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Why are sea lion pups are mysteriously washing ashore in California - Emaciated, Dehydrated

Why are sea lion pups are mysteriously washing ashore in California - Emaciated, Dehydrated | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

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


-▶  BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF OIL-BASED PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/60XRsP


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

 

National Geographic:

-▶  HUNDREDS OF CALIFORNIA SEA LION PUPS WASH ASHORE - MALNOURISHED, DEHYDRATED http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130319-sea-lions-pups-strandings-california-animals-science/?now=2013-03-21-00:01

 

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


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

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


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


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

 

New Scientist, May 08, 2014

-▶  DEADLY STRANDINGS OF THOUSANDS OF STARVING, EMACIATED SEA LION PUPS EXPLAINED http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25532-deadly-strandings-of-sea-lion-pups-explained.html#.U22fosf1_OQ

 

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


 

                                                      WATCH

                                             Pew Environment

           FORAGE FISH ARE KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN SYSTEM. 

  LEARN WHY IT'S TIME TO PROTECT THEM ON THE WEST COAST  -

http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/pew-encourages-timely-adoption-of-west-coast-ocean-ecosystem-plan-85899449551

 

 

                                     WHY SARDINES MATTER: 

             CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE

                                           http://sco.lt/5I8QOf

 

 

                               WRECKING OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

         OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES

                                        http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj


 

-▶  FOOD WEB AND OCEAN FISHERIES: HELD TOGETHER BY FORAGE FISH http://www.speakupforblue.com/ocean-solutions/food-web-and-ocean-fisheries-held-together-by-forage-fish?awt_l=5ImGg&awt_m=3mxmYa2C26cR8Mt



 

 

 

 

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

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

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Do Sharks Have Culture? Shark species facing extinction

Do Sharks Have Culture? Shark species facing extinction | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                EVEN SHARKS MAKE FRIENDS
                             Discovery News, February 20, 2012
http://news.discovery.com/animals/sharks/blacktip-reef-sharks-122002.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1


The Independent, November 30, 2014
-▶ THE TRUTH ABOUT SHARKS: Far from being 'killing machines', they have personalities, best friends and an exceptional capacity for learning http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-truth-about-sharks-far-from-being-killing-machines-they-have-personalities-best-friends-and-an-exceptional-capacity-for-learning-9887898.html


Deutche Welles, October 28, 2014
-▶ MYTH BUSTED:  SHARKS HAVE PERSONALITY QUIRKS

  http://www.dw.de/myth-busted-sharks-have-personality-quirks/a-18025172


            WHY SAYING SHARK "ATTACKS' IS JUST PLAIN WRONG

                                          http://sco.lt/5iD3ez



-▶  THE SURPRISINGLY SOCIABLE LIVES OF SHARKS http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-sharks-have-friends-too


PHOTOS
Oceana, August 11, 2014
THE 10 COOLEST FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT SHARKS

http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/08/photos-the-10-coolest-facts-you-never-knew-about-sharks

TerraDaily, April 16, 2013

-▶  SHARKS DIVE BY THE MOON: STUDY http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Sharks_dive_by_the_moon_study_999.html


VIDEO (1:11) Trailer
SHARK CULTURE
http://youtu.be/uNHGFOPZm44

      SHARKS' ROLE IN THE OCEAN

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

 

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


 Pew Environment, December 05, 2013
-▶ NEW STUDY: SHARKS OFTEN RETURN HOME TO GIVE BIRTH http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/new-study-shows-that-sharks-often-return-home-to-give-birth-85899524374

 

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


-▶  INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SHARKS http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/shark-week-interesting-facts-about-sharks.html

 

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



-▶  NATIONS CONSIDER PROTECTING SHARKS AS 100 MILLION DIE EACH YEAR -- JUST FOR THEIR FINS http://sco.lt/7wZKNd


                                      

                                             STUNNING PHOTOS

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

 

                                                        WATCH

                   THE GENTLE GIANTS OF THE SEA:   WHALE SHARKS

                                             http://sco.lt/5trNfl


Planet Earth Online, March 16, 2011
-▶  SHARKS VISIT PERSONAL HYGIENISTS http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=935&cookieConsent=A


                                                 SLIDESHOW

                                                Scuba Diving
                    GREAT HAMMERHEADS:  A PHOTO GALLERY http://www.scubadiving.com/photos/great-hammerhead

 

July 29, 2013 LiveScience
-▶  GREAT WHITE MYSTERY: EXPEDITION TO UNRAVEL SHARK SECRETS http://www.livescience.com/38502-great-white-shark-tagging.html


 Discovery Channel
 -▶  BASKING SHARKS - Overview — Basking sharks may look fearsome, but they are relatively gentle giants that can grow up to 33 feet long. Their size is matched in heft, with many weighing up to 8,000 pounds or about as much as a four-passenger jet. http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/types-of-shark/basking-shark.htm




                            SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                COULD BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS

                                    100 MILLION KILLED A YEAR

                                       JUST FOR THEIR FINS

Fishing rates outstripping the ability of populations to recover, scientists have estimated. Sharks are targeted for their fins for use in shark fin soup, a delicacy in Asia, but as they are slow-growing and slow to reproduce, they are vulnerable to overfishing..  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2452651059/100-million-a-year-shark-populations-plummet-by-90-will-be-extinct-in-a-few-years



DW.DE September 27, 2009
-▶  MIGRATORY SHARKS INCH CLOSER TO EXTINCTION http://www.dw.de/migratory-sharks-inch-closer-to-extinction/a-16266288-1?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf



                                                     WATCH

                                   Award Winning Short Film

                           WHERE HAVE OUR SHARKS GONE?

                                       http://sco.lt/5snaC1


                                                      WATCH
                                CHANGING SEAS: TIGER SHARKS:

             4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST

                                             http://sco.lt/7WtWF7



                                                   VIDEO (6:30)
                                 SHARKS IN DEEP TROUBLE
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo8K1-BVtNw



                                           SHOCKING VIDEO:

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


ITV, October 17, 2013

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

 

Latin Post, October 24, 2013

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

 

Guardian Environment, July 02, 2014
 -▶  OUR OCEANS WILL BE INFINITELY POORER IF WE LOSE OUR SHARKS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/jul/02/our-oceans-will-be-infinitely-poorer-if-we-lose-our-sharks



                         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

 

                                 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

 

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


                                                   DEEP END

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


-▶ OCEANS ARE SO DEPLETED SOME WILD FISH STOCKS MAY NEVER RECOVER - CHANGING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/31/fish-on-fridays-time-for-new-englands-groundfishery-to-hit-the-reset-button/



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

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                  DEATH OF THE OCEANS? BBC DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

                                            http://sco.lt/97GRDV

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                  CNN VIDEO

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Pacific leatherback turtle, known for its arduous 6,000-mile ocean trek, faces extinction in 20 years

Pacific leatherback turtle, known for its arduous 6,000-mile ocean trek, faces extinction in 20 years | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Feb 28, 2013:

The Pacific leatherback braves a transpacific journey that is one of the longest migrations in nature. Experts say its continued existence is imperiled by threats like climate change, plastic pollution, fishing methods, predation and human hunting The leatherback - the world's largest turtle - can grow to six feet long and weigh as much as 2,000 pounds (900 kg).

 be extinct in 20 years."

A study published this week in the Ecological Society of America's scientific journal Ecosphere estimates that only about 500 leatherbacks now nest at their last large nesting site in the Pacific, down from thousands previously. The study tracked the turtle's ongoing population decline since the 1980s.

 

The giant Pacific leatherback turtle, known for its arduous 6,000-mile ocean trek from the U.S. West Coast to breeding grounds in Indonesia, could go extinct within 20 years as its population continues to plummet, scientists say...

Sea turtles have been around about 100 million years and survived the extinction of the dinosaurs but are struggling to survive the impact of humans," said reproductive biologist Thane Wibbels of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), a member of a research team studying the fate of these reptiles. "If the decline continues, leatherback turtles will become extinct in the Pacific Ocean within 20 years," Wibbels said.http://planetark.org/wen/68042

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Litter/Plastic found in deepsea survey of one of Earth's final unexplored realms

Litter/Plastic found in deepsea survey of one of Earth's final unexplored realms | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Feb 25, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

A glimpse into one tiny nook of the UK's vast ocean depths - Discarded fishing nets? Yes, on underwater mountains in the Indian Ocean. Discarded longlines? Yes, more than a mile deep in the remote south Atlantic. Plastic? Yes, a shopping bag at a deep-sea vent in a Pacific marine protected area. Scrap metal? Yes, a tangle of discarded pipework on an undersea volcanic ridge north of the Azores.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/25/litter-deepsea-survey-earth-unexplored

 

TakePart, June 26, 2013
TRASH IN THE OCEAN:  THE FLOOR OF THE PACIFIC IS POSITIVELY FILTHY http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/06/27/pacific-ocean-floor-garbage-trash

 

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Waiter, Why Does My Fish Taste Like Plastic?

Waiter, Why Does My Fish Taste Like Plastic? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

One-third of fish found off the southwest coast of England have been found to be contaminated with plastic... http://www.care2.com/causes/waiter-why-does-my-fish-taste-like-plastic.html

 

WHY ARE BRITISH FISH EATING PLASTIC? - SERIOUS FOR FISH, SERIOUS FOR YOU, SERIOUS FOR OUR FOOD CHAIN http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3995311472/why-are-british-fish-eating-plastic-serious-for-fish-serious-for-you-and-our-food-chain

 

21 January, 2013 - Planet Earth OnLine
PLASTIC FOUND IN BRITISH FISH http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1343&cookieConsent=A

 

 

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Why Are British Fish Eating Plastic? - Serious For Fish, Serious For YOU and Our Food Chain

Why Are British Fish Eating Plastic? - Serious For Fish, Serious For YOU and Our Food Chain | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

21 Jan 2013 - Planet Earth Online

Scientists have found tiny fragments of plastic in the digestive systems of fish pulled from the English Channel. The discovery, by a team from Plymouth University and the UK Marine Biological Association, highlights the growing problem of plastic contamination of marine environments. Of 504 fish examined, more than a third was found to contain small pieces of plastic less than one millimetre in size, referred to by scientists as microplastics.

 

'Laboratory studies on mussels have shown that some organisms can retain plastic after ingestion, hence microplastic debris could also accumulate in natural populations.' said Profesor Richard Thompson. This, say researchers, could carry serious physical consequences for fish, creating blockages in their digestive systems or giving them a false sense of being full.

It could also make it easier for pollutants in surrounding waters to make their way into organisms, as chemicals latch on to the plastic fragments...  http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1343&cookieConsent=A

 

Summit Voice, January 3, 2014
▶  STUDY DOCUMENTS PLASTIC POLLUTION IN THAMES -

Plastic pollution becoming ubiquitous in world’s waterways and oceans

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/01/03/study-documents-plastic-pollution-in-thames/

 

                                               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

 

                                                          VIDEO:

                "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE?

                                           http://sco.lt/5sTmWv

 

▶  IF THE FOOD'S IN PLASTIC, WHAT'S IN THE FOOD?  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1688718508/if-the-food-s-in-plastic-what-s-in-the-food

 

▶  THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET [infographic] - 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

 

 

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

 

▶  YOUR LAUNDRY IS LITTERING WORLD'S OCEANS WITH MICRO-PLASTIC PIECES - ENDING UP IN FOOD CHAIN http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1086130756/your-laundry-is-littering-world-s-oceans-with-micro-plastic-pieces-ending-up-in-food-chain

 

▶  VOYAGE REVEALS 'PLANETARY SCALE' OF PLASTIC IN OCEAN -- AND YOUR SEAFOOD  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2832922292/voyage-reveals-planetary-scale-of-plastic-in-oceans-and-your-seafood

 

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

 

 

▶  FDA’s DECISION ON BPA (BISPHENOL A) EXPOSES CATCH 22  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1929431295/opinion-fda-s-decision-on-bpa-exposes-catch-22

 

▶  CHEMICAL FROM PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOUND THROUGHOUT OCEANS  http://sco.lt/5ogIGf

 

                                                      WATCH

THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE : A JOURNEY BEGINS  http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2012-10-02/the-life-of-a-plastic-water-bottle.html

 

 

▶  THE FATAL SHORE, AN OCEAN AWASH IN PLASTIC  - New Documentary http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2487927552/the-fatal-shore-an-ocean-awash-in-plastic-new-documentary

 

 ▶  NEWLY DISCOVERED 'PLASTIC ISLAND' IN OCEANS HOWS GLOBAL EPIDEMIC WORSENING  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3995193343/newly-discovered-plastic-island-in-oceans-shows-global-epidemic-worsening

 

▶  OUR PLASTICS WILL POLLUTE OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3994804329/our-plastics-will-pollute-oceans-for-hundreds-of-years

 

                                                     VIDEO (6:00)

                                    KILL PLASTIC, NOT WILDLIFE

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1404979912/kill-plastic-not-wildlife-video-6-00

 

 

▶  SPERM WHALES: HOW PLASTIC BAGS ARE POISONING THE PLANET'S GREATEST PREDATORS  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1126825026/sperm-whales-how-plastic-bags-are-poisoning-the-planet-s-greatest-predators

 

▶  PLASTIC WASTE INCREASING ON REMOTE ARCTIC SEABED, CAMERA REVEAL  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3086644637/plastic-waste-increasing-on-remote-arctic-seabed-cameras-reveal

 

▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1078247700/our-oceans-are-drowning-in-plastic

 

 

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Our plastics will pollute oceans for hundreds of years

Our plastics will pollute oceans for hundreds of years | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

January 9, 2013 (Phys.org)

▶  PLASTICS WILL POLLUTE OUR OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS

Australia's plastic garbage has made its way into every ocean in the world. New research shows that it doesn't matter where in the world plastic garbage enters the ocean, it can end up in any of the five ocean basins..http://phys.org/news/2013-01-plastics-pollute-oceans-hundreds-years.html


Surfrider Foundation, February 23, 2015
-▶ BIG PLASTIC CHALLENGES CALIFORNIA BAG BAN LEGISLATION http://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/6477


The Guardian, October 31, 2014
FEDS WARN PLASTIC BAG MAKERS OVER MISLEADING BIODEGRADABLE CLAIM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/31/biodegradable-plastic-oxodegradable-bags-bioplastic-ftc-warning


EcoWatch, February 25, 2015
DAVID SUZUKI:  WE HAVE TO STOP KILLING OUR OCEANS WITH PLASTIC http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/25/david-suzuki-stop-killing-oceans-plastic/


Environment Health Perspectives, February 2015 Issue
▶   REPORT: NEW LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN? MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION AND SEAFOOD SAFETY http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/123-a34/


Planet Experts, January 16, 2015
-▶ HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS ENTERING THE OCEAN? http://www.planetexperts.com/much-plastic-entering-ocean/

 

                                               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

 

                                                 WATCH: Trailer

                                                   "MIDWAY"

                  A VERY POWERFUL AND IMPORTANT PROJECT

                                  OUR PLASTIC-LADEN OCEANS

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2108217016/watch-trailer-midway-a-very-powerful-and-important-project-our-plastic-laden-oceans

 

▶  IF THE FOOD'S IN PLASTIC, WHAT'S IN THE FOOD?  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1688718508/if-the-food-s-in-plastic-what-s-in-the-food


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          BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC CHOCKING OCEANS

        IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                          http://sco.lt/5LdeMb


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 ▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5ZYbZ3

 

▶  WHY ARE BRITISH FISH EATING PLASTIC? SERIOUS FOR FISH, SERIOUS FOR YOU AND OUR FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/54HFsf


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

 

 

 ▶  CHEMICAL FROM PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOUND THROUGHOUT OCEANS  http://sco.lt/5ogIGf

 

▶  FDA’s DECISION ON BPA (BISPHENOL A) EXPOSES CATCH 22  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1929431295/opinion-fda-s-decision-on-bpa-exposes-catch-22

 

                                                  WATCH

THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE : A JOURNEY BEGINS  http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2012-10-02/the-life-of-a-plastic-water-bottle.html

 

                                                   WATCH

                    "THE FATAL SHORE" - AWASH IN PLASTIC

                                     New Documentary

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2487927552/the-fatal-shore-awash-in-plastic-new-documentary


 

▶  OCEAN PLASTIC PATCHES EXPANDING http://mbayaq.co/VQfXHy

 

▶  WHAT IS THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH?  http://ow.ly/gMmFh


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                                           MERMAID TEARS

ARE MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS A THREAT TO THE OCEANS? http://sco.lt/7KFJp3


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                                       GHOST FISHING

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP  http://sco.lt/7jiLC5


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

 

 

 

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MERMAID TEARS: Microbeads and microplastics in consumer products a threat to our oceans and rivers AND YOU

MERMAID TEARS: Microbeads and microplastics in consumer products a threat to our oceans and rivers AND YOU | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                                    VIDEO
                                            MICROBEADS
                                   The Story of Stuff Project
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAiIGd_JqZc


reeHugger May 7, 2015
- ▶ THE STORY OF STUFF TAKES ON THE MICROBEAD
http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/story-stuff-takes-microbead.html


Time, December 10, 2014
 - ▶ ENVIRONMENTALISTS GO TO BATTLE OVER MICROBEADS IN FACE WASH : How much plastic is in the world's oceans? http://time.com/3628392/microbead-ban-states/


FastCoExist, June 2, 2014

 - ▶ HOW A PRODUCT DESIGN OVERSIGHT IN YOUR FACE WASH BECAME AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032140/how-a-product-design-oversight-in-your-face-wash-became-an-environmental-disaster


Dec. 9. 2012 - The Guardian

 - ▶ MICROBEADS, MICROPLASTICS FROM COSMETICS CAUSING MASSIVE RIVER AND OCEAN POLLUTION

Is the ubiquitous use of tiny fragments of nano plastic in cosmetics a serious problem for the marine environment, and what can be done about it? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/09/microbeads-microplastics-cosmetics-ocean-pollution


 NOAA, March 30, 2012
 - ▶ WHAT IS PLASTIC DOING IN MY FACE SCRUB? http://usresponserestoration.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/what-is-plastic-doing-in-my-face-scrub/


Sydney Morning Herald, Aprol 06, 2014
 - ▶ PLASTIC MICROBEADS IN FACIAL SCRUBS CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE TO ENVIRONMENT AND OCEAN http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/plastic-microbeads-in-facial-scrubs-causing-damage-to-environment-20140405-365ph.html


Gizmo, December 22, 2013
 - ▶ MILLIONS OF MICROBEADS FROM SOAP HAVE CONTAMINATED THE US GREAT LAKES http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/12/millions-of-microbeads-from-soap-have-contaminated-the-great-lakes/


June 26, 2013 Global Possibilities

 - ▶ THE MICROBEADS IN YOUR BODY WASH ARE SLOWLY FILLING THE GREAT LAKES WITH PLASTIC http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-microbeads-in-your-body-wash-are-slowly-filling-the-great-lakes-with-plastic/


 The Independent, May 18, 2014

 - ▶ EXCLUSIVE:  TINY PLASTIC TIME BOMB: THE POLLUTANTS IN OUR COSMETICS. You probably didn't know they were there, but millions of tons of microbeads are being washed into the sea, up the food chain, and heading for the tuna on your plate http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/exclusive-tiny-plastic-timebomb--the-pollutants-in-our-cosmetics-9391412.html


 The Independent, May 25, 2014

▶  BEAUTY BRANDS PLEDGE TO END USE OF MICROBEADS IN THEIR PRODUCTS http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/beauty-brands-pledge-to-end-use-of-microbeads-in-their-products-9431984.html

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, May 05, 2014
 - ▶ DITCHING MICROBEADS:  THE SEARCH FOR SUSTAINABLE SKINCARE. Is smoother skin worth more than having potable water or edible fish? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/microbeads-cosmetics-gyres-plastics-pollution-makeup


Treehugger, August 07, 2014
 - ▶ GROSS!  PLASTIC BEADS IN TOOTHPASTE CAN GET STUCK IN YOUR GUMS http://www.treehugger.com/health/gross-plastic-beads-toothpaste-can-get-stuck-your-gums.html


Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2014
- ▶ TESTING THE CVS EFFECT ON MICROBEADS:  COULD OREAL AND UNILEVER BE BOLDER? http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/chemistry_materials/claire_sommer/testing_cvs_effect_microbeads_could_loreal_unilever

 

July 2, 2013 Treehugger
 - ▶ THREE COMPANIES COMMIT TO REMOVING PLASTIC BEADS FROM THEIR BODY PRODUCTS http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/3-companies-commit-removing-plastic-beads-their-body-products.html


New Scientist, June 23, 2014
 - ▶ WHY ILLINOIS IS FIRST US STATE TO BAN THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF COSMETICS THAT CONTAIN PLASTIC MICROBEADS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25773-why-illinois-has-banned-exfoliating-face-washes.html

 

HuffingtonPost Green, June 18, 2014

 - ▶ AN ODD TWIST - ILLINOIS 'MICROBEADS' BAN CAME WITH INDUSTRY COOPERATION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/18/illinois-microbeads-ban_n_5508703.html


 Grist, February 14, 2014

 - ▶ NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA MOVE TO BAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS CONTAINING MICROBEADS http://grist.org/news/new-york-california-move-to-ban-beauty-products-containing-microbeads/



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/


David Suzuki Foundation
 - ▶ ARE MICROFIBER CLOTHS ECO-FRIENDLY?  MICROFIBERS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT  http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/queen-of-green/faqs/cleaning/are-microfiber-cloths-eco-friendly/


ABC Australia, January 30, 2012

 - ▶ YOUR LAUNDRY IS LITTERING WORLD'S OCEANS WITH MICRO-PLASTIC PIECES ENDING UP IN FOOD CHAIN

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2012/s3418575.htm


The Guardian, October 27, 2014
 - ▶ INSIDE THE LONELY FIGHT AGAINST THE BIGGEST ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF:  MICRO FIBERS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/27/toxic-plastic-synthetic-microscopic-oceans-microbeads-microfibers-food-chain


ScientificAmerican, August 19, 2014
▶  TRILLIONS OF TINY PLASTIC PIECES RESIDE IN ARCTIC ICE
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trillions-of-tiny-plastic-pieces-reside-in-arctic-ice/


Summit Voice, December 11, 2014
 - ▶ "MICROPLASTICS ARE EVERYWHERE“.
Plastic pollution is far more widespread and prevalent in all the world’s oceans than more previously believed.  Far from being contained in several well-known ocean garbage patches, those “gyres” are acting like shredders, breaking the pollution in smaller bits that are subsequently transported far and wide   http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/12/11/environment-microplastics-are-everywhere/


Phys.org, February 24, 2015
-▶ FEARS OVER CORAL EATING PLASTIC IN AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF. Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are eating small plastic debris in the ocean, Australian researchers raising fears about the impact the indigestible fragments have on their health and other marine life. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-02-plastic-eating-coral-australia-barrier-reef.html#jCp


                                                 WATCH
           TINY MICROPLASTICS: THE PLANET'S HUGE THREAT
                      France 24 TV Video Report, June 25, 2014

Tiny plastic particles, barely visible, are infecting the world's sea and oceans, where they're being eaten by fish and other aquatic species before making their way up the food chain to our dinner plates. This week Down to Earth examines the efforts underway to measure the extent of this man-made pollution.

http://www.france24.com/en/20140622-down-to-earth-microplastics-planet-tiny-threat-boat-tara-science-plastic-pollution-oceans-mediterranean/


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


                                                      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


                                                   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



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                            THREAT TO SEA LIFE AND YOUR FOOD

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                                                         MIDWAY

                                      THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

               BIRDS, SEA LIFE CONSUMING PLASTIC TO THEIR DEATH 

                                              http://sco.lt/5P84GH

 

SummitVoice, July 19, 2013

 - ▶ MICROPLASTIC POLLUTION GETS INSIDE CRABS VIA GILLS.  Is There A Risk Higher Up The Food Chain? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/19/environment-microplastic-pollution-gets-inside-crabs-via-gills/

Nature World News, July 19, 2014

MICROPLASTICS ENTERING MARINE CREATURE BODY VIA GILLS:  IMPACT UP THE FOOD CHAIN http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/8144/20140719/microplastics-entering-marine-creatures-body-via-gills.htm

 

 The Independent, July 13, 2014
 - ▶ MICROPLASTIC WASTE:  THIS MASSIVE (TINY) THREAT TO SEA LIFE IS NOW IN EVERY OCEAN http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/microplastic-waste-this-massive-tiny-threat-to-sea-life-is-now-in-every-ocean-9602430.html


June 18, 2013 EurActiv
 - ▶ DUTCH WANT THEIR MUSSELS FREE FROM MICRO-PLASTIC LITTER, CALL ON EU TO ACT http://www.euractiv.com/science-policymaking/dutch-want-mussels-free-micro-pl-news-528673


 Guardian Environment, December 2, 2013
 - ▶ MOUNTING MICROPLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS HARMS EARTHWORMS OF THE SEA' AND ECOSYSTEMS HARMING FOOD CHAIN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/02/microplastic-pollution-harms-lugworms-sea-oceans


Mongabay, February 26, 2014
 ▶  PLASTIC WASTE INGESTED BY LUGWORMS THREATENS MARINE FOOD CHAINS According to the study, the lugworms feed less and breed less in areas heavily contaminated by microplastics and the harmful chemicals used to manufacture them. These include plasticizers, dyes and antimicrobials which, when discarded into the ocean, may also harm a multitude of sea creatures both large and small... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0226-barrett-plastic-thereatens-marine-worms.html

 

 Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Science, November 28, 2013

 - ▶ 'MICROPLASTIC' THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN WATERS http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/11/28/3900026.htm


                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                   KGW.Com, Portland, May 16, 2014
      MICROPLASTICS POLLUTING OREGON SHORES, KILLING WILDLIFE http://www.kgw.com/news/Microplastics-polluting-Ore-beaches-killing-wildlife-259470551.html


                                                          VIDEO:

                "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE?

                                           http://sco.lt/5sTmWv


Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2014

 - ▶ PLASTIC MICROBEADS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN LOS ANGELES "RIVER" . The tiny plastic beads, common in personal care products and not biodegradable, are an emerging concern among scientists and environmentalists... http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-0126-microbeads-20140126,0,7492777.story#axzz2re5vzXj4


UNEP, June 23, 2014
PLASTIC WASTE CAUSES FINANCIAL DAMAGE OF US$13 BILLION TO MARINE ECOSYSTEMS EACH YEAR AS CONCERN GROWS OVER MICROPLASTICS http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2791&ArticleID=10903&l=en

 


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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:

                                              THE FATAL SHORE

                                                    Documentary

                                      AN OCEAN AWASH IN PLASTIC

                                            http://sco.lt/7d7dyLDec


                                                      WATCH
        "INSIDE THE GREAT GARBAGE PATCH OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. However for the past 100 years Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life.

Today we're at the threshold that can't be reversed if we don't stop consuming the way we do as a human race. Pollution is becoming a devastatingly huge problem that will endanger humanity for generations to come. One such pollutant is our use of single-use plastic.

Everything we share, which is the ocean, belongs not to corporations or any individual. It belongs to the world as a whole and that's getting trashed. When we start losing those resources we'll lose our very quality of life. Our business system, environment system and our social system is not going to survive... it cannot survive. All the other species are suffering because of us. We'll also lose the ability our future generations to enjoy the quality of life that we were fortunate enough to have.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/



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



                                                     INFOGRAPH
                                                 http://5gyres.org/
UNDERSTANDING PLASTIC POLLUTION THROUGH EXPLORATION, EDUCATION AND ACTION


                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.

                                                      WATCH

                              Exceptional Documentary  (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                       How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                              For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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



 

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Voyage Reveals 'Planetary Scale' of Plastic in Oceans -- And Your Seafood

Voyage Reveals 'Planetary Scale' of Plastic in Oceans -- And Your Seafood | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Researchers on 70,000-mile voyage to investigate climate change say effect of humans is now 'truly planetary'...

September 27, 2012 - The Guardian: "It's too late to do much about what's already out there at this stage, as this stuff is going to hang around for thousands of years,"

 

The fatal impact of plastic pollutants on the marine environment has been widely observed, as birds and fish regularly consume waste products, which can be easily mistaken for jellyfish or other prey but cannot be degraded in the stomach. Plastics also slowly release toxins and other chemical substances that work their way up the marine food chain.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/27/plastic-debris-southern-ocean-pristine

 

WATCH: The Fatal Shore, Awash in Plastic - New Documentary http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2487927552/the-fatal-shore-awash-in-plastic-new-documentary

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Marine Drones Wanted to Rid the Gulf Seas of Billions of Tons of Plastic -

Marine Drones Wanted to Rid the Gulf Seas of Billions of Tons of Plastic - | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

This Marine Drone could clean up our dirty work. Can a wealthy Saudi fund this prototype to clean our seas?

Fourteen billion pounds of garbage, 90 percent of which is plastic, is dumped into the ocean every year and there is no sign of plastic waste reducing – in fact plastic waste has been increasing about 10% each year for the past 20 years. The largest landfill in the world is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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First Ever Map of Floating Plastic Aims to Save Baby Sea Turtles

First Ever Map of Floating Plastic Aims to Save Baby Sea Turtles | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
With an ambitious goal of mapping floating plastic pollution, one PhD student from Australia is hoping to make a big difference for sea turtles.
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Pacific garbage patch 100x larger than in 1972; fish ingest up to 24,000 tons of plastic each year

Pacific garbage patch 100x larger than in 1972; fish ingest up to 24,000 tons of plastic each year | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

A 100-fold upsurge in human-produced plastic garbage in the ocean is altering habitats in the marine environment, according to a new study led by a graduate student researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

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Coming to Grips with Plastic Pollution, One Bird at a Time - Midway

Coming to Grips with Plastic Pollution, One Bird at a Time - Midway | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Getting a handle on the scale of our plastic pollution problem is tough, but seeing it wrapped in the bones of a bird helps.
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Japanese tsunami debris makes its way into Hawaiian birds -- CNN VIDEO

Japanese tsunami debris makes its way into Hawaiian birds -- CNN VIDEO | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

March 11, 2013 - CNN US

Your first view of Kamilo Beach on Hawaii's Big Island is of majestic rock, postcard-worthy waves and miles of uninhabited beach. But look closer at the sand and you see specks of blue, yellow and white plastic... http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/11/us/hawaii-japan-tsunami-debris

 

MORE ON THE DEVASTATING PLASTIC TRASH IN OUR OCEANS

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

 

 

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The 'Endless' Clean-up & still contaminates much !

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Fukushima: The Biggest, Single Dumping of Trash Into Our Ocean -- MORE PLASTIC

Fukushima:  The Biggest, Single Dumping of Trash Into Our Ocean -- MORE PLASTIC | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Paris (AFP) March 8, 2013 - The tsunami that ravaged northeast Japan in March 2011 created the biggest single dumping of rubbish, sweeping some five million tonnes of shattered buildings, cars, household goods and other rubble into the sea.   ... http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Floating_tsunami_trash_to_be_a_decades-long_headache_999.html

 

                                               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

 

Guardian, March 8, 2013 :

▶  SPANISH SPERM WHALE DEATH LINKED TO UK SUPERMARKET SUPPLIER'S PLASTIC TRASH - Had swallowed 17kg of plastic waste dumped by greenhouses supplying produce to UK http://ow.ly/iE7QY

 

▶  SPERM WHALES:  HOW PLASTIC BAGS ARE POISONING THE PLANET'S GREATEST PREDATORS Feb 8, 2013 Mail Online http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096142/Sperm-whales-How-plastic-bags-poisoning-planets-greatest-predators.html

 

 

                                                        VIDEO

                          KILL PLASTIC, NOT WILDLIFE (6:00) 

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTQywfyECs0&sns=em

 

Common Dreams, Jan 18, 2013:

▶  NEWLY DISCOVERED 'PLASTIC ISLAND' SHOWS GLOBAL EPIDEMIC WORSENING http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/18-3

 

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

 

▶  HOW MUCH GARBAGE IS PUT INTO THE OCEAN EACH YEAR - APPROXIMATELY 14 BILLION POUNDS  http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_garbage_is_put_into_the_ocean_each_year

 

▶  OCEAN AWASH IN PLASTIC

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

 

National Geographic

▶  MARINE POLLUTION - CENTURIES OF ABUSE HAVE TAKEN A HEAVY TOLLhttp://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-marine-pollution/

 

▶  WHY ARE BRITISH FISH EATING PLASTIC? SERIOUS FOR FISH, SERIOUS FOR YOU AND OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/54HFsf

 

▶  YOUR LAUNDRY IS LITTERING WORLD'S OCEAN WITH MICRO-PLASTIC PIECES ENDING UP IN YOUR FOOD CHAIN

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2012/s3418575.htm

 

▶  THE WORLD'S RUBBISH DUMP - OUR OCEANS - A TIP THAT STRETCHES FROM HAWAII TO JAPAN -Green Living - Environment - The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/the-worlds-rubbish-dump-a-tip-that-stretches-from-hawaii-to-japan-778016.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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


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


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                                                        BYCATCH

                           Feb 27, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

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

 

                  FULL OCEANA REPORT, "WASTED CATCH"-pdf

                                     PHOTOS, INFOGRAPHS

                                                 March 2014

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


                                                       VIDEO

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


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


                                                    SLIDESHOW

                                 Discovery News, March 21, 2014

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


Oceana, March 20, 2014

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


Ensia, August 11, 2014

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


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


LiveScience via Oceana, March 26, 2014

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

 

                                                         VIDEO

                     "THE BIGGEST CATCH - National Geographic

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

 

Feb 28, 2013 The Daily Catch

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


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


Oceana, June 26, 2014

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

 

 

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


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


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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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


                                                 GHOST FISHING:

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



                                       

                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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


                                           

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

 

gCaptain, February 14, 2012

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

 

                                                    VIDEO:

              NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7

 

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

 

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

 

                                           BOTTOM TRAWLING

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


 

                                                          VIDEO

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

 

 

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

 

 Science Recorder, May 09, 2014

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


 

                                                          VIDEO

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

 


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

 

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


 

                                             LOOTING OUR SEAS: 

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

 

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

 

World Wildlife Fund, April 2014

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

 

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



                   100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                      SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                        http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH
                                    SEA THE TRUTH 1:00:15

                     IN 2048 OUR OCEANS COULD BE EMPTY

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

 

March 27, 2013 CNN

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

 

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

 

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

                                                     VIDEO:

                                            LOSING NEMO

                                http://vimeo.com/66514539

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

PLOS ONE:

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


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

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

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

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"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


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

 

                 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

 

 

 

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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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Tomorrow's life-saving medications may currently be living at the bottom of the sea

Tomorrow's life-saving medications may currently be living at the bottom of the sea | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

Jan 29, 2013 SCIENCE DAILY

 - ▶ TOMORROW'S LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS MAY CURRENTLY BE LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. Two new research articles demonstrate how the next class of powerful medications may currently reside at the bottom of the ocean.

Sea life studies aid researchers in several ways, including the development of new medications. Because many of these ocean animal species have existed in harmony with their bacteria for millions of years, these benign bacteria have devised molecules that can affect body function without side effects and therefore better fight disease.... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130129130949.htm

 

BBC Science and Environment, May 08, 2014
 - ▶ OCEAN MEDICINE HUNT:  A WILD WEST BENEATH THE WAVES? Scientists say the oceans could hold the key to finding the next generation of life-saving drugs http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27295159

 

 

                                       KEEP OUR OCEANS CLEAN:

Deep Sea News

 - ▶ DUMPING PHARMACEUTICAL WASTE IN THE DEEP SEA http://deepseanews.com/2008/04/dumping-pharmaceutical-waste-in-the-deep-sea/

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO: 

    SEAFLOOR CARNAGE - THE TRUTH ABOUT BOTTOM TRAWLING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/946040909/seafloor-carnage-the-truth-about-bottom-trawling

 

  - ▶ CHILE BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY TO PROTECT ALL VULNERABLE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS FROM BOTTOM TRAWLING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3995055732/chile-becomes-first-country-to-protect-all-all-vulnerable-marine-ecosystems-from-bottom-trawling

 

 

 - ▶ HOW MUCH GARBAGE IS PUT INTO THE OCEAN EACH YEAR - APPROXIMATELY 14 BILLION POUNDS  http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_garbage_is_put_into_the_ocean_each_year

 

 - ▶ HOW DOES LARGE AMOUNTS OF SEWAGE DUMPED INTO THE OCEAN KILL FISH http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_does_large_amounts_of_sewage_dumped_into_the_ocean_kill_fish

 

Environmental Health News, January 3, 2014
 - ▶ BANNED SCOTCHGARD CHEMICAL STILL CONTAMINATING SAN FRANCISCO SEALS. Living on the edge of a metropolitan hub, these seals are under scrutiny by scientists. There’s a mystery afoot in San Francisco Bay: A manmade chemical, pulled from production 12 years ago, is still turning up at high levels in the seals http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/jan/bay-seals-and-pfos

 

 - ▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 - ▶ MARINE POLLUTION - CENTURIES OF ABUSE HAVE TAKEN A HEAVY TOLL - National Geographic http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-marine-pollution/

 

 - ▶ WATER POLLUTION - CANADA TAKES CRAP FOR FLUSHING RAW SEWAGE INTO THE OCEAN -  According to Macleans, Canada’s leading news magazine, the sewage is a mixture of water, human waste, microorganisms, toxic chemicals, heavy metals, EXCRETED PHARMACEUTICALS and, potentially, pathogens such as cholera, typhoid and hepatitis B.  http://environment.about.com/od/waterpollution/a/canadasewage.htm

 

                                                       WATCH 

                                  "MERCURY RISING" - Short Film :

                                   Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                            http://sco.lt/6nrixF

 

 - ▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5P84GH

 

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

 

MORE ON OCEAN POLLUTION

- ▶ OCEAN AWASH IN PLASTIC

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

 

 

 

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Newly Discovered 'Plastic Island' in Oceans Shows Global Epidemic Worsening

Newly Discovered 'Plastic Island' in Oceans Shows Global Epidemic Worsening | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

JAN 18, 2012 - COMMON DREAMS

'Even if everyone stopped putting garbage in the ocean today, giant garbage patches would continue to grow for hundreds of years'


EcoWatch, February 25, 2015
DAVID SUZUKI:  WE HAVE TO STOP KILLING OUR OCEANS WITH PLASTIC http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/25/david-suzuki-stop-killing-oceans-plastic/

 

 

▶  THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET [infographic] - 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

 

                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. However for the past 100 years Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life.

Today we're at the threshold that can't be reversed if we don't stop consuming the way we do as a human race. Pollution is becoming a devastatingly huge problem that will endanger humanity for generations to come. One such pollutant is our use of single-use plastic.

Everything we share, which is the ocean, belongs not to corporations or any individual. It belongs to the world as a whole and that's getting trashed. When we start losing those resources we'll lose our very quality of life. Our business system, environment system and our social system is not going to survive... it cannot survive. All the other species are suffering because of us. We'll also lose the ability our future generations to enjoy the quality of life that we were fortunate enough to have.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

                                                      WATCH:

"The Fatal Shore, An Ocean Awash in Plastic" - New Documentary http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2487927552/the-fatal-shore-an-ocean-awash-in-plastic-new-documentary

 

                                                           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

 

 

 PLASTIC IN 'GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH' HAS INCREASED 100-FOLD - Killing Ocean Life and Ecosystem | Common Dreams https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/05/09-2



              INSIDE THE GREAT GARBAGE PATCH OF THE WORLD

                                         THE PLASTIC CURSE

                                            http://sco.lt/7SzdPl


 

 

MORE ON THE TRAGIC IMPACT PLASTICS ARE HAVING IN OUR OCEANS:

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Arctic is releasing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of enormous plumes of methane directly into earth's atmosphere.

Arctic is releasing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of enormous plumes of methane directly into earth's atmosphere. | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

The Independent, December 13, 2011
VAST METHANE 'PLUMES' SEEN IN ACTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS . Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane - a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide - have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region.

it’s strongly reminiscent of what is probably the worst possible climate scenario imaginable, a feedback loop so humongous and destructive that it would lead to runaway warming that makes today's runaway warming look tame by comparison. The last time this happened, it poisoned 90 percent of all life on earth with hydrogen sulfide gas, in a process described by paleontologist Peter Ward as "life killing itself off."...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/vast-methane-plumes-seen-in-arctic-ocean-as-sea-ice-retreats-6276278.html

 

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

                                                    WATCH

                           OUR RADICALLY CHANGING PLANET

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

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

                                                    AND

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

 

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

 

                                                 ANIMATION

                                  April 24, 2013 Arctic News

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

 August 2, 2013 Reuters

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 August 4, 2013 Care2

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

May 15, 2013 Bloomberg

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

 

May 15, 2013- Washington Post

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Chemical & Engineering News, May 12, 2014
▶  TROVE OF TOXIC MERCURY LURKS IN MELTING ARCTIC SEA ICE http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/05/Trove-Toxic-Mercury-Lurks-Arctic.html

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                               CNN VIDEO:

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

 

                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING:

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

 

 

 

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

 

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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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

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

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

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

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Plastic Waste Increasing On Remote Arctic Seabed, Cameras Reveal

Plastic Waste Increasing On Remote Arctic Seabed, Cameras Reveal | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Yale Environment 360, October 24, 2014
:PLASTIC WASTE INCREASING ON REMOTE ARCTIC SEABED, CAMERAS REVEAL Deep-sea cameras deployed to monitor biodiversity on the Arctic seabed have documented a significant rise in the amount of plastic waste and other litter on the remote sea floors of the Far North, according to a new study. In a detailed analysis of the photographs — which are taken every 30 seconds by a deep-sea observatory reaching depths of 2,500 meters .... http://e360.yale.edu/digest/plastic_waste_increasing__on_remote_arctic_seabed_cameras_reveal/3672/

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MIDWAY: BIRDS, SEA LIFE CONSUMING PLASTIC TO THEIR DEATH: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

MIDWAY: BIRDS, SEA LIFE CONSUMING PLASTIC TO THEIR DEATH: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

▶   OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC  - Montréalités Justice http://www.montrealites.ca/justice/2012/01/our-oceans-are-drowning-in-plastic.html#.UUa5gRk0ORQ


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


The Guardian, October 31, 2014
FEDS WARN PLASTIC BAG MAKERS OVER MISLEADING BIODEGRADABLE CLAIM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/31/biodegradable-plastic-oxodegradable-bags-bioplastic-ftc-warning

 

                                                 WATCH

                                 DO WE HAVE THE COURAGE?

            A Moving Short FILM About MIDWAY  by Chris Jordan -                              http://www.midwayfilm.com/

 

                                      THE MIDWAY PROJECT

 On Midway Atoll - 3,200 miles from both Seattle and Seoul - the scourge of plastic pollution in the oceans is obvious and disturbing. Need proof? Just look inside a dead albatross. The American artist Chris Jordan has. 

                                        WATCH SHORT FILM.

                        "MIDWAY, MESSAGE FROM THE GYRE"

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/the-fatal-shore-awash-in-plastic/?ref=world

 

New Scientist, May 3, 2014
▶   PLASTIC RUBBISH TAKES EGG'S PLACE IN ALBATROSS NEST. Our rubbish has reached the farthest corners of the Earth. Albatrosses feed some 5 tons of plastic each year to their chicks, with fatal results as seen in a series of shocking images by photographer Chris Jordan. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25656-plastic-rubbish-takes-eggs-place-in-albatross-nest.html#.U4jCTy_O7NU

 

                                                 WATCH

             CHRIS JORDAN ON "FEELING" THE MIDWAY PROJECT  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/982610119/chris-jordan-on-feeling-the-midway-project

 

 Conservation Magazine, February 12, 2014
▶   PLASTIC INGESTION BY SEABIRDS IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/plastic-ingestion-seabirds-worse-thought/

 

  University of California, San Diego, March 09, 2012

▶   FISH INGEST UP TO 24,000 TONS OF PLASTIC EACH YEAR: PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH 100 TIMES LARGER THAN IN 1972 http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/05/09/pacific-garbage-patch-100x-larger-than-in-1972-fish-ingest-up-to-24000-tons-of-plastic-each-year/

 

 MailOnLine, February 08, 2012
▶  SPERM WHALES: HOW PLASTIC BAGS ARE POISONING THE PLANET'S GREATEST PREDATORS: 65ft long sperm whales are being killed by human pollution http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096142/Sperm-whales-How-plastic-bags-poisoning-planets-greatest-predators.html

 

                                                    WATCH
            GARBAGE ISLAND:  AN OCEAN FULL OF PLASTIC (Part 1/3)
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D41rO7mL6zM

 

 The Epoch Times, May 28, 2014
- ▶  TOXIC EFFECTS OF OCEAN PLASTIC FAR GREATER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT When dead seabirds washed up in their thousands along the eastern and southern seaboards of Australia last year, biologist Dr Jennifer Lavers became worried, very worried. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/700374-toxic-effects-of-ocean-plastic-far-greater-than-previously-thought/

 

Los Angeles Times, December 26, 2013
- ▶  PLASTIC GYRES: AN ECOSYSTEM OF OUR OWN MAKING COULD POSE MAJOR THREAT TO HUMANS AND SEA LIFE AS DANGEROUS PATHOGENS RELEASED INTO ENVIRONMENT http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-plastisphere-20131228,0,811701.story#axzz2p0CdZodP


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

 

    BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF OIL-BASED PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

          IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                         http://sco.lt/5LdeMb

 

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Scientific American, June 08, 2014
I JUST WANT TO SAY ONE WORD TO YOU:  PLASTIGLOMERATE. Thanks to us humans, there's a new type of rock in the geologic record. And it's part plastic. The new substance appears to be persistent, destined to stick around for a long, long time. And that's the kind of techno-fossil that may prove to be a hallmark of the Anthropocene age, this time of humanity shaping the planet. http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/new-rock-part-plastic/

 

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

 

 ▶   WAITER, WHY DOES MY FISH TASTE LIKE PLASTIC?  http://sco.lt/6uWnjd

 

▶   OUR PLASTICS WILL POLLUTE OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS http://phys.org/news/2013-01-plastics-pollute-oceans-hundreds-years.html

 

March 12, 2013 - National Geographic

- ▶  SHOULD PLASTICS BE LABELED 'HAZARDOUS' TO REDUCE OCEAN POLLUTION? http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/12/should-plastics-be-labeled-hazardous-to-reduce-ocean-pollution/


 

                                                           VIDEO:

               "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

                                                http://sco.lt/5sTmWv


                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                   KGW.Com, Portland, May 16, 2014
MICROPLASTICS POLLUTING OREGON SHORES, KILLING WILDLIFE http://www.kgw.com/news/Microplastics-polluting-Ore-beaches-killing-wildlife-259470551.html


 Your World Today, January 30, 2012

▶   YOUR LAUNDRY IS LITTERING WORLD'S OCEANS WITH MICRO-PLASTIC PIECES - ENDING UP IN FOOD CHAIN http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2012/s3418575.htm


 

▶   PLASTIC DEBRIS IN OUR OCEANS KILLING AND POLLUTING OUR FOOD CHAIN, DESTROYING ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/7rye6j

 

 The Guardian, September 29, 2012

▶   VOYAGE REVEALS 'PLANETARY SCALE' OF PLASTIC IN OCEAN -- AND YOUR SEAFOOD  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/27/plastic-debris-southern-ocean-pristine

 

New York Times,

THE FATAL SHORE, AWASH IN PLASTIC  http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/the-fatal-shore-awash-in-plastic/?ref=world

 

 NRDC,
PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OUR OCEANS - WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/plastic-ocean/

 

Climate Progress, March 31, 2014

▶  PLASTIC SOUP OF OCEAN GARBAGE OBSCURES SEARCH FOR MALAYSIA PLANE DEBRIS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/31/3420870/ocean-garbage-malaysia-airplane-search/

 

                                                WATCH (6:00)

                                  KILL PLASTIC NOT WILDLIFE

                                          http://sco.lt/5GqEBF

 

▶   THE WORLD'S RUBBISH DUMP STRETCHES FROM HAWAII TO JAPAN  - The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/the-worlds-rubbish-dump-a-tip-that-stretches-from-hawaii-to-japan-778016.html

 

                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
Today we're at the threshold that can't be reversed if we don't stop consuming the way we do as a human race. Pollution is becoming a devastatingly huge problem that will endanger humanity for generations to come. One such pollutant is our use of single-use plastic. All the other species are suffering because of us. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

 Mother Nature Network, March 01, 2011
▶   WHAT CAN 28,000 RUBBER DUCKIES LOST AT SEA TEACH US ABOUT OUR OCEANS? http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/what-can-28000-rubber-duckies-lost-at-sea-teach-us-about-

 

 NRDC, Switchboard, October 30, 2013
▶   TOP-10 SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/lmonroe/ucla_expert_report_top-10_solu.html

 

▶   NEWLY DISCOVERED 'PLASTIC ISLAND' IN OCEANS SHOWS GLOBAL EPIDEMIC WORSENING http://sco.lt/7UEq0n

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC BOTTLE - THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Bottled water -- clean, portable and good for you -- is the drink of choice for health-conscious consumers who balk at sugary sodas and juices... http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2012-10-02/the-life-of-a-plastic-water-bottle.html

 

                                               AND MORE VIDEOS

                       http://www.youtube.com/journeytomidway


Yale Environment 360, October 24, 2012

▶   PLASTIC WASTE INCREASING ON REMOTE ARCTIC SEABED, CAMERAS REVEAL http://e360.yale.edu/digest/plastic_waste_increasing__on_remote_arctic_seabed_cameras_reveal/3672/


National Geographic

▶   MARINE POLLUTION - CENTURIES OF ABUSE HAVE TAKEN A HEAVY TOLL http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-marine-pollution/

 


GHOST FISHING: DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP  http://sco.lt/7jiLC5

 

 

                                               AND MORE ARTICLES:

 

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

 

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

 

▶   PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION WITHIN NEXT 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/58mqQL

 


                                                       WATCH

                                Another Stunner From BBC Nature.....

                                    "BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET"

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

 

 

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The human species and the plight of the Midway Island Albatross -

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WATCH: Trailer "MIDWAY" A very powerful and important project - Our Plastic-laden Oceans

MIDWAY is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy.

Near the heart of the Pacific Ocean, Midway Island is one of the most remote places on Earth, and the iconic site of a world-changing naval battle. Today Midway is inhabited by a million Laysan albatrosses-- magnificent and beautiful seabirds who range over the entire Pacific from their home base on the island. Midway is a multi-layered kaleidoscope of natural wonder and human history, and it also serves as a powerful lens into a shocking environmental tragedy: tens of thousands of albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch....



Stomach Contents of Seabirds Show that Marine Plastic Pollution Is out of Control http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2140129000/stomach-contents-of-seabirds-show-that-marine-plastic-pollution-is-out-of-control

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Sea change - The Loss of Ocean Species is Staggering

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

-Financial Times

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


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

 

                                                         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

 

OCEANS SO DEPLETED SOME WILD FISH STOCKS MAY NEVER RECOVER : CHANGING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2569118699/oceans-so-depleted-some-wild-fish-stocks-may-never-recover-changing-ocean-ecosystems-forever

 

LOOTING OUR SEAS: 

'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacifichttp://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3844525946/looting-our-seas-free-for-all-decimates-fish-stocks-in-the-southern-pacific

 

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

 

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

 

                                                         WATCH:

CHANGING SEAS: TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 

 

 

                                          LOTS OF VIDEOS AND MORE ON

                          "THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING"

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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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