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To The Last Fish: Our Oceans Are Emptying. Our Oceans Are Dying
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Sounds of the Sea: Listening to the sounds of the deep ocean floor on line

Sounds of the Sea: Listening to the sounds of the deep ocean floor on line | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
The weird and wonderful sounds of the deep ocean we can all now listen to - without getting wet.

Satellite photos used to be for military eyes only, but Google Earth changed all that. Now something similar is happening to the ocean depths, with any web user able to listen in and "surf the sea floor" - and the US Navy is not happy.

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The king penguin colony on South Georgia island – in pictures

The king penguin colony on South Georgia island – in pictures | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Andy Rouse's stunning photographic study of the king penguin colony on South Georgia in the south Atlantic, where thousands of penguins instinctively herd their young into giant huddles to stop them dying from cold (The king penguin colony on South...

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Australian Government's stance on whaling looks weak

Australian Government's stance on whaling looks weak | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
The Australian community's revulsion at the unnecessary and barbaric slaughter of whales is apodictic.
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Crazy Video: The Gnarliest Waves Ever Surfed

Crazy Video: The Gnarliest Waves Ever Surfed | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
If you didn't respect the ocean before, this will tell you why you should.
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For Seal Pups on Thin Ice, a Short Childhood

For Seal Pups on Thin Ice, a Short Childhood | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Fewer ice drifts and an earlier arrival of spring imperil many harp seal pups.

For a mother harp seal, timing is everything. Pups are born and nursed on seasonal sea ice during a brief window before the spring sun melts the ephemeral nursery. After only 12 days, the mother weans her pups and the family slides into the ocean together.

Should the ice melt early, however, the pups will meet an early end, either drowning in the sea or getting crushed by shifting floes. In 2010, nearly 100 percent of the eastern Canadian pups were estimated to have perished in this situation.

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The Beautiful Aquatic Life of Australia!

What a healthy ocean ecosystem looks like...Let's restore all of our oceans to life !!!

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Chris Jordan on "Feeling" The Midway Project

In this video by Riley Morton, photographer Chris Jordan discusses his Midway Project; documenting the tragic phenomenon of the death of the local albatross population due to excessive intake of plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Egypt's Red Sea Sharks Face Extinction

Egypt's Red Sea Sharks Face Extinction | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Arab Spring in Egype has been a failure for sharks. Since last year’s political uprising, and consequent deterioration of law enforcement, poachers supplying restaurants with illicit shark fins have driven the Red Sea shark population down by as much as 80 percent. The scenario without the top-feeder sharks is a downward spiral of ecological destruction.

 

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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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MISSION BLUE: Have Fun Exploring Biodiversity on Google Earth!

Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEA):

 

Have Fun Exploring Biodiversity on Google Earth!

What reef animal comes in a rainbow of crazy colors, can throw out its stomach to immobilize predators, then creep away and regrow a brand-new stomach? Its the sea cucumber, prized as a gastronomic delight by some cultures and beginning to yield some of its secrets to scientists.

Google Earth Tour videos offer us the opportunity to explore our ocean planet's biodiversity - featuring Sea Grapes, Arctic Tern, Sea Cucumber and the magnificent Bluefin Tuna in the video below.

To learn more about the project and see all the tours, click here! Google Earth - Encyclopedia of Life

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The Sea and Me: Green your life

The Sea and Me: Green your life | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The growing devastation caused by overfishing shows no signs of being remedied as politicians put the telescope to their blind eye

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Better Than Mayan Calendar, and Perhaps Even Less Probable: Overfishing to End in 2012

Better Than Mayan Calendar, and Perhaps Even Less Probable: Overfishing to End in 2012 | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
A federal law, as amended in 2007, required all U.S. fisheries to have management plans, and catch limits that would end overfishing by 2012. And look what year it is!
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Ship Breaks Apart off Western Australia Coast

Ship Breaks Apart off Western Australia Coast | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 A phosphate ship has broken up up in rough waters just off the coast of Christmas Island, leaking oil and scattering potentially damaging phosphate sediment across coral reef.

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High mercury levels in Antarctic waters sea 4x more than...

High mercury levels in Antarctic waters sea 4x more than... | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Scientists have found alarming levels of mercury in the waters near Antarctica They blame man-made poisons brought on by overfishing in what were once pristine environmental conditions...


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Carbon Dioxide Affecting Fish Brains

Carbon Dioxide Affecting Fish Brains | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Increasing human carbon dioxide emissions may be impacting the brains and central nervous systems of sea fish.
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Fishermen worried about marine pollution

Fishermen worried about marine pollution | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Fishermen are more worried now than before about the soaring marine pollution, which has brought about a mass migration of different edible species off the city's shorelines, and amongst them Indian Mackerel is a prominent one.

 

"The level of dirt spilling from shoreline located factories and residential areas has increased pollution of the sea, which resulted in exodus of fish, shrimp and crabs from coast to deeper waters," said local fishermen of Keamari on Saturday.

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Stop killing sharks: Australian conservation council

Stop killing sharks: Australian conservation council | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

"These marine icons are susceptible to the impacts of fishing as they are slow growing, late to mature and produce few young," he said.

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Sensorbots: Swarms Of Sea-Crawling Robots To Explore Our Oceans' Depths

Sensorbots: Swarms Of Sea-Crawling Robots To Explore Our Oceans' Depths | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
These robot orbs are being readied to roll out by the hundreds to take measurements about the life and environment of hard to reach ocean depths.
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Mystery of the killer dolphins

Mystery of the killer dolphins | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Porpoises are being killed in increasing numbers by bottlenose dolphins around British coasts, apparently because of competition for food.
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Study: Man-made ocean acidity threatens sea life

Study: Man-made ocean acidity threatens sea life | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Man-made pollution is acidifying the world's oceans at unprecedented rates and threatening sea life, an international study reports.

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10 Marine Species on the Brink of Mass Extinction Due to Ocean Acidification

10 Marine Species on the Brink of Mass Extinction Due to Ocean Acidification | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Perhaps nowhere else is the immediacy of carbon emissions apparent than in the world's oceans. Just a minor change in the ocean's PH balance means mass death for these species.... http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/ocean-conservation/10-marine-species-brink-mass-extinction-due-ocean-acidification/?campaign=daily_nl

 

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NRDC: Ocean Blueprint

NRDC: Ocean Blueprint | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Ocean explorer Philippe Cousteau narrates this short video explaining the need for responsible planning to protect marine resources. Watch the Video >>

 

NRDC: Smarter planning in the sea helps industries work together & protects ocean life - Stopping ocean sprawl with smart coastal and marine spatial planning...

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TO THE LAST FISH: Industrial fishing association objects to fisheries quota bill

THEY ARE THE CAUSE OF EMPTY OCEANS !!! This is NOT about economy and jobs. It is about human and ocean survival.

 

The industrialists fear that the quota tender in Bío-Bío can cause serious problems to the sector.

At present, they worry that their participation in the landings, compared with the artisan fishing of the central south, has been falling steadily: while in 1991, the industry accounted for 90.3 per cent, last year it captured 37.1 per cent.

ASIPES argues that "with quotas agreed at the Fisheries Board, in 2013, the industry would reduce its participation to 29.8 per cent" reported Radio Bío Bío.

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Overfishing of western Pacific bigeye tuna continues

Overfishing of western Pacific bigeye tuna continues | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Overfishing of bigeye tuna continues in the western and central Pacific tuna fishery, the world’s biggest tuna fishery, according to the 2010 tuna fishery assessment report released this month by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

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U.S. Becomes First Country to Impose Catch Limits for All Fish

U.S. Becomes First Country to Impose Catch Limits for All Fish | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

In an effort to prevent overfishing of coastal seas, the United States will become the first country to impose catch limits for all 528 federally managed fish species.

“It’s something that’s arguably first in the world,” Eric Schwaab, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s assistant administrator for fisheries told the Washington Post. “It’s a huge accomplishment for the country.”

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FUKUSHIMA Radioactivity in the Ocean: Diluted, But Far from Harmless

FUKUSHIMA Radioactivity in the Ocean: Diluted, But Far from Harmless | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

With contaminated water from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear complex continuing to pour into the Pacific, scientists are concerned about how that radioactivity might affect marine life. Although the ocean’s capacity to dilute radiation is huge, signs are that nuclear isotopes are already moving up the local food chain.

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