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GHOST FISHING: Derelict fishing nets have turned the sea into a death trap for ocean species

GHOST FISHING: Derelict fishing nets have turned the sea into a death trap for ocean species | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                             GHOST FISHING

                                      Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP. Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.
     It’s impossible to estimate how many marine animals are killed each year by “ghost fishing,” as the problem is known. However, the mosaic of local reports suggests staggering numbers—many of them of commercially valuable or endangered species. In Puget Sound, ghost gear is thought to kill more 3.5 million animals a year, including nearly 25 seals, porpoises and other marine mammals a week.  http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/


Guardian Sustainable Business, September 100 2015

- ▶ HIDDEN PROBLEM OF 'GHOST GEAR' : THE ABANDONED FISHING NETS CLOGGING UP OCEANS - The fishing industry’s sustainability issues with by-catch and plastic pollution are relatively well reported, but the issue with ghost gear is less well known. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/sep/10/fishing-industry-vows-to-tackle-wildlife-deaths-from-ghost-gear


TakePart, April 20, 2015
- ▶ THE UNSEEN SLAUGHTER  UNDER THE SEA

http://www.takepart.com/feature/2015/04/20/people-stopping-ghost-fishing-killing-whales-dolphins-seals


                                                     VIDEO (2:25)
              PROTECTING ANIMALS FROM GHOST FISHING GEAR
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhIhgBUDkaQ


TakePart, April 22, 2015
- ▶ PHOTOS: IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO SAVE A MONK SEAL http://www.takepart.com/feature/2015/04/22/endangered-hawaiian-monk-seal-ocean-plastic-pollution-climate-change


Wildlife Extra News
- ▶ OCEAN DEBRIS FOUND TO HAVE IMPACTED A STAGGERING 700 MARINE SPECIES. Researchers at Plymouth University found evidence of 44,000 animals and organisms becoming entangled in, or swallowing debris, from reports recorded from across the globe. Plastic accounted for nearly 92 per cent of cases, and 17 per cent of all species involved were found to be threatened or near threatened on the IUCN Red List, including the Hawaiian monk seal, the loggerhead turtle and sooty shearwater http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/marine-debris-015.html


- ▶ WHALES INGEST HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF FISHING NET, ROPE, AND PLASTIC BAGS : READ THE AUTOPSY

(Physeter macrocephalus) - sperm-whale-fatal-ingestion.pdf http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/assets/pdfs/vetsci-stranding/scientific-contributions/2010/sperm-whale-fatal-ingestion.pdf


Daily Mail Online, November 30, 2014
- ▶ ABANDONED NETS TRAPPING THE OCEANS RARE AND DELICATE CREATURES. The ghost nets trapping the ocean's rare and delicate creatures: Horrific photos reveal turtles, seals, sharks and birds caught in abandoned fishing gear. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2852619/The-horrific-photos-marine-life-stuck-ghost-nets-coast-Northern-Australia-one-worst-world.html


Earth Island Journal, January 27, 2014
- ▶ GHOST FISHING NETS:  INVISIBLE KILLERS IN THE OCEANS http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/ghost_fishing_nets_invisible_killers_in_the_oceans/


Triple Pundit, December 15, 2014
- ▶ GLOBAL GHOST GEAR INITIATIVE AIMS TO CLEAN UP THE FISHING INDUSTRY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/12/global-ghost-gear-initiative-amis-clean-fishing-industry/


                                                    PHOTOS

                   GHOST FISHING NETS KILLING MARINE LIFE

http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/ghost-fishing-nets-killing-marine-life


NOAA Marine Debris Program, October 30, 2014

- ▶ HOW GHOST FISHING IS HAUNTING OUR OCEAN

http://usresponserestoration.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/how-ghost-fishing-is-haunting-our-ocean/

The National, March 04, 2015

- ▶ ILLEGAL DRIFT NETS KILLING ABU DHABI'S ENDANGERED DUGONGS http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/illegal-drift-nets-killing-abu-dhabis-dugongs

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) February 18, 2015

- ▶ MORE THAN 8km OF FISHING LINE RECOVERED FROM SWAN AND CANNING RIVES IN PERTH, AUSTRALIA "It would have otherwise ended up in the Swan and Canning estuary system, could have ended up entangling some of our wildlife, some of our dolphins, some of our black swans, as we've often seen happening over the last 12 months." Since 2008, five dolphins had been found caught in fishing line, with four of the animals dying."That is a horrific way for any creature to die, it is a very slow and painful death, and that can be caused by any discarded fishing line," ... A lot of the entanglement problems that we have seen with our wildlife, fishing line is in particular quite a problem, in fact fishing line can take up to 600 years to break down if it's just left in the environment."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-18/fishing-line-recovered-from-perth-waterways/6143624


                                                      VIDEO

     HUMPBACK WHALE FREED FROM NETTING, SHOWS GRATITUDE http://holykaw.alltop.com/humpback-whale-freed-from-netting-shows-gratitude-video


HuffingtonPost Green, December 22, 2014
- ▶ HEROIC WHALE RESCUE REVEALS SAD REALITY OF OCEAN POLLUTION'S IMPACT ON ANIMALS

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/16/noaa-whale-freed-fishing-line_n_6331366.html


                   BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

             IMPACT ON EA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                       http://sco.lt/768Gsz


                                                         WATCH

                                               DEADLY BY-CATCH

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS ARE THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEADLY BYCATCH:  http://sco.lt/6jvCXx


Pew Charitable Trust, November 31, 2014

- ▶ LIMITS ON DEADLY DRIFT GILLNETS ARE THE LEAST WE CAN DO  http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/news-room/news/2014/11/21/limits-on-deadly-drift-gillnets-are-the-least-we-can-do


Oceana, October 03, 2014
CALIFORNIA DRIFT GILL NET FISHERY CONTINUES TO KILL MARINE MAMMALS. "COUNT, CAP AND CONTROL" SUGGESTED

 http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/as-california-drift-gillnet-fishery-continues-to-kill-marine-mammals-oceana-pressures-for-count-cap-and-control-a-0


Focusing On Wildlife, August 25, 2014
LITTLE, SHY VIQUITA PORPOISE FACES IMMINENT EXTINCTION FROM GILL NETS. Only 97 vaquita porpoises remain in the wild. Their steep decline is blamed largely on illegal gill-net fishing in the Gulf of California http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/vaquita-porpoise-faces-imminent-extinction-can-it-be-saved/


Mongabay, November 18, 2013
▶  NEW STUDY: NEARLY HALF A MILLION SEABIRDS DIE IN GILL NETS EVERY YEAR, BUT SOLUTIONS EXIST http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1118-seabirds-die-by-gillnets-solution.html


Conservation Magazine, May 09, 2014
▶  JUST $200 PER FISHING VESSEL COULD SAVE THOUSANDS OF ALBATROSSES FROM INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR. The commercial fisheries aren’t going to stop their business for the seabirds.  it’s all too easy for a seabird to get caught up in the fishing gear that trails behind a fishing boat, and when they do, it’s usually fatal. In 2004-2005, an estimated 15,500 birds were killed that way off of South Africa. Pelagic albatrosses and petrels are particularly hard-hit,  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/05/just-200-per-fishing-vessel-could-save-thousands-of-albatrosses/


World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014
▶  PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SEABIRDS CAUGHT IN INDUSTRIAL TRAWLER FISHING WIRES http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/project-to-reduce-the-number-of-seabirds-caught-in-fishing-wires


▶  NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS)  OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE AND SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/5ipXN3


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


June 25, 2013 Treehugger

▶  OCEAN SEAFLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html


nter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


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


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


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


gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?4004


                                                  VIDEO

                NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7


TakePart, October 6, 2013
▶  GREENPEACE'S OUTRAGE AGAINST MONSTER FISHING TRAWLERS LIKE THE FV MARGIRIS - Capable of sucking up 7,000 tons of fish in 1,800-foot long nets, giant ships kill off oceans and  small fishermen http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers


                      100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                       SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                           http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


March 27, 2013 CNN

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


                                WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM :

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


                                                        DEEP END

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


BBC Science and Environment

HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS DETERIORATING EVEN FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24369244


▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PROFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY AND SEA LIFE http://sco.lt/7mgaTR


Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
▶  THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html


                                  ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                         EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


                           EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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

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-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 -▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49

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

  -▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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

 

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DEEP END : The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

DEEP END : The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

 Newsweek, July 02, 2014

- ▶ DEEP END: THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD' OCEAN MAY BE IRREVOCABLE http://www.newsweek.com/2014/07/11/disaster-weve-wrought-worlds-oceans-may-be-irrevocable-256962.html


                         EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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


HuffingtonPost Green, August 10, 2014
- ▶ BAD NEWS AS COD ALMOST GONE FROM KEY FISHERY IN NORTHEAST U.S. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/10/cod-disappear_n_5665783.html


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


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


-▶ WHAT HAVE WE DONE??? POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/59BdYH


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



 

                                      SPECIAL REPORT - VIDEO
                                            The Seattle Times
              SEA CHANGE:  THE PACIFIC OCEAN'S PERILOUS TURN
                                          OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
Ocean acidification, the lesser-known twin of climate change, threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom.
http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/pacific-ocean-perilous-turn-overview/

 

 

Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/

 

SummitVoice, July 27, 2014
- ▶ PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA ON THE BRINK AS FED SEEK INPUT ON NEW FISHING. many tuna populations are on the brink of collapse. Five of eight tuna species have been assigned threatened or near-threatened status on the international Red List maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
In the Gulf of Mexico, for example, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster spewed millions of gallons of oil into the species’ prime breeding grounds, and a 2010 report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists showed how illegal fishing and inadequate enforcement are decimating tuna stocks all over the world.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/27/oceans-pacific-bluefin-tuna-on-the-brink-as-feds-seek-input-on-new-fishing-regulations/

 

- ▶ PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS http://sco.lt/7AkdiD

 

                                   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                    http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

FP Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ ARE THE OCEANS FAILED STATES? Thanks to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and terrible governance, the largest ecosystem on the planet is close to collapse... http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/08/are_the_oceans_failed_states_overfishing_climate_change

 

 CNN, July 07, 2014
- ▶ LAWLESS RACE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN MUST END http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/07/opinion/ocean-trash-overfishing-kawaguchi/index.html

 

Energy Live News, July 01, 2014
-▶  SEAFOOD "COULD BE COOKED BY CLIMATE CHANGE" We could reach a point where governments battle it out over dwindling pockets of seafood. It’s all linked to the oceans acidifying: “The two aspects are: one, as they warm up they no longer absorb as much oxygen so you end up with fish sizes that are smaller.

“The second thing is, the impact of the temperature increase and increased CO2 specifically causes ocean acidification, so the pH of the water changes. which then is of real risk to things like shellfish as well as to coral reefs.”

  http://www.energylivenews.com/2014/07/01/seafood-could-be-cooked-by-climate-change/

 

 

- ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

Summit Voice, February 12, 2014

-▶  CLIMATE:  TOO WARM FOR EQUATORIAL FISH? MANY ALREADY LIVING CLOSE TO THEIR THERMAL LIMITS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/12/climate-too-warm-for-equatorial-fish/

 

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

 

                                                      VIDEO:

                                 TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                Can Aquaculture Be Sustainable? Wild vs Farmed Fish

                                         http://sco.lt/6GaTbN


 UNESCO, February 22, 2012

-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. 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.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/


THE PROBLEM WITH SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES: Understanding the UN Climate Science Reports, May 2014
 - ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS FOR FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/Resources/Climate-and-Energy/Climate-Change-Implications-for-Fisheries-and-Aquaculture.aspx

 

Business Insider, July 0, 2014
- ▶ FORGET TUNA:  THESE ARE THE SEAFOODS WE'LL BE EATING IN THE FUTURE http://www.businessinsider.com/seafood-well-be-eating-in-the-future-2014-6

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEO - CNN

 -▶ "OVER-FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE"

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

 

 

                                                DEADLY BY-CATCH: 

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA: DEAD OR INJURED http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING

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

 

                                       THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

             AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                             http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

                 BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

              IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                               http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

                                                        WATCH

                                                  "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                             IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

                                           http://sco.lt/61gcWf

                 

                       THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/599jsH


 

 

                                               SHARK FINNING

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

 

-▶  MANTA RAYS IN TROUBLE FROM OVERFISHING, FOOD DEPLETION http://sco.lt/6Aj80P

 

                                                DEEP SEA MINING: 

DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp

 

 

 -▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                        "THE BIGGEST CATCH""

                                          National Geographic

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

 

 

                                                          VIDEO

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

 

 

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                                              CLIMATE CHANGE

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


 Summit Voice, February 15, 2014

-▶  GLOBAL WARMING:  REPORT WARNS OF 'ARCTIC SQUEEZE'. An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear.

FRISCO — Rapid climate change in the Arctic is putting enormous pressure on ecosystems, threatening biodiversity and the fundamental way of life of indigenous Arctic peoples, scientists said in a major new report.

“An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear. Polar bears and the other highly adapted organisms cannot move further north, so they may go extinct. We risk losing several species forever,” said Hans Meltofte of Aarhus University, chief scientist of the report.

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/15/global-warming-report-warns-of-arctic-squeeze/

 

 

- ▶ ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS, OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x

 

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

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 

 Psychology Today, May 15, 2014

- ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding

 

 

         

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

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  -▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Wrecking the Ocean Ecosystem: Overfishing, Collapsing Fisheries, Ocean Dependent Species Starving

Wrecking the Ocean Ecosystem:  Overfishing, Collapsing Fisheries, Ocean Dependent Species Starving | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

                                                  VIDEO:

                    IMAGINE A WORLD WITH EMPTY OCEANS

                          NOW IMAGINE IT IN OUR LIFETIME

http://www.upworthy.com/imagine-a-world-with-empty-oceans-now-imagine-it-in-our-lifetime


                                         DOWNLOAD REPORT

                                        World Wildlife Fund

THE OCEAN SUSTAINS US -- BUT FOR HOW MUCH LONGER

Populations of fish that feed millions globally are in steep decline, and at risk of collapse. WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report takes an unprecedented look at the damage we inflict on the ocean, and outlines a way forward for its recovery. http://ocean.panda.org/


Sci-News September 15, 2015

MARINE POPULATIONS IN SERIOUS DECLINE WORLDWIDE : WWF REPORT In the space of a single generation, human activity has severely damaged the ocean by catching fish faster than they can reproduce while also destroying their nurseries http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-marine-populations-decline-living-blue-planet-report-03246.html


EcoWatch, August 23, 2015

NEW STUDY: WORLD'S OCEANS ARE IN PERIL

The world’s oceans—covering nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, and on which much of human life depends—are under severe pressure, a new report says. Overfishing has dramatically reduced fish stocks. The thousands of tonnes of rubbish dumped in the oceans wreak havoc on marine life, while climate change is warming and acidifying them, putting them under further stress. http://ecowatch.com/2015/08/23/worlds-oceans-in-peril/


Mongabay, Jeremy Hance January 15, 2015
 ▶ EMPTY SEAS:  SCIENTISTS WARN OF AN INDUSTRIALIZED OCEAN

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0115-hance-industrialized-oceans.html


Grist, January 16, 2015
-▶ WE COULD VERY WELL BE ON THE BRINK OF MARINE MASS EXTINCTION - Basically, a study out Thursday in Science looked at the sum total of apocalyptic ocean science to date, and determined that we could very well be on the brink of marine mass extinction. Why, you ask? Better question: How could we not be?

http://grist.org/news/quick-go-visit-the-ocean-one-last-time-before-it-dies/

                              EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                           "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                              How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                                      For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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


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

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


Yahoo News, January 21, 2015
-▶ HUGE ILLEGAL BUSINESS: BRAZEN SHIPS CAUGHT IN MASSIVE HAULINGS OF SEA BASS. Each of the ships could hold more than $1 million worth of Antarctic toothfish. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/brazen-ships-hauling-fish-near-antarctica-ignore-navy-085528240.html


-▶ SUPER TRAWLER NETS BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD 13 JUMBO JETS - USING GPS TO SWEEP UP ALL IN IT'S PATH. In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838791014/sea-change-the-loss-of-ocean-species-is-staggering


Britishseafishing.co.uk

▶  OUR FISH DON'T STAND A CHANCE:  NOW "PULSE TRAWLING" OUR SEABEDS http://britishseafishing.co.uk/pulse-trawling/

 

                 NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE

 http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2478442068/no-super-trawlers-not-here-not-anywhere-video


-▶ EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


May 10, 2012 NRDC

-▶ THE POWER OF BIG CORPORATE FISHERIES LOBBY - PROTECTIONS REMOVED FOR IMPERILED DEEP WATER FISH SPECIES http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dnewman/protections_removed_for_imperi.html


                                             PHOTO GALLERY: 

              THE JELLIFICATION OF OUR SEAS - GREAT PHOTOS

As fish populations deplete, jellyfish populations are growing throughout much of the world. The fact that human beings and jellyfish tangle with one another more frequently than in the past is unpleasant for both sides. It also costs many millions each year. Here, a diver attaches a sensor to a large Echizen jellyfish off the coast of Komatsu in northern Japan... http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-the-jellification-of-the-seas-fotostrecke-98970.html


March 27, 2013 CNN
▶  OVER-FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2


National Geographic

-▶ OVERFISHING; WHEN WILL IT STOP?  OCEAN DESTRUCTION BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL FISHING http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-overfishing/


                                                 WATCH

                            "DEATH OF THE OCEANS" (58:56)

                         BBC Nature - Sir David Attenborough

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


TakePart, March 02, 2015
 ▶ WHAT THE TROUBLING PLUNGE IN SEAGULL NUMBERS MEANS FOR THE SURVIVAL OF KILLER WHALES. The seabird population in British Columbia has dropped nearly 60 percent, indicating a marine ecosystem in crisis.   http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/02/what-troubling-plunge-seagulls-means-survival-killer-whales


-▶ 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


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


The Blog Aquatic November 21, 2014
- ▶ 5 REASONS YOU DEPEND ON HEALTHY FISHERIES  http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/11/21/5-reasons-you-depend-on-healthy-fisheries/

                                                 WATCH

                                               Bullfrog Films

                               "EMPTY OCEAN, EMPTY NETS"

                    http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/eoen.html


New York Times, January 15, 2015
-▶ OCEAN LIFE FACES MASS EXTINCTION, MULTIPLE STUDIES SAY http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/science/earth/study-raises-alarm-for-health-of-ocean-life.html?_r=0


Gizmag, November 17, 2014
-▶ GOOGLE JOINS THE EFFORT TO COMBAT OVERFISHING WITH GLOBAL FISHING WATCH. Google has partnered with SkyTruth and Oceana to produce a new tool to track global fishing activity. Known as Global Fishing Watch, the interactive web tool uses satellite data to provide detailed vessel tracking, and aims to harness the power of citizen engagement to tackle the issue of overfishing. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, more than 90 percent of the world’s fisheries are working at peak capacity, with as much as one-third of marine fish stocks now suffering from overfishing. http://www.gizmag.com/google-overfishing-global-fishing-watch/34794/


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


                                                        VIDEO:

-                    FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                                                   GOING, GOING...

                                                http://sco.lt/54Pqnh

In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a new study...  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121121210246.htm


Earth Policy Institute
-▶ OVERFISHING THREATENS CRITICAL LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN
The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals.
 http://worldfoodsecurity.blogspot.com/2013/01/overfishing-threatens-critical-link-in.html


New York Times, January 01, 2015
- ▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE COD GONE? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/opinion/where-have-all-the-cod-gone.html


Times of India, November 07, 2014
-▶ CATCHING ALL THE BIG FISH CAN BE RUINOUS http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Catching-all-the-big-fish-can-be-ruinous/articleshow/45071340.cms


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 10, 2015
-▶ OCEANS:  NEW REPORT SAYS PIRATE FISHING STILL WIDESPREADIn a new report to Congress, federal fisheries biologists fingered six countries as still sanctioning pirate fishing. Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nigeria, Nicaragua, and Portugal could all lose certifications from the U.S. because they aren’t doing enough to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Violations include fishing in restricted areas, discarding tuna, misreported catch, and improper handling of turtle entanglement. NOAA Fisheries will work with each of the cited nations to address these activities and improve their fisheries management and enforcement practices. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/10/oceans-new-report-says-pirate-fishing-still-widespread/


Equal Times, March 23, 2015
 ▶  MADAGASCAR FISHERIES RAVAGED BY FOREIGN PLUNDER

http://www.equaltimes.org/madagascar-fisheries-ravaged-by#.VRDE2GZQW6A

                                                    PHOTOS
            DO OUR OCEANS EVER STAND A CHANCE OF RECOVERY?

THOUSANDS OF CHINESE TRAWLERS HEAD OUT TO SEA AFTER THREE-MONTH BAN ON FISHING IS LIFTED http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2762395/Out-lunch-Extraordinary-moment-thousands-Chinese-trawlers-head-sea-three-month-ban-fishing-lifted.html


                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                     Is "Sustainable" Seafood Really Sustainable?

                                       http://sco.lt/7DQPD


August 16, 2013 The Fish Site
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS IN ALARMING DECLINE: TOO MANY INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS PLUNDERING THE OCEANS WITH HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE FISHING TECHNIQUES http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21031/pacific-tuna-stocks-in-alarming-decline#sthash.MgpLJS46.dpuf


TakePart, December 16, 2014
- ▶ 'KILLING CONTEST' THAT TARGET PREGNANT FEMALES THREATEN TO WIPE OUT THIS GRACEFUL OCEAN ANIMAL http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/16/east-coast-killing-contests-threaten-wipe-out-cownose-stingray


Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/

 

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/

 

ABC News, September 02, 2014

-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS ON BRINK OF DISASTER.  Bluefin tuna dire, with the Pacific population at "3 or 4 per cent of its original spawning biomass. The key problem was that there are too many vessels – at least 300 - equipped with sophisticated radar, chasing the schools of tuna.   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-02/pacific-tuna-stocks-on-brink-of-disaster-says-glenn-hurry/5704644


                                                    GHOST FISHING: 

                                            Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP. Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/

 

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


NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region, December 2014
- ▶ WHALE SHARKS, BIGGEST FISH IN THE OCEAN RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION FROM CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING. Commercial fishermen have known for some time that tuna, along with many other species of fish, congregate around objects drifting on the ocean surface. Fishermen often build floating structures called FADs, or fish-aggregating devices, to attract tuna to an area, allowing them to capitalize on this behavior. Using FADs makes the job of finding and encircling the tuna in the purse seine nets much more efficient.
Fishermen also learned that whale sharks are so large that they naturally attract tuna, much like a FAD. This led some fishermen to deploy nets around a whale shark to capture tuna swimming beneath it. In many of the cases, the encircled whale shark was also caught in the net and injured or died. http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/18_12182014_whale_shark_protection.html


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 01, 2015

-▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD STARVE OCEANS OF OXYGEN: STUDYOur modern ocean is moving into a state that has no precedent in human history’ http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/01/global-warming-could-starve-oceans-of-oxygen/


Business Insider, January 13, 2015
-▶ HUMANS ARE DAMAGING THE HIGH SEAS— NOW THE OCEANS ARE DOING HARM BACK http://www.businessinsider.com/humans-are-damaging-the-high-seas--now-the-oceans-are-doing-harm-back-2015-1


-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx


                 BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS: 

           IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                       http://sco.lt/768Gsz


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


-▶ OCEAN-GRABBING THREATEN WORLD'S FISHERIES: UN  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3312198844/ocean-grabbing-threatens-world-s-fisheries-un

 

                                             DEADLY BYCATCH

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA:  DEAD OR INJURED

http://sco.lt/6DbCld


 March 19, 2013
-▶ DISCARDS BAN COULD IMPACT SEABIRDS POPULATION - The European Parliament recently voted to scrap the controversial discards policy, which has seen fishermen throwing thousands of edible fish and fish waste back into the sea because they have exceeded their quotas.

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Discards_ban_could_impact_seabirds_population_999.html


Alaska Dispatch, October 17, 2014
▶  REPORT:  BIG ILLEGAL CATCHES OF RUSSIAN CRAB THREATEN STOCKS, FLOOD GLOBAL MARKETS http://www.adn.com/article/20141017/report-big-illegal-catches-russian-crab-threaten-stocks-flood-global-markets

 

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


-▶TROPHY FISHING FOR SPECIES THREATENED WITH EXTINCTION. http://bit.ly/1mA5N8t


June 28, 2012 IPS –

-▶ DEPLETED CHILEAN FISH NEED ' A REAL CHANCE OF RECOVERY' - Mackerel stocks off Chile's Coast reach critically low levels http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/06/depleted-chilean-fish-need-a-real-chance-of-recovery/

 

                                         BOTTOM TRAWLING:

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


The Ecologist, June 21, 2014

 -▶ LET THE OCEAN HEAL:  STOP FISHING THE HIGH SEAS, SAY SCIENTISTS, FOR CLIMATE AND ECOLOGY http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2431895/stop_fishing_the_high_seas_say_scientists_for_climate_and_ecology.ht


                                                     WATCH

                                           "SEA THE TRUTH"

                          IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video


                                                       VIDEO

             THE TRUE COST OF INDUSTRIAL FISHING IN WEST AFRICA

                                          http://crelis.nl/?p=1907l


ITV, October 17, 2013

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


Quartz, January 2, 2014
-▶ AMERICA'S HEALTH CRAZE FOR FISH OIL IS WIPING OUT WORLD'S RAREST SHARKS http://qz.com/171454/americas-health-craze-for-fish-oil-is-wiping-out-the-worlds-rarest-shark/

 

-▶ 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


                            IS SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD A FANTASY?

                                     AQUAFARMING vs WILD FISH

                                             http://sco.lt/8TKvFR


 June 9, 2012 Mother Jones

-▶ THE LAST DAYS OF THE OCEAN - SPECIAL REPORTS  http://www.motherjones.com/special-reports/2006/03/last-days-ocean

 

-▶ 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

 

TakePart, October 15, 2013

-▶ WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, 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

 

Summit Voice, July 05, 2014

▶  STUDY SHOWS WHALES ARE ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERSHealthy whale populations could buffer oceans from some global warming impacts. Whales may play a much bigger role in ocean ecosystems than previously thought, according to a University of Vermont researcher who studied how the great cetaceans recycle and move nutrients from one region to another. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/05/oceans-study-shows-whales-are-ecosystem-engineers/

 

-▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE WHALES GONE? GENETIC DIVERSITY IS CRUCIAL TO ALL SPECIES SURVIVAL  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/12/gray-whale-population-whaling_n_1511704.html?ref=tw

 

EcoRINews, November 2013
-▶ SUSTAINABLE FISHING KEY TO FEEDING THE WORLD - As the world population approaches 9 billion, climate change advances and the middle class expands, Sharpless said livestock farming will put pressure on land ecosystems, forests and aquifers. The cost of grain also will increase, causing shortages for poor communities.  http://www.ecori.org/massachusetts-farming/2013/11/10/sustainable-fishing-key-to-feeding-the-world.html

 

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


                    DEEP SEA MINING 'GOLD RUSH' MOVES CLOSER

                              DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABED

                    DESTROYING YET UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS

                                        http://sco.lt/5tF4s5


January 12, 2012 Earthsky
-▶ LOST WORLD OF CREATURES AT ANTARCTIC DEEP-SEA VENTS http://earthsky.org/earth/lost-world-of-creatures-at-antarctic-deep-sea-vents


                         100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS

                            SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                               http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

Quartz, June 06, 2014

-▶ FISH CAN SLOW DOWN GLOBAL WARMING -- BUT NOT IF WE KEEP OVERFISHING http://qz.com/216826/fish-can-slow-down-global-warming-but-not-if-we-keep-eating-them/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                              THE LAST OCEAN

                                      A Short Film by John Weller

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2133286873/the-last-ocean-a-short-film-by-john-weller

 


 -▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

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


 

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

 

-▶ ANIMALS ARE ALREADY DISSOLVING IN SOUTHERN OCEAN  http://sco.lt/7tBxMP


                                                        VIDEO

- ****EARTHRACE REVEAL HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 HORROR OF THE ANNUAL NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5pSMpV


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


                               

pdjmoo's insight:

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/



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One Greenj Planet, September 03, 2015

▶  PLASTIC POLLUTION IS KILLING PLANKTON.  HOW THE LOSS OF THIS SPECIES THRERATENS THE OCEANS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/plankton-under-threat-tiny-life-in-major-need-of-your-help/


The Dodo, February 26, 2015
 - ▶ TRAGIC IMAGES SHOW OCEAN ANIMALS MEETING OUR GARBAGE

https://www.thedodo.com/marine-debris-plastic-trash-1012764327.html


One Green Planet
 - ▶ 700 MARINE SPECIES MIGHT GO EXTINCT BECAUSE OF PLASTIC POLLUTION.  HERE ARE 5 WAYS YOU CAN HELP http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/marine-species-extinction-and-plastic-pollution/


University of California, San Diego, March 09, 2012

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


Phys.org, January 9, 2013

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


The Budapest Business Journal, March 10, 2015
▶   A SEA OF TROUBLES: STOPPING OCEAN POLLUTION AT THE SOURCE. If you could stand on the ocean floor, look up, and see only the plastic pollution suspended in our oceans, you would see massive clouds of plastic particles, a mist of dust-like microplastic fragments slowly settling to the seafloor. This “plastic smog” is taking over our oceans. Today, there are more than five trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans, together weighing more than 250,000 tons.
Plastic in the oceans is always moving, sometimes violently, and becomes brittle under the ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is constantly being attacked by curious fish, seabirds, and marine mammals and reptiles, colonized by millions of microbes, and ingested by zooplankton and other filter feeders, like barnacles and jellyfish  http://www.bbj.hu/opinion/a-sea-of-troubles-stopping-ocean-pollution-at-the-source_93889


SafeBee, January 16, 2015
▶   PLASTIC:  A BUNCH OF SERIOUSLY GOOD REASONS TO JUST SAY NO http://www.safebee.com/blogs/home/plastic-bunch-seriously-good-reasons-just-say-no


Phys.org, February 24, 2015

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


Scientific American, June 08, 2014

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


Science/AAAS, May 22, 2014

▶  TRILLIONS OF PLASTIC PIECES MAY BE TRAPPED IN ARCTIC ICE. Humans produced nearly 300 MILLION TONS of plastic in 2012, but where does it end up? http://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2014/05/trillions-plastic-pieces-may-be-trapped-arctic-ice

 

Conservation Magazine, February 12, 2014

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

 

                           MIDWAY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

                  BIRDS, SEA LIFE CONSUMING PLASTIC TO DEATH

                                        http://sco.lt/59RQ1J


 DailyMail, May 22, 2014
TOO CURIOUS FOR THEIR OWN GOOD!  DISTRESSING PICTURES OF BABY SEALS FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIFE AFTER BECOMING ENTANGLED AND DEEPLY CUT BY DEADLY PLASTIC FLOATING ROPES http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2636241/Five-seals-avoid-death-saved-deadly-entanglements.html

 

               BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

         IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                        http://sco.lt/768Gsz


                                                       WATCH

                          DownToEarth, France 24 TV, June 25, 2014
MICROPLASTICS MAKING THEIR WAY UP THE FOOD CHAIN TO OUR DINNER PLATES: THE PLANET'S TINY BIG THREAT http://www.france24.com/en/20140622-down-to-earth-microplastics-planet-tiny-threat-boat-tara-science-plastic-pollution-oceans-mediterranean/

 

                                          MERMAID TEARS:

MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS A THREAT TO OUR OCEANS AND RIVERS http://sco.lt/50DEtV

 

The Independent, May 25, 2014

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


                                             THE TRASH VORTEX

                                           Greenpeace International
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/oceans/fit-for-the-future/pollution/trash-vortex/


THE WORLD'S LARGEST 'WASTE DUMP' IS FOUND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN' http://sco.lt/7rNnc1

 

                                                      WATCH

                       "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)

                                           The Plastic Curse

A documentary that will give you an honest idea of how much contamination we are generating and how quickly we have to halt it in order to withstand the future.....http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

                                                          VIDEO

              "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY:  THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/9KDREf

 

Mother Nature Network, May 29m 2014
▶  TINY CORAL-KILLING MONSTERS TAKING UP RESIDENCE IN THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH. A single-celled, coral-killing creature with 'devil horns' has been found on microplastics in the open Pacific Ocean, raising concerns that plastic pollution can help dangerous species invade new habitats. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/tiny-monsters-haunt-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch


Conservation Magazine,
▶  GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUTWhen a single swath of ocean contains more plastic than plankton, the simple act of taking out the trash becomes a grueling scientific challenge. http://conservationmagazine.org/2010/01/garbage-in-garbage-out/

 

Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, April 12, 2013
-▶  LET'S STOP HIDING BEHIND RECYCLING AND BE HONEST ABOUT CONSUMPTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/apr/12/escalating-consumption

 

NRDC SWITCHBOARD, May 15, 2014
▶   LOS ANGELES KIDS SEND A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD:  "CLEAN UP OUR OCEAN"  THE URGENT PROBLEM OF PLASTIC & MARINE LITTER. Plastic marine pollution is a daunting crisis for the marine environment, with devastating effects....an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enters the ocean each year.  Plastic forms a large portion of our waste stream and typically does not biodegrade in the marine environment.  And it has a wide range of adverse environmental and economic impacts, from wildlife deaths and degraded coral reefs to billions of dollars in cleanup costs, damage to vessels, and lost tourism and fisheries revenues. http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/tkiekow/los_angeles_kids_send_a_messag.html


                                             GHOST FISHING

Derelict fishing nets have turned the sea into a death trap for ocean species http://sco.lt/60RGnx


Nation of Change, May 14, 2014

▶   GARBAGE LAND USA:  590,000,000,000 POUNDS OF WASTE GENERATED ANNUALLY Less than 20% of that is reused or recycled. The elimination of food waste alone could feed an additional 1 billion people a year. With all this detritus piling up, it is time to take a look at what we can do differently, and waste not, the resources, which are quickly dwindling on this planet...http://www.nationofchange.org/garbage-land-usa-590000000000-pounds-waste-generated-annually-1400079448

 

Ghent University, May 07, 2014
▶   UNDERWATER ROBOT HOWS 'DEPTH' OF MARINE DEBRIS PROBLEM  http://www.ugent.be/en/news/bulletin/underwater-robot-shows-depth-of-marine-debris-problem


The Scotsman, October 13, 2014
▶ SCOTLAND: OTTERS DYING EARLY BECAUSE OF POISONED SEAS 

Scottish otters are only living a third of the lifespan of those on mainland Europe because of poisoned seas, a leading expert on the species has warned.

Zoologist Dr Paul Yoxon said chemicals in everyday products are accumulating in fish and shellfish on which the mammals feed, weakening their immune systems.

The zoologist, who runs the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) on Skye with his biologist wife Grace, said hormone-disrupting chemicals, commonly found in shampoos and plastics, are also believed to be behind shrinking genitals of the male otter, affecting reproduction rates...http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/otters-dying-early-because-of-poisoned-seas-1-3570722


 Washington Post, April 29, 2012

▶  IF THE FOOD'S IN PLASTIC, WHAT'S IN THE FOOD?

Trace chemicals in everyday food packaging cause worry over cumulative threat, scientists say. In a study published last year in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers put five San Francisco families on a three-day diet of food that hadn’t been in contact with plastic. When they compared urine samples before and after the diet, the scientists were stunned to see what a difference a few days could make: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trace-chemicals-in-everyday-food-packaging-cause-worry-over-cumulative-threat/2012/04/16/gIQAUILvMT_story.html


 Surprising Science, Smithsonian December 02, 2013
- ▶  WHERE DO HUMANS REALLY RANK ON THE FOOD CHAIN? http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/12/where-do-humans-really-rank-on-the-food-chain/

 

- ▶  CHEMICAL FROM PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOUND THROUGHOUT OCEANS .http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/03/ocean-bpa/


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


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


                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.

                                                      WATCH

                              Exceptional Documentary  (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                       How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                              For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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



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

 

                                                       WATCH

               "UNWASTED: THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                        BEYOND RECYCLING

                                        http://sco.lt/6Gg2m9


                                    OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                        http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

 ▶  THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  COULD IT PRESENT A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS? http://sco.lt/8plSHx


▶   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL:  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 

▶   WHY WE COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Tdn0L


Utne, May 2014
▶   BLAMING NATURE:  WHEN NATURAL DISASTERS ARE CAUSED BY US http://www.utne.com/environment/natural-disasters-ze0z1405zsau.aspx#axzz31dB2gikB

 

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS: 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                                  WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

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The Vibrant Oceans Initiative : Bloomberg Philanthropies Invest $53 Million in Ocean Restoration

The Vibrant Oceans Initiative : Bloomberg Philanthropies Invest $53 Million in Ocean Restoration | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Philanthropies delivers real, lasting change around the world. Learn how we're changing lives and transforming philanthropy-and how you can help.

 

Grist, February 24, 2014
 -▶ OCEAN BOTTOMLINER:  WHY IS FMR. NEW YORK MAYOR, MIKE BLOOMBERG INVESTING $53 MILLION IN FISH? http://grist.org/food/ocean-bottomliner-why-mike-bloomberg-is-investing-in-fish/

 

 -▶ THE VIBRANT OCEANS INITIATIVE

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative supports a groundbreaking approach to reform both local and industrial fishing simultaneously. Our approach integrates financial strategies to ease the transition to more sustainable fishing.

THE DEMAND FOR FISH IS RISING WHILE THE SUPPLY IS RAPIDLY DECLINING

 One billion people rely on fish as their primary source of protein. As the world’s population continues to grow, so will the demand for fish – which is projected to rise by over 20% by the year 2030. Meanwhile, over-fishing, or taking more fish than can be naturally replaced, is depleting the global population of fish. The amount of fish caught worldwide peaked in the 1990s and has since declined.

   Industrial ships are able to catch two times more fish than exist in the ocean. Bottom-trawling, or dragging a heavy net along the ocean floor, in some cases discards 10 lbs of marine life (dead or dying) for every 1 lb of marine life caught. Other dangerous practices include dynamite and cyanide fishing, which damage coral reefs.Limits on the number of fish that can be caught are set too high in many places or do not exist at all, diminishing fish stocks and not allowing fish to repopulate.

The good news is that marine ecosystems can rebound relatively quickly if caught in time. The factors that led to mismanagement must be addressed now in order to replenish fish populations and to help meet the dietary needs of a growing global population....

http://www.bloomberg.org/initiative/vibrant_oceans

 

Mother Jones, May/June Issue
-▶ SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG ON THE EAST COAST -- AND IT'S KILLING ALL THE BABY PUFFINS http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/gulf-maine-puffin-climate-change

 

National Geographic, February 25, 2014
 -▶  JOHN KERRY AND PRINCE CHARLES URGE IMMEDIATE ACTION ON OCEAN PROTECTION http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/25/john-kerry-and-prince-charles-urge-immediate-action-on-ocean-protection/

 

 

Science Now, February 27, 2014
-▶  3D MAPS REVEAL A TOXIC LEAD-LACED OCEAN: A pollutant once widely emitted by cars burning leaded gasoline. Decades ago, the United States and Europe banned leaded gas and many other uses of the metal, but the pollutant’s fingerprint lingers on http://news.sciencemag.org/chemistry/2014/02/3d-maps-reveal-lead-laced-ocean

 

 

-▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

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

 

▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING - 90% OF BIG FISH ARE GONE http://sco.lt/8K5sy9

 

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

 

 -▶  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/61gcWf

 

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

 

  -▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE & ECOSYSTEM THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

  -▶ 100 MILLION SLAUGHTERED A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% http://sco.lt/6lqeED

 

 

 

 

 

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The Devolution Of The Seas: The Consequences of Man's Oceanic Destruction and Climate Change

The Devolution Of The Seas: The Consequences of Man's Oceanic Destruction and Climate Change | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


Foreign Affairs, November, December 2013

-▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: Of all the threats looming over the planet today, one of the most alarming is the seemingly inexorable descent of the world’s oceans into ecological perdition... http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140164/alan-b-sielen/the-devolution-of-the-seas


-▶ HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB IS KEY IN THE GLOBAL CARBON CYCLE - INFOGRAPHIC http://sco.lt/5i36Ib


Climate Progress, January 2, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL STARVE THE DEEP SEA, STUDY FINDS. The deep sea is home to thousands of commercially important species and is one of the last frontiers for new species discovery. The creatures of the deep are also key to the cycling of nitrogen, carbon and silicon in the ocean, a process that maintains the delicate balance of ocean life... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3113101/climate-change-starve-deep-sea/


Summit Voice, January 03, 2014
  ▶ TROPICAL FISH ARE MOVING NORTH DEVASTATING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS IN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

 http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/03/climate-invasive-tropical-fish-already-changing-ocean-ecosystems-in-eastern-mediterranean-sea/


Slate, September 18, 2014
-▶ GLOBAL OCEANS BREAK ALL-TIME HEAT RECORD: WORLD ON PACE FOR WARMEST YEAR EVER  http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/09/18/global_oceans_break_all_time_heat_record_world_on_pace_for_warmest_year.html


HGN October 16, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO UNDERMINE EVERY CORNER OF GLOBAL OCEANS BY 2100 http://www.hngn.com/articles/15007/20131016/climate-change-undermine-corner-global-oceans-2100.htm?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_102949


Climate Progress, January 2, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL STARVE THE DEEP SEA, STUDY FINDS. The deep sea is home to thousands of commercially important species and is one of the last frontiers for new species discovery. The creatures of the deep are also key to the cycling of nitrogen, carbon and silicon in the ocean, a process that maintains the delicate balance of ocean life... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3113101/climate-change-starve-deep-sea/


February 28, 2012 Care2

 -▶  ANTARCTIC FISH COULD DIE OUT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.care2.com/greenliving/fish-could-die-out-from-climate-change.html


 Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, November 7, 2012

 -▶  THE GREAT RICHES OF OUR SEAS HAVE BEEN DEPLETED AND FORGOTTEN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2012/sep/07/riches-seas-depleted-forgotten


Summit Voice, October 23, 2014
-▶  NEW GOVERNANCE MODEL NEEDED FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES. Destructive fishing practices such as bottom trawling make matters worse. Trawl nets grab any and all forms of marine life, laying waste to the ocean floor. The total area bottom trawled is nearly 150 times the area of forest that is clearcut annually around the world.
   As targeted fish species shrink, both industrial and small-scale fishers move on to other species, depleting them, too, until finally they are catching anything that might provide food or generate cash. Government subsidies, in the absence of regulation, often serve to encourage this overfishing and habitat destruction — and must be abolished, the scientists said. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/23/new-governance-model-needed-for-sustainable-fisheries/


Summit Voice, October 07, 2014
-▶  REPORT WARNS AGAINST UNSUSTAINABLE EXPLOITATION OF DEEP OCEAN RESOURCES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/07/environment-report-warns-against-unsustainable-exploitation-of-deep-ocean-resources/



                                                 TO THE LAST FISH:

 -▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,800 HOOKS PER DAY: Jensen to Design One of the World’s Largest Longliners http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1606743410/to-the-last-fish-capable-of-fishing-76-800-hooks-per-day-jensen-to-design-one-of-the-world-s-largest-longliners


The Ecologist, October 17, 2013
 -▶ THE BRUTAL REALITY OF DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IN PERU.Undercover filming by the UK investigative agency Ecostorm has exposed - for the first time - the brutal hunting and killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru's Pacific coast. a secret slaughter involving thousands of dolphins, dwarfing the high seas drama of the annual whale hunt in Antarctica. Known as "sea pigs" by fishermen in Peru, dolphins are reportedly harpooned and diced up on deck, before being skewered onto hundreds of hooks strung out on long-lines at sea to attract sharks  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2122747

 

                                                       VIDEO:

       FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN - GOING...GOING ..

                                            http://sco.lt/5xliU5


Inter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON EA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz



Guardian Environment, September 30, 2014
WALRUS MASS IN VAST NUMBERS ON ALASKA BEACH AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats


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


                                            A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                               'EXTREME ICE'

                   Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                           http://sco.lt/7xj1MH


-▶  WHAT HAVE WE DONE? POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE' http://sco.lt/8I7Pwv



BBC News, November 13, 2013
-▶  EMISSIONS OF CO2 DRIVING RAPID OCEANS 'ACID TRIP' The world's oceans are becoming acidic at an "unprecedented rate" and may be souring more rapidly than at any time in the past 300 million years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24904143

 

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


▶ GREENLAND'S ANTARCTIC MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/6Vpb2f


                         CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

                           http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


                                                          VIDEO

                                    WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS

                                         http://sco.lt/5uLmJF


 

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

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                         ▶ PROJECT OCEAN
Shocking facts about the effects of overfishing on Marine Environments  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PgKS1dGrx0


 

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/


The Inquisitr, October 19, 201`4
-▶  NOAA'S NEW ORCA IMAGES ARE BOTH STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND DISTURBING http://www.inquisitr.com/1541424/noaas-new-orca-images-are-both-stunningly-beautiful-and-disturbing/

 

 

                                                DEADLY BYCATCH: 

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEAD OR INJURED http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

ENE News, November 22, 2013

-▶  FUKUSHIMA - RADIOACTIVE OCEANS
PHOTOS:  'LOTS OF SEA BIRDS WASHING UP DEAD' IN ALASKA http://enenews.com/photos-lots-of-sea-birds-washing-up-dead-in-alaska

 

ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENT … like symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees

 


                                           CNN VIDEO REPORT

                                               March 27, 2013

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


 

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


 

100 MILLION SHARKS SLAUGHTERED A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS:  SHARK POPULATION PLUMMETS BY 90% - COULD BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS http://sco.lt/6lqeED

 

 -▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


 

Phys.Org, November 25, 2013
 -▶  IS THERE PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA?  SEABIRD BREEDING HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPACT OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES IN NORTH SEA http://phys.org/news/2013-11-plenty-fish-sea-seabird-highlights.html



▶  BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS: IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 


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

 

  -▶  OCEANS WILL NOT SURVIVE 'BUSINESS AS USUAL'  http://sco.lt/7wm4tF

 

-▶  DEEP SEA MINING DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp

 

-▶  JELLIED EELS HIT BY OVERFISHING:  PLUMMETTED BY 98% http://sco.lt/7fBzl3

 

                                                     WATCH

                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/

 

 -▶  NOAA Fisheries
LOOK WHO'S BACK: STURGEON ARE SPAWNING AGAIN IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY - LONG THOUGHT GONE.  Atlantic sturgeon, a species that has survived since the age of the dinosaurs, had believed to have  been long gone from the Chesapeake Bay. But a small number of juvenile sturgeon have turned up, and are too small to have immigrated from elsewhere... http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2013/11/11_20_2013sturgeon_we_forgot_all_about_you.html

 

                                                        WATCH
                                              TED TALK VIDEOS
                                  OCEAN WONDERS ( 10 TALKS)
Dive into the unexplored universe beneath the waves: the beautiful, fragile (and sometimes terrifying) world of the ocean. http://www.ted.com/playlists/7/ocean_wonders

 

 

-▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6heNd3



                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, November 11, 2013 12:35 AM

The world faces a choice. We do not have to return to an oceanic Stone Age. Whether we can summon the political will and moral courage to restore the seas to health before it is too late is an open question. The challenge and the opportunity are there.

Christian Allié's curator insight, November 23, 2013 11:22 AM

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So long as pollution, overfishing, and ocean acidification remain concerns only for scientists, however, little will change for the good. Diplomats and national security experts, who understand the potential for conflict in an overheated world, should realize that climate change might soon become a matter of war and peace. Business leaders should understand better than most the direct links between healthy seas and healthy economies. And government officials, who are entrusted with the public’s well-being, must surely see the importance of clean air, land, and water.

The world faces a choice. We do not have to return to an oceanic Stone Age. Whether we can summon the political will and moral courage to restore the seas to health before it is too late is an open question. The challenge and the opportunity are there.

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, April 14, 2014 1:59 PM

Climate Change is having devasting consequences on our oceans.

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Thousands of Sea Lion Pups Dead From Starvation - Not Enough Fish In The Sea - Over Fishing & Climate Change

Thousands of Sea Lion Pups Dead From Starvation - Not Enough Fish In The Sea - Over Fishing & Climate Change | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

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


The Washington Post, April 10, 2015
THE PACIFIC OCEAN MAY HAVE ENTERED A NEW WARM PHASE -- AND THE CONSEQUENCES COULD BE DRAMATIC http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/10/the-pacific-ocean-may-have-entered-a-new-warm-phase-and-the-consequences-could-be-dramatic/


Reuters, April 06,2015

RECORD CALIFORNIA STARVING SEA LION STRANDINGS REACH 2,250 SO FAR THIS YEAR http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/06/us-usa-sealions-california-idUSKBN0MX1F120150406


Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 26, 2015
HUNGRY SEA LIONS PILE INTO THE COLUMBIA RIVER http://www.opb.org/news/article/hungry-sea-lions-pile-into-the-columbia-river/


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 17, 2015

STARVING SEALS, DISINTEGRATING STARFISH, OVERHEATED PACIFIC OCEAN...SCIENTISTS SEE 'UNPRECEDENTED CHANGES' IN PRODUCTIVITY AS OCEANS TEMPS OFF WEST COAST GO OFF THE CHARTS....That could translate into less food for salmon and other marine species, added Chris Harvey of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. High mortality of sea lion pups in Southern California and seabirds on the Oregon and Washington coasts in recent months may be early signs of the shift. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/17/climate-scientists-see-unprecedented-changes-in-productivity-as-oceans-temps-off-west-coast-go-off-the-charts/


Grist, March 20, 2015
FROM SEA LIONS TO PENGUIN CHICKS, ADORABLE ANIMALS ARE DYING IN DROVES - FROM STARVATION

http://grist.org/science/from-sea-lions-to-penguin-chicks-adorable-animals-are-dying-in-droves/


                                      WHY SARDINES MATTER

            CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE

                                          http://sco.lt/5I8QOf


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/


Digital Journal, February 22, 2015
WHAT IS KILLING CALIFORNIA'S SEA LIONS? http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/what-is-killing-california-s-sea-lions/article/421462


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


San Francisco Chronicle: February 06, 2015

▶ AGAIN ....STARVING SEA LION PUP STRANDINGS SURGE IN CALIFORNIA http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Sea-lion-strandings-approach-record-level-in-6065292.php


August 16, 2013

-▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION : NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA. When the sea lions converged on this most westerly of southern California’s Channel Islands in May 2012, as they do every spring, there was no hint of anything amiss. A year later, thousands of pups – perhaps as many as 70 percent of the newborns – were dead. The struggle to survive led desperate pups from their sandy nursery into the churning, dangerous sea, long before they were ready.  Between January and June, five rescue centers along the southern California coast, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, took in more than 1,500 stranded pups – five times more than normal... http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/08/island-sea-lion-pupdate/


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/


                                       PHOTO ESSAY AND BLOG

                  Africa Geographic Magazine, December 12, 2013

                                               SOUTH AFRICA
                                   SAMUEL THE SEAL'S SAD STORY:

Thousands of dead starving seal cubs along SOUTH AFRICA'S coastline tell the sad tale of Africa's oceans https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/14359a2dc36eef53


-▶  STEAL-YOUR-HEART SEAL PUPS: ORPHANS OF THE STORM .

Seal pups washed up on East Coast, un-weaned and starving too   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2523548/Seal-pups-washed-East-Coast-RSPCA-staff-working-alive.html


                                                    PICTURES:

                           January 12, 2012 National Geographic

-▶ OVERFISHING, NO FOOD FOR SEALS: Baby Seals washed up in Europe, too weak to care for themselves. The incident is an extreme example among a recent increase in pup strandings, experts say. Overfishing has reduced the seals' available prey, and the polluted fish the animals do catch often make them sick. "In the last two or three years we have seen more and more seals wash up too weak to look after themselves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/pictures/120118-baby-seals-netherlands-stranded-animals/

 

-▶ PERU: MASS DOLPHIN AND PELICAN DIE-OFF FOUND STARVING: WE ARE OVERFISHING OUR OCEANS AT AN ALARMING RATE 

http://www.channel4.com/news/what-is-behind-mass-pelican-and-dolphin-deaths-in-peru


                                                        VIDEO:

-                    FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                                                   GOING, GOING...

                                                http://sco.lt/54Pqnh

In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a new study...  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121121210246.htm


Earth Policy Institute
-▶  OVERFISHING THREATENS CRITICAL LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN
The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals.
 http://worldfoodsecurity.blogspot.com/2013/01/overfishing-threatens-critical-link-in.html


ScienceDaily, January 07, 2014

-▶  SNOWBALL EFFECT OF OVERFISHING HIGHLIGHTED - "You don't realize how interdependent species are until it all unravels," - The domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140107163737.htm


November 12, 2012 Inter Press Service

-▶  BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


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

 

 June 8, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
-▶  MORE THAN 600 SEABIRDS AND PENGUINS FOUND DEAD IN NORTHERN CHILE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/more-than-600-seabirds-and-penguins-found-dead/

 

TakePart, October 15, 2013
-▶  WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, 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


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New York Time, May 15, 2013
-▶  SEA LIONS SENTENCED TO DIE FOR EATING TOO MUCH SALMON http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/salmon-eating-sea-lions-sentenced-to-die/?smid=tw-nytimesgreen&seid=auto&_r=0


May 31, 2012 Care2
-▶  SEA LIONS vs SALMON : SEA LION KILLINGS CAN RESUME - TO SAVE SALMON FOR SPORTS FISHERMAN http://www.care2.com/causes/sea-lions-vs-salmon-a-wildlife-protection-dilemma.html


 Jan 13, 2012 CBC News

-▶  FISHERMAN WANT TO CULL CORMORANTS -- BECAUSE THEY'RE EATING TOO MUCH FISH !!  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/01/30/pei-cormorant-cull-fishermen-584.html


February 14, 2012 The Fish Site

-▶  CHILEAN GOVERNMENT LAYING OUT PLANS TO SYSTEMATICALLY SLAUGHTER SEA LION POPULATION ALONG COAST - BLAMES SEA LIONS FOR DROP IN FISH STOCKS http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/16453/chile-blames-sea-lions-for-drop-in-fish-stocks


 -▶  WHAT HAVE WE DONE? POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE' http://sco.lt/8I7Pwv



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-▶ GREENLAND MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN - ANTARCTIC & ARCTIC http://sco.lt/7QyvGj


OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/6U2Ftp


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


 August 17, 2013 NPR

-▶  DOLPHIN, DEATHS ALARM SCIENTISTS: ANIMALS WASHING ASHORE AT A HIGHER RATE THAN THE LAST 26 YEARS http://www.npr.org/2013/08/17/212872559/dolphin-deaths-alarm-scientists


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

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


                            WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

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



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-▶ CANADIAN SEAL SLAUGHTER AND AN ANNUAL QUOTA OF 400,000 http://sco.lt/5eSor3


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


-▶  OUTRAGEOUS:  CANADA'S SEAL HUNT IS IN FULL SWING:  50,000 KILLED BY HUNTERS SO FAR THIS YEAR (2014) https://www.thedodo.com/outrageous-50000-seals-have-be-543510838.html

 


VIDEO

-▶  ****EARTHRACE REVEAL HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 HORROR OF THE ANNUAL NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5pSMpV

 

VIDEO

-▶  SEA LION PUP HITCHES RIDE ON BOAT OFF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/bizarre&id=9124881

 

Oceana, December 2, 2013
-▶  ALL ABOUT HARP SEALS - PHOTOS http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/12/creature-feature-harp-seal

 

-▶  SEALS REVEAL SECRETS OF POLAR OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8Xuadl



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



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

 

 

ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENT … like symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees


Natural News, May 16, 2014
-▶  MARINE MAMMALS MYSTERIOUSLY DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS ALONG WEST COAST: SEAFOOD DIMINISHING, FUKUSHIMA RADIOACTIVE WATERS  http://www.naturalnews.com/045151_marine_mammals_mysterious_deaths_West_Coast.html#

 

Japan Daily Press, May 16, 2014
-▶  RADIOACTIVE FUKUSHIMA GROUNDWATER TO BE RELEASED INTO SEA NEXT WEEK http://japandailypress.com/fukushima-groundwater-to-be-released-to-sea-next-week-1648480/

 

                                                   WATCH

                                BBC David Attenborough

                                    DEATH OF THE OCEANS?

                                        http://sco.lt/97GRDV

 

-▶  NEW DISEASES, TOXINS HARMING MARINE LIFE, KILLING SEA OTTERS http://sco.lt/6iCrsf

 

-▶  100 MILLION SHARKS DIE EACH YEAR -- JUST FOR THEIR FINS http://sco.lt/5RKfQn


                                             "PLANET OCEAN"

                   A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                         http://sco.lt/9FB89B



                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


 


pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

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

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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

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

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

 


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Sylvia Einwechter's comment, September 14, 2013 12:25 PM
Thank you I did!!
FIP-Berlin's comment, September 14, 2013 12:58 PM
Thanks Sylvia, glad you did ;-)
Paige Anderson's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:03 PM

Its sad that so many pups died.  But also reading that they took in so many pups to feed and give them temporary homes.  But when you have to put them back in the sea would they know how to get food?  Also would there still be fish for them to eat?  

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WATCH: SEA THE TRUTH -- BY 2048 The Oceans Will Be Empty! (full-length, HiQ)

(NOTE for the YouTube-Team: we have uploaded this movie with the permission of the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation)

http://www.SeaTheTruth.nl/en/ or
http://www.GlobeTransformer.org


BACKGROUND
Sea the Truth is based on numerous scientific publications that examine the problems of seas and oceans. Below follows an overview of the themes addressed in the film and a brief explanation.

FISHING POLICY AND QUOTA
Fishing policy around the world is destructive. Recommendations from scientists on quotas are ignored by policy makers, wealthy countries plunder the fishing territories of poor countries and bottom trawlers sow destruction all over the seafloor with their dragnets. In Europe, 88% of fish stocks have been overharvested, such as the blue fin tuna which sadly is threatened with extinction.

EFFECTS OF FISHING ON MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
In addition to the effect on the fish stocks, fishing also affects all other organisms in the same habitat or ecosystem. Whether the fish being harvested are predatory or prey, the balance of the ecosystem is disrupted and this can have serious consequences. The degree of disruption strongly depends on the fishing method employed.

BYCATCH
The term bycatch has come to be used to refer to fish caught unintentionally when fishermen fish for commercial fish. These kinds of fish are not interesting to sell and as a consequence they are thrown back into the ocean either death or mutilated. The average bycatch worldwide is about 40.4% of the total amount of fish being caught. This means that 3 kilos of consumed fish brings about 2 kilos of bycatch. In total, 37 billion kilos of fish per year is wasted bycatch.

FISH SUFFERING
People once thought that fish could not feel anything when they are caught. This idea was probably motivated because fish are cold blooded; this is in contrast with humans who are warm blooded. However, the ability to feel pain does not have anything to do with body temperature. From research studying the behavior of fish, as well as the study of anatomy and physiology, it turns out that fish have feelings and are in fact able to feel pain. This means that the current methods to catch and kill fish are in truth a torture for fish, moreover captured fish die of suffocation: a process that can take up to several minutes or hours.

THE PLASTIC SOUP
Between Hawaii and San Francisco floats an enormous amount of rubbish -- a plastic soup with a surface area of 8.6 million square kilometres. To compare: This is 33 times greater than the surface area of the Netherlands (41,528 km2). This plastic soup was 'discovered' by Charles Moore when he sailed through this area with his boat and found himself surrounded day in day out by plastic waste. He later returned with scientific equipment to determine the soup's total size. The plastic soup is a huge threat to a number of marine animals and mammals.

TOXINS IN FISH
We're told we should eat fish twice a week as it is packed with nutrition. These healthy nutrients are however easily obtained from other food sources, whereas fish may also contain large amounts of toxins. Mercury and dioxins 'enjoy' the status of most researched toxins in fish.

 

                                                 WATCH:

                          LOSING NEMO http://vimeo.com/66514539

 

DEEP TROUBLE: WHALE MORTALITY CAUSED BY OVERFISHING
According to a report of the New Zealand news channel 3News sea mammals, among which whales, are dying of malnutrition. The makers claim that this is caused by overfishing. Watch the report here: http://www.3news.co.nz/Deep-Trouble-/...

 

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

 

 

 

GO TO:

*********SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

**********MAJOR US FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, FACTORY FARMED FISH http://sco.lt/4qgoDZ

 

 

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Sublandia's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:44 AM

All this make me terrified. However I do not want to hide my head in the sand. Let's take it like a stimulus to protect our sea, avoding plastic soups, doing something when fishing and food sources are involved. 

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Australia's Great Barrier Reef Is Dying: What we stand to lose

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Is Dying: What we stand to lose | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

International Business Times, March 19, 2015
 -▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF AN 'UNFOLDING DISASTER' AS WORLD HERITAGE SITE IS ON BRINK OF COLLAPSE  http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/great-barrier-reef-unfolding-disaster-world-heritage-site-brink-collapse-1492733


Summit County Citizens Voice May 8, 2015
 -▶  TROUBLE AHEAD FOR THE GREAT BARRIER REEF? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/05/08/trouble-ahead-for-the-great-barrier-reef/


Grist, December 17, 2013
 -▶  IS THE COAL INDUSTRY ABOUT TO WRECK THE AUSTRALIAN GREAT BARRIER REEF? http://grist.org/news/is-the-coal-industry-about-to-wreck-the-great-barrier-reef/


Raw Story, December 11, 2013

 -▶  COAL PORT PLAN WILL KILL AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/11/coal-port-plan-will-kill-the-great-barrier-reef-activists-say/

 

BBC News, May 01, 2014

 -▶  UNESCO WARNS AUSTRALIA OVER GREAT BARRIER REEF DUMPING OF TOXIC DREDGED SEDIMENT http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27233810


Guardian Environment, June 18, 2014

-▶  UN EXPRESSES ALARM ABOUT PROPOSED DUMPING IN GREAT BARRIER REEF Approval for dumping dredged material as part of Abbot Point coal development could place site on UNESCO list of shame

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/18/un-expresses-alarm-about-proposed-dumping-in-great-barrier-reef


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


August 8, 2013 Mirror Online

-▶  AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF: TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR NATURAL WONDER DUE TO MAN-MADE CRISIS http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/simon-reeve-great-barrier-reef-


                                                   BBC Earth -
AMAZING PHOTOS OF AUSTRALIA'S EPIC GREAT BARRIER REEF More than 100,000 beautiful images of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been released to the public. The photos include species living on the reef, 360 degree panoramas and map the reef from 32 different locations. http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141114-amazing-great-barrier-reef-photos


ThinkProgress, February 09, 2015
  -▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF DREDGING IS CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE, STUDY FINDS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/09/3620753/great-barrier-reef-dredging-causing-danger/


Guardian, November 21, 2014

  -▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF WILL BE 'SLAUGHTERED' : SCIENTISTS DISMISS JULIE BISHOP'S CLAIM REEF NOT AT RISK  http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/great-barrier-reef-will-be-slaughtered-scientists-dismiss-julie-bishops-claim-reef-not-at-risk-20141121-11r4a6.html


National Geographic, November 18, 2013

 -▶  AUSTRALIA AUTHORIZING DESTRUCTION OF GREAT BARRIER REEF http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/18/australia-authorizing-destruction-of-great-barrier-reef/

                       

                            GREAT BARRIER REEF IN PICTURES

                           June 19, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶  As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, here are some images of what's at stake, from a cruising manta ray to an effervescent ribbon eel... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures


Guardian, August 04, 2014

 ▶ INTERACTIVE:  DREDGING THE DEPTHS:  COAL MINING vs THE GREAT BARRIER REEF http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/ng-interactive/2014/aug/05/dredging-the-depths-coalmining-v-the-great-barrier-reef-interactive


Guardian Environment, July 21, 2014

-▶  AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF 'IN WORST STATE SINCE RECORDS BEGAN' , Scientists say reef will be ‘pretty ugly’ within 40 years, with large swaths of seaweed where complex coral structures once thrived http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/21/great-barrier-reef-in-worst-state-since-records-began


BBC News, August 13, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIA GREAT BARRIER REEF OUTLOOK 'POOR AND DETERIORATING. The bleak forecast came in a five-yearly report released by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28767993


 Guardian Environment, March 05, 2014

 -▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF DAMAGE 'IRREVERSIBLE' UNLESS RADICAL ACTION TAKEN. University of Queensland researcher says unless temperature rise is kept below 2C, reef will cease to be coral ecosystem. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/great-barrier-reef-damage-irreversible-unless-radical-action-taken

 

MailonLine, July 21, 2014

 -▶ GREAT BARRIER REEF WILL BE 'PRETTY UGLY' WITHIN 40 YEARS, WARN EXPERTS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2699551/Reef-worst-state-records-began.html

 

                                                        A MIRACLE

                           Sydney Morning Herald, December 16, 2014
                   'WORLD'S BIGGEST ORGY' AT GREAT BARRIER REEF.

"I've seen it like that once before about 15 years ago but nothing as spectacular as this. Everything aligned, the water visibility was spectacular, there was no wind, no current...coral usually spawn over three to four hours over three to four nights following a full moon in November or December and it was unusual for such a diversity of species to all go on the same night. http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/worlds-biggest-orgy-at-great-barrier-reef-20141216-127ptu.html


                                                      VIDEO
                    Sydney Morning Herald, December 17, 2014
TURTLE SEASON BEGINS IN QUEENSLAND AS YOUNG AND OLD ENTER OR REENTER THE GREAT BARRIER REEF ECOSYSTEM as shelled reptiles young and old entered or re-entered the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/turtle-season-begins-in-queensland-20141216-128ilv.html


World Wildlife Fund, October 20, 2013
-▶  SEA LEVEL RISE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES A BIG THREAT TO MARINE TURTLES ON GREAT BARRIER REEF ... http://power.panda.org/wildlife/turtle-sex-altered-with-temperature-changes/

 

Water World, October 29m 2013

-▶  NATURAL CORAL CHEMICALS PROTECT AGAINST WARMING OCEANS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Coral_chemicals_protect_against_warming_oceans_999.html



                                   THE END OF CORAL REEFS? 

            AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                       http://sco.lt/8VOKzx


   

                                   THE BEAUTY WE  ARE LOSING

                                        National Geographic

                   CORAL KINGDOM PICTURES - PHOTO GALLERY

                                          http://ow.ly/pxeiA

 

  SummitVoice, Joy 19, 2014
-▶  SEABED DREDGING LINKED TO CORAL REEF DISEASE http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/19/seabed-dredging-linked-to-coral-reef-disease/


Guardian Environment, March 28, 2014

 -▶ BIG BUSINESS TRUMPS ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS TREATIES: GREAT BARRIER REEF AND INDIGENOUS HERITAGE LAWS FACE 'ONE-STOP-SHOW THREAT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/28/great-barrier-reef-indigenous-heritage-one-stop-shop-threat

 

August 5, 2013 Climate Progress

-▶  HOW THE CROCODILE HUNTER'S SON WOUND UP IN THE MIDDLE OF A BATTLE TO SAVE AUSTRALIA'S GREATEST LANDMARK http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/05/2319331/barrier-reef-crocodile-hunter/


                                   BEAUTIFUL PHOTO GALLERY
                                           A FRAGILE EMPIRE
                             AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF
From tiny coral polyps grew a marvel: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Could it all come crumbling down? http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/great-barrier-reef/doubilet-photography



 

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

                                             COAL AND DREDGING

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


Reuters, September 01, 2014
-▶  AUSTRALIA TO SCRAP PLAN FOR DUMPING 3 MILLION CUBIC METERS OF TOXIC DREDGE SPOIL NEAR GREAT BARRIER REEF

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/02/us-australia-reef-coal-idUSKBN0GX08I20140902


 Guardian, August 01, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIA:  THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND THE COAL MINE THAT COULD KILL IT. The Great Barrier Reef is sick. Almost half of its coral is already dead and a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, will only cause further damage. This is not just an issue for Australia, it affects us all http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/01/-sp-great-barrier-reef-and-coal-mine-could-kill-it

 

Business Spectator, July 28, 2014

 ▶ AUSTRALIA: CONSTRUCTION OF CARMICHAEL COAL MINE IN NORTH QUEENSLAND, SET TO BE AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST COAL MINE http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/7/28/policy-politics/hunt-approves-giant-carmichael-coal-mine

 

-▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF CONTAMINATED BY TOXIC COAL DUST, INQUIRY TOLD. Coral reef expert says 'damning' report found coal dust had spread hundreds of kilometres from dredging sites http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/23/great-barrier-reef-contaminated-by-toxic-coal-dust-inquiry-told



Australian Broadcasting Corporation,January 31, 2014

 -▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK TO BECOME DUMPING GROUND FOR COAL TERMINAL DREDGE SPOIL. Expansion of the coal port at Abbot Point will have detrimental effects on the Great Barrier Reef. Sediment from dredging can smother corals and seagrasses and expose them to poisons and elevated nutrients."http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-31/abbot-point-spoil-dredging-approved/5227774


June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶   AN INSIDE LOOK INTO WHAT A COAL TERMINAL'S REALLY LIKE: This is required reading — and viewing — for anyone worried about how export terminals handle coal... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/an-inside-look-into-what-a-coal-terminals-really-like/

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT
                                   BBC News, March 6, 2012
     UN TEAM EXAMINE MINING THREAT TO GREAT BARRIER REEF
                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17277511

 

Science Insider, February 03, 2014
 -▶  AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF TO BECOME SLUDGE REPOSITORY - AND IT'S A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/02/great-barrier-reef-become-sludge-repository


 Guardian Environment, June 05, 2014
-▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF AUTHORITY APPROVED DREDGE SPOIL DUMPING AS PART OF EXPANDING THE ABBOT POINT COALPORT..  The government body that protects the Great Barrier Reef has approved the dumping of more than 370,000 cubic metres of dredge spoil in the marine park. Decision displays 'astounding level of arrogance', conservation group says. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/05/great-barrier-reef-authority-approves-dredge-spoil-dumping-from-hay-point


The Guardian Environment, March 02, 2014

 ▶ GREAT BARRIER REEF AUTHORITY ARGUED AGAINST DREDGE DUMPING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/02/great-barrier-reef-authority-argued-against-dredge-dumping-foi-reveals


GREAT BARRIER REEF DESTRUCTION AND ABBOT POINT

One of the natural wonders of the world is about to have 3 million cubic metres of seabed dumped on top of it.... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/southern-crossroads/2013/dec/15/great-barrier-reef-destruction-abbot-point-greg-hunt


Greenpeace Australia Pacific, February 02, 2014
-▶  ABBOT POINT DREDGING - WHO'S TO BLAME? Australians are rightly angry about the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s (GBRMPA) decision to approve the dumping of 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the Reef Marine Park near Abbot Point in north Queensland. The Authority’s charter says ”our fundamental obligation is to protect the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the World Heritage Area.”
Yet they’ve given permission for coal companies to dump dredging waste inside the Marine Park, just 10km from the fringing reefs of Holbourne Island National Park and close to a sunken World War Two plane wreck.
 http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/climate/Abbot-Point-Dredging--Whos-really-to-blame/

 

August 15, 2013 The Guardian Environment
-▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF DREDGING COULD BE MORE DAMAGING THAN THOUGHT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/15/dredging-report-queensland-barrier-reef

 

 

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

                        PESTICIDES & AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF

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

 

Guardian Environment, March 27, 2014
-▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF: AUSTRALIA'S DECISION TO LIFT 3-MONTH PESTICIDE MORATORIUM: COULD SPELL DISASTER FOR 1,600-MILE REEF http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/mar/27/great-barrier-reef-australia-pesticides

 

 TerraDaily, November 6, 2012
▶  AUSTRALIA REEF COLLAPSE BLAMED ON FARMING http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Australia_reef_collapse_blamed_on_farming_999.html

 

Guardian Environment, March 27, 2012
▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF SUFFERING FROM AUSTRALIA'S DECISION TO ALLOW PESTICIDE RUN-OFF. WWF says Australian government's lifting of three-month moratorium on diuron could spell disaster for 1,600-mile reef http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/mar/27/great-barrier-reef-australia-pesticides

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, November 29, 2012
▶  FEARS WEED KILLER DECISION A DEATH KNELL FOR REEF http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-29/fears-weed-killer-decision-a-death-knell-for-barrier-reef/4398228

 

 BBC News, February 16, 2014

 ▶ KILLER STARFISH THREATEN GREAT BARRIER REEF: AND AGRICULTURAL FERTILIZER RUNOFF IS TO BLAME http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26183209


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


 

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

 

            AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT IN GROSS CLIMATE DENIAL

                                           THE BIGGEST DRY

                       Climate, Water, Forests, Fossil Fuels, Extinctions

                                            http://sco.lt/6Qr4AT

 

Summit Voice, July 14, 2014
 ▶ GREENHOUSE GASES DRIVE AUSTRALIA DRYING TREND: SCIENTISTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/14/climate-greenhouse-gases-drive-australia-drying-trend/

 

  ▶ GREENLAND'S ANTARCTICA MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/6Vpb2f

 

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 -▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: Rapidly Rising CO2 in Atmosphere causing potential catastrophe http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

 ▶  MANGROVES, REEFS, FORESTS AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED - DOUBLING COASTAL IMPACT AND SPECIES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6tnLLF

 

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

 

 

 

 

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The Loss of Ocean Species is Staggering

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


                                                         VIDEO

                                "SEA THE TRUTH   (1:00:15) full-length

                           BY 2048 THE OCEAN WILL BE EMPTY

                                             http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 


Financial Times

THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

-▶ Humans have gained unprecedented supremacy over the seas in a short space of time, thanks to potent technological advances such as satellite tracking devices and engines so formidable they can drag nets big enough to engulf a cathedral. Add in the impact of pollution, from the likes of fertiliser run-off or discarded plastic, and the oceans have changed more in the past 30 years than in all of human history.

In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains...http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/9601c144-9dcd-11e1-838c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1vqzpHIBt



Mongabay, Jeremy Hance, January 15, 2015
- ▶EMPTY SEAS?  SCIENTIST WARN OF AN INDUSTRIALIZED OCEAN http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0115-hance-industrialized-oceans.html


Save Our Seas:
 -▶ OCEAN PREDATOR LOSS: MORE THAN 90% OF ALL TOP MARINE PREDATORS HAVE DISAPPEARED  http://saveourseas.com/threats/predatorloss


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


                                                     VIDEO

       THE TERRIBLE PRICE OF SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES

                                    http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/


-▶ EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


New York Times, January 15, 2015
- ▶ OCEAN LIFE FACES MASS EXTINCTION, MULTIPLE STUDIES SAY http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/science/earth/study-raises-alarm-for-health-of-ocean-life.html?_r=0


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


-▶ UNEP: WORLD FISH STOCK BEING DESTROYED BY RISING WEALTH AND SUBSIDIES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/world-fish-stock-_n_1227169.html


 AllAfrica, May 21, 2014
-▶ THE CORPORATE TAKE-OVER OF FISHERIES POLICY MAKING http://allafrica.com/stories/201405301157.html?aa_source=sptlgt-grid

OCEANS SO DEPLETED SOME WILD FISH STOCKS MAY NEVER RECOVER : CHANGING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/31/fish-on-fridays-time-for-new-englands-groundfishery-to-hit-the-reset-button/


Haaretz, July 14, 2014
  ▶ MEDITERRANEAN FISH STOCKS IN STEADY DECLINE, MAY NOT RECOVER. There is no room left for optimism with regard to future yields,' note researchers, whose numbers show fishermen are emptying the sea without leaving a younger generation of fish to reproduce. http://www.haaretz.com/life/nature-environment/1.604929


 SummitVoice, July 15, 2014
  ▶ STUDY:  ENGLISH CHANNEL ALL FISHED OUT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/15/study-english-channel-all-fished-out/


TriplePundit, March 14, 2014
 -▶  CAN WE STOP OVERFISHING BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE? http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/can-stop-overfishing-late/

 

 Conservation Magazine, 
 -▶  POINT OF NO RETURN. EVIDENCE IS MOUNTING THAT FISH POPULATIONS WON'T NECESSARILY RECOVER, EVEN IF OVERFISHING STOPS http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/point-of-no-return/


TerraDaily, March 19, 2013
-▶  OVERFISHING OF SMALL SPECIES CAUSES JELLYFISH CURSE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Overfishing_of_small_species_causes_jellyfish_curse_999.html

 

Mongabay, October 22, 2013
-▶ THE 'DEAD' OCEAN: EYEWITNESS SAYS OVERFISHING HAS EMPTIED THE PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1022-hance-macfadyen-dead-ocean.html


 -▶ 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


                                                            VIDEO
                           Australia News Network, February 26, 2014
MASSIVE SUPER TRAWLER FOREIGN FLEETS PUSHING PACIFIC TUNA TO THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-26/an-pacific-tuna-fishing-industry-close-to-collapse/5284016

 

                                                      VIDEO

               PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS !! 

                                           http://sco.lt/7AkdiD


Guardian Environment, September 15, 2014
-▶ HOW THE TUNA WE BUY IS KILLING AND WIPING OUT SHARKS IN INDONESIA http://www.theguardian.com/environment/the-coral-triangle/2014/sep/15/how-the-tuna-we-buy-is-killing-sharks-in-indonesia


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


EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

"PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

 How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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



SummitVoice, September 10, 2011
  ▶ REPORT SAYS MOST DEEP-SEA FISHING IS UNSUSTAINABLE

  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2011/09/10/report-says-most-deep-sea-fishing-is-unsustainable/

                                                   WATCH:

             NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2478442068/no-super-trawlers-not-here-not-anywhere-video


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

 

TakePart, October 6, 2013

-▶ GREENPEACE'S OUTRAGE AGAINST MONSTER FISHING TRAWLERS LIKE THE FV MARGIRIS - Capable of sucking up 7,000 tons of fish in 1,800-foot long nets, giant ships kill off oceans and  small fishermen http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers


                                                     WATCH

               THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k

                                       IMAGES FROM OCEANA
THE TERRIBLE AND UNNECESSARY LOSS OF SEA LIFE WITH DRIFT GILL NETS http://oceana.org/en/our-work/promote-responsible-fishing/bycatch/drift-gillnets/stopthenets

Summit Voice, October 23, 2014
-▶  NEW GOVERNANCE MODEL NEEDED FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES. Destructive fishing practices such as bottom trawling make matters worse. Trawl nets grab any and all forms of marine life, laying waste to the ocean floor. The total area bottom trawled is nearly 150 times the area of forest that is clear cut annually around the world.
   As targeted fish species shrink, both industrial and small-scale fishers move on to other species, depleting them, too, until finally they are catching anything that might provide food or generate cash. Government subsidies, in the absence of regulation, often serve to encourage this overfishing and habitat destruction — and must be abolished, the scientists said. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/23/new-governance-model-needed-for-sustainable-fisheries/

                                          BOTTOM TRAWLING:

CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN SMOOTH: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3109196913/corporate-industrial-fishing-scraping-the-bottom-of-the-ocean-smooth-an-insatiable-drive-for-profits

Summit Voice, January 03, 2014
  ▶ TROPICAL FISH ARE MOVING NORTH DEVASTATING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS IN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

 http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/03/climate-invasive-tropical-fish-already-changing-ocean-ecosystems-in-eastern-mediterranean-sea/


Huffington Post Green, October 21, 2014
  ▶ 10 THINGS YOU'D MISS IF THE OCEAN CALLED IT QUITS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sebastian-troeng/10-things-youd-miss-if-th_b_5986732.html


                                               DEADLY BY-CATCH

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH DUMPED BACK INTO OCEAN, DEAD OR INJURED IMPACT ON SEA ANIMALS

                                               http://sco.lt/838P0z


Salon, November 10, 2013
-▶ THE FISH WE DON'T EAT (AN SO IT GOES ON)  http://www.salon.com/2013/11/10/the_fish_we_dont_eat/

 


Summit Voice, January 05, 2015
 -▶ AUSTRALIAN SCIENTISTS TRACE DECLINE IN PINK SNAPPER FISHERY http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/05/australian-scientists-trace-decline-of-pink-snapper-fishery/


TakePart, December 16, 2014
- ▶ 'KILLING CONTEST' THAT TARGET PREGNANT FEMALES THREATEN TO WIPE OUT THIS GRACEFUL OCEAN ANIMAL http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/16/east-coast-killing-contests-threaten-wipe-out-cownose-stingray


The Conversation, July 08, 2014
-▶ PLUNDERED FOR THEIR UNIQUE BODY PARTS, SAWFISH ARE ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://theconversation.com/plundered-for-their-unique-body-parts-sawfish-are-on-the-brink-27743


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

 


                                                      WATCH

                                           DEEP END - HBO Special

       The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

                                               http://sco.lt/5pUYyX

 

Quartz, June 06, 2014
-▶ FISH CAN SLOW DOWN GLOBAL WARMING -- BUT NOT IF WE KEEP OVERFISHING http://qz.com/216826/fish-can-slow-down-global-warming-but-not-if-we-keep-eating-them/

 

ScienceDaily, January 07, 2014

-▶  SNOWBALL EFFECT OF OVERFISHING HIGHLIGHTED - "You don't realize how interdependent species are until it all unravels," - The domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140107163737.htm


 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER: 

      CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE?  WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                             http://sco.lt/6GaTbN

 

Guardian Environment, May 19, 2014

-▶ FARMED FISH CONSUMPTION AT RECORD HIGH, UN REPORT REVEALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/19/farmed-fish-consumption-un-report-wild-stock



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


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

 

 World Fishing, October 3, 2013
-▶ INDUSTRIAL FISHING SLAMMED BY GLOBAL OCEAN COMMISSION FOR OCEAN DECLINE http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/fishing-slammed-over-ocean-decline


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

 

                                                      VIDEO
Huffington Post Green, December 06, 2013
-▶ IF WE KEEP OVERFISHING, THERE MAY SOON BE NO FISH LEFT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/06/overfishing-video_n_4393946.html?utm_hp_ref=green



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


                                                         VIDEO

**** "THE BIGGEST CATCH" National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-Eju09Ios

 

                                                          VIDEO

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



TakePart, October 15, 2013

-▶ WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, 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

 

ENE News, November 18, 2013

FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
-▶ ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENTlike symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees

 

                                                     VIDEO:

                                          CHANGING SEAS

                                               TIGER SHARKS:

             4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST

                                         http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 


August 21, 2013 HuffPost Green, Kumi Naidoo

 -▶ AN URGENT WAKE UP CALL TO PROTECT OUR OCEANS -
Unless action is taken by governments to restore and protect the health of our oceans, our oceans will be unable to sustain life on Earth http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kumi-naidoo/greenpeace-wave-of-change_b_3783721.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

Seed Daily, December 27, 2013
-▶ EXTINCTION RISK PROMPTS BAN ON FISHING FOR BLACK-CAVIAR PRODUCING STURGEON http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Extinction_risk_prompts_ban_on_fishing_for_caviar-producing_sturgeon_999.html

 

                                                   WATCH

Video

 -▶ *****"DEATH OF THE OCEANS?"  BBC David Attenborough http://sco.lt/97GRDV

Video

 -▶ +++ THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEANS" - SYLVIA EARLE 33:52

http://www.themonthly.com.au/video/2013/03/24/1364105192/future-oceans-sylvia-earle

Video - CNN

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




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

 


July 26, 2013 Quartz
 -▶ CHINESE SNORKELERS ARE CHOWING DOWN ON GIANT CLAMS AND OTHER RARE CREATURES http://qz.com/108612/chinese-snorkelers-are-chowing-down-on-giant-clams-and-other-rare-creatures/

 

                                                     WATCH

                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/

 

 

June 14, 2013 Huffington Post - Sylvia Earle:
 -▶ CAN WE STOP KILLING OUR OCEANS NOW, PLEASE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sylvia-earle/world-ocean-day_b_3443436.html

 

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

 


 

-▶ "SUSTAINABLE' SEAFOOD IS A FANTASY http://sco.lt/9588xd

 

                         AQUACULTURE, FACTORY FARMED FISH:

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


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



 

  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION. HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN... http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

                                                     WATCH

 -▶ *** THE WILD AND BEAUTIFUL BERING SEA ~ Wolfram Publications
This beautiful, wild place, home to one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet is at risk. Unsustainable fishing will continue destroying essential habitat in the Bering Sea Canyons, and taking massive amounts of fish that other animals depend on to survive - unless we act now to protect it http://wolfram-publications.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-wild-and-beautiful-bering-sea.html

 

VIDEO:
 -▶ ********OCEANS: BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET  http://sco.lt/78VQZ7

 

VIDEO:

 -▶ +++"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.



                                  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

        OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES

                                                 http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj



-▶ DEEP SEA MINING:  DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp


▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/8VOKzx


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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


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


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


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

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Marian Locksley's comment, June 10, 2013 5:34 AM
The 'domino' affect !
CineversityTV's comment, June 10, 2013 6:47 AM
the collapse of these systems will be catastrophic for the Oceans, and our dependence on them will hurt all life, including ours Marian.
Marian Locksley's comment, June 10, 2013 8:41 AM
Totally agree, sadly we have the double trouble of Atmosphere being Toxic, with Gov's not acting soon enough!...affecting Oceans, wildlife & us. Very sad :(
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The world's largest 'waste dump' is found in the Pacific Ocean

The world's largest 'waste dump' is found in the Pacific Ocean | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                             THE TRASH VORTEX

                                           Greenpeace International
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/oceans/fit-for-the-future/pollution/trash-vortex/



One Green Planet, March 04, 2015
HOW THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH IS DESTROYING THE OCEANS AND THE FUTURE FOR MARINE LIFE. Twice the size of Texas, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches for hundreds of miles across the North Pacific Ocean and is one of the most frightening examples of just how much human activity is violating the planet. Oceanographers and ecologists recently discovered that about 70 percent of marine debris actually sinks to the bottom of the ocean, so what we do know about the amount of waste in the ocean is likely just the very tip of the iceberg.

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/great-pacific-garbage-patch-is-destroying-the-oceans/


May 7, 2013 Mongabay

PLASTIC POLLUTION

If you were to travel from the United States of America to Japan, you would most likely encounter what could be described as the world's largest waste dump: a 100,000 tonne expanse of debris floating around a large region of the Pacific Ocean.... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0506-lloyd-pacific-pollution.html


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


                                                     WATCH

                "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/5sTmWv


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


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


Summit Voice, October 31, 2013
- ▶  REPORT: UTTER MISMANAGEMENT OF PLASTIC WASTE IS DEVASTING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/31/report-utter-mismanagement-of-plastic-waste-is-devasting-marine-ecoysystems/


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

 

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


 

                                                      WATCH

                       "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)

                                           The Plastic Curse

A documentary that will give you an honest idea of how much contamination we are generating and how quickly we have to halt it in order to withstand the future.....http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/


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


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                 BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

            IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                               http://sco.lt/5LdeMb


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NPR, December 13, 2013
- ▶  HOW PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN IS CONTAMINATING YOUR SEAFOOD http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/12/250438904/how-plastic-in-the-ocean-is-contaminating-your-seafood


 Surprising Science, Smithsonian December 02, 2013
- ▶  WHERE DO HUMANS REALLY RANK ON THE FOOD CHAIN? http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/12/where-do-humans-really-rank-on-the-food-chain/

 

- ▶  CHEMICAL FROM PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOUND THROUGHOUT OCEANS .http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/03/ocean-bpa/

 

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



                                                    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


- ▶  MIDWAY: BIRDS, SEA LIFE CONSUMING PLASTIC TO THEIR DEATH:  THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE  http://sco.lt/5P84GH

 

 July 26, 2013 Treehugger
- ▶  HAWAII'S PREDATORY FISH ARE EATING PLASTIC - AND WE'RE EATING THEM http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/hawaiis-predatory-fish-are-eating-plastic.html

 

July 3, 2013 About My Planet
- ▶  STUDY: PLASTIC WASTE LEVELS IN PACIFIC 100 TIMES GREATER THAN IN THE 1970'S http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/study-plastic-waste-levels-in-pacific-100-times-greater-than-in-the-1970s/


                                           GHOST FISHING

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


                              PLASTIC DEBRIS IN OUR OCEANS

KILLING AND POLLUTING OUR FOOD CHAIN, DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/7rye6j


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                                          MERMAID TEARS:

MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS A THREAT TO OUR OCEANS AND RIVERS http://sco.lt/50DEtV


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


                                                       WATCH

               "UNWASTED: THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                        BEYOND RECYCLING

                                        http://sco.lt/6Gg2m9


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

 


 

 

 

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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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

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

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

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Makenzie Geiger's curator insight, December 3, 2015 10:04 AM

The Pacific Garbage Patch, which is a 100,000 ton of floating debris,is outrageous! I think that we need to protect our environment especially our oceans because when all else fails that is a big water source for lots of people across the globe. 

Cohen Adkins's curator insight, December 3, 2015 10:13 AM

In my opinion their should be more people enforcing the laws placed on littering not only the ocean but on land aswell.The earth should be kept as clean as possible to prevent people from getting sick and their would be a better production of food.The ocean contains many fish that are dieing from the trash that are in our oceans and if we just kept the ocean cleaner their would be a bigger production of food.  C.A

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Do Whales Have Culture?

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

SciNews Com: September 11, 2015

SPERM WHALES HAVE THEIR OWN CULTURE -- MARINE BIOLOGISTS

http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-sperm-whales-physeter-macrocephalus-culture-03233.html


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 the Gulf 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/


Scientific American, March 04, 2015
WHALE GRANDMAS 'LONGEVITY LINKED TO KNOWLEDGE. Whale females, like humans, live well past menopauseOther than humans, only short-finned pilot whales and killer whales live three or more decades after menopause, some even reaching their 90s. Male whales, which are far less likely to be followed by group-mates than are females, seldom survive past 50.  http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/whale-grandmas-longevity-linked-to-knowledge/


Smithsonian, March 05, 2015
AFTER MENOPAUSE, MILLER WHALE MOMS BECOME POD LEADERS
When their reproductive years are done, females take on new roles as wise survival guides  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/after-menopause-killer-whale-moms-become-pod-leaders-180954480/


WHALES ARE MATRIARCHAL SOCIETIES. Killer whales live in a complex matriarchal society, in which sons and daughters with their mother throughout their lives, even after they have offspring of their own. These bonds remain strong between siblings even after the mother has died http://wildwhales.org/killer-whale/


MATRIARCHAL SOCIETIES IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM - http://www.victoriawhalewatching.com/matriarchal-societies-animal-kingdom/


KILLER WHALES (ORCAS) HAVE SURPRISING RELATIVES ON LAND --COWS  -- WHILE WALRUSES ARE RELATED TO DOGS, WOVES

  • Scientists at the University of Copenhagen compared the genomes of killer whales, walruses and manatees with those of dogs, cows and elephants
  • Killer whales - which are nicknamed the wolves of the sea - were found to share more of their genes with cows than the other species of mammal
  • Walruses were shown to have more in common with dogs and wolves
  • Manatees, also called sea cows, were most closely related to elephants 
  • The findings suggest the marine mammals evolved down separate paths

                                          WHALE WORLD
            WHALES IN CULTURE: WHALE FACTS AND INFORMATION  http://www.whale-world.com/whales-in-culture/
Science/AAAS, February 06, 2015

WHALE SOCIAL NETWORK REVEALS SURPRISING ALLIES http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2015/02/whale-social-network-reveals-surprising-allies


The Guardian, January 29, 2014
THE CULTURAL LIFE OF WHALES http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/jan/30/whales-philip-hoare-hal-whitehead


Mother Nature Network, January 30, 2015
6 HAUNTING SONGS SUNG BY WHALES  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/6-haunting-songs-sung-by-whales


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/


SOMETHING ALIVE IS MOVING ABOUT HALF OF THE WATER IN THE OCEANS. WHALES HELP KEEP THE OCEANS FULL OF LIFE  http://www.upworthy.com/something-alive-is-moving-about-half-of-the-water-in-the-oceans


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


                                                 VIDEO 4:51
                            HOW WHALES CHANGE CLIMATE
Little appreciated interactions between the biological world and the climatological world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M18HxXve3CM


Guardian Environment, January 10, 2015
THE CULTURAL LIVES OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS. 

Do cetaceans have a sense of right and wrong? Yes. And religion? Perhaps

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/10/cultural-lives-of-whales-and-dolphins-hal-whitehead-luke-rendell-review


                                                        VIDEO
                                             Focusing On Wildlife
DRONE CAPTURES AMAZING HUMPBACK WHALE FEEDING EVENT ON CAMERA  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/video-drone-captures-amazing-humpback-whale-feeding-event-on-camera/


                                                         WATCH
                            Focusing on Wildlife, January 11, 2015
                        HUMPBACK WHALES BUBBLE NET FISHING.

The humpback whales of Alaska have developed an ingenious method of fishing for herring, but it only works if they all co-operate.
http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/video-watch-humpback-whales-bubble-net-fishing/


Daily Mail Online, October 20, 2014
▶ PHOTOGRAPHER USES DRONE TO CAPTURE AMAZING FOOTAGE OF PROTECTIVE MOTHER HUMP BACK WHALE AND HER CALF OFF REMOTE TONGAN ISLAND  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2800332/photographer-uses-drone-capture-amazing-footage-protective-mother-humpback-whale-calf-remote-tongan-island.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


 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#


 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


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


                                                          VIDEO

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

 

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/

 

                                                    VIDEO

                               A LIFE AMONG WHALES Movie

                                    Trailer Video - YouTube

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


                                               SLIDESHOW

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

 

Smithsonian, August 2011
UNDERSTANDING ORCA CULTURE  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/understanding-orca-culture-12494696/?no-ist

 

                                                       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


The Dodo, December 15, 2014
HERE'S THE INCREDIBLE WAY HUNGRY HUMPBACK WHALES WORK TOGETHER TO FEED  https://www.thedodo.com/how-humpback-whales-eat-879294427.html


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/

 

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

 

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


                                                        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

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEO

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

 


 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


                                                         WATCH

                                                      PBS Nature
          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic. 

                                 One That as Never Been told Before
                        "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)

            http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179/


 

  ▶ 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

   

                                                        VIDEO

                               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


 

       SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING AND WHALES ARE A DEADLY MIX

                              The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves

                                               http://sco.lt/8oxE9Z


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


 

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


Whale and Dolphin Conservation
ALL ABOUT DOLPHINS AND WHALES  http://us.whales.org/


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

 


                            SEA CREATURES BELONG IN THE OCEAN

                         TAIJI, CAPTURED WHALES AND DOLPHINS

                           The Controversy, The Capture, The Abuse                     

                                          http://sco.lt/6ZQDWD


                                                    VIDEO
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM INSTITUTE: 1,000 MAGICAL MOMENTS
http://montereybayaquarium.tumblr.com/post/100533536678/1-000-magical-moments-the-aquarium-opened-to-the



 ▶  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/

 

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



▶ ELEPHANT CULTURE: MATRIARCHAL SOCIETIES.  THE MOST CLOSELY-KNOW FAMILIES OF ANY ANIMAL http://sco.lt/5SMYz3




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

 

                                                        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

 

 

  -▶ 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

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                              "SEA THE TRUTH

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

                                                http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 

 

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

 

 

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Billions of Pounds of Oil-Based Plastic in Our Oceans: Impact on Sea Life, Your Seafood and Your Health

Billions of Pounds of Oil-Based Plastic in Our Oceans: Impact on Sea Life, Your Seafood and Your Health | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Nature World News, September 01, 2015

OCEAN POLLUTION: 60 PERCENT OF SEABIRDS HAVE PLASTIC IN THEIR STOMACHS http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/16400/20150901/ocean-pollution-plastic-estimated-90-percent-seabirds-guts-2050.htm


                                          VIDEO, SLIDESHOW
                                   Epoch Times, June 15, 2014
                 PLASTIC KILLS:  A SLOW DEATH AWAITS SEA LIFE http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/736972-plastic-kills-here-is-why-2/


New York Times, August 25, 2014

CHOKING THE OCEANS WITH PLASTIC The world is awash in plastic. It’s in our cars and our carpets, we wrap it around the food we eat and virtually every other product we consume; it has become a key lubricant of globalization — but it’s choking our future in ways that most of us are barely aware. Plastics are now one of the most common pollutants of ocean waters worldwide. Pushed by winds, tides and currents, plastic particles form with other debris into large swirling glutinous accumulation zones, known to oceanographers as gyres, which comprise as much as 40 percent of the planet’s ocean surface — roughly 25 percent of the entire earth... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/opinion/choking-the-oceans-with-plastic.html


                                               INFOGRAPHIC

                                                      EarthTouch

                            WHY WE'RE EATING OUR OWN TRASH

http://www.earthtouch.tv/blog/article/infographic-why-were-eating-our-own-trash/?category=nature-news


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


TakePart, February 20, 2015

-▶ OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION'S SHOCKING DEATH TOLL ON ENDANGERED ANIMALS. Scientists find that hundreds of species are being harmed or killed by the trash we toss into the seas.  http://takepart.com/article/2015/02/20/ocean-plastic-pollutions-shocking-death-toll-endangered-animal


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


                                          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


New Scientist, February 12, 2015
▶   OCEANS SWALLOWED 13 MILLION TONS OF PLASTIC IN 2010. Vast floating islands of plastic are just a drop in the ocean compared with what's lurking deeper down. Between 5 and 13 million tonnes of plastic debris entered the marine environment in 2010 - and most of it is under water. What's more, without improvements in the way we manage waste, it could be 10 times as much each year by 2025... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26958-oceans-swallowed-13-million-tonnes-of-plastic-in-2010.html


The Guardian, January 25, 2015
▶  DROWNING IN PLASTIC - THE WORLD'S NEXT ECOLOGICAL DISASTER  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/25/drowning-in-plastic-rubbish-in-oceans-ecological-emergency


Guardian, December 10, 2014
▶   FULL SCALE OF PLASTIC IN WORLD'S OCEANS REVEALED FOR FIRST TIME http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/10/full-scale-plastic-worlds-oceans-revealed-first-time-pollution


                                                     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


University of California, San Diego, March 09, 2012

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


NPR, December 13, 2013
▶  HOW PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN IS CONTAMINATING YOUR SEAFOOD http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/12/250438904/how-plastic-in-the-ocean-is-contaminating-your-seafood


Guardian, February 12, 2015
▶  OCEAN PLASTIC IS LIKELY DISAPPEARING INTO THE FOOD CHAIN, NEW STUDY INDICATES http://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2015/feb/12/science-plastic-oceans-study-fish-pollution-worse


                                               REPORT

                Environmental Health Perspectives, February 2015
NEW LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN?  MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION AND SEAFOOD SAFETY  http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/123-A34/


Institute of Science in Society, February 02, 2015
▶  PLASTIC POISONS IN THE FOOD CHAIN - Bioaccumulate chemical pollutants absorbed on microplastics  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Plastic_Poisons_in_the_Food_Chain.php


                                                       REPORT

                                  PLOS ONE, December 10, 2014
                                    PLASTIC IN OUR SEAFOOD CHAIN
MORE THAN 5 TRILLION PLASTIC PIECES WEIGHING OVER 250,000 TONS AFLOAT AT SEA  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0111913


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 20, 2015
-▶ PLASTIC DEBRIS TAKES TOLL ON ENDANGERED SPECIES. In all, nearly 700 species of marine animals have been recorded as having encountered man-made debris such as plastic and glass, the scientists said after looking at records of 44,000 animals and organisms that became entangled in, or swallowed debris.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/20/environment-plastic-debris-taking-toll-on-endangered-species/


DailyMailOnline, September 24, 2014
HOW OUR ADDICTION TO PETROLEUM-BASED PLASTIC IS TURNING THE OCEANS AND FOOD CHAIN TOXIC http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2768849/A-planet-drowning-plastic-A-floating-Pacific-garbage-patch-size-Wales-Seabirds-whales-dying-horrible-deaths-How-addiction-plastic-turning-oceans-toxic.html


Science Reports, November 21, 2013
▶  INGESTED PLASTIC TRANSFERS HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS TO FISH AND INDUCES HEPATIC STRESS http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/131121/srep03263/full/srep03263.html


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


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 26, 2015
▶   STUDY SHOWS ENDROCINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS (BPA FROM PLASTICS) CAN AFFECT MULTIPLE GENERATIONS OF FISH http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/26/environment-study-shows-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-can-affect-multiple-generations-of-fish/


                                                    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/


Huffington Post Hawaii, June 1, 2014
PLASTIGLOMERATE:  THE NEW AND HORRIBLE WAY HUMANS ARE LEAVING THEIR MARK ON THE PLANET http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/plastiglomerate_n_5496062.html?ir=Hawaii


mongabay May 07, 2013
▶  MUNCHING ON MARINE PLASTIC KILLS SPERM WHALE What do children's toys, balloons, mattresses and plastic bags have in common? They can, along with more non-biodegradable pollutants, be found in the belly of a sperm whale, the topic of a new study in the Marine Pollution Bulletin.

http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-dulaney-sperm-whale-pollution.html

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

Bloomberg Business April 26, 2015

▶  PLASTICS CHOKING ANIMALS TARGETED IN G-7 CLEAN-OCEAN PUSH http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-26/plastics-choking-animals-targeted-in-g-7-clean-ocean-push


TreeHugger, April 08, 2015
▶   MORE BAD NEWS FOR POLAR BEARS, AND IT'S NOT CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/more-bad-news-polar-bears-and-its-not-climate-change.html


The Scotsman, March 25, 2015
▶  PLASTIC POLLUTION FOUND INSIDE DEAD SEABIRDS http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/plastic-pollution-found-inside-dead-seabirds-1-3729064


Conservation Magazine, February 12, 2014

PLASTIC INGESTION BY SEABIRDS IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/plastic-ingestion-seabirds-worse-thought/


                                                    VIDEO:

              CHRIS JORDAN ON THE MIDWAY PROJECT  - YouTube

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


Nature World News, January 08, 2014

▶  MARINE DEBRIS DEADLY TO WHALES, DOLPHINS. You might think twice before tossing a piece of plastic into the garbage rather than a recycling bin when you hear how deadly marine debris, such as floating plastic, is to whales, dolphins and other sea creatures. http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/11752/20150108/marine-debris-deadly-to-whales-dolphins.htm


The Argus, March 03, 2014

 ▶  FISHERMAN CATCHES MONSTER COD AND FINDS PLASTIC BOTTLE INSIDE ITS BELLY. Jess Price, conservation officer at the Sussex Wildlife Trust, said marine litter was a “huge problem” and 75% of all litter recorded in the sea was plastic. She said: “The main issue is that marine life ingests it. The problem is plastic never biodegrades, it is there forever. “If something swallows a balloon or bottle then it’s taking up space in its stomach and can cause them to starve. http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11047823.display/


                                                  SHORT VIDEO
                                          SAILING PAST PLASTIC
                                          The Story of Stuff Project
                    http://storyofstuff.org/podcasts/sailing-past-plastic/


National Geographic, March 25, 2015
▶   THE AZORES: FIRST WITNESS TO GLOBAL MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/25/the-azores-first-witness-island-of-the-r4wo/


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 25, 2015
▶   DEEP-SEA FISH NOT IMMUNE TO POLLUTION http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/25/environment-deep-sea-fish-not-immune-to-pollution/


                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
Here is an informative and educational film about the environmental problem of plastic pollution inside the Oceans raising to a dangerous level to human safety and its solution. After the Japan Tsunami and the Fukushima disaster, pollution and radiation is traveling through the Pacific Ocean to the US. Oceanographers and Scientists show us how the real situation looks like. The film reveal the horrific scale of this disaster coming that nobody can see and imagine.. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/


The Province, Februay 19, 2015
-▶ OCEAN WASTE HITS HOME:  PLASTIC-FILLED FISH GUTS RUINS CHILLIWACK MAN'S CATCH http://www.theprovince.com/technology/Ocean+waste+hits+home+Plastic+filled+fish+guts+ruins+Chilliwack+catch/10827599/story.html


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


                                                      VIDEO:

                                 "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY:

                                     THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE?

                                           http://sco.lt/5sTmWv


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


Planet Experts, January 16, 2015

-▶ HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS ENTERING THE OCEAN? http://www.planetexperts.com/much-plastic-entering-ocean/


Green Living, February 05, 2015

▶  WHICH FAST FOOD COMPANIES ARE POLLUTING OUR OCEAN THE MOST?  http://www.care2.com/greenliving/which-big-companies-are-polluting-our-oceans-the-most.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 26, 2015
▶  WE COULD END UP WITH 'AS MUCH PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS AS FISH' http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/26/plastic-oceans-environment-waste-recycling-fish


EcoWatch, July 03, 2014
5 GYRES INSTITUTE FINDS PLASTIC IN EVERY OCEAN SAMPLE FROM BERMUDA TO ICELAND http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/03/5-gyres-plastic-ocean/


National Geographic, July 18, 2014
WHERE HAS IT ALL GONE?  FIRST OF ITS KIND MAP REVEALS EXTENT OF OCEAN PLASTIC http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140715-ocean-plastic-debris-trash-pacific-garbage-patch/


Common Dreams

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



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

             MICROBEADS, MICRO FIBERS, MICROPLASTICS

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


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


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


                                            MERMAID TEARS:

          MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

                            A THREAT TO OUR OCEAN AND RIVERS

                                           http://sco.lt/50DEtV



June 16, 2014
▶ THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH: WE ARE LITERALLY FILLING UP THE PACIFIC OCEAN WITH PLASTIC http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-great-pacific-garbage-patch-we-are-literally-filling-up-the-pacific-ocean-with-plastic


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


29 March, 2013 - Elephant Journal

 ▶  OCEAN PLASTICS IMPACT ON WILD SEA TURTLES

Our plastic footprint is on remote beaches, in isolated patches of ocean and in the stomachs of wild endangered animals.... http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/03/ocean-plastics-impact-on-wild-sea-turtles-dr-wallace-j-nichols/

 

August 19, 2013 Mother Nature Network
▶  RARE SEA TURTLES EATING PLASTIC AT RECORD RATES http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/rare-sea-turtles-eating-plastic-at-record-rate


KUOW News, November 22, 2013

▶  STUDY:  EATING PLASTIC CAUSE TUMORS, LIVER PROBLEMS IN FISH -- AND YOU? http://kuow.org/post/study-eating-plastic-causes-tumors-liver-problems-fish


 July 26, 2013 Treehugger
▶  HAWAII'S PREDATORY FISH ARE EATING PLASTIC - AND WE'RE EATING THEM  http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/hawaiis-predatory-fish-are-eating-plastic.html


Mother Jones, March 03, 2014
▶  HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds


Living on Earth, March 14, 2014
 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS & EXPOSURE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4


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

 

The Scotsman, October 13, 2014
▶ SCOTLAND: OTTERS DYING EARLY BECAUSE OF POISONED SEAS 

Scottish otters are only living a third of the lifespan of those on mainland Europe because of poisoned seas, a leading expert on the species has warned. Zoologist Dr Paul Yoxon said chemicals in everyday products are accumulating in fish and shellfish on which the mammals feed, weakening their immune systems.

The zoologist, who runs the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) on Skye with his biologist wife Grace, said hormone-disrupting chemicals, commonly found in shampoos and plastics, are also believed to be behind shrinking genitals of the male otter, affecting reproduction rates...http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/otters-dying-early-because-of-poisoned-seas-1-3570722


                                                      NRDC VIDEO

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


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


National Geographic, June 08, 2013
WITH MILLIONS OF TONS OF PLASTIC IN OCEANS, MORE SCIENTISTS STUDYING IMPACT http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140613-ocean-trash-garbage-patch-plastic-science-kerry-marine-debris/


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

                                                   PLASTIC BAGS

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


-▶ CORPORATIONS vs THE PEOPLE:  SHOWDOWN IN CALIFORNIA WITH PLASTIC BAG INDUSTRY: CALIFORNIA BAN SUSPENDED. 

Setting up a grand environmental showdown, a referendum initiated by the plastic bag industry to overturn California’s first-in-the-nation law that bans supermarkets and other businesses from handing out single-use plastic bags has qualified for next year’s ballot.

The immediate impact is the law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September, will be suspended until the voters decide its fate in the November 2016 election. http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/californias-suspends-plastic-bag-ban-due-to-ballot-referendum/


Alternet, December 31, 2014
▶  PLASTIC BAG MANUFACTURERS SPEND $3 MILLION IN EFFORT TO REPEAL CALIFORNIA BAN. The American Progressive Bag Alliance lobbyists have spent $3 million to collect signatures to place a repeal of the bill on the November 2016 ballot, saying that claims that the bags contribute to litter and pollution are overblown. http://www.alternet.org/environment/plastic-bag-manufacturers-spend-3-million-repeal-california-ban


One Green Planet, October 01, 2014
3 MARINE ANIMALS WHO ARE THRILLED ABOUT CALIFORNIA'S PLASTIC BAG BAN http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/marine-animals-who-are-thrilled-about-californias-plastic-bag-ban/


                         THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY IS BIG BUSINESS

                                      GreenBiz, April 06, 2015
HOW CAN AGRICULTURE SOLVE ITS $5.87 BILLION PLASTIC PROBLEM http://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-can-agriculture-solve-its-1-billion-plastic-problem


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


Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2015
▶  'BIODEGRADABLE' PLASTICS DON'T LIVE UP TO MANUFACTURERS' CLAIMS. Plastics labelled biodegradable may not break down in landfill as advertised, according to new US researchhttp://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2015/03/25/4203912.htm


Treehugger, April 22, 2014
▶  PLASTIC BAG BANS ARE SPREADING IN THE UNITED STATES

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/plastic-bag-bans-spreading-united-states.html


HowStuffWorks
▶  HOW MANY CITIES WORLDWIDE HAVE A BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS? http://people.howstuffworks.com/how-many-cities-have-a-ban-on-plastic-bags.htm


Al Jazeera America, November 11, 2014
CONVERTING PLASTIC BACK TO OIL FROM WHEN IT CAME http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/11/11/the-afterlife-ofplastic.html


Sustainable Brands, December 31, 2014
ONE COMPANY'S WASTE BECOMES ANOTHER'S BIOPLASTIC http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/packaging/sustainable_brands/trending_year_bio-based_plastic_innovations


April 13, 2013 - Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development »

▶  THE FIGHT AGAINST THE EPIDEMIC OF OCEAN FLOATING GARBAGE http://www.dw.de/the-fight-against-floating-garbage/a-16742622?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf


ScienceDaily, February 19, 2015
-▶ GLOBAL IMPACT OF DEBRIS ON MARINE LIFE STUDIES: EVIDENCE OF 44,000 ANIMALS AND ORGANISMS BECOMING ENTANGLED IN, OR SWALLOWING DEBRIS  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150219101643.htm


                                           GHOST FISHING

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP

                                          http://sco.lt/7jiLC5



June 25, 2013 Treehugger
▶  OCEAN SEA FLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html


Guardian Environment, May 01, 2014
 ▶  THE SHOCKING BUILD UP OF JUNK IN EUROPE'S SEAS http://www.theguardian.com/science/animal-magic/2014/may/01/junk-litter-europe-sea


Plos One Report,  April 30, 2014
 ▶  MARINE LITTER DISTRIBUTION AND DENSITY IN EUROPEAN SEAS, FROM THE SHELVES TO DEEP BASINS http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0095839

 

BBC News, May 01, 2014
▶  'RETRO RUBBISH' WASHED UP ON UK BEACHES. Campaigners have released pictures of washed-up beach litter dating back to the 1960s. More than 25 tonnes of rubbish were collected at 130 SAS-organised beach clean events across the UK this spring http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-27227481

 

                                                 -- WATCH -

                                KILL PLASTIC NOT WILDLIFE

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


 CNN, June 24, 2014
U.N. REPORT:  OUR OCEANS ARE TRASHED IN PLASTIC . A series of new reports are raising concerns about the damage plastic waste is doing to oceans -- harming marine animals, destroying sensitive ecosystems, and contaminating the fish we eat. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/24/world/ocean-plastic-trash/index.html


Inter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


18 January 2012 Common Dreams
▶  A NEWLY DISCOVERED 'PLASTIC ISLAND' SHOWS GLOBAL EPIDEMIC WORSENING http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/18-3A


Elephant Journal, March 29, 2013

 ▶  OUR PLASTIC FOOTPRINT IS ON REMOTE BEACHES, IN ISOLATED PATCHES OF OCEAN AND IN THE STOMACHS OF WILD ENDANGERED ANIMALS http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/03/ocean-plastics-impact-on-wild-sea-turtles-dr-wallace-j-nichols/


Huffington Post Green, April 28, 2014

 ▶  PLASTIC IS FOOD POISONING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-kaas-boyle/plastic-is-food-poisoning_b_5219189.html


                                                INFOGRAPH

                                 Huffpost Green, Aprl 22, 2014
THIS IS HOW YOUR PLASTIC BAG ENDS UP IN MASSIVE OCEAN GARBAGE PATCHES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/22/plastic-ocean-garbage_n_5191294.html


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

 

                                                      WATCH:
                                     Ecowatch, April 07, 2014
22 FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC POLLUTION (And 20 thing We Can Do About It) Plastic is An Epidemic. Billions of pounds of plastic polluting our oceans, seafood and YOU http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/07/22-facts-plastic-pollution-10-things-can-do-about-it/


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


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


▶  THE WORLD'S LARGEST 'WASTE DUMP' IS FOUND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

The Star Online, January 13, 2014

 ▶  THE PLASTIC-SPHERE MENACE: A MAN-MADE ECOSYSTEM OF PLASTIC DEBRIS http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/01/13/The-plastisphere-menace-a-man-made-ecosystem-of-plastic-debris/

 

Summit Voice, January 3, 2014

▶  STUDY DOCUMENTS PLASTIC POLLUTION IN THAMES -

Plastic pollution becoming ubiquitous in world’s waterways and oceans

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

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                              PLASTIC ISLAND:

           Plastics Are Everywhere, In Everything and They're Killing Us

                             http://ensia.com/videos/plastic-island/

 

TakePart, November 04, 2013
▶  THE SURPRISING LINK BETWEEN SAVING THE OZONE AND RIDDING THE OCEANS FROM OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/06/link-between-saving-ozone-and-saving-our-oceans-plastic-pollution

 

May 26, 2013 The Environmental Magazine

▶  MID-OCEAN PLASTICS CLEANUP SCHEMES: TOO LITTLE TOO LATE? http://www.emagazine.com/blog/mid-ocean-plastics-cleanup-schemes-too-little-too-late/


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


▶  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

 

                                            CNN VIDEO REPORT

                                                 11 March 2013
                                     JAPANESE TSUNAMI DEBRIS

                   PLASTIC MAKES IT WAY INTO HAWAIIAN BIRDS

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/11/us/hawaii-japan-tsunami-debris


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

 

 ▶  FUKUSHIMA: THE BIGGEST, SINGLE DUMPING OF TRASH INTO OUR OCEAN -- MORE PLASTIC http://sco.lt/7aFK1R


 Start Some Good
▶   PLASTIC OCEANS:  A CROWDFUNDING FILM TO SAVE OUR OCEANS http://startsomegood.com/Venture/plastic_oceans/Campaigns/Show/plastic_oceans__a_documentary


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                                                       VIDEO

                                             CNN Video Report -  

                                              27 March, 2013 -
                          OVER FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED:

                            OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE

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

 

                                   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                    http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

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


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Plastiktüten sind erstmal Plastiktüten - die Frage ist; wie gelangen sie an Orte (ins Meer), wo sie nicht nur zweck-los sind, sondern auch Schäden anrichten können?
Ein (frühzeitiges) Training in 'Weitsicht' und einem umwelt-berücksichtigen Blick könnte ein wesentlicher Beitrag sein ...

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

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

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

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

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

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The deep sea is vast, unexplored, and incredibly important

The deep sea is vast, unexplored, and incredibly important | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Washington Post, July 29, 2014

-▶ THE DEEP SEA IS VAST, UNEXPLORED, AND INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT

Two hundred meters beneath the surface of the ocean, there exists an ecosystem of plants and animals that directly affect our day-to-day life on land. Biogeosciences, has published a review of more than 200 studies on deep sea resources, giving us our first comprehensive look at what we gain—and steal—from the bottom of the ocean.

     If we don't appreciate the importance of the deep sea, researchers say, we end up hurting ourselves....by volume, 98.5 percent of the areas of the planet that can support animals are in the deep sea....

     Despite all the unknown crevices, Thurber said, “we do know enough to start to understand how our actions in the deep sea can impact the environment.” These actions, he said, include mining for minerals and precious metals, as well as aggressive fishing.

     And what do we have to lose? “For starters, a quarter to a half of the carbon dioxide we’ve put into the atmosphere has been absorbed by the deep sea,” Thurber said. And large reservoirs of methane are contained by the biological activity in the ecosystem as well. “It’s the deep sea that makes our planet habitable,” he said... http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/07/29/the-deep-sea-is-vast-unexplored-and-incredibly-important/



Science News for Students, April 19, 2015
DEEP-SEA FISH SHOW SIGNS OF EXPOSURE TO POLLUTION https://student.societyforscience.org/article/deep-sea-fish-show-signs-exposure-pollution


Summit Voice, October 07, 2014
-▶ REPORT WARNS AGAINST UNSUSTAINABLE EXPLOITATION OF DEEP OCEAN RESOURCES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/07/environment-report-warns-against-unsustainable-exploitation-of-deep-ocean-resources/


OnEarth, December 03, 2014
 ▶   MINING THE DEEP SEA COULD DESTROY AN ALIEN WORLD WE BARELY KNOW HOW THE DEEP-SEA ENVIRONMENT INTERACTS WITH THE REST OF THE PLANET  http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/under-sea

 

                                                 DEEP SEA MINING

DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/70rdpp


                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING:

                  SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN:

       AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS

                                             http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9


▶  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


June 25, 2013 Treehugger
▶  OCEAN SEA FLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html


Plos One Report,  April 30, 2014
 ▶  MARINE LITTER DISTRIBUTION AND DENSITY IN EUROPEAN SEAS, FROM THE SHELVES TO DEEP BASINS http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0095839


Inter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


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


                   BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

             IMPACT ON EA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                       http://sco.lt/768Gsz


January 12, 2012 Earthsky
▶  LOST WORLD OF CREATURES AT ANTARCTIC DEEP-SEA VENTS http://earthsky.org/earth/lost-world-of-creatures-at-antarctic-deep-sea-vents


 Reuters, July 31, 2014
-▶ AN EXTREMELY POWERFUL MATERNAL INSTINCT: OCTOPUS MOM PROTECTS HER EGGS FOR AN ASTONISHING 4-1/2 YEARS. Scientists tracked one female, recognizable by its distinctive scars, that clung to a vertical rock face near the floor of a canyon about 4,600 feet (1,400 meters) under the surface, keeping the roughly 160 translucent eggs free of debris and silt and chasing off predators....http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/31/science-octopus-idINKBN0G003A20140731

 

September 26, 2013  - Independent UK

▶  JOURNEY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/journey-to-the-antarctic-ocean-8176011.html

 

July 17, 2013 Guardian Environment - Climate News Network:

▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS CHANGING OCEAN ECOLOGY

Retreat of the polar ice is having profound effects on some of the creatures which live on the ocean floor... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/17/antarctic-ice-loss-ocean-ecology

 

                                                         VIDEO
                                         BBC Future, March 6, 2013
                            ANTARCTICA:  ENGINE OF THE OCEAN

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130305-antarctica-engine-of-ocean-life


ScienceDaily, March 21, 2014
▶  DEEP OCEAN CURRENT MAY SLOW DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE WITH SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET'S CLIMATE. Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of these conveyer belts, with potentially serious consequences for the future of the planet's climate http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140321164911.htm

 

                                              DEADLY BYCATCH

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA:  DEAD OR INJURED http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

 

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


 

                                WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

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



 ▶ ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x

 

        OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. 

            THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                              http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


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

 

May 6, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE IS RAPIDLY ALTERING THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ARCTIC AND THE CHANGES WILL LAST MANY THOUSAND OF YEARS, REPORT SAYS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341


               EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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

 

 

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Arctic releasing vast amounts of enormous methane plumes directly into earth's atmosphere.

Arctic releasing vast amounts of  enormous methane plumes directly into earth's atmosphere. | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

  METHANE IS ABOUT 20 TIMES MORE POTENT IN WARMING THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE THAN CARBON DIOXIDE. FRACKING FOR NATURAL GAS RELEASES METHANE *****


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 Independent, July 08, 2014

VAST METHANE 'PLUMES' SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS. Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane -

A GREENHOUSE GAS 20 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN CARBON DIOXIDE  - have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region.... it’s strongly reminiscent of what is probably the worst possible climate scenario imaginable, a feedback loop so humongous and destructive that it would lead to runaway warming that makes today's runaway warming look tame by comparison. The last time this happened, it poisoned 90 percent of all life on earth with hydrogen sulfide gas, in a process described by paleontologist Peter Ward as "life killing itself off."... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/vast-methane-plumes-seen-in-arctic-ocean-as-sea-ice-retreats-6276278.html

                                          ALSO ARTICLE

http://earthsky.org/earth/scientists-discover-vast-methane-plumes-escaping-from-arctic-seafloor


TruthOut, April 09, 2015
WHAT IS THE US GOVERNMENT NOT TELLING US ABOUT FRACKING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO?

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30116-what-is-the-government-not-telling-us-about-fracking-in-the-gulf-of-mexico#


DailyKoz, July 28, 2014
 ▶  "VAST METHANE PLUMES ESCAPING FROM THE SEAFLOOR" DISCOVERED IN SIBERIAN ARCTIC SEA http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/28/1317252/--Vast-methane-plumes-escaping-from-the-seafloor-discovered-in-Siberian-Arctic-Sea


 Alternet, July 04, 2014

THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking


Scientific American, August 13, 2014
ARCTIC METHANE:  WHAT'S THE STORY http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/expeditions/2013/08/13/arctic-methane-whats-the-story/

 

Guardian, July 24, 2014
RAPID ARCTIC THAWING COULD BE ECONOMIC TIME BOMB, SCIENTISTS SAY: Methane released by a thinning permafrost may trigger catastrophic climate change and cost the world $60tn http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jul/24/arctic-thawing-permafrost-climate-change


New Scientist

-▶ MAJOR METHANE RELEASE IS ALMOST INEVITABLE   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23205-major-methane-release-is-almost-inevitable.html

 

Scientific American, August 05, 2014
MYSTERIOUS CRATERS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING OF ARCTIC SURPRISES. Researchers are rethinking century-old observations as they witness the unexpected and peculiar perils that are emerging from thawing Arctic permafrost  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mysterious-craters-are-just-the-beginning-of-arctic-surprises/

 

Climate Progress, August 01, 2014
-▶  THE REALLY SCARY THING ABOUT THOSE JAW-DROPPING SIBERIAN CRATERS -- RAPIDLY ESCAPING METHANE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/01/3466466/siberian-craters-permafrost-climate-change/

 

 Nature News, July 31, 2014
-▶  MYSTERIOUS SIBERIAN CRATER ATTRIBUTED TO METHANE RELEASE Build-up and release of gas from thawing permafrost most probable explanation, says Russian team. http://www.nature.com/news/mysterious-siberian-crater-attributed-to-methane-1.15649

 

Center for Biological Diversity, July 29, 2014

TOP SCIENTISTS URGE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO USE ACCURATE ESTIMATES OF METHANE'S DANGEROUS CLIMATE EFFECTS http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/methane-07-29-2014.html

 

ClimateCentral, August 05, 2015
RESEARCH REPORT: DETERMINING METHANE LEAKS IS KEY TO CLIMATE GOALS http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-goals-priority-is-methane-leaks-17854

 

                                         --   WATCH --

                       March 3, 2013 The Energy Collective

                                 MELTING PERMAFROST

                          A CLIMATE CHANGE TIME BOMB

 http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/193961/permafrost-climate-change-time-bomb

 

 ▶ ARCTIC'S BOREAL FORESTS, WHICH CONTAIN HUGE AMOUNTS OF BURIED CARBON, ARE BURNING AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE - NEW STUDY http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctics-boreal-forests-burning-at-unprecedented-rate-16278

 

 

February 22, 2013 Spiegel Online

 ▶ SCIENTISTS WARN OF DANGER OF TRAPPED CARBON - MELTING PERMAFROST http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/new-science-research-shows-dangerous-carbon-lurking-in-permafrost-a-885052.html

July 22, 2013 Climate Central

 

July 24, 2013 New Scientist

-▶  HUGE METHANE BELCH IN ARCTIC COULD COST $60 TRILLION http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23923-huge-methane-belch-in-arctic-could-cost-60-trillion.html#.UfDLLlPc-RQ

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

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 OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html


 

May 6, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE IS RAPIDLY ALTERING THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ARCTIC AND THE CHANGES WILL LAST MANY THOUSAND OF YEARS, REPORT SAYS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341

 

AmericaBlog New, July 27, 2014
▶   OBAMA LEASING MILLIONS OF GULF ACRE FOR OFFSHORE OIL & GAS DRILLING:  HIS WORDS DO NOT MATCH HIS DEEDS http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-leasing-millions-gulf-acres-offshore-oil-gas-drilling.html

 

             -▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr

 

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Mongabay, June 06, 2014

-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


                  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS:

FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/7d7RmT


 

 

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


 

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                                                   ARCTIC

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 National Geographic, July 30, 2014

16-FOOT WAVES MEASURED IN ARCTIC OCEAN WHERE THERE WAS ONCE ONLY ICE. wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight to warm the ocean, it can trigger a cycle that leads to even less ice, more wind, and higher waves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140730-arctic-wave-height-sea-ice-climate-change-science/

 

 

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

                                                    WATCH

                           OUR RADICALLY CHANGING PLANET

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

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

                                                    OR

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

 

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

 

                                                 ANIMATION

                                  April 24, 2013 Arctic News

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

 August 2, 2013 Reuters

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

 

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

 

The Daily Beast, December 13, 2013

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

 

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

 

 August 4, 2013 Care2

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

 

May 15, 2013 Bloomberg

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

 

May 15, 2013- Washington Post

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                        ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY'

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

 

                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING:

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

 

 

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

 

▶  SCIENTISTS LINK FROZEN SPRING TO DRAMATIC ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS http://sco.lt/8MMOAr

 

July 18, 2013 The Washington Post
▶  SNOW AND ARCTIC SEA ICE EXTENT PLUMMET SUDDENLY AS GLOBE BAKES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/07/18/snow-and-arctic-ice-extent-plummet-suddenly-as-globe-bakes/

 

July 22, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶  SUB-ARCTIC WILDFIRE ACTIVITY IS HEATING UP IN THE YUKON FLATS OF ALASKA - Subarctic wildfire frequency is higher now than it has been at any other point in the last 10,000 years, new records show. ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/subarctic-wildfire_n_3636247.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=072213&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER:  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz

 

 

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

 

 Chemical & Engineering News, May 12, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                               CNN VIDEO:

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS

                                           http://sco.lt/74mbHF

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            THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                         http://sco.lt/92ZVcP

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 


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The Race To Save Sea Turtles - Will They Survive?

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ScienceDaily, February 20, 2014

-▶ LEGAL "HARVEST" OF MARINE TURTLES TOPS 42,000 EACH YEAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220193512.ht


TakePart, April 22, 2015
- ▶ PHOTOS: IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO SAVE A MONK SEAL http://www.takepart.com/feature/2015/04/22/endangered-hawaiian-monk-seal-ocean-plastic-pollution-climate-change


Discover Magazine, March 19, 2015
-▶  HEALTH CARE FOR SEA TURTLES JUST GOT A SHOT IN THE FLIPPER http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2015/03/19/health-care-sea-turtles/#.VQt6zmZQW6A


February 27, 2013

-▶  LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES SUFFER 78 PERCENT DECLINE AT CRITICAL NESTING SITES IN PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-hance-leatherbacks-pacific.html#QdTlGf0asfjZr0mb.99


Houston Chronicle, November 19, 2014
SCIENTIST ALARMED AT SEA TURTLE'S SUDDEN DECLINE IN GULF. Scientific research presented on the Kemp's ridley raised the possibility that the 2010 BP oil spill, the largest in U.S. history, might have contributed to the declines of sea turtle nests in 2013 and 2014, which have alarmed scientists. [...] experts outlined other factors that may be harming the turtles, such as a die-off of the creatures the turtles eat, expanding dead zones where oxygen is so scant that almost nothing can survive, pesticide runoff and other chemicals dumped in the Gulf.  http://www.chron.com/news/science-environment/article/Signs-grow-of-oil-spill-effect-on-turtles-5903833.php


TakePart, February 14, 2015
-▶  THE ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE CAUGHT IN A WAR ZONE http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/14/endangered-green-turtle-mediterranean-libya


One Green Planet, December 18, 2014
PEELING BACK THE LAYERS OF THE EXTINCTION TRADE AND HOW IT IMPACTS SEA TURTLES http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/peeling-back-the-layers-of-the-extinction-trade-and-how-it-impacts-sea-turtles/


The Guardian, November 25, 2014
VIETNAM SEIZES OVER 1,000 DEAD ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/vietnam-seizes-over-1000-dead-endangered-sea-turtles


Terra Daily, April 19, 2014
-▶  THE TASTE FOR LIVE TURTLES PUSHING THEM TO EXTINCTION. : DECLINING CATCH RATES IN CARIBBEAN GREEN TURTLE FISHERY Conservation scientists estimated that more than 170,000 green turtles were killed between 1991 and 2011, with catch rates peaking in 1997 and 2002 and declining steeply after 2008, likely resulting from over-fishing. The trend in catch rates, the authors of the assessment results maintain, indicates the need for take limits on this legal fishery. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Declining_catch_rates_in_Caribbean_green_turtle_fishery_may_be_result_of_overfishing_999.html


                                                  NEW REPORT

                MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES

        KILLED BY LONGLINE, GILLNET SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES

                                           http://sco.lt/72A0mH


Summit Voice, July 11, 2014
-▶ FEDS FINALIZE CRITICAL HABITAT DESIGNATION FOR THREATENED LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/11/oceans-feds-finalize-critical-habitat-designation-for-threatened-loggerhead-sea-turtles/


Reuters, February 13, 2013
-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE FACES EXTINCTION IN 20 YEARS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/27/us-turtles-leatherback-idUSBRE91Q0VA20130227


Care2, October 03, 2014
-▶ PHOTOS: ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES ARE GETTING NASTY, DEADLY TUMORS, AND WE'RE TO BLAME. Runoff from cities and farms in Hawaii is causing debilitating and deadly tumors, which are believed to be the leading known cause of death for endangered green sea turtles.
The study, published this week in the journal PeerJ, found that nitrogen runoff is ending up in algae that sea turtles eat, which is causing the tumors to grow both internally and externally on their eyes and flippers. According to NOAA, these tumors can interfere with their ability to eat and other essential behaviors, while tumors on their eyes can cause permanent blindness. While it’s a major problem for green turtles in Hawaii, it’s also been found in other places and in other species of sea turtles, including loggerhead, olive ridley and flatback turtles. http://www.care2.com/causes/endangered-sea-turtles-are-getting-nasty-deadly-tumors-and-were-to-blame.html


                                                        VIDEO
                                 Takepart, September 16, 2014
IF YOU'RE BORN A SEA TURTLE, THE ODDS ARE NEVER IN YOUR FAVOR. Climate change, ocean pollution and poaching http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/09/15/heres-how-you-can-save-endangered-sea-turtles-poachers


                                                       VIDEOS
                                    MailOnLine, August 25, 2014
TOURIST RESCUE ENDANGERED TURTLE TIED UP AND LEFT TO DIE AS DEMAND FOR MEAT GROWS  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733847/Tourist-rescues-endangered-turtles-tied-left-die-demand-species-meat-grows.html


LiveScience via Oceana, March 26, 2014
-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html

 

September 6, 2013 Earth Island Journal

▶  IT'S TIME TO STOP DRIFT GILL NET 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

 

  -▶ SUPER TRAWLER NETS BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD 13 JUMBO JETS - USING GPS TO SWEEP UP ALL IN IT'S PATH

In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838791014/sea-change-the-loss-of-ocean-species-is-staggering


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

 

DEADLY BYCATCH:

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS

IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEAD OR INJURED

                                                http://sco.lt/6DbCld

       

                                                   

                                                       VIDEO
     DIVER SAVES SEA TURTLE AND RECEIVES ADORABLE THANK YOU
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/diver-saves-sea-turtle_n_5574705.html



PRI The World, February 08, 2012

-▶  TURTLE POACHING INCREASES EVEN AS NUMBERS PLUMMET

China has a taste for turtle; turtle soup, turtle eggs, turtle bone ground up for use in Chinese medicine to promote longevity – for people, not for the turtles. But as Chinese waters are increasingly depleted of sea turtles, Chinese poachers are going further afield to find them. That includes hunting in waters that both China and the Philippines claim, like the waters around the Philippine island of Palawan. http://www.pri.org/stories/2012-02-08/sea-turtle-poaching-and-high-demand-china


                                                     PHOTOS

http://www.paulhiltonphotography.com/index.php/field-notes/30


                                          SEA TURTLE THREATS -

Worldwide, six of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles.

                       http://www.seeturtles.org/sea-turtles-threats/

 

 

                                                      VIDEO

                               May 21, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

              SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO' MAGDALENA BAY

 A new short film, "Viva la tortuga" documents the struggle to save loggerhead and green sea turtles in Magdalena Bay, Mexico. Once a region for a massive sea turtle meat market, the turtles now face a new threat: BY-CATCH.

Loggerhead sea turtles are drowning in bottom-set gillnets, unable to escape from the nets once entangled. The issue has even raises threats of trade embargoes from the U.S. Still, the news is not all gloomy: a rising group of fishermen turned conservationists are working to save these species from local extinction. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay

 

GHOST FISHING: 

Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP.

Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.
     It’s impossible to estimate how many marine animals are killed each year by “ghost fishing,” as the problem is known. However, the mosaic of local reports suggests staggering numbers—many of them of commercially valuable or endangered species. In Puget Sound, ghost gear is thought to kill more 3.5 million animals a year, including nearly 25 seals, porpoises and other marine mammals a week.  http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/


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


                                           BEAUTIFUL PICTURES:

THE REAL LIFE TURTLE-WAX: FISH OFFER TURTLES SWIM-THRU VALET SERVICE. In the crystal clear waters off the coast of Hawaii, these charming small yellow fish have formed a mutually beneficial bond with the local turtles. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193863/The-real-life-turtle-wax-Fish-offer-sea-creatures-swim-valet-service.html?ito=feeds-

 

 

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Turtle Island Restoration Project, July 09, 2014
▶  LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES WIN ROOM TO ROAM, HABITAT PROTECTION https://seaturtles.org/newssection/loggerhead-sea-turtles-win-room-roam-habitat-protection/

 

Summit Voice, January 22, 2012
-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES GET MORE PROTECTION

The U.S. took a huge step toward protecting endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtles last week by finalizing a critical habitat designation for 40,000 square miles ocean off the shores Washington, Oregon and Californiahttp://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/22/pacific-leatherback-sea-turtles-get-more-protection/

 

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 NOLA, February 27, 2012
-▶  DOZENS OF DEAD MARINE MAMMALS, TURTLES IN GULF OF MEXICO PILE UP: TOXIC CHEMICALS OF BP GULF OIL SPILL http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2012/02/dozens_of_dead_marine_mammals.html


 World Wildlife Fund, October 20, 2013
-▶  SEA LEVEL RISE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES A BIG THREAT TO MARINE TURTLES ON GREAT BARRIER REEF ... http://power.panda.org/wildlife/turtle-sex-altered-with-temperature-changes/

 

 Scientific American
-▶  WHERE DO BABY SEA TURTLES GO? Tracking the transatlantic journey of young sea turtles reveals surprises  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/where-do-baby-sea-turtles-go/

 

World Wildlife Fund, October 20, 2013
-▶  SEA LEVEL RISE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES A BIG THREAT TO MARINE TURTLES ON GREAT BARRIER REEF ... http://power.panda.org/wildlife/turtle-sex-altered-with-temperature-changes/

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                     SEA TURTLE MIGRATION

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0kXtmXuj8

 

                                  STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - A year-long undercover investigation conducted by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) at the Cayman Turtle Farm, a popular tourist destination and the world's last remaining facility that raises sea turtles for slaughter, has revealed disturbing animal cruelty and potential human health risks.Video footage and photographs from the farm show thousands of endangered sea turtles being kept in dirty, crowded touch tanks. Swimming in water filled with their own waste, the turtles fight for food, bite each other and even resort to cannibalism. Many suffer from disease and birth defects, such as injured fins or missing eyes....http://www.stopseaturtlefarm.org/

 

                                                         VIDEO 

                                     GREEN SEA TURTLES BIRTH

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

 

                                      SLIDESHOW - NOAA Fisheries

-▶  CELEBRATING SEA TURTLE WEEK: LEARN MORE ABOUT SEA TURTLES  http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/06/6_13_14sea_turtle_week_2014.html

 

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


                             EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                     "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                       How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                            For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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

                                               VIDEO REPORT

         THE RACE TO SAVE THE TURTLE AND THE TORTOISE

                                           http://sco.lt/9Lngp7


29 March, 2013 - Elephant Journal

 ▶  OCEAN PLASTICS IMPACT ON WILD SEA TURTLES

Our plastic footprint is on remote beaches, in isolated patches of ocean and in the stomachs of wild endangered animals.... http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/03/ocean-plastics-impact-on-wild-sea-turtles-dr-wallace-j-nichols/

 

August 19, 2013 Mother Nature Network
▶  RARE SEA TURTLES EATING PLASTIC AT RECORD RATES http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/rare-sea-turtles-eating-plastic-at-record-rate

 

 

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


THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE  http://sco.lt/66Lk8n


 

                                                         VIDEO

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

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                  WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS

                                           http://sco.lt/5uLmJF


Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
▶  THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html

 

BBC Science and Environment

HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS DETERIORATING EVEN FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24369244

 


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:47 AM

Still, the news is not all gloomy: a rising group of fishermen turned conservationists are working to save these species from local extinction. The fishermen have become scientists, documenting turtle mortalities and threats. Working together, researchers and fishermen have used creative methods to mitigate the local turtle decline.

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TriplePundit, March 12, 2014

HOW THE POWER OF STORY CAN SAVE OUR OCEANS

This is the first in our new series of articles on Sustainable Seafood describing how the power of seafood success stories can make a positive impact.,,, http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/power-story-can-save-oceans/

 

THE VIBRANT OCEANS INITIATIVE:  BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES INVEST $53 MILLION IN OCEAN RESTORATION  http://sco.lt/6VBiL3

 

                                                      VIDEO

                               WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS

                                         http://sco.lt/5uLmJF

 

Seed Daily, March 18, 2014
DECLINING OCEAN HEALTH THREATENS FOOD SECURITY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Declining_ocean_health_threatens_food_security_999.html

 

 THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/61gcWf

 

OCEAN ACIDIFYING: Rapidly Rising CO2 in Atmosphere causing potential catastrophe http://sco.lt/8LsqbR


San Jose Mercury News, April 30, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE:  PACIFIC OCEAN ACIDITY DISSOLVING SHELLS OF KEY SPECIES http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25664175/climate-change-pacific-ocean-acidity-dissolving-shells-key


 

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

 

THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

GREENLAND'S MELTING CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

 

 

 

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Marine Turtles: MILLIONS killed by Gillnets, LongLine Super Trawler fisheries

Marine Turtles:  MILLIONS killed by Gillnets, LongLine Super Trawler fisheries | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Mongabay, November 13, 2013

-▶  LONGLINE FISHERIES IN COSTA RICA HOOK TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SEA TURTLES EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1114-calderone-ucsc-sea-turtles.html?n3ws1ttr


The Dodo, April 16, 2015
-▶ YOUR SHRIMP COCKTAIL IS PROBABLY SERVED 'WITH A SIDE OF SEA TURTLE' Tens of thousands of sea turtles are killed by the shrimping industry each year https://www.thedodo.com/sea-turtle-lawsuit-1093645630.html


Reuters, April 15, 2015
-▶ U.S. SUED TO CURB DEATHS OF SEA TURTLES BY SHRIMPING INDUSTRY http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/15/us-usa-turtles-lawsuit-idUSKBN0N62IO20150415


                                        FEATURED VIDEO
                           Focusing On Wildlife, May 21, 2013
              SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO'S MAGDALENA BAY
Loggerhead sea turtles are drowning in bottom-set gillnets, unable to escape from the nets once entangled. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay/

 

NOLA.com February 19, 2014

-▶ ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS MAY SUE OVER LACK OF TURTLE PROTECTIONS IN GULF SHRIMP TRAWLERS http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/02/environmental_groups_threaten.html


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


Treehugger, February 24, 2014
-▶  42 COUNTRIES HAVE NO LAWS AGAINST KILLING ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES (40,000+ ARE 'LEGALLY' SLAUGHTERED EACH YEAR) http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/42-countries-have-no-laws-against-killing-endangered-sea-turtles-and-40000-are-each-year.html


ScienceDaily, February 20, 2014
-▶ LEGAL "HARVEST" OF MARINE TURTLES TOPS 42,000 EACH YEAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220193512.htm


Terra Daily, April 19, 2014
-▶  THE TASTE FOR LIVE TURTLES PUSHING THEM TO EXTINCTION. : DECLINING CATCH RATES IN CARIBBEAN GREEN TURTLE FISHERY Conservation scientists estimated that more than 170,000 green turtles were killed between 1991 and 2011, with catch rates peaking in 1997 and 2002 and declining steeply after 2008, likely resulting from over-fishing. The trend in catch rates, the authors of the assessment results maintain, indicates the need for take limits on this legal fishery. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Declining_catch_rates_in_Caribbean_green_turtle_fishery_may_be_result_of_overfishing_999.html


TicoTimes.net, December 20, 2013
-▶  LONGLINE FISHERMEN DEMAND END TO PLAN TO PROTECT WATERS AROUND COCOS ISLAND http://www.ticotimes.net/More-news/News-Briefs/Longline-fishermen-demand-end-to-plan-to-protect-waters-around-Cocos-Island-_Friday-December-20-2013


World Wildlife Fund, December 04, 2013

-▶  HOW LONG DO SEA TURTLES LIVE?  WHY THEIR ROLE IN OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AND OTHER SEA TURTLE FACTS http://worldwildlife.org/stories/how-long-do-sea-turtles-live-and-other-sea-turtle-facts

  

                                             VIDEO With Carl Safina
           SAVING THE OCEAN ; "TRINIDAD'S TURTLE GIANTS' (47:00)
       http://chedd-angier.com/savingtheocean/Season1/Episode7.html


 

 -▶  STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING http://sco.lt/6bjrRh

 

Mongabay, April 6, 2010

MARINE TURTLES

-▶  Humankind's appetite for seafood has had a bigger impact on the world's marine turtles than long thought... http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0406-hance_marineturtles.html

 

World Environment News February 28, 2013

-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION WITHIN NEXT 20 YEARS http://planetark.org/wen/68042


             THE RACE TO SAVE SEA TURTLES - WILL THEY SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/59Bam9


                                      IMAGES FROM OCEANA
-▶  THE TERRIBLE AND UNNECESSARY LOSS OF SEA LIFE WITH DRIFT GILL NETS http://oceana.org/en/our-work/promote-responsible-fishing/bycatch/drift-gillnets/stopthenets


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


Oceana, October 03, 2014
-▶  COUNT, CAP AND CONTROL: AS CALIFORNIA DRIFT GILLNET FISHERY CONTINUES TO KILL MARINE MAMMALS  http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/as-california-drift-gillnet-fishery-continues-to-kill-marine-mammals-oceana-pressures-for-count-cap-and-control-a-0

 

 gCaptain, February 14, 2012

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

 

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


                                                     WATCH

                                             "DEADLY BYCATCH"

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA http://sco.lt/6jvCXx


                                                GHOST FISHING:

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

 

 

-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx


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



                      EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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

 

 

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


                                    GrindTV, November 25, 2013
                                                      PHOTO

 -▶  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS BY DEADLY LONG LINE BOTTOM TRAWLING http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/

 

                                                       WATCH

                                             CHANGING SEAS

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

 

-▶  SHARK FINNING: SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% 100 MILLION A YEAR TAKEN JUST FOR THEIR FINS. http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

-▶  MANTA RAYS IN TROUBLE FROM OVERFISHING, FOOD DEPLETION http://sco.lt/6Aj80P


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


-▶  OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES http://sco.lt/8XEno1


-▶  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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


-▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73


-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Our Oceans Are Dying: Mass Extinction May Be Inevitable

Our Oceans Are Dying: Mass Extinction May Be Inevitable | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 MintPress, January 17, 2015
▶   HUMANS HAVE BROUGHT WORLD'S OCEANS TO BRINK OF 'MAJOR EXTINCTION' EVENT http://www.mintpressnews.com/humans-brought-worlds-oceans-brink-major-extinction-event/201300/


Summit County Citizens Voice April 05, 2015
- ▶ CLIMATE: OCEANS DIE QUICKLY, TAKE MILLENNIA TO RECOVER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/05/climate-oceans-die-quickly-take-millennia-to-recover/


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 01, 2015
- ▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD STARVE OCEANS OF OXYGEN : ‘Our modern ocean is moving into a state that has no precedent in human history’ http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/01/global-warming-could-starve-oceans-of-oxygen/


Climate Progress, January 2, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL STARVE THE DEEP SEA, STUDY FINDS. The deep sea is home to thousands of commercially important species and is one of the last frontiers for new species discovery. The creatures of the deep are also key to the cycling of nitrogen, carbon and silicon in the ocean, a process that maintains the delicate balance of ocean life... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3113101/climate-change-starve-deep-sea/


The Globe and Mail, June 24, 2014

▶   REPORT WARNS WORLD'S FRAGILE OCEANS PUSHED TO POINT OF COLLAPSE....It also wants countries to stop subsidizing fishing outside their own 200-mile exclusive economic zones, to end unregulated and unreported ocean fishing, to stop plastics pollution, to impose legally binding offshore oil and gas extraction standards, and to create areas where industrial fishing would be prohibited  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/report-warns-worlds-fragile-oceans-pushed-to-point-of-collapse/article19304650/


Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
▶  THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html

 

BBC Science and Environment

HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS DETERIORATING EVEN FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24369244


 Subsea World News: October 23, 2013
▶  THE EFFECT OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION ON MARINE HABITATS AND ORGANISMS The human ramifications of these changes are likely to be massive and disruptive. Food chains, fishing, and tourism could all be impacted. The study shows that some 470 to 870 million of the world’s poorest people rely on the ocean for food, jobs, and revenues, and live in countries where ocean goods and services could be compromised by multiple ocean biogeochemical changes http://subseaworldnews.com/2013/10/23/the-effect-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions-on-marine-habitats-and-organisms/

 

Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/

 

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

 

Climate Central, October 13, 2013

▶  OCEAN DETERIORATING MORE RAPIDLY THAN THOUGHT http://www.climatecentral.org/news/ocean-deteriorating-more-rapidly-than-once-thought-16596


 The Independent, October 3, 2013

▶ THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEANS IS 'SPIRALING DOWNWARD', AND STILL WE ACT LIKE NOTHING IS THE MATTER:
Without drastic action, the damage will be catastrophic
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-health-of-our-oceans-is-spiralling-downward-and-still-we-act-like-nothing-is-the-matter-8857061.html

 

Japan Times, October 26, 2013
▶  'SCARY AS HELL' OCEAN-RESEARCH  REPORT  - THE END OF NATURE This month a perfect storm of ocean-research results has been released, and the conclusions are truly alarming. Or, in the vernacular, they’re as scary as hell...http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/10/26/environment/scary-as-hell-ocean-research-storm-breaks/#.UmyH7iTpiRQ

 

                                  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

        OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES

                                                 http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj


 

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

 

Mongabay, October 22, 2013
-▶  THE 'DEAD' OCEAN: EYEWITNESS SAYS OVERFISHING HAS EMPTIED THE PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1022-hance-macfadyen-dead-ocean.html

 

                                                    VIDEO:

              NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7

 

 gCaptain, February 14, 2012

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

 

                                             DEADLY BYCATCH

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSEL IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA -- INJURED OR DEAD http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

-▶ DEEP SEA MINING:  DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp



 -▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

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

 

Guardian Environment, October 2, 2013
▶  OCEAN ACIDIFICATION DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS UNPRECEDENTED IN EARTH'S KNOWN HISTORY - THE NEXT MASS EXTINCTION MAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/03/ocean-acidification-carbon-dioxide-emissions-levels

 

 Daily Kos, October 4, 2013

THE OCEANS ARE DYING:  OXYGEN IS DEPLETING, ACIDITY RISING AT FASTEST RATE IN 300,000,000 YEARS http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/04/1243700/-The-Oceans-are-Dying-Oxygen-is-Depleting-Acidity-Rising-at-Fastest-Rate-in-300-000-000-Years

 

Honolulu, Hawaii, October 18, 2013 (ENS)

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE TO CAUSE 'MASSIVE' OCEAN DAMAGE
 – By the year 2100, about 98 percent of the oceans will be affected by acidification, warming temperatures, low oxygen, or lack of biological productivity, and most areas will be hit by a multitude of these stressors, finds a new study of the impacts of climate change on the world’s ocean systems.
http://ens-newswire.com/2013/10/18/climate-change-to-cause-massive-ocean-damage-by-2100/

 

 

                                                   THE REPORT
                             ▶  2013 IPSO STATE OF THE OCEAN ▶

                                                October 3, 2012

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established to improve our understanding of the role of the ocean at an Earth System Level and its contribution to enabling life to exist on Earth.

Latest Review of Science Reveal Ocean In Critical State From Cululative Impacts http://www.stateoftheocean.org/

 

▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/8VOKzx

 

▶  THESE MACRO CORAL PHOTOS ARE TOTALLY JAW-DROPPING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/coral-photos_n_3876179.html

 

                                                        VIDEO:

LION FISH INFESTATION IN ATLANTIC OCEAN AN UNSTOPPABLE EPIDEMIC CAN WIPE OUT CORAL REEFS http://sco.lt/6OBwsT

 

 

▶  JELLY FISH ARE TAKING OVER THE SEAS, AND IT MAY BE TOO LATE TO STOP THEM http://sco.lt/6aCAc5

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT
                                PBS Newshour, January 30, 2014
             WHY ARE STARFISH DYING OFF THE PACIFIC COAST?

                        Our Ocean Ecosystems Are Not Healthy
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/mysterious-epidemic-devastates-starfish-population-pacific-coast/


TakePart, October 15, 2013
▶  WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, 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


ENE News, November 22, 2013
-▶  FUKUSHIMA - RADIOACTIVE OCEANS
PHOTOS:  'LOTS OF SEA BIRDS WASHING UP DEAD' IN ALASKA http://enenews.com/photos-lots-of-sea-birds-washing-up-dead-in-alaska

 

ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENT … like symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees

 

Reuters, October 3, 2013
▶  OSLO: OCEANS FACE 'DEADLY TRIO' OF THREATS, STUDY SAYS

The world's oceans are under greater threat than previously believed from a "deadly trio" of global warming, declining oxygen levels and acidification, an international study said on Thursday.

The oceans have continued to warm, pushing many commercial fish stocks towards the poles and raising the risk of extinction for some marine species, despite a slower pace of temperature rises in the atmosphere this century, it said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/03/us-climate-oceans-idUSBRE99208K20131003

 

                                                ▶  WATCH  ▶ 

                                   "SEA THE TRUTH" (Full Length)

                                  By 2048 The Ocean Will be Empty

                                             http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 


                                                 SLIDESHOW
8 UNDER-APPRECIATED SEA CREATURES. Sure, dolphins and turtles are cool. But these amazing marine animals deserve a second look.
 http://www.takepart.com/photos/8-under-appreciated-sea-creatures/a-watery-window-into-bizarre-beauty

 

 Al Jazeera English, October 20, 2013
▶  GULF OF MEXICO ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER 2010 BP OIL SPILL http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/gulf-ecosystem-crisis-after-bp-spill-2013102065313544754.html


▶  2010 BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER CONTINUES TO IMPACT GULF'S ECOSYSTEMS - 4 YEARS ON http://sco.lt/5Ahg6D


 

▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PRFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY AND SEA LIFE http://sco.lt/4ynWHh

 

                                                     VIDEO

SWIMMING WITH THE BEAUTIFUL, GRACEFUL SPOTTED EAGLE RAYS - GALAPAGOS http://sco.lt/6FGIhl

 

National Geographic, October 3, 2013
CAN LONG-DISTANCE MIGRATING SHOREBIRD SURVIVE. Rufa red knot faces depletion of its food sources and its Arctic breeding grounds.
Twice a year, the rufa red knot performs one of the planet's most amazing migrations. After wintering in the southern reaches of Argentina and Chile, the red knot will fly roughly 9,300 miles (15,000 kilometers) north, eventually reaching the Canadian Arctic for a summer of mating and breeding. Come fall, it will return south, this robin-size bird with a mere 20-inch (51-centimeter) wingspan flying without rest for stretches of up to 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131003-rufa-red-knot-threatened-endangered-migrating-birds/#close-modal

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER:

     CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE? WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                           http://sco.lt/6GaTbN

 

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


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


 

 -▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/6tulKj

 

 

 

 ▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN IPCC NEW CLIMATE REPORT  http://sco.lt/8802vh

 

 

 

 

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Our Oceans Are Dying ~ 90% of Big Fish Are GONE ~ What Are WE Doing?

This film was made for WCPA by world-renowned cinematographer Bob Talbot enlightens us that we have only one ocean and it is in SERIOUS trouble! TOGETHER - a... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObNSqa14QNU

 

August 21, 2013 HuffPost Green, Kumi Naidoo
AN URGENT WAKE UP CALL TO PROTECT OUR OCEANS -
Unless action is taken by governments to restore and protect the health of our oceans, our oceans will be unable to sustain life on Earth http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kumi-naidoo/greenpeace-wave-of-change_b_3783721.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 

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

 

August 8, 2013 Mirror Online
AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF: TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR NATURAL WONDER DUE TO MAN-MADE CRISIS http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/simon-reeve-great-barrier-reef-2138897

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

VIDEO:

**** EARTHRACE REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5pSMpV

 

Spiegel Online PHOTO GALLERY
THE JELLIFICATION OF THE SEAS http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-the-jellification-of-the-seas-fotostrecke-98970.html

 

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

 

 

                                                          WATCH

 

*** SEA THE TRUTH -- BY 2048 THE OCEAN WILL BE EMPTY (FULL LENGTH) http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 

 

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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

EurActive, June 18, 2013 

-▶ DUTCH WANT MUSCLES FREE FROM MICROPLASTIC. Toxic substances contained in micro-plastic waste can enter the food chain through ingestion by marine fauna like sea cucumbers, plankton and mussel..Micro-plastics, the Netherlands argues, find their way into marine ecosystems, resulting in a concentration of micro-plastics in water that are “sometimes higher than that of plankton”. These substances usually originate from industry, household products and cosmetics such as scrubs or toothpaste.

http://www.euractiv.com/science-policymaking/dutch-want-mussels-free-micro-pl-news-528673


Irish Times, January 19, 2015
-▶ PLASTIC'S JOURNEY FROM THE SEA TO OUR DINNER PLATES. Scientists recovered tiny plastic fibres in edible mussels taken from the wild and from supermarket shelves in Belgium last summer. The shellfish filtered them from the sea. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/plastic-s-journey-from-the-sea-to-our-dinner-plates-1.2055600


 

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


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


 

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


 

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


Climate Progress, February 26, 2014

-▶ ACIDIC WATERS KILL 10 MILLION SCALLOPS OFF VANCOUVER http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/26/3332141/ocean-acidification-kills-scallops/


 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


San Jose Mercury News, April 30, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE:  PACIFIC OCEAN ACIDITY DISSOLVING SHELLS OF KEY SPECIES http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25664175/climate-change-pacific-ocean-acidity-dissolving-shells-key



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

 

 

 

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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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Deadly BiCatch: Destructive Corporate Fishing Gear Kills 400K+ Seabirds, millions of other species - per year

Deadly BiCatch: Destructive Corporate Fishing Gear Kills 400K+ Seabirds, millions of other species - per year | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

June 17, 2013 Oceana

▶  "WALLS OF DEATH" Gillnets have often been described in this haunting way due to their devastating ability to catch all kinds of fish, as well as sea turtles, seals, dolphins, and even whales. Marine Marine creatures of all sizes and species are indiscriminately snared and drowned in these death traps...

Other academic studies have estimated that a minimum of 160,000 additional birds are killed each year by another insidious fishing gear – longlines. Longlines, which dangle thousands of deadly hooks on fishing lines up to 50 miles long, are widely used in commercial fishing. Approximately 1.4 billion baited hooks are set in longline fisheries every year. Longlines and gillnets are quickly making seabirds a prime victim of bycatch -- the unintended catch of non-target marine life during commercial fishing activities that often results in huge amounts of fish and marine wildlife  being thrown back into the water, dead or dying.

http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/06/destructive-fishing-gear-kills-400k-seabirds-per-year

 

Conservation Magazine, May 09, 2014
▶  JUST $200 PER FISHING VESSEL COULD SAVE THOUSANDS OF ALBATROSSES FROM INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR. The commercial fisheries aren’t going to stop their business for the seabirds.  it’s all too easy for a seabird to get caught up in the fishing gear that trails behind a fishing boat, and when they do, it’s usually fatal. In 2004-2005, an estimated 15,500 birds were killed that way off of South Africa. Pelagic albatrosses and petrels are particularly hard-hit,  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/05/just-200-per-fishing-vessel-could-save-thousands-of-albatrosses/

 

 World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014
▶  PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SEABIRDS CAUGHT IN INDUSTRIAL TRAWLER FISHING WIRES http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/project-to-reduce-the-number-of-seabirds-caught-in-fishing-wires

 

 Phys.Org, November 25, 2013

▶  IS THERE PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA?  SEABIRD BREEDING HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPACT OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES IN NORTH SEA http://phys.org/news/2013-11-plenty-fish-sea-seabird-highlights.html

 

 

Mongabay, November 18, 2013
▶  NEW STUDY: NEARLY HALF A MILLION SEABIRDS DIE IN GILLNETS EVERY YEAR, BUT SOLUTIONS EXIST http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1118-seabirds-die-by-gillnets-solution.html

 

 Jan 13, 2012 CBC News

▶  FISHERMAN WANT TO CULL CORMORANTS -- BECAUSE THEY ARE EATING TOO MUCH FISH !!  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/01/30/pei-cormorant-cull-fishermen-584.html


World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014
▶  PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SEABIRDS CAUGHT IN INDUSTRIAL TRAWLER FISHING WIRES http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/project-to-reduce-the-number-of-seabirds-caught-in-fishing-wires

 

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                                               DEADLY BY-CATCH

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS ARE THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEADLY BYCATCH:  http://sco.lt/6jvCXx


▶  NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS)  OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE AND SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/5ipXN3


▶  KRILL SUPER-TRAWLERS PUSHING PENGUIN TOWARD EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/68bs8X

 

gCaptain, February 14, 2012

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

 

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


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

 

 

▶  SEA CHANGE: THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/51LeCn



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

 

▶  OUR TROPICAL REEFS: A BILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS PUTS SPECIES AND PEOPLE AT RISK http://sco.lt/5HdRr7


▶  "CORAL REEFS: UNDERWATER PHARMACIES" http://sco.lt/733VaL

 


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

 

▶  THE TRAGEDY OF OUR HIGH SEAS:  OVER FISHED

 http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21596942-new-management-needed-planets-most-important-common-resource-tragedy-high

 

 

March 27, 2013 CNN
▶  OVER FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

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

 

June 25, 2013 Treehugger
▶  OCEAN SEAFLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html

 

▶  THE WORLD' LARGEST 'WASTE DUMP' IS FOUND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

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

 

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Another Stunner From BBC Nature.....

▶   "BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET" http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130129-blue-heart-of-the-planet



 

 

 

 

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Chemical From Plastic Water Bottles Found Throughout Oceans

Chemical From Plastic Water Bottles Found Throughout Oceans | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

A survey of 200 sites in 20 countries around the world has found that bisphenol A, a synthetic compound that mimics estrogen and is linked to developmental disorders, is ubiquitous in Earth's Oceans...

One disturbing possibility is that BPA could bioaccumulate, with animals eating BPA-tainted animals that have eaten BPA-tainted animals, finally reaching high concentrations in top-level ocean predators and the humans who eat them...http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/03/ocean-bpa/

 

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

 

 

 

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OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST: Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe

OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST: Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Since the industrial revolution began, we have released 2 trillion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, and about one-third of it went into the ocean. We initially thought that the ocean taking up CO2 was a good thing – because it took it out of the atmosphere. Unfortunately, we were wrong.  There has been a 30% increase in the acidity of the ocean since 1700, and we now expect that by 2100, it will have become a 100% increase. This constitutes a rate of change in ocean chemistry that is 10 times anything scientists can document over the last 50 million years.


                                                WATCH

                     OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IN A NUTSHELL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=d0kacyyLVB4


Mongabay May 08, 2014
-▶ UNDERWATER HORRORS:  SHELLS OF MARINE LIFE MELTING OFF THE COAST OF U.S. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0508-hance-sea-butterflies-ocean-acidification.html


Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - AN INTRODUCTION - THE TWIN SISTER TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.awi.de/en/news/focus/2013/ocean_acidification/


Guardian Environment, October 2, 2013
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS UNPRECEDENTED IN EARTH'S KNOW HISTORY - THE NEXT MASS EXTINCTION MAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/03/ocean-acidification-carbon-dioxide-emissions-levels


August 26, 2013 Time Magazine
-▶ HOW OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE WORSE http://science.time.com/2013/08/26/ocean-acidification-will-make-climate-change-worse/


Summit County Citizens Voice, April 11,2015
-▶ HOW MUCH ACIDIFICATION CAN THE OCEANS TAKE? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/11/climate-how-much-acidification-can-the-oceans-take/


August 25, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ RAPIDLY RISING CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS IN THE ATMOSPHERE ARE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE IN OUR OCEANS AS THEY BECOME MORE ACIDIC, SCIENTISTS WARN
Experts claim current rate of change is likely to be more than 10 times faster than it has ever been in Earth's history  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/25/rising-acid-levels-seas-endanger-marine-poertner


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 27, 2015
-▶ REPORT SHOWS GROWING IMPACTS OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/27/report-shows-growing-impacts-of-ocean-acidification/


May 6, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment
-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE IS RAPIDLY ALTERING THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ARCTIC AND THE CHANGES WILL LAST MANY THOUSAND OF YEARS, REPORT SAYS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341


The Vancouver Sun, October 25, 2013
-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS THREATENS TO CHANGE ENTIRE MARINE ECOSYSTEM http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Acidification+oceans+threatens+change+entire+marine+ecosystem/9085021/story.htm


SciDev.Net, November 15, 2013
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION SET TO SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL http://www.scidev.net/global/climate-change/scidev-net-at-large/ocean-acidification-set-to-spiral-out-of-control.html


Guardian Environment, October 05, 2014
-▶ FISH FAILING TO ADAPT TO RISING CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS IN OCEAN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/06/fish-failing-to-adapt-to-rising-carbon-dioxide-levels-in-ocean


New Scientist, April 20, 2015
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION MIGHT BE SHRINKING SOME MARINE SPECIES As ocean acidification begins to bite, some marine species might adapt by shrinking – threatening the profitability of commercial fisheries. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27385-miniature-sea-snails-found-in-acidic-sea-near-volcanic-seeps.html#.VTaU32ZQW6A


NOAA Fisheries,
-▶ HELP FROM KELP: SEAWEED KELP FORESTS TO HELP WITH OCEAN ACIDIFICATION. Many seaweeds, including kelp, thrive in acidifying ocean waters. They take up CO2 and nutrients from their environment, improving water quality as they grow by drawing down levels of the dissolved acid along with nitrogen and  phosphorus. Seaweeds also give off oxygen, which can help with dead zones.  The combination may result in seaweed farms acting as protective “halos” that mitigate acidification and pollution locally while creating habitat for marine species. When the seaweed is harvested it takes the excess carbon and nitrogen with it, effectively removing them from the ocean
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/aquaculture/homepage_stories/paul_allen_grant.html


August 26, 2013 Salon
-▶ HOW OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HARMS SEA LIFE AND WORSENS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.salon.com/2013/08/26/how_ocean_acidification_harms_sealife_and_worsens_climate_change/


                                             SEA CHANGE

                                          The Seattle Times

         CAN SEA LIFE ADAPT TO SOURING, ACIDIFYING  OCEANS? http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/nov/2/can-sea-life-adapt/?cmpid=newscred


Guardian Environment, April 13, 2014
-▶ ENTIRE MARINE FOOD CHAIN AT RISK FROM RISING CO2 LEVELS IN WATER http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/14/entire-marine-food-chain-at-risk-from-rising-co2-levels-in-water


Summit Voice, January 21, 2012

-▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  IS CO2 DRIVING FISH CRAZY? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/21/global-warming-is-co2-driving-fish-crazy/

 

- ▶  10 MARINE SPECIES ON THE BRINK OF MASS EXTINCTION DUE TO OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://sco.lt/6Bg7KT


Science AAAS, August 15, 2014

-▶ ACIDIFYING OCEANS IMPAIR SHARK SENSES. Ocean waters are becoming increasingly acidic as they absorb the atmospheric CO2 released by human activities. Previous research has shown that CO2-rich, acidic waters may impair the ability of reef fish to smell predators. http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/08/acidifying-waters-impair-shark-senses


May 12, 3013 About My Planet

-ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS RISKING ECOSYSTEMS
http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/climate-change/acidification-risking-ecosystems-of-oceans/


                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                          PBS NewsHour - 3 Part
-▶ CHANGING OCEAN CHEMISTRY THREATENS ALASKAN CRABS, SHELLED OCEAN CREATURES - OCEAN ACIDIFICATION INCREASING http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/09/changing-ocean-chemistry-threatens-alaskan-crabs-1.html


 Grist, July 02, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION COULD BE CREATING FRIENDLESS FISH AS THEY LOSE THEIR ABILITY TO RECOGNIZED EACH OTHER http://grist.org/climate-energy/ocean-acidification-could-be-creating-friendless-fish/

 

The Conservation, January 29, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HAMPERING FISHES' EYESIGHT, LEAVING THEM VULNERABLE TO PREDATORS http://theconversation.com/ocean-acidification-leaving-fish-in-the-dark-study-22538


Mongabay, December 03, 2014
-▶ ANIMALS DISSOLVING DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS. Marine snails, also known as sea butterflies, are dissolving in the Southern Seas due to anthropogenic carbon emissions, according to a new study in Nature GeoScience. Scientists have discovered that the snail's shells are being corroded away as pH levels in the ocean drop due to carbon emissions, a phenomenon known as ocean acidification. The snails in question, Limacina helicina antarctica, play a vital role in the food chain, as prey for plankton, fish, birds, and even whales. http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1203-hance-ocean-acidification-dissolving-snails.html


New Scientist, November 25, 2014

 - ▶  ANIMALS ARE ALREADY DISSOLVING IN SOUTHERN OCEAN

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22531-animals-are-already-dissolving-in-southern-ocean-acid.html


- ▶  RISE OF ACID OCEAN EATS AWAY BASE OF FOOD CHAIN http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/rise-of-acid-ocean-eats-away-base-of-food-chain-8348892.html


ClimateProgress, February 06, 2015
-▶ MAINE REPORT WARNS OF 'URGENT' NEED TO ADDRESS OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - LUCRATIVE LOBSTERS AND CRUSTACEANS AT RISK http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/06/3619987/maine-ocean-acidification-report/


Grist, January 08, 2015
-▶ GET READY FOR ENDLESSLY GROSS SHRIMP, THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND ACIDIFYING OCEANS http://grist.org/list/get-ready-for-endlessly-gross-shrimp-thanks-to-climate-change/


CBS News, Februay2, 2015
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION SPELLS TROUBLE FOR SHELLFISH http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ocean-acidification-spells-trouble-for-shellfish-industry/


June 14, 2013 New Scientist
-▶ ACIDIFYING SEAWATER SEES OYSTERS IN RACE TO GROW SHELLS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23707-acidifying-seawater-sees-oysters-in-race-to-grow-shells.html


San Jose Mercury News, April 30, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE:  PACIFIC OCEAN ACIDITY DISSOLVING SHELLS OF KEY SPECIES http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25664175/climate-change-pacific-ocean-acidity-dissolving-shells-key


Quartz, May 02, 2014

-▶ THE OCEAN IS SO ACIDIC IT'S EATING AWAY THE SHELLS OF SEA SNAILS http://qz.com/205180/the-ocean-is-so-acidic-its-eating-away-the-shells-of-sea-snails/


Climate Progress, February 26, 2014

-▶ ACIDIC WATERS KILL 10 MILLION SCALLOPS OFF VANCOUVER http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/26/3332141/ocean-acidification-kills-scallops/


 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


RTCC News, March 02, 2015
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION ATTACK ON ALGAE DAMAGING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://www.rtcc.org/2015/03/02/ocean-acidification-attack-on-algae-damaging-marine-ecosystems/


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XBBC News, November 17, 2013
-▶ EMISSIONS OF CO2 DRIVING RAPID OCEANS 'ACID TRIP'  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24904143


May 6, 2013
-▶ SCIENTISTS SOUND ALARM AT ARCTIC OCEAN'S RAPID ACIDIFICATION  Now at highest levels in at least 55 million years http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_sound_alarm_at_Arctic_Oceans_rapid_acidification_999.html


September 13, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
-▶ RESEARCHERS REPORT STARTLING RATE OF ACIDIFICATION IN PARTS OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/13/climate-researchers-report-startling-rate-of-acidification-in-parts-of-the-arctic-ocean/


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-▶ GREENLAND', ARCTIC, ANTARCTICA MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/819UHZ


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Summit County Citizens Voice, February 01, 2015
- ▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD STARVE OCEANS OF OXYGEN : ‘Our modern ocean is moving into a state that has no precedent in human history’ http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/01/global-warming-could-starve-oceans-of-oxygen/


May 7, 2013 The Independent
-▶ THE ACID OCEAN: ARCTIC' SOARING CO2 LEAVES FISH AND HUNTERS GASPING FOR LIFE http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/the-acid-ocean-arctics-soaring-co2-leaves-fish-and-hunters-gasping-for-life-8606805.html


Crosscut News, June 16, 2014

-▶ ACID SEAS THREATEN CREATURES THAT SUPPLY HALF OF THE WORLD'S OXYGEN http://crosscut.com/2014/06/16/environment/120507/aboard-rv-melville-ocean-acidfication-baskin/


Daily Kos, October 4, 2013
-▶ THE OCEANS ARE DYING:  OXYGEN IS DEPLETING, ACIDITY RISING AT FASTEST RATE IN 3 MILLION YEARS http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/04/1243700/-The-Oceans-are-Dying-Oxygen-is-Depleting-Acidity-Rising-at-Fastest-Rate-in-300-000-000-Years


Phys.org, November 10, 2014
 - ▶  NEW GLOBAL MAPS DETAIL HUMAN-CAUSED OCEAN ACIDIFICATION  A team of scientists has published the most comprehensive picture yet of how acidity levels vary across the world's oceans, providing a benchmark for years to come as enormous amounts of human-caused carbon emissions continue to wind up at sea.  http://phys.org/news/2014-11-global-human-caused-ocean-acidification.html#jCp


                                                       VIDEO
                                        OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
                A Threat to Economies and Cultures Around the World
http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/08/21/video-ocean-acidification-a-threat-to-economies-and-cultures-around-the-world/

                                                 Smithsonian

                                http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-acidification



Phys.Org, February 16, 2015
-▶ THINK OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IS NOT A PROBLEM. THINK AGAIN. SATELLITE IMAGES REVEAL IT FROM SPACE  http://phys.org/news/2015-02-satellite-images-reveal-ocean-acidification.html


Blue and Green Tomorrow, October 09, 2014

-▶ WORSENING OCEAN ACIDIFICATION THREATENS HUMANS AND MARINE LIFE, UK SCIENTISTS WARN http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/10/09/worsening-ocean-acidification-threatens-humans-and-marine-life-uk-scientists-warn/


New York Times, March 02, 2012

-▶ PACE OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HAS NO PARALLEL IN 300 MILLION YEARS http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/pace-of-ocean-acidification-has-no-parallel-in-300-million-years-paper-finds/


 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/


National Geographic, September 02, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM DOMESTIC TO INTERNATIONAL http://newswatch.


Mongabay, February 24, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING 10 TIMES FASTER THAN ANYTIME IN THE LAST 55 MILLION YEARS, PUTTING POLAR ECOSYSTEMS AT RISK http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0224-salisbury-ocean-acidifying-ten-times-faster.html


NOAA, August 06, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION RISES, MARINE ECONOMY SINKS http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/06/noaa-ocean-acidification-marine-economy/

 

                                      SPECIAL REPORT - VIDEO
                                            The Seattle Times
                              SEA CHANGE:  OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
                                                 PART 1:

-▶ PACIFIC OCEAN PERILOUS TURN OVERVIEW

Ocean acidification, the lesser-known twin of climate change, threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom.
http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/pacific-ocean-perilous-turn-overview/

 

                                                 PART 2:

-▶ SCIENTISTS FEAR OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL DRIVE COLLAPSE OF ALASKA'S ICONIC CRAB FISHERY http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/alaska-crab-industry/


 Salon, August 09, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION POSES IMMINENT THREAT TO ALASKAN FISHING COMMUNITIES. A new report reveals that keeping fisheries sustainable is going to be a serious challenge in the years to come http://www.salon.com/2014/08/09/ocean_acidification_is_an_imminent_threat_to_alaskan_fishing_communities_partner/


Scientific American, August 06, 2014
-▶ WHICH OCEAN SPECIES WILL OUTLAST THE RISING ACIDITY OF SEAWATER? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/which-ocean-species-will-outlast-the-rising-acidity-of-seawater/


  -▶ MARINE SPECIES WON'T SURVIVE UNLESS DRASTIC PROTECTION POLICIES PUT IN PLACE http://sco.lt/8uDoNV


                                                      VIDEOS
                                     Vancouver Island University
                    OCEAN ACIDIFICATION:  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE? 

         http://www.viu.ca/deepbay/resources/OceanAcidifictaion.asp


 Phys Org, June 16, 2014
-▶ HOW MARINE LIFE IS RESPONDING TO OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://phys.org/news/2014-06-marine-life-ocean-acidification.html



Bloomberg, May 02, 2014

-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE BEAT HISTORIC LEVEL EVERY DAY LAST MONTH. “We’re running out of time, but not solutions,” Ed Chen, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said... “The next big step is to limit, for the first time, carbon pollution being spewed by our power plants.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/carbon-dioxide-exceeds-historic-threshold-through-april.html

 

Outreach - International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION MAY INCREASE BY 170 PERCENT THIS CENTURY http://www.stakeholderforum.org/sf/outreach/index.php/previous-editions/cop-19/199-cop19-day10-water-and-oceans/11637-ocean-acidification-may-increase-by-170-per-cent-this-century

 

 - ▶  OCEANS WILL NOT SURVIVE "BUSINESS AS USUAL" http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/03/oceans-will-not-survive-lsquobusiness-as-usualrsquo/

 

                                    THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

              AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                        http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


 PBS Newshour, December 05, 2012

 - ▶  CORAL REEFS AND SHELLFISH BATTLE ACIDIFYING OCEANS  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/climate-change/july-dec12/acidification_12-05.html

 

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/


Wildlife Extra News -

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE STOPS REEF FISH DETECTING PREDATORS. Coral reef fish have been proved to lose their sense of predators as a result of too much CO2 in the water. Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is absorbed into ocean waters, where it dissolves and lowers the pH of the water. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/reef-fish-climate-change-478.html#cr


Ocean Conservancy, May 23, 2014
-▶ HOW MEMBERS OF U.S. CONGRESS ARE TAKING ACTION ON OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/05/23/how-members-of-congress-are-taking-action-on-ocean-acidification/

 
                                               SEA CHANGE

                                          The Seattle Times

             CAN SEA LIFE ADAPT TO SOURING, ACIDIFYING  OCEANS? http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/nov/2/can-sea-life-adapt/?cmpid=newscred

 

Inter Press Service, October 15, 2013
-▶ NO SAFE HAVENS IN INCREASINGLY ACID OCEANS
Oil, gas and coal are contaminating the world’s oceans from top to bottom, threatening the lives of more than 800 million people, a new study warns http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/10/no-safe-havens-in-increasingly-acid-oceans/


May 7, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶ ACIDIFICATION: THE LATEST UNKNOWN FOR STRESSED ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://planetark.org/wen/68601


Summit County, November 14, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE: OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL HAVE HUGE COSTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/14/61627/


September 13, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice

-▶ RESEARCHERS REPORT STARTLING RATE OF ACIDIFICATION IN PARTS OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/13/climate-researchers-report-startling-rate-of-acidification-in-parts-of-the-arctic-ocean/

 

July 2, 2013 Montreal Gazette

-▶ UNPRECEDENTED OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM GREENHOUSE GASES PUTTING CANADIAN WATERS AT RISK: REPORT http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/environment/Unprecedented%20ocean%20acidification%20from/8607447/story.html

 

 May 7, 2013 Mother Jones

-▶ 10 KEY FINDINGS FROM A RAPIDLY ACIDIFYING ARCTIC OCEAN http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/05/arctic-ocean-rapidly-getting-more-acidic

 

May 23, 2013 New York Times

-▶ OYSTER SHELLS ARE AN ANTACID TO THE OCEANS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/science/oyster-shells-are-an-antacid-to-the-oceans.html?_r=0

 

June 17, 2013 Grist
-▶ OYSTER HATCHERIES PUT HEARTBURN MEDS IN THE WATER TO FIGHT OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://grist.org/list/oyster-hatcheries-put-heartburn-meds-in-the-water-to-fight-ocean-acidification/

 

 

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                                      GREENLAND'S MELTING

    CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN

                                            http://sco.lt/8bjv73


               CLIMATE CHANGE: CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER 

               THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM

                                           http://sco.lt/8eWiUz

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


Climate Progress, March 2, 2014

-▶ THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS TURNING SOUR MUCH FASTER THAN EXPECTED, STUDY SHOWS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/28/3420290/ocean-acidifying-quickly/

 

BBC News - March 26, 2014
-▶ HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL ACIDIFY THE OCEANS Off the remote eastern tip of Papua New Guinea a natural phenomenon offers an alarming glimpse into the future of the oceans, as increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere make sea water more acidic. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26746039


 -▶ 'WE ARE FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL," PACIFIC ISLAND LEADER WARNS:  Atolls are at risk of becoming uninhabitable as sea levels rise, Marshall islands president will tell summit... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/01/pacific-islands-climate-change

 

April 26, 2013 Terra Daily

-▶ RISING SEAS WASHING AWAY PACIFIC LEADER'S HOME ISLAND Rising seas washing away Pacific leader's home island http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Rising_seas_washing_away_Pacific_leaders_home_island_999.html

 

June 24, 2013 Nation of Change
-▶ SCIENTIST: 'MIAMI, AS WE KNOW IT TODAY, IS DOOMED.  IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF IF, IT'S A QUESTION OF WHEN http://www.nationofchange.org/scientist-miami-we-know-it-today-doomed-it-s-not-question-if-it-s-question-when-1372079135

 

 

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                         CLIMATE CHANGE, CARBON, C02

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            OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE BOMB. 

            THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                          http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


                       COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                          http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


                          PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

      FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


 

-▶ ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS, OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE  http://sco.lt/6SoeAL


 -▶ HIGH MERCURY LEVELS IN ANTARCTIC WATERS SEA 4x MORE THAN...http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/961166086/high-mercury-levels-in-antarctic-waters-sea-4x-more-than

 

                                                        WATCH 

                                      "MERCURY RISING" Short Film

                                      Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                              http://sco.lt/6nrixF

 


 Understanding the UN Climate Science Reports, May 2014
 - ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS FOR FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/Resources/Climate-and-Energy/Climate-Change-Implications-for-Fisheries-and-Aquaculture.aspx


April 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography
-▶ WHAT DOES 400 ppm LOOK LIKE?  THE KEELING CURVE  http://keelingcurve.ucsd.edu/what-does-this-number-mean/


                                             DEEP SEA MINING

'GOLD RUSH' MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5



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


 -▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEAN: IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz


 -▶ WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE FOR 75 YEARS http://grist.org/news/we-have-known-about-climate-change-for-75-years/

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                                 SEA CHANGE:

               THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                         http://sco.lt/51LeCn


                                                          VIDEO:

                                TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                        CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE?

                                               http://sco.lt/6iy6ID

 

                                        VERY IMPORTANT WATCH

                                              "PLANET OCEAN"

                      An Amazing Film, Great Cinemaphotography

                                           by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                              http://sco.lt/9FB89B

 

-▶ -▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT": UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE - NEW IPCC REPORT  http://sco.lt/6heNd3

 

 

                                              POWERFUL WATCH

                                            USA State Department

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 April 2013 398.25ppm

-▶ -▶ EARTH'S CO2 HOME PAGE http://co2now.org/

 

 

-▶ -▶ THE VIBRANT OCEANS INITIATIVE:  BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES INVEST $53 MILLION IN OCEAN RESTORATION http://sco.lt/6VBiL3

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, February 20, 2014 7:13 AM

It is well known that CO2 warms the planet, but less well-known that it also makes the alkaline seas more acidic when it is absorbed from the air

 

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/

 

Jose's curator insight, March 20, 2014 12:22 PM

When reading this article i find it amazing what is going on around the world. Places like Antarctica are changing dramatically in ways people are not in control of. What used to be an icy and colder places is now deteriorating and melting. I find it scary in a way because what else is going to change as the years go by. What are the next generation of people going to be apart of or get to witnesses now that many places and things are coming closer to be extinct. 

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, April 14, 2014 1:57 PM

our ocean needs LOVE 

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We Love You, Manatees - Dying in Record Numbers

We Love You, Manatees - Dying in Record Numbers | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

                                                    MANATEES

                            National Geographic, April 2013 Issue

Weighing up to 1,200 pounds or more, the West Indian manatee looks something like a chubby dolphin or small whale, though it’s related to neither. (In fact, manatees share a common ancestor with elephants.) Manatees lack the blubber layer that allows whales to tolerate cold; in water below 68°F, they begin to weaken and die. The subspecies found in the United States is the Florida manatee, which disperses into coastal areas of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico; in winter, when sea temperatures drop, they congregate inland at natural springs and other sources of warmth, including power plant discharge pipes.... http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/manatees/white-text


Summit County Citizens Voice, April 13, 2015
WATCHDOG GROUP SAYS MANATEE HARASSMENT 'OUT OF CONTROL' http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/13/watchdog-group-says-manatee-harassment-out-of-control/


                                      -- WATCH TIMELAPSE VIDEO --

                                           Treehugger, October 1, 2013
FLORIDA'S MANATEES LOVED TO DEATH IN CONFINED QUARTERS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/floridas-manatees-loved-death-timelapse-video.html


TreeHugger, March 11, 2012
MANATEES HAVE A HARD ROAD AHEAD: MULTIPLE SPECIES OF SEA COWS ONCE ROAMED WORLD'S WATERS http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/scientists-prove-that-multiple-species-of-sea-cows-once-roamed-the-worlds-water.html


Grist, February 24, 2015
19 MANATEES AVOID GARBAGE OCEAN, HANG OUT IN ACTUAL SEWER http://grist.org/living/19-manatees-avoid-garbage-ocean-hang-out-in-actual-sewer/


Treehugger, October 31, 2013
FLORIDA MANATEES DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS, 769 DEAD IN 2013 http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/florida-manatees-dying-algae-bloom.html


Summit Voice, January 10, 2014
FLORIDA MANATEE DEATHS SPIKE TO RECORD HIGH IN 2013 http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/01/10/florida-manatee-deaths-spik-to-record-high-in-2013/


Mongabay, December 12, 2014
NEITHER SLOW NOR STUPID, MANATEE ARE KILLED BY BOATS BECAUSE THEY CAN'T HEAR THEM http://news.mongabay.com/2008/1212-hance_manatees.html

 

 July 17, 2013 Care2
MANATEES ARE DYING WITH SUSPICIOUS SEAWEED IN THEIR MOUTHS http://www.care2.com/causes/manatees-are-dying-with-suspicious-seaweed-in-their-mouths.html


 August 02, 2013 Huffington Post Miami
20 FABULOUS PHOTOS OF MANATEES DOING MANATEE THINGS AND BEING VERY CUTE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/01/manatee-photos-manatees_n_3678051.html


                                                          VIDEO
                                        OnEarth, February 07, 2015
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN 300 MANATEES THROW A RAGER. 

http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/aint-no-party-manatee-party

 

July 18, 2013 Smithsonian
WHAT'S KILLING FLORIDA'S MANATEES THIS TIME? http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/07/whats-killing-floridas-manatees-this-time/


MANATEES ARE DYING OFF, AND FLORIDA IS DETERMINED TO SPEED IT UP http://gawker.com/manatees-are-dying-off-and-florida-is-determined-to-sp-489114098

 

 The Dodo, May 06, 2014

FIVE REASONS WHY WE ABSOLUTELY NEED TO SAVE FLORIDA'S MANATEES http://ow.ly/wBKwR

 

Guardian Environment, January 15, 2014
WHERE HAVE ALL FLORIDA'S SEA COWS GONE? More manatees died last year in Florida than ever before recorded but scientists are still unsure what's killing them http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/15/where-florida-sea-cows-gone-manatees


March 18, 2013 Environmental Magazine

RED TIDE KILLING MANATEES. A record 276 manatee deaths were caused by a toxic red tide bloom in the Gulf of Mexico. There were also the unexplained deaths of more than 100 manatees on Florida’s east coast, where pollution and algae blooms have plagued a vital lagoon ecosystem.

http://www.emagazine.com/daily-news/red-tide-killing-manatees/


                                                       PHOTOS
                              Oceana's Blog , November 18, 2013
                        HAPPY MANATEE AWARENESS MONTH!

http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/11/photos-happy-manatee-awareness-month


Guardian Environment, August 29, 2014
▶ SHOWDOWN OVER WHETHER MANATEES SHOULD RETAIN THEIR MOST PROTECTIVE CLASSIFICATION. An ongoing fight with a group of boaters, businesses and conservatives over whether the manatee should retain its 1967 federal listing as an endangered species, the most protective classification. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/29/manatees-florida-endangeres-species-review


Scientific American, July 02, 2014

MANATEES COULD BE BUMPED FROM ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST, EVEN AS RECORD NUMBERS DIE.  Under pressure from boating activists and libertarians http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/manatee-could-be-bumped-from-endangered-species-list/



ORPHANED BABY MANATEE RESCUED IN THE AMAZON http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/orphaned-baby-manatee-rescued-amazon.html


Tampa Bay Times, November 17, 2013

MANATEES THAT SURVIVE RED TIDE MAY SUFFER IMMUNE PROBLEMS http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/manatees-that-survive-red-tide-may-suffer-immune-problems/2152910


October 2, 2012 Science Daily
MANATEES REFLECT QUALITY OF HEALTH IN MARINE ECOSYSTEMS, LONG-TERM STUDY FINDS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121002145450.htm

 


March 11, 2012 Treehugger

SCIENTISTS PROVE THAT MULTIPLE SPECIES OF SEA COW ONCE ROAMED WORLD WATERS http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/scientists-prove-that-multiple-species-of-sea-cows-once-roamed-the-worlds-water.html


Earth Justice, July 31, 2014
▶ MILITARY AIRSTRIP IN OKINAWA COULD MEAN DEATH OF DUGONGS American and Japanese conservation groups represented by Earthjustice are suing to halt the construction of a U.S. military airstrip in Japan that would destroy some of the last remaining habitat for endangered Okinawa dugongs. Related to manatees, these gentle marine mammals are ancient cultural icons for the Okinawan people. http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2014/lawsuit-seeks-to-halt-construction-of-u-s-military-airstrip-in-japan-that-would-destroy-habitat-of-endangered?utm_source=crm&utm_content=title


Mongabay, December 3, 2013
WHERE HAVE ALL THE DUGONGS GONE? http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1203-dasgupta-dugong-loss.html


January 5, 2013 Terradaily
MARINE MAMMALS INCREASINGLY SHOWING UP ON WORLD DINNER PLATES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dolphins_showing_up_on_world_dinner_plates_999.html


RESTORING THE UNDERWATER JUNGLES: SEAGRASS http://sco.lt/7CLvpB


 ▶ THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/7uzkCf




 ▶ STATE OF THE WAR ON DOLPHINS: DOLPHINS AND TURTLES DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS http://sco.lt/6zNUGX


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


 

                                                        WATCH

                                                 SEA CHANGE

                    THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                          http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

 

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