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State of The War On Dolphins Dolphins and Turtles dying in record numbers. Dolphin Culture

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Tampa Bay Times, November 16, 2013

▶  DOLPHINS ARE DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT

What makes so many deaths disturbing, he said, is that dolphins are regarded as "sentinels for ocean and human health," not unlike canaries in a coal mine.

Dolphins are dying all around Florida and scientists don't know how to stop it.The die-offs of bottlenose dolphins are going on in three different places, and appear to be from more than one cause. Although dolphins are not an endangered species, the loss of so many all at once is clearly bad news, scientists say... http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/dolphins-dying-in-droves-and-scientists-cant-stop-it/2152860\



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


ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) December 12, 2014
OIL SPILL THREATENS RARE DOLPHINS IN BANGLADESH'S SUNDARBANS REGION, OFFICIALS WARN. Thousands of litres of oil spilled into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins. Bangladeshi fishermen using sponges and sacks have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to the world's largest mangrove forest http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-12/catastrophic-oil-spill-in-bangladesh/5963450


Care2, July 10, 2014
-▶ THIS NEW MEKONG RIVER DAM IS A DEATH SENTENCE FOR THE LAST 85 IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS http://www.care2.com/causes/this-new-dam-is-a-death-sentence-for-the-last-85-irrawaddy-dolphins.html


Myanmar Times, December 24, 2014
-▶ BREEDING PROGRAM NEEDED TO SAVE IRRAWADDY DOLPHIN:  - The critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin needs a safe place to breed if it is to stave off the extinction, an adviser to the Myanmar Fisheries Federation.

  http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/12660-breeding-program-needed-to-save-irrawaddy-dolphin.html


Dodo, December 02, 2014
WHY 17 DOLPHINS WERE SHOT TO DEATH OFF THE GULF COAST. Last year, WDC received reports of dolphins being given poison-laced food from a fishing boat, but it could not substantiate the information. Another possible explanation is that the dolphins have fallen victim to, “cruel and intentional victims of random vandalism by thoughtless individuals.” The spate of shootings is eerily similar to the ongoing sea lion killings in San Diego, where several animals were found with gunshot injuries and had to be euthanized. https://www.thedodo.com/why-17-dolphins-were-shot-to-d-852401688.html


Q13 FOX News, November 21, 2014
PREGNANT DOLPHIN FOUND DEAD ON BEACH WITH BULLET IN LUNG http://q13fox.com/2014/11/21/pregnant-dolphin-found-dead-on-beach-with-bullet-in-lung/


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/

 

Summit Voice, December 20, 2013

▶  DOLPHINS HIT BY DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL ARE SUFFERING FROM LUNG DISEASE AND HORMONE DEFICIENCIES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/20/environment-dolphins-hit-by-deepwater-horizon-spill-are-suffering-from-lung-disease-and-hormone-deficiencies/

 

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

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 18, 2013

▶  DOLPHINS IN LOUISIANA'S BARATARIA BAY MUCH SICKER AFTER BP OIL SPILL: STUDY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/gulf-oil-spill-dolphins_n_4466409.html

 

NOLA, March 23, 2013
▶  AFTERMATH OF DEEPWATER OIL SPILL:  DOLPHINS IN BARATARIA BAY ARE SEVERELY ILL, NOAA SAYS http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/03/dolphins_in_barataria_bay_poll.htm



                                   STUDY CONFIRMS WORST FEARS

MASSIVE BP OIL SPILL HARMED GULF'S ECOSYSTEMS, WILDLIFE AND SEALIFE http://sco.lt/9BRUq9


 

 Guardian Environment, December 23, 2013
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS OFF US COAST HIT BY MEASLES-LIKE VIRUS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/23/bottlenose-dolphins-us-eastern-seaboard

 

 New York Times, December 22, 2013

FOCUS ON OCEAN'S HEALTH AS DOLPHIN DEATHS SOAR - 

“Marine mammals are very good sentinels for ocean and human health, and they really act like the proverbial canaries in a coal mine,” said Dr. Greg Bossart, a veterinary pathologist and senior vice president in charge of animal health at the Georgia Aquarium. “They give us an idea of what’s occurring in the environment.”

Because bottlenose dolphins are top predators, have long life spans and live near shore, Dr. Bossart said, “whatever happens coastally impacts them and potentially us.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/us/focus-on-oceans-health-as-dolphin-deaths-soar.html?pagewanted=all


 

       CONFINEMENT OF WILD OCEAN ANIMALS IN AQUARIUM TANKS

                        The Capture, The Controversy, The Abuse

                                           http://sco.lt/6ZQDWD


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                         Reuters, January 23, 2015
            CONTROVERSY SHROUDS CAPTIVE KILLER WHALE IN MIAMI
http://www.reuters.com/video/2015/01/23/controversy-shrouds-captive-killer-whale?videoId=362985252



Daily Mail Online, January 04, 2013
▶  THE DOLPHIN SNATCHERS:  MAIL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES VILE TRADE WHERE ANIMALS ARE SOLD FOR UP TO £100,000 EACH TO AQUARIUM WHERE THEY SUFFER UNIMAGINABLE CRUELTY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257426/The-dolphin-snatchers-Mail-investigation-exposes-vile-trade-animals-sold-100-000-aquariums-suffer-unimaginable-cruelty.html



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                                              WORLD'S DOLPHINS


Wildlife Extra, February 2013

▶  MAUI'S DOLPHINS TO BE EXTINCT BY 2030: In a letter to New Zealand's Prime Minister, the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) urges the government to ban gillnets and trawling in Maui's dolphin habitat immediately to avoid their extinction.... http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/extinct-mauis.html

 

Collective-Evolution, September 17, 2013

▶  INDIA DECLARES DOLPHINS & WHALES AS 'NON-HUMAN PERSONS', DOLPHIN SHOWS BANNED http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/17/india-declares-dolphins-whales-as-non-human-persons/


Washington Post, December 07, 2014
▶  MEXICO: WITH ONLY 100 LEFT, THE SMALL VAQUITA PORPOISE IS ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION  http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/with-only-100-left-the-small-vaquita-porpoise-is-on-the-verge-of-extinction/2014/12/07/08056fe4-7cb9-11e4-b821-503cc7efed9e_story.html

 

                                                         VIDEO

▶ HONG KONG LOSING IT'S RARE CHINESE PINK DOLPHIN DUE TO POLLUTION  http://sco.lt/8B2VVJ

 

 La Prensa, Peru Environment, February 02, 2014

▶  500 DOLPHINS DIE IN NORTHERN PERU http://www.laprensasa.com/309_america-in-english/2396772_500-dolphins-die-in-northern-peru.html


 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


The Ecologist, October 17, 2013
 -▶ PERU: THE BRUTAL REALITY OF DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IN Undercover filming by the UK investigative agency Ecostorm has exposed - for the first time - the brutal hunting and killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru's Pacific coast. a secret slaughter involving thousands of dolphins, dwarfing the high seas drama of the annual whale hunt in Antarctica. Known as "sea pigs" by fishermen in Peru, dolphins are reportedly harpooned and diced up on deck, before being skewered onto hundreds of hooks strung out on long-lines at sea to attract sharks  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2122747



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

 

TerraDaily, January 5, 2012
DOLPHINS SHOWING UP ON WORLD DINNER PLATES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dolphins_showing_up_on_world_dinner_plates_999.html

 

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


 

                   WHALES, DOLPHINS AND SONAR A DEADLY MIX

                  MASS DEATHS, STRANDINGS RESEARCH SHOWS

                                           http://sco.lt/8QTS65


BBC - Future - Science & Environment November 8, 2013
ROBOTS REPLACE COSTLY U.S. NAVY MINE-CLEARANCE DOLPHINS http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20121108-final-dive-for-us-navy-dolphins


 

 Wildlife Extra News, February 2013
MAUI'S DOLPHINS TO BE EXTINCT BY 2030: WORLD'S MARINE MAMMAL SCIENTISTS URGE IMMEDIATE ACTION http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/extinct-mauis.html#cr

 

-▶  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

 

Focusing on Wildlife, December 13, 2013
A "DEATH SENTENCE" FOR THE TINIEST DOLPHINS IN THE WORLD - ONLY 55 LEFT ABOVE AGE OF ONE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/a-death-sentence-for-the-tiniest-dolphins-in-the-world/

 

Channel4 News, May 20, 2012
▶  PERU: MASS PELICAN AND DOLPHIN DEATHS FROM STARVATION  http://www.channel4.com/news/what-is-behind-mass-pelican-and-dolphin-deaths-in-peru



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                     TAIJI, JAPAN DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER

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TakePart,
DOLPHIN HUNTING SEASON IN TAIJI ENDS IN ....  http://www.takepart.com/cove


NewScientist, April 1, 2013
NEW JAPANESE METHOD FOR ANNUAL DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IS INHUMANE http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23380-new-japanese-method-for-killing-dolphins-is-inhumane.html


TakePart, September 13, 2013

THIS PORPOISE SLAUGHTER IS SEVEN TIMES BIGGER THAN THE COVE'S, SO WHY HAVEN'T YOU HEARD ABOUT IT http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/09/19/porpoise-iwate-japan-hunt-bigger-than-cove-taiji-japan

 

Think Progress, January 21, 2014

▶  WHAT A BLOODY DOLPHIN HUNT IN JAPAN HAS IN COMMON WITH THE BP OIL SPILL http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/21/3186021/japanese-dolphin-hunt-human-impact/


▶  LIVESTREAM DOLPHIN PROJECT: Follow Ric O'Barry as he travels the world to end dolphin exploitation and slaughter.. World News http://www.ustream.tv/dolphinprojec

 

                      THE HORRIFIC WHALE & DOLPHIN SLAUGHTERS

                                WHEN OUR OCEANS RUN RED

                                          Beyond “The Cove”

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/when-our-oceans-run-red/

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                                      DOLPHIN CULTURE

 

                                                    NICE WATCH
                                       NOVA - Full Episode (56:42)
                                    PRIVATE LIVES OF DOLPHINS

                                      Published on May 20, 2012

NOVA offers a rare glimpse into the private lives of dolphins with amazing scientific evidence collected over nearly 30 years. Enjoy this unprecedented look at the rarely seen underwater world of dolphins.

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


GrindTV.com November 22, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIAN MAN SAVES STRANDED BABY DOLPHIN AS POD WAITS OFF SHORE http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/australian-man-saves-stranded-baby-dolphin/


TechTimes, May 11, 2014
DOLPHINS HAVE BEEN SWIMMING OCEANS SIX MILLION YEARS EARLIER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.techtimes.com/articles/6706/20140511/dolphins-have-been-swimming-oceans-six-million-years-earlier-than-previously-thought.htm

 

Live Science, April 14, 2014

HOW DO DOLPHINS SLEEP? http://www.livescience.com/44822-how-do-dolphins-sleep.html

 

 Guardian, December 20, 2013
WHERE DO DOLPHINS SLEEP? http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/dec/21/where-dolphins-sleep-ask-grown-up

 

                                                   WATCH
                                  NOVA scienceNOW (10:00)
                               HOW SMART ARE DOLPHINS?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/how-smart-dolphins.html


                                                        VIDEO:

                 FUNGIE THE DINGLE DOLPHIN - Fungie Circle of Friends

                                            http://sco.lt/7ihX6n


Mail Online, December 06, 2013

DOLPHIN CULTURE:  HOW THEY SAY I LOVE YOU WITH A BOUQUET OF SEAWEED: THEY'RE ALSO PUSHY PARENTS, MAKE BEST FRIENDS FOR LIFE -- AND EXFOLIATE EVERY DAY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2519711/How-dolphins-say-I-love-bouquet-seaweed-Theyre-pushy-parents-make-best-friends-life--exfoliate-day.html

 

 Grist, January 23, 2013
WHALES ADOPTING DISABLED DOLPHIN IS THE FEEL-GOOD STORY OF THE MILLENIUM http://grist.org/list/whales-adopting-disabled-dolphin-is-the-feel-good-story-of-the-millenium/

 

                                               LOVELY VIDEO
Care2, December 10, 2013
DOLPHIN TANGLED IN FISHING LINE APPROACHES DIVER FOR HELP http://www.care2.com/causes/dolphin-tangled-in-fishing-line-approaches-divers-for-help-video.html

 

                              THE SURFER AND THE DOLPHIN
This Photo From Australia Is Possibly The Most Beautiful Thing Ever http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/05/dolphin-surfer-photo-australia-most-beautiful_n_4731699.html

 

                                                         VIDEO

               WOW! 2,000 DOLPHIN POD STAMPEDE AT Dana Point

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

 

                                                     SLIDESHOW
                              Guardian Environment, January 2, 2014
                       DOLPHIN MEGAPOD SEEN FOR FIRST TIME

A gathering of 3000-5000 spinner dolphins, known as a megapod, is filmed underwater for the first time for a BBC series, Dolphins – Spy in the Pod... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/dec/31/dolphin-megapod-spinner-filmed-first-time-in-pictures


                                        DO WHALES HAVE CULTURE?

                                                http://sco.lt/4uMK7l


 ▶  IF YOU'VE EVER QUESTIONED THE EMOTIONAL CAPACITY OF ANIMALS, WATCH THIS VIDEO http://sco.lt/8Nnhjd


 

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                                   THE STATE OF OUR OCEANS

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Mongabay, October 22, 2013
▶  THE 'DEAD' OCEAN: EYEWITNESS SAYS OVERFISHING HAS EMPTIED THE PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1022-hance-macfadyen-dead-ocean.html

 

USA Today, October 21, 2013
▶  SAILOR'S DISCOVERY:  'THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS DEAD' http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/10/21/newser-ocean-pollution-overfishing/3143007/



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

 

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

 

                                                        VIDEO

             NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/7eC9gX

 

-▶  100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMETS BY 90% http://sco.lt/5FNEG1

 

-▶  DESTRUCTIVE INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAT KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS, DOLPHINS AND OTHER SPECIES PER YEAR http://sco.lt/5NXT9t

 

-▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/8VOKzx

 

▶  LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'FREE-FOR-ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC http://sco.lt/8ClodF

 

▶  DEADLY BYCATCH:  TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA http://sco.lt/7j89NR

▶  WE LOVE YOU, MANATEES - DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS  http://sco.lt/6wl841

 

ENE News, November 22, 2013
▶  FUKUSHIMA - RADIOACTIVE OCEANS
PHOTOS:  'LOTS OF SEA BIRDS WASHING UP DEAD' IN ALASKA http://enenews.com/photos-lots-of-sea-birds-washing-up-dead-in-alaska

 

 

 NOAA Fisheries
▶  LOOK WHO'S BACK: STURGEON ARE SPAWNING AGAIN IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.  Atlantic sturgeon, a species that has survived since the age of the dinosaurs, had believed to have  been long gone from the Chesapeake Bay. But a small number of juvenile sturgeon have turned up, and are too small to have immigrated from elsewhere... http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2013/11/11_20_2013sturgeon_we_forgot_all_about_you.html

 

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

 


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The Race To Save Sea Turtles - Will They Survive?

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ScienceDaily, February 20, 2014

-▶ LEGAL "HARVEST" OF MARINE TURTLES TOPS 42,000 EACH YEAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220193512.ht


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


Discover Magazine, March 19, 2015
-▶  HEALTH CARE FOR SEA TURTLES JUST GOT A SHOT IN THE FLIPPER http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2015/03/19/health-care-sea-turtles/#.VQt6zmZQW6A


February 27, 2013

-▶  LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES SUFFER 78 PERCENT DECLINE AT CRITICAL NESTING SITES IN PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-hance-leatherbacks-pacific.html#QdTlGf0asfjZr0mb.99


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


TakePart, February 14, 2015
-▶  THE ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE CAUGHT IN A WAR ZONE http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/14/endangered-green-turtle-mediterranean-libya


One Green Planet, December 18, 2014
PEELING BACK THE LAYERS OF THE EXTINCTION TRADE AND HOW IT IMPACTS SEA TURTLES http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/peeling-back-the-layers-of-the-extinction-trade-and-how-it-impacts-sea-turtles/


The Guardian, November 25, 2014
VIETNAM SEIZES OVER 1,000 DEAD ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/vietnam-seizes-over-1000-dead-endangered-sea-turtles


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


                                                  NEW REPORT

                MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES

        KILLED BY LONGLINE, GILLNET SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES

                                           http://sco.lt/72A0mH


Summit Voice, July 11, 2014
-▶ FEDS FINALIZE CRITICAL HABITAT DESIGNATION FOR THREATENED LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/11/oceans-feds-finalize-critical-habitat-designation-for-threatened-loggerhead-sea-turtles/


Reuters, February 13, 2013
-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE FACES EXTINCTION IN 20 YEARS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/27/us-turtles-leatherback-idUSBRE91Q0VA20130227


Care2, October 03, 2014
-▶ PHOTOS: ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES ARE GETTING NASTY, DEADLY TUMORS, AND WE'RE TO BLAME. Runoff from cities and farms in Hawaii is causing debilitating and deadly tumors, which are believed to be the leading known cause of death for endangered green sea turtles.
The study, published this week in the journal PeerJ, found that nitrogen runoff is ending up in algae that sea turtles eat, which is causing the tumors to grow both internally and externally on their eyes and flippers. According to NOAA, these tumors can interfere with their ability to eat and other essential behaviors, while tumors on their eyes can cause permanent blindness. While it’s a major problem for green turtles in Hawaii, it’s also been found in other places and in other species of sea turtles, including loggerhead, olive ridley and flatback turtles. http://www.care2.com/causes/endangered-sea-turtles-are-getting-nasty-deadly-tumors-and-were-to-blame.html


                                                        VIDEO
                                 Takepart, September 16, 2014
IF YOU'RE BORN A SEA TURTLE, THE ODDS ARE NEVER IN YOUR FAVOR. Climate change, ocean pollution and poaching http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/09/15/heres-how-you-can-save-endangered-sea-turtles-poachers


                                                       VIDEOS
                                    MailOnLine, August 25, 2014
TOURIST RESCUE ENDANGERED TURTLE TIED UP AND LEFT TO DIE AS DEMAND FOR MEAT GROWS  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733847/Tourist-rescues-endangered-turtles-tied-left-die-demand-species-meat-grows.html


LiveScience via Oceana, March 26, 2014
-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html

 

September 6, 2013 Earth Island Journal

▶  IT'S TIME TO STOP DRIFT GILL NET FISHING OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST. The “curtains of death” sweep up whales, dolphins and sea turtles along with the swordfish and sharks they are fishing for... http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/its_time_to_stop_drift_gillnet_fishing_off_the_california_coast

 

  -▶ 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


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

 

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

       

                                                   

                                                       VIDEO
     DIVER SAVES SEA TURTLE AND RECEIVES ADORABLE THANK YOU
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/diver-saves-sea-turtle_n_5574705.html



PRI The World, February 08, 2012

-▶  TURTLE POACHING INCREASES EVEN AS NUMBERS PLUMMET

China has a taste for turtle; turtle soup, turtle eggs, turtle bone ground up for use in Chinese medicine to promote longevity – for people, not for the turtles. But as Chinese waters are increasingly depleted of sea turtles, Chinese poachers are going further afield to find them. That includes hunting in waters that both China and the Philippines claim, like the waters around the Philippine island of Palawan. http://www.pri.org/stories/2012-02-08/sea-turtle-poaching-and-high-demand-china


                                                     PHOTOS

http://www.paulhiltonphotography.com/index.php/field-notes/30


                                          SEA TURTLE THREATS -

Worldwide, six of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles.

                       http://www.seeturtles.org/sea-turtles-threats/

 

 

                                                      VIDEO

                               May 21, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

              SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO' MAGDALENA BAY

 A new short film, "Viva la tortuga" documents the struggle to save loggerhead and green sea turtles in Magdalena Bay, Mexico. Once a region for a massive sea turtle meat market, the turtles now face a new threat: BY-CATCH.

Loggerhead sea turtles are drowning in bottom-set gillnets, unable to escape from the nets once entangled. The issue has even raises threats of trade embargoes from the U.S. Still, the news is not all gloomy: a rising group of fishermen turned conservationists are working to save these species from local extinction. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay

 

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/


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


                                           BEAUTIFUL PICTURES:

THE REAL LIFE TURTLE-WAX: FISH OFFER TURTLES SWIM-THRU VALET SERVICE. In the crystal clear waters off the coast of Hawaii, these charming small yellow fish have formed a mutually beneficial bond with the local turtles. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193863/The-real-life-turtle-wax-Fish-offer-sea-creatures-swim-valet-service.html?ito=feeds-

 

 

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Turtle Island Restoration Project, July 09, 2014
▶  LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES WIN ROOM TO ROAM, HABITAT PROTECTION https://seaturtles.org/newssection/loggerhead-sea-turtles-win-room-roam-habitat-protection/

 

Summit Voice, January 22, 2012
-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES GET MORE PROTECTION

The U.S. took a huge step toward protecting endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtles last week by finalizing a critical habitat designation for 40,000 square miles ocean off the shores Washington, Oregon and Californiahttp://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/22/pacific-leatherback-sea-turtles-get-more-protection/

 

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 NOLA, February 27, 2012
-▶  DOZENS OF DEAD MARINE MAMMALS, TURTLES IN GULF OF MEXICO PILE UP: TOXIC CHEMICALS OF BP GULF OIL SPILL http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2012/02/dozens_of_dead_marine_mammals.html


 World Wildlife Fund, October 20, 2013
-▶  SEA LEVEL RISE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES A BIG THREAT TO MARINE TURTLES ON GREAT BARRIER REEF ... http://power.panda.org/wildlife/turtle-sex-altered-with-temperature-changes/

 

 Scientific American
-▶  WHERE DO BABY SEA TURTLES GO? Tracking the transatlantic journey of young sea turtles reveals surprises  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/where-do-baby-sea-turtles-go/

 

World Wildlife Fund, October 20, 2013
-▶  SEA LEVEL RISE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES A BIG THREAT TO MARINE TURTLES ON GREAT BARRIER REEF ... http://power.panda.org/wildlife/turtle-sex-altered-with-temperature-changes/

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                     SEA TURTLE MIGRATION

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0kXtmXuj8

 

                                  STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - A year-long undercover investigation conducted by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) at the Cayman Turtle Farm, a popular tourist destination and the world's last remaining facility that raises sea turtles for slaughter, has revealed disturbing animal cruelty and potential human health risks.Video footage and photographs from the farm show thousands of endangered sea turtles being kept in dirty, crowded touch tanks. Swimming in water filled with their own waste, the turtles fight for food, bite each other and even resort to cannibalism. Many suffer from disease and birth defects, such as injured fins or missing eyes....http://www.stopseaturtlefarm.org/

 

                                                         VIDEO 

                                     GREEN SEA TURTLES BIRTH

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

 

                                      SLIDESHOW - NOAA Fisheries

-▶  CELEBRATING SEA TURTLE WEEK: LEARN MORE ABOUT SEA TURTLES  http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/06/6_13_14sea_turtle_week_2014.html

 

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/


                             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

                                               VIDEO REPORT

         THE RACE TO SAVE THE TURTLE AND THE TORTOISE

                                           http://sco.lt/9Lngp7


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

 

 

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


THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE  http://sco.lt/66Lk8n


 

                                                         VIDEO

 FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB GOING...GOING..               http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                  WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS

                                           http://sco.lt/5uLmJF


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

 

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

 


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

 

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:47 AM

Still, the news is not all gloomy: a rising group of fishermen turned conservationists are working to save these species from local extinction. The fishermen have become scientists, documenting turtle mortalities and threats. Working together, researchers and fishermen have used creative methods to mitigate the local turtle decline.

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Ocean wonders: 10 Wonderful TED Talk Videos: Worthy Watch

Ocean wonders: 10 Wonderful TED Talk Videos: Worthy Watch | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                                         VIDEOS

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


                                            WATCH - TED VIDEO

Photographer Brian Skerry shoots life above and below the waves -- as he puts it, both the horror and the magic of the ocean. Sharing amazing, intimate shots of undersea creatures, he shows how powerful images can help make change....http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_skerry_reveals_ocean_s_glory_and_horror


Mother Nature Network, January 30, 2015
6 HAUNTING SONGS SUNG BY WHALES  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/6-haunting-songs-sung-by-whales



NPR Krulwish Wonders;
-▶ RECYCLING YOURSELF INTO ABUNDANCE: A WHALE STORY - THE OCEANS NATURAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY  http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/04/03/298778615/the-power-of-poop-a-whale-story

 

-▶ THE CAPTURE, SLAUGHTER AND CONFINEMENT OF WILD ANIMALS IN AQUARUM TANKS:  THE CONTROVERSY AND ETHICS - TAIJI http://sco.lt/5wHDvd

 

 PLOS ONE, January 08, 2014
-▶ GLOBAL PRIORITIES FOR MARINE BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0082898

 

                                                      VIDEOS
                               Huffpost Green, April 11, 2014
       WHALES: MOTHER & CALF SHOW OFF THEIR MAGNIFICENCE  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/10/whales-banzai-pipeline-drone_n_5129130.html

 

                                DO WHALES HAVE CULTURE?

                                     http://sco.lt/4uMK7l

 

                                                       WATCH

                               Another Stunner From BBC Nature.....

                      -▶   **** "BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET"

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130129-blue-heart-of-the-planet

 

                                                        WATCH
                                 THE GARDENS OF THE QUEEN

                                      Our Magnificent Coral Reefs
                                      60 Minutes - CBS News
                                           http://sco.lt/6rlXKT

 

                           GR8 HARP SEAL UNDERWATER PHOTO
                  April 17, 2014 National Geographic Photo of the Day
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/baby-harp-seal-canada-doubilet-hayes/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Changing Our World Forever. The Way to a New, Unknown Arctic Ecosystem

Changing Our World Forever.  The Way to a New, Unknown Arctic Ecosystem | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


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/



Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶   LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/


-▶ 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/


 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


August 26, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ SEA ICE DECLINE SPURS THE GREENING OF THE ARCTIC http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Sea_ice_decline_spurs_the_greening_of_the_Arctic_999.html


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


Speak Up For Blue

CONSEQUENCES OF THINNING ICE. Thin ice is a problem not only for polar bears. It is causing an algal bloom with unknown effects in the arctic ecosystem. And this is not only a problem for polar bears, seals, or other animals that can break their platforms or get isolated. Thin ice is changing the ecosystem more deeply than just a few large species... http://www.speakupforblue.com/in-ocean-news/climate-change-consequences-of-thinning-ice?awt_l=5ImGg&awt_m=3axIpupjUscR8Mt


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/


Yale Environment 360
-▶ WHY ARE BIRDS OF THE ARCTIC IN DECLINE? With some species of Arctic birds experiencing steep drops in population and their prey also undergoing marked shifts, scientists are working to understand what role climate change is playing in these unfolding ecological transformations... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/northern_mystery_why_are_birds_of_the_arctic_in_decline/2731/


Science Daily, February 14, 2014

-▶ ARCTIC BIODIVERSITY UNDER SERIOUS THREAT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140214075511.htm


 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



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


 

                                                         VIDEO
                                          National Geographic
          EXPLORING RUSSIA'S SPECTACULAR ARCTIC ISLANDS
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/magazine/ngm-franz-josef-land


                                                A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                   "EXTREME ICE"

                          Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

                                                    Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                          http://savethearctic.org/


Summit Voice, February 15, 2014

-▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  MAJOR NEW 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/


▶   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


                                                        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



 

 World Wildlife : PHOTOS
WALRUS MYSTERY. 35,000 WALRUSES FORCED ASHORE BY A LACK OF SEA ICE.  UNDERSTANDING WALRUSES http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/arctic/wildlife/walrus/walrus_patrol/


August 2, 2013 TerraDaily

-▶ REPORT: LOSS OF SEA ICE CAUSING DRASTIC IMPACT ON MARINE FOOD WEB AND LAND-BASED ECOLOGICAL CHANGES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/UM_Researcher_Finds_Loss_of_Sea_Ice_Causes_Ecological_Changes_999.html


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


  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/


Science Daily, December 08, 2014
 ▶   NEW STUDY FINDS EARLY WARNING SIGNALS OF ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141208074545.htm


                                                  VIDEO 4:51
                            HOW WHALES CHANGE CLIMATE
Little appreciated interactions between the biological world and the climatological world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M18HxXve3CM

 

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

 

                                              --- WATCH ---

                               August 1, 2013 Discovery News
                    WHAT SEA ICE LOSS MEANS FOR WILDLIFE

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

 

August 6, 2013 Science Codex
-▶ MARINE LIFE SPAWNS SOONER AS OCEANS WARM, RE-ARRANGING MARINE LANDSCAPE  http://www.sciencecodex.com/marine_life_spawns_sooner_as_oceans_warm-117042


-▶ MAINTAINING HEALTHY, BALANCED MARINE SYSTEMS ARE CRUCIAL FOR SPECIES SURVIVAL  http://www.natuurbericht.nl/?id=9583


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/




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


GREENLAND'S MELTING

CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73


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


                                                          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-full-episode/11322/



-▶ OCEANS ACIDIFYING AT THE FASTEST RATE IN 300 MILLION YEARS. Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe http://sco.lt/94uFwf


May 12, 3013 About My Planet

-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS RISKING ECOSYSTEMS
http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/climate-change/acidification-risking-ecosystems-of-oceans/

 

May 7, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶ ACIDIFICATION: THE LATEST UNKNOWN FOR STRESSED ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://planetark.org/wen/68601


 


March 7, 2013 - Earth Policy Institute

-▶ WHERE HAS ALL THE ICE GONE? http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C50/ice_melt_2013

 

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/


  -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE  http://sco.lt/8CFwcT


 

-▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT  http://sco.lt/7WJayH


 

                                               PRICING CARBON

     A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/5BKyfp



 October 11, 2012 Planet Change
-▶ PEOPLE AT RISK TO NATURAL DISASTER AND HOW NATURE CAN HELP  http://change.nature.org/2012/10/11/people-at-risk-to-natural-disasters-and-how-nature-can-help/

 

 

-▶ WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATION ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

-▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

                                           POWERFUL WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

                      SECRETARY KERRY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

                                          http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z



INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE'.  UN IPCC REPORT/NASA-FUNDED STUDY http://sco.lt/68UVMn

 


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Stopping The Annual Canadian Seal slaughter with an annual quota of 400,000

Stopping The Annual Canadian Seal slaughter with an annual quota of 400,000 | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


 

-▶  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
                                   The Guardian, April 15, 2014
            CANADA STARTS ANNUAL 400,000  SEAL SLAUGHTER
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/apr/15/canada-starts-annual-seal-hunt-video



 -▶  CANADIAN SEAL HUNT DESCRIBED AS "BEST" IN YEARS - DESPITE COMING IN UNDER QUOTA OF 400,000  http://sco.lt/68HVar


HarpSeals.Org

-▶  AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CANADIAN SEAL HUNT AND SLAUGHTER - 400,000 HARP SEALS APPROVED BY CANADIAN GOVERNMENT http://www.harpseals.org/about_the_hunt/index.php

 

                                       The Dodo, May 13, 2014

                                        STOP THE SLAUGHTER
-▶ 7 REASONS WHY CANADA'S BRUTAL SEAL HUNT NEEDS TO END ... NOW https://www.thedodo.com/7-reasons-why-canadas-brutal-s-548558738.html


   -▶   CANADIAN ANNUAL HARP SEAL SLAUGHTER FACTS - http://www.seashepherd.org/seals/seal-hunt-facts.html


May 27, 2012 CBC News
-▶  SEAL HUNT DESCRIBED AS "BEST" IN YEARS - NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR - DESPITE BEING UNDER QUOTA OF 400,000

...There's growing demand for seal skin coats, boots, slippers and other products in the province and across Canada. He said fur is also still going to markets in China and other parts of Asia as the federal government fights the European Union's ban on seal products through the World Trade Organization... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/seal-hunt-described-as-best-in-years-1.1338671

 

 

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

 

 Care2, February 27, 2014
-▶  CANADA IS ABOUT TO WASTE SERIOUS MONEY ON THEIR PRO-SEAL HUNT CAMPAIGN  http://linkis.com/www.care2.com/causes/ZHX2g

 

One Green Planet:
-▶  THESE ADORABLE BABY SEALS NEED YOU TO SHUT DOWN CANADA'S COMMERCIAL SEAL SLAUGHTER http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/shut-down-canadas-commercial-seal-slaughter/

 

Guardian Environment, November 25, 2013
-▶   WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION UPHOLDS EU BAN ON IMPORTED SEAL PRODUCTS CHALLENGED BY CANADA AND NORWAY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/25/world-trade-organisation-eu-ban-seal

 

                                                     WATCH:
             SACRIFICE OF HARP SEAL MOM IN REARING IT'S BABY http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-sacrifice-harp-seal-mom-rearing-its-baby

 


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

 

-▶ Oceania, December 2, 2013
PHOTOS:   ALL ABOUT HARP SEALS - There’s no doubt that harp seal pups are perilously cute. But did you know that once they grow up, these seals migrate thousands of miles each year? ... http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/12/creature-feature-harp-seal

 

 

 

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                                               NAMBIA


                                                   VIDEO

-▶  THE HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER  http://sco.lt/84qunZ

 

-▶  MEET THE KING OF SEAL KILLERS - HATEM YAVUZ - HE SLAUGHTERS 96,000 CAPE FUR SEAL PUPS EACH YEAR http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1316897850/meet-the-king-of-seal-killers-hatem-yavuz-he-slaughters-86-000-cape-fur-seal-pups-each-year

                                 

                            

                                      Published on Apr 5, 2012

               NAMIBIA SEAL HUNT - THE CRUELEST IN THE WORLD -

The differences between the Namibia and the Canadian seal slaughters

Pat Dickens, the campaign manager for "The Seals Of Nam" explains the differences between the Namibia and the Canadian seal slaughters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnh6qV_HgHs

 

 

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                                                     NORWAY


The Dodo, December 15, 2014
-▶  NORWAY CUTS FUNDING FOR ONE OF THE CRUELEST HUNTS IN THE WORLD. In 2014, only three hunting boats participated, landing a catch of 11,980 harp seals, compared with a catch of more than 20,000 harp seals in 2005.

After nearly two decades of funneling government money into the annual seal hunting industry, Norway has announced that it is canceling all subsidies, a move that could spell the end of the commercial hunts.

Lawmakers voted last week to take a 12-million-kroner ($1.6 million USD) subsidy for the commercial seal hunt out of the the 2015 budget. The subsidies were the equivalent of paying fishermen $167 for each seal they killed. The loss of government subsidies, which previously covered some 80 percent of the industry’s revenue, could knock Norway off the shrinking list of countries that hunt seals commercially. The other remaining countries are Canada, Greenland and Namibia.

https://www.thedodo.com/norway-seal-hunt-subsidies-cut-878969940.html



                                         VIDEO - Animal Stories
-▶  CLOSE-UP FOOTAGE OF AN ADORABLE BABY HARP SEAL  http://amazinganimalstories.com/2246/close-up-footage-of-an-adorable-baby-harp-seal/#more-2246

 

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

 

 January 5, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  CANADIAN SEA CULL 'UNNECESSARY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jan/05/canadian-seal-cull-unnecessary-climate-change

 

 August 16, 2013 New York Times
-▶ THRIVING IN CAPE COD'S WATERS, RETURNING GRAY SEALS DRAW FANS AND FOES http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/us/thriving-in-cape-cods-waters-gray-seals-draw-fans-and-foes.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

CAUSING ANIMALS WE EAT TO SUFFER COARSENS US AND MAKE US LESS COMPASSIONATE http://sco.lt/5nMAuP

 

 

 

 

-▶  KRILL SUPER-TRAWLERS, CLIMATE CHANGE PUSHING ANTARCTIC PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6pdJTN

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Tragedy of the High Seas - To The Last Fish

The Tragedy of the High Seas - To The Last Fish | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The Economist, February 22, 2014

 -▶  GOVERNING OUR OCEANS:  THE TRAGEDY OF THE HIGH SEAS

IN 1968 an American ecologist, Garrett Hardin, published an article entitled “The Tragedy of the Commons”. He argued that when a resource is held jointly, it is...

   The high seas are of great economic importance to everyone—fish is a more important source of protein than beef—and getting more so. The number of patents using DNA from sea-creatures is rocketing, and one study suggests that marine life is a hundred times more likely to contain material useful for anti-cancer drugs than is terrestrial life....

   Yet the state of the high seas is deteriorating (see article). Arctic ice now melts away in summer. Dead zones are spreading. Two-thirds of the fish stocks in the high seas are over-exploited, even more than in the parts of the oceans under national control. And strange things are happening at a microbiological level. The oceans produce half the planet’s supply of oxygen, mostly thanks to chlorophyll in aquatic algae. Concentrations of that chlorophyll are falling. That does not mean life will suffocate. But it could further damage the climate, since less oxygen means more carbon dioxide.

   For tragedies of the commons to be averted, rules and institutions are needed to balance the short-term interests of individuals against the long-term interests of all users. That is why the dysfunctional policies and institutions governing the high seas need radical reform.  The Solutions...

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


Aeon, October 01, 2013
 -▶ RADICAL HOPE FOR SAVING OCEAN FISHERIES. Hope for the world's devastated oceans rests on a change in the hearts of the fishermen that know them best  http://aeon.co/magazine/science/a-radical-model-for-saving-californias-ocean-fisheries/


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

 

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


 

   -▶  "OCEANS AREN'T JUST A DEFINING FEATURE OF OUR PLANET;  THEY'RE OUR LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM"   http://sco.lt/5phsuH


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.html

 

Mother Jones, May/June Issue
-▶ SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG ON THE EAST COAST -- AND IT'S KILLING ALL THE BABY PUFFINS http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/gulf-maine-puffin-climate-change

 

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

 

 -▶  WHY SARDINES MATTER:  CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE http://sco.lt/5I8QOf

 

                                                           VIDEO

                   PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS !! 

                                              http://sco.lt/7AkdiD

 

 

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

 

                                                            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

 

                                                DEADLY BY-CATCH: 

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEAD OR INJURED http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

The Ecologist, October 17, 2013
 -▶ THE BRUTAL REALITY OF DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IN PERU.Undercover filming by the UK investigative agency Ecostorm has exposed - for the first time - the brutal hunting and killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru's Pacific coast. a secret slaughter involving thousands of dolphins, dwarfing the high seas drama of the annual whale hunt in Antarctica. Known as "sea pigs" by fishermen in Peru, dolphins are reportedly harpooned and diced up on deck, before being skewered onto hundreds of hooks strung out on long-lines at sea to attract sharks  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2122747


                                                   WATCH:
                                               CNN VIDEO:
                        "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED:

            OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE"

                                           http://sco.lt/7e9wYL


Guardian, June 10, 2014
 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour



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

 

  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION. HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN... http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

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

 

 -▶  NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS, NOT THOUSANDS OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED Y LONGLINE SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH

 

-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx

 

 

 -▶  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/61gcWf


 

                                           WATCH 1:00:15
                                          SEA THE TRUTH -

                     IN 2048 OUR OCEANS COULD BE EMPTY

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

 

Feb 27, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

 -▶  AS MUCH AS TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA DEAD OR DYING, because they are less valuable than the species the fishermen are targeting...In some trawl fisheries for shrimp, the discard may be 90 percent of the catch. Other fisheries kill seabirds, turtles and dolphins, sometimes in huge numbers. sea.http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/27/eu-fish-discards-ban-welcomed

 

 

-▶  100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMETS BY 90% http://sco.lt/5FNEG1

 

-▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/8VOKzx

 

 -▶  “THERE IS NO LIFE OUT THERE": GULF ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://sco.lt/5EAkaX

 

 

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

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, February 21, 2014 11:46 AM

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So in the meantime the law of the sea should be beefed up. It is a fine achievement, without which the oceans would be in an even worse state. But it was negotiated in the 1970s before the rise of environmental concerns, so contains little on biodiversity. And the regional fishing bodies, currently dominated by fishing interests, should be opened up to scientists and charities. As it is, the sharks are in charge of the fish farm.

This would not solve all the problems of the oceans. Two of the biggest—acidification and pollution—emanate from the land. Much of the damage is done within the 200-mile limit. But institutional reform for the high seas could cut overfishing and, crucially, change attitudes. The high seas are so vast and distant that people behave as though they cannot be protected or do not need protection. Neither is true. Humanity has harmed the high seas, but it can reverse that damage. Unless it does so, there will be trouble brewing beneath the waves.

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Dolphin Stampede Captured On Breathtaking Drone Video

Dolphin Stampede Captured On Breathtaking Drone Video | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

DOLPHIN STAMPEDE CAPTURED ON BREATHTAKING DRONE VIDEO One of nature’s most incredible sights has been filmed from a rare new perspective. Last month, a mega-pod of thousands of dolphins were seen migrating in a massive stampede through the waters of southern California -- and luckily, the entire spectacle was captured on video by an aerial drone flying... https://www.thedodo.com/dolphin-stampede-captured-on-b-446060258.html?xrs=RebelMouse_tw


The Ecologist, October 17, 2013
THE BRUTAL REALITY OF DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IN PERU.Undercover filming by the UK investigative agency Ecostorm has exposed - for the first time - the brutal hunting and killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru's Pacific coast. a secret slaughter involving thousands of dolphins, dwarfing the high seas drama of the annual whale hunt in Antarctica. Known as "sea pigs" by fishermen in Peru, dolphins are reportedly harpooned and diced up on deck, before being skewered onto hundreds of hooks strung out on long-lines at sea to attract sharks http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2122747


 ▶ DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT: POST DEEPWATER HORIZON, UNHEALTHY OCEANS http://sco.lt/7OtO9h


 

WINNERS OF THE GREATEST UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHS FROM AROUND THE WORLD http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2569692/The-greatest-underwater-photographs-world-Winning-entries-selected-thousands-amazing-aquatic-images.html

 

                                                     WATCH
                                                     Nova PBS
                               PRIVATE LIVES OF DOLPHINS

                        WE'RE MORE ALIKE THAN YOU THINK
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7AlinxwVAg

 

Grist, February 28, 2014
MILLIONS OF DOLPHINS COULD BE HURT AS OIL INDUSTRY BLASTS ALONG EAST COAST http://grist.org/news/millions-of-dolphins-could-be-hurt-as-oil-industry-blasts-along-east-coast/

 

WHALES AND SONAR A DEADLY MIX - MASS STRANDINGS RESEARCH SHOWS http://sco.lt/4lLKcr


 

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                                         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

 

                                                       VIDEO
                        ▶ INCREDIBLE WHALE ENCOUNTER
A mother gray whale lifted up her calf, seemingly to help it get a better view of the excited onlookers  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu3KC4r_hcI

 

 

About My Planet, March 07, 2014 

SHIP PROPELLERS KILL ANOTHER WHALEA young North Atlantic right whale was found dead along the Georgia Coast with 20 propeller lacerations on its body. There are only about 400 of this endangered whale in the world and last year alone, four of the six right whales found dead were killed by ships and one was found tangled in a fishing net.  http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/ship-propellers-kill-another-whale/

 

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                                           BBC - GALAPAGOS

SWIMMING WITH THE BEAUTIFUL, GRACEFUL SPOTTED EAGLE RAYS - GALAPAGOS http://sco.lt/5BBMJ7

 

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                      **** THE GARDENS OF THE QUEEN" -

                                      60 Minutes - CBS News

                                           http://sco.lt/6rlXKT

 


 

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This amazing footage was shot by Captain Dave Anderson, who operates a whale-watching company in Dana Point, and combined with other video of grey whales migrating off of San Clemente, and a mother whale snuggling with her calf in Maui -- all filmed from the vantage point of a drone.

"This is the most beautiful and compelling five minute video I have ever put together. I learned so much about these whales and dolphins from this drone footage that it feels like I have entered a new dimension!" says Captain Dave.

"I have not been this excited about a new technology since we built our underwater viewing pods on our whale watching boat. Drones are going to change how we view the animal world. Wow!"

But the sight of thousands of dolphins swimming en masse isn't only breathtaking from the air. This video, also captured by Captain Dave off of Dana Point earlier last month, shows what a dolphin stampede looks like from a whale-watching boat.

 

 

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The Loss of Ocean Species is Staggering

The Loss of Ocean Species is Staggering | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                                         VIDEO

                                "SEA THE TRUTH   (1:00:15) full-length

                           BY 2048 THE OCEAN WILL BE EMPTY

                                             http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 


Financial Times

THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

-▶ Humans have gained unprecedented supremacy over the seas in a short space of time, thanks to potent technological advances such as satellite tracking devices and engines so formidable they can drag nets big enough to engulf a cathedral. Add in the impact of pollution, from the likes of fertiliser run-off or discarded plastic, and the oceans have changed more in the past 30 years than in all of human history.

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.ft.com/cms/s/2/9601c144-9dcd-11e1-838c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1vqzpHIBt



Mongabay, Jeremy Hance, January 15, 2015
- ▶EMPTY SEAS?  SCIENTIST WARN OF AN INDUSTRIALIZED OCEAN http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0115-hance-industrialized-oceans.html


Save Our Seas:
 -▶ OCEAN PREDATOR LOSS: MORE THAN 90% OF ALL TOP MARINE PREDATORS HAVE DISAPPEARED  http://saveourseas.com/threats/predatorloss


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


                                                     VIDEO

       THE TERRIBLE PRICE OF SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES

                                    http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/


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


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


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


-▶ UNEP: WORLD FISH STOCK BEING DESTROYED BY RISING WEALTH AND SUBSIDIES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/world-fish-stock-_n_1227169.html


 AllAfrica, May 21, 2014
-▶ THE CORPORATE TAKE-OVER OF FISHERIES POLICY MAKING http://allafrica.com/stories/201405301157.html?aa_source=sptlgt-grid

OCEANS 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/


Haaretz, July 14, 2014
  ▶ MEDITERRANEAN FISH STOCKS IN STEADY DECLINE, MAY NOT RECOVER. There is no room left for optimism with regard to future yields,' note researchers, whose numbers show fishermen are emptying the sea without leaving a younger generation of fish to reproduce. http://www.haaretz.com/life/nature-environment/1.604929


 SummitVoice, July 15, 2014
  ▶ STUDY:  ENGLISH CHANNEL ALL FISHED OUT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/15/study-english-channel-all-fished-out/


TriplePundit, March 14, 2014
 -▶  CAN WE STOP OVERFISHING BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE? http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/can-stop-overfishing-late/

 

 Conservation Magazine, 
 -▶  POINT OF NO RETURN. EVIDENCE IS MOUNTING THAT FISH POPULATIONS WON'T NECESSARILY RECOVER, EVEN IF OVERFISHING STOPS http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/point-of-no-return/


TerraDaily, March 19, 2013
-▶  OVERFISHING OF SMALL SPECIES CAUSES JELLYFISH CURSE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Overfishing_of_small_species_causes_jellyfish_curse_999.html

 

Mongabay, October 22, 2013
-▶ THE 'DEAD' OCEAN: EYEWITNESS SAYS OVERFISHING HAS EMPTIED THE PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1022-hance-macfadyen-dead-ocean.html


 -▶ 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


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                           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

 

                                                      VIDEO

               PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS !! 

                                           http://sco.lt/7AkdiD


Guardian Environment, September 15, 2014
-▶ HOW THE TUNA WE BUY IS KILLING AND WIPING OUT SHARKS IN INDONESIA http://www.theguardian.com/environment/the-coral-triangle/2014/sep/15/how-the-tuna-we-buy-is-killing-sharks-in-indonesia


 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/


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



SummitVoice, September 10, 2011
  ▶ REPORT SAYS MOST DEEP-SEA FISHING IS UNSUSTAINABLE

  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2011/09/10/report-says-most-deep-sea-fishing-is-unsustainable/

                                                   WATCH:

             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


  -▶ 10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS | Greenpeace Australia Pacific http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/

 

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


                                                     WATCH

               THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

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

                                       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

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/

                                          BOTTOM TRAWLING:

CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN SMOOTH: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3109196913/corporate-industrial-fishing-scraping-the-bottom-of-the-ocean-smooth-an-insatiable-drive-for-profits

Summit Voice, January 03, 2014
  ▶ TROPICAL FISH ARE MOVING NORTH DEVASTATING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS IN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

 http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/03/climate-invasive-tropical-fish-already-changing-ocean-ecosystems-in-eastern-mediterranean-sea/


Huffington Post Green, October 21, 2014
  ▶ 10 THINGS YOU'D MISS IF THE OCEAN CALLED IT QUITS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sebastian-troeng/10-things-youd-miss-if-th_b_5986732.html


                                               DEADLY BY-CATCH

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH DUMPED BACK INTO OCEAN, DEAD OR INJURED IMPACT ON SEA ANIMALS

                                               http://sco.lt/838P0z


Salon, November 10, 2013
-▶ THE FISH WE DON'T EAT (AN SO IT GOES ON)  http://www.salon.com/2013/11/10/the_fish_we_dont_eat/

 


Summit Voice, January 05, 2015
 -▶ AUSTRALIAN SCIENTISTS TRACE DECLINE IN PINK SNAPPER FISHERY http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/05/australian-scientists-trace-decline-of-pink-snapper-fishery/


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


The Conversation, July 08, 2014
-▶ PLUNDERED FOR THEIR UNIQUE BODY PARTS, SAWFISH ARE ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://theconversation.com/plundered-for-their-unique-body-parts-sawfish-are-on-the-brink-27743


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

 


                                                      WATCH

                                           DEEP END - HBO Special

       The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

                                               http://sco.lt/5pUYyX

 

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/

 

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


 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER: 

      CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE?  WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                             http://sco.lt/6GaTbN

 

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



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


May 14, 2013 Mongabay
 -▶ INDUSTRIALIZED FISHING HAS FORCED SEABIRDS TO CHANGE WHAT THEY EAT - FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS FOR OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0514-hance-petrel-bones.html

 

 World Fishing, October 3, 2013
-▶ INDUSTRIAL FISHING SLAMMED BY GLOBAL OCEAN COMMISSION FOR OCEAN DECLINE http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/fishing-slammed-over-ocean-decline


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

 

                                                      VIDEO
Huffington Post Green, December 06, 2013
-▶ IF WE KEEP OVERFISHING, THERE MAY SOON BE NO FISH LEFT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/06/overfishing-video_n_4393946.html?utm_hp_ref=green



 -▶ OCEANS ARE OUR PLANETARY LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM http://sco.lt/4ynRkv


                                                         VIDEO

**** "THE BIGGEST CATCH" National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-Eju09Ios

 

                                                          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



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

 

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

 

                                                     VIDEO:

                                          CHANGING SEAS

                                               TIGER SHARKS:

             4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST

                                         http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 


August 21, 2013 HuffPost Green, Kumi Naidoo

 -▶ AN URGENT WAKE UP CALL TO PROTECT OUR OCEANS -
Unless action is taken by governments to restore and protect the health of our oceans, our oceans will be unable to sustain life on Earth http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kumi-naidoo/greenpeace-wave-of-change_b_3783721.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

Seed Daily, December 27, 2013
-▶ EXTINCTION RISK PROMPTS BAN ON FISHING FOR BLACK-CAVIAR PRODUCING STURGEON http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Extinction_risk_prompts_ban_on_fishing_for_caviar-producing_sturgeon_999.html

 

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Video

 -▶ *****"DEATH OF THE OCEANS?"  BBC David Attenborough http://sco.lt/97GRDV

Video

 -▶ +++ THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEANS" - SYLVIA EARLE 33:52

http://www.themonthly.com.au/video/2013/03/24/1364105192/future-oceans-sylvia-earle

Video - CNN

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




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

 


July 26, 2013 Quartz
 -▶ CHINESE SNORKELERS ARE CHOWING DOWN ON GIANT CLAMS AND OTHER RARE CREATURES http://qz.com/108612/chinese-snorkelers-are-chowing-down-on-giant-clams-and-other-rare-creatures/

 

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                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/

 

 

June 14, 2013 Huffington Post - Sylvia Earle:
 -▶ CAN WE STOP KILLING OUR OCEANS NOW, PLEASE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sylvia-earle/world-ocean-day_b_3443436.html

 

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

 


 

-▶ "SUSTAINABLE' SEAFOOD IS A FANTASY http://sco.lt/9588xd

 

                         AQUACULTURE, FACTORY FARMED FISH:

 -▶ MAJOR US FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, PATENTED, FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED SEAFOOD  http://sco.lt/4qgoDZ


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



 

  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION. HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN... http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

                                                     WATCH

 -▶ *** THE WILD AND BEAUTIFUL BERING SEA ~ Wolfram Publications
This beautiful, wild place, home to one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet is at risk. Unsustainable fishing will continue destroying essential habitat in the Bering Sea Canyons, and taking massive amounts of fish that other animals depend on to survive - unless we act now to protect it http://wolfram-publications.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-wild-and-beautiful-bering-sea.html

 

VIDEO:
 -▶ ********OCEANS: BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET  http://sco.lt/78VQZ7

 

VIDEO:

 -▶ +++"DROP INTO THE OCEAN" 15:50 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdo-YUFZd6c&feature=youtu.be

Take a deep breath and imagine the oceans... Short Greenpeace documentary outlining the threats to our oceans and what can be done to restore their health produced in 2005.



                                  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

        OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES

                                                 http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj



-▶ DEEP SEA MINING:  DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp


▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/8VOKzx


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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


 

 

 

 -▶ MORE:  "OUR OCEANS NEED US" http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?r=0.6681883705394192#post_4003544571

 

 

 

 

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▶  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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Marian Locksley's comment, June 10, 2013 5:34 AM
The 'domino' affect !
CineversityTV's comment, June 10, 2013 6:47 AM
the collapse of these systems will be catastrophic for the Oceans, and our dependence on them will hurt all life, including ours Marian.
Marian Locksley's comment, June 10, 2013 8:41 AM
Totally agree, sadly we have the double trouble of Atmosphere being Toxic, with Gov's not acting soon enough!...affecting Oceans, wildlife & us. Very sad :(
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The Vibrant Oceans Initiative : Bloomberg Philanthropies Invest $53 Million in Ocean Restoration

The Vibrant Oceans Initiative : Bloomberg Philanthropies Invest $53 Million in Ocean Restoration | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Philanthropies delivers real, lasting change around the world. Learn how we're changing lives and transforming philanthropy-and how you can help.

 

Grist, February 24, 2014
 -▶ OCEAN BOTTOMLINER:  WHY IS FMR. NEW YORK MAYOR, MIKE BLOOMBERG INVESTING $53 MILLION IN FISH? http://grist.org/food/ocean-bottomliner-why-mike-bloomberg-is-investing-in-fish/

 

 -▶ THE VIBRANT OCEANS INITIATIVE

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative supports a groundbreaking approach to reform both local and industrial fishing simultaneously. Our approach integrates financial strategies to ease the transition to more sustainable fishing.

THE DEMAND FOR FISH IS RISING WHILE THE SUPPLY IS RAPIDLY DECLINING

 One billion people rely on fish as their primary source of protein. As the world’s population continues to grow, so will the demand for fish – which is projected to rise by over 20% by the year 2030. Meanwhile, over-fishing, or taking more fish than can be naturally replaced, is depleting the global population of fish. The amount of fish caught worldwide peaked in the 1990s and has since declined.

   Industrial ships are able to catch two times more fish than exist in the ocean. Bottom-trawling, or dragging a heavy net along the ocean floor, in some cases discards 10 lbs of marine life (dead or dying) for every 1 lb of marine life caught. Other dangerous practices include dynamite and cyanide fishing, which damage coral reefs.Limits on the number of fish that can be caught are set too high in many places or do not exist at all, diminishing fish stocks and not allowing fish to repopulate.

The good news is that marine ecosystems can rebound relatively quickly if caught in time. The factors that led to mismanagement must be addressed now in order to replenish fish populations and to help meet the dietary needs of a growing global population....

http://www.bloomberg.org/initiative/vibrant_oceans

 

Mother Jones, May/June Issue
-▶ SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG ON THE EAST COAST -- AND IT'S KILLING ALL THE BABY PUFFINS http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/gulf-maine-puffin-climate-change

 

National Geographic, February 25, 2014
 -▶  JOHN KERRY AND PRINCE CHARLES URGE IMMEDIATE ACTION ON OCEAN PROTECTION http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/25/john-kerry-and-prince-charles-urge-immediate-action-on-ocean-protection/

 

 

Science Now, February 27, 2014
-▶  3D MAPS REVEAL A TOXIC LEAD-LACED OCEAN: A pollutant once widely emitted by cars burning leaded gasoline. Decades ago, the United States and Europe banned leaded gas and many other uses of the metal, but the pollutant’s fingerprint lingers on http://news.sciencemag.org/chemistry/2014/02/3d-maps-reveal-lead-laced-ocean

 

 

-▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

-▶  OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7yGHWz

 

▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING - 90% OF BIG FISH ARE GONE http://sco.lt/8K5sy9

 

▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

 -▶  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/61gcWf

 

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

 

  -▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE & ECOSYSTEM THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

  -▶ 100 MILLION SLAUGHTERED A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% http://sco.lt/6lqeED

 

 

 

 

 

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114,000 Tons Of Nuclear Waste Dumped In The Worlds Oceans – VIDEO (deutsch, english subs) - FUKUSHIMA

 

                                                       VIDEO

-▶ NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING IN THE WORLDS' OCEANS - 114,000 TONS !!! VIDEO SubTitles) For english subtitles press the cc button bottom right http://youtu.be/pk_qOreKwJ0

 

                                                          VIDEO

HIGHLY TOXIC PLUTONIUM COULD APPEAR ON OUR PLATES VIA FISHING --- PLUTONIUM FOUND IN FISH,  5000M DEEP DOWN IN THE OCEANS This is a report about the nuclear waste that was dumped into the sea around Europe between 1967 and 1982.  ALL 114.726 TONS ARE STILL THERE - thousands of barrels, corroding or even rosted through by now.  It was broadcasted Nov.1, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk_qOreKwJ0&feature=channel


                                                    VIDEO
                  Tampa Bay Times, December 20, 2013
-▶ ATOMIC SAILORS ON OLD WARSHIP DUMPED THOUSANDS OF TONS OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE INTO ATLANTIC OCEAN FOR YEARS http://www.tampabay.com/news/military/veterans/the-atomic-sailors/2157927

 

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                                                  FUKUSHIMA

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                                                   NHK Newsline
          ONGOING NUCLEAR WATCH: INSIDE FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/newsline/nuclearwatch/20131205.html


NHK World, February 23, 2015
RADIOACTIVE WATER MAY HAVE LEAKED INTO PACIFIC IN APRIL 2014 http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150225_01.html


Alternet, September 02, 2014
THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER CONTINUES TO WORSEN Radioactive water flows continuously into the Pacific at the rate of about 107,600 gallons per day. http://www.alternet.org/world/fukushima-disaster-continues-worsen

 

                                                         WATCH
                                                       Nova PBS
                                           JAPAN'S KILLER QUAKE

                                               Program Description

In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a death toll likely in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear meltdown. With exclusive footage, NOVA captures the unfolding human drama and offers a clear-headed investigation of what triggered the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear crisis. Can science and technology ever prevent devastation in the face of overwhelmingly powerful forces of nature? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/japan-killer-quake.html

 

Japan Daily Press, May 16, 2014

-▶  RADIOACTIVE FUKUSHIMA GROUNDWATER TO BE RELEASED INTO SEA  http://japandailypress.com/fukushima-groundwater-to-be-released-to-sea-next-week-1648480/


 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#

 

 -▶ ENE News, November 22, 2013
PHOTOS: FUKUSHIMA - RADIOACTIVE OCEANS
 'LOTS OF SEA BIRDS WASHING UP DEAD' IN ALASKA http://enenews.com/photos-lots-of-sea-birds-washing-up-dead-in-alaska

 

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

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                   RT News, October 19, 2013
-▶ RADIOACTIVITY LEVEL SPIKE 6,500 TIME AT FUKUSHIMA WELL http://rt.com/news/fukushima-high-radioactivity-well-335/

 

 August 24, 2013 Liberals Unite
-▶ RADIOACTIVE BLUEFIN TUNE CAUGHT OFF CALIFORNIA COAST
Every bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Every single one. http://samuel-warde.com/2013/08/radioactive-bluefin-tuna-caught-off-california-coast/

 

October 25, 2012 Grist
-▶ PACIFIC FISH FROM JAPAN TO OREGON STILL RADIOACTIVE FROM FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT http://grist.org/news/pacific-fishes-from-japan-to-oregon-still-radioactive-from-fukushima-fallout/

 

Common Dreams, January 12, 2014
▶ TOLL OF SAILORS DEVASTATED BY FUKUSHIMA RADIATION CONTINUES TO CLIMB http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/01/12


RT News, December 21, 2013

▶  TEPCO DETECTS RECORD RADIATION AT FUKUSHIMA'S REACTOR 2 - NEW LEAK SUSPECTED http://rt.com/news/fukushima-record-radiation-leak-616/

 

Common Dreams, November 20, 2013

-▶ DUMP IT IN THE OCEAN: TEPCO's PLAN FOR RADIOACTIVE FUKUSHIMA WATER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/11/20-4

 

                                                     VIDEO

ENE News, October 13, 2013

-▶ JAPANESE PROFESSORS:  WORST CASE SCENARIO AT FUKUSHIMA - LIKELY ENTIRE PACIFIC WILL BE AFFECTED http://enenews.com/japan-professors-worst-case-scenario-fukushima-nuclear-rods-melted-reactor-floors-contamination-affecting-rest-world-impact-be-fully-revealed-entire-pacific-will-be-affected-farmer-govt-idea-about

 

 ENE News, October 5, 2013
-▶ “POST-FUKUSHIMA HORROR - THE WORLD MUST ACT TO STOP FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISCHARGE
Severe impacts on oceanic environment — An unpredictable amount of damage to Pacific — Fundamental to reproduction of humans — Japan’s simply dumping nuclear waste into sea http://enenews.com/post-fukushima-horror-severe-impacts-on-oceanic-environment-unpredictable-amount-of-damage-to-pacific-fundamental-to-reproduction-of-humans-japan-simply-dumping-nuclear-waste-into-se

 

 

-▶ NUCLEAR FREE PLANET, Dr. Helen Caldicott Foundation http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/

September 15, 2013
-▶ ENDLESS FUKUSHIMA CONTAMINATION http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/articles/endless-fukushima-catastrophe-2020-olympics-under-contamination-threat.html

 

 

Huffington Post World, September 22, 2013

-▶ FUKUSHIMA FOREVER - NUCLEAR PROPONENTS IN GROSS DENIAL

.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-perrow/fukushima-forever_b_3941589.html

 

RT News, Dr Helen Caldicott, September 13, 2013
-▶ ENDLESS FUKUSHIMA CATASTROPHE:  MANY GENERATIONS; HEALTH AT STAKE. Bio-accumulation of radioactive elements around Fukushima will devastate many future Japanese generations, while the Pacific Ocean is also being contaminated by leaking radioactive water. Yet there is still no good solution from the Japanese government.... http://rt.com/op-edge/fukushima-catastrophe-health-japan-803/

 


                                               VIDEO REPORT:

                         September 6, 2013 Real News Network
-▶ RECORD RADIATION LEVELS AT FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR PLANT http://truth-out.org/video/item/18661-record-radiation-levels-at-fukushima-nuclear-plant

 

September 6, 2013 World Environment News
-▶ SOUTH KOREA EXTENDS JAPAN FISHERIES BAN AS FUKUSHIMA CONCERNS GROW http://planetark.org/wen/69701

 

 September 3, 2013 EarthSky Science
-▶ UNDERSTANDING THE RADIOACTIVE LEGACY OF CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA  http://earthsky.org/human-world/understanding-the-radioactive-legacy-of-chernobyl-and-fukushimaSept

 

                  FUKUSHIMA LEAK EMERGENCY: LIVE UPDATES

            http://rt.com/news/fukushima-leak-emergency-updates-171/

 

September 2, 2013 Guardian Environment
FUKUSHIMA: INTERACTIVE
-▶ JAPAN STRUGGLES TO STOP CONTAMINATION SPREADING - Plant is seeping up to 300 tonnes of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2013/sep/02/fukushima-japan-nuclear-cleanup-interactive

 

 

September 1, 2013 NBC World News
-▶ RADIATION SPIKE TO LETHAL LEVELS AT JAPAN'S FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR PLANT http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/01/20281539-radiation-spikes-to-lethal-levels-at-japans-fukushima-nuclear-plant?lite

 

September 1, 2013 Climate Central
-▶ FUKUSHIMA'S RADIOACTIVE LEGACY IS JUST BEGINNING http://www.climatecentral.org/news/fukushimas-radioactive-legacy-is-just-beginning-16401


 

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       THE LONG DANGEROUS HALF-LIFE OF STRONTIUM-90

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                         April 7, 2013 Yale Environment 360

RADIOACTIVITY IN THE OCEAN: DILUTED, BUT FAR FROM HARMLESS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/radioactivity_in_the_ocean_diluted_but_far_from_harmless/2391/

 

July 16, 2013 Fabius Maximus
-▶ LET'S WATCH THE OCEANS DIE WHILE WE WORRY ABOUT OTHER THINGS http://fabiusmaximus.com/2013/07/16/environmental-dangers-52545/

 

                                                   -- WATCH --

                                  September 11, 2012 Gizmodo

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A NUCLEAR BOMB EXPLODES UNDER WATER http://gizmodo.com/5942246/this-is-what-happens-when-a-nuclear-bomb-explodes-underwater

 

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                                                   RESOURCES

 

NHK Newsline
NUCLEAR WATCH: INSIDE FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/newsline/nuclearwatch/20131205.html

 

 

                                           BEYOND NUCLEAR
                             http://www.beyondnuclear.org/


 

#FUKUSHIMA Radioactive Waste Nightmares  http://sco.lt/7hPEMz




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MAKING A FAST BUCK : Hundreds of Tons of Shellfish Being Illegally Electrocuted Around Scotland's Shore, Destroying Ecosystems

MAKING A FAST BUCK : Hundreds of Tons of Shellfish Being Illegally Electrocuted Around Scotland's Shore, Destroying Ecosystems | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
from Sunday Herald, 22 December 2013

CHEF'S DEMAND AN END TO THE 'IDIOCY' OF ELECTRIC FIHING FOR RAZOR CLAMS

Hundreds of tonnes of shellfish are being illegally electrocuted around Scotland’s shores by fishing boats trying to make a fast buck – and it’s got to end. That is the blunt message this weekend from celebrity chefs and food experts, who are demanding a tough government crackdown on electro-fishing for razor clams. “This idiocy must stop,” they declare in a joint letter to the Sunday Herald.

Shocking the seabed forces razor clams out of their burrows so that thousands can be harvested relatively easily. But it also kills marine wildlife, breaking the spines of fish, causing internal bleeding and respiratory failure.... http://www.robedwards.com/2013/12/chefs-demand-an-end-to-the-idiocy-of-electric-fishing-for-razor-clams.html

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Our Oceans Are Dying ~ 90% of Big Fish Are GONE ~ What Are WE Doing?

This film was made for WCPA by world-renowned cinematographer Bob Talbot enlightens us that we have only one ocean and it is in SERIOUS trouble! TOGETHER - a... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObNSqa14QNU

 

August 21, 2013 HuffPost Green, Kumi Naidoo
AN URGENT WAKE UP CALL TO PROTECT OUR OCEANS -
Unless action is taken by governments to restore and protect the health of our oceans, our oceans will be unable to sustain life on Earth http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kumi-naidoo/greenpeace-wave-of-change_b_3783721.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 

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

 

August 8, 2013 Mirror Online
AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF: TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR NATURAL WONDER DUE TO MAN-MADE CRISIS http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/simon-reeve-great-barrier-reef-2138897

 

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/

 

 

 

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

 

VIDEO:

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

 

Spiegel Online PHOTO GALLERY
THE JELLIFICATION OF THE SEAS http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-the-jellification-of-the-seas-fotostrecke-98970.html

 

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

 

 

                                                          WATCH

 

*** SEA THE TRUTH -- BY 2048 THE OCEAN WILL BE EMPTY (FULL LENGTH) http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 

 

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Seals reveal secrets of polar oceans

Seals reveal secrets of polar oceans | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

June 3, 2013 Planet Earth Online

Seals wearing special tags are playing a vital role in collecting temperature and salinity profiles from the polar oceans, delivering insights for weather forecasters, climate scientists and biologists, according to a new review... http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1477&cookieConsent=A

 

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

 

August 16, 2013 New York Times
THRIVING IN CAPE COD'S WATERS, RETURNING GRAY SEALS DRAW FANS AND FOES http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/us/thriving-in-cape-cods-waters-gray-seals-draw-fans-and-foes.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

 

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

 

NAMBIA - THE ANNUAL SLAUGHTER OF 90,000 BABY SEALS.  ONE OF THE BIGGEST MARINE MAMMAL WILDLIFE CRIMES KNOWN TO MAN http://sco.lt/5LiaVl

 

 

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Seals wearing special tags are playing a vital role in collecting temperature and salinity profiles from the polar oceans, delivering insights for weather forecasters, climate scientists and biologists, according to a new review.

Polar seas play a critical role in climate and weather systems, but they are poorly understood. Data collection is difficult and expensive, especially during the long, harsh winter, and sea ice prevents access by ships or floating buoys.

This is where seals can help – they are ideal for collecting data close to shore and in pack ice. Elephant seals, for example, spend 90 per cent of their lives at sea, travelling up to 4000km on months-long feeding trips. They dive about 60 times a day, reaching depths of up to 2000 metres – deeper than a military submarine.

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Mangroves, reefs, forests and dunes being obliterated - doubling coastal flood impact and species extinction

Mangroves, reefs, forests and dunes being obliterated - doubling coastal flood impact and species extinction | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

United Nations News Centre, September 29, 2014
▶  NEW UN REPORT WARNS OF 'DEVASTATING' EFFECTS FROM ONGOING DESTRUCTION OF MANGROVE FORESTS http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48931



The Independent, December 12, 2014
MAJOR OIL SPILL IN WORLD'S LARGEST MANGROVE FOREST THREATENS AREA'S RARE WILDLIFE  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/major-oil-spill-in-worlds-largest-mangrove-forest-threatens-areas-rare-wildlife-9921591.html


ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) December 12, 2014
OIL SPILL THREATENS RARE DOLPHINS IN BANGLADESH'S SUNDARBANS REGION, OFFICIALS WARN. Thousands of litres of oil spilled into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins. Bangladeshi fishermen using sponges and sacks have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to the world's largest mangrove forest http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-12/catastrophic-oil-spill-in-bangladesh/5963450


Guardian Environment, January 29, 2013

-▶ TIGERS UNDER THREAT FROM RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING SUNDARBAN MANGROVE FOREST. Report shows vast forest, shared by India and Bangladesh, is being rapidly destroyed by environmental change.

A vast mangrove forest shared by India and Bangladesh that is home to possibly 500 Bengal tigers is being rapidly destroyed by erosion, rising sea levels and storm surges, according to a major study by researchers at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and others.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/29/sunderbans-disappearing-mangrove-india-bangladesh


                              EXTENSIVE PANORAMIC SLIDE SHOW
                             SUNDARBAN THE MANGROVE FOREST
http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=15&with_photo_id=65450130&order=date_desc&user=4787


Guardian Environment, January 29, 2013
▶  TIGERS UNDER THREAT FROM DISAPPEARING MANGROVE FOREST http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/29/sunderbans-disappearing-mangrove-india-bangladesh


Mongabay,
▶  MANGROVES PROTECT COASTAL AREAS AGAINST STORM DAMAGE Mangroves reduce wave height by as much as 66 percent over 100 meters of forest providing a vital buffer against the impacts of storms, tsunamis, and hurricanes, according to a new report published by The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International... http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0907-mangroves-wave-protection.html


New Scientist, December 17, 2014
-▶ LIFESAVING MANGROVES: MANGROVE FOREST RE-PLANTED AS TSUNAMI SHIELD -- BUT THEY DON'T EVOLVE OVERNIGHT http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22430005.200-mangrove-forest-planted-as-tsunami-shield.html


Reuters, December 11, 2014
▶  UN URGES PROTECTING MANGROVES CAN LOWER DISASTER RISKS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/11/us-climatechange-mangrove-idUSKBN0JP0Z820141211



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                            "THE MIRACLE OF MANGROVES"
                                 Mongabay, January 30, 2013
                                            FEATURED VIDEO
  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0130-hance-mangroves-video.html


Phys.Org, September 29, 2014
▶  TIME FOR WORLDWIDE FUND TO SAVE MANGROVES: UNEP - More than a quarter of the world's mangroves have already been lost, and the current rate of destruction is more than triple that of land forests

http://phys.org/news/2014-09-worldwide-fund-mangroves-unep.html


 Phys Org, April 25, 2014
NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: ANTIBIOTICS FROM MANGROVES http://phys.org/news/2014-04-antibiotics-mangroves.html

 

The Ecologist, April 12, 2012
▶  THE TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE OF THE 'RAINFOREST OF THE SEA' - MANGROVES http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/books/1310050/let_them_eat_shrimp_the_tragic_disappearance_of_the_rainforests_of_the_sea.html


                                       MANGROVE FOREST

                                              Smithsonian
                             http://ocean.si.edu/mangroves

 


 Paris, France (AFP) July 14, 2013 -

▶  HABITAT LOSS DOUBLES FLOOD IMPACT : STUDY

Removing mangroves, marshes, reefs, forests, dunes and other natural defences doubles the risk for life and property from coastal floods, a US climate study said .... http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Habitat_loss_doubles_coastal_flood_impact_study_999.html

 

Mongabay, December 30, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE DRIVES FLORIDA MANGROVES NORTHWARD  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1230-florida-mangrove-expansion.html?n3ws1ttr

 

The Ecologist, February 17, 2013
▶  SHRIMP:  OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH SHRIMP HAS FUELED THE DESTRUCTION OF THE 'RAINFORESTS OF THE SEA' - MANGROVES http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/food_and_gardening/1248977/shrimp_luxury_food_with_a_hidden_environmental_price_tag.html

 

World Environment News, November 15, 2012
▶  MANGROVES UNDER THREAT FROM SHRIMP FARMS - U.N. http://planetark.org/wen/67139

 

Mongabay, November 27, 2013
▶  MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS BEING OBLITERATED IN MYANMAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1126-myanmar-mangroves.html

 

                                                      VIDEO
                   THE BEAUTY OF MANGROVE FORESTS (2:00)
A Very Short Film About the beauty and Importance of Manrove ForestsThe Beauty of Mangrove http://vimeo.com/57894590

 

National Georaphic, October 2012
▶  AMAZING MESOAMERICAN REEF = MANGROVES ARE CRUCIAL NURSERIES http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/10/mesoamerican-reef/brower-text

 

IPS News, October 22, 2013
▶  CUBA'S MANGROVES PROTECT COAST LINES:  DYING OF THIRST: DAMMING UP THEIR LIFE SOURCE - RIVERS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/10/cubas-mangroves-dying-of-thirst/

 

Mongabay
▶  AGRICULTURE IS A PRIMARY CAUSE OF MANGROVE DESTRUCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2007/1031-mangroves.html


▶  WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

 

▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/6B2dTV

 

▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEM VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 


▶  WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL http://www.wetlands.org/

      Wetlands Database, Swamp Forests, Mangroves, Peatlands


Nation of Change, April 13, 2014
▶  RESTORING COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS CREATES MORE JOBS THAN OFFSHORE OIL DEVELOPMENT http://www.nationofchange.org/restoring-coastal-ecosystems-creates-more-jobs-offshore-oil-development-1397399330


▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


Care2, July 10, 2014
-▶ THIS NEW MEKONG RIVER DAM IS A DEATH SENTENCE FOR THE LAST 85 IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS http://www.care2.com/causes/this-new-dam-is-a-death-sentence-for-the-last-85-irrawaddy-dolphins.html

 


 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/


               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

 

 

July 21, 2013 New York Times
▶  OUR COMING FOOD CRISIS AND THE FOLLY OF BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE - SOIL, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/our-coming-food-crisis.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

The Nature Conservancy, November 7, 2012

▶  THE NEXT FOUR YEARS:  INVEST IN NATURE FOR A STRONGER AMERICA http://blog.nature.org/conservancy/2012/11/07/the-next-four-years-invest-in-nature-for-a-stronger-america/

 

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

 

 -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

 

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▶  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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Perhpas we need to listen and learn from the mistakes of others.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 5, 2014 9:12 AM

How many times does Mother Nature have to show us what to do and what not to do on her planet? Will we learn in time to avoid future disasters like Hurricanes Sandy, Katrina? ongoing devastation in Asia? earth disturbances from fracking? GMOs? Climate Change?Need I say more?

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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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The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources - Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb

The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources - Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

May, 16, 2013 Guardian Environment - Nafeez Ahmed:

-▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. US National Strategy for the Arctic Region prioritises corporate 'economic opportunities' at the expense of everyone else

At the heart of the White House's new Arctic strategy is an elementary but devastating contradiction between what President Obama, in the document's preamble, describes as seeking "to make the most of the emerging economic opportunities in the region" due to the rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice, and recognising "the need to protect and conserve this unique, valuable, and changing environment."... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/17/obama-arctic-energy-security-climate


BBC News, January 29, 2015
SHELL RESUMES ARCTIC DRILLING - LIKELY TO INTENSIFY BATTLE WITH ENVIRONMENTALISTS  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31034870


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


Guardian, 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


TakePart, October 06, 2014
-▶ COUNTRIES RACING TO DRILL FOR ARCTIC OIL COULD SPELL DISASTER FOR ENVIRONMENT http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/06/countries-race-untapped-arctic-oil-despite-environmental-worries


NRDC Switchboard, August 14, 2014
-▶ KEEP THE ARCTIC OCEAN AND OTHER SPECIAL WATERS OFF THE AUCTION BLOCK FOR DRILLING http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/keep_the_arctic_ocean_and_othe.html




EcoWatch, January 28, 2015
▶   OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES OPENING ATLANTIC COAST TO OFFSHORE DRILLING  http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/28/obama-open-atlantic-coast-offshore-drilling/


Guardian, January 25, 2015
OBAMA PROPOSAL TO EXPAND PROTECTION OF ALASKA ARCTIC REFUGE, BRISTOL BAY, ANGERS REPUBLICANS OVER OIL  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/25/obama-expand-alaska-arctic-refuge-republicans-oil


NationalJournal, December 17, 2014
PROTECTING BRISTOL BAY WAS AN EASY CALL FOR OBAMA  THE HARD ONES COME NEXT http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/protecting-bristol-bay-was-an-easy-call-for-obama-the-hard-ones-come-next-20141217


Environmental News Service, July 18, 2014
EPA BLOCKS GIANT ALASKA MINE TO PROTECT BRISTOL BAY SALMON AND ECOSYSTEM http://ens-newswire.com/2014/07/18/epa-blocks-giant-alaska-mine-to-protect-bristol-bay-salmon/


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



May, 16, 2013 Guardian Environment - Nafeez Ahmed:

OBAMA'S ARCTIC ENERGY SECURITY - CLIMATE

-▶ US National Strategy for the Arctic Region prioritises corporate 'economic opportunities' at the expense of everyone else..

At the heart of the White House's new Arctic strategy is an elementary but devastating contradiction between what President Obama, in the document's preamble, describes as seeking "to make the most of the emerging economic opportunities in the region" due to the rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice, and recognising "the need to protect and conserve this unique, valuable, and changing environment."... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/17/obama-arctic-energy-security-climate


                     AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

                   New Economic Perspectives, January 31, 2014
ARE YOU GOING TO DETONATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST "CARBON BOMB"? http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2014/02/president-obama-going-detonate-worlds-largest-carbon-bomb.html


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

 

                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3

 

 Grist, December 12, 2013

-▶ IS GLOBAL WARMING STOKING AN ARCTIC COLD WAR? http://grist.org/news/is-global-warming-stoking-an-arctic-cold-war/


July 5, 2011 INTERACTIVE

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

 

August 3, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ THE CLIMATE TIME BOMB THAT WILL COST US $60 TRILLION: Obama in the US, and Harper in Canada, are turning North America into a petro–imperial and petro–despot continent. This doesn’t bode well for solving the climate crisis... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-climate-time-bomb-that-will-cost-us-60-trillion/


Pew Environment Group, March 2012,

-▶ SCIENTISTS CALL ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO USE SCIENCE AS GUIDE FOR ARCTIC DRILLING - More than 500 distinguished U.S. and international scientists—including renowned oceanographers Sylvia Earle, Paul Dayton, and Alan Springer—have signed an open letter (PDF) urging the Obama Administration to follow through on its stated commitment to science by acting on the USGS recommendations. http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/scientists-call-on-obama-administration-to-use-science-as-guide-for-arctic-drilling-85899369512


September 18, 2012 New York Times

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

 

May 16, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ CANADA VOWS PLUNDER IN THE ARCTIC AS ICE MELTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-3


CTV News, November 09, 2014
CANADA'S SUDDEN NORTH POLE GRAB SURPRISED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: INTERNAL DOCUMENTS http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-s-sudden-north-pole-bid-surprised-gov-t-officials-internal-documents-1.2093871


Reuters, January 20, 2015
NORWAY REDEFINES ARCTIC ICE EDGE IN POTENTIAL BOOST FOR OIL EXPLORATION  http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/01/20/norway-oil-arctic-idINL6N0UZ0L020150120


Guardian Environment, October 17, 2013

-▶ UK AIMS TO BECOME HUB FOR ARCTIC OIL EXPLORATION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/17/uk-hub-arctic-oil-exploration-greenpeace



 May 15, 2013- Washington Post

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

 

May 15, 2013 Bloomberg

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

 

 June 5, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶ CHINA'S NEW ARCTIC PRESENCE SIGNALS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT http://www.globalpossibilities.org/chinas-new-arctic-presence-signals-future-development/


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

 

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                                                DEEP SEA MINING 

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

                                    

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


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July 3, 2011
-▶ Q&A: NATURAL RESOURCES EXPLORATION IN THE ARCTIC
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH


                                                      Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                            http://savethearctic.org/


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


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                 -▶  WHALES, SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING A DEADLY MIX

                  MASS STRANDINGS, RESEARCH SHOWS

                                        http://sco.lt/4lLKcr


Blue and Green Tomorrow, July 20, 2014
138,000 SPECIES UNDER THREAT AS OBAMA APPROVES GAS AND OIL EXPLORATION OFF EAST COAST USA WITH USE OF SONIC CANNONS http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/07/20/138000-species-under-threat-as-obama-approves-gas-and-oil-exploration/


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Truthout, September 30, 2013
-▶ DESTABLIZATION OF ARCTIC SEA ICE WOULD BE 'GAME OVER' FOR CLIMATE http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19115-destabilization-of-arctic-sea-ice-would-be-game-over-for-climate



                       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



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

                 BIG OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE

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


Marketplace, December 11, 2012
-▶ OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/oil-and-race-north-pole


 US News and World Report, December 06, 2013

-▶ A RUSH TO EXPAND OIL DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC  http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/05/a-rush-to-expand-oil-drilling-in-the-arctic-


Guardian Environment, October 17, 2013

-▶ UK AIMS TO BECOME HUB FOR ARCTIC OIL EXPLORATION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/17/uk-hub-arctic-oil-exploration-greenpeace

 

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

 

Marketplace, December 26, 2013

-▶ OFFSHORE OIL: SHELL'S CHALLENGE IN DRILLING FOR ARCTIC OIL , Over a year ago, Royal Dutch Shell began oil drilling operations offshore of Alaska, the first attempt to explore the outer continental shelf in two decades. But Shell's initial foray proved disastrous. After sinking $5 billion into the effort, not a single well was drilled and its rig ran aground. Shell racked up big fines for faulty equipment, pollution and safety violations and sat out the last season. Outgoing Shell CEO Peter Voser called the Arctic one of his biggest disappointments. Elizabeth Arnold, based in Alaska, looked into the state of Arctic oil exploration in the U.S... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/shells-challenge-drilling-arctic-oil

 

Inhabitat, July 15, 2014
MELTING ARCTIC ICE OPENS NEW SHIPPING CHANNEL FOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS http://inhabitat.com/melting-arctic-ice-opens-new-shipping-channel-for-petroleum-products/


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


HuffPost Green, February 04, 2014
-▶  MELTING SEA ICE AND ARCTIC DRILLING: A RISKY COMBINATION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/melting-sea-ice-arctic-drilling_n_4725363.html


Bill Moyers, December 9, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE OPENS THE ARCTIC TO SHIPPING, DRILLING, MILITARIZATION http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/09/climate-change-opens-the-arctic-to-shipping-drilling-militarization/


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


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


July 21, 1012 Guardian Environment

-▶ HISTORY REPEATS AS GREENLAND'S NATURAL RESOURCES PROMISE UNTOLD RICHES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/31/history-repeats-greenland-natural-resources?INTCMP=SRCH


Guardian, January 23, 2014
-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE BRINGS NEW RISKS TO GREENLAND http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/23/climate-change-risks-greenland-arctic-icecap



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


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/

 

HuffPost Green, April 28, 2014

GREENPEACE SHIP TO CONFRONT RUSSIAN TANKER CARRYING ARCTIC OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/greenpeace-russia_n_5225032.html

 


                                                      WATCH

FIVE YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER, DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVE AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT  http://sco.lt/5cPoG1


  Deutche Welle, February 07, 2014
-▶ ARE WE PREPARED FOR A CATASTROPHE IN THE ARCTIC? As climate change warms the Arctic, oil rigs are opening, ships are making use of new shipping routes and tourists are flocking to see the icebergs. But experts warn that we are not adequately prepared for accidents.   http://www.dw.de/are-we-prepared-for-a-catastrophe-in-the-arctic/a-17412856


September 14, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ 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/

 

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                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX


             -▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr

 

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 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

 

September 13, 2013 International Cry
-▶ ARCTIC CIRCLE: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' FIGHT FOR THEIR ENVIRONMENT, CARIBOU AGAINST MINING POLLUTIONS http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-peoples-fight-future-lake-kennady-caribou-gahcho-kue-20159/

 

 -▶ WILL WE LEARN FROM THE PAST, OR CONTINUE RAVAGING OUR PLANET IN THE NAME OF PROFITS AND POWER?

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?page=2

 

 

                                   WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013
  -▶  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION.

America produced an average of 7.5 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2013, an increase of one million barrels per day and the biggest one-year jump in the nation’s history, FuelFix reported Thursday. The U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) estimates production will grow by another one million barrels in 2014 and will peak at a whopping 9.5 million barrels per day in 2016.

And the production surge doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. According to FuelFix, “the Gulf of Mexico also is seeing a boost, with oil production expected to grow to 1.4 million barrels per day in 2014, up by 100,000 barrels.”.. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#

 

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

 

                THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING: 
THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEANS IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE:

SEA CHANGE:  http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

 

-▶ WHY GEOENGINEERING SUITS RUSSIA'S CARBON AGENDA, GIVEN THE COUNTRY'S FOSSIL FUEL STRATEGY IN THE ARCTIC

The Arctic, a large portion of which is controlled or claimed by Russia, is a new carbon El Dorado, holding up to a quarter of the globe’s undiscovered oil and gas reserves. According to one energy industry insider: "Climate change is opening up one of the last frontiers for hydrocarbons on our planet. The Arctic … could be set for rapid change and development as exploration, production and infrastructure will have an inevitable, irreversible impact."
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/why-geoengineering-suits-russias-carbon-agenda


                                                          VIDEO

                                   CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING:

               CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                             http://sco.lt/5R121p


 

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-▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTE BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT.  UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5bNJoX

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-▶ -▶OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS NEGOTIATE AWAY SOVEREIGN RIGHTS TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

 

                                                  WATCH:

                                Encore, Moyers and Company

         ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS

                                       http://sco.lt/5St5Cj



 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:26 AM

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In all honesty this started long before Obama showed up. His plan doesn't help things get better though.

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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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Scoop.it!

WATCH "Mercury Rising" - Short Film : Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                                   WATCH

                                  "MERCURY RISING" (18:35)

                                    http://vimeo.com/9734929


                                          IN DEPTH STUDY

                                  Syracuse.com, May 18, 2014
▶  HIGH LEVELS OF DEADLY TOXIC MERCURY FOUND IN BIRDS, BATS; STUDIES SHOW CONTAMINATION MOVING UP WEB OF LIFE CHAIN (TO HUMANS) The studies are the first to reveal what researchers and activists have long suspected: That more than a century of industrial waste has left a toxic legacy that goes beyond the devastation of fish life. And it shows that such widespread damage can't be contained in an interconnected web of nature -- researchers suggest that the mercury might be moving higher up the food chain into eagles, snakes and other animals that eat the contaminated birds... http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05/high_levels_of_toxic_mercury_found_in_onondaga_lake_birds_bats_new_studies_revea.html


BBCNews, March 17 ,2015
MERCURY POLLUTION THREAT TO ARCTIC BIRDS AND SEA MAMMALS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31921127


Science/AAAS, August 06, 2014
MERCURY LEVELS IN SURFACE OCEAN HAVE TRIPLED http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/08/mercury-levels-surface-ocean-have-tripled


On Earth Magazine
TUNA TIME BOMB: RISING MERCURY LEVELS IN TUNA MAY MAKE THE FISH OFF-LIMITS IN A FEW YEARS http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/tuna-mercury-levels-rising


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 02, 2015
MERCURY CONCENTRATIONS IN TUNA GOING UP, UP, UP http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/02/environment-mercury-concentrations-in-tuna-going-up-up-up/


ScienceDaily, February 02, 2015
▶  MERCURY LEVELS IN HAWAIIAN YELLOW FIN TUNA INCREASING

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150202151217.htm


                                                      WATCH
                                   CBS Miami, September 20, 2013
POISONING OUR OCEANS:  SICK AND MUTANT FISH END UP ON YOUR DINNER PLATE http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/09/20/secrets-beneath-the-sea-call-out-for-change/


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


The Ecologist, August 13, 2014
▶  FOSSIL FUELS RAISING MERCURY LEVELS IN OCEANS, AND FISH http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2513514/fossil_fuels_raising_mercury_levels_in_oceans_and_fish.html


THERE'S NO WAY I'M EATING MY NEXT SEAFOOD DINNER WITHOUT CHECKING THIS CHART FIRST

http://visual.ly/mercury-rising-enjoy-fish-without-risk


Jan 10, 2012

▶  NEW UN ENVIRONMENT STUDIES SHOW RISING MERCURY THREAT  http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=43897&Cr=health&Cr1=#.UO8ZebbZ03Z


July 8, 2013 Environmental News Network
▶  MERCURY IN THE ENVIRONMENT: LEGACY LEVELS CAN PERSIST FOR DECADES http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46191


                       PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS

                                          TO THE LAST FISH

                                            http://sco.lt/7AkdiD


Environmental News Network, February 10, 2015
▶  AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE RISK FOUND RELATED TO MERCURY EXPOSURE  http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/48249


 August 16, 2013 Living on Earth

▶  ADHD IN CHILDREN AND EXPOSURE TO LEAD AND MERCURY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00033&segmentID=1


▶  MERCURY RELEASED INTO AIR CONTAMINATES OCEAN FISH  http://saveourseas.com/blog/mercury_released_into_air_contaminates_ocean_fish


Intercontinental Cry
▶  TOXIC WATERS: FOCUS SHOULD BE CLEAN UP,  NOT 'DO NOT EAT', TRIBAL LEADERS SAY http://intercontinentalcry.org/toxic-waters-part-2-focus-clean-eat-tribal-leaders-say/

 

Summit Voice, October 16, 2014
▶ UNHEALTHY MERCURY LEVELS FOUND IN 25 PERCENT OF U.S. STREAMS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/16/unhealthy-mercury-levels-found-in-25-percent-of-u-s-streams/


NunatsiaqOnline, August 25, 2014

▶ BIOMAGNIFICATION: ARE WHALES, SEALS INGESTING MORE TOXIC CHEMICALS: STUDY PROBES LINK BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE, CONTAMINANTS FOUND IN ARCTIC WILDLIFE  http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article


Dec 14, 2013

▶  MERCURY IN SEAFOOD:  WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? http://grist.org/food/mercury-in-seafood-where-does-it-come-from/


Save Our Seas Foundation, December 03, 2012
▶  MERCURY RELEASED INTO AIR CONTAMINATES OCEAN FISH http://saveourseas.com/blog/mercury_released_into_air_contaminates_ocean_fish


Think Progress, December 4, 2013
-▶ COAL ASH IS KILLING 900,000 FISH EACH YEAR IN A NORTH CAROLINA LAKE, STUDY FINDS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/04/3017841/coal-ash-killing-fish/


                      COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                      http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


Treehugger, August 26, 2014
WHAT'S REALLY ON YOUR PLATE?  MISLABELED FISH COULD MEAN MORE MERCURY THAN YOU THINK http://www.treehugger.com/health/mislabelled-fish-could-mean-you-are-exposed-more-mercury-you-think.html


Businessweek, March 12, 2014
▶  CONSUMERS NEED MERCURY LABELS ON SEAFOOD, CLAIMS LAWSUIT AGAINST FDA http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-12/consumers-need-mercury-labels-on-seafood-claims-lawsuit-against-fda#r=lr-sr


                   THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                               ECO-LABELING

                                         http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3


Boulder Weekly, May 08, 2014
▶  TOXIC TROUT FOR DINNER? Federal scientists say they’ve found high levels of toxic mercury in fish from many remote lakes and streams around the West, including Rocky Mountain National Park. Brook trout in Mirror Lake and fish in the Upper Colorado River were among the most polluted. Mercury levels in some fish exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) health thresholds for potential impacts to fish, birds and humans, according to National Park Service and U.S. Geological Survey scientists. http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12819-toxic-trout-for-dinner.html


                                                       VIDEO
                TRACKING MERCURY: ECOSYSTEMS ON THE EDGE

                          Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
                        http://ecosystems.serc.si.edu/tracking-mercury/


Summit Voice, April 23, 2011
▶  MERCURY LEVELS RISING IN PACIFIC SEABIRDS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2011/04/23/environment-mercury-levels-rising-in-pacific-seabirds/


Barentsobserver, October 11, 2014
▶ FOOD CHAIN POLLUTANTS SPREAD THROUGH ARCTIC BY MIGRATING SEABIRDS http://barentsobserver.com/en/nature/2014/10/pollutants-spread-through-arctic-migrating-seabirds-11-10


                                           IN DEPTH STUDY

                                  Syracuse.com, May 18, 2014
▶  : HIGH LEVELS OF TOXIC MERCURY FOUND IN BIRDS, BATS; STUDIES SHOW CONTAMINATION MOVING UP WEB OF LIFE CHAIN (TO HUMANS) The studies are the first to reveal what researchers and activists have long suspected: That more than a century of industrial waste has left a toxic legacy that goes beyond the devastation of fish life. And it shows that such widespread damage can't be contained in an interconnected web of nature -- researchers suggest that the mercury might be moving higher up the food chain into eagles, snakes and other animals that eat the contaminated birds... http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05/high_levels_of_toxic_mercury_found_in_onondaga_lake_birds_bats_new_studies_revea.html


 January 31, 2013 Yale Environment 360

▶  MERCURY'S SILENT TOLL ON THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/mercurys_silent_toll_on_the_worlds_wildlife/2617/


      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

 

 Common Dreams, October 01, 2013

▶  POISONED PLANET: DOUBLING OF OCEAN MERCURY LEVELS THREATENS GLOBAL HEALTH http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/10-1


 Climate News Network, October 5, 2013
▶  WARMER SEAS MAY RAISE MERCURY IN FISH  http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2013/10/warmer-seas-may-raise-mercury-in-fish/


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/

 

▶  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


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

 

 TerraDaily, January 16, 2014
▶  HIGH LEVELS OF MOLECULAR CHLORINE FOUND IN ARCTIC ATMOSPHEREScientists studying the atmosphere above Barrow, Alaska, have discovered unprecedented levels of molecular chlorine in the air, a new study reports.
    Molecular chlorine, from sea salt released by melting sea ice, reacts with sunlight to produce chlorine atoms. These chlorine atoms are highly reactive and can oxidize many constituents of the atmosphere including methane and elemental mercury, as well activate bromine chemistry, which is an even stronger oxidant of elemental mercury. Oxidized mercury is more reactive and can be deposited to the Arctic ecosystem http://www.terradaily.com/reports/High_levels_of_molecular_chlorine_found_in_arctic_atmosphere_999.ht

 


                                                         VIDEO:

          From the Producers of the Oscar© nominated film, "The Cove"...

▶  WHY IS THE USA GOVERNMENT NOT ACTING ON THIS TRAGEDY AFFECTING HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH? http://vimeo.com/9734929

 


 ClimateProgres, December 30, 2013
▶  SCIENTISTS FIND 7,300 MILE MERCURY CONTAMINATION AROUND CANADIAN TAR SANDS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/30/3107761/tar-sands-mercury/

 


Jan 11, 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Jr.:

▶  WE NEED A MERCURY TREATY WITH TEETH  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr/we-need-a-mercury-treaty-_b_2457376.html


Nation of Change, Jan 13, 2013

▶  TREATY "INSUFFICIENT" TO REDUCE GLOBAL MERCURY LEVELS -  http://www.nationofchange.org/treaty-insufficient-reduce-global-mercury-levels-1358085321

 

SciDev Net, October 12, 2013

▶  TREATY TO CUT MERCURY POLLUTION SIGNED BY 92 COUNTRIES http://www.scidev.net/global/pollution/news/treaty-to-cut-mercury-pollution-signed-by-92-countries.html


UPDATE: Jan 19, 2013

140 NATIONS AGREE ON LEGALLY BINDING MERCURY RULES - Delegates at UN talks approve measures to curb pollution, but some campaigners say they are not tough enough  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21078176

 

September 6, 2013 Courier-Journal
▶  OHIO RIVER COMMISSION MAY RELAX MERCURY POLLUTION RULES http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130905/BUSINESS/309050032/Ohio-River-commission-may-relax-mercury-pollution-rules?nclick_check=1

 

SF Gate, Jan 10, 2013

▶  UN FINDS RISING MERCURY EMISSIONS POSES HEALTH THREAT, NEED FOR GLOBAL ACCORD  http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/UN-finds-rising-mercury-emissions-need-for-treaty-4182210.php

 

Living On Earth, August 16, 2013

▶  MERCURY HOT SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD - Millions of people rely on fish with unsafe mercury levels as their principle source of protein. A new report finds hotspots of unsafe mercury levels world wide.

---Toxicity of Mercury and Methylmercury

Exposure to high levels of mercury can permanently damage the brain and kidneys. Harmful effects are also passed from a mother to her developing fetus and can result in brain damage, mental retardation,blindness, seizures and an inability to speak

http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00033&segmentID=2

▶   FULL REPORT: Biodiversity Research Institute - Global Mercury Hotspots  http://www.briloon.org/research/research-centers/hgcenter/hgcenter-pub/gmh-media-library

 

United Nations Environmental Programme
▶  MERCURY - TIME TO GET INVOLVED http://www.unep.org/hazardoussubstances/Mercury/tabid/434/Default.aspx

 

The SunDaily, October 14, 2013
▶  WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION LAUNCHES DRIVE AGAINST MERCURY THERMOMETERS;
"Mercury is one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern and is a substance which disperses into and remains in ecosystems for generations, causing severe ill health and intellectual impairment to exposed populations," WHO head Margaret Chan said in a statement.... http://www.thesundaily.my/news/854639

 

 

Sydney Morning Herald, October 28, 2013
▶  AUSTRALIA: LEAKING TOXIC MERCURY SLUDGE REPORT KEPT QUIET BY CHEMICAL GIANT FOR 60 YEARS.
Chemical giant Orica has tried to keep secret a potentially damaging report into whether the dangerous metal mercury might have been leaking off site from its former chlor-alkali plant, which it operated at the Botany Industrial Park for almost 60 years... http://www.smh.com.au/environment/leaking-toxic-sludge-report-kept-quiet-by-chemical-giant-20131027-2w9pz.html#ixzz2iz3IWhTV

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                                  Earth Justice
                         180 SECONDS OF COAL ASH PROBLEMS

Every year power plants generate 140 million tons of coal ash, enough to fill a train stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Coal ash (a byproduct) contains chemicals like arsenic, mercury and lead. It can cause cancer and developmental problems. It poisons fish and wildlife in rivers and lakes.

In some places the ash is dumped into uncovered pits. In others it sits behind leaky dams. It poisons the air. It destroys the water. And the corporate polluters responsible, they claim that cleaning up this toxic mess would hurt their profits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg_zttjzpL0


 Charlotte Observer, December 03, 2013

-▶ USA: TOXIC COAL ASH FROM POWER PLANT KILLS, DEFORMS FISH, POISONS RIVERS - STUDY http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/03/4516452/dukes-coal-ash-kills-deforms-fish.html#.UqAZDI3piRR

 

 Jan 11, 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. @guardianeco

▶  MERCURY POISONING FROM COAL-FIRED POWER IS A GROWING GLOBAL MENACE - http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/10/mercury-poisoning-global-menace-treaty


 

                              COAL ASH REPORT - PDF DOWNLOAD

                                 Physicians For Social Responsibility

              THE TOXIC THREAT TO OUR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT  http://www.psr.org/resources/coal-ash-the-toxic-threat-to-our-health-and-environment.html

 

July 29, 2013 Yale Environment 360

▶  FACING TOUGH MARKET AT HOME, U.S. COAL GIANT PUSHES OVERSEAS.  SHIFTING THE BURDEN OF CO2 POLLUTION

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/facing_tough_market_coal_giant_peabody_energy_pushes_overseas/2676/

 

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. , Guardian Environment, Jan 11, 2013

▶  MERCURY POISONING FROM COAL-FIRED POWER IS A GROWING GLOBAL MENACE - http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/10/mercury-poisoning-global-menace-treaty


Environmental Health News, October 4, 2013
▶  MERCURY INCREASING IN BIRDS DOWNSTREAM OF CANADA'S OIL SANDS  http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2013/10/water-birds-mercury-levels/

 

ClimateProgress, August 05, 2014
▶  CANADIANS CAN'T DRINK THEIR WATER AFTER 1.3 BILLION GALLONS OF MINING WASTE FLOWS INTO RIVERS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/05/3467611/bc-water-tailings-pond-breach/

 

Edmonton Journal, November 23, 2013
▶  CANADA: DRINKING WATER CONCERNS (MERCURY) AS COAL SLURRY MOVES ALONG ATHABASCA RIVER http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Wood+Buffalo+taking+chances+drinking+water+coal+slurry/9205718/story.html

 

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UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS: WEST VIRGINIA MASSIVE COAL CHEMICAL DISASTER  http://sco.lt/4saARl

 

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

 

▶  IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE CHILDREN http://sco.lt/8m0TwH

 

▶   HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE :MINING CORPORATIONS LEAVE A MINING, TOXIC CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

 

▶  MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3

 

▶  PESTICIDE / CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

 ▶ CHINA FACES $176 BILLION BILL TO CLEAN UP AIR POLLUTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/china-bill-clean-air-pollution

 

                                                   WATCH

                      PBS NewsHour Report Investigation

                                     February 13, 2013

POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS   http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/

 

 ▶  PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTIC, PESTCIDE, CHEMICAL POLLUTON IN OUR FOOD, STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/8qNmoz

 

THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY: COAL, OIL, FRACKING AWAY OUR PUBLIC LANDS: DESTROYING OUR BIODIVERSITY AND FORESTS http://sco.lt/7hcWET




GREENLAND MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN - ANTARTICA AND ARCTIC TOO http://sco.lt/7QyvGj


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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

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DEEP END : The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

DEEP END : The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

 Newsweek, July 02, 2014

- ▶ DEEP END: THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD' OCEAN MAY BE IRREVOCABLE http://www.newsweek.com/2014/07/11/disaster-weve-wrought-worlds-oceans-may-be-irrevocable-256962.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


HuffingtonPost Green, August 10, 2014
- ▶ BAD NEWS AS COD ALMOST GONE FROM KEY FISHERY IN NORTHEAST U.S. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/10/cod-disappear_n_5665783.html


-▶ 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


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


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


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



 

                                      SPECIAL REPORT - VIDEO
                                            The Seattle Times
              SEA CHANGE:  THE PACIFIC OCEAN'S PERILOUS TURN
                                          OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
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/

 

 

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/

 

SummitVoice, July 27, 2014
- ▶ PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA ON THE BRINK AS FED SEEK INPUT ON NEW FISHING. many tuna populations are on the brink of collapse. Five of eight tuna species have been assigned threatened or near-threatened status on the international Red List maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
In the Gulf of Mexico, for example, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster spewed millions of gallons of oil into the species’ prime breeding grounds, and a 2010 report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists showed how illegal fishing and inadequate enforcement are decimating tuna stocks all over the world.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/27/oceans-pacific-bluefin-tuna-on-the-brink-as-feds-seek-input-on-new-fishing-regulations/

 

- ▶ PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS http://sco.lt/7AkdiD

 

                                   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                    http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

FP Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ ARE THE OCEANS FAILED STATES? Thanks to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and terrible governance, the largest ecosystem on the planet is close to collapse... http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/08/are_the_oceans_failed_states_overfishing_climate_change

 

 CNN, July 07, 2014
- ▶ LAWLESS RACE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN MUST END http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/07/opinion/ocean-trash-overfishing-kawaguchi/index.html

 

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. It’s all linked to the oceans acidifying: “The two aspects are: one, as they warm up they no longer absorb as much oxygen so you end up with fish sizes that are smaller.

“The second thing is, the impact of the temperature increase and increased CO2 specifically causes ocean acidification, so the pH of the water changes. which then is of real risk to things like shellfish as well as to coral reefs.”

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

 

 

- ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

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/

 

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                                                      VIDEO:

                                 TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                Can Aquaculture Be Sustainable? Wild vs Farmed Fish

                                         http://sco.lt/6GaTbN


 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/


THE PROBLEM WITH SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES: 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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEO - CNN

 -▶ "OVER-FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE"

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

 

                                                DEADLY BY-CATCH: 

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA: DEAD OR INJURED http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING

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

 

                                       THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

             AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                             http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

                 BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

              IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                               http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

                                                        WATCH

                                                  "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                             IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

                                           http://sco.lt/61gcWf

                 

                       THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/599jsH


 

 

                                               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

 

                                                DEEP SEA MINING: 

DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp

 

 

 -▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                        "THE BIGGEST CATCH""

                                          National Geographic

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

 

 

                                                          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

 

 

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                                              CLIMATE CHANGE

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


 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/

 

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

 

 Psychology Today, May 15, 2014

- ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding

 

 

         

                              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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "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/

 

 

                @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

 

 

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Our Oceans Are Dying: Mass Extinction May Be Inevitable

Our Oceans Are Dying: Mass Extinction May Be Inevitable | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 MintPress, January 17, 2015
▶   HUMANS HAVE BROUGHT WORLD'S OCEANS TO BRINK OF 'MAJOR EXTINCTION' EVENT http://www.mintpressnews.com/humans-brought-worlds-oceans-brink-major-extinction-event/201300/


Summit County Citizens Voice April 05, 2015
- ▶ CLIMATE: OCEANS DIE QUICKLY, TAKE MILLENNIA TO RECOVER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/05/climate-oceans-die-quickly-take-millennia-to-recover/


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/


Climate Progress, January 2, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL STARVE THE DEEP SEA, STUDY FINDS. The deep sea is home to thousands of commercially important species and is one of the last frontiers for new species discovery. The creatures of the deep are also key to the cycling of nitrogen, carbon and silicon in the ocean, a process that maintains the delicate balance of ocean life... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3113101/climate-change-starve-deep-sea/


The Globe and Mail, June 24, 2014

▶   REPORT WARNS WORLD'S FRAGILE OCEANS PUSHED TO POINT OF COLLAPSE....It also wants countries to stop subsidizing fishing outside their own 200-mile exclusive economic zones, to end unregulated and unreported ocean fishing, to stop plastics pollution, to impose legally binding offshore oil and gas extraction standards, and to create areas where industrial fishing would be prohibited  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/report-warns-worlds-fragile-oceans-pushed-to-point-of-collapse/article19304650/


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

 

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


 Subsea World News: October 23, 2013
▶  THE EFFECT OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION ON MARINE HABITATS AND ORGANISMS The human ramifications of these changes are likely to be massive and disruptive. Food chains, fishing, and tourism could all be impacted. The study shows that some 470 to 870 million of the world’s poorest people rely on the ocean for food, jobs, and revenues, and live in countries where ocean goods and services could be compromised by multiple ocean biogeochemical changes http://subseaworldnews.com/2013/10/23/the-effect-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions-on-marine-habitats-and-organisms/

 

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/

 

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

 

Climate Central, October 13, 2013

▶  OCEAN DETERIORATING MORE RAPIDLY THAN THOUGHT http://www.climatecentral.org/news/ocean-deteriorating-more-rapidly-than-once-thought-16596


 The Independent, October 3, 2013

▶ THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEANS IS 'SPIRALING DOWNWARD', AND STILL WE ACT LIKE NOTHING IS THE MATTER:
Without drastic action, the damage will be catastrophic
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-health-of-our-oceans-is-spiralling-downward-and-still-we-act-like-nothing-is-the-matter-8857061.html

 

Japan Times, October 26, 2013
▶  'SCARY AS HELL' OCEAN-RESEARCH  REPORT  - THE END OF NATURE This month a perfect storm of ocean-research results has been released, and the conclusions are truly alarming. Or, in the vernacular, they’re as scary as hell...http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/10/26/environment/scary-as-hell-ocean-research-storm-breaks/#.UmyH7iTpiRQ

 

                                  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

        OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES

                                                 http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj


 

 -▶ 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

 

Mongabay, October 22, 2013
-▶  THE 'DEAD' OCEAN: EYEWITNESS SAYS OVERFISHING HAS EMPTIED THE PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1022-hance-macfadyen-dead-ocean.html

 

                                                    VIDEO:

              NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7

 

 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

 

                                             DEADLY BYCATCH

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSEL IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA -- INJURED OR DEAD http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

-▶ DEEP SEA MINING:  DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp



 -▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

Guardian Environment, October 2, 2013
▶  OCEAN ACIDIFICATION DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS UNPRECEDENTED IN EARTH'S KNOWN HISTORY - THE NEXT MASS EXTINCTION MAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/03/ocean-acidification-carbon-dioxide-emissions-levels

 

 Daily Kos, October 4, 2013

THE OCEANS ARE DYING:  OXYGEN IS DEPLETING, ACIDITY RISING AT FASTEST RATE IN 300,000,000 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

 

Honolulu, Hawaii, October 18, 2013 (ENS)

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE TO CAUSE 'MASSIVE' OCEAN DAMAGE
 – By the year 2100, about 98 percent of the oceans will be affected by acidification, warming temperatures, low oxygen, or lack of biological productivity, and most areas will be hit by a multitude of these stressors, finds a new study of the impacts of climate change on the world’s ocean systems.
http://ens-newswire.com/2013/10/18/climate-change-to-cause-massive-ocean-damage-by-2100/

 

 

                                                   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 Cululative Impacts http://www.stateoftheocean.org/

 

▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/8VOKzx

 

▶  THESE MACRO CORAL PHOTOS ARE TOTALLY JAW-DROPPING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/coral-photos_n_3876179.html

 

                                                        VIDEO:

LION FISH INFESTATION IN ATLANTIC OCEAN AN UNSTOPPABLE EPIDEMIC CAN WIPE OUT CORAL REEFS http://sco.lt/6OBwsT

 

 

▶  JELLY FISH ARE TAKING OVER THE SEAS, AND IT MAY BE TOO LATE TO STOP THEM http://sco.lt/6aCAc5

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT
                                PBS Newshour, January 30, 2014
             WHY ARE STARFISH DYING OFF THE PACIFIC COAST?

                        Our Ocean Ecosystems Are Not Healthy
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/mysterious-epidemic-devastates-starfish-population-pacific-coast/


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


ENE News, November 22, 2013
-▶  FUKUSHIMA - RADIOACTIVE OCEANS
PHOTOS:  'LOTS OF SEA BIRDS WASHING UP DEAD' IN ALASKA http://enenews.com/photos-lots-of-sea-birds-washing-up-dead-in-alaska

 

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

 

Reuters, October 3, 2013
▶  OSLO: OCEANS FACE 'DEADLY TRIO' OF THREATS, STUDY SAYS

The world's oceans are under greater threat than previously believed from a "deadly trio" of global warming, declining oxygen levels and acidification, an international study said on Thursday.

The oceans have continued to warm, pushing many commercial fish stocks towards the poles and raising the risk of extinction for some marine species, despite a slower pace of temperature rises in the atmosphere this century, it said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/03/us-climate-oceans-idUSBRE99208K20131003

 

                                                ▶  WATCH  ▶ 

                                   "SEA THE TRUTH" (Full Length)

                                  By 2048 The Ocean Will be Empty

                                             http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 


                                                 SLIDESHOW
8 UNDER-APPRECIATED SEA CREATURES. Sure, dolphins and turtles are cool. But these amazing marine animals deserve a second look.
 http://www.takepart.com/photos/8-under-appreciated-sea-creatures/a-watery-window-into-bizarre-beauty

 

 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


▶  2010 BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER CONTINUES TO IMPACT GULF'S ECOSYSTEMS - 4 YEARS ON http://sco.lt/5Ahg6D


 

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

 

▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PRFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY AND SEA LIFE http://sco.lt/4ynWHh

 

                                                     VIDEO

SWIMMING WITH THE BEAUTIFUL, GRACEFUL SPOTTED EAGLE RAYS - GALAPAGOS http://sco.lt/6FGIhl

 

National Geographic, October 3, 2013
CAN LONG-DISTANCE MIGRATING SHOREBIRD SURVIVE. Rufa red knot faces depletion of its food sources and its Arctic breeding grounds.
Twice a year, the rufa red knot performs one of the planet's most amazing migrations. After wintering in the southern reaches of Argentina and Chile, the red knot will fly roughly 9,300 miles (15,000 kilometers) north, eventually reaching the Canadian Arctic for a summer of mating and breeding. Come fall, it will return south, this robin-size bird with a mere 20-inch (51-centimeter) wingspan flying without rest for stretches of up to 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131003-rufa-red-knot-threatened-endangered-migrating-birds/#close-modal

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER:

     CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE? WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                           http://sco.lt/6GaTbN

 

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


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


 

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

 

 

 

 ▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN IPCC NEW CLIMATE REPORT  http://sco.lt/8802vh

 

 

 

 

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If You've Ever Questioned The Emotional Capacity Of Animals, Watch This

If You've Ever Questioned The Emotional Capacity Of Animals, Watch This | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

                                                SHORT VIDEO

                                 HuffPost Green, January 31, 2014
IF YOU'VE EVER QUESTIONED THE EMOTIONAL CAPACITY OF ANIMALS, YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS VIDEO

 We all know how hard it can be to lose someone you love, but to see loss and subsequent grief reflected in the animal kingdom is particularly tragic. Needless to say, this video of an emperor penguin mourning the loss of her chick really tugs at our heartstrings... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/31/penguin-grieving-video_n_4687445.html

 

                                             SUPERB WATCH
                                         BBC. Natural World

                                         AKA "SAVING LUNA"
                              A KILLER WHALE CALLED LUNA (56:32)

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

 

                                        SAVING LUNA - TRAILER

                                     http://www.savingluna.com/

 

Toronto Star, March 05, 2014
▶  SAVING LUNA: POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY
http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2009/02/13/saving_luna_powerful_documentary.html

 

 

                                  DO WHALES HAVE CULTURE?

                                          http://sco.lt/4uMK7l


                                               SLIDESHOW

▶ SPERM WHALES ADOPT DEFORMED DOLPHIN http://sco.lt/5A3g49

 

‘Guardian Environment, January 7, 2014
▶ LONELY DOLPHIN MAKING HUMAN FRIENDS IN AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES WATERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/07/lonely-dolphin-making-human-friends-but-experts-ask-swimmers-to-stay-away

 

 

                                             WATCH - PBS NOVA
                               "PRIVATE LIVES OF DOLPHINS"

                                We're More Alike Than You Think
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7AlinxwVAg


 

                                                  LOVELY VIDEO
                                    Care2, December 10, 2013
   DOLPHIN TANGLED IN FISHING LINE APPROACHES DIVER FOR HELP http://www.care2.com/causes/dolphin-tangled-in-fishing-line-approaches-divers-for-help-video.html


                                           ELEPHANT SOCIETIES

                THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT FAMILIES OF ANY ANIMAL

                                               http://sco.lt/5uhjUn


 

                                                  Gr8 VIDEOS

ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                          http://sco.lt/7uEZOL

  

                            THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                     STATE OF THE ANIMALS

                                            http://sco.lt/8bx38j

 



▶  National Geographic, February 02, 2014
REAL TRAGEDY OF TAIJI DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IS OUR INHUMANITY TOWARD ANIMALS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140202-dolphins-taiji-japan-whales-marine-animal-altruism-science/

 

BBC News, January 29, 2014

▶CLIMATE CHANGE IS KILLING 40% OF ARGENTINA MAGELLANIC PENGUIN CHICKS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25950906

 

▶ KRILL SUPER-TRAWLERS, CLIMATE CHANGE PUSHING ANTARCTIC PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6pdJTN

 

 ▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING:  CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

                                           A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                             "EXTREME ICE"

                      Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                          http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

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

 

▶  WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS  http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

 

 

 

 

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.....  This clip is from the upcoming BBC series "Penguins - Spy in the Huddle." For nearly a year, John Downer Productions filmed these extraordinary animals by deploying 50 spycams into colonies of emperor penguins in Antarctica, rockhopper penguins on the Falkland Islands and Humboldt penguins in the Atacama Desert of Peru.

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Put Your Tuna Roll Down And WATCH This! – To The Last Fish

Put Your Tuna Roll Down And WATCH This! – To The Last Fish | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Inhabitat, February 02, 2015

 -▶  PUT DOWN THE SUSHI: 35 FACTS THAT WILL HAVE YOU RECONSIDERING FISH http://inhabitat.com/35-facts-that-will-make-you-never-want-to-eat-fish-again/


HuffPost Green, March 17, 2015
 -▶ TUNA INDUSTRY FAILING ON SUSTAINABILITY. The problems with the tuna industry run deep. Destructive fishing methods, like longlining and purse seining with fish aggregating devices (FADs), have significant bycatch problems -- meaning that despite a potential "dolphin safe" label, they are killing millions of turtles, rays, sharks, juvenile tuna and other marine life. These fishing methods are damaging to entire ecosystems. There's nothing safe about that for the ocean and its wildlife. Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist all source their tuna from fisheries dependent upon this sort of ocean destruction. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-hocevar/tuna-industry-failing-on-_b_6878666.html


EcoWatch, November 20, 2012
 -▶  HOW EATING SUSHI ENDANGERS THE SURVIVAL OF THE ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA http://ecowatch.com/2012/11/20/eating-sushi-endangers-atlantic-bluefin/


Guardian Environment, January 9, 2013

  -▶  OVERFISHING CAUSES PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA NUMBERS TO DROP 96 PERCENT. Conservationists also warned that the vast majority caught were juveniles and had never reproduced http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/09/overfishing-pacific-bluefin-tuna


Guardian, January 05, 2015
 -▶  SUSHI BOSS PAYS £25k FOR ONE BLUEFIN TUNA IN TOKYO : JAPAN'S FAVOURITE BIG FISH, BUT FOR HOW LONG? Japan’s appetite for bluefin tuna now risks plunging the fish into commercial extinction. Pacific bluefin population has declined dramatically mainly to satisfy demand for sushi and sashimi in Asia. Most of the fish caught are juveniles, making it impossible for them to reproduce http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/05/sushi-boss-nets-bluefin-tuna-25k-tokyo-tsukiji-fish-market


ZME Science, February 18, 2015
 -▶  MERCURY LEVEL IN TUNA REACHING ALARMING LEVELS http://www.zmescience.com/ecology/pollution-ecology/mercury-levels-tuna-18022015/


Washington Post, December 19, 2014
 -▶ THE WORLD'S BIGGEST CANNED TUNA COMPANY IS ABOUT TO GET A LOT BIGGER   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/19/the-worlds-biggest-canned-tuna-company-is-about-to-get-a-lot-bigger/


BBC News, December 18, 2014
 -▶ THAI TUNA FIRM BUYS US RIVAL BUMBLE BEE FOR $1.5 BILLION. The Thai firm, which owns the John West and Chicken of the Sea brands, has been on an acquisition spree in the past year. Earlier this year, it announced that it was buying Norwegian seafood firm King Oscar and French smoked salmon producer MerAlliance for undisclosed sums.  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30544592


EcoWatch, February 10, 2015
 -▶  WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A CAN OF TUNA http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/10/what-to-consider-when-buying-tuna/



                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                           http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3



Mother Jones, February 21, 2013
 -▶  84 PERCENT OF WHITE TUNA IS MIS-LABELED http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/02/oceana-survey-tuna-red-snapper-mislabeled


                                                        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


                                                    WATCH (4:20)

                                ENDING OVERFISHING & BY-CATCH

                                Super Trawlers Emptying Our Oceans

Despite an increased awareness of overfishing, the majority of people still know very little about the scale of the destruction being wrought on the oceans. ...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6nwZUkBeas#t=54



                                               DEADLY BY-CATCH: 

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEAD OR INJURED http://sco.lt/6DbCld


                                 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


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


-▶ MIS-USING TECHNOLOGY TO EMPTY OUR OCEANS. Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) and Tuna. The fish don't have a chance.  We're taking everything in the fishing trawlers nets, leaving NOTHING for regeneration of stocks and totally dimantling the natural biodiversity of oceans. : http://sco.lt/7NiWX3



                                           TO THE LAST FISH

CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,800 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://sco.lt/8ugqB7


Summit Voice, December 02, 2014
 -▶  WILL NEW REGULATION EASE PRESSURE ON ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/12/02/oceans-will-new-regs-ease-pressure-on-atlantic-bluefin-tuna/


Summit Voice, November 16, 2014
 -▶ LIGHTS OUT FOR PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/16/oceans-lights-out-for-pacific-bluefin-tuna/


ScienceDaily, November 25, 2013
-▶ EATING SUSHI CAN INCREASE RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131125091316.htm


                                                      WATCH
                                   CBS Miami, September 20, 2013
POISONING OUR OCEANS:  SICK AND MUTANT FISH END UP ON YOUR DINNER PLATE http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/09/20/secrets-beneath-the-sea-call-out-for-change/



THERE'S NO WAY I'M EATING MY NEXT SEAFOOD DINNER WITHOUT CHECKING THIS CHART FIRST

http://visual.ly/mercury-rising-enjoy-fish-without-risk


                                                  WATCH
                                      "SAVING OUR TUNA" (5:55)
                                 UNDP in Asia and The Pacific
http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/in_depth/ecosystems/documentary-saving-our-tuna/


On Earth Magazine
TUNA TIME BOMB: RISING MERCURY LEVELS IN TUNA MAY MAKE THE FISH OFF-LIMITS IN A FEW YEARS http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/tuna-mercury-levels-rising


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 02, 2015
MERCURY CONCENTRATIONS IN TUNA GOING UP, UP, UP http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/02/environment-mercury-concentrations-in-tuna-going-up-up-up/


ScienceDaily, February 02, 2015
▶  MERCURY LEVELS IN HAWAIIAN YELLOW FIN TUNA INCREASING

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150202151217.htm


                                                        WATCH 

                                      "MERCURY RISING" Short Film

                                      Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                              http://sco.lt/6nrixF


SummitVoice, July 27, 2014
- ▶ PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA ON THE BRINK AS FED SEEK INPUT ON NEW FISHING. many tuna populations are on the brink of collapse. Five of eight tuna species have been assigned threatened or near-threatened status on the international Red List maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
In the Gulf of Mexico, for example, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster spewed millions of gallons of oil into the species’ prime breeding grounds, and a 2010 report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists showed how illegal fishing and inadequate enforcement are decimating tuna stocks all over the world.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/27/oceans-pacific-bluefin-tuna-on-the-brink-as-feds-seek-input-on-new-fishing-regulations/

 

Huffington Post, February 21, 2013

 -▶  BLUEFIN TUNA CAUGHT NEAR CALIFORNIA STILL RADIOACTIVE YEAR AFTER FUKUSHIMA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/bluefin-tuna-radiation_n_2736221.html

 

PRI, January 23, 2013
 -▶  PACIFIC ISLAND NATIONS BAND TOGETHER AS OVERFISHING TAKES TOLL ON GLOBAL TUNA SUPPLY http://www.pri.org/stories/2013-01-23/pacific-island-nations-band-together-overfishing-takes-toll-global-tuna-supply


 Greenpeace, May 02, 2014
 -▶ TUNA ARE AWESOME:  TUNA ARE  FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR LUNCH http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/tuna-are-life-not-just-lunch-20140424


ClimateProgress, July 24, 2014

 -▶  U.S. FEDS CONSIDER BAN ON BLUEFIN TUNA FISHING AS POPULATION DIPS 95 PERCENT http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/24/3463930/fed-considers-pacific-bluefin-tuna-fishing-ban/


Organic Authority, July 22, 2014
 -▶  BLUEFIN TUNA FISHING NEEDS TO BE HALVED OR PREPARE FOR EXTINCTION, WARNS WWF http://www.organicauthority.com/bluefin-tuna-fishing-needs-halved-or-the-mighty-fish-faces-extinction-warns-wwf/



               VIDEO INVESTIGATION - 4 CORNERS ABC AUSTRALIA
                                 INSIDE A SUPER TRAWLER
                             400,000 Tons of Fish At A Time
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azg8nX-uJnI


                                                     WATCH:

               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


World Wildlife Fund, November 07, 2014
 -▶  MEDITERRANIAN BLUEFIN TUNA WILL RECOVER IF CONSERVATION AMBITION REMAINS HIGH  http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?uNewsID=232551&



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


                                              ANIMATED VIDEO
               EMPTY NETS AND ENDING OVERFISHING (4:20)
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6nwZUkBeas#t=54



National Geographic
 -▶  STILL WATERS: THE GLOBAL FISH CRISIS: Fisheries, Fishing, Bluefin Tuna http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/global-fish-crisis-article/


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



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

                              SUBSIDIZED CORPORATE FISHERIES

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


                                                     VIDEO

        THE TERRIBLE PRICE OF SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES

                                 http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/


-▶  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


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



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

                      AQUACULTURE, FARMED FISH  vs WILD FISH

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


                                                     VIDEO

                              TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER: 

     CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE?  WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                         http://sco.lt/6GaTbN


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



FARM-RAISED TUNA MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER TO OVERFISHING - TOO LARGE TO RAISE IN FACTORY-FARMED CAGES http://sco.lt/8MPWYz


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



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


 

 -▶  WHY SARDINES MATTER:  CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE http://sco.lt/5I8QOf


                                                    VIDEO: 

              DEATH OF THE OCEANS? BBC DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

                                       http://sco.lt/97GRDV



-▶  100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% http://sco.lt/5FNEG1

 

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

 

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


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


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


▶  OUR PLASTICS WILL POLLUTE OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS http://sco.lt/7tYlQ9


 



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The Devolution Of The Seas: The Consequences of Man's Oceanic Destruction and Climate Change

The Devolution Of The Seas: The Consequences of Man's Oceanic Destruction and Climate Change | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


Foreign Affairs, November, December 2013

-▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: Of all the threats looming over the planet today, one of the most alarming is the seemingly inexorable descent of the world’s oceans into ecological perdition... http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140164/alan-b-sielen/the-devolution-of-the-seas


-▶ HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB IS KEY IN THE GLOBAL CARBON CYCLE - INFOGRAPHIC http://sco.lt/5i36Ib


Climate Progress, January 2, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL STARVE THE DEEP SEA, STUDY FINDS. The deep sea is home to thousands of commercially important species and is one of the last frontiers for new species discovery. The creatures of the deep are also key to the cycling of nitrogen, carbon and silicon in the ocean, a process that maintains the delicate balance of ocean life... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3113101/climate-change-starve-deep-sea/


Summit Voice, January 03, 2014
  ▶ TROPICAL FISH ARE MOVING NORTH DEVASTATING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS IN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

 http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/03/climate-invasive-tropical-fish-already-changing-ocean-ecosystems-in-eastern-mediterranean-sea/


Slate, September 18, 2014
-▶ GLOBAL OCEANS BREAK ALL-TIME HEAT RECORD: WORLD ON PACE FOR WARMEST YEAR EVER  http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/09/18/global_oceans_break_all_time_heat_record_world_on_pace_for_warmest_year.html


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


Climate Progress, January 2, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL STARVE THE DEEP SEA, STUDY FINDS. The deep sea is home to thousands of commercially important species and is one of the last frontiers for new species discovery. The creatures of the deep are also key to the cycling of nitrogen, carbon and silicon in the ocean, a process that maintains the delicate balance of ocean life... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3113101/climate-change-starve-deep-sea/


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


 Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, November 7, 2012

 -▶  THE GREAT RICHES OF OUR SEAS HAVE BEEN DEPLETED AND FORGOTTEN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2012/sep/07/riches-seas-depleted-forgotten


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 clearcut 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/


Summit Voice, October 07, 2014
-▶  REPORT WARNS AGAINST UNSUSTAINABLE EXPLOITATION OF DEEP OCEAN RESOURCES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/07/environment-report-warns-against-unsustainable-exploitation-of-deep-ocean-resources/



                                                 TO THE LAST FISH:

 -▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,800 HOOKS PER DAY: Jensen to Design One of the World’s Largest Longliners http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1606743410/to-the-last-fish-capable-of-fishing-76-800-hooks-per-day-jensen-to-design-one-of-the-world-s-largest-longliners


The Ecologist, October 17, 2013
 -▶ THE BRUTAL REALITY OF DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IN PERU.Undercover filming by the UK investigative agency Ecostorm has exposed - for the first time - the brutal hunting and killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru's Pacific coast. a secret slaughter involving thousands of dolphins, dwarfing the high seas drama of the annual whale hunt in Antarctica. Known as "sea pigs" by fishermen in Peru, dolphins are reportedly harpooned and diced up on deck, before being skewered onto hundreds of hooks strung out on long-lines at sea to attract sharks  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2122747

 

                                                       VIDEO:

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

                                            http://sco.lt/5xliU5


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


BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON EA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz



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


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


                                            A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                               'EXTREME ICE'

                   Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                           http://sco.lt/7xj1MH


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



BBC News, November 13, 2013
-▶  EMISSIONS OF CO2 DRIVING RAPID OCEANS 'ACID TRIP' The world's oceans are becoming acidic at an "unprecedented rate" and may be souring more rapidly than at any time in the past 300 million years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24904143

 

▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd


▶ GREENLAND'S ANTARCTIC MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/6Vpb2f


                         CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

                           http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


                                                          VIDEO

                                    WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS

                                         http://sco.lt/5uLmJF


 

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

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                         ▶ PROJECT OCEAN
Shocking facts about the effects of overfishing on Marine Environments  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PgKS1dGrx0


 

Grist, November 11, 2013
-▶  FORAGE FISH:  SARDINES HAVE NEARLY DISAPPEARED OFF USA WEST COAST http://grist.org/news/sardines-have-nearly-disappeared-off-west-coast/


The Inquisitr, October 19, 201`4
-▶  NOAA'S NEW ORCA IMAGES ARE BOTH STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND DISTURBING http://www.inquisitr.com/1541424/noaas-new-orca-images-are-both-stunningly-beautiful-and-disturbing/

 

 

                                                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

 

ENE News, November 22, 2013

-▶  FUKUSHIMA - RADIOACTIVE OCEANS
PHOTOS:  'LOTS OF SEA BIRDS WASHING UP DEAD' IN ALASKA http://enenews.com/photos-lots-of-sea-birds-washing-up-dead-in-alaska

 

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

 


                                           CNN VIDEO REPORT

                                               March 27, 2013

-▶  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


 

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


 

100 MILLION SHARKS SLAUGHTERED A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS:  SHARK POPULATION PLUMMETS BY 90% - COULD BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS http://sco.lt/6lqeED

 

 -▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


 

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



▶  BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS: IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 


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

 

  -▶  OCEANS WILL NOT SURVIVE 'BUSINESS AS USUAL'  http://sco.lt/7wm4tF

 

-▶  DEEP SEA MINING DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp

 

-▶  JELLIED EELS HIT BY OVERFISHING:  PLUMMETTED BY 98% http://sco.lt/7fBzl3

 

                                                     WATCH

                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/

 

 -▶  NOAA Fisheries
LOOK WHO'S BACK: STURGEON ARE SPAWNING AGAIN IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY - LONG THOUGHT GONE.  Atlantic sturgeon, a species that has survived since the age of the dinosaurs, had believed to have  been long gone from the Chesapeake Bay. But a small number of juvenile sturgeon have turned up, and are too small to have immigrated from elsewhere... http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2013/11/11_20_2013sturgeon_we_forgot_all_about_you.html

 

                                                        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

 

 

-▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6heNd3



                       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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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, November 11, 2013 12:35 AM

The world faces a choice. We do not have to return to an oceanic Stone Age. Whether we can summon the political will and moral courage to restore the seas to health before it is too late is an open question. The challenge and the opportunity are there.

Christian Allié's curator insight, November 23, 2013 11:22 AM

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So long as pollution, overfishing, and ocean acidification remain concerns only for scientists, however, little will change for the good. Diplomats and national security experts, who understand the potential for conflict in an overheated world, should realize that climate change might soon become a matter of war and peace. Business leaders should understand better than most the direct links between healthy seas and healthy economies. And government officials, who are entrusted with the public’s well-being, must surely see the importance of clean air, land, and water.

The world faces a choice. We do not have to return to an oceanic Stone Age. Whether we can summon the political will and moral courage to restore the seas to health before it is too late is an open question. The challenge and the opportunity are there.

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, April 14, 2014 1:59 PM

Climate Change is having devasting consequences on our oceans.

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Healthy Ocean Food Web Is Key In The Global Carbon Cycle - Infographic

Healthy Ocean Food Web Is Key In The Global Carbon Cycle - Infographic | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
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Science 2.0, March 11, 2013

-▶ HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB KEY TO GLOBAL CARBON CYCLE

Carbon is present in the atmosphere and is stored in soils, oceans and the Earth's crust. Any movement of carbon between — or in the case of the ocean, within — these reservoirs is called a flux. According to the researchers, oceans are a central component in the global carbon cycle through their storage, transport and transformations of carbon
constituents... http://www.science20.com/news_articles/ocean_food_web_key_global_carbon_cycle-131468



Summit County Citizens Voice April 05, 2015
- ▶ CLIMATE: OCEANS DIE QUICKLY, TAKE MILLENNIA TO RECOVER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/05/climate-oceans-die-quickly-take-millennia-to-recover/


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


ScienceDaily, March 21, 2014
▶  DEEP OCEAN CURRENT MAY SLOW DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE WITH SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET'S CLIMATE. Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of these conveyer belts, with potentially serious consequences for the future of the planet's climate http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140321164911.htm


- ▶ CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER. THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/945Zsv


FP Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ ARE THE OCEANS FAILED STATES? Thanks to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and terrible governance, the largest ecosystem on the planet is close to collapse... http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/08/are_the_oceans_failed_states_overfishing_climate_change


- ▶ THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF MAN'S OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8F6oYD


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


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

 

-▶ MARINE SPECIES WON'T SURVIVE UNLESS DRASTIC PROTECTION POLICIES PUT IN PLACE http://sco.lt/8uDoNV


                                       THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

             AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                             http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

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


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

 


 

 

 

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VIDEO: The horror of the annual 90,000 Namibian baby seal slaughter

-▶  NAMBIA - THE ANNUAL SLAUGHTER OF 90,000 BABY SEALS.  ONE OF THE BIGGEST MARINE MAMMALS WILDLIFE CRIMES KNOWN TO MAN

 

Published on Jul 4, 2013 VIDEO (ABOVE) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=INBcukfT2rY

 Release of the footage, taken by conservation group Earthrace Conservation, coincides with the start of this year's seal cull which is expected to kill 80-90,000 seal pups and up to 6,000 bulls....

Earthrace Conservation calls for an immediate halt before thousands more seal pups are brutally killed. The footage, released July 2013, shows dozens of seal pups being driven across the beach to be clubbed to death by a team wielding what appear to be pick axe handles before their carcasses are loaded into a pick-up truck for disposal.

This graphic and upsetting film, shot in 2011 but only just released by Earthrace Conservation, shows sealers clubbing Cape fur seals to death in a nature reserve. The footage has been presented to the country's government, but a request by animal protection groups to ban the practice has been ignored.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1991629/seal_clubbing_in_namibia_shocking_footage_just_released.html

 

August 28, 2012 Ecowatch

-▶  The Namibian seal hunt is responsible for the largest slaughter of marine mammals on earth and is considered to be the most brutal of all seal culls. For 139 days, terrified pups are rounded up, separated from their mothers, and brutally beaten to death for their pelts – a CITES protected species, killed in a seal reserve every day just hours before tourists come to view the remaining colony. Inhumane, illegal, unsustainable and unethical, many conservation groups violently oppose the slaughter.... http://ecowatch.com/2012/exposes-slaughter-baby-seals/

 

-▶  NAMIBIA: THE SEALS OF NAM - A GLOBAL OUTCRY

Each year, despite massive international criticism, flawed science, mounting public outcry and warnings from the IUCN, the quota gets increased.

Did you know the Namibian seal hunt is responsible for one of the largest slaughters of marine mammals on earth? It is considered to be the most brutal of ALL culls and is considered by scientists to be horrendously cruel.

From the 1st of July, 80 000 Cape Fur seal pups, still dependent on the teat, will be beaten to death with pick handles for their fur pelts. A further 6 000 adult bull seals will be shot at point blank range so that their penises can be used to make ineffective sex potions for the Asian markets, thus fueling an illegal trade in animal body parts for fake medicines. For the next 139 days, terrified pups will be rounded up, separated from their mothers and be violently beaten to death. The colony will be rounded up at day break. Pups, bulls and cows will be surrounded and kept away from the safety of the sea. Men with clubs move in and the seals run in fear.

http://www.thesealsofnam.org/the-slaughter-4/

 

 

                              ---------------WATCH -------------

 

Published on Apr 5, 2012

VIDEO

-▶  *****  NAMIBIA SEAL HUNT - THE CRUELEST IN THE WORLD - YouTube

Pat Dickens, the campaign manager for "The Seals Of Nam" explains the differences between the Namibia and the Canadian seal slaughters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnh6qV_HgHs

 

                                --------------------------------------

 

-▶  NAMIBIA SEAL CULL FACTS - SEA SHEPHERD http://www.seashepherd.org/desert-seal/seal-cull-facts.html

 

July 14, 2013 BBC News -
-▶  NAMIBIA'S CONTROVERSIAL ANNUAL EAL HUNT SET TO BEGIN http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18845596

 

July 4, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

                                                      VIDEO:

-▶  **** HORROR OF NAMIBIA'S SEAL CULL http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/horror-of-namibias-sea-cull/

 

 

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                              CANADIAN BABY SEAL HUNT

 

-▶  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

 

HarpSeals.Org

-▶  AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CANADIAN SEAL HUNT AND SLAUGHTER - 400,000 HARP SEALS APPROVED BY CANADIAN GOVERNMENT http://www.harpseals.org/about_the_hunt/index.php

 

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

 

 -▶ Oceania, December 2, 2013
PHOTOS:   ALL ABOUT HARP SEALS - There’s no doubt that harp seal pups are perilously cute. But did you know that once they grow up, these seals migrate thousands of miles each year? ... http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/12/creature-feature-harp-seal

 

                                         VIDEO - Animal Stories
-▶  CLOSE-UP FOOTAGE OF AN ADORABLE BABY HARP SEAL  http://amazinganimalstories.com/2246/close-up-footage-of-an-adorable-baby-harp-seal/#more-2246

 

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


                                                  NORWAY


The Dodo, December 15, 2014
-▶  NORWAY CUTS FUNDING FOR ONE OF THE CRUELEST HUNTS IN THE WORLD. In 2014, only three hunting boats participated, landing a catch of 11,980 harp seals, compared with a catch of more than 20,000 harp seals in 2005.

After nearly two decades of funneling government money into the annual seal hunting industry, Norway has announced that it is canceling all subsidies, a move that could spell the end of the commercial hunts.

Lawmakers voted last week to take a 12-million-kroner ($1.6 million USD) subsidy for the commercial seal hunt out of the the 2015 budget. The subsidies were the equivalent of paying fishermen $167 for each seal they killed. The loss of government subsidies, which previously covered some 80 percent of the industry’s revenue, could knock Norway off the shrinking list of countries that hunt seals commercially. The other remaining countries are Canada, Greenland and Namibia.

https://www.thedodo.com/norway-seal-hunt-subsidies-cut-878969940.html


 

 

 

 

 


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WHAT CENTURY ARE WE IN???? This is NOT About Management.  This IS About MONEY.... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/05/27/nl-cp-seal-hunt-review-427.html

Seals play a vital part in the natural food chain.  Whales are starving due to lack of their food (seals) while man is cruelly slaughtering hundreds of thousands for their profit.   Something MUST be done here

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Antarctic ice loss having profound effects on ocean floor ecology and sea life

Antarctic ice loss having profound effects on ocean floor ecology and sea life | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

July 17, 2013 Guardian Environment - Climate News Network:

▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS CHANGING OCEAN ECOLOGY

Retreat of the polar ice is having profound effects on some of the creatures which live on the ocean floor... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/17/antarctic-ice-loss-ocean-ecology

 

 

ScienceDaily, March 21, 2014
▶  DEEP OCEAN CURRENT MAY SLOW DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE WITH SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET'S CLIMATE. Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of these conveyer belts, with potentially serious consequences for the future of the planet's climate http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140321164911.htm

 

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

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

 

August 23, 2013 TerraDaily
▶  WARMING ANTARCTIC SEAS LIKELY TO IMPACT KRILL HABITATS AND THEIR MAJOR ROLE IN SUSTAINING MUCH OF LIFE IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Warming_Antarctic_seas_likely_to_impact_on_krill_habitats_999.html

 

BBC News, January 29, 2014
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE IS KILLING 40% OF ARGENTINA MAGELLANIC PENGUIN CHICKS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25950906

 

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

 

September 26, 2013  - Independent UK

▶  JOURNEY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/journey-to-the-antarctic-ocean-8176011.html

 

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

 

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                 NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE 

                                             http://sco.lt/8fhDH7

 

 

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

 

Forcechange.com

▶  PROTECT ANTARCTICA'S OCEANS FROM POLLUTION AND OVERFISHING http://forcechange.com/15479/protect-antarcticas-oceans-from-pollution-and-over-fishing/

 

March 14, 2013 Mongabay
ANTARCTICA: THREE USA RETAILERS PLEDGE TO AVOID FISH FROM EMBATTLED ROSS SEA 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

 

                                                        WATCH 

                                      "MERCURY RISING" Short Film

                                      Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                              http://sco.lt/6nrixF

 

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

 

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                                              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/

 

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

 

August 2, 2013 Living on Earth:
▶  RUSSIA NIXES ANTARCTIC MARINE RESERVE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00031&segmentID=5

 

 March 6, 2012 Conservation, University of Washington
▶  SLOW MO: Try again next year. The long-promised recovery of two heavily-exploited Antarctic fish may take several more decades than many scientists hoped. A new survey suggests that marbled and humped rockcod numbers remain in the dregs despite a fishing ban enacted in 1990 http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/03/slow-mo/

 

▶  ANIMALS ARE ALREADY DISSOLVING IN SOUTHERN OCEAN  http://sco.lt/7tBxMP

 

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

 

December 20, 2012 Care2
▶  TINY FLIES ON BOOTS INVADING AND HARMING ANTARCTICA http://www.care2.com/causes/tiny-flies-on-boots-invading-and-harming-antarctica.html

 

▶  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

 

 

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"When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide" VIDEO

"When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide" VIDEO | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                                      VIDEO

                  WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

This is a heartbreaking subject when you realize the effects of wasteful, wanton irresponsibility and unconscious recklessness. The article below following the video is a must view, even if only to see the pictures. The shocking reality of what is happening to our planet is beyond comprehension. Thankfully the vibrant loving beauty of nature helps soothe our souls, but the challenge before us is daunting.... http://www.zengardner.com/when-the-mermaids-cry-the-great-plastic-tide/


 - ▶ FATAL INGESTION OF FLOATING NET DEBRIS BY TWO SPERM WHALES (Physeter macrocephalus) - sperm-whale-fatal-ingestion.pdf http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/assets/pdfs/vetsci-stranding/scientific-contributions/2010/sperm-whale-fatal-ingestion.pdf



                                                GHOST FISHING

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP http://sco.lt/7jiLC5



Guardian Environment, December 17, 2014
 - ▶ MICROPLASTIC DEPOSITS FOUND DEEP IN WORLD'S OCEANS AND SEAS  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/17/microplastic-deposits-found-deep-in-worlds-oceans-and-seas


                                              MERMAID TEARS:

MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCT THREATEN OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7qX0Dp


Greener Ideal, February 08, 2015
 - ▶ OUR OCEANS ARE POLLUTED AND YOU MIGHT BE WEARING THE PROBLEM  http://www.greenerideal.com/science/oceans-polluted-might-wearing-problem/


Surfrider Foundation, February 23, 2015
-▶ BIG PLASTIC CHALLENGES CALIFORNIA BAG BAN LEGISLATION http://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/6477


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



                                                     INFOGRAPH
                                                   5 Gyres Institute
UNDERSTANDING PLASTIC POLLUTION THROUGH EXPLORATION, EDUCATION AND ACTION http://5gyres.org/


                                                       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


| 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


 - ▶ OUR PLASTICS WILL POLLUTE OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS http://sco.lt/7tYlQ9

 

 Huffington Post Canada, September 19, 2013
 - ▶ LIKE SEAFOOD?  YOU'VE BEEN EATING YOUR OWN GARBAGE http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/alex-mifflin/plastic-pollution-ocean_b_3921059.html


Feb 3, 2013

 - ▶ WAITER, WHY DOES MY FISH TASTE LIKE PLASTIC? http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3995893795/waiter-why-does-my-fish-taste-like-plastic

 

                                               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

 

   - ▶ NEWLY DISCOVERED 'PLASTIC ISLAND' IN OCEAN SHOWS GLOBAL EPIDEMIC WORSENING  http://sco.lt/7UEq0n


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                 BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

           IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                         http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

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                                                  -- 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

 
                                                     VIDEO

                       CHRIS JORDAN ON THE MIDWAY PROJECT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M9t2fm__K0&feature=player_embedded#!


                                                     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/

 

 

August 6, 2013 EcoWatch
 - ▶ SILENT KILLERS: THE DANGER OF PLASTIC BAGS TO MARINE LIFE http://ecowatch.com/2013/the-danger-of-plastic-bags-to-marine-life/


                                         NEW DOCUMENTARY:
             THE FATAL SHORE, AN OCEAN AWASH IN PLASTIC  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2487927552/the-fatal-shore-an-ocean-awash-in-plastic-new-documentary

 

                                                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/

 

 

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

 

 BBC Science and Environment, October 7, 2013
 - ▶ PLASTIC WASTE THREATENS LAKES AS WELL AS OCEANS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24434378



- ▶ CHEMICAL FROM PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOUND THROUGHOUT OCEANS  http://sco.lt/5ogIGf

 

 

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

 

 

 - ▶ NRDC: PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OUR OCEANS  http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/plastic-ocean/

 

  - ▶ WHY ARE BRITISH FISH EATING PLASTIC?" SERIOUS FOR FISH, SERIOUS FOR YOU AND OUR FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/54HFsf

 


  - ▶ THE BIGGEST, SINGLE DUMPING OF TRASH INTO OUR OCEANS - FUKUSHIMA --- MORE PLASTIC  http://sco.lt/5IxfUX

 

 

Discovery News, November 18, 2014
HAWAIIAN WORLD HERITAGE SITE MARINE REFUGE NOW FILLED WITH GARBAGE. The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, a World Heritage Site and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world, is an isolated assortment of tiny uninhabited islands and coral reefs that are home to an amazing array of marine animals and plants, including 14 million seabirds and endangered green sea turtles. http://news.discovery.com/animals/hawaiian-marine-refuge-now-filled-with-garbage-141118.htm


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

 

 

 ALSO SEE:

 - ▶ PREVENTION AS CURE:  BREAST CANCER AND THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997264351/prevention-as-cure-breast-cancer-and-the-environment

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Plastic will be with us for a long time.  We live in a plastic world.  Plastic is a by-product of petroleum, is non biodegradable and as you can see from the videos above, is wreaking havoc in our food chain and our human bodies.

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