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To The Last Fish: Our Oceans Are Emptying. Our Oceans Are Dying
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Dolphins showing up on world dinner plates

Dolphins showing up on world dinner plates | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
New York (UPI) Jan 5, 2012 -
U.S. and Canadian conservationists say a survey found marine mammals like whales, dolphins and manatees are increasingly on the menu in poor countries.
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Whales Strand in New Zealand; 7 Dead, 18 Refloated

Whales Strand in New Zealand; 7 Dead, 18 Refloated | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
25 whales strand on New Zealand beach; 7 dead, 18 refloated but not out of danger...
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The Evil Twin of Climate Change– Ocean acid threatens food chain

The Evil Twin of Climate Change– Ocean acid threatens food chain | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

ABOARD THE AURORA AUSTRALIS, Southern Ocean, Jan 7 AAP - They call themselves Team Acid and are trawling the Southern Ocean with fine nets to see if the shells of tiny marine snails are thinning because of ocean acidification.

 

 

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

 

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Support a Semporna Shark Sanctuary and the future of our oceans. - The Petition Site

A third of all shark species are nearly extinct and some species of sharks such as the hammerhead have...
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World's Leading Scientists Issue Unprecedented Plan For Protecting Ocean and Marine Life

World's Leading Scientists Issue Unprecedented Plan For Protecting Ocean and Marine Life | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, the world’s largest environmental organizations, working with scientists, the business community and international governments, met specifically to develop a comprehensive and achievable agenda to reverse the decline in...
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Will 2012 be the Year for the international fishing community to stop "pirate fishing"

by Bob MarshallEfforts Underway to Stop "Pirate Fishing" It looks like 2012 may be the year the international fishing community begins an aggressive effort to stop "pirate fishing"--that worldwide fleet of boats operating in direct violation of the...
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TREATING THE SYMPTOM NOT THE CAUSE: Fix acid oceans by dumping alkali in them? Forget it - New Scientist

TREATING THE SYMPTOM NOT THE CAUSE: Fix acid oceans by dumping alkali in them? Forget it  - New Scientist | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Suggestions that we can dump alkaline chemicals into the oceans to prevent acidification seems dead in the water – it would cost trillions of dollars...
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Bluefin Sells for Record $740,000: In New Year, Same Threats for Tuna in Japan

Bluefin Sells for Record $740,000: In New Year, Same Threats for Tuna in Japan | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Tokyo's famed Tsukiji market rang in the first auction of 2012 with a record sale when a local sushi company bought a 593-pound bluefin tuna for over $740,000. (This is one very expensive fish, bluefin tuna need more conservation help now than ever!
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Halt Oil Exploration in Grey Whale Habitat - The Petition Site

The Western North Pacific gray whale is currently under threat of extinction and now Sakhalin Energy plans to build an o (609 signatures on petition) (RT @Lorel_EE: Pls sign & RT: Halt #BigOil Exploration in Grey #Whale Habitat:
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OCEAN of TRUTH

The ocean makes life on Earth possible, and it needs our help. Most people don't realize the long list of benefits the ocean provides us, nor how much we are...
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We Are Out of Time - Profiting From the Destruction of Our Planet

We Are Out of Time - Profiting From the Destruction of Our Planet | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Profiting From the Destruction of Our Planet
Big Industrial Food has taken us to a point of almost no Return.   Not only are we consuming ourselves out of existence, but through total disregard ...
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A New Perspective On Overfishing - Understanding the "trophic cascades" eco destruction

A New Perspective On Overfishing - Understanding the "trophic cascades" eco destruction | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
What is the state of modern fisheries, and how sustainable are current fishing practices? These are questions that can provoke heated debates among the fisheries biologists that study them, as well as among fishermen, ...
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Fisherman's gold: Shark fin hunt empties west African seas

Fisherman's gold: Shark fin hunt empties west African seas | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Saint Louis, Senegal (AFP) Jan 8, 2012 - Retired fisherman Sada Fall is upbeat. His two sons are returning from sea with a boatload of gold, as he calls shark fins, whose value has near-obliterated the ocean's top predator in these seas.
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Stop Commercial Shipping From Killing Whales - The Petition Site

Stop commercial ships from killing whales by helping set speed limits in our marine sanctuaries....
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Senegalese sharks threatened by overfishing

Hundreds of sharks are caught every year in Senegal, and exported to the far east or elsewhere on the African continent. But scientists are concerned that th...

 

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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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Seafloor carnage: the truth about bottom trawling

Destructive fishing practices and overfishing are among the most significant threats facing our oceans today. A single pass of bottom trawl removes up to 20% of seafloor fauna and flora.

 

BOTTOM TRAWLING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN:  AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6yvlEf

 

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/

 

 

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Overfishing Threat To Future Taiwanese Fishing Fleet

Overfishing Threat To Future Taiwanese Fishing Fleet | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Ocean ecology surrounding Taiwan is threatened by overfishing, a new report warns.

Data from the Taiwan’s Fishery Agency indicate that the annual catch from coastal fisheries last year decreased 42.69 percent compared to 2001’s catch.

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NIGERIA raises alarm over the imminent collapse of the fishing industry

NIGERIA raises alarm over the imminent collapse of the fishing industry | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Escalating cost may ground N50b fishing industryThe Nation“The supply of this product to the industrial fishing operators requires government's intervention and support, if all the fishing companies must remain in business.
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Cetaceans under siege as man-made perils blight the oceans

Cetaceans under siege as man-made perils blight the oceans | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Whales, dolphins and porpoises have no respite from oil and chemicals, fishing nets, shipping, noise pollution and a host of other dangers brought about by man's unrelenting destruction of the oceans says Anthony Wall...
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We Know So Little: Lost world of creatures at Antarctic deep-sea vents

We Know So Little: Lost world of creatures at Antarctic deep-sea vents | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Using Remotely Operated Vehicles to explore deep-sea hydrothermal vents near Antarctica, a British team has found creatures new to science.
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Tell Obama to Stop the Whale Slaughter Now - The Petition Site

Gearing up to kill over 1,000 whales in internationally protected waters, Japan's senior vice-minister announced tha (981 signatures on petition) (RT @Lorel_EE: Pls sign & RT: Tell Obama to Stop the #Whale Slaughter Now:
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Dolphin sandwich, anyone? Eating of sea mammals on rise as fall in fish sees fishermen struggling to make ends meet

Dolphin sandwich, anyone? Eating of sea mammals on rise as fall in fish sees fishermen struggling to make ends meet | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
The eating of sea mammals is becoming increasingly popular in poor nations across the world as fishermen struggle to make ends meet because of a fall in coastal fish catches.
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New England Cod Crisis Has No Easy Answers - Huffington Post

New England Cod Crisis Has No Easy Answers - Huffington Post | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Press HeraldNew England Cod Crisis Has No Easy AnswersHuffington PostIf they exceed it, they're illegally overfishing and regulators are charged with "immediately" stopping it.
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Overfishing 101 - Pew Environment Group

Overfishing 101 - Pew Environment Group | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Fishermen, conservationists and scientists have actively debated how best to manage our ocean fish populations for decades. But with so much at stake, it's critical that as many Americans as possible be actively engaged in this discussion.
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