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Hong Kong losing it's rare Chinese Pink Dolphins due to pollution: VIDEO As Mother Tries to Revive Calf

Hong Kong losing it's rare Chinese Pink Dolphins due to pollution: VIDEO As Mother Tries to Revive Calf | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

May 6, 2013 Hong Kong (AFP)

- ▶ HONG KONG RISKS LOSING ITS PINK DOLPHINS

Conservationists warned Monday that Hong Kong may lose its rare Chinese white dolphins, also known as pink dolphins for their unique colour, unless it takes urgent action against pollution and other threats.... http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Hong_Kong_risks_losing_its_pink_dolphins_groups_999.html

 

On Earth Magazine, March 13, 2014
- ▶ PINK DOLPHINS IN PERIL http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/03/get-this-dolphins-in-hong-kong-are-pink-too-bad-theyre-disappearing

 
                                                   VIDEO

- ▶ GRIEVING PINK DOLPHIN MOTHER SUPPORTING BODY OF HER DEAD CALF IN ATTEMPT TO REVIVE IT: Believed to be from toxins in mothers milk accumulated from polluted seawater    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230183/plight-hong-kongs-pink-dolphins

 

 August 5, 2013 Care 2
- ▶ PINK DOLPHINS FACE EXTINCTION - THANKS TO HUMAN DESTRUCTION http://www.care2.com/causes/pink-dolphins-face-extinction-thanks-to-human-destruction.html

 

May 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶ HONG KONG RISKS LOSING PINK DOLPHIN BECAUSE OF CHINA'S POLLUTION, CONSERVATIONS WARN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/06/hong-kong-pink-dolphins_n_3223579.html#slide=1512795

 

- ▶ YANGTZE FINLESS PORPOISE POPULATION NOSEDIVES TO 1,000 - EXTINCT BY 2025? http://sco.lt/5wO6Xh

 

 

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Mankind the biggest disaster the world has ever known.

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Do Whales Have Culture?

Do Whales Have Culture? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

April 25, 2013 National Geographic

HUMPBACK WHALE CULTURE BEHAVIOR

▶ New feeding strategy spreads among whales gathered to gorge on fish, says a new study—but is it culture?...

a new study finds strong evidence that a group ofhumpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in theGulf of Maine (map) is sharing a newly observed feeding behavior via their social networks. (See related blog: "Sharks Have Social Networks, Learn From Friends.") http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130425-humpback-whale-culture-behavior-science-animals/

 

The Dodo, July 24, 2014
▶ PHOTOS: AMY TAN:  WHAT YOU LEARN WHEN YOU WIM EYE-TO-EYE WITH A WHALE SHARK https://www.thedodo.com/community/AmyTan/amy-tan-what-you-learn-when-yo-640954750.html

 

 PLOS ONE, December 26, 2013

▶ UNDERWATER COMPOSITIONS: SONG SHARING BETWEEN SOUTHERN OCEAN HUMPBACK WHALES  http://blogs.plos.org/everyone/2013/12/26/underwater-compositions-song-sharing-between-southern-ocean-humpback-whales-2/

 

 

                                                       VIDEO
▶ YOUNG KILLER WHALE SWIMS UP TO BOAT, IMITATES MOTOR SOUNDS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/killer-whale-swims-up-to-boat-imitates-motors-sound.html

 

 Grist, December 06, 2013
▶ WHALES REFUSE TO LEAVE STRANDED POD MEMBERS AS THEY DIE http://grist.org/list/whale-pod-refuses-to-leave-stranded-pod-members-as-they-die/

 

According to NOAA, the whales, which can weigh more than 6,000 pounds and grow to be 24 feet long, have a close-knit social structure that can cause them to follow sick or lost members of their pod and then resist leaving those animals. Pilot whales usually travel in groups of 30 to 50

 

 Care 2, April 23, 2014
-▶15 WEIRD AND WONDERFUL FACT ABOUT WHALES (PLUS 4 AMAZING VIDEOS http://www.care2.com/greenliving/15-weird-facts-about-whales-plus-4-amazing-videos.html

 

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

 

Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2014
-▶SCIENTISTS ARE WHALE WATCHING FROM SPACE http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-whales-from-space-20140212,0,6882509.story#axzz2tKRh8mB8

 

 National Geographic, October 19, 2013

▶ KILLER WHALES UNDERGO MENOPAUSE - LIVE LONG FOR FAMILY
Killer whales have been revealed to be one of only three species whose females are known to undergo menopause—living on long after their reproductive years in order to help their offspring, particularly their sons, survive the rigors of young adulthood and later to help raise their grandchildren... http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131019-killer-whales-menopause-hot-flash-marine-mammals/?rptregcta=reg_free_np&rptregcampaign=20131016_rw_membership_n1p_us_ot_c1#

 

Grind TV, December 24, 2013
▶ KILLER WHALES DAZZLE IN HOUR-LONG SHOW OFF LOS ANGELES: LIKE SEAWORLD WITHOUT THE TANKS http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/killer-whales-dazzle-in-an-hourlong-show-off-l-a-like-seaworld-without-the-tanks/

 

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WHALE SHARK IN HAWAII GETS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH TOURISTS

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/07/whale-shark-hawaii-video_n_4558067.html?ir=Hawaii

 

                                                        PHOTOS

                                      MailOnLine, October 3, 2013

▶ WHALE CELEBRATES FREEDOM OF ITS FRIEND CUT FREE FROM LOBSTER NETS WITH INCREDIBLE LEAP BY HERO FISHERMEN;S BOAT http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2442461/Whale-celebrates-freedom-friend-cut-free-lobster-nets-incredible-leap-hero-fishermens-boat.html

 

Treehugger, September 30, 2013
▶ WHALE STAYS BY THE SIDE OF FRIEND TANGLED IN ROPE, CELEBRATES WHEN SHE'S FREED http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/whale-waits-his-tangled-friend-be-rescued-then-celebrates.html

 

May 22, 2013 Summit Voice
▶ WHALES CAN DIE A SLOW DEATH WHEN TANGLED IN FISHING GEAR http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/05/22/whales-can-die-a-slow-death-when-tangled-in-fishing-gear/

 

BBC News September 20, 2013
▶ HOW TO RESCUE WHALES TANGLED IN FISHING NETS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24181399

 

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

 

 TakePart, October 15, 2013
-▶ WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOAT, OR NOT ENOUGH SALMON? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/14/fight-rages-over-wild-orca-decline-too-many-boats-or-not-enough-salmon

 

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

 

Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2014

▶  25 DEAD PILOT WHALES FOUND OFF FLORIDA:  5 THINGS TO HELP UNDERSTAND IT http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-25-dead-pilot-whales-20140123,0,607073.story#axzz2re5vzXj4

 

                                                    VIDEO

                               A LIFE AMONG WHALES Movie

                                    Trailer Video - YouTube

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atk02pQjm3Y

 

Summit Voice, December 09, 2013

▶ STUDY FIND 5 DISTINCT HUMPBACK WHALE POPULATIONS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/09/study-finds-5-distinct-humpback-whale-populations/

 

                                               SLIDESHOW

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

 

 

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

 

 

 NBC News September 17, 2013

▶ READING A WHALE'S LIFE STORY FROM EAR WAX http://www.nbcnews.com/science/whales-life-story-recorded-its-ear-wax-8C11167240

 

Oceana, September 27, 2013

▶ BLUE WHALE'S STORY REVEALED THROUGH EAR WAX

http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/09/a-blue-whale-s-life-story-revealed-through-ear-wax

 

  ▶ ARE SEAGULLS KILLING WHALES IN PATAGONIA? http://sco.lt/5gaAtd

 

▶ FOUND: PIGMY WHALE THOUGHT EXTINCT FOR 2 MILLION YEARS http://sco.lt/7KZ25B

 

                                             SHORT VIDEO,
                   Mother Nature Network, November 18, 2013
                WHAT'S A HUMPBACK WHALE DOING IN THE FOREST? http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/whats-a-humpback-whale-doing-in-the-forest

 

 

▶ WHALES FLEE FROM MILITARY SONAR LEADING TO MASS STRANDINGS, RESEARCH SHOW http://sco.lt/5gRTvN

 

 ▶ SEA CREATURE BELONG IN THE OCEAN:  ORACAS, WHALES, DOLPHINS DO NOT BELONG IN SMALL AQUARIUM TANKS http://sco.lt/9E6V1t

 

Mail Online, December 06, 2013
▶ DOLPHIN CULTURE: 

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

 

▶ DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT:  DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPIL, 3 YEARS LATER http://sco.lt/5cPoG1

 

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                               Voice of Russia, December 16, 2013
▶ ICELAND TO INCREASE WHALING QUOTA BY 6%, INTENSIFYING CONDEMNATION OF THE PRACTICE http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_12_16/Iceland-to-increase-whaling-quota-by-6-2979/

 

Treehugger, June 09, 2014
▶ IT WAS TOO GOOD TO LAST:  JAPAN TO STEP UP EFFORTS TO RESUME WHALE HUNTING NEAR ANTARCTICA http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/it-was-too-good-last-japan-step-efforts-resume-whale-hunting-antarctica.html

 

 Nature World News, February 07, 2014
▶ U.S. CONSIDERS SANCTIONS ON ICELAND FOR ITS FIN WHALE HUNTING PROGRAM http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5934/20140207/considers-sanctions-iceland-fin-whale-hunting-program.htm

 

Science Insider, February 06, 2014
▶ JAPAN'S SCIENTIFIC WHALING:  AN EXPENSIVE AND DECEITFUL PROPOSITION http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2013/02/japans-scientific-whaling-expensive-proposition?ref=em

 

 ▶  WHEN OUR OCEANS RUN RED – Beyond “The Cove” | The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/when-our-oceans-run-red/

 

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                                              "SEA THE TRUTH

            BY 2048 THE OCEAN WILL BE EMPTY! (1:00:15) full-length

                                                http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 

 ▶  National Geographic, February 02, 2014

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

 

                                                        VIDEO
                          OCEANS: BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/78VQZ7

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶ BY-CATCH :  IMPACT ON SEA ANIMALS FROM DUMPING TWO THIRDS OF  HEALTHY FISH BACK INTO OCEAN  http://sco.lt/838P0z

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  -▶ LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'FREE-FOR-ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3844525946/looting-our-seas-free-for-all-decimates-fish-stocks-in-the-southern-pacific

 

 

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

 

 

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New Diseases, Toxins Harming Marine Life

New Diseases, Toxins Harming Marine Life | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

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The dead sea otters arrived at Melissa Miller's Santa Cruz, California, lab with bright-yellow eyes and gums, their livers destroyed. Harmful organisms usually found on land are infiltrating coastal areas, wreaking havoc on marine mammals.... scientists are just now beginning to understand how these and other toxins in the water are spurring the resurgence of some diseases and the creation of others, largely by weakening animals' immune systems. And with more development and pollution in coastal areas, the problem appears to be accelerating.... http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/04/130412-diseases-health-animals-science-environment-oceans/?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=env_20130424&utm_campaign=Content

 

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                                                KQEST TV
                        SEA OTTERS v. CLIMATE CHANGE

http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/sea-otters-urchins-kelp-climate-change/

 

 

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Great New Website: The Blue Carbon Initiative - IUCN

Great New Website: The Blue Carbon Initiative - IUCN | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

April 2, 2013 CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

Efforts to restore marine ecosystems that store vast amounts of carbon have received a boost with the launch of a new website that provides the latest blue carbon science and policy.

The International Blue Carbon Initiative is a coordinated, global program focused on mitigating climate change through the conservation and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems. Coastal ecosystems are some of the most productive on Earth. They provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as coastal protection from storms and nursery grounds for fish. We also know that they provide another integral service – sequestering and storing “blue” carbon from the atmosphere and oceans and hence are an essential piece of the solution to global climate change.... http://thebluecarboninitiative.org/

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 8, 2013 12:34 AM

UK link:: http://afloat.ie/marine-environment/marine-wildlife/item/21312-british-government-taken-to-task-over-marine-conservation-zones#.UWGmfF2yXhQ.twitter  

 

it will cost 'EveryOne, if nothing is done, not your money!

 

More:: There are a couple of major pathways for CO2 to be removed from the atmosphere. One isplant respiration. Plants absorb CO2 during their growth, and use it along with sunlight and water and other nutrients, to grow. The carbon in the CO2 is converted into plant matter, such as blanches, leaves, roots, etc. It is important to note that this absorption of CO2 is only temporary in the big scheme of things, because when the plant dies and decomposes, the plant matter will go back to CO2 during the decomposition process. Therefore, in its natural state, this is in balance... as much CO2 is absorbed as is emitted when averaged over time (not including processes such as deforestation, which is not in balance, and so right now, CO2is net being emitted by plants due to deforestation). 

The other major way to remove CO2 is the oceans. The oceans have a tremendous capacity to absorb CO2. However, when CO2 is dissolved in water, it becomes carbonic acid, and so the more CO2 in the oceans, the more acidic it becomes. This is a serious problem for sensitive marine ecosystems. Also, CO2 can only be absorbed at the surface of the water, which is in contact with air. And so to absorb a lot of CO2, you have to wait until the surface water is mixed with the water from the deep oceans. This takes hundreds to thousands of years to happen. That is why the increased CO2 emissions due to humans is so serious. All the CO2we are pumping into the air right now will stay in the air for a length of time comparable to recorded human history.


There are no other known methods to remove CO2 from the air on the scale that we are emitting it !!!

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World's Only Freshwater, Finless Porpoise on brink of extinction

World's Only Freshwater, Finless Porpoise on brink of extinction | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

April 6, 2013 - Focusing On Wildlife

The Yangtze finless porpoise population has declined to a mere 1,000 individuals, making the endangered species even more rare than the wild giant panda, the 2012 Yangtze Freshwater Dolphin Survey Report reveals. The population in the mainstream of the Yangtze River was less than half of what a similar survey found six years ago, with food shortages and human disturbance such as increased shipping traffic major threats to their survival....

The study also found that the rare species annual rate of decline now stands at 13.7 percent, which means that the Yangtze finless porpoise could be extinct as early as the year 2025. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/yangtze-finless-porpoise-population-nosedives-to-1000/

 

July 1, 2013 New Scientist
CHINA: WORLD'S ONLY FRESHWATER PORPOISE ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23784-worlds-only-freshwater-porpoise-on-brink-of-extinction.html#.UdIAr-vpiRQ

 

June 29, 2013 Shanghai Daily
THE DAY THAT THE RIVER TURNED BLACK http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/06/29/The%2Bday%2Bthat%2Bthe%2Briver%2Bturned%2Bblack/

 

28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA http://sco.lt/7paeFV

 

THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS  http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

 

DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated - Big Money Drives Extinction  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

 

 

 

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Tiny Grazers Play Key Role in Marine Ecosystem Health - The Symbiosis of Nature

Tiny Grazers Play Key Role in Marine Ecosystem Health - The Symbiosis of Nature | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

April 5, 2013 Water World

Washington DC (SPX) Apr 05, 2013 -

Tiny sea creatures no bigger than a thumbtack are being credited for playing a key role in helping provide healthy habitats for many kinds of seafood, according to a new study by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and U.S. Geological Survey.

The little crustacean "grazers," some resembling tiny shrimp, are critical in protecting seagrasses from overgrowth by algae, helping keep these aquatic havens healthy for native and economically important species. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Tiny_Grazers_Play_Key_Role_in_Marine_Ecosystem_Health_999.html

 

CLOWNFISH HELPS ITS ANEMONE HOST TO BREATHE  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0424-oneill-clownfish-anemone.html

 

MOTION IN THE OCEAN - THE PULSE OF THE OCEAN  http://sco.lt/8oi22z

 

 

 

 

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The Ocean Has Issues: 7 Biggest Problems Facing Our Seas, and How to Fix Them

The Ocean Has Issues: 7 Biggest Problems Facing Our Seas, and How to Fix Them | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The oceans are among our biggest resource for life on earth, and also our biggest dumping grounds. That kind of paradox could give anyone an identity crisis.... http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/the-ocean-has-issues-7-biggest-problems-facing-our-seas-and-how-to-fix-them.html

 

March 26, 2013 World Bank Voices
WHY WE HAVE TO SAVE THE OCEAN http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/why-we-have-to-save-the-ocean?cid=EXT_TWBN_D_EXT

 

 

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Overfished and under-protected: Oceans on the brink of catastrophic collapse - CNN VIDEO

Overfished and under-protected: Oceans on the brink of catastrophic collapse - CNN VIDEO | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

March 22, 2013 -  CNN

As the human footprint has spread, the remaining wildernesses on our planet have retreated. However, dive just a few meters below the ocean surface and you will enter a world where humans very rarely venture.,,,

Remoteness, however, has not left the oceans and their inhabitants unaffected by humans, with overfishing, climate change and pollution destabilizing marine environments across the world.

Many marine scientists consider overfishing to be the greatest of these threats. The Census of Marine Life, a decade-long international survey of ocean life completed in 2010, estimated that 90% of the big fish had disappeared from the world's oceans, victims primarily of overfishing.

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

 

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Nations Consider Protecting Sharks as 100 MILLION Die Each Year - Just For Their Fins

Nations Consider Protecting Sharks as 100 MILLION Die Each Year - Just For Their Fins | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 March 7, 2013 - Environment News Service

-▶ NATIONS CONSIDER PROTECTING SHARKS AS 100 MILLION DIE EACH YEAR: BANGKOK, Thailand, March 7, 2013 (ENS) – Every year in commercial fisheries around the world some 100 million sharks die, according to scientific findings released today in the peer-reviewed journal “Marine Policy.” In Bangkok, representatives of 178 governments will decide within the next week whether or not to protect the most vulnerable shark species.

Some years the number of sharks killed in fisheries is as high as 273 million, some years the number drops to 63 million – in any case it adds up to a lot of shark fin soup.

Sharks grow slowly and reproduce late in life, so the rate of killing is rapidly exceeding the birth rate, and sharks of many species are being pushed into extinction. Sharks are biologically vulnerable and in high demand....  http://ens-newswire.com/2013/03/08/nations-consider-protecting-sharks-as-100-million-die-each-year/

 

The Conversation, May 14, 2014
-▶ SCIENTISTS FOCUSING ON THE WRONG SHARKS IN THE WRONG PLACES. Sharks are in danger in most parts of the world, with a quarter of all sharks and rays now threatened with extinction. This ongoing collapse of shark populations has already had far-reaching effects on marine ecosystems http://theconversation.com/scientists-focusing-on-the-wrong-sharks-in-the-wrong-places-26245

 

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                AWARD WINNING SHORT FILM

                         "WHERE HAVE ALL OUR SHARK GONE?"

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1127050673/where-have-our-sharks-gone-award-winning-short-film

 

 

-▶ 100 MILLION A YEAR.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% - WILL BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS  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

 

 -▶ BRUTAL AUSTRALIAN SHARK CULL IMPROVERISHES OCEAN:  GOVERMENT SANCTIONED ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7jFYdl

 

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                             SHARK FINNING AND LONG LINING

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1126994376/video-shark-finning-and-long-lining-stop-it

 

 -▶ Mongabay, November 10, 2013
FISHERMEN FIND WAY TO CIRCUMVENT SHARK FIN BAN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1110-shark-fin-technique.html

 

                                                       VIDEO: 

                                                   FIN - 14 min

FILM ON DESTRUCTIVE BUSINESS OF SHARK FISHING AND FINNING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1301732949/fin-14-min-film-on-destructive-business-of-shark-fishing-and-finning

 
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                                     September 13, 2013 Treehugger
CHINA CLAIMS SHARK FIN CONSUMPTION HAS DROPPED 70% SINCE 2012, BUT WAIT BEFORE YOU CELEBRATE  http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/china-claims-shark-fin-consumption-dropped-70-2012.html

 

September 1, 2013 PhysOrg

-▶ SHARK FIN DECLINE LINKED TO CHINA CORRUPTION CRACKDOWN http://phys.org/news/2013-09-shark-fin-decline-linked-china.html

 

GR8 NEWS September 9, 2013 Time Magazine
-▶ HONG KONG, WORLD'S SHARK FIN HUB, SEES HUGE DROP IN INFAMOUS TRADE http://science.time.com/2013/09/09/hong-kong-worlds-shark-fin-hub-sees-huge-drop-in-infamous-trade/

 

September 13, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ HONG KONG BANS SHARK FIN AT OFFICIAL BANQUETS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Hong_Kong_bans_shark_fin_at_official_banquets_999.html

 

June 20, 2013 Times Live
-▶ SOUTH KOREAN AIRLINES BAN SHARK FIN AS CARGO http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2013/06/20/south-korean-airlines-ban-shark-fin-as-cargo?wwftw2

 

July 26, 2013 The Humane Society of The United States
-▶ NEW YORK ENDS SHARK FIN TRADE http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2013/07/new-york-ends-shark-fin-trade-072613.html

 

September 02, 2013 The Independent
-▶ SHARK FIN SOUP OFF THE MENU: CHINA'S CRACKDOWN ON EXTRAVAGANT BANQUETS GIVES SHARKS A SECOND CHANCE http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/shark-fin-soup-off-the-menu-chinas-crackdown-on-extravagant-banquets-gives-sharks-a-second-chance-8795235.html

 

                                           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

 

 

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                                             STUNNING PHOTOS

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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March 11, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ FIVE SHARK SPECIES WIN PROTECTION AGAINST FINNING TRADE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/11/shark-species-greater-protection-finning

 

-▶ HOW MANY SHARKS DO WE KILL PER HOUR?  THIS INFOGRAPH WILL SHOCK YOU http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/sharks-killed-per-hour-infographic_n_2965775.html

 

12 March 2013 - Focusing On Wildlife

-▶ HAS SHARK FIN CONSUMPTION PEAKED AT 100 MILLION DEAD SHARKS PER YEAR? http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/has-shark-fin-consumption-peaked-at-100-million-dead-sharks-per-year/

 

                                                IN PICTURES

-▶ EXCLUSIVE: THE CRUEL REALITY OF THE GLOBAL SHARK FIN TRADE http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/endangered-species/exclusive-the-cruel-reality-global-shark-fin-trade-oceana-ceo-andy-sharpless/page/11/

 

1 March, 2013 - Science NOW

-▶ THE GREAT SHARK MASSACRE - 100 MILLION GONE http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/03/scienceshot-the-great-shark-mass.html?ref=em

 

 -▶ SHARKS:  AN UPDATE FROM THE FINNING INDUSTRY TO SHARK SANCTUARIES http://sco.lt/6Jm9th

 

 SHARK FINNING PHOTOS FROM GOOGLE http://ow.ly/iIIAw

 

                       MORE ON SHARKS AND SHARK FINNING

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

 

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                                           DEADLY BY- CATCH

Two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea -- DEAD http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

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       AND WE'RE DOING THE SAME FOR THE IVORY OF ELEPHANTS:

 

-▶ THE MASS SLAUGHTERING OF ELEPHANTS - JUST FOR THEIR IVORY

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=ELEPHANTS

 

 

 

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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/

 

                                              MERMAID TEARS:

MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCT THREATEN OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7qX0Dp

 

                                                 -- 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

 

 - ▶ 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

 
                                                     VIDEO

                       CHRIS JORDAN ON THE MIDWAY PROJECT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M9t2fm__K0&feature=player_embedded#!

 

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

 - ▶ 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

 

 

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

 

 

 - ▶ 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

 

 - ▶ 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

 

 - ▶ 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

 

 - ▶ THE BIGGEST, SINGLE DUMPING OF TRASH INTO OUR OCEANS - FUKUSHIMA --- MORE PLASTIC  http://sco.lt/5IxfUX

 

 

 

                                         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/

 

 

                                                     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/

 

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

 

 

 

 ALSO SEE:

 - ▶ PREVENTION AS CURE:  BREAST CANCER AND THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997264351/prevention-as-cure-breast-cancer-and-the-environment

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Plastic will be with us for a long time.  We live in a plastic world.  Plastic is a by-product of petroleum, is non biodegradable and as you can see from the videos above, is wreaking havoc in our food chain and our human bodies.

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VIDEO: Forage Fish Key to a Healthy Ocean Food Web - Going, Going....

VIDEO: Forage Fish Key to a Healthy Ocean Food Web - Going, Going.... | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

                                                        VIDEO

February 15, 2013 - Pew Environment

The Pacific Fishery Management Council has declared its intent to protect forage fish under its newly proposed Fishery Ecosystem Plan. A new animation from Pew reveals why these small schooling fish need protection... http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/pew-encourages-timely-adoption-of-west-coast-ocean-ecosystem-plan-85899449551

 

 

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

 

Climate Progress, November 26, 2013
▶ RAPID PLANKTON DECLINE PUTS OCEAN'S FOOD WEB IN PERIL http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/11/26/2999611/plankton-ocean-food-web/

 

Aeon, February 18, 2014
-▶ ACID TRAP: EARTH'S OCEANS ARE BEGINNING TO WARM AND TURN ACIDIC, ENDANGERING PLANKTON AND THE ENTIRE MARINE FOOD CHAIN http://aeon.co/magazine/nature-and-cosmos/plankton-the-tiny-sentinels-of-the-deep/

 

Sydney Morning Herald, October 6, 2013
▶ STRESSED ANTARCTICA KEYSTONE SPECIES, KRILL, IS FIRST SIGN OF DAMAGE:  'We are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change, and exposing organisms to intolerable evolutionary pressure,' http://www.smh.com.au/national/stressed-krill-first-sign-of-damage-20131006-2v26j.html#ixzz2h0GQOmEe

 

August 28, 2013 Pew Charitable Trusts
▶ MARINE ECOSYSTEM DEPENDS ON THE FATE OF PACIFIC FORAGE FISH http://www.care2.com/causes/marine-ecosystem-depends-on-the-fate-of-pacific-forage-fish.html

 

Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force
▶ FORAGE FISH TWICE AS VALUABLE IN THE WATER AS IN THE NET - Expert Task Force Recommends Halving Global Fishing for Crucial Prey Species http://www.oceanconservationscience.org/foragefish/press/index.html

 

 

▶ 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

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

▶ OVERFISHING OF SMALL SPECIES CAUSES JELLYFISH CURSE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Overfishing_of_small_species_causes_jellyfish_curse_999.html

 

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

 

 

▶ WHY SARDINES MATTER: PACIFIC SARDINES, CRITICAL ECO FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE  http://sco.lt/8ibBFx

 

 

 

 ▶ THE END OF THE LINE - THE FUTURE OF FISH http://sco.lt/6MweXZ

 

 ▶ 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

 

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

 

 

                                                  VIDEO

 BBC - Future - Science & Environment

                    -▶     "BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET"  

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

 

 

-▶ HOW THE WORLD'S OCEANS ARE RUNNING OUT OF FISH  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2780633722/how-the-world-s-oceans-could-be-running-out-of-fish

 

July 21,  2012

Al Jazeera

-▶ HOW MANY MORE FISH IN THE SEA? http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/06/201261462834779767.html

 

June 5, 2012 McCarthy

-▶ THE POINT OF NO RETURN: RESEARCHERS LEARN HOW FISH POPULATIONS COLLAPSE  http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/06/General-Science-Researchers-Learn-How-Populations-Collapse/

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Dutch want their mussels free from micro-plastic litter, call on EU to act

Dutch want their mussels free from micro-plastic litter, call on EU to act | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

June 18, 2013 EurActive

Toxic substances contained in micro-plastic waste can enter the food chain through ingestion by marine fauna like sea cucumbers, plankton and mussels, claim the Dutch, who will call on EU environment ministers to address the issue at a...

...

Some cosmetic manufacturers like Beiersdorf, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and L'Oréal have already pledged to stop using micro-plastic scrub beads in their products, which would further justify an EU-wide ban.

“Since the cosmetics industry is already starting to take its share of responsibility, we would suggest considering a European ban on micro-plastics in cosmetics as a possible measure,” the Dutch said.... http://www.euractiv.com/science-policymaking/dutch-want-mussels-free-micro-pl-news-528673

 

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

 

June 29, 2013 Climate Central
ACID OCEANS THREATEN BILLION-DOLLAR OYSTER BUSINESS http://www.climatecentral.org/news/acid-oceans-threaten-billion-dollar-oyster-business-16168

 

 

 

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The micro-plastics come into contact with toxic chemicals within the Oceans & absorb them...so when it's consumed affects the food-chain !

 

PCB's DDT's  <<< toxic chemicals

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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

 

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

 

 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/

 

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

 

National Geographic:

-▶  HUNDREDS OF SICK 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/

 

                                                      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

 

 

-▶  OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES - WRECKING OCEAN ECOSYSTEM 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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A billion-dollar business puts species and people at risk

A billion-dollar business puts species and people at risk | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

April 28, 2012 IUCN, International Union for Conervation of Nature

At least 12% of groupers – globally-important food fish species that live on coral and rocky reefs – face extinction, putting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people around the world at risk, finds a report published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission’s (IUCN SSC) Grouper and Wrasse Specialist Group.

The study points to overfishing and the booming international luxury seafood trade as major threats to the survival of some grouper species, and to the livelihoods of those who depend on them for food and income. Its authors call for urgent conservation and management efforts to prevent further declines of these species... http://www.iucn.org/?uNewsID=12869

 

PHOTOS, VIDEO
THE AMAZING FROGFISH IS A MASTER OF DISGUISE http://grist.org/list/the-amazing-frogfish-is-a-master-of-disguis/

 

 

 

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The Vanishing Underwater Jungles VIDEO

The Vanishing Underwater Jungles VIDEO | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

April 26, 2013 - Australian Broadcasting Company

Giant jungles of kelp were once so thick on Australia's East Coast, they were included on shipping maps. But scientists say the kelp's demise is linked to climate change - and the prognosis is poor for marine habitats..... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-26/the-vanishing-underwater-jungles/4654722

 

NRDC Switchboard, October 7, 2013
KELP FORESTS THRIVE IN CALIFORNIA'S UNDERWATER GARDENS http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/plehner/kelp_forests_thrive_in_califor.html

 

Science Daily, September 7, 2012
HOW SEA OTTERS CAN REDUCE CO2 IN THE ATMOSPHERE: APPETITE FOR SEA URCHINS ALLOWS KELP TO THRIVE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120907161437.htm

 

 

 

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Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe and Ethical? Corporations Creating and Patenting Life?

Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe and Ethical? Corporations Creating and Patenting Life? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

January 22, 2013 Global Possibilities

There are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial...

Frankenfish could be on your dinner plate by the end of the year.

On December 21, at the very end of the last business day before Christmas week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly released its environmental assessment that found “no significant impact” from the controversial AquaBounty AquaAdvantage transgenic salmon.,,

What is the rationale behind genetically engineered salmon? Why have scientists spliced genes from an eel-like creature called the ocean pout into the genome of the Atlantic salmon? These genes crank out growth hormone year-round, resulting in a fish that grows faster, cutting the time to reach market weight almost in half. This could mean cost savings for fish farmers, leading to higher profits for the salmon farming industry and (they promise) lower prices for consumers.

But there are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/is-genetically-engineered-salmon-safe/

 

 

                                                  WATCH

                                       FACTORY FARMED FISH

VIDEO:  
THE MASSIVE POLLUTION AND CONDITION UNDER A FISH FARM IN NORWAY : Lerøy west (English subtitle) - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIShIjPbIE

 

 

 

FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE: NO REGULATION, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELLING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

 

 

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

 

28 March, 2013 - Nation of Change
BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://www.nationofchange.org/biodemocracy-or-corporatocracy-food-fight-our-lives-1364483920

 

ABNORMAL GROWTH: UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

 

March 28, 2013 VIDEO REPORT RT News
' FRANKENFISH' HEADING TO YOUR DINNER PLATE AS OBAMA SIGNS 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao7ECASd5pc

 

20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON  - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT

The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon

 

OUR 21st CENTURY FACTORY OF LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF  -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETS IMMUNITY FROM US CONGRESS, OBAMA - RISES ABOVE COURTS http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:57 PM

Impact on Oceans and Wild Salmon !

 

AquaBounty, the company behind the first Frankenfish, insists that their creation poses no threat to wild salmon populations. But research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that a release of just sixty GE salmon into a wild population of 60,000 would lead to the extinction of the wild population in less than 40 fish generations.

 

Not a Good mix and no matter how tightly confined pens are, there's always 'one'

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:39 AM

Some years ago I saw a YouTube discussion on Genetically Engineered salmon where a private firm was advocating genetic engineering of the fish and its advantages. Actually they were interested in profits, nothing else. 

 

The fish grows to three times in weight as compared to the natural salmon in half the time. Salmon's breeding grounds are rivers and salmon eats anything that moves. Did this private company ever conducted a single biosafety test to ensure their engineered salmon's impact on Natural environment and aquatic life? I don't think so. 

 

The posting has many useful links; please explore that.

Arun Shrivastava's comment, April 15, 2013 11:01 AM
Thanks Marian. That bit I did not know that just 60 could wipe out 60,000. I must read this report because we don't know if someone in South Asia is using that technology. Will you kindly send me the URL? Thanks again.
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The world's first underwater mausoleum for your final resting place

The world's first underwater mausoleum for your final resting place | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

August 26, 2013 Guardian

The Neptune Memorial Reef off the coast of Florida is the perfect final resting place, located just over three miles off Key Biscane. Only here can you have your ashes set into a plot and, literally, sleep with the fishes in a park that will eventually span 16 acres and 125,000 burials. Meanwhile, the family can visit by boat, snorkel or scuba tank.... http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2013/aug/26/underwater-cemetery-neptune-memorial-reef

 

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VIDEO: The Global Partnership for #Oceans ~ A precious environment*

VIDEO: The Global Partnership for #Oceans  ~  A precious environment* | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The Global Partnership for Oceans is a growing alliance of governments, international organizations, civil society groups, and private sector interests committed to addressing the threats to the health, productivity and resilience of the world's oceans.

 Short URL: http://on.natgeo.com/10u0EW2

 National Geographic

 

IN SEARCH OF PRISTINE SEAS

Explore the Galapagos; Strange Sea Creature; NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

https://e.nationalgeographic.com/pub/sf/FormLink?_ri_=X0Gzc2X%3DWQpglLjHJlYQGlid121bF1IzcsrdizaKmNSSmzadhB0O9C1VXMtX%3DWQpglLjHJlYQGpHIRYt9gzgrsCT3ehlFFEmzc2Bzcy74Odzg&_ei_=Eg-BcfzLwVnry7YNb6_wp0daUJGxh_ta286sKK-hnPE9qC9W-vEk1wKGrUQYSBZXUZ0ZeV5hPXzniqtFl0.


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Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 5, 2013 12:30 AM

This is our Air that we breath, the jewel of our planet.

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EU ministers approve crackdown on over-fishing - Restoring An Emptying Ocean

EU ministers approve crackdown on over-fishing - Restoring An Emptying Ocean | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

May 30, 2013 EurActive

The European Union agreed early today (30 May) to put an end to decades of over-fishing and rebuild dwindling stocks by 2020, as part of a deal to
overhaul of fisheries policy.

The agreement will put an end to annual haggling over catch quotas by EU ministers in Brussels, widely blamed for putting short-term economic interests above the long-term health of Europe's fish stocks.... http://www.euractiv.com/cap/eu-ministers-approve-crackdown-f-news-528129

 

May 30, 2013 Huffington Post

GREENPEACE SEAFOOD REPORT FOR 2013: THE BEST AND WORST USA SUPERMARKETS FOR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/greenpeace-seafood-report-2013-supermarkets_n_3359255.html

 

 

SOMETHING'S FISH ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE OCEANS http://www.somethingsfishyaboutpso.com/?gclid=CNqHlqqYsrcCFYp_QgodbHsA8g

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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absolutely necessary, 96% of all fish is already gone.

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Outlaw fleet scoops tons and tons of squid from Argentine waters

Outlaw fleet scoops tons and tons of squid from Argentine waters | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

25 March 2013 - SF Gate

Argentina's coast guard cutter Thompson fired warning shots at two Chinese trawlers, blocking their escape into international waters....

Ten tons of squid were found in the holds of the Lu Rong Yu 6177 and 6178 after they were hauled into port on Christmas Day.

But this was just the first such capture in two years, a minor disturbance to the hundreds of unlicensed, unregulated fishing vessels that exploit the South Atlantic, pulling out an estimated 300,000 tons of ilex squid a year. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Outlaw-fleet-scoops-squid-from-Argentine-waters-4380413.php#ixzz2Od1NGboV

 

Australia Network News, July 10, 2014
-▶ THEY JUST NEVER STOP:  GIANT POTENTIAL - GIANT SQUID FISHING COULD BE NEXT BIG PACIFIC MARKET http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/giant-squid-fishery/5587556

 

BBC News, February 26, 2013
-▶ EAVESDROPPING ON THE SQUID WORLD http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17117194

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

-▶ U.N. - OVERFISHING BECOMING INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZED FOR THE ECOLOGICAL DISASTER IT IS | Olivier De Schutter | http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/2012/nov/27/development-oceans-over-fishing

 

-▶ MARINE SPECIES WON'T SURVIVE UNLESS DRASTIC PROTECTION POLICIES ARE PUT IN PLACE  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2496680057/marine-species-won-t-survive-unless-drastic-protection-policies-put-in-place

 

 

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Major US Food Retailers To Shun Genetically Modified, Factory Farmed, Enslaved Seafood

Major US Food Retailers To Shun Genetically Modified, Factory Farmed, Enslaved Seafood | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

 

You Should know that this genetically engineered salmon was pushed through as a new "Animal Drug Application" NOT as "Consumer Food

 

VIDEO REPORT March 28, 2013 RT News
' FRANKENFISH' HEADING TO YOUR DINNER PLATE AS OBAMA SIGNS 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao7ECASd5pc

 

GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

 

SEE GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH: Fish Farms  http://ow.ly/jgLTo

 

                                                  WATCH

                                       FACTORY FARMED FISH

VIDEO:  
THE MASSIVE POLLUTION AND CONDITION UNDER A FISH FARM IN NORWAY : Lerøy west (English subtitle) - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIShIjPbIE

 

 

Center For Food Safety:
KEEP GE SALMON OFF OUR TABLES: TELL SUPERMARKETS, FOOD COMPANIES, AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS TO REJECT GMO SALMON http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10107

 

 MORE, BIGGER, FASTER $$$ - STOP THE GREED; STOP OVERFISHING OUR OCEANS FIRST

 

March 20 (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc, Trader Joe's and other food retailers representing more than 2,000 U.S. stores have vowed not to sell genetically engineered seafood if it is approved in the United States, a new advocacy group said on Wednesday.
The announcement from the Campaign for Genetically Engineered-Free Seafood comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration appears close to approving genetically engineered salmon from Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies.
If it gets final approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the salmon would be the first genetically engineered animal to enter this country's human food supply. The United States already is the world's largest market for foods made with genetically altered plant ingredients... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/genetically-modified-seafood_n_2912684.html?ir=green&utm_campaign=032013&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=FullStory

 

300,000 "SUSTAINABLE" GENETICALLY ENGINEERED RUNAWAY SALMON STIR CONSERVATION WORRIES  http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/runaway-salmon-stir-conservation-worries/

 

MORE, BIGGER, FASTER (PROFITS THAT IS)

MILESTONE LOOMS FOR CORPORATE FACTORY FARMED RAISED FISH  http://sco.lt/96jM5h

 

FACTORY FARMED FISH: TODAY'S SEAFOOD SPECIAL: PIG MANURE, ANTIBIOTICS, PESTICIDES AND DIARRHEA BUGS  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/imported-seafood-shrimp-fda

 

Bloomberg Businessweek:
FARM-RAISED TUNA MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER TO OVERFISHING http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-08/farm-raised-tuna-may-not-be-the-answer-to-overfishing

 

WHY WE EVEN HAVE TO THINK ABOUT AQUAFARMING?

 

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

 

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/7kUpVp

 

 

 

 

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“FATALLY FLAWED FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE NO Regulation, NO Oversight, NO Labeling http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

 

 

WATCH: "GENETIC ROULETTE - THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES"  - YouTube 1:24:59  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrWRzxMUfDE

 

 

 

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, April 24, 2013 11:08 PM

AquaBounty Technologies the patent-seeking company for genetically engineered salmon has tried to cover all the bases for possible objections.  This includes raising these giant salmon in captivity on land to avoid possible ocean contamination.  What is interesting is they are proposing to do this in Panama, away from US prying eyes and where there is no oversight, regulations for how they are bred for import back into the USA.  Further, a fish this size should not be bred in captivity, enslaved in cramped quarters requiring antibiotics and pesticides for the lice that comes from such artificial breeding grounds.  Fish need to swim in the open ocean.  The answer to all this is to stop over-fishing so that our oceans can recover from the devastating losses experienced from massive ocean trawlers decimating the natural biodiversity of our oceans.

SEE:  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?r=0.7619242895387823#post_2452651059

 

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VIDEO: Blue heart of the planet - "Coral Reefs: Underwater pharmacies"

VIDEO: Blue heart of the planet -  "Coral Reefs: Underwater pharmacies" | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

January 13, 2013 - BBC FUTURE TV

WATCH: Another stunner from BBC TV "Coral Reefs: Underwater pharmacies"

Oceans not only contain a huge diversity of life, but also make a important hidden contribution to sustaining all life on Earth.... http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130129-blue-heart-of-the-planet

 

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

 

 

VERY IMPORTANT WATCH: SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES
**** Video: "SEA THE TRUTH -- In 2048 The Oceans Will Be Empty!" (1:00:15 full-length, HiQ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V325y7QCg3c

With Compliments of http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/

 

July 3, 2013 About My Planet
CLOWNFISH LOSE HEARING IN ACIDIC WATERS: SPELLS DEATH TO CORAL REEFS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/clownfish-lose-hearing-in-acidic-waters/

 

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

 

VIDEO:

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

 

 

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Deep sea mining rush moves closer as ice melts: devastating ocean seabeds, destroying unknown ecosystems

Deep sea mining rush moves closer as ice melts:  devastating ocean seabeds, destroying unknown ecosystems | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

May 17, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER

The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.... 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22546875

 

                   SEE FULL REPORT http://sco.lt/85WcRl

 

 

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Información sobre las extracciones de petróleo en la actualidad ..

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Overfishing of small species causes jellyfish curse

Overfishing of small species causes jellyfish curse | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Paris (AFP) March 19, 2013 - Marine biologists say they have proof that excessive trawling of small fish species leads to proliferation of jellyfish, a worsening phenomenon whose causes have been unclear.... http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Overfishing_of_small_species_causes_jellyfish_curse_999.html

 

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

 

THE END OF THE LINE - THE FUTURE OF FISH http://sco.lt/6MweXZ

 

BBC - Future - Science & Environment

VIDEO: BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET

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

 

 

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$400 billion ocean fishing industry Large Corporate Fishing Fleets Emptying Our Oceans

$400 billion ocean fishing industry Large Corporate Fishing Fleets Emptying Our Oceans | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

March 12, 2013 - Center for Investigative Reporting

Sweeping across the globe is a system that slowly and steadily hands over a $400 billion ocean fishing industry to corporations. The system, called catch shares, in most cases favors large fishing fleets, a review of the systems operating across the United States shows... http://cironline.org/node/4250

 

World Fishing - "Fisheries of the United States 2012 Report" --

US SEAFOOD LANDINGS REMAIN HIGH - US seafood landings remain high, US commercial fishermen landed 9.6 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2012, valued at $5.1 billion http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/us-seafood-landings-remain-hig

 

Reuters, October 30, 2013
FISHERIES CHIEF SAYS SOME EU COD STOCKS FACING COLLAPSE http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/10/30/us-eu-fisheries-quotas-idINBRE99T0ZX20131030

 

January 23, 2013 Environment News Service
PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA POPULATION DOWN 96 PERCENT http://ens-newswire.com/2013/01/24/pacific-bluefin-tuna-population-down-96-percent/

 

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

 

February 14, 2012 gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News
TO THE LAST FISH: CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,800 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF THE LARGEST LONGLINER http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

 

                             VERY IMPORTANT WATCH

 

SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES
VIDEO

********"SEA THE TRUTH -- By 2048 The Oceans Could Be Empty!" (1:00:15 full-length, HiQ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V325y7QCg3c

 http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/

 

 

 

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

 

HOW THE WORLD'S OCEANS COULD BE RUNNING OUT OF FISH  http://sco.lt/8X9vST

 

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

 

SHARK FINNING: 100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS: SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% - COULD BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

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

 

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

 

September 6, 2013 Earth Island Journal
IT'S TIME TO STOP DRIFT GILLNET FISHING OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST. The “curtains of death” sweep up whales, dolphins and sea turtles along with the swordfish and sharks they are fishing for... http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/its_time_to_stop_drift_gillnet_fishing_off_the_california_coast/

 

FARM-RAISED TUNA MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER TO OVERFISHING http://sco.lt/8MPWYz

 

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

 

SHARK SPECIES FACING EXTINCTION  - in pictures | @scoopit http://sco.lt/9DsVbV

 

TO THE LAST FISH: Pacific island nations band together as commercial overfishing takes toll on global tuna http://sco.lt/5Pq0sj

 

Sushi Appetite Could Bye Bye Atlantic Bluefin Tuna - Corporate Industrial Fishing Emptying Our Oceans  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3419907577/sushi-appetite-could-bye-bye-atlantic-bluefin-tuna-corporate-industrial-fishing-emptying-our-oceans

 

EATING OURSELVES OUT OF EXISTENCE: Pacific sharks disappearing into soup: study http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3163803855/eating-ourselves-out-of-existence-pacific-sharks-disappearing-into-soup-study

 

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

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

 

April 23, 2013 The Pew Charitable Trusts
PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA NEED PROTECTION -- NOW http://ht.ly/kwM7B

 

 

 

+++MORE ON OVERFISHING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?q=OVERFISHING

 

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