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Eavesdropping on the squid world

Eavesdropping on the squid world | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Scientists are starting to get a much clearer understanding of what squid can hear and how they respond to sound.
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Overfishing Leaves Much of Mediterranean a Dead Sea, Study Finds

Overfishing Leaves Much of Mediterranean a Dead Sea, Study Finds | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Centuries of overexploitation of fish and other marine resources — as well as invasion of fish from the Red Sea — have turned some formerly healthy ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea into barren places, the National Geographic Society said in a...
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Oceans: Our Living Resource (Infographic)

Oceans: Our Living Resource (Infographic) | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
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Oceans' Sad Future: A Sea of Small Fish - Animated VIDEO Spanning 100 years - OVERFISHING

Oceans' Sad Future: A Sea of Small Fish - Animated VIDEO Spanning 100 years - OVERFISHING | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Christensen, a professor at the University of British Columbia and director of the new Nereus program that aims to predict the future of the world's oceans, had good reason to give a warning so dire.

A virtual 3D model of the oceans where future impacts of climate change and conservation decisions can be predicted. The model spans a hundred years, from 1960-2060.

Researchers gaze into the future of the world’s oceans and predict how climate will impact the world oceans, and advise how to insure that there will be healthy oceans for coming generations.

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Dangerous Neurotoxins Found In Shark Fins: A Human Health Concern - Clinical Studies

Dangerous Neurotoxins Found In Shark Fins: A Human Health Concern - Clinical Studies | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Clinical Studies at Univ. of Miami shows alarming accumulation of BMAA neurotoxins in shark fins, which may pose a serious threat to shark fin consumers

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Somalia: Rich Maritime Resources Being Plundered BY industrial fishing vessels from Europe and Asia

Somalia: Rich Maritime Resources Being Plundered BY industrial fishing vessels from Europe and Asia | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
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"Having over-fished their home waters, these sophisticated factory ships are seeking catch in one of the world's richest remaining fishing zones," says the report published by the New York-based Global Policy Forum (GPF).

"The foreign boats are illegal, unreported and unregulated - part of a growing international criminal fishing enterprise," it says.

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Ocean trench: Take a dive 11,000m down - Great Graphic

Ocean trench: Take a dive 11,000m down - Great Graphic | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

SCROLL TO SEE THE OCEAN 'S DEEPEST DEPTHS:

Icy cold, pitch black and with crushing pressures - the deepest part of the ocean is one of the most hostile places on the planet. Only two explorers have made the epic journey there: 11km (seven miles) down to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench. As a new wave of explorers is gearing up to repeat this remarkable dive, take a look at the mysterious world that they will be plunging into.

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World Bank issues SOS for oceans, backs alliance

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The World Bank announced on Friday a global alliance to better manage and protect the world's oceans. The partnership would bring together countries, scientific centers, non-governmental groups, international organizations, foundations and the private sector. "We need a new SOS: Save Our Seas," Zoellick said in announcing the alliance.

 

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Australia's turtle 'mercy missions'

Australia's turtle 'mercy missions' | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Flooding has seen large numbers of sea reptiles dying along the country's east coast.
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World Fish Stocks, Fisheries Maps, Aquaculture Statistics - Earth Web Site

Key facts, charts, and maps about the world's fish stocks and human use of fish.
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Path of ocean tsunami debris mapped out

Path of ocean tsunami debris mapped out | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
A year on, modellers continue to provide daily forecasts of the likely spread of floating debris washed out into the Pacific by the Japanese Tohoku megatsunami.

Japanese estimates suggested perhaps 20 million tonnes of debris were generated by the earthquake and the incoming rush of water on 11 March last year. So far, the debris field has spread in length more than 2,000 nautical miles, and is more than 1,000 nautical miles wide

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Can We Eat Our Fish and Protect Them Too?

Can We Eat Our Fish and Protect Them Too? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Video: It’s hard to not feel guilty about eating seafood these days as reports of overfishing and collapsed fisheries abound.

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Carbon Dioxide Breaking Down Marine Ecosystems - Could Unravel Completely

Carbon Dioxide Breaking Down Marine Ecosystems - Could Unravel Completely | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

If carbon dioxide emissions don’t begin to decline soon, the complex fabric of marine ecosystems will begin fraying — and eventually unravel completely, two new studies conclude.

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Industrial Fishing grew 146 percent in 2011 over 2010

Industrial Fishing grew 146 percent in 2011 over 2010 | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Fishing grows 146 percentAngolaPressLuanda – The fish capture of the semi-industrial fishing, this year (2011) reached 30582 tones, representing a growth of 146 percent comparing to 2010.
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No easy fix for overfishing around world

No easy fix for overfishing around world | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Many fisheries are hurtling toward collapse. Acidification, warming, the destruction of coral reefs: The biggest problems facing the sea are as vast, deep and seemingly intractable as the oceans themselves.

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BOTTOM TRAWLING: Kerala fishermen now venturing deeper into the sea to stay afloat

BOTTOM TRAWLING: Kerala fishermen now venturing deeper into the sea to stay afloat | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.

The annual production of fish in the state has come down by 40,000 tonnes in the last nine years. However, the volume of fish caught by mechanized trawlers has doubled from around one lakh tonnes to over two lakh tonnes in the last 20 years. And traditional fishing has decreased by nearly 60 per cent in the same period, data with state directorate of fisheries showed.

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Making ECOCIDE a Law at Rio+20 - Putting People and Planet First

Making ECOCIDE a Law at Rio+20 - Putting People and Planet First | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Rio+20 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create targets for sustainable development. I applaud the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goals, they are our starting point. To make these aspirations a reality, international law that places people and planet first is necessary to establish a level playing field for everyone around the world. Achieving this requires a commitment to outlawing destructive business practices and creating laws that prioritises green, clean, and life-enhancing business. One law that does just that is my proposal to make Ecocide a crime. [http://www.eradicatingecocide.com/thesolution/].


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The End of a Myth | Saving Our Seas: The Largest Wilderness On Earth

The End of a Myth | Saving Our Seas: The Largest Wilderness On Earth | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

We thought the sea was infinite and inexhaustible. It is not. Exploring a new vision for Earth’s greatest wilderness.

Ever since the first humans gazed, awed, out to sea, we have believed the ocean is infinite, inexhaustible, boundlessly tolerant of whatever abuse we may hurl at it. Wrong. The ocean is much more fragile than we ever realized, Julia Whitty writes in the cover story for the new issue of OnEarth magazine, and a new vision for its future is long overdue.

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BLACK LANDING: Fishing skippers and factory fined nearly £1m for illegal catches

BLACK LANDING: Fishing skippers and factory fined nearly £1m for illegal catches | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Police uncover 'serious and organised' criminality in £63m scam to breach European fishing quotas...
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FISH BANKS: Can We Eat Our Fish and Protect Them Too?

FISH BANKS: Can We Eat Our Fish and Protect Them Too? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The ocean is like a checking account where everybody withdraws but nobody makes a deposit. This is what’s happening because of overfishing. Many fisheries have collapsed, and 90 percent of the large fish, sharks and tuna and cod, are gone.

 

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High definition polarization vision discovered in cuttlefish

High definition polarization vision discovered in cuttlefish | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

TerraDaily, February 24, 2012
▶  HIGH DEFINITION POLARIZATION VISION DISCOVERED IN CUTTLEFISH 

Cuttlefish have the most acute polarization vision yet found in any animal, researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered by showing them movies on a modified LCD computer screen to test...

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/High_definition_polarization_vision_discovered_in_cuttlefish_999.html


VIDEO : The Scuttlefish, February 18, 2015
▶  HUMANS MAY HAVE A THING OR TWO TO LEARN ABOUT ROMANCE...FROM THE CUTTLEFISH http://thescuttlefish.com/2015/02/humans-may-have-a-thing-or-two-to-learn-about-romance-from-cuttlefish/


Monterey Bay Aquarium
▶  THE FLAMBOYANT CUTTLEFISH http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animal-guide/octopus-and-kin/flamboyant-cuttlefish




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Revealed: the new species threatened by deep-sea mining

Revealed: the new species threatened by deep-sea mining | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
The lure of deep sea mining in the Pacific and Indian oceans could mean the destruction of species only just discovered on the ocean floor...
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UNESCO: Marine scientists alarmed about increasing threats to ocean ecosystems

UNESCO: Marine scientists alarmed about increasing threats to ocean ecosystems | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

With rapid economic growth and population concentration, the coastal and marine environment has been experiencing increasing pressure from human activities. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.

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Amazon 'backs down' on sale of whale meat

Amazon 'backs down' on sale of whale meat | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Amazon 'backs down' on sale of whale meat...

The online retailing giant Amazon appears to have responded to pressure against whale meat sales on its Japanese language website.

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VIDEO: Even Sharks Make Friends : Their complex social lives

VIDEO: Even Sharks Make Friends : Their complex social lives | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

They have a reputation for being ruthless, solitary predators, but the opposite may be closer to the truth. VIDEO

 

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

 

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