALL SPACES (#CAFOs)

The chemicals used are highly toxic to many marine species, especially crustaceans. The treatments use organophosphates, which attack the nervous system of sea lice and teflubenzuron, which interferes with their ability to grow shells. Marine scientists have shown the chemical is extremely threatening to young lobsters, crabs and prawns, Staniford said.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/10/scottish-fish-farmers-parasite-pesticide


NPR, January 3o, 2012
 ▶ WILD FISH STOCKS THAT FEED FARMED SALMON IN MASSIVE DECLINE.

Farmed salmon, that ubiquitous pink fish decorated with ribbons of fat, can thank the forage fish of the southern Pacific ocean – like anchovy and jack mackerel – for their calorie-rich diet. Indeed, more than 5 pounds of jack mackerel typically can go towards raising one pound of farmed salmon. But that food supply – and the ocean ecosystem that supports it — may be in peril, according to a new report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. According to scientists the ICIJ spoke to, "supertrawler" fishing vessels from Asia, Europe and Latin America have contributed to a 63 percent decline in jack mackerel stocks since 2006. At the current rate of overfishing, the world's stock of jack mackerel, which is largely located off the coast of Chile, could collapse soon.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/01/30/146083919/pacific-mackerel-stocks-that-feed-farmed-salmon-in-decline


                                                        VIDEO:

                         FORAGE FISH (USED FOR FISH FARMING)

              KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB GOING, GOING

                                           http://sco.lt/54Pqnh


Quartz, December 15, 2014
 ▶ FARMED SHELLFISH: THE WORLD'S SCALLOPS AND OYSTERS ARE MYSTERIOUSLY DYING OUT. British Columbia’s share of Canada’s aquaculture industry is in a tailspin.  http://qz.com/311345/the-worlds-scallops-and-oysters-are-mysteriously-dying-out/


Bloomberg, December 15, 2014
-▶ OYSTER HERPES' KILLER VIRUS THREATENS $4 BILLION INDUSTRY http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-14/oyster-herpes-killer-virus-threatens-4-billion-industry.html



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                        GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FARMED-FISH

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“FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz


-▶  WHEN FARMED FISH ESCAPE: YOU COULD BE EATING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FRANKENFISH WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT http://gizmodo.com/5916306/you-could-be-eating-genetically-engineered-frankenfish-without-even-knowing-it


April 24, 2013 Guardian Environment
 ▶ GM SALMON'S GLOBAL HQ - 1,500 HIGH IN THE PANAMANIAN RAINFOREST - WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO HIDE? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/24/genetically-modified-salmon-aquabounty-panama-united-stat



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                          FARMING SALMON IN CONFINED CAGES

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WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING  http://sco.lt/7kUpVp



                                                     VIDEO

       FARMED SALMON EXPOSED: THE WORST FISH YOU CAN EAT -  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/30/farmed-salmon-exposed.aspx


Tidal Vision, December 23, 2014
 -▶ THREE FACTS ABOUT FARMED SALMON THAT WILL SHOCK YOU http://tidalvisionusa.com/3-facts-about-farmed-salmon-that-will-shock-you/


The Fish Site, February 09, 2015
 ▶ PANCREAS DISEASE THREAT TO WILD SALMON FROM ESCAPED NORWEGIAN FARMED SALMON  http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/25085/pancreas-disease-threat-from-escaped-norwegian-salmon


-▶ FOOD SAFETY AGENCY SHOULD PROTECT PUBLIC, NOT COVER UP VIRUS FOR SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY http://commonsensecanadian.ca/food-safety-agency-should-protect-public-not-cover-up-virus-for-salmon-farming-industry-cfia-isav-kibenge/


                                                      WATCH
                                SALMON CONFIDENTIAL 1:09:14

                            2013 British Columbia Documentary

                      INDUSTRIAL SALMON FISH FARMS VIRUSES

                  DESTROYING NATURAL SALMON POPULATION
                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2AUHpuJzac


August 24, 2013 Herald Scotland
-▶ SCIENTISTS CLAIM SEA LICE IN FISH FARMS KILL ONE THIRD OF WILD SALMON http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/scientists-claim-sea-lice-in-farms-kill-one-third-of-wild-salmon.21946288


CBC News, January 08, 2015
▶ SEA LICE PESTICIDES USED IN SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY MAY BE HAZARDOUS  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sea-lice-pesticides-used-in-salmon-industry-may-be-hazardous-1.2894258


Oceana, July 22, 2014
 ▶ CHILEAN SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY FOUND TO USE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF ANTIBIOTICS WORLDWIDE http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/07/chilean-salmon-industry-found-to-use-highest-amount-of-antibiotics-worldwide


SCOTTISH FISH FARMERS USE RECORD AMOUNTS OF PESTICIDES, DESTROYING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/4i52I5


Earth Justice

SALMON MUST BE PROTECTED FROM PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/features/salmon-must-be-protected-from-pesticides


                                                  WATCH

                                       FACTORY FARMED FISH
▶ THE MASSIVE POLLUTION AND CONDITION UNDER A FISH FARM IN NORWAY : Lerøy west (English subtitle) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIShIjPbIE


Blue Planet Society, February 15, 2015
 ▶ WE MUST DEMAND SEAL-SAFE FARMED SALMON http://blueplanetsociety.blogspot.com/2009/07/it-is-now-time-for-seal-friendly-farmed.html


Quartz, July 21, 2014
 ▶ AMERICA CATCHES SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST SALMON BUT EATS SOME OF THE WORST. THE CRAZY EXPORT, IMPORT BUSINESS OF WILD FISH Instead of demanding their own Pacific salmon, Americans are mostly eating the blander-tasting, farmed Atlantic variety imported from countries like Norway and Chile, or other farmed fish from China. The crazy export, re-import business of wild fish http://qz.com/234197/america-catches-some-of-the-worlds-best-salmon-but-eats-some-of-the-worst/


                                                      SHRIMP

                 THE MASSIVE HIDDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRICE TAG

               DESTROYING MANGROVE FORESTS AND OUR OCEANS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7eonir


Truthout, December 07, 2014
- ▶ ENCLOSING THE AQUATIC COMMONS IN BRAZIL - AQUACULTURE: THE PARTITIONING OF BRAZIL'S OCEAN AND RIVERS THREATENS SMALL-SCALE FISHING FAMILIES. The federal government has implemented a plan for privatizing water resources that can then be used by private companies for fish farming, and its objective is to produce 20 million tons of fish annually through aquaculture. Privatizing the water in this way enables companies to intensively produce one type of fish in an area, without the fish having to compete with other species for food and space. Raising fish through aquaculture, however, requires the use of countless chemicals and has led to the displacement of small-scale fishermen and women. http://truth-out.org/news/item/27824-the-partitioning-of-brazil-s-ocean-and-rivers-threatens-small-scale-fishing-families


Energy Live News, July 01, 2014
-▶  SEAFOOD "COULD BE COOKED BY CLIMATE CHANGE" We could reach a point where governments battle it out over dwindling pockets of seafood. Big predators such as tuna could move and aquacultures – which can farm carnivorous species such as salmon – need fish meal and if these smaller fish move there could be a real “price hike”.

http://www.energylivenews.com/2014/07/01/seafood-could-be-cooked-by-climate-change/


Earth Policy Institute, March 27, 2014

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE FACT SHEET http://www.earth-policy.org/press_room/C68/fisheries_and_aquaculture_fact_sheet


The Blog Aquatic November 21, 2014
- ▶ 5 REASONS YOU DEPEND ON HEALTHY FISHERIES  http://blog.oceanconserva

ncy.org/2014/11/21/5-reasons-you-depend-on-healthy-fisheries/


EMagazine.com, May 1, 2013
FREE RANGE FISH: THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROMISE OF OPEN OCEAN FISH FARMS? open ocean fish farms may be the solution to a whole range of environmental problems. Not the crowded, close-to-shore pens where fish are trapped like caged chickens, requiring doses of antibiotics which leak, along with the concentrated wastes, into surrounding water. But submersible net pens, more than 150 feet apart, where ocean currents disperse waste, and fish swim and live in the closest possible approximation to their natural habitat. Free-range fish. - See more at: http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/free-range-fish/

 

August 19, 2013 National Geographic

-▶ CAN NEW SHARK-RESISTANT NETS SPUR RESPONSIBLE AQUACULTURE? http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/19/can-new-shark-resistant-nets-spur-responsible-aquaculture/


August 17, 2012 The Fish Site

NIGERIA: N1.17 BILLION INVESTED ON BAYELSA AQUACULTURE FARMS http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21030/n117-billion-invested-on-bayelsa-aquaculture-farms

 

QUESTScience, February 13, 2014

ARE VEGETARIAN FISH THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING? 

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/13/vegetarian-farmed-fish-may-be-key-to-sustainable-aquaculture/

                            INFOGRAPHIC:  FARMED FISH DIETS

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/13/infographic-can-farmed-fish-go-vegetarian/



                          IS 'SUSTAINABLE' SEAFOOD A FANTASY?

                                     FARMED FISH vs WILD FISH                  

                                           http://sco.lt/5ZTLhR


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              WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING

COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING - WHAT ARE WE DOING? http://sco.lt/84rBVx


                                                    VIDEO

                                       EMPTYING OUR OCEANS

              THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k


WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z


                                                    AQUAPONICS: 

            GROWING FISH AND ORGANIC LEAFY GREENS TOGETHER

                               http://www.leadsleap.com/go/48619


                                                             VIDEO

                                           WHAT IS AQUAPONICS?

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26xpMCXP9bw


THE FARMING TECHNIQUE THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE EAT http://sco.lt/7YO4vZ

 

The Ideas Arcade, March 02, 2014
▶  GROWING FRESH ORGANIC VEGETABLES AND FISH TOGETHER - WITHOUT SOIL:  FEEDING THE WORLD WITH AQUAPONICS http://www.theideasarcade.com/growing-food-without-soil-feeding-world-aquaponics/


 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                           http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


                         EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 



                 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 -▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49

  -▶ CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY? http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

  -▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 -▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

 


pdjmoo's insight:

        CAN WE DOMESTICATE WILD FISH -- AND SHOULD WE?'

Fish Swim Freely In the Ocean Playing A Crucial role in the natural bio ecosystem that supports life on our  planet.  When the ocean is out of balance, so is the planet...playing a major part in climate change.

Factory-Farming Fish in cramped, almost motionless quarters cannot be healthy and breeds a more, bigger, faster profit mentality as great expense to both the health of humans, fish and environment.

Fed with either depleted ocean wild stock or gmo soy unnatural foods, they are not bred by natural selection as they would in the wild but highly inbred in captivity. Just as hatchery bred fish was not the answer for depleted wild salmon runs and the dam devastations , neither is this human interference with natural selection for the food we consume.. They also are fed antibiotics and require pesticides for lice that must be used when raised in confined cages in large quantities which the fish ingest and we eat.

This is another huge, corporate animal corporate factory farming business where the bottom-line and profits drives decisions and, as with the mega pig and chicken factory farms, where profits override the welfare and health of the animals "produced" for human consumption, here we have NO regulations, NO Oversight, NO labeling in place.

                                             65 BILLION ANIMALS

                     RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS

                             DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS

                                               http://sco.lt/6GRczB


Corporate trawlers have already emptied out and wrecked our oceans.

WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z


So... what are we eating?  Have we simply sacrificed our oceans for another huge global corporate business that writes its' own laws and keeps fed on the glowing public relations wheel until we have completely ravaged the environment, nature, and her natural, crucial biodiversity to the point of extinction and humans get sicker and sicker along with the planet? Deforestation, resource extractions, poisoning of our soils, water and food, massive extinction of our animals and wildlife...all for the bottom line...have created a massive imbalance in our biosphere producing climate change..remember this.  Perhaps, this time, we can get ahead of the game and create a truly sustainable, legal value-based practice that is for the good of all species on this planet, not just for Wall Street @pdjmoo


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Sharks: 100 Million slaughtered a year just for their fins. Shark populations plummet by 90%

Sharks: 100 Million slaughtered a year just for their fins. Shark populations plummet by 90% | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                              WHEN MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION


Elephant Journal, November 13, 2011
-▶  SHARK POPULATIONS HAVE PLUMMETED BY 90% IN RECENT DECADES...WILL BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS UNLESS WE PUT A BRAKE ON THIS SLAUGHTER http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/11/shark-populations-have-plummeted-by-90-in-recent-decadeswill-be-extinct-in-a-few-years/


                                                             VIDEO
                                        WHY SHARKS MATTER (2:55)
                                   https://vimeo.com/117815581#at=0


Yale Environment 360 March 19, 2015
-▶ SHARK DEPLETION: NOT JUST ABOUT SHARKS - WITH FINS OFF MANY MENUS, A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOR SHARKS

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/with_fins_off_many_menus_a_glimmer_of_hope_for_sharks/2857/


NPR, March 03, 2015
-▶  WHY SHARK FINNING BANS AREN'T KEEPING SHARKS OFF THE PLATE (YET)  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/03/03/390449252/why-shark-finning-bans-arent-keeping-sharks-off-the-plate-yet


The Dodo, March 03, 2015
-▶  SHARKS ARE GOING EXTINCT.  HERE'S HOW YOU CAN STOP THAT https://www.thedodo.com/community/RacingExtinction/sharks-extinction-fin-trade-1021832235.html


Mongabay, February 07, 2015
-▶  35 PICTURES OF THE SHARK FIN TRADE THAT WILL SHOCK AND DISMAY YOU http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0207-sharkfin-trade-pictures.html


                                                      VIDEO
                 SHARK FINNING:  THE SHOCKING TRUTH (5:30)
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Q4MHX-GIs


Inside Science, November 25, 2014
-▶  THREATS TO SHARKS THREATEN ENTIRE ECOSYSTEMS: 100 MILLION DIE A YEAR, JUST FOR THEIR FINS  http://www.insidescience.org/content/threats-sharks-threaten-entire-ecosystems/1351


                                           SHOCKING VIDEO:

 TENS OF THOUSAND OF MUTILATED SHARK FINS DRYING ON HONG KONG ROOFTOPS - HOW MANY SHARKS IS THAT?  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3994748174/video-shocking-thousands-of-mutilated-shark-fins-drying-on-hong-kong-rooftops-how-many-sharks-is-that


August 5, 2013 Pew Environment

-▶  EVERY WEEK, APPROX 2 MILLION SHARKS ARE KILLED MOSTLY TO SUPPLY FINS AS A SOUP FOR ASIAN MARKETS http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/seven-conservation-wins-for-each-day-of-discoverys-shark-week-2013-85899494193


                                              PHOTO GALLERY

                                      August 2, 2013 Treehugger
                         AN EXPLANATION OF OF SHARK FINNING

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/shark-week-an-explanation-of-shark-finning.html

 

-▶  NATIONS CONSIDER PROTECTING SHARKS AS 100 MILLION SLAUGHTERED EACH YEAR -- JUST FOR THEIR FINS http://sco.lt/5RKfQn


                                                    VIDEO
                                  SHARK FIN CATCHING (6:58)
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv_8vx1fHLo


September 02, 2013 The Independent
-▶ SHARK FIN SOUP OFF THE MENU: CHINA'S CRACKDOWN ON EXTRAVAGANT BANQUETS GIVES SHARKS A SECOND CHANCE http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/shark-fin-soup-off-the-menu-chinas-crackdown-on-extravagant-banquets-gives-sharks-a-second-chance-8795235.html


 South China Morning Post, April 09, 2014
-▶  SHARK FIN TRADE FROM HONG KONG TO CHINA DROPS ALMOST 90 PERCENT IN ONE YEAR http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc


Mongabay, August 13, 2014
-▶  DEMAND FOR SHARK FIN PLUNGING http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0812-hance-demand-shark-fin.html


-▶ HOW MANY SHARKS DO WE KILL PER HOUR?  THIS INFOGRAPH WILL SHOCK YOU http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/sharks-killed-per-hour-infographic_n_2965775.html


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                                                        WATCH

CELEBRITY CHEF, GORDON RAMSEY TACKLES SHARK FINNING ISSUE IN "SHARK BAIR" SPECIAL http://reefbuilders.com/2011/10/19/gordon-ramsey-tackles-shark-finning-issue-shark-bait-special/

 

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 Boston Globe, July 24, 2014
-▶  MASSACHUSETTS SHARK FIN BAN SIGNED INTO LAW:  NINTH U.S. STATE TO DO SO http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/07/24/shark-fin-ban-signed-into-law/h4n92gQKbOcB5gekYeMtQM/story.html

 

                                    An Image Say A Thousand Words

                                           SHARK FINNING

                                     Google Search http://ow.ly/koU4C

 

  -▶  73 MILLION SHARKS KILLED EVERY YEAR FOR SOUP.  KONG KONG IMPORTED MORE THEN 22 MILLION POUNDS OF SHARK FINS IN 2011 ALONE  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2203774861/73-million-sharks-killed-every-year-for-soup-hong-kong-imported-more-than-22-million-pounds-of-shark-fins-last-year

 

                                                  IN PICTURES:

EXCLUSIVE: THE CRUEL REALITY OF THE GLOBAL SHARK FIN TRADE http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1078235910/exclusive-the-cruel-reality-of-the-global-shark-fin-trade-in-pictures

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                                      "FIN" - 14 Min

             DESTRUCTIVE BUSINESS OF SHARK FISHING AND FINNING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1301732949/fin-14-min-film-on-destructive-business-of-shark-fishing-and-finning


-▶  SHARKS ARE CRUCIAL TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS, SAYS UMS PROFESSOR http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1606725445/sharks-are-crucial-to-ocean-ecosystems-says-ums-prof


-▶  WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF SHARKS DISAPPEARED? http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2398871120/what-would-happen-if-sharks-disappeared


                                SHARKS' ROLE IN THE OCEAN

https://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/the-value-of-sharks/sharks-role-in-the-ocean/


-▶  SHARKS ON A COLLISION COURSE - COULD CAUSE IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2204942422/sharks-on-a-collision-course-could-cause-irreversible-damage-to-ocean-ecosystems

 

                                                         VIDEO

                               AWARD WINNING SHORT FILM

                     "WHERE HAVE ALL OUR SHARKS GONE?"

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1127050673/where-have-our-sharks-gone-award-winning-short-film

 

                                                            VIDEO
                    SHARK FINNING AND LONG LINING ... STOP IT ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMYtuMgwNCY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

                                             STUNNING PHOTOS

      OF SHARKS AND PEOPLE DOCUMENT A VULNERABLE SPECIES
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/photos-sharks-people_n_5552283.html


- ▶  WHY SHARKS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS ARE DECLINING WORLDWIDE http://www.care2.com/greenliving/why-sharks-are-declining-worldwide.html


                                                      WATCH
                                CHANGING SEAS: TIGER SHARKS:

             4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST

                                             http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 

 The Guardian, March 11, 2013
-▶  FIVE SHARK SPECIES WIN PROTECTION AGAINST FINNING TRADE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/mar/11/shark-species-greater-protection-finning

 

Mongabay, February 07, 2014
-▶  35 PICTURES OF THE SHARK FIN TRADE THAT WILL SHOCK AND DISMAY YOU http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0207-sharkfin-trade-pictures.html

 

                                                     WATCH

         SHARK FINNING PUTS SPECIES ON VERGE OF EXTINCTION   http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/09/video-shark-finning/

 

                                                      VIDEO

-▶  SHOWS THOUSANDS OF SHARK FINS DUMPED ON HONG KONG STREET TO SUPPLY SOUP INDUSTRY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2111690/Video-shows-thousands-shark-fins-dumped-Hong-Kong-street-supply-soup-industry.html


ITV, October 17, 2013

-▶  DOLPHINS BUTCHERED FOR SHARK BAIT IN ILLEGAL HUNT OFF THE COAST OF PERU http://www.itv.com/news/2013-10-17/dolphins-butchered-for-shark-bait-in-illegal-hunt-off-the-coast-of-peru/

 

Latin Post, October 24, 2013

▶  DOLPHINS CHOPPED UP, SKINNED ALIVE IN PERU FOR SHARK BAIT FOR ASIAN DELICACY http://www.latinpost.com/articles/3242/20131024/dolphins-chopped-up-skinned-alive-peru-use-shark-bait-asian.htm


 -▶ SLAUGHTERING BEAUTIFUL WHALE SHARKS -- JUST FOR THEIR FINS  http://sco.lt/81PhB3


IOL.co.za, June 04, 2014
-▶ SHARK MEAT WORSE THAN ITS BITE. Top Predators absorb all the toxins as they move up the food chain. Recent meat samples from at least three species of shark had levels of arsenic, mercury and other toxic compounds way above the recommended food safety levels.

 273 million sharks are killed every year around the world. While a large percentage were destined for the shark fin soup market, shark meat was also used widely for direct human consumption or indirectly in fish meal or fertiliser. http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/shark-meat-worse-than-its-bite-1.1698302#.U47-XfldUrU

 

 Salon, January 27, 2014
-▶  UNDERCOVER ACTIVISTS BUST "WORLD'S BIGGEST WHALE SHARK SLAUGHTERHOUSE" IN CHINA http://www.salon.com/2014/01/27/undercover_activists_bust_worlds_biggest_whale_shark_slaughterhouse_in_china/

 

                                              WATCH - SHORT VIDEO

                                           "EXTINCTION SOUP" (3:38)

                    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/extinction-soup

 

 

-▶  EATING OURSELVES OUT OF EXISTENCE: PACIFIC SHARKS DISAPPEARING INTO SOUP: STUDY  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3163803855/eating-ourselves-out-of-existence-pacific-sharks-disappearing-into-soup-study


Cornell University, December 03, 2013
-▶ SHARKS & HUMANS ... WE'RE RELATED.   SHARK, HUMAN PROTEINS ARE SURPRISINGLY SIMILAR http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/12/shark-human-proteins-are-surprisingly-similar


-▶  SHARKS ARE CRUCIAL TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS, SAYS UMS PROFESSOR  http://sco.lt/5lkhGr

 

                               AUSTRALIAN SHARK SLAUGHTER

                         BRUTAL CULL IMPOVERISHES OCEANS

                         GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED ECOCIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/89FFLt

 

 

 Guardian Environment, January 11, 2014

-▶  THIS COULD BE THE YEAR WE START TO SAVE, NOT SLAUGHTER, THE SHARK. Specialist restaurants in Beijing are changing their menus or closing down as the Far East begins to share world revulsion at cutting off shark fins to make a gourmet soup
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/11/shark-finning-in-decline-in-far-east

 

Pew Environment, January 09, 2014

-▶  DISPATCH FROM PANAMA:  40 SPECIES OF SHARKS AT RISK

Less well-known is that this Central American country’s waters are home to more than 40 species of tiburónes, or sharks, primarily off its Pacific coast. The majority of these species are threatened or near threatened with extinction, mainly because of overfishing during the past 30 years. - http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/dispatch-from-panama-taking-steps-to-protect-sharks-at-risk-85899531069


 

 -▶  EXCUSE ME WAITER, BUT THERE'S AN ENDANGERED SPECIES IN MY BOWL OF SOUP ! http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2569087704/excuse-me-waiter-but-there-s-an-endangered-species-in-my-bowl-of-soup


                                       =====================

                                                         CHINA

                                       =====================

 

  ThinkProgress, December 9, 2013

 -▶  CHINA BANS SHARK FIN SOUP FROM OFFICIAL BANQUETS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/09/3036831/china-bans-shark-fin-soup/

 

Business Week, December 20, 13
 -▶  SHARK FIN SOUP STILL SELLS DESPITE CHINA'S EXTRAVAGANCE CRACKDOWN http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-12-20/shark-fin-soup-still-sells-despite-chinas-extravagance-crackdown

 

Washington Post, October 19, 2013

-▶  IN CHINA, VICTORY FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AS CITIZENS PERSUADED TO GIVE UP SHARK FIN SOUP
-▶http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-china-victory-for-wildlife-conservation-as-citizens-persuaded-to-give-up-shark-fin-soup/2013/10/19/e8181326-3646-11e3-89db-8002ba99b894_story.html

 

Salon, January 27, 2014
-▶  UNDERCOVER ACTIVISTS BUST "WORLD'S BIGGEST WHALE SHARK SLAUGHTERHOUSE" IN CHINA http://www.salon.com/2014/01/27/undercover_activists_bust_worlds_biggest_whale_shark_slaughterhouse_in_china/


 September 13, 2013 Treehugger
-▶  CHINA CLAIMS SHARK FIN CONSUMPTION HAS DROPPED 70% SINCE 2012 BAN -- BUT WAIT BEFORE YOU CELEBRATE  http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/china-claims-shark-fin-consumption-dropped-70-2012.html


-▶  HUNTING DOWN THREATENED SPECIES... FOR THEIR LARGE FINS: Emerging whale shark 'crisis' in China http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2235031693/hunting-down-threatened-species-for-their-large-fins-emerging-whale-shark-crisis-in-china


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-▶  MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE, SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH


 -▶  DAN RATHER REPORTS, "SHARK FIN" CLIP 3  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1850941760/dan-rather-reports-shark-fin-clip-3

 

 Southern Fried Science:
-▶  13 AMAZING THINGS SCIENTISTS DISCOVERED ABOUT SHARKS IN 2013 http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=16267


  

                                                       WATCH

                                    "BLUE WATER, WHITE DEATH"

http://gearpatrol.com/2013/08/09/the-greatest-shark-movie-youve-never-seen/


  -▶  SHARKS:  AN UPDATE FROM THE FINNING INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/6Jm9th


                                    DO SHARKS HAVE CULTURE?

                                   Shark species facing extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/4oWoQT


 ▶ THE TERRIBLE COST OF SHARK BAIT SOUP -DOLPHINS CHOPPED UP AND SKINNED ALIVE - PETITION http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/3993?l=X7wKqXEQxgI

 

 July 9, 2012 Treehugger

-▶  3-4 TIMES MORE SHARKS KILLED ANNUALLY THAN UN STATS SHOW http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/3-to-4-times-more-sharks-killed-annually-than-stats-show.html

 

-▶  SHARK FIN GOLD: EGYPT'S RED SEA SHARKS FACE EXTINCTION http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/978099445/egypt-s-red-sea-sharks-face-extinction


                                                         WATCH

                SENEGALESE SHARKS THREATENED BY OVERFISHING

                                              http://sco.lt/7wji2j


  -▶ COSTA RICA: ZERO TOLERANCE FOR SHARK FINNING

Eurasia Review, October 24, 2012

“It is estimated that in Costa Rica alone, between 350,000 and 400,000 sharks were caught in 2011 to use the fins and this must be stopped,”

 Eurasia Review http://www.eurasiareview.com/24102012-costa-rica-zero-tolerance-for-shark-finning/


 HuffPost Green, November 20, 2013
-▶ GRUESOME SHARK-FINNING TACTIC LETS COSTA RICAN FISHERMEN EXPLOIT LEGAL LOOPHOLE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/20/shark-fin-costa-rica_n_4305394.html

 

Mongabay, November 10, 2013
-▶ FISHERMEN FIND WAY TO CIRCUMVENT SHARK FIN BAN (PHOTOS) http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1110-shark-fin-technique.html

                                


 Guardian Environment, February 13, 2013

 -▶  MOZAMBIQUE COASTLINE: MANTAS AND HAMMERHEADS TO 'DISAPPEAR' FROM DIVER' PARADISE IF PLUNDER IS UNCHECKED  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/feb/14/chinese-shark-fin-soup-mozambique


 -▶  A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr

 

 

-▶  THE DEVOLUTON OF THE SEAS:  THE CONSEQUENCES OF OCEANC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6tulKj

 

 

-▶  -▶  MORE ON SHARKS AND SHARK FINNING

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?q=shark+finning

 

 

             THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                     http://sco.lt/61gcWf



                         EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo


 

 

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▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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Why Sardines Matter: Critical Ecosystem Food Source in Steep Decline

Why Sardines Matter: Critical Ecosystem Food Source in Steep Decline | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

San Francisco Chronicle, April 13 ,2015
 -▶  SARDINE FISHING HALTED AFTER POPULATION PLUMMETS 91 PERCENT, LEAVING OCEAN ECOSYSTEM IN TURMOIL http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Sardine-population-collapses-prompts-ban-on-6197380.php


Science/AAAS, April 06, 2015
 -▶  SARDINES HIT HARD BY OVERFISHING http://news.sciencemag.org/climate/2015/04/sardines-hit-hard-overfishing


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 21, 2015
 -▶  WHERE HAVE ALL THE SARDINES GONE?
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/21/global-warming-where-have-all-the-sardines-gone/


Pew Environment, December 11, 2013

 -▶  WHY SARDINES MATTER - CRITICAL MARINE SPECIES FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE The Pacific coast of North America supports one of the most vibrant and diverse marine ecosystems on Earth, largely because of the presence of thick schools of small prey fish such as Pacific sardines.

Unfortunately, this crucial forage fish appears to be in the midst of a severe population decline. Its absence will be felt by dozens of species of West Coast seabirds, whales, sharks, dolphins, and commercially important fish such as salmon and tuna that depend on sardines as a major food source... http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/pacific-sardines-critical-food-source-in-steep-decline-85899526197?utm_campaign=2013-12-19%20Latest.html&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua


Oceana, February 23, 2015
 -▶  WHY ARE CALIFORNIA SEA LION PUPS STARVING http://oceana.org/blog/why-are-california-sea-lion-pups-starving


  -▶ THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION: NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6nNENV


Pew Trust, March 06, 2015
 -▶  BAD NEWS ON THE WEST COAST:  PACIFIC SARDINES ARE COLLAPSING  http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/news-room/news/2015/03/06/bad-news-on-the-west-coast-pacific-sardines-are-collapsing


                                                       VIDEO:

           FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN - GOING...GOING...

                                              http://sco.lt/5xliU5


Salon, January 25, 2015

 -▶  WHERE DID ALL THE SARDINES GO? Pacific sardines are suffering their worst population crash in decades, and the fallout could be catastrophic  http://www.salon.com/2015/01/25/where_did_all_the_sardines_go_partner/


Reuters, April 07, 2015
 -▶  PLUMMETING SARDINE NUMBERS COULD PROMPT U.S. WEST COAST FISHING BAN http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/07/us-usa-sardines-idUSKBN0MY2AI20150407


Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2014
 -▶  WEST COAST SARDINE CRASH COULD RADIATE THROUGHOUT ECOSYSTEM http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-sardine-crash-20140106,0,3689464.story#axzz2pgLZvIKp


 

 -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:  OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING -- AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

                                                  WATCH

                                      "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                       IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video

 

 

▶  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

-▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                  CNN VIDEO

-▶ OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7cjPXt



                                                           VIDEO
                                              Quest Science (9:39)
UNDERWATER WILDERNESS:  CREATING MARINE PROTECTED AREA
The waters off the coast of California are some of the richest in the world. But massive declines in fish species have led state leaders to begin creating large protected areas, or "no fishing zones," similar to wilderness areas on land.
http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/underwater-wilderness-creating-marine-protected-areas/


      In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted 4 Billions Years Of

                                     Interdependent Ecosystems.

 

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                              Exceptional Documentary  (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                       How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                              For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

           http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                    


 

 

 

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'Global evolution' may not be based upon the occurance of natural selection. If it is based upon man's ignorance of keeping a necessary balance in nature, will we be in time to correct or rebalance it? From this piece, Why Sardines Matter: Critical Ecosystem Food Source in Steep Decline, one can only wonder if this is possible and how we could be in time to save disappearing species. 

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A WAKE-UP VIDEO: "Extreme Ice" Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

A WAKE-UP VIDEO: "Extreme Ice" Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 ▶  AN ALARMING INSIGHT INTO OUR MELTING ICE GLACIERS AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR PLANET AND YOU. For the First Time in Human History We are Witnessing an Unprecedented Change to our Environment and Planet. Ice is far more sensitive to temperature changes than we thought and ice is melting twice as fast as a decade ago...


                                                    WATCH

                           OUR RADICALLY CHANGING PLANET

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    OR

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/

                                                    OR

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6scs-Q-Ut_E


The Washington Post, April 10, 2015
THE PACIFIC OCEAN MAY HAVE ENTERED A NEW WARM PHASE -- AND THE CONSEQUENCES COULD BE DRAMATIC http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/10/the-pacific-ocean-may-have-entered-a-new-warm-phase-and-the-consequences-could-be-dramatic/


Summit Voice, November 14, 2014
THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS COOKING: OCEANS AT ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES  Global ocean temperatures have soared to the highest level in recorded history this year, and the rate of warming has accelerated since April, according to scientists with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/14/global-warming-oceans-at-all-time-record-high-temps/


Guardian Environment, September 1, 2014
NEW SATELLITE MAPS SHOW POLAR ICE CAPS MELTING AT 'UNPRECEDENTED RATE' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/01/new-satellite-maps-show-polar-ice-caps-melting-at-unprecedented-rate


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 04, 2015
 ▶  ARCTIC SEA ICE HAS THINNED BY 65 PERCENT IN 37 YEARS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/04/arctic-sea-ice-has-thinned-by-65-percent-in-37-years/


Nature World News, January 23, 2015
-▶ARCTIC ICE CAP FLOWING 25 TIMES FASTER INTO OCEAN. A remote Arctic ice cap, in the face of warming temperatures and climate change, is now flowing 25 times faster into the ocean compared to 2012, a new study shows... http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/12209/20150123/arctic-ice-cap-flowing-25-times-faster-into-ocean.htm


Mongabay, March 31, 2015
APOCALYPSE NOW?  CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY DAMAGING AGRICULTURE, ACIDIFYING SEAS, AND WORSENING EXTREME WEATHER http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0331-hance-ipcc-report-impacts.html


Slate, March 19, 2015
▶ THIRTY YEARS OF ABOVE-AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. WELCOME TO GLOBAL WARMING'S TERRIFYING NEW ERA 

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/03/19/thirty_years_of_above_average_temperatures_mean_we_re_entering_a_new_era.html


Mashable, March 19, 2015
▶  THE ARCTIC WAS MISSING AN ICE PATCH THE SIZE OF TEXAS...AND...CALIFORNIA THIS WINTER http://mashable.com/2015/03/19/arctic-sea-ice-lowest-winter-maximum/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

                                                          WATCH

                                                      PBS Nature
          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic. 

                                 One That as Never Been told Before
                        "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)

            http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179/


HuffingtonPostGreen, August 20, 2014
 ▶   WORLD'S LARGEST ICE SHEETS MELTING AT FASTEST RATE EVER RECORDED http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/antarctica-greenland-melting-ice_n_5697998.html


 Journal "Science" Study

▶  4  TRILLION TONS OF ICE MELT RAISING SEAS AT ALARMING RATE  http://sco.lt/6h48Jd


The Conservation, January 12, 2015
ANCIENT AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL STORES PRESERVE HISTORY OF RISE IN SEA LEVEL http://theconversation.com/ancient-aboriginal-stories-preserve-history-of-a-rise-in-sea-level-36010


Boing Boing, August 20, 2014
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ORDERS SCIENTISTS NOT TO DISCLOSE EXTENT OF POLAR MELTING  http://boingboing.net/2014/08/20/canadian-government-orders-sci.html


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                                                            VIDEO
THEY TOOK A CAMERA TO A REMOTE AREA IN GREENLAND, AND WHAT THEY RECORDED IS SIMPLY TERRIFYING

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU


NASA, November 12, 2014
VIDEO:  A NASA PERSPECTIVE: FOUR DECADES OF SEA ICE LOSS FROM SPACE : THE FUTURE. Scientists have used satellites to observe the retreat of Arctic sea ice from above. But the bigger challenge – now and in the coming years – is understanding what is happening below. The retreat of Arctic sea ice could have significant implications for ocean circulation, atmospheric circulation and even weather patterns in the continental U.S. and other populated areas. http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-perspective-four-decades-of-sea-ice-from-space-the-future/


Times Of India, December 25, 2013
 ▶  SOS 54 YEARS AGO WARNED ABOUT VANISHING GLACIERS. Scientists are anxious that melting glaciers are causing earth's axis to shift, creating new changes in weather patterns.  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/global-warming/SOS-54-years-ago-warned-about-vanishing-glaciers/articleshow/27912295.cms

 

Planet Earth OnLine, January 13, 2014
▶  GLACIER'S RETREAT IS NOW IRREVERSIBLE - SCIENTISTS
Pine Island Glacier, the largest single contributor to sea-level rise in Antarctica, has started shrinking, say scientists.
Pine Island glacier. The work, published in Nature Climate Change, shows the glacier's retreat may have begun an irreversible process that could see the amount of water it is adding to the ocean increase five-fold... http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1588&cookieConsent=A

▶  MORE ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC http://www.natgeotv.com/ca/extreme-ice



Guardian Environment, September 30, 2014
WALRUS MASS IN VAST NUMBERS ON ALASKA BEACH AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats


                                                          VIDEO
                                 The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH : MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


                                                          PHOTOS
                              ALASKA: WALRUS MASS HAUL OUT
            http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-walrus-mass-haul-out


National Geographic, July 30, 2014
16-FOOT WAVES MEASURED IN ARCTIC OCEAN WHERE THERE WAS ONCE ONLY ICE. wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight to warm the ocean, it can trigger a cycle that leads to even less ice, more wind, and higher waves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140730-arctic-wave-height-sea-ice-climate-change-science/

 

                                                        WATCH
                 63 YEARS OF GLOBAL WARMING IN 14 SECONDS
                  From NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/watch-63-years-of-global-warming-in-14-seconds-17012


 ▶   VAST METHANE PLUMES SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD

 

Alternet, July 04, 2014

THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking

 

                                                     Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                          http://savethearctic.org/


Global Possibilities, October 30, 2013
▶  STUDY: ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS SHIFTS JET STREAM, DRIVING DELUGES IN NW EUROPE, DROUGHT IN MEDITERRANEAN http://www.globalpossibilities.org/study-arctic-sea-ice-loss-shifts-jet-stream-driving-deluges-in-nw-europe-drought-in-mediterranean/


Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶   LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE . BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Major Contributor http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/



 ▶  STANFORD EXPERTS FEAR COLLAPSE OF GLOBAL CIVILIZATION:  NATURE IS THE KEY http://sco.lt/7XY0pt


                                                     WATCH

                 HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE

                                        IN NINETY SECONDS

                                           http://sco.lt/5FjShF



                               =============================

                                BIG OIL AND NATURAL RESOURCES

                               =============================


Business Green, January 15, 2014

▶  BP: GLOBAL EMISSIONS TO SOAR 29 PERCENT BY 2030 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2323190/bp-global-emissions-to-soar-29-per-cent-by-2030

 

 ClimateProgress, July 1, 2014
 -▶ THE AMOUNT OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN OUR AIR JUST REACHED A NEW RECORD, AND SCIENTIST ARE WORRIED http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/01/3455026/400-ppm-carbon-dioxide-three-months/

 

     OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB

          THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                           http://sco.lt/5pPxWD



OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE' DRILL, BABY DRILL ENERGY POLICY MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/6ff30D

 

 Mongabay, December 23, 2013
▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
 ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/

 

 Salon, March 13, 2014
HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/

 

 -▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says


Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth



                                          =================

                                                 ANTARCTICA

                                           =================

 

 Nature World News, May 05, 2014

MELTING ANTARCTIC ICE FORMATION MAY TRIGGER UNSTOPPABLE SEA LEVEL RISE http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/6898/20140505/melting-antarctic-ice-formation-may-trigger-unstoppable-sea-level-rise.htm


 ▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/7MZUVV


New Scientist, May 12, 2014
COLLAPSE OF ANTARCTIC GLACIERS SEEMS TO BE UNSTOPPABLE http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25556-collapse-of-antarctic-glaciers-seems-to-be-unstoppable.html#.U3GTlS_1_OQ


▶  WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHELVES TEARING APART AT THE SEAMS http://sco.lt/7mfnfN

 

 -▶ ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR: PUSHING ANTARCTIC PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/5r0jxZ


July 20, 2013 Think Progress
 ▶   GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA "MAY BE VULNERABLE TO RAPID ICE LOSS THROUGH CATASTROPHIC DISINTEGRATION" http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greenland-and-antarctica-may-be-vulnerable-to-rapid-ice-loss-through-catastrophic-disintegration/


My Modern Met, July 22, 2014
 ▶   STUNNING PHOTOS

CAPTURE THE OTHERWORLDLY BEAUTY OF ANTARCTICA'S ICEBERGS http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/martin-bailey-antarctica-icebergs


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The Guardian, June 06, 2014
RISING SEAS WASH JAPANESE WAR DEAD FROM MARSHALL ISLANDS GRAVES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/06/rising-seas-wash-japanese-war-dead-marshall-islands-graves

 

Guardian Environment, January 2, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA CREATURES WILL NOT ESCAPE CLIMATE CHANGE - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/02/deep-sea-creatures-climate-change


International Business Times, February 25, 2014

-▶ RISING SEA LEVELS TO SWALLOW LOW-LYING ISLANDS WITH RARE ANIMAL SPECIES http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/540429/20140225/climate-change-global-warming-island-sanctuaries-new.htm

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change


Climate Central April 2nd 2014
WARMING TEMPERATURES COULD DRY OUT ONE THIRD OF PLANET http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-temperatures-could-dry-out-one-third-of-planet-17249

 

Scientific American, May 15, 2014
IMPOSSIBLE TO CONSERVE NATURE AS IS, THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/impossible-to-conserve-nature-as-is-thanks-to-climate-change/

 


          DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8JChPN


 

Common Dreams, January 31, 2013

 ▶  REPORT:  CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT CATASTROPHE TO U.S. WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/629ivR

 

Before It's News, January 14, 2014
▶  OFF THE CHARTS: THE UNBELIEVABLE LIST OF HEAT RECORDS BROKEN IN 2013 http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2014/01/off-the-charts-2013-australias-hottest-year-the-unbelievable-list-of-heat-records-broken-in-2013-2490202.html

 

 ▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEYBEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY: THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html


Common Dreams, January 31, 2013

 ▶  REPORT:  CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT CATASTROPHE TO U.S. WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/629ivR

 

Al Jazeera America, January 13, 2014
▶  NORTH CALIFORNIA 100 YEAR DROUGHT THREATENS FARMERS, AG WORKERS, CITIES -- AND YOU http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/14/california-droughtthreatensfarmersagworkerscitiesandyou.html


                                               IN PICTURES

                       BRUTAL DROUGHT LINGERS IN BRAZIL

                                         http://sco.lt/5LFsRN


 

                             THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

                                 Guardian, December 29, 2013
▶  IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case


 

Rolling Stone, October 3, 2011
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE END OF AUSTRALIA http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/climate-change-and-the-end-of-australia-20111003 http://ow.ly/sD4jz

 

RTCC, December 23, 2013

 ▶  WHY 2013 IS A CRITICAL YEAR FOR THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2013/12/23/why-2014-is-a-critical-year-for-the-politics-of-climate-change/


 Care2, December 25, 2013

 ▶  IT'S TIME TO STOP PORTRAYING CLIMATE CHANGE AS A 'DEBATE' http://www.care2.com/causes/its-time-to-stop-portraying-climate-change-as-a-debate.html

 

                                                      VIDEO
                            Climate Citizen, December 25, 2013
 ▶  DARK MONEY - WHO FUNDS CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS IN THE UNITED STATES? http://takvera.blogspot.com/2013/12/dark-money-who-funds-climate-change.html

 


Summit Voice, December 23, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISM:  FOLLOW THE MONEY http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/23/climatechange-denialism-follow-the-money/

 

Truthout, December 26, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE 2013: WHERE WE ARE NOW - NOT WHAT YOU THINK - To prevent increasingly dangerous climate change, the public and our leaders must be convinced to act decisively and robustly. As the latest data show, changes are occurring more quickly than scientists have ever predicted, and simple emissions reductions are no longer the answer. http://truth-out.org/news/item/20751-climate-change-2013-where-we-are-now-not-what-you-think


                    COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                            http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

 

                                                     VIDEO (4:00)

                      THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS, VISUALIZED

                                              http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

-▶ WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

July 9, 2013 Science Daily
-▶ EVOLUTION TOO SLOW TO KEEP UP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709175747.htm


October 19, 2006 Yale Global

-▶ THE PLANET IN PERIL - PART 1 - Jim Hansen, director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, explores the implications of global warming in a two-part series for YaleGlobal...  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-i

-▶ PLANET IN PERIL - PART II http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-ii


Al Jazeera, December 10, 2013
▶  HOW CLIMATE CHANGE DESTROYS HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.aljazeera.com/humanrights/2013/12/how-climate-change-destroys-human-rights-20131217174532837148.html



MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 


ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

▶  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

 ▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

"PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


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Wrecking the Ocean Ecosystem: Overfishing, Collapsing Fisheries, Ocean Dependent Species Starving

Wrecking the Ocean Ecosystem:  Overfishing, Collapsing Fisheries, Ocean Dependent Species Starving | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

                                                  VIDEO:

                    IMAGINE A WORLD WITH EMPTY OCEANS

                          NOW IMAGINE IT IN OUR LIFETIME

http://www.upworthy.com/imagine-a-world-with-empty-oceans-now-imagine-it-in-our-lifetime


Mongabay, Jeremy Hance January 15, 2015
 ▶ EMPTY SEAS:  SCIENTISTS WARN OF AN INDUSTRIALIZED OCEAN

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0115-hance-industrialized-oceans.html


Grist, January 16, 2015
-▶ WE COULD VERY WELL BE ON THE BRINK OF MARINE MASS EXTINCTION - Basically, a study out Thursday in Science looked at the sum total of apocalyptic ocean science to date, and determined that we could very well be on the brink of marine mass extinction. Why, you ask? Better question: How could we not be?

http://grist.org/news/quick-go-visit-the-ocean-one-last-time-before-it-dies/


-▶ OCEANS ARE SO DEPLETED SOME WILD FISH STOCKS MAY NEVER RECOVER - CHANGING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/31/fish-on-fridays-time-for-new-englands-groundfishery-to-hit-the-reset-button/


Yahoo News, January 21, 2015
-▶ HUGE ILLEGAL BUSINESS: BRAZEN SHIPS CAUGHT IN MASSIVE HAULINGS OF SEA BASS. Each of the ships could hold more than $1 million worth of Antarctic toothfish. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/brazen-ships-hauling-fish-near-antarctica-ignore-navy-085528240.html


-▶ SUPER TRAWLER NETS BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD 13 JUMBO JETS - USING GPS TO SWEEP UP ALL IN IT'S PATH. In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838791014/sea-change-the-loss-of-ocean-species-is-staggering


Britishseafishing.co.uk

▶  OUR FISH DON'T STAND A CHANCE:  NOW "PULSE TRAWLING" OUR SEABEDS http://britishseafishing.co.uk/pulse-trawling/


 

                 NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE

 http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2478442068/no-super-trawlers-not-here-not-anywhere-video


March 27, 2013 CNN
▶  OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2


-▶ EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


May 10, 2012 NRDC

-▶ THE POWER OF BIG CORPORATE FISHERIES LOBBY - PROTECTIONS REMOVED FOR IMPERILED DEEP WATER FISH SPECIES http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dnewman/protections_removed_for_imperi.html


National Geographic

-▶ OVERFISHING; WHEN WILL IT STOP?  OCEAN DESTRUCTION BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL FISHING http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-overfishing/


TakePart, March 02, 2015
 ▶ WHAT THE TROUBLING PLUNGE IN SEAGULL NUMBERS MEANS FOR THE SURVIVAL OF KILLER WHALES. The seabird population in British Columbia has dropped nearly 60 percent, indicating a marine ecosystem in crisis.   http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/02/what-troubling-plunge-seagulls-means-survival-killer-whales


-▶ U.N. - OVERFISHING BECOMING INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZED FOR THE ECOLOGICAL DISASTER IT IS | Olivier De Schutter | http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/2012/nov/27/development-oceans-over-fishing


New York Times, January 15, 2015
-▶ OCEAN LIFE FACES MASS EXTINCTION, MULTIPLE STUDIES SAY http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/science/earth/study-raises-alarm-for-health-of-ocean-life.html?_r=0


Gizmag, November 17, 2014
-▶ GOOGLE JOINS THE EFFORT TO COMBAT OVERFISHING WITH GLOBAL FISHING WATCH. Google has partnered with SkyTruth and Oceana to produce a new tool to track global fishing activity. Known as Global Fishing Watch, the interactive web tool uses satellite data to provide detailed vessel tracking, and aims to harness the power of citizen engagement to tackle the issue of overfishing. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, more than 90 percent of the world’s fisheries are working at peak capacity, with as much as one-third of marine fish stocks now suffering from overfishing. http://www.gizmag.com/google-overfishing-global-fishing-watch/34794/


-▶ THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION - NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6PSnNx


                                                        VIDEO:

-                    FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                                                   GOING, GOING...

                                                http://sco.lt/54Pqnh

In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a new study...  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121121210246.htm


Earth Policy Institute
-▶ OVERFISHING THREATENS CRITICAL LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN
The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals.
 http://worldfoodsecurity.blogspot.com/2013/01/overfishing-threatens-critical-link-in.html


New York Times, January 01, 2015
- ▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE COD GONE? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/opinion/where-have-all-the-cod-gone.html


Times of India, November 07, 2014
-▶ CATCHING ALL THE BIG FISH CAN BE RUINOUS http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Catching-all-the-big-fish-can-be-ruinous/articleshow/45071340.cms


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 10, 2015
-▶ OCEANS:  NEW REPORT SAYS PIRATE FISHING STILL WIDESPREADIn a new report to Congress, federal fisheries biologists fingered six countries as still sanctioning pirate fishing. Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nigeria, Nicaragua, and Portugal could all lose certifications from the U.S. because they aren’t doing enough to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Violations include fishing in restricted areas, discarding tuna, misreported catch, and improper handling of turtle entanglement. NOAA Fisheries will work with each of the cited nations to address these activities and improve their fisheries management and enforcement practices. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/10/oceans-new-report-says-pirate-fishing-still-widespread/


Equal Times, March 23, 2015
 ▶  MADAGASCAR FISHERIES RAVAGED BY FOREIGN PLUNDER

http://www.equaltimes.org/madagascar-fisheries-ravaged-by#.VRDE2GZQW6A


                                                    PHOTOS
            DO OUR OCEANS EVER STAND A CHANCE OF RECOVERY?

THOUSANDS OF CHINESE TRAWLERS HEAD OUT TO SEA AFTER THREE-MONTH BAN ON FISHING IS LIFTED http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2762395/Out-lunch-Extraordinary-moment-thousands-Chinese-trawlers-head-sea-three-month-ban-fishing-lifted.html


                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                     Is "Sustainable" Seafood Really Sustainable?

                                       http://sco.lt/7DQPD


August 16, 2013 The Fish Site
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS IN ALARMING DECLINE: TOO MANY INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS PLUNDERING THE OCEANS WITH HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE FISHING TECHNIQUES http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21031/pacific-tuna-stocks-in-alarming-decline#sthash.MgpLJS46.dpuf


TakePart, December 16, 2014
- ▶ 'KILLING CONTEST' THAT TARGET PREGNANT FEMALES THREATEN TO WIPE OUT THIS GRACEFUL OCEAN ANIMAL http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/16/east-coast-killing-contests-threaten-wipe-out-cownose-stingray


ABC News, September 02, 2014
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS ON BRINK OF DISASTER.  Bluefin tuna dire, with the Pacific population at "3 or 4 per cent of its original spawning biomass. The key problem was that there are too many vessels – at least 300 - equipped with sophisticated radar, chasing the schools of tuna.   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-02/pacific-tuna-stocks-on-brink-of-disaster-says-glenn-hurry/5704644


                                                    GHOST FISHING: 

                                            Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP. Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/

 

                                                    PHOTOS
                     GHOST FISHING NETS KILLING MARINE LIFE http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/ghost-fishing-nets-killing-marine-life


NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region, December 2014
- ▶ WHALE SHARKS, BIGGEST FISH IN THE OCEAN RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION FROM CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING. Commercial fishermen have known for some time that tuna, along with many other species of fish, congregate around objects drifting on the ocean surface. Fishermen often build floating structures called FADs, or fish-aggregating devices, to attract tuna to an area, allowing them to capitalize on this behavior. Using FADs makes the job of finding and encircling the tuna in the purse seine nets much more efficient.
Fishermen also learned that whale sharks are so large that they naturally attract tuna, much like a FAD. This led some fishermen to deploy nets around a whale shark to capture tuna swimming beneath it. In many of the cases, the encircled whale shark was also caught in the net and injured or died. http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/18_12182014_whale_shark_protection.html


-▶ MAINTAINING HEALTHY, BALANCED MARINE SYSTEMS ARE CRUCIAL FOR SPECIES SURVIVAL  http://www.natuurbericht.nl/?id=9583


The Blog Aquatic November 21, 2014
- ▶ 5 REASONS YOU DEPEND ON HEALTHY FISHERIES  http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/11/21/5-reasons-you-depend-on-healthy-fisheries/


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 01, 2015
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD STARVE OCEANS OF OXYGEN: STUDYOur modern ocean is moving into a state that has no precedent in human history’ http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/01/global-warming-could-starve-oceans-of-oxygen/


Business Insider, January 13, 2015
-▶ HUMANS ARE DAMAGING THE HIGH SEAS— NOW THE OCEANS ARE DOING HARM BACK http://www.businessinsider.com/humans-are-damaging-the-high-seas--now-the-oceans-are-doing-harm-back-2015-1


-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx



                 BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS: 

           IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                       http://sco.lt/768Gsz


-▶ WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z


-▶ OCEAN-GRABBING THREATEN WORLD'S FISHERIES: UN  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3312198844/ocean-grabbing-threatens-world-s-fisheries-un

 

                                             DEADLY BYCATCH

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA:  DEAD OR INJURED

http://sco.lt/6DbCld


 March 19, 2013
-▶ DISCARDS BAN COULD IMPACT SEABIRDS POPULATION - The European Parliament recently voted to scrap the controversial discards policy, which has seen fishermen throwing thousands of edible fish and fish waste back into the sea because they have exceeded their quotas.

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Discards_ban_could_impact_seabirds_population_999.html


Alaska Dispatch, October 17, 2014
▶  REPORT:  BIG ILLEGAL CATCHES OF RUSSIAN CRAB THREATEN STOCKS, FLOOD GLOBAL MARKETS http://www.adn.com/article/20141017/report-big-illegal-catches-russian-crab-threaten-stocks-flood-global-markets

 

▶  $400 BILLION CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV


-▶TROPHY FISHING FOR SPECIES THREATENED WITH EXTINCTION. http://bit.ly/1mA5N8t


June 28, 2012 IPS –

-▶ DEPLETED CHILEAN FISH NEED ' A REAL CHANCE OF RECOVERY' - Mackerel stocks off Chile's Coast reach critically low levels http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/06/depleted-chilean-fish-need-a-real-chance-of-recovery/

 

                                         BOTTOM TRAWLING:

SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9


The Ecologist, June 21, 2014

 -▶ LET THE OCEAN HEAL:  STOP FISHING THE HIGH SEAS, SAY SCIENTISTS, FOR CLIMATE AND ECOLOGY http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2431895/stop_fishing_the_high_seas_say_scientists_for_climate_and_ecology.ht


                                                     WATCH

                                           "SEA THE TRUTH"

                          IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video


                                                       VIDEO

             THE TRUE COST OF INDUSTRIAL FISHING IN WEST AFRICA

                                          http://crelis.nl/?p=1907l


ITV, October 17, 2013

-▶ DOLPHINS BUTCHERED FOR SHARK BAIT IN ILLEGAL HUNT OFF THE COAST OF PERU http://www.itv.com/news/2013-10-17/dolphins-butchered-for-shark-bait-in-illegal-hunt-off-the-coast-of-peru/


Quartz, January 2, 2014
-▶ AMERICA'S HEALTH CRAZE FOR FISH OIL IS WIPING OUT WORLD'S RAREST SHARKS http://qz.com/171454/americas-health-craze-for-fish-oil-is-wiping-out-the-worlds-rarest-shark/

 

-▶ MARINE SPECIES WON'T SURVIVE UNLESS DRASTIC PROTECTION POLICIES ARE PUT IN PLACE  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2496680057/marine-species-won-t-survive-unless-drastic-protection-policies-put-in-place


                            IS SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD A FANTASY?

                                     AQUAFARMING vs WILD FISH

                                             http://sco.lt/8TKvFR


 June 9, 2012 Mother Jones

-▶ THE LAST DAYS OF THE OCEAN - SPECIAL REPORTS  http://www.motherjones.com/special-reports/2006/03/last-days-ocean

 

-▶ HOW THE WORLD'S OCEANS ARE RUNNING OUT OF FISH  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2780633722/how-the-world-s-oceans-could-be-running-out-of-fish

 

July 21,  2012

Al Jazeera

-▶ HOW MANY MORE FISH IN THE SEA? http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/06/201261462834779767.html

 

                                                 WATCH

                            "DEATH OF THE OCEANS" (58:56)

                         BBC Nature - Sir David Attenborough

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyceFxHpUPo

 

Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/

 

June 5, 2012 McCarthy

-▶ THE POINT OF NO RETURN: RESEARCHERS LEARN HOW FISH POPULATIONS COLLAPSE  http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/06/General-Science-Researchers-Learn-How-Populations-Collapse/

 

                                             PHOTO GALLERY: 

              THE JELLIFICATION OF OUR SEAS - GREAT PHOTOS

As fish populations deplete, jellyfish populations are growing throughout much of the world. The fact that human beings and jellyfish tangle with one another more frequently than in the past is unpleasant for both sides. It also costs many millions each year. Here, a diver attaches a sensor to a large Echizen jellyfish off the coast of Komatsu in northern Japan... http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-the-jellification-of-the-seas-fotostrecke-98970.html


TakePart, October 15, 2013
-▶ WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, OR NOT ENOUGH SALMON? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/14/fight-rages-over-wild-orca-decline-too-many-boats-or-not-enough-salmon

 

Summit Voice, July 05, 2014

▶  STUDY SHOWS WHALES ARE ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERSHealthy whale populations could buffer oceans from some global warming impacts. Whales may play a much bigger role in ocean ecosystems than previously thought, according to a University of Vermont researcher who studied how the great cetaceans recycle and move nutrients from one region to another. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/05/oceans-study-shows-whales-are-ecosystem-engineers/

 

-▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE WHALES GONE? GENETIC DIVERSITY IS CRUCIAL TO ALL SPECIES SURVIVAL  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/12/gray-whale-population-whaling_n_1511704.html?ref=tw

 

EcoRINews, November 2013
-▶ SUSTAINABLE FISHING KEY TO FEEDING THE WORLD - As the world population approaches 9 billion, climate change advances and the middle class expands, Sharpless said livestock farming will put pressure on land ecosystems, forests and aquifers. The cost of grain also will increase, causing shortages for poor communities.  http://www.ecori.org/massachusetts-farming/2013/11/10/sustainable-fishing-key-to-feeding-the-world.html

 

-▶ LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'FREE FOR ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC  http://sco.lt/8ClodF

 

                                                 WATCH

                                               Bullfrog Films

                               "EMPTY OCEAN, EMPTY NETS"

                    http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/eoen.html



                    DEEP SEA MINING 'GOLD RUSH' MOVES CLOSER

                              DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABED

                    DESTROYING YET UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS

                                        http://sco.lt/5tF4s5


January 12, 2012 Earthsky
-▶ LOST WORLD OF CREATURES AT ANTARCTIC DEEP-SEA VENTS http://earthsky.org/earth/lost-world-of-creatures-at-antarctic-deep-sea-vents


                         100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS

                            SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                               http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

Quartz, June 06, 2014

-▶ FISH CAN SLOW DOWN GLOBAL WARMING -- BUT NOT IF WE KEEP OVERFISHING http://qz.com/216826/fish-can-slow-down-global-warming-but-not-if-we-keep-eating-them/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                              THE LAST OCEAN

                                      A Short Film by John Weller

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2133286873/the-last-ocean-a-short-film-by-john-weller

 


 -▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

-▶ ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PROFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY http://sco.lt/6cuyFF


 

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbR 

 

-▶ ANIMALS ARE ALREADY DISSOLVING IN SOUTHERN OCEAN  http://sco.lt/7tBxMP


                                                        VIDEO

- ****EARTHRACE REVEAL HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 HORROR OF THE ANNUAL NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5pSMpV


 -▶ 70,000 CANADIAN SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER, WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS http://sco.lt/4i4j33


 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


                                 EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                           "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                              How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                                      For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/



YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

more...
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FEEDING FIRST THAT WHICH, IN TURN, FEEDS US.  Men have got to stop raping and pillaging the precious resources of our planet to extinction, for it will ultimately lead to extinction of the human race.  We depend on a healthy balanced natural world for our own health and wellbeing.  The quarterly profit bottomline should drive extinction

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OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST: Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe

OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST: Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Since the industrial revolution began, we have released 2 trillion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, and about one-third of it went into the ocean. We initially thought that the ocean taking up CO2 was a good thing – because it took it out of the atmosphere. Unfortunately, we were wrong.  There has been a 30% increase in the acidity of the ocean since 1700, and we now expect that by 2100, it will have become a 100% increase. This constitutes a rate of change in ocean chemistry that is 10 times anything scientists can document over the last 50 million years.


                                                WATCH

                     OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IN A NUTSHELL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=d0kacyyLVB4


Mongabay May 08, 2014
-▶ UNDERWATER HORRORS:  SHELLS OF MARINE LIFE MELTING OFF THE COAST OF U.S. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0508-hance-sea-butterflies-ocean-acidification.html


Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - AN INTRODUCTION - THE TWIN SISTER TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.awi.de/en/news/focus/2013/ocean_acidification/


Guardian Environment, October 2, 2013
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS UNPRECEDENTED IN EARTH'S KNOW HISTORY - THE NEXT MASS EXTINCTION MAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/03/ocean-acidification-carbon-dioxide-emissions-levels


August 26, 2013 Time Magazine
-▶ HOW OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE WORSE http://science.time.com/2013/08/26/ocean-acidification-will-make-climate-change-worse/


Summit County Citizens Voice, April 11,2015
-▶ HOW MUCH ACIDIFICATION CAN THE OCEANS TAKE? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/11/climate-how-much-acidification-can-the-oceans-take/


August 25, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ RAPIDLY RISING CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS IN THE ATMOSPHERE ARE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE IN OUR OCEANS AS THEY BECOME MORE ACIDIC, SCIENTISTS WARN
Experts claim current rate of change is likely to be more than 10 times faster than it has ever been in Earth's history  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/25/rising-acid-levels-seas-endanger-marine-poertner


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 27, 2015
-▶ REPORT SHOWS GROWING IMPACTS OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/27/report-shows-growing-impacts-of-ocean-acidification/


May 6, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment
-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE IS RAPIDLY ALTERING THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ARCTIC AND THE CHANGES WILL LAST MANY THOUSAND OF YEARS, REPORT SAYS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341


The Vancouver Sun, October 25, 2013
-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS THREATENS TO CHANGE ENTIRE MARINE ECOSYSTEM http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Acidification+oceans+threatens+change+entire+marine+ecosystem/9085021/story.htm


SciDev.Net, November 15, 2013
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION SET TO SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL http://www.scidev.net/global/climate-change/scidev-net-at-large/ocean-acidification-set-to-spiral-out-of-control.html


Guardian Environment, October 05, 2014
-▶ FISH FAILING TO ADAPT TO RISING CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS IN OCEAN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/06/fish-failing-to-adapt-to-rising-carbon-dioxide-levels-in-ocean


New Scientist, April 20, 2015
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION MIGHT BE SHRINKING SOME MARINE SPECIES As ocean acidification begins to bite, some marine species might adapt by shrinking – threatening the profitability of commercial fisheries. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27385-miniature-sea-snails-found-in-acidic-sea-near-volcanic-seeps.html#.VTaU32ZQW6A


NOAA Fisheries,
-▶ HELP FROM KELP: SEAWEED KELP FORESTS TO HELP WITH OCEAN ACIDIFICATION. Many seaweeds, including kelp, thrive in acidifying ocean waters. They take up CO2 and nutrients from their environment, improving water quality as they grow by drawing down levels of the dissolved acid along with nitrogen and  phosphorus. Seaweeds also give off oxygen, which can help with dead zones.  The combination may result in seaweed farms acting as protective “halos” that mitigate acidification and pollution locally while creating habitat for marine species. When the seaweed is harvested it takes the excess carbon and nitrogen with it, effectively removing them from the ocean
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/aquaculture/homepage_stories/paul_allen_grant.html


August 26, 2013 Salon
-▶ HOW OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HARMS SEA LIFE AND WORSENS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.salon.com/2013/08/26/how_ocean_acidification_harms_sealife_and_worsens_climate_change/


                                             SEA CHANGE

                                          The Seattle Times

         CAN SEA LIFE ADAPT TO SOURING, ACIDIFYING  OCEANS? http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/nov/2/can-sea-life-adapt/?cmpid=newscred


Guardian Environment, April 13, 2014
-▶ ENTIRE MARINE FOOD CHAIN AT RISK FROM RISING CO2 LEVELS IN WATER http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/14/entire-marine-food-chain-at-risk-from-rising-co2-levels-in-water


Summit Voice, January 21, 2012

-▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  IS CO2 DRIVING FISH CRAZY? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/21/global-warming-is-co2-driving-fish-crazy/

 

- ▶  10 MARINE SPECIES ON THE BRINK OF MASS EXTINCTION DUE TO OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://sco.lt/6Bg7KT


Science AAAS, August 15, 2014

-▶ ACIDIFYING OCEANS IMPAIR SHARK SENSES. Ocean waters are becoming increasingly acidic as they absorb the atmospheric CO2 released by human activities. Previous research has shown that CO2-rich, acidic waters may impair the ability of reef fish to smell predators. http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/08/acidifying-waters-impair-shark-senses


May 12, 3013 About My Planet

-ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS RISKING ECOSYSTEMS
http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/climate-change/acidification-risking-ecosystems-of-oceans/


                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                          PBS NewsHour - 3 Part
-▶ CHANGING OCEAN CHEMISTRY THREATENS ALASKAN CRABS, SHELLED OCEAN CREATURES - OCEAN ACIDIFICATION INCREASING http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/09/changing-ocean-chemistry-threatens-alaskan-crabs-1.html


 Grist, July 02, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION COULD BE CREATING FRIENDLESS FISH AS THEY LOSE THEIR ABILITY TO RECOGNIZED EACH OTHER http://grist.org/climate-energy/ocean-acidification-could-be-creating-friendless-fish/

 

The Conservation, January 29, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HAMPERING FISHES' EYESIGHT, LEAVING THEM VULNERABLE TO PREDATORS http://theconversation.com/ocean-acidification-leaving-fish-in-the-dark-study-22538


Mongabay, December 03, 2014
-▶ ANIMALS DISSOLVING DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS. Marine snails, also known as sea butterflies, are dissolving in the Southern Seas due to anthropogenic carbon emissions, according to a new study in Nature GeoScience. Scientists have discovered that the snail's shells are being corroded away as pH levels in the ocean drop due to carbon emissions, a phenomenon known as ocean acidification. The snails in question, Limacina helicina antarctica, play a vital role in the food chain, as prey for plankton, fish, birds, and even whales. http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1203-hance-ocean-acidification-dissolving-snails.html


New Scientist, November 25, 2014

 - ▶  ANIMALS ARE ALREADY DISSOLVING IN SOUTHERN OCEAN

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22531-animals-are-already-dissolving-in-southern-ocean-acid.html


- ▶  RISE OF ACID OCEAN EATS AWAY BASE OF FOOD CHAIN http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/rise-of-acid-ocean-eats-away-base-of-food-chain-8348892.html


ClimateProgress, February 06, 2015
-▶ MAINE REPORT WARNS OF 'URGENT' NEED TO ADDRESS OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - LUCRATIVE LOBSTERS AND CRUSTACEANS AT RISK http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/06/3619987/maine-ocean-acidification-report/


Grist, January 08, 2015
-▶ GET READY FOR ENDLESSLY GROSS SHRIMP, THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND ACIDIFYING OCEANS http://grist.org/list/get-ready-for-endlessly-gross-shrimp-thanks-to-climate-change/


CBS News, Februay2, 2015
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION SPELLS TROUBLE FOR SHELLFISH http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ocean-acidification-spells-trouble-for-shellfish-industry/


June 14, 2013 New Scientist
-▶ ACIDIFYING SEAWATER SEES OYSTERS IN RACE TO GROW SHELLS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23707-acidifying-seawater-sees-oysters-in-race-to-grow-shells.html


San Jose Mercury News, April 30, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE:  PACIFIC OCEAN ACIDITY DISSOLVING SHELLS OF KEY SPECIES http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25664175/climate-change-pacific-ocean-acidity-dissolving-shells-key


Quartz, May 02, 2014

-▶ THE OCEAN IS SO ACIDIC IT'S EATING AWAY THE SHELLS OF SEA SNAILS http://qz.com/205180/the-ocean-is-so-acidic-its-eating-away-the-shells-of-sea-snails/


Climate Progress, February 26, 2014

-▶ ACIDIC WATERS KILL 10 MILLION SCALLOPS OFF VANCOUVER http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/26/3332141/ocean-acidification-kills-scallops/


 June 29, 2013 Climate Central
-▶ ACID OCEANS THREATEN BILLION-DOLLAR OYSTER BUSINESS http://www.climatecentral.org/news/acid-oceans-threaten-billion-dollar-oyster-business-16168


RTCC News, March 02, 2015
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION ATTACK ON ALGAE DAMAGING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://www.rtcc.org/2015/03/02/ocean-acidification-attack-on-algae-damaging-marine-ecosystems/


                                  ===========================


XBBC News, November 17, 2013
-▶ EMISSIONS OF CO2 DRIVING RAPID OCEANS 'ACID TRIP'  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24904143


May 6, 2013
-▶ SCIENTISTS SOUND ALARM AT ARCTIC OCEAN'S RAPID ACIDIFICATION  Now at highest levels in at least 55 million years http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_sound_alarm_at_Arctic_Oceans_rapid_acidification_999.html


September 13, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
-▶ RESEARCHERS REPORT STARTLING RATE OF ACIDIFICATION IN PARTS OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/13/climate-researchers-report-startling-rate-of-acidification-in-parts-of-the-arctic-ocean/


                                 ============================


-▶ GREENLAND', ARCTIC, ANTARCTICA MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/819UHZ


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Summit County Citizens Voice, February 01, 2015
- ▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD STARVE OCEANS OF OXYGEN : ‘Our modern ocean is moving into a state that has no precedent in human history’ http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/01/global-warming-could-starve-oceans-of-oxygen/


May 7, 2013 The Independent
-▶ THE ACID OCEAN: ARCTIC' SOARING CO2 LEAVES FISH AND HUNTERS GASPING FOR LIFE http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/the-acid-ocean-arctics-soaring-co2-leaves-fish-and-hunters-gasping-for-life-8606805.html


Crosscut News, June 16, 2014

-▶ ACID SEAS THREATEN CREATURES THAT SUPPLY HALF OF THE WORLD'S OXYGEN http://crosscut.com/2014/06/16/environment/120507/aboard-rv-melville-ocean-acidfication-baskin/


Daily Kos, October 4, 2013
-▶ THE OCEANS ARE DYING:  OXYGEN IS DEPLETING, ACIDITY RISING AT FASTEST RATE IN 3 MILLION YEARS http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/04/1243700/-The-Oceans-are-Dying-Oxygen-is-Depleting-Acidity-Rising-at-Fastest-Rate-in-300-000-000-Years


Phys.org, November 10, 2014
 - ▶  NEW GLOBAL MAPS DETAIL HUMAN-CAUSED OCEAN ACIDIFICATION  A team of scientists has published the most comprehensive picture yet of how acidity levels vary across the world's oceans, providing a benchmark for years to come as enormous amounts of human-caused carbon emissions continue to wind up at sea.  http://phys.org/news/2014-11-global-human-caused-ocean-acidification.html#jCp


                                                       VIDEO
                                        OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
                A Threat to Economies and Cultures Around the World
http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/08/21/video-ocean-acidification-a-threat-to-economies-and-cultures-around-the-world/

                                                 Smithsonian

                                http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-acidification



Phys.Org, February 16, 2015
-▶ THINK OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IS NOT A PROBLEM. THINK AGAIN. SATELLITE IMAGES REVEAL IT FROM SPACE  http://phys.org/news/2015-02-satellite-images-reveal-ocean-acidification.html


Blue and Green Tomorrow, October 09, 2014

-▶ WORSENING OCEAN ACIDIFICATION THREATENS HUMANS AND MARINE LIFE, UK SCIENTISTS WARN http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/10/09/worsening-ocean-acidification-threatens-humans-and-marine-life-uk-scientists-warn/


New York Times, March 02, 2012

-▶ PACE OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HAS NO PARALLEL IN 300 MILLION YEARS http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/pace-of-ocean-acidification-has-no-parallel-in-300-million-years-paper-finds/


 Aeon, February 18, 2014
-▶ ACID TRAP: EARTH'S OCEANS ARE BEGINNING TO WARM AND TURN ACIDIC, ENDANGERING PLANKTON AND THE ENTIRE MARINE FOOD CHAIN http://aeon.co/magazine/nature-and-cosmos/plankton-the-tiny-sentinels-of-the-deep/


National Geographic, September 02, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM DOMESTIC TO INTERNATIONAL http://newswatch.


Mongabay, February 24, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING 10 TIMES FASTER THAN ANYTIME IN THE LAST 55 MILLION YEARS, PUTTING POLAR ECOSYSTEMS AT RISK http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0224-salisbury-ocean-acidifying-ten-times-faster.html


NOAA, August 06, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION RISES, MARINE ECONOMY SINKS http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/06/noaa-ocean-acidification-marine-economy/

 

                                      SPECIAL REPORT - VIDEO
                                            The Seattle Times
                              SEA CHANGE:  OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
                                                 PART 1:

-▶ PACIFIC OCEAN PERILOUS TURN OVERVIEW

Ocean acidification, the lesser-known twin of climate change, threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom.
http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/pacific-ocean-perilous-turn-overview/

 

                                                 PART 2:

-▶ SCIENTISTS FEAR OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL DRIVE COLLAPSE OF ALASKA'S ICONIC CRAB FISHERY http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/alaska-crab-industry/


 Salon, August 09, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION POSES IMMINENT THREAT TO ALASKAN FISHING COMMUNITIES. A new report reveals that keeping fisheries sustainable is going to be a serious challenge in the years to come http://www.salon.com/2014/08/09/ocean_acidification_is_an_imminent_threat_to_alaskan_fishing_communities_partner/


Scientific American, August 06, 2014
-▶ WHICH OCEAN SPECIES WILL OUTLAST THE RISING ACIDITY OF SEAWATER? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/which-ocean-species-will-outlast-the-rising-acidity-of-seawater/


  -▶ MARINE SPECIES WON'T SURVIVE UNLESS DRASTIC PROTECTION POLICIES PUT IN PLACE http://sco.lt/8uDoNV


                                                      VIDEOS
                                     Vancouver Island University
                    OCEAN ACIDIFICATION:  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE? 

         http://www.viu.ca/deepbay/resources/OceanAcidifictaion.asp


 Phys Org, June 16, 2014
-▶ HOW MARINE LIFE IS RESPONDING TO OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://phys.org/news/2014-06-marine-life-ocean-acidification.html



Bloomberg, May 02, 2014

-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE BEAT HISTORIC LEVEL EVERY DAY LAST MONTH. “We’re running out of time, but not solutions,” Ed Chen, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said... “The next big step is to limit, for the first time, carbon pollution being spewed by our power plants.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/carbon-dioxide-exceeds-historic-threshold-through-april.html

 

Outreach - International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION MAY INCREASE BY 170 PERCENT THIS CENTURY http://www.stakeholderforum.org/sf/outreach/index.php/previous-editions/cop-19/199-cop19-day10-water-and-oceans/11637-ocean-acidification-may-increase-by-170-per-cent-this-century

 

 - ▶  OCEANS WILL NOT SURVIVE "BUSINESS AS USUAL" http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/03/oceans-will-not-survive-lsquobusiness-as-usualrsquo/

 

                                    THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

              AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                        http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


 PBS Newshour, December 05, 2012

 - ▶  CORAL REEFS AND SHELLFISH BATTLE ACIDIFYING OCEANS  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/climate-change/july-dec12/acidification_12-05.html

 

July 3, 2013 About My Planet
-▶ CLOWNFISH LOSE HEARING IN ACIDIC WATERS: SPELLS DEATH TO CORAL REEFS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/clownfish-lose-hearing-in-acidic-waters/


Wildlife Extra News -

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE STOPS REEF FISH DETECTING PREDATORS. Coral reef fish have been proved to lose their sense of predators as a result of too much CO2 in the water. Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is absorbed into ocean waters, where it dissolves and lowers the pH of the water. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/reef-fish-climate-change-478.html#cr


Ocean Conservancy, May 23, 2014
-▶ HOW MEMBERS OF U.S. CONGRESS ARE TAKING ACTION ON OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/05/23/how-members-of-congress-are-taking-action-on-ocean-acidification/

 
                                               SEA CHANGE

                                          The Seattle Times

             CAN SEA LIFE ADAPT TO SOURING, ACIDIFYING  OCEANS? http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/nov/2/can-sea-life-adapt/?cmpid=newscred

 

Inter Press Service, October 15, 2013
-▶ NO SAFE HAVENS IN INCREASINGLY ACID OCEANS
Oil, gas and coal are contaminating the world’s oceans from top to bottom, threatening the lives of more than 800 million people, a new study warns http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/10/no-safe-havens-in-increasingly-acid-oceans/


May 7, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶ ACIDIFICATION: THE LATEST UNKNOWN FOR STRESSED ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://planetark.org/wen/68601


Summit County, November 14, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE: OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL HAVE HUGE COSTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/14/61627/


September 13, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice

-▶ RESEARCHERS REPORT STARTLING RATE OF ACIDIFICATION IN PARTS OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/13/climate-researchers-report-startling-rate-of-acidification-in-parts-of-the-arctic-ocean/

 

July 2, 2013 Montreal Gazette

-▶ UNPRECEDENTED OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM GREENHOUSE GASES PUTTING CANADIAN WATERS AT RISK: REPORT http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/environment/Unprecedented%20ocean%20acidification%20from/8607447/story.html

 

 May 7, 2013 Mother Jones

-▶ 10 KEY FINDINGS FROM A RAPIDLY ACIDIFYING ARCTIC OCEAN http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/05/arctic-ocean-rapidly-getting-more-acidic

 

May 23, 2013 New York Times

-▶ OYSTER SHELLS ARE AN ANTACID TO THE OCEANS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/science/oyster-shells-are-an-antacid-to-the-oceans.html?_r=0

 

June 17, 2013 Grist
-▶ OYSTER HATCHERIES PUT HEARTBURN MEDS IN THE WATER TO FIGHT OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://grist.org/list/oyster-hatcheries-put-heartburn-meds-in-the-water-to-fight-ocean-acidification/

 

 

                        ====================================

                                      GREENLAND'S MELTING

    CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN

                                            http://sco.lt/8bjv73


               CLIMATE CHANGE: CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER 

               THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM

                                           http://sco.lt/8eWiUz

                       ====================================


Climate Progress, March 2, 2014

-▶ THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS TURNING SOUR MUCH FASTER THAN EXPECTED, STUDY SHOWS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/28/3420290/ocean-acidifying-quickly/

 

BBC News - March 26, 2014
-▶ HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL ACIDIFY THE OCEANS Off the remote eastern tip of Papua New Guinea a natural phenomenon offers an alarming glimpse into the future of the oceans, as increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere make sea water more acidic. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26746039


 -▶ 'WE ARE FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL," PACIFIC ISLAND LEADER WARNS:  Atolls are at risk of becoming uninhabitable as sea levels rise, Marshall islands president will tell summit... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/01/pacific-islands-climate-change

 

April 26, 2013 Terra Daily

-▶ RISING SEAS WASHING AWAY PACIFIC LEADER'S HOME ISLAND Rising seas washing away Pacific leader's home island http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Rising_seas_washing_away_Pacific_leaders_home_island_999.html

 

June 24, 2013 Nation of Change
-▶ SCIENTIST: 'MIAMI, AS WE KNOW IT TODAY, IS DOOMED.  IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF IF, IT'S A QUESTION OF WHEN http://www.nationofchange.org/scientist-miami-we-know-it-today-doomed-it-s-not-question-if-it-s-question-when-1372079135

 

 

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                         CLIMATE CHANGE, CARBON, C02

                          ===========================

 

            OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE BOMB. 

            THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                          http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


                       COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                          http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


                          PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

      FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


 

-▶ ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS, OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE  http://sco.lt/6SoeAL


 -▶ HIGH MERCURY LEVELS IN ANTARCTIC WATERS SEA 4x MORE THAN...http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/961166086/high-mercury-levels-in-antarctic-waters-sea-4x-more-than

 

                                                        WATCH 

                                      "MERCURY RISING" Short Film

                                      Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                              http://sco.lt/6nrixF

 


 Understanding the UN Climate Science Reports, May 2014
 - ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS FOR FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/Resources/Climate-and-Energy/Climate-Change-Implications-for-Fisheries-and-Aquaculture.aspx


April 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography
-▶ WHAT DOES 400 ppm LOOK LIKE?  THE KEELING CURVE  http://keelingcurve.ucsd.edu/what-does-this-number-mean/


                                             DEEP SEA MINING

'GOLD RUSH' MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5



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-▶  DEEP END : THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE  http://sco.lt/5pUYyX


 -▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEAN: IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz


 -▶ WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE FOR 75 YEARS http://grist.org/news/we-have-known-about-climate-change-for-75-years/

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                                 SEA CHANGE:

               THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                         http://sco.lt/51LeCn


                                                          VIDEO:

                                TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                        CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE?

                                               http://sco.lt/6iy6ID

 

                                        VERY IMPORTANT WATCH

                                              "PLANET OCEAN"

                      An Amazing Film, Great Cinemaphotography

                                           by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                              http://sco.lt/9FB89B

 

-▶ -▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT": UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE - NEW IPCC REPORT  http://sco.lt/6heNd3

 

 

                                              POWERFUL WATCH

                                            USA State Department

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 April 2013 398.25ppm

-▶ -▶ EARTH'S CO2 HOME PAGE http://co2now.org/

 

 

-▶ -▶ THE VIBRANT OCEANS INITIATIVE:  BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES INVEST $53 MILLION IN OCEAN RESTORATION http://sco.lt/6VBiL3

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, February 20, 2014 7:13 AM

It is well known that CO2 warms the planet, but less well-known that it also makes the alkaline seas more acidic when it is absorbed from the air

 

Acid trap

Earth’s oceans are beginning to warm and turn acidic, endangering plankton and the entire marine food chain >>  http://aeon.co/magazine/nature-and-cosmos/plankton-the-tiny-sentinels-of-the-deep/

 

Jose's curator insight, March 20, 2014 12:22 PM

When reading this article i find it amazing what is going on around the world. Places like Antarctica are changing dramatically in ways people are not in control of. What used to be an icy and colder places is now deteriorating and melting. I find it scary in a way because what else is going to change as the years go by. What are the next generation of people going to be apart of or get to witnesses now that many places and things are coming closer to be extinct. 

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, April 14, 2014 1:57 PM

our ocean needs LOVE 

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Billions of Pounds of Oil-Based Plastic in Our Oceans: Impact on Sea Life, Your Seafood and Your Health

Billions of Pounds of Oil-Based Plastic in Our Oceans: Impact on Sea Life, Your Seafood and Your Health | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Guardian, December 10, 2014
▶   FULL SCALE OF PLASTIC IN WORLD'S OCEANS REVEALED FOR FIRST TIME http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/10/full-scale-plastic-worlds-oceans-revealed-first-time-pollution


University of California, San Diego, March 09, 2012

▶   FISH INGEST UP TO 24,000 TONS OF PLASTIC EACH YEAR: PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH 100 TIMES LARGER THAN IN 1972 -- AND WE THEN EAT THEM http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/05/09/pacific-garbage-patch-100x-larger-than-in-1972-fish-ingest-up-to-24000-tons-of-plastic-each-year/


Huffington Post Hawaii, June 1, 2014
PLASTIGLOMERATE:  THE NEW AND HORRIBLE WAY HUMANS ARE LEAVING THEIR MARK ON THE PLANET http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/plastiglomerate_n_5496062.html?ir=Hawaii


mongabay May 07, 2013
▶  MUNCHING ON MARINE PLASTIC KILLS SPERM WHALE What do children's toys, balloons, mattresses and plastic bags have in common? They can, along with more non-biodegradable pollutants, be found in the belly of a sperm whale, the topic of a new study in the Marine Pollution Bulletin.

http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-dulaney-sperm-whale-pollution.html

HOW PLASTIC BAGS ARE POISONING THE PLANET'S GREATEST PREDATORS - SPERM WHALES  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1126825026/sperm-whales-how-plastic-bags-are-poisoning-the-planet-s-greatest-predators


                                          INFOGRAPHIC

THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET 

- Is temporary convenience worth the 400 to 1000 years it takes plastic silverware to break down? http://holykaw.alltop.com/the-truth-about-plastic-and-its-impact-on-our-planet-infographic


New York Times, August 25, 2014
CHOKING THE OCEANS WITH PLASTIC The world is awash in plastic. It’s in our cars and our carpets, we wrap it around the food we eat and virtually every other product we consume; it has become a key lubricant of globalization — but it’s choking our future in ways that most of us are barely aware. Plastics are now one of the most common pollutants of ocean waters worldwide. Pushed by winds, tides and currents, plastic particles form with other debris into large swirling glutinous accumulation zones, known to oceanographers as gyres, which comprise as much as 40 percent of the planet’s ocean surface — roughly 25 percent of the entire earth... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/opinion/choking-the-oceans-with-plastic.html


New Scientist, February 12, 2015
▶   OCEANS SWALLOWED 13 MILLION TONS OF PLASTIC IN 2010. Vast floating islands of plastic are just a drop in the ocean compared with what's lurking deeper down. Between 5 and 13 million tonnes of plastic debris entered the marine environment in 2010 - and most of it is under water. What's more, without improvements in the way we manage waste, it could be 10 times as much each year by 2025... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26958-oceans-swallowed-13-million-tonnes-of-plastic-in-2010.html


Bloomberg Business April 26, 2015
▶  PLASTICS CHOKING ANIMALS TARGETED IN G-7 CLEAN-OCEAN PUSH http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-26/plastics-choking-animals-targeted-in-g-7-clean-ocean-push


TreeHugger, April 08, 2015
▶   MORE BAD NEWS FOR POLAR BEARS, AND IT'S NOT CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/more-bad-news-polar-bears-and-its-not-climate-change.html


The Scotsman, March 25, 2015
▶  PLASTIC POLLUTION FOUND INSIDE DEAD SEABIRDS http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/plastic-pollution-found-inside-dead-seabirds-1-3729064



                                                    VIDEO:

              CHRIS JORDAN ON THE MIDWAY PROJECT  - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M9t2fm__K0&feature=player_embedded#!


Nature World News, January 08, 2014
▶  MARINE DEBRIS DEADLY TO WHALES, DOLPHINS. You might think twice before tossing a piece of plastic into the garbage rather than a recycling bin when you hear how deadly marine debris, such as floating plastic, is to whales, dolphins and other sea creatures. http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/11752/20150108/marine-debris-deadly-to-whales-dolphins.htm


Conservation Magazine, February 12, 2014

PLASTIC INGESTION BY SEABIRDS IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/plastic-ingestion-seabirds-worse-thought/


The Argus, March 03, 2014
 ▶  FISHERMAN CATCHES MONSTER COD AND FINDS PLASTIC BOTTLE INSIDE ITS BELLY. Jess Price, conservation officer at the Sussex Wildlife Trust, said marine litter was a “huge problem” and 75% of all litter recorded in the sea was plastic. She said: “The main issue is that marine life ingests it. The problem is plastic never biodegrades, it is there forever. “If something swallows a balloon or bottle then it’s taking up space in its stomach and can cause them to starve. http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11047823.display/


MailOnLine, February 08, 2012
▶  SPERM WHALES: HOW PLASTIC BAGS ARE POISONING THE PLANET'S GREATEST PREDATORS: 65ft long sperm whales are being killed by human pollution http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096142/Sperm-whales-How-plastic-bags-poisoning-planets-greatest-predators.html


                                                   REPORT

                Environmental Health Perspectives, February 2015
NEW LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN?  MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION AND SEAFOOD SAFETY  http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/123-A34/


NPR, December 13, 2013
▶  HOW PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN IS CONTAMINATING YOUR SEAFOOD http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/12/250438904/how-plastic-in-the-ocean-is-contaminating-your-seafood


Science Reports, November 21, 2013
▶  INGESTED PLASTIC TRANSFERS HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS TO FISH AND INDUCES HEPATIC STRESS http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/131121/srep03263/full/srep03263.html


▶  CHEMICAL FROM PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE FOUND THROUGHOUT OCEANS - BIO-ACCUMULATES UP FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5ogIGf


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 26, 2015
▶   STUDY SHOWS ENDROCINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS (BPA FROM PLASTICS) CAN AFFECT MULTIPLE GENERATIONS OF FISH http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/26/environment-study-shows-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-can-affect-multiple-generations-of-fish/


Institute of Science in Society, February 02, 2015
▶  PLASTIC POISONS IN THE FOOD CHAIN - Bioaccumulate chemical pollutants absorbed on microplastics  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Plastic_Poisons_in_the_Food_Chain.php


Guardian, February 12, 2015
▶  OCEAN PLASTIC IS LIKELY DISAPPEARING INTO THE FOOD CHAIN, NEW STUDY INDICATES http://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2015/feb/12/science-plastic-oceans-study-fish-pollution-worse


                                                   VIDEO
                                          SAILING PAST PLASTIC
                                          The Story of Stuff Project
                    http://storyofstuff.org/podcasts/sailing-past-plastic/


                                                       REPORT

                                  PLOS ONE, December 10, 2014
                                    PLASTIC IN OUR FOOD CHAIN
PLASTIC POLLUTION IN THE WORLD'S OCEANS"  MORE THAN 5 TRILLION PLASTIC PIECES WEIGHING OVER 250,000 TONS AFLOAT AT SEA  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0111913


National Geographic, March 25, 2015
▶   THE AZORES: FIRST WITNESS TO GLOBAL MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/25/the-azores-first-witness-island-of-the-r4wo/


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 25, 2015
▶   DEEP-SEA FISH NOT IMMUNE TO POLLUTION http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/25/environment-deep-sea-fish-not-immune-to-pollution/


The Guardian, January 25, 2015
▶  DROWNING IN PLASTIC - THE WORLD'S NEXT ECOLOGICAL DISASTER  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/25/drowning-in-plastic-rubbish-in-oceans-ecological-emergency


The Province, Februay 19, 2015
-▶ OCEAN WASTE HITS HOME:  PLASTIC-FILLED FISH GUTS RUINS CHILLIWACK MAN'S CATCH http://www.theprovince.com/technology/Ocean+waste+hits+home+Plastic+filled+fish+guts+ruins+Chilliwack+catch/10827599/story.html


                                          VIDEO, SLIDESHOW
                                   Epoch Times, June 15, 2014
                 PLASTIC KILLS:  A SLOW DEATH AWAITS SEA LIFE http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/736972-plastic-kills-here-is-why-2/


EcoWatch, February 25, 2015
-▶ DAVID SUZUKI:  WE HAVE TO STOP KILLING OUR OCEANS WITH PLASTIC 
http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/25/david-suzuki-stop-killing-oceans-plastic/


SafeBee, January 16, 2015
▶   PLASTIC:  A BUNCH OF SERIOUSLY GOOD REASONS TO JUST SAY NO http://www.safebee.com/blogs/home/plastic-bunch-seriously-good-reasons-just-say-no


TakePart, February 20, 2015

-▶ OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION'S SHOCKING DEATH TOLL ON ENDANGERED ANIMALS. Scientists find that hundreds of species are being harmed or killed by the trash we toss into the seas.  http://takepart.com/article/2015/02/20/ocean-plastic-pollutions-shocking-death-toll-endangered-animals


Phys.org, February 24, 2015
-▶ FEARS OVER CORAL EATING PLASTIC IN AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF. Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are eating small plastic debris in the ocean, Australian researchers raising fears about the impact the indigestible fragments have on their health and other marine life. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-02-plastic-eating-coral-australia-barrier-reef.html#jCp


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 20, 2015
-▶ PLASTIC DEBRIS TAKES TOLL ON ENDANGERED SPECIES. In all, nearly 700 species of marine animals have been recorded as having encountered man-made debris such as plastic and glass, the scientists said after looking at records of 44,000 animals and organisms that became entangled in, or swallowed debris.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/20/environment-plastic-debris-taking-toll-on-endangered-species/


DailyMailOnline, September 24, 2014
HOW OUR ADDICTION TO PETROLEUM-BASED PLASTIC IS TURNING THE OCEANS AND FOOD CHAIN TOXIC http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2768849/A-planet-drowning-plastic-A-floating-Pacific-garbage-patch-size-Wales-Seabirds-whales-dying-horrible-deaths-How-addiction-plastic-turning-oceans-toxic.html


Planet Experts, January 16, 2015
-▶ HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS ENTERING THE OCEAN? http://www.planetexperts.com/much-plastic-entering-ocean/


                                                     WATCH:

                                    DO WE HAVE THE COURAGE?

              A Moving Short Film About MIDWAY  by Chris Jordan - http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1061944409/midway-a-short-film-by-chris-jordan-do-we-have-the-courage


Green Living, February 05, 2015
▶  WHICH FAST FOOD COMPANIES ARE POLLUTING OUR OCEAN THE MOST?  http://www.care2.com/greenliving/which-big-companies-are-polluting-our-oceans-the-most.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 26, 2015
▶  WE COULD END UP WITH 'AS MUCH PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS AS FISH' http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/26/plastic-oceans-environment-waste-recycling-fish


EcoWatch, July 03, 2014
5 GYRES INSTITUTE FINDS PLASTIC IN EVERY OCEAN SAMPLE FROM BERMUDA TO ICELAND http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/03/5-gyres-plastic-ocean/


National Geographic, July 18, 2014
WHERE HAS IT ALL GONE?  FIRST OF ITS KIND MAP REVEALS EXTENT OF OCEAN PLASTIC http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140715-ocean-plastic-debris-trash-pacific-garbage-patch/


Common Dreams

  ▶  PLASTIC IN 'GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH' HAS INCREASED 100-FOLD - Killing Ocean Life and Ecosystem https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/05/09-2



                                            =================

             MICROBEADS, MICRO FIBERS, MICROPLASTICS

                                             =================


                                                    VIDEO
                                            MICROBEADS
                                   The Story of Stuff Project
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAiIGd_JqZc


reeHugger May 7, 2015
- ▶ THE STORY OF STUFF TAKES ON THE MICROBEAD
http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/story-stuff-takes-microbead.html


                                            MERMAID TEARS:

          MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

                            A THREAT TO OUR OCEAN AND RIVERS

                                           http://sco.lt/50DEtV


UNEP, June 23, 2014
PLASTIC WASTE CAUSES FINANCIAL DAMAGE OF US$13 BILLION TO MARINE ECOSYSTEMS EACH YEAR AS CONCERN GROWS OVER MICROPLASTICS http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2791&ArticleID=10903&l=en


                                                      VIDEO:

                                 "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY:

                                     THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE?

                                           http://sco.lt/5sTmWv


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June 16, 2014
▶ THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH: WE ARE LITERALLY FILLING UP THE PACIFIC OCEAN WITH PLASTIC http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-great-pacific-garbage-patch-we-are-literally-filling-up-the-pacific-ocean-with-plastic


New Scientist, May 3, 2014
PLASTIC RUBBISH TAKES EGG'S PLACE IN ALBATROSS NEST. Our rubbish has reached the farthest corners of the Earth. Albatrosses feed some 5 tons of plastic each year to their chicks, with fatal results as seen in a series of shocking images by photographer Chris Jordan. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25656-plastic-rubbish-takes-eggs-place-in-albatross-nest.html#.U4jCTy_O7NU


29 March, 2013 - Elephant Journal

 ▶  OCEAN PLASTICS IMPACT ON WILD SEA TURTLES

Our plastic footprint is on remote beaches, in isolated patches of ocean and in the stomachs of wild endangered animals.... http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/03/ocean-plastics-impact-on-wild-sea-turtles-dr-wallace-j-nichols/

 

August 19, 2013 Mother Nature Network
▶  RARE SEA TURTLES EATING PLASTIC AT RECORD RATES http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/rare-sea-turtles-eating-plastic-at-record-rate


KUOW News, November 22, 2013

▶  STUDY:  EATING PLASTIC CAUSE TUMORS, LIVER PROBLEMS IN FISH -- AND YOU? http://kuow.org/post/study-eating-plastic-causes-tumors-liver-problems-fish


 July 26, 2013 Treehugger
▶  HAWAII'S PREDATORY FISH ARE EATING PLASTIC - AND WE'RE EATING THEM  http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/hawaiis-predatory-fish-are-eating-plastic.html


Mother Jones, March 03, 2014
▶  HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds


Living on Earth, March 14, 2014
 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS & EXPOSURE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4


▶  WHY ARE BRITISH FISH EATING PLASTIC?  SERIOUS FOR FISH, SERIOUS FOR YOU AND OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/54HFsf

 

The Scotsman, October 13, 2014
▶ SCOTLAND: OTTERS DYING EARLY BECAUSE OF POISONED SEAS 

Scottish otters are only living a third of the lifespan of those on mainland Europe because of poisoned seas, a leading expert on the species has warned. Zoologist Dr Paul Yoxon said chemicals in everyday products are accumulating in fish and shellfish on which the mammals feed, weakening their immune systems.

The zoologist, who runs the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) on Skye with his biologist wife Grace, said hormone-disrupting chemicals, commonly found in shampoos and plastics, are also believed to be behind shrinking genitals of the male otter, affecting reproduction rates...http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/otters-dying-early-because-of-poisoned-seas-1-3570722


                                                      NRDC VIDEO

          PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OCEANS - WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU
                       http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/plastic-ocean/


▶  OUR PLASTICS WILL POLLUTE OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS http://sco.lt/7tYlQ9


National Geographic, June 08, 2013
WITH MILLIONS OF TONS OF PLASTIC IN OCEANS, MORE SCIENTISTS STUDYING IMPACT http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140613-ocean-trash-garbage-patch-plastic-science-kerry-marine-debris/


                                                 ==============

                                                   PLASTIC BAGS

                                                 ==============


-▶ CORPORATIONS vs THE PEOPLE:  SHOWDOWN IN CALIFORNIA WITH PLASTIC BAG INDUSTRY: CALIFORNIA BAN SUSPENDED. 

Setting up a grand environmental showdown, a referendum initiated by the plastic bag industry to overturn California’s first-in-the-nation law that bans supermarkets and other businesses from handing out single-use plastic bags has qualified for next year’s ballot.

The immediate impact is the law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September, will be suspended until the voters decide its fate in the November 2016 election. http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/californias-suspends-plastic-bag-ban-due-to-ballot-referendum/


Alternet, December 31, 2014
▶  PLASTIC BAG MANUFACTURERS SPEND $3 MILLION IN EFFORT TO REPEAL CALIFORNIA BAN. The American Progressive Bag Alliance lobbyists have spent $3 million to collect signatures to place a repeal of the bill on the November 2016 ballot, saying that claims that the bags contribute to litter and pollution are overblown. http://www.alternet.org/environment/plastic-bag-manufacturers-spend-3-million-repeal-california-ban


One Green Planet, October 01, 2014
3 MARINE ANIMALS WHO ARE THRILLED ABOUT CALIFORNIA'S PLASTIC BAG BAN http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/marine-animals-who-are-thrilled-about-californias-plastic-bag-ban/


                         THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY IS BIG BUSINESS

                                      GreenBiz, April 06, 2015
HOW CAN AGRICULTURE SOLVE ITS $5.87 BILLION PLASTIC PROBLEM http://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-can-agriculture-solve-its-1-billion-plastic-problem


The Guardian, October 31, 2014
FEDS WARN PLASTIC BAG MAKERS OVER MISLEADING BIODEGRADABLE CLAIM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/31/biodegradable-plastic-oxodegradable-bags-bioplastic-ftc-warning


Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2015
▶  'BIODEGRADABLE' PLASTICS DON'T LIVE UP TO MANUFACTURERS' CLAIMS. Plastics labelled biodegradable may not break down in landfill as advertised, according to new US researchhttp://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2015/03/25/4203912.htm


Treehugger, April 22, 2014
▶  PLASTIC BAG BANS ARE SPREADING IN THE UNITED STATES

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/plastic-bag-bans-spreading-united-states.html


HowStuffWorks
▶  HOW MANY CITIES WORLDWIDE HAVE A BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS? http://people.howstuffworks.com/how-many-cities-have-a-ban-on-plastic-bags.htm


Al Jazeera America, November 11, 2014
CONVERTING PLASTIC BACK TO OIL FROM WHEN IT CAME http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/11/11/the-afterlife-ofplastic.html


Sustainable Brands, December 31, 2014
ONE COMPANY'S WASTE BECOMES ANOTHER'S BIOPLASTIC http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/packaging/sustainable_brands/trending_year_bio-based_plastic_innovations


                                                    WATCH

                                             Documentary
                                               "PLASTICIZED:

An eye-opening story about the institute’s global mission to study the effects, reality, and scale of plastic pollution around the world. The overwhelming contaminant that is secretly infiltrating all levels of sea life like a cancer... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/plasticized/


                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
Here is an informative and educational film about the environmental problem of plastic pollution inside the Oceans raising to a dangerous level to human safety and its solution. After the Japan Tsunami and the Fukushima disaster, pollution and radiation is traveling through the Pacific Ocean to the US. Oceanographers and Scientists show us how the real situation looks like. The film reveal the horrific scale of this disaster coming that nobody can see and imagine.. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/


April 13, 2013 - Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development »

▶  THE FIGHT AGAINST THE EPIDEMIC OF OCEAN FLOATING GARBAGE http://www.dw.de/the-fight-against-floating-garbage/a-16742622?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf


ScienceDaily, February 19, 2015
-▶ GLOBAL IMPACT OF DEBRIS ON MARINE LIFE STUDIES: EVIDENCE OF 44,000 ANIMALS AND ORGANISMS BECOMING ENTANGLED IN, OR SWALLOWING DEBRIS  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150219101643.htm


                                           GHOST FISHING

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP

                                          http://sco.lt/7jiLC5



June 25, 2013 Treehugger
▶  OCEAN SEA FLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html


Guardian Environment, May 01, 2014
 ▶  THE SHOCKING BUILD UP OF JUNK IN EUROPE'S SEAS http://www.theguardian.com/science/animal-magic/2014/may/01/junk-litter-europe-sea


Plos One Report,  April 30, 2014
 ▶  MARINE LITTER DISTRIBUTION AND DENSITY IN EUROPEAN SEAS, FROM THE SHELVES TO DEEP BASINS http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0095839

 

BBC News, May 01, 2014
▶  'RETRO RUBBISH' WASHED UP ON UK BEACHES. Campaigners have released pictures of washed-up beach litter dating back to the 1960s. More than 25 tonnes of rubbish were collected at 130 SAS-organised beach clean events across the UK this spring http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-27227481

 

                                                 -- WATCH -

                                KILL PLASTIC NOT WILDLIFE

           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTQywfyECs0&sns=em


 CNN, June 24, 2014
U.N. REPORT:  OUR OCEANS ARE TRASHED IN PLASTIC . A series of new reports are raising concerns about the damage plastic waste is doing to oceans -- harming marine animals, destroying sensitive ecosystems, and contaminating the fish we eat. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/24/world/ocean-plastic-trash/index.html


Inter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


18 January 2012 Common Dreams
▶  A NEWLY DISCOVERED 'PLASTIC ISLAND' SHOWS GLOBAL EPIDEMIC WORSENING http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/18-3A


Elephant Journal, March 29, 2013

 ▶  OUR PLASTIC FOOTPRINT IS ON REMOTE BEACHES, IN ISOLATED PATCHES OF OCEAN AND IN THE STOMACHS OF WILD ENDANGERED ANIMALS http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/03/ocean-plastics-impact-on-wild-sea-turtles-dr-wallace-j-nichols/


Huffington Post Green, April 28, 2014

 ▶  PLASTIC IS FOOD POISONING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-kaas-boyle/plastic-is-food-poisoning_b_5219189.html


                                                INFOGRAPH

                                 Huffpost Green, Aprl 22, 2014
THIS IS HOW YOUR PLASTIC BAG ENDS UP IN MASSIVE OCEAN GARBAGE PATCHES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/22/plastic-ocean-garbage_n_5191294.html


▶  PLASTIC WASTE INCREASING ON REMOTE ARCTIC SEABED, CAMERA REVEALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3086644637/plastic-waste-increasing-on-remote-arctic-seabed-cameras-reveal

 

                                                      WATCH:
                                     Ecowatch, April 07, 2014
22 FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC POLLUTION (And 20 thing We Can Do About It) Plastic is An Epidemic. Billions of pounds of plastic polluting our oceans, seafood and YOU http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/07/22-facts-plastic-pollution-10-things-can-do-about-it/


▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5ZYbZ3


Climate Progress, March 31, 2014
▶  PLASTIC SOUP OF OCEAN GARBAGE OBSCURES SEARCH FOR MALAYSIA PLANE DEBRIS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/31/3420870/ocean-garbage-malaysia-airplane-search/


▶  THE WORLD'S LARGEST 'WASTE DUMP' IS FOUND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

                                               INFOGRAPHIC

                                                      EarthTouch

                            WHY WE'RE EATING OUR OWN TRASH

http://www.earthtouch.tv/blog/article/infographic-why-were-eating-our-own-trash/?category=nature-news


The Star Online, January 13, 2014
 ▶  THE PLASTIC-SPHERE MENACE: A MAN-MADE ECOSYSTEM OF PLASTIC DEBRIS http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/01/13/The-plastisphere-menace-a-man-made-ecosystem-of-plastic-debris/

 

Summit Voice, January 3, 2014

▶  STUDY DOCUMENTS PLASTIC POLLUTION IN THAMES -

Plastic pollution becoming ubiquitous in world’s waterways and oceans

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/01/03/study-documents-plastic-pollution-in-thames/

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                              PLASTIC ISLAND:

           Plastics Are Everywhere, In Everything and They're Killing Us

                             http://ensia.com/videos/plastic-island/

 

TakePart, November 04, 2013
▶  THE SURPRISING LINK BETWEEN SAVING THE OZONE AND RIDDING THE OCEANS FROM OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/06/link-between-saving-ozone-and-saving-our-oceans-plastic-pollution

 

May 26, 2013 The Environmental Magazine

▶  MID-OCEAN PLASTICS CLEANUP SCHEMES: TOO LITTLE TOO LATE? http://www.emagazine.com/blog/mid-ocean-plastics-cleanup-schemes-too-little-too-late/


                                                     INFOGRAPH
                                                   5 Gyres Institute
UNDERSTANDING PLASTIC POLLUTION THROUGH EXPLORATION, EDUCATION AND ACTION http://5gyres.org/


▶  TOMORROW'S LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS MAY CURRENTLY BE LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA - KEEP OUR OCEANS CLEAN AND HEALTHY http://sco.lt/7tJmK1

 

                                            CNN VIDEO REPORT

                                                 11 March 2013
                                     JAPANESE TSUNAMI DEBRIS

                   PLASTIC MAKES IT WAY INTO HAWAIIAN BIRDS

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/11/us/hawaii-japan-tsunami-debris


Care2, October 30, 2014
A SEA FULL OF TRASH:  TACKLING THE HUGE PLASTIC PROBLEM IN OUR OCEANS http://www.care2.com/causes/a-sea-full-of-trash-tackling-the-plastic-problem.html

 

 ▶  FUKUSHIMA: THE BIGGEST, SINGLE DUMPING OF TRASH INTO OUR OCEAN -- MORE PLASTIC http://sco.lt/7aFK1R

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                             CNN Video Report -  

                                              27 March, 2013 -
                          OVER FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED:

                            OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

                                   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                    http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

▶  SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

Start Some Good
▶   PLASTIC OCEANS:  A CROWDFUNDING FILM TO SAVE OUR OCEANS http://startsomegood.com/Venture/plastic_oceans/Campaigns/Show/plastic_oceans__a_documentary




pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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Video -- Why the Ocean Matters

Video -- Why the Ocean Matters | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                                    VIDEO

                                      National Geographic

Covering 72 percent of the Earth and supplying half its oxygen, the ocean is our planet's life support system—and it’s in danger. Watch this video to learn why a healthier ocean means a healthier planet, and find out how you can help... http://video.nationalgeographic.com.au/video/environment/habitats-environment/habitats-oceans-env/why-ocean-matters/


The Week, February 14, 2015
-▶  HOW WE RUINED THE OCEANS  http://theweek.com/articles/538881/ruined-oceans


-▶  OCEAN CONSERVANCY:  WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS  http://sco.lt/9AEuqf


                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.

                                                      WATCH

                              Exceptional Documentary  (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                       How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                              For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

           http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                                           http://sco.lt/9FB89B



Summit County Citizens Voice, February 01, 2015
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD STARVE OCEANS OF OXYGEN: STUDYOur modern ocean is moving into a state that has no precedent in human history’ http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/01/global-warming-could-starve-oceans-of-oxygen/


-▶ AUSTRALIAN FISH MOVING SOUTH AS CLIMATE CHANGES, SAY RESEARCHERS https://jpratt27.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/australian-fish-moving-south-as-climate-changes-say-researchers/


Guardian, January 25, 2015
- ▶ THE SECRETS OF THE SHELF SEAS - ONE OF EARTH'S MOST IMPORTANT ECOSYSTEMS  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/25/secrets-important-ecosystem-earth-shelf-sea-co2

WATCH

"PLANET OCEAN"

A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

http://sco.lt/9FB89B

Yahoo News, January 24, 2015
- ▶ UN MOVES TOWARD MAJOR TREATY FOR OCEAN BIODIVERSITY

 http://news.yahoo.com/un-moves-toward-ocean-biodiversity-treaty-190313178.html

Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/


                                     THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

               AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                             http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


Seed Daily, March 18, 2014
-▶  DECLINING OCEAN HEALTH THREATENS FOOD SECURITY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Declining_ocean_health_threatens_food_security_999.html

 

 Conservation Magazine, May 06, 2014
-▶ 71 THINGS WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE OCEANS, BUT PROBABLY SHOULD http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/05/71-things-we-dont-know-about-the-oceans-but-probably-should/

 

                                                       WATCH
                                  FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
INCREDIBLE SLOW-MO VIDEO OF THE UNDERWATER CREATURES YOU NEVER SEE. Coral is actually a living creature, but the human eye rarely catches it moving. This incredibly slow-motion video lets you see the ocean life you don't notice, before it's destroyed by climate change. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028371/watch-this-incredible-slo-mo-video-of-the-underwater-creatures-you-never-see


-▶  The Atlantic Cities, February 04, 2014
FIRST-EVER OCEAN IMPACT INVESTING: BLOOMBERG'S NEW PLAN:  SAVE THE OCEAN, FEED THE WORLD http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/02/bloombergs-new-plan-save-ocean-feed-world/8303/

 

                                 THE OCEANS: LOVELY SLIDE SHOW

                                              National Geographic

                    http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/


 -▶ GREENLAND, ANTARCTICA, ARCTIC MELTING, CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

▶  CRYPTIC RIVER:  THE TORRENTS THAT FLOW ON THE SEABED Cryptic river: The torrents that flow on the seabed. Myriad underwater rivers criss-cross the ocean floor, some many thousands of kilometres long, tens of kilometres wide and hundreds of metres deep. They are the arteries of our planet. They shunt sediments into the deep, carrying with them the oxygen and nutrients that allow life to thrive at great depths. They also seem to be a vital part of the world's carbon cycle, burying organic matter carried from the shore. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129570.700-cryptic-river-the-torrents-that-flow-on-the-seabed.html#.Uw1F4V5kJK4

 

                                       IMAGES FROM OCEANA
THE TERRIBLE AND UNNECESSARY LOSS OF SEA LIFE WITH DRIFT GILL NETS http://oceana.org/en/our-work/promote-responsible-fishing/bycatch/drift-gillnets/stopthenets


                                                        WATCH
                                              TED TALK VIDEOS
                                  OCEAN WONDERS ( 10 TALKS)
Dive into the unexplored universe beneath the waves: the beautiful, fragile (and sometimes terrifying) world of the ocean. http://www.ted.com/playlists/7/ocean_wonders


UNESCO, February 22, 2012
-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/

 

-▶  MANGROVE, REEFS, FORESTS AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED: DOUBLING COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT AND SPECIES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/5CMugb


- ▶ WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSNG FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/6bO2nR

                                                          WATCH:

                                                "SEA THE TRUTH" --

                  BY 2048 The Oceans Will Be Empty! (full-length, HiQ)

                                                http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv


Reuters, February 10, 2014
-▶  OVERFISHING, POLLUTION LEAVES TURKISH WATERS BARE. HI-TECH TECHNOLOGY, BIG BUSINESS, LAX REGULATIONS DESTROYING OCEANS EVERYWHERE.
"Twenty years ago, you put your arm in the water you could pull out fish - there were so many," said Osman Korkmaz, a 53-year-old fisherman who has fished the Bosphorus Strait and Marmara Sea for 40 years.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/10/us-turkey-fish-idUSBREA1905B20140210


-▶  SEA CHANGE: THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                                    CNN VIDEO:

-▶  "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

                                                 DEADLY BY-CATCH:

Two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea -.injured or dead http://sco.lt/6DbCld



-▶ THE CAPTURE CONFINEMENT OF LARGE WILD ANIMALS IN SMALL AQUARIUM TANKS:  THE CONTROVERSY AND ETHICS - TAIJI DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5SXe4H

 


 

-▶ ACIDIFYING OCEANS: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/61C0R7

 

-▶ $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY.  LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEAN http://sco.lt/7ABxHV
 
                                                         VIDEO
             FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                               GOING...GOING... http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

 ▶ BOTTOM TRAWLING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9

 

-▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD. MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 


 Summit Voice, February 15, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL WARMING:  REPORT WARNS OF 'ARCTIC SQUEEZE'An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear.

FRISCO — Rapid climate change in the Arctic is putting enormous pressure on ecosystems, threatening biodiversity and the fundamental way of life of indigenous Arctic peoples, scientists said in a major new report.

“An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear. Polar bears and the other highly adapted organisms cannot move further north, so they may go extinct. We risk losing several species forever,” said Hans Meltofte of Aarhus University, chief scientist of the report.

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/15/global-warming-report-warns-of-arctic-squeeze/


                                                  A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                       "EXTREME ICE"

                        Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                  http://sco.lt/7xj1MH

 

 Summit Voice, February 12, 2014

-▶  CLIMATE:  TOO WARM FOR EQUATORIAL FISH? MANY ALREADY LIVING CLOSE TO THEIR THERMAL LIMITS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/12/climate-too-warm-for-equatorial-fish/

 

Guardian, February 17, 2014
-▶  WILL THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE BE GROWN UNDERWATER? In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition?CMP=twt_fd

 

 

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The End of Coral Reefs ? Around for 10 Million Years, Wiped Out in 100

The End of Coral Reefs ? Around for 10 Million Years, Wiped Out in 100 | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The Independent, September 23, 2013

-▶  CORAL ALERT: DESTRUCTION OF REEFS 'ACCELERATING' WITH HALF DESTROYED OVER PAST 30 YEARS .The eco-system has been around for tens of millions of years and we are wiping it out within a hundred, says IPCC scientist http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/coral-alert-destruction-of-reefs-accelerating-with-half-destroyed-over-past-30-years-8835480.html


The Guardian, February 2, 2015 http://ow.ly/JFpyW
-▶ CORALS FACE 'SLOW STAVATION' FROM INGESTING PLASTICS POLLUTION, EXPERTS FIND  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/25/corals-face-slow-starvation-from-ingesting-plastics-pollution-experts-find


Phys.org, February 24, 2015
-▶ FEARS OVER CORAL EATING PLASTIC IN AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF. Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are eating small plastic debris in the ocean, Australian researchers raising fears about the impact the indigestible fragments have on their health and other marine life. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-02-plastic-eating-coral-australia-barrier-reef.html#jCp


EcoWatch, February 25, 2015
-▶  DAVID SUZUKI:  WE HAVE TO STOP KILLING OUR OCEANS WITH PLASTIC http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/25/david-suzuki-stop-killing-oceans-plastic/


One Green Planet
-▶  700 MARINE SPECIES MIGHT GO EXTINCT BECAUSE OF PLASTIC POLLUTION.  HERE ARE 5 WAYS YOU CAN HELP http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/marine-species-extinction-and-plastic-pollution/


                                             MERMAID TEARS:

          MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

                            A THREAT TO OUR OCEAN AND RIVERS

                                           http://sco.lt/50DEtV



HuffPost Green, April 16, 2014
-▶  CORAL REEFS:  GOING, GOING ... GONE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/coral-reefs-going-goinggo_b_5157272.html


NOAA,
-▶ SUNSCREEN CHEMICAL THREATENS CORAL REEFS: Additive used in personal-care products since the 1960s to protect against ultraviolet light http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/feb14/sunscreen.html


Scientific American, July 02, 2014

-▶ OVERFISHING AND POLLUTION ARE KILLING MORE CORALS THAN CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/overfishing-and-pollution-kill-more-corals-than-climate-change/


Climate Progress, January 3, 2014
 -▶  ARE WE WITNESSING THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

Tropical coral reefs form the very foundation of marine biodiversity. Sadly, their seemingly inevitable demise may prove to be one of the first irreversible consequences of climate change. That’s the conclusion of a comprehensive new report on abrupt climate changes from the National Academy of Sciences. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/03/3118001/coral-reefs-climate-change/


Oceana, December 11, 2014
-▶  CORAL REEFS TURNING SILENT FROM OVERFISHING, OTHER HUMAN IMPACTS http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/12/coral-reefs-turning-silent-from-overfishing-other-human-impacts


Oceana, December 05, 2014
-▶  A LOOK AT THE VALUE OF CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEMS (PHOTOS)  http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/12/during-corals-week-a-look-at-the-value-of-coral-reef-ecosystems-photos


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 18, 2015
-▶  CORAL REEFS TO TAKE BIG GLOBAL WARMING HIT THIS YEAR. NOAA scientists say warm oceans pose risk to reefs http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/18/coral-reefs-to-take-big-global-warming-hit-this-year/


RTCC Climate, February 18, 2015
-▶  CORALS EVERYWHERE COULD LOSE THEIR COLOUR WITH MASS DIE-OFFS IN 2015 - NOAAUS federal agency predicts mass die-off of the world’s coral reefs in 2015 as a result of climate change http://www.rtcc.org/2015/02/18/corals-everywhere-could-lose-their-colour-in-2015-noaa/

                                              ORIGINAL REPORT

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administraton, February 17, 2015
-▶ WARM OCEAN TEMPERATURES MAY MEAN MAJOR CORAL BLEACHING  http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2015/20170211-noaa-warm-ocean-temperatures-may-mean-major-coral-bleaching.html



Common Dreams, April 01, 2014
-▶  UNPRECEDENTED OCEAN TEMPERATURES ON TRACK TO BRING DEATH TO CORAL ECOSYSTEMS. 'It’s not that change is going to come, it’s that change is already happening' http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/01-1


                                               SHORT VIDEO (1:36)
                                         Conservation International
            NATURE IS SPEAKING  – IAN SOMEHALDER IS CORAL REEF
                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVMV3StvLCs


Guardian, November 27, 2014
-▶  CORAL TRIANGLE COULD BE LAST BASTION FOR PLANET'S BELEAGURED REEFS. If humans are driving earth’s sixth great extinction event, coral reefs will be one of the first and most visible ecosystems to succumb. Scientists estimate that by 2050, the ocean could be largely devoid of reefs as climate change and our relentless plundering of the sea set in motion geological changes not seen for millions of years.  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/the-coral-triangle/2014/nov/27/coral-triangle-last-bastion-planets-beleaguered-reefs


DW.DE, August 20, 2014
-▶  "IF WE DON'T CHANGE NOW WE WILL LOSE THE REEFS" http://www.dw.de/if-we-dont-change-now-we-will-lose-the-reefs/a-17817279


Climate Spectator, June 06, 2014
 -▶  UN REPORT FINDS WIDESPREAD CORAL DESTRUCTION. Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating risks to tropical small island states threatened by rising sea levels. The rise in sea levels off some islands in the Western Pacific was four times the global average, with gains of 1.2cm a year from 1993 to 2012, due to shifts in winds and currents, said the United Nations' Environment Programme (UNEP). http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/6/6/science-environment/un-report-finds-widespread-coral-destruction

 

Dodo, November 0, 2014
-▶ WHAT CORAL REEFS MEAN TO THE FUTURE OF THE OCEAN

 https://www.thedodo.com/community/AnabelField/coral-reefs-are-rising-from-th-802907146.html


                                                      PHOTOS

-▶  BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC IMAGES OF CORAL REEFS REVEAL HOW THEY'RE BEING DESTROYED http://www.fastcoexist.com/3018381/breathtaking-panoramic-images-of-coral-reefs-reveal-how-theyre-being-destroyed


Climate Progress, July 11, 2014
 -▶  TROPICAL FISH ARE TAKING OVER TEMPERATE OCEAN, CAUSING UNDERWATER DEFORESTATION http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/11/3458771/tropical-fish-deforesting-temperate-waters/


January 19, 2012 Planet Earth Online

▶  CLIFFHANGING CORALS AVOID TRAWLER BOTTOM TRAWLING DAMAGE http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1139&cookieConsent=A


                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING:

                    SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN

        AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS

                                             http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9

                                                   

                                                    VIDEO

OnEarth Magazine, February  28, 2012
-▶  OVERFISHING UNLEASHES A SCOURGE OF SEA URCHINS ON REEFS http://www.onearth.org/blog/overfishing-unleashes-scourge-of-sea-urchins-on-reefs

 

-▶  A BILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS PUTS SPECIES AND PEOPLE AT RISK At least 12% of groupers – globally-important food fish species that live on coral and rocky reefs – face extinction http://sco.lt/5HdRr7


Guardian Environment, September 18, 2013

-▶  CORAL REEFS SUFFER AS THE RELENTLESS HUNT FOR SHARK FINS TAKE ITS TOLL. The rampant overfishing of sharks, often solely for their fins, is causing a damaging chain reaction that could significantly degrade coral reef systems, a decade-long Australian-led study has found. "The result of this is that the whole food chain is being thrown out of whack." ... creating a collapse of the food chain.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/19/coral-reefs-suffer-hunt-sharks


                                                       WATCH

     HOW THE CORAL REEF WILDLIFE TRADE IS DEGRADING CORAL REEFS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2452598153/how-the-coral-reef-wildlife-trade-is-degrading-coral-reefs

 

  -▶  CORAL REEFS IN CARIBBEAN ON LIFE SUPPORT http://sco.lt/7GodYf


 Science Daily, December 4, 2013

 -▶  FIRST GLOBAL SNAPSHOT OF KEY CORAL REEF FISHES: FISHING HAS REDUCED VITAL SEAWEED EATERS BY MORE THAN 50 PERCENT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131204091620.htm


 Global Possibilities, May 14, 2014
-▶ WHAT GOOD ARE CORAL REEFS? THEY PROTECT AROUND 200 MILLION PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN COASTAL AREAS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/what-good-are-coral-reefs/


 Guardian, March 08, 2014
-▶  CORAL REEFS:  LIFE IN THE BALANCE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/09/coral-reefs-bleaching-life-in-the-balance


                        "CORAL REEFS: UNDERWATER PHARMACIES"

                                             http://sco.lt/733VaL

 

Science Daily, December 17, 2013

 -▶ SAVING FIJI'S CORAL REEFS LINKED TO FOREST CONSERVATION http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131217155329.htm


                                               AUSTRALIA:

             THE GREAT BARRIER REEF WE STAND TO LOSE 

                                       http://sco.lt/6q4ykD


                                                        WATCH

                           **** THE GARDENS OF THE QUEEN" -

                                      60 Minutes - CBS News

                                           http://sco.lt/6rlXKT

 

                                                     PHOTOS
CELEBRATING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CORAL REEFS

FOR WORLD OCEAN'S DAY

http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/06/photos-celebrating-the-most-beautiful-coral-reefs-for-world-ocean-s-day

 

                                                         WATCH

                                        Treehugger, April 02, 2014
TIMELAPSE FILM OF 150,000 PHOTOS SHOWS THE MIRACLE OF  SLOW LIFE OF CORALS. THE UNDERWATER CREATURES YOU NEVER SEE. Coral is actually a living creature, but the human eye rarely catches it moving. This incredibly slow-motion video lets you see the ocean life you don't notice, before it's destroyed by climate change. http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/slow-life-150000-photos-timelapse-corals-daniel-stoupin.html

 

                                                       WATCH

                               Another Stunner From BBC Nature.....

                                   "BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET"

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130129-blue-heart-of-the-planet



GOOGLE STREET VIEW BRINGS THE WORLD'S CORAL REEFS TO YOU

http://grist.org/living/google-street-view-brings-the-worlds-coral-reefs-to-you/


 -▶  THESE MACRO CORAL PHOTOS ARE TOTALLY JAW-DROPPING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/coral-photos_n_3876179.html


UNESCO Office in Bangkok, February 22, 2012

-▶  MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREATS TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/



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                                               CLIMATE CHANGE

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October 11, 2012 Planet Change

-▶  CORAL REEF CRISIS THREATENS NATURE'S ABILITY TO HELP US DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://change.nature.org/2012/10/11/people-at-risk-to-natural-disasters-and-how-nature-can-help/


Water World, October 29 2013

 -▶  NATURAL CORAL CHEMICALS PROTECT AGAINST WARMING OCEANS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Coral_chemicals_protect_against_warming_oceans_999.html



 Mother Nature Network, May 20, 2014
-▶ HOW CORAL REEFS CAN HELP US ENDURE CLIMATE CHANGE.


Coral reefs absorb 97 percent of waves' energy, a new study shows, providing vital protection from rising seas and stronger storm surges. Plus, saving reefs is 15 times cheaper than building sea walls.  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/how-coral-reefs-can-help-us-endure-climate-change


 


 Wildlife Extra News -
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE STOPS REEF FISH DETECTING PREDATORS. Coral reef fish have been proved to lose their sense of predators as a result of too much CO2 in the water. Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is absorbed into ocean waters, where it dissolves and lowers the pH of the water. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/reef-fish-climate-change-478.html#cr


July 3, 2013 About My Planet
-▶  CLOWNFISH LOSE HEARING IN ACIDIC WATERS: SPELLS DEATH TO CORAL REEFS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/clownfish-lose-hearing-in-acidic-waters


 -▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

-▶  ANIMALS ARE ALREADY DISSOLVING IN SOUTHERN OCEAN  http://sco.lt/7tBxMP

 


  -▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 56 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/5txWXB



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                                   BEAUTIFUL PHOTO GALLERY
                                           A FRAGILE EMPIRE
                             AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF
From tiny coral polyps grew a marvel: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Could it all come crumbling down? http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/great-barrier-reef/doubilet-photography


                                                      WATCH

                               CORAL REEFS:  THE OCEANS' LARDER
                                      BBC Future, February 13, 2013
 http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130219-coral-reefs-the-oceans-larder



RedOrbit, December 12, 2013

 -▶  UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS OBSERVE SURPRISING BONEFISH SPAWNING BEHAVIOR IN THE BAHAMAS
Bonefish, also called gray ghosts, are among the most elusive and highly prized fishes sought by recreational anglers in the Florida Keys, Bahamas and similar tropical habitats around the world. Bonefish support a fishery worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually, but this fishery is threatened in many areas by habitat loss and degradation, and by overfishing. Scientists are scrambling to identify and protect critical habitats and identify other ways to conserve this vital fishery. A recent study of bonefish spawning behavior in the Bahamas brings to light new information that should aid bonefish conservation efforts.
Read more at http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113026726/university-researchers-observe-surprising-bonefish-spawning-behavior-in-the-bahamas/#Xr7m1QVDK17sgExx.99

 

                                                           VIDEO
                        BONEFISH GOING OFFSHORE TO SPAWN

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KMGm39zOqI


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 Smithsonian, December 18, 2012
-▶  THE TEN BEST OCEAN STORIES OF 2012 http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/12/the-ten-best-ocean-stories-of-2012/

 

                                                    VIDEO - CNN

 "OVER-FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

  -▶  SEA CHANGE: THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn


                                               DEEP END

THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE  http://sco.lt/5pUYyX


 

  -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE  http://sco.lt/8CFwcT

 

 -▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K SEABIRDS EACH YEAR http://sco.lt/7UfLIP



 -▶  CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING: CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?


THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/7a28sT




Guardian Environment, December 15, 2013One of the natural wonders of the world is about to have 3 million cubic metres of sludge dumped on top of it.... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/southern-crossroads/2013/dec/15/great-barrier-reef-destruction-abbot-point-greg-hunt


                                              EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS: ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 


 

 -▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6heNd3

 

 

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SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING AND WHALES ARE A DEADLY MIX: The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves

SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING AND WHALES ARE A DEADLY MIX: The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

8TreeHugger, April 07, 2015
▶ TINY INUIT COMMUNITY FIGHTS TO PROTECT NARWHALS FROM OIL EXPLORATION SEISMIC TESTING IN BAFFIN BAY  http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/tiny-inuit-community-fights-protect-narwhals-seismic-testing.html


Intercontinental Cry Magazine, September 12, 2014

▶ THE INUIT OF BAFFIN ISLAND:  MOBILIZING AGAINST OFFSHORE OIL EXTRACTION. The north­eastern Canada 2D marine seismic survey would involve ships using air guns to blast bursts of sound into the water to study the geology below the ocean floor to be sold  to oil and gas companies and used to help locate hydrocarbon deposits. Concerns with the impact of seismic surveys on marine mammals, including seals, whales, and walruses, have been expressed by Indigenous peoples and conservationists worldwide.  https://intercontinentalcry.org/call-south-baffin-island-25545/


                                                     VIDEO (2:42)
                                           Oceana, March 05, 2014
          THE SCIENCE BEHIND SEISMIC TESTING IN THE OCEANS.

We don't need to turn the ocean into a blast zone for our energy needs. Seismic airguns create intense, repetitive booms that will drown out the dolphins' songs, deafening, injuring, or even killing the animals close to the blasts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWaoeXvLfzs

 

Green Prophet, April 11, 2014

▶  WHY OIL AND GAS COMPANIES (AND THE NAVY) SHOULD BUY WHALES HEARING AIDS. Whales, the earth’s largest marine mammals, have had more than their share of ecological problems in all parts of the world’s seas and oceans. One of their biggest risks is noise in marine habitats caused by drilling for oil and gas.

http://www.greenprophet.com/2014/04/why-oil-and-gas-companies-should-buy-whales-hearing-aids/


February 29, 2013 David Suzuki Foundation
▶  SONAR AND WHALES ARE A DEADLY MIX http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/02/sonar-and-whales-are-a-deadly-mix/


HuffPost, Generation Change, December 12, 2014
▶  BIG OIL SHATTERS "UNICORNS OF THE SEA" "The Unicorns of the Sea" -- the spiral-toothed male Arctic Narwhal whales -- are in big trouble. The Canadian government just granted oil corporations the rights to search for drilling sites in the Davis Strait between Baffin Island and Greenland. That means millions of sea creatures will be killed by incessant sonic booms as Big Oil scavenges for more heat-trapping gases. This deranged ecocide risks killing 90 percent of all the remaining Narwhals on our planet. Every 10 seconds, non-stop for a couple of months, sonic explosions at 252 decibels will shatter eardrums of all sea creatures. It's time to protect the Arctic, not plunder it.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/big-oil-shatters-unicorns_b_6312582.html


Focusing On Wildlife, February 01, 2014
▶  STUDY: PROTECTING WHALES FROM MAN-MADE SEISMIC SHOCK Whale experts have teamed up with the oil and gas industry to develop a step-by-step guide for reducing the impacts of noise pollution from marine seismic surveys on whales and other marine species. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/study-planning-can-protect-whales-in-seismic-surveys/


Huffington Post Hawaii, September 24, 2013

▶  SEISMIC DRILLING IMPACTS OCEAN LIFE GENERALLY:  OFFSHORE OIL EXPLORATION LINKED TO 50 PERCENT REDUCTION IN COD CATCH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/candace-calloway-whiting/offshore-oil-exploration-_b_3977171.html


The Dodo, April 01, 2015
▶  NAVY SLAMMED FOR MILLIONS OF ASSAULTS ON WHALES

https://www.thedodo.com/navy-whales-sonar-1070169369.html


Switchboard NRDC, March 30, 2015
▶  U.S. NAVY IS SUSPECT IN PACIFIC WHALE STRANDINGS http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/zsmith/us_navy_is_suspect_in_pacific_.html


YahooNews, February 12, 2015
▶  ALMOST 200 WHALES STRANDED ON NEW ZEALAND BEACH http://news.yahoo.com/almost-200-whales-stranded-zealand-beach-050113203.html


▶  NEW USA NAVY PERMIT WOULD ALLOW HARM TO MILLIONS OF MARINE ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/5dIsQj


Guardian Environment, July 2, 2013

▶  WHALES FLEE FROM MILITARY SONAR LEADING TO MASS STRANDINGS, RESEARCH SHOWS. Studies are missing link in puzzle that has connected naval exercises to unusual mass strandings of whales and dolphins. Beaked whales, the most common casualty of the strandings, were shown to be highly sensitive to sonar. But the research also revealed unexpectedly that blue whales, the largest animals on Earth and whose population has plummeted by 95% in the last century, also abandoned feeding and swam rapidly away from sonar noise.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/03/whales-flee-military-sonar-strandings


Washington Post, February 27, 2014

 ▶  U.S. RULES WOULD ALLOW 'SEISMIC AIR GUNS' IN SEARCH FOR OFFSHORE OIL, GAS http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-rules-would-allow-seismic-air-guns-in-search-for-offshore-oil-gas/2014/02/27/68533a0c-9ffb-11e3-a050-dc3322a94fa7_story.html

 

Ocean Shepherd:

▶  REPORT LINKS SONAR TO WHALE STRANDINGS 

http://oceanshepherd.blogspot.com/p/whalehunting.html


Grist, February 28, 2014
MILLIONS OF DOLPHINS COULD BE HURT AS OIL INDUSTRY BLASTS ALONG U.S. EAST COAST http://grist.org/news/millions-of-dolphins-could-be-hurt-as-oil-industry-blasts-along-east-coast/


Oceana, August 01, 2014

▶  OUTCRY OF OPPOSITION GROWS FOLLOWING OBAMA'S RECENT DECISION TO ALLOW DYNAMITE-LIKE BLASTS TO SEARCH FOR OIL & GAS OFF EAST COAST: INCREDIBLY HARMFUL TO MARINE MAMMALS AND FISHERIES http://oceana.org/en/news-media/press-center/press-releases/outcry-of-opposition-grows-following-recent-decision-to-allow-dynamite-like-blasts-to-sea


 BlueAndGreen Tomorrow, July 20, 2014

138,000 SPECIES UNDER THREAT AS OBAMA APPROVES GAS AND OIL EXPLORATION IN ATLANTIC.  US president Barack Obama has approved a project that will open up an area off the east coast of the US to oil and gas exploration with the use of sonic cannons – which are highly damaging to marine wildlife. 

The constant thumping from the cannons in the water can be heard thousands of miles away, with the physiological effects to marine wildlife unreported. There is also the risk of damaging nine of the remaining 500 north Atlantic right whales.

Katie Zimmerman, a spokesperson for the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, said, “Once they can’t hear — and that’s the risk that comes with seismic testing — they are pretty much done for.”

http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/07/20/138000-species-under-threat-as-obama-approves-gas-and-oil-exploration/


Oceana, February 28, 2014
OBAMA ADMIN MOVES FORWARD TO OPEN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO SEISMIC AIRGUN BLASTS AND DRILLING FOR BIG OIL http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/02/obama-admin-moves-forward-to-open-the-atlantic-ocean-to-seismic-airgun-blasts-drilling


                                                        VIDEO

                     Huffington Post Green, January 16, 2015
 ▶ BIG OIL TO DESTROY THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT. The Australian government has granted an oil company the rights to search for oil and gas in the middle of a breathtaking marine ecosystem.

That means millions of sea creatures will be killed by incessant sonic booms as Big Oil scavenges for more heat-trapping gases.Every 10 seconds non-stop for a couple months, sonic explosions at 252 decibels will shatter eardrums of all sea creatures.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/big-oil-destroys-the-grea_b_6470476.html

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                                   Oceana,

JOIN MIRANDA TO KEEP DOLPHINS SINGING: STOP SEISMIC AIRGUN BLASTING IN THE ATLANTIC. Dolphins talk to each other using whistles and songs, but seismic airguns create deafening booms that will drown out the dolphins' voices—deafening, injuring, or even killing the animals close to the blasts http://act.oceana.org/sign/stopseismic/


National Geographic, August 09, 2014
▶  WILL ATLANTIC OCEAN OIL PROSPECTING SILENCE RIGHT WHALES? Companies have been cleared to seek seismic noise permits in the Atlantic, but ocean researchers fear for whales. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140811-seismic-science-endangered-right-whale-atlantic-oil-ocean/


The Herald Scotland, August 17, 2014

▶ MOUNTING CONCERN ABOUT UNDERWATER NOISE POLLUTION HARMING MARINE WILDLIFE. Marine wildlife is being killed, deformed, injured, traumatised and subjected to dangerous levels of stress by a crescendo of underwater noise from ships and offshore industry, scientists are warning.  http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/environment/mounting-concern-about-underwater-noise-pollution-harming-marine-wildlife.25062564


Mongabay, September 25, 2013
▶  SONAR USED BY OIL COMPANY CAUSED MASS WHALE STRANDING IN MADAGASCAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0925-sonar-testing-whale-stranding.html


September 5, 2013 Guardian
▶  GHANA UNUSUAL NUMBER OF WHALE DEATHS BLAMED ON OFFSHORE SEISMIC OIL EXPLORATION http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/ghana-whale-deaths-offshore-oil-exploration


Salon, July 18, 2014
▶  CHOOSING BIG OIL EXPORTS OVER WHALE & HEALTHY SEAS:  OBAMA OPENS EAST COAST FOR OFFSHORE EXPLORATION http://www.salon.com/2014/07/18/choosing_big_oil_over_whales_obama_opens_east_coast_for_offshore_exploration/

  

                                DO WHALES HAVE CULTURE?

                                     http://sco.lt/4uMK7l

 

NRDC Switchboard, April 11, 2014

▶  GREEK MASS BEAKED WHALE STRANDING INVESTIGATION BEGINS:  ONE WHALE PREGNANT http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mjasny/greek_mass_stranding_investiga.html


Mongabay, September 25, 2013
▶  SONAR USED BY OIL COMPANY CAUSED MASS WHALE STRANDING IN MADAGASCAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0925-sonar-testing-whale-stranding.html


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                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3


          THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

     OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. 

                                          http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

                             

                                            DEEP SEA MINING:

▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN SPECIES AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/85WcRl


                                                        VIDEO

                                       August 16, 2013 Seattle PI

                                       ANOTHER DEAF WHALE?

               TRAPPED SPERM WHALE SURPRISED BY SWIMMER  http://blog.seattlepi.com/candacewhiting/2013/08/16/trapped-sperm-whale-surprised-by-swimmer-another-deaf-whale/


 

                              =========================

                                            OCEAN NOISE

                              =========================


Mongabay, April 12, 2015
NOISE IN OCEANS LEADS TO 'SEVERE ACOUSTIC TRAUMA' IN OCTOPUS, SQUID http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0411-hance_noise_cephalopods.html


 

NERC Science of The Environment, March 03, 2014

▶  SHIPPING NOISE CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOUR. Fish that eat near busy shipping lanes, may not be as efficient at foraging for food, say scientists investigating the effect of elevated noise levels on marine life.Ship noise changes fish behaviour http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1631&cookieConsent=A


Yahoo News, September 19, 2014
▶  AS ARCTIC MELTS, SHIPPING TRAFFIC BLASTS WILDLIFE 

With three-fourths of the volume of Arctic sea ice reportedly lost since the 1980s, vast stretches of habitat for animals like the polar bear and walrus have been destroyed. But new economic activity in the region will ensure the consequences for wildlife are even more far-reaching: The Arctic Ocean is becoming noisier, and scientists believe this will have a profound impact on marine mammals that rely on sound to survive. [How Landmark Noise Settlement Protects Oceans and Industry (Op-Ed )]

Official records show that the number of tankers, cargo ships and tugs transiting through the Arctic has more than doubled since 2008. Offshore oil exploration by Royal Dutch Shell and others has added to the increased industrialization. Mostly low-frequency sounds from ship engines, seismic surveys and drilling machinery overlap with and may interfere with sounds produced and received by marine mammals. http://news.yahoo.com/arctic-melts-shipping-traffic-blasts-wildlife-op-ed-191825197.html

 

NRDC SWITCHBOARD, April 04, 2014

▶  MILESTONE IN OCEAN NOISE FIGHT. After five years, the International Maritime Organization adopted guidelines to reduce underwater noise from commercial ships. The ocean, simply put, is an acoustic world, and marine species depend on sound for virtually everything they do to survive: feeding, finding mates, avoiding predators, maintaining social bonds, orienting themselves in the world.  But noise from shipping and other human activity has radically altered their environment. http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mjasny/milestone_in_ocean_noise_fight.html

 

Futurity, February 27, 2014
▶  WHALES AND SHIPS FIGHT FOR SPACE IN NOISY ARCTIC http://www.futurity.org/whales-ships-fight-space-noisy-bering-sea/

 

Vancouver Sun, October 3, 2013
▶  WHALES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA PUT AT RISK BY BOMBARDING, CONSTANT SHIPPING NOISE http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Whales+bombarded+constant+shipping+noise/9069372/story.html

 

July 28, 2013 NPR
▶  CONSERVATIONISTS CALL FOR QUIET: THE OCEAN IS TOO LOUD !! http://www.npr.org/2013/07/28/206362675/conservationists-call-for-quiet-the-ocean-is-too-loud

 

▶  REDUCING UNDERWATER NOISE TO HELP HEALTH OF MARINE WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/6AeJqD


 World Wildlife Fund

▶  WESTERN GRAY WHALE - The western gray whale, among the largest whales found in the ocean, faces serious threats from the impacts of oil and gas exploration due to the Piltun Astokhskoye oil field lying 16 km away from the Sakhalin Islands in Russia. These islands are the only feeding grounds of this whale, and increased noise pollution and disturbance is driving them away. http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprint/climate_carbon_energy/seize_your_power/icons_at_threat/western_gray_whale/index.cfm

 

News Channel 5, December 29, 2013
▶  SPEED LIMIT FOR SHIPS REDUCED TO PROTECT NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES http://www.wptv.com//dpp/news/national/speed-limit-for-ships-reduced-to-protect-north-atlantic-right-whales


LiveScience, May 16, 2014
▶  500 REMAINING RIGHT WHALES COULD FACE THE WRONG FATE. The North Pacific and North Atlantic species, however, remain critically endangered. In fact, estimates suggest that only approximately 500 North Atlantic right whale individuals left in the world.

Ever since the depletion of the North Atlantic right whale population, these whales have struggled to recover, in part because of how long it takes them to mature and reproduce, and also because of threats they face from human activity. The characteristics that made these whales the "right" ones to hunt are now placing them in the path of other dangers. Though there is a moratorium on commercial whaling, these whales have still faced threats like injuries and fatalities from ship strikes and fishing gear entanglement. With the new seismic testing proposal, the situation grows even worse. http://www.livescience.com/45672-right-whale-extinction-threat.html


Telegraph, Septe ber 18, 2012

▶  ENVIRONMENTALISTS LINK WHALE BEACHINGS TO OFFSHORE WIND FARM SONAR http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/energy/windpower/9550229/Environmentalists-link-whale-beachings-to-offshore-windfarm-sonar.html


Canada.com, November 14, 2012

▶  BRITISH COLUMBIA SCIENTIST SAY WAVE TURBINES WOULD PUT KILLER WHALES AND OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AT RISK http://www.canada.com/technology/scientists+turbines+would+killer+whales+risk/7547671/story.html


National Geographic, November 6, 2013

▶  LISTENING TO SPERM WHALE SONAR http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/06/listening-to-sperm-whale-sonar/

 

NOAA Fisheries, April 23, 2014
ANTARCTIC MINKE WHALES, MYSTERY SOUND MAKERS OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN Scientists have discovered the source of the "bio-duck" sound, a strange noise that has mystified scientists and submarine captains in the ocean off Antarctica for decades. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/podcasts/2014/04/minke_whales.html#.U1ibHcf1_OS

 

July 13, 2013 Wildlife Extra News -

▶  POD OF KILLER WHALES RESCUED AFTER STRANDING IN AUSTRALIA  http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/queensland-orca-rescue.html

 

Summit Voice, July 05, 2014

▶  STUDY SHOWS WHALES ARE ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERS.  Healthy whale populations could buffer oceans from some global warming impacts. Whales may play a much bigger role in ocean ecosystems than previously thought, according to a University of Vermont researcher who studied how the great cetaceans recycle and move nutrients from one region to another. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/05/oceans-study-shows-whales-are-ecosystem-engineers/


TakePart, October 15, 2013

▶  WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, OR NOT ENOUGH SALMON? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/14/fight-rages-over-wild-orca-decline-too-many-boats-or-not-enough-salmon

 

 Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2014
▶  25 DEAD PILOT WHALES FOUND OFF FLORIDA:  5 THINGS TO HELP UNDERSTAND IT http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-25-dead-pilot-whales-20140123,0,607073.story#axzz2re5vzXj4

 

Telegraph, March 27, 2014

UKRAINE'S SPY DOLPHINS SWITCH ALLEGIANCE TO RUSSIA: Ukrainian Army dophins, which have been trained to plant bombs and kill frogmen, will be transferred to Russia http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10724506/Ukraines-spy-dolphins-switch-allegiance-to-Russia.html

 

 The Independent, March 31, 2014
▶  MAJOR VICTORY FOR WHALING CAMPAIGNERS AS UN JUDGES ORDER JAPAN TO STOP HUNTING/SLAUGHTERING WHALES http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/major-victory-for-whaling-campaigners-as-un-judges-order-japan-to-stop-hunting-950-whales-a-year-in-the-antarctic-9226621.html


▶  IF YOU'VE EVER QUESTIONED THE EMOTIONAL CAPACITY OF ANIMALS, WATCH THIS VIDEO http://sco.lt/8Nnhjd


                                                   WATCH

                                         BBC. Natural World.
                              A KILLER WHALE CALLED LUNA
The emotional story of a young killer whale's quest for companionship after he was separated from his family and found himself on the rugged, wild coast of Vancouver Island. The film records the human friendships he developed and the trouble this led him into. From death threats to numerous capture attempts by the government, the film-makers watched as various people tried to determine Luna's fate...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFFs9PPFiNM


 

                                   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                    http://sco.lt/6BuBCz



 -▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73


 -▶  POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/59BdYH

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

 

 

                                           OCEAN WONDERS

          10 WONDERFUL TED TALK VIDEOS:  WORTHY WATCH

                                          http://sco.lt/4o0QRF



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"PLANET OCEAN'"

by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

       Why Oceans Degradation Impacts All Eco Systems On Our Planet

                                            http://sco.lt/9FB89B


 

 

 

 

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NO Super Trawlers. Not Here. Not Anywhere VIDEO Australia Bans Super Trawlers -- Permanently

NO Super Trawlers.  Not Here.  Not Anywhere VIDEO Australia Bans Super Trawlers -- Permanently | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                                        VIDEO

                                           EMPTYING OUR OCEANS

               THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k


 -▶ SUPER TRAWLER NETS BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD 13 JUMBO JETS - USING GPS TO SWEEP UP ALL IN IT'S PATH

In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838791014/sea-change-the-loss-of-ocean-species-is-staggering


               SUPER TRAWLERS AND BYCATCH: THE TRUE STORY  http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/Super-trawlers-and-bycatch-the-true-story/


Yahoo News, January 21, 2015
-▶ HUGE ILLEGAL BUSINESS: BRAZEN SHIPS CAUGHT IN MASSIVE HAULINGS OF SEA BASS. Each of the ships could hold more than $1 million worth of Antarctic toothfish. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/brazen-ships-hauling-fish-near-antarctica-ignore-navy-085528240.html


Guardian, December 24, 2014
  -▶ SUPER TRAWLERS TO BE BANNED PERMANENTLY FROM AUSTRALIAN WATERS

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/24/supertrawlers-to-be-banned-permanently-from-australian-waters


Guardian, December 25, 2014
  -▶ AUSTRALIA'S SUPER TRAWLER BAN IS FLAWED, SAY ENVIRONMENTAL AND FISHING GROUPS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/26/supertrawler-ban-is-flawed-say-environmental-and-fishing-groups


The Mercury, April 14, 2015
-▶ MORE SUPER TRAWLERS ALREADY OPERATING OFF AUSTRALIA'S TASMANIA'S COAST http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/more-super-trawlers-already-operating-off-tasmanias-coast/story-fnj4f7k1-1227302508370


October 30, 2012 OSLO (Reuters)

U.N. URGES FOREIGN FISHING FLEETS TO HALT OCEAN GRABBING

 - Ocean grabbing or aggressive industrial fishing by foreign fleets is a threat to food security in developing nations where governments should do more to promote local, small-scale fisheries,...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/30/us-fisheries-idUSBRE89T0PG20121030


The Center For Public Integrity. Dec. 24, 2012

-▶ CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS HAVE DEVASTATED STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC, ONCE AMONG THE WORLD'S RICHEST WATERS http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/01/25/7900/free-all-decimates-fish-stocks-southern-pacific


Greenpeace International, November 15, 2014
EUROPE'S MONSTER BOATS PLUNDER PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/monster-boats/blog/51334/


Center For Public Integrity, May 29, 2014
JACK MACKEREL, DOWN 90% --  LOOTING OUR SEAS: 'FREE-FOR-ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN - Jack mackerel, down 90 percent in 20 years in once-rich southern seas, foretells wider global calamity; world’s largest trawlers compete for what is left http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/01/25/7900/free-all-decimates-fish-stocks-southern-pacific


TakePart, October 6, 2013
SUCKING UP 7,000 TONS OF FISH IN 1,800-FOOT LONG NETS, GIANT SHIPS KILL OFF OCEANS AND SMALL FISHERMAN 

http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers


                                               DEADLY BYCATCH: 

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEAD OR INJURED

                                               http://sco.lt/6DbCld


Irish Examiner, March 07, 2014

MONSTER SUPER TRAWLER, BANNED FROM AUSTRALIA, CAN FISH (OUT) IRISH WATERS http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/fishing-authorities-say-super-trawler-banned-from-australia-can-fish-in-irish-waters-261117.html


                                      VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                4 Corners ABC TV Australia
                                 INSIDE A SUPER TRAWLER
                             400,000 Tons of Fish At A Time
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azg8nX-uJnI


France 24, October 30, 2012 -

OCEAN GRABBING BY CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS THREATENS WORLD FISHERIES. "Future generations will pay the price" for so-called ocean-grabbing, the process by which industrial global fishing fleets scoop up vast stocks of fish from protected waters to the detriment of local communities and small-scale fishing, said Olivier de Schutter, the United Nations special rapporteur on food. "Industrial fishing in far-flung waters may seem like the economic option, but only because fleets are able to pocket major subsidies while externalizing the costs of over-fishing and resource degradation," he said after the publication of a report that says fish account for 15% of world protein intake from animals....  http://www.france24.com/en/20121030-ocean-grabbing-threatens-worlds-fisheries-un


                                                            VIDEO
                           Australia News Network, February 26, 2014
 -▶  MASSIVE SUPER TRAWLER FOREIGN FLEETS PUSHING PACIFIC TUNA TO THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-26/an-pacific-tuna-fishing-industry-close-to-collapse/5284016


August 16, 2013 The Fish Site
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS IN ALARMING DECLINE: TOO MANY INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS PLUNDERING THE OCEANS WITH HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE FISHING TECHNIQUES http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21031/pacific-tuna-stocks-in-alarming-decline#sthash.MgpLJS46.dpuf


InterPressService, November 2012

EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


                                                     REPORT PDF
                                   Greenpeace, November 04, 2014
                    MONSTER BOATS: THE SCOURGE OF THE OCEANS:

The Destructive Concentration of Power and Quota in the EU Fishing Industry PDF Download http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2014/GP_monsterboats_report.pdf



gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049


                           WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES -                                          http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj


                                                     VIDEO:

                    FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                                                   GOING, GOING...

                                                http://sco.lt/54Pqnh


TakePart, October 7, 2013
GLOBAL OUTCRY AGAINST MONSTER FISHING TRAWLERS http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers?cmpid=tp-ptnr-scribol


New York Times, January 15, 2015
-▶ OCEAN LIFE FACES MASS EXTINCTION, MULTIPLE STUDIES SAY http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/science/earth/study-raises-alarm-for-health-of-ocean-life.html?_r=0


                                                      VIDEO

                   PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS! 

                                           TO THE LAST FISH

       Pacific Bluefin Tuna On Brink of Extinction Thanks to Super Trawlers

                                                http://sco.lt/7AkdiD


Greenpeace, November 04, 2014
EXPOSING 20 EUROPEAN FISHING VESSELS RESPONSIBLE FOR RAPING OUR OCEANS “The operators of these vessels use tricks – like changing the identity and flag of their vessels or using front companies and tax havens – to increase their access to fishing opportunities or to circumvent rules and regulations. They create comparatively little employment, while putting in jeopardy the health of our seas. EU governments must stop turning a blind eye to overfishing, remove monster boats from industrial fishing fleets and encourage low-impact alternatives.”  http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2014/Monster-boats-nov-2014/


                                                           WATCH

             THE TRUE COST OF INDUSTRIAL FISHING IN WEST AFRICA

                  FOREIGN FISHING FLEETS PLUNDERING AFRICAN SEAS

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/video/2012/apr/02/industrial-fishing-west-africa-video



10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS  http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/


LEGAL QUERY RAISED OVER SUPER TRAWLER LARGEST EVER TO FISH AUSTRALIAN WATERS  http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/legal-query-raised-over-super-trawler-20120803-23jzu.html#ixzz22TAE0Ayv


AUSTRALIA ACTS TO STOP SUPER TRAWLER http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Australia_acts_to_stop_super-trawler_999.html


 EMagazine, September 26, 2012

BANNED: A SUPER TRAWLER - Thank You Australia http://www.emagazine.com/daily-news/banning-a-super-trawler/


Gizmag, November 17, 2014
GOOGLE JOINS THE EFFORT TO COMBAT OVERFISHING WITH GLOBAL FISHING WATCH. Google has partnered with SkyTruth and Oceana to produce a new tool to track global fishing activity. Known as Global Fishing Watch, the interactive web tool uses satellite data to provide detailed vessel tracking, and aims to harness the power of citizen engagement to tackle the issue of overfishing. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, more than 90 percent of the world’s fisheries are working at peak capacity, with as much as one-third of marine fish stocks now suffering from overfishing. http://www.gizmag.com/google-overfishing-global-fishing-watch/34794/


Vox, November 17, 2014
THESE ANIMATED MAPS TRACK EVERY LARGE FISHING BOAT IN THE WORLD  http://www.vox.com/2014/11/17/7234585/global-fishing-watch-maps


-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx


Salon, March 20, 2014
SEA TURTLES, SHARKS AND WHALES:  THE "ACCIDENTAL" CASUALTIES OF OUR SEAFOOD INDUSTRY:  Fisheries kill billions of pounds of sea life each year, according to a new report http://www.salon.com/2014/03/20/sea_turtles_sharks_and_whales_the_accidental_casualties_of_our_seafood_industry/


                                               NEW REPORT

FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE, GILLNET SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH


                                                  ANTARCTICA:

KRILL SUPER-TRAWLERS PUSHING PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION

http://sco.lt/68bs8X


                                            FULL REPORT

                        UN High Commission on Human Rights

     THE 47-PAGE REPORT ON "FISHERIES AND THE RIGHT TO FOOD"

15 percent of all animal protein consumed worldwide is from fish, will be presented to the U.N. General Assembly...http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/Media.aspx



                         HOW MANY MORE FISH IN THE SEA?

                                    Al Jazeera, June 06, 2012

Seafood is the primary source of protein for more than one billion people - can they live without it?

We need to start thinking more about an environmentally driven market, as opposed to a commercially driven market.

Dr Maria Salta, a biological oceanographer at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, gave Al Jazeera a bleak prognosis about the state of the oceans. "It is clear that if we continue like this, in a few years time there is not going to be much left," she said of the rampant over-fishing going on across the globe, along with the overall treatment of oceans at the hands of humans. "We are losing species every day without ever knowing about them. Sometimes humans can be like a plague to the environment."

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/06/201261462834779767.html

 

                                                   THE REPORT
                                2013 IPSO STATE OF THE OCEAN

                                                October 3, 2012

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established to improve our understanding of the role of the ocean at an Earth System Level and its contribution to enabling life to exist on Earth.

Latest Review of Science Reveal Ocean In Critical State From Cumulative Impacts http://www.stateoftheocean.org/



                                          VERY IMPORTANT WATCH....

Video

***THE TERRIBLE PRICE OF SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES -  http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/

Video

*** THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k

Video

*** SUPER TRAWLING TUNA - THE FISH DON'T HAVE A CHANCE AGAINST HI-TECH - Video Footage captured by tuna industry whistleblower

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2011/nov/18/footage-tuna-industry-slaughter-video

Video

*** OVERFISHING.  THE CONSEQUENCES 2:35

One billion people rely on fish as an important source of protein. - WWF An international group of ecologists and economists warned that the world will run out of seafood by 2048... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VxacxShp3LY



 

  -▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/6tulKj



         WHY FARMED FISH ARE TAKING OVER OUR DINNER PLATES

                                                     VIDEO:

                                 "TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER"

                              Can Aquaculture be Sustainable?

                                         WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                            http://sco.lt/6GaTbN



UNESCO Office in Bangkok, February 22, 2012
-▶  MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREATS TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/




-▶  100 MILLION SHARKS SLAUGHTERED EACH YEAR -- JUST FOR THEIR FINS http://sco.lt/5RKfQn


                                                       WATCH:

                                              CHANGING SEAS

TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7



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                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                           http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3


                                   ======================



                                                   WATCH

                                BBC David Attenborough

                                    DEATH OF THE OCEANS?

                                        http://sco.lt/97GRDV



  -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE  http://sco.lt/8CFwcT


         SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                         http://sco.lt/8AV5qz



 

                            LOTS OF VIDEOS AND MORE ON

"THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING" http://sco.lt/599jsH

 


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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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Marine Turtles: MILLIONS killed by Gillnets, LongLine Super Trawler fisheries

Marine Turtles:  MILLIONS killed by Gillnets, LongLine Super Trawler fisheries | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Mongabay, November 13, 2013

-▶  LONGLINE FISHERIES IN COSTA RICA HOOK TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SEA TURTLES EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1114-calderone-ucsc-sea-turtles.html?n3ws1ttr


The Dodo, April 16, 2015
-▶ YOUR SHRIMP COCKTAIL IS PROBABLY SERVED 'WITH A SIDE OF SEA TURTLE' Tens of thousands of sea turtles are killed by the shrimping industry each year https://www.thedodo.com/sea-turtle-lawsuit-1093645630.html


Reuters, April 15, 2015
-▶ U.S. SUED TO CURB DEATHS OF SEA TURTLES BY SHRIMPING INDUSTRY http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/15/us-usa-turtles-lawsuit-idUSKBN0N62IO20150415


                                        FEATURED VIDEO
                           Focusing On Wildlife, May 21, 2013
              SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO'S MAGDALENA BAY
Loggerhead sea turtles are drowning in bottom-set gillnets, unable to escape from the nets once entangled. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay/

 

NOLA.com February 19, 2014

-▶ ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS MAY SUE OVER LACK OF TURTLE PROTECTIONS IN GULF SHRIMP TRAWLERS http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/02/environmental_groups_threaten.html


-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html


Treehugger, February 24, 2014
-▶  42 COUNTRIES HAVE NO LAWS AGAINST KILLING ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES (40,000+ ARE 'LEGALLY' SLAUGHTERED EACH YEAR) http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/42-countries-have-no-laws-against-killing-endangered-sea-turtles-and-40000-are-each-year.html


ScienceDaily, February 20, 2014
-▶ LEGAL "HARVEST" OF MARINE TURTLES TOPS 42,000 EACH YEAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220193512.htm


Terra Daily, April 19, 2014
-▶  THE TASTE FOR LIVE TURTLES PUSHING THEM TO EXTINCTION. : DECLINING CATCH RATES IN CARIBBEAN GREEN TURTLE FISHERY Conservation scientists estimated that more than 170,000 green turtles were killed between 1991 and 2011, with catch rates peaking in 1997 and 2002 and declining steeply after 2008, likely resulting from over-fishing. The trend in catch rates, the authors of the assessment results maintain, indicates the need for take limits on this legal fishery. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Declining_catch_rates_in_Caribbean_green_turtle_fishery_may_be_result_of_overfishing_999.html


TicoTimes.net, December 20, 2013
-▶  LONGLINE FISHERMEN DEMAND END TO PLAN TO PROTECT WATERS AROUND COCOS ISLAND http://www.ticotimes.net/More-news/News-Briefs/Longline-fishermen-demand-end-to-plan-to-protect-waters-around-Cocos-Island-_Friday-December-20-2013


World Wildlife Fund, December 04, 2013

-▶  HOW LONG DO SEA TURTLES LIVE?  WHY THEIR ROLE IN OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AND OTHER SEA TURTLE FACTS http://worldwildlife.org/stories/how-long-do-sea-turtles-live-and-other-sea-turtle-facts

  

                                             VIDEO With Carl Safina
           SAVING THE OCEAN ; "TRINIDAD'S TURTLE GIANTS' (47:00)
       http://chedd-angier.com/savingtheocean/Season1/Episode7.html


 

 -▶  STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING http://sco.lt/6bjrRh

 

Mongabay, April 6, 2010

MARINE TURTLES

-▶  Humankind's appetite for seafood has had a bigger impact on the world's marine turtles than long thought... http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0406-hance_marineturtles.html

 

World Environment News February 28, 2013

-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION WITHIN NEXT 20 YEARS http://planetark.org/wen/68042


             THE RACE TO SAVE SEA TURTLES - WILL THEY SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/59Bam9


                                      IMAGES FROM OCEANA
-▶  THE TERRIBLE AND UNNECESSARY LOSS OF SEA LIFE WITH DRIFT GILL NETS http://oceana.org/en/our-work/promote-responsible-fishing/bycatch/drift-gillnets/stopthenets


Click Green, May 14, 2014
-▶ FULL BAN ON DRIFTNET FISHING TO BE INTRODUCED IN EUROPEAN WATERS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/international-news/124621-europe-to-introduce-a-full-ban-on-driftnet-fishing.html


Oceana, October 03, 2014
-▶  COUNT, CAP AND CONTROL: AS CALIFORNIA DRIFT GILLNET FISHERY CONTINUES TO KILL MARINE MAMMALS  http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/as-california-drift-gillnet-fishery-continues-to-kill-marine-mammals-oceana-pressures-for-count-cap-and-control-a-0

 

 gCaptain, February 14, 2012

 -▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

-▶  10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS | Greenpeace Australia Pacific http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/


                                                     WATCH

                                             "DEADLY BYCATCH"

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA http://sco.lt/6jvCXx


                                                GHOST FISHING:

Derelict fishing nets have turned the bottom of the sea into a death trap  http://sco.lt/7jiLC5

 

 

-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx


-▶  EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing



                      EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

 

 -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/89htxZ


                                    GrindTV, November 25, 2013
                                                      PHOTO

 -▶  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS BY DEADLY LONG LINE BOTTOM TRAWLING http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/

 

                                                       WATCH

                                             CHANGING SEAS

TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 

-▶  SHARK FINNING: SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% 100 MILLION A YEAR TAKEN JUST FOR THEIR FINS. http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

-▶  MANTA RAYS IN TROUBLE FROM OVERFISHING, FOOD DEPLETION http://sco.lt/6Aj80P


-▶   OCEAN-GRABBING BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING THREATENS WORLD'S FISHERIES: UN http://sco.lt/6g6w41


-▶  OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES http://sco.lt/8XEno1


-▶  LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'FREE-FOR-ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3844525946/looting-our-seas-free-for-all-decimates-fish-stocks-in-the-southern-pacific


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


-▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73


-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

 

 

-▶  +++MORE ON OVERFISHING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?q=OVERFISHING

 

 

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Bottom Trawling: Scraping the Seabed Clean. An Insatiable Drive for Profits, Destruction of Ecosystems

Bottom Trawling: Scraping the Seabed Clean.  An Insatiable Drive for Profits, Destruction of Ecosystems | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Mongabay, May 28, 2014

▶  TRAWLING:  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING METHOD IS TURNING SEAFLOORS TO 'DESERTS'. Bottom trawling is a practice used by commercial fisheries around the world in which a large, heavy net is dragged along the ocean floor to scoop up everything in its path. Previous research has linked trawling to significant environmental impacts, such as the harvest of large numbers of non-target species, collectively termed “bycatch,” as well as destruction of shallow seabeds. Now, a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds this method is also resulting in long-term, far-reaching consequences in the deeper ocean and beyond.

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0528-morgan-trawling.html#o0m6RIfxHDigS3ur.99


Mongabay, March 19, 2015
BOTTOM TRAWLING REDUCES SIZE OF COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT FLATFISH. "Trawling is non-selective. Whatever gets in the way of the trawl net, whether it be sessile or…mobile (and in the case of fishes, those [that] cannot out-swim the gear) is caught," http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0319-parkman-bottom-trawling-skinny-fish.html


Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 13, 2015
BOTTOM TRAWLING MAY CONTINUE UNTIL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/bottom-trawling-may-continue-until-there-is-nothing-left/6315966


Herald Scotland, November 09, 2014
▶ 'OUR OCEANS STARE INTO THE ABYSS IF WE DON'T BACK A BAN ON TRAWLING' http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/environment/our-oceans-stare-into-the-abyss-if-we-dont-back-ban-on-trawling.25812911


                                                  VIDEO (3:01)

                                       SEAFLOOR CARNAGE

                       THE TRUTH ABOUT BOTTOM TRAWLING

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/946040909/seafloor-carnage-the-truth-about-bottom-trawling



Oceana, June 06, 2014
▶  BOTTOM TRAWLING THREATENS DEEP SEA ECOSYSTEMS, CLEAR-CUTTING, KILLING EVERYTHING IN THEIR PATH http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/06/bottom-trawling-threatens-deep-sea-ecosystems-studies-say


Guardian Environment, February 08, 2014
▶  BOTTOM TRAWLING:  HOW TO EMPTY THE SEAS IN 150 YEARS. The government has refused to act against 'bottom trawling', which has turned Britain's seabed ecosystem into a wasteland. A trawler on the North Sea between Scotland and Norway. Even with modern technology, catches are just 6% of what they were 120 years ago.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/10/bottom-trawling-how-to-empty-the-seas


October 25, 2012: Our Place In The World

▶  INDUSTRIAL FISHING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN. The following is the New York Times October 22, 2012 editorial. Two elements are missing from it. First, that industrial fishing is a capitalist industry driven by insatiable drive for profits. Second, that it should be phased out. Otherwise, it points to a massive problem facing anyone who cares about biodiversity and health of oceans. KN... http://forhumanliberation.blogspot.fr/2012/10/931-industrial-fishing-scraping-bottom.html


June 24, 2013 National Geographic

▶  CLEAR CUTTING THE SEAFLOOR: DEEP-SEA TRAWLING http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/06/24/clear-cutting-the-seafloor/


                                               VIDEO (6:04)
                            WHAT IS BOTTOM TRAWLING
                             https://vimeo.com/114208510


Scientific American, August 19, 2014
- ▶ SCRAPING THE SEAFLOOR FOR FISH REDUCES SEAFLOOR SPECIES AND DISRUPTS CARBON STORAGE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scraping-the-seafloor-for-fish-harms-biodiversity/


FIS, July 14, 2014
▶  BOTTOM TRAWLING ADVOCATES AND OPPONENTS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=7-2014&day=14&id=69882&l=e&country=0&special=&ndb=1&df=0

 

Summit Voice, October 23, 2014
-▶  NEW GOVERNANCE MODEL NEEDED FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES. Destructive fishing practices such as bottom trawling make matters worse. Trawl nets grab any and all forms of marine life, laying waste to the ocean floor. The total area bottom trawled is nearly 150 times the area of forest that is clear cut annually around the world.
   As targeted fish species shrink, both industrial and small-scale fishers move on to other species, depleting them, too, until finally they are catching anything that might provide food or generate cash. Government subsidies, in the absence of regulation, often serve to encourage this overfishing and habitat destruction — and must be abolished, the scientists said. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/23/new-governance-model-needed-for-sustainable-fisheries/


Fish2Fork, August 27, 2014
- ▶ NEW ZEALAND'S MOVE TO RESTART COMMERCIAL BOTTOM-TRAWLING "ORANGE ROUGHY" FISHING UNDER SUSTAINABLE STATUS IS CONDEMNED.

WWF has serious concerns about the eco-certification of the New Zealand orange roughy fishery because, based on our analysis of the current evidence, the stocks in question have been overfished and significant doubt exists as to whether they have adequately recovered.

“The state of the fish stocks is not the only issue of concern. The impact of the fishing methods on habitats and species is also critically important. Orange roughy fisheries drag huge nets along the sea floor (bottom trawling) which is extremely harmful to the whole ecosystem functioning and its biodiversity. http://fish2fork.com/en_GB/news/news/move-to-win-msc-status-for-orange-roughy-is-condemned


                      EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo


 Summit Voice, May 23, 2014

▶  REPORT:  DEEP-SEA TRAWLING CAUSES WIDESPREAD ECOSYSTEM DAMAGE Dragging heavy nets across the ocean flower is inexorably changing the marine ecology by reducing organic carbon content and threatens regional biodiversity, said the scientists from the Polytechnic University of Marche in Ancona, Italy. The number of microorganisms has dropped by 80 percent from pre-trawling days, with an overall drop of 50 percent in biodiversity. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/05/23/report-deep-sea-trawling-causes-widespread-ecosyste-damage-in-mediterranian/


ScienceNordic, May 21, 2014

▶  A CALL FOR DEEP OCEAN STEWARDSHIP: http://sciencenordic.com/call-deep-ocean-stewardship

 

                                                         VIDEO

                  THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF BOTTOM TRAWLING http://videos.huffingtonpost.com/the-devastating-effects-of-bottom-trawling-517350921


▶  LET’S END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DEEP OCEAN - http://petition.bloomassociation.org/stop-the-destruction-of-deep-sea/

 

 Britishseafishing.co.uk

▶  PULSE TRAWLING OUR FISH DON'T STAND A CHANCE: TRAWLING" OUR SEABEDS http://britishseafishing.co.uk/pulse-trawling/

 

Grind TV, November 25, 2013

▶  INDISCRIMINATE BOTTOM LONG-LINING:  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/


World Fishing, November 5, 2013
▶  BOTTOM TRAWLING WILL NOT BE PHASED OUT, EXCEPT IN VULNERABLE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/bottom-trawling-will-not-be-phased-out


January 14, 2013 National Geographic

▶  CHILE BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY TO PROTECT ALL SEAMOUNTS FROM BOTTOM TRAWLING http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/14/chile-becomes-first-country-to-protect-all-seamounts-from-bottom-trawling/

 

January 19, 2012 Planet Earth Online
▶  CLIFFHANGING CORALS AVOID TRAWLER BOTTOM TRAWLING DAMAGE http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1139&cookieConsent=A


DEADLY BYCATCH

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA:  DEAD OR INJURED

                                                http://sco.lt/6DbCld


                                   


 Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/

 

Inter Press Service
▶  EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE CORPORATE OVERFISHING http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


 

                   THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                           http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

 

                                                       WATCH
                                  FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
INCREDIBLE SLOW-MO VIDEO OF THE UNDERWATER CREATURES YOU NEVER SEE. Coral is actually a living creature, but the human eye rarely catches it moving. This incredibly slow-motion video lets you see the ocean life you don't notice, before it's destroyed by climate change. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028371/watch-this-incredible-slo-mo-video-of-the-underwater-creatures-you-never-see

 

DEEP SEA MINING 'GOLD RUSH'

MOVES CLOSER, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABED, DESTROYING YET UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS

http://sco.lt/5tF4s5

 

▶  DEEP SEA MINING

EXPLORATION IS INEVITABLE - DESTROYING AN ECOSYSTEM YET TO BE UNDERSTOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3306914764/deep-sea-mining-exploration-is-inevitable-destroying-an-ecosystem-yet-to-be-understood


 

                                                         VIDEO
                          The Conversation, February 27, 2014
                       WONDERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
SEA SAPPHIRE:  THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN
http://theconversation.com/sea-sapphire-the-most-beautiful-animal-youve-never-seen-23750

 

Epoch Times, March 30, 2014
▶  THE SURPRISING BIODIVERSITY OF ALGAE 'REEFS' http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/591304-the-surprising-biodiversity-of-algae-reefs/

 

▶   PAPUA NEW GUINEA MAY RENEGE ON SEA FLOOR MINING PROJECT http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3700271863/papua-new-guinea-may-renege-on-sea-floor-mining-project-as-they-should


                                OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                     http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

▶  TOMORROW'S LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS MAY CURRENTLY BE LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA  http://sco.lt/7tJmK1

 

 

 ▶  "OCEANS AREN'T JUST A DEFINING FEATURE OF OUR PLANET, THEY'RE OUR LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM" http://sco.lt/4ynRkv

 

 Times Of India, February 25, 2012
▶  KERALA FISHERMEN NOW VENTURING DEEPER INTO THE SEA TO STAY AFLOAT http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-02-25/thiruvananthapuram/31100380_1_traditional-fishing-deep-sea-trawlers

 

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                             SEA CHANGE -

                           EMPTY OCEANS, HUNGRY MOUTHS

                                           http://sco.lt/51LeCn

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"PLANET OCEAN'

A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand