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Do lobsters and other invertebrates feel pain?

Do lobsters and other invertebrates feel pain? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
New research offers some answers on how much pain, if any, invertebrates can experience.
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Another Major City Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

Another Major City Bans Plastic Shopping Bags | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Chicago has become the latest U.S. city to approve a ban on plastic shopping bags.

The City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a partial plastic bag ban in Chicago on Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. The proposal was backed by Mayor R...
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Thumbs up---wish other cities would ban them as well!

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, May 2, 2014 8:08 AM

Plastic bags will become a thing of the past very soon; it can be done and more governments are showing the courage to take a stand.

CEC Houston's curator insight, September 3, 2014 5:32 PM

California, Chicago.... While Texas contemplates the legality of bag fees. Which city in the Houston region will be the first? Houston, Pasadena, Pearland, Sugar Land, Baytown, League City?

Maria Loughran's curator insight, May 18, 6:05 PM

Needs to be nation-wide.

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BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement in Gulf spill

BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement in Gulf spill | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oil giant BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion to the federal government and five Gulf Coast states under a record environmental settlement to cover claims from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, the Justice Department announced Thursday.The landmark deal, which still must be approved by a judge, would resolve civil claims linked to the damage from...
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Japan Aims to Resume Antarctic Whaling Later This Year

Japan Aims to Resume Antarctic Whaling Later This Year | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Japan says it plans to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic later this year, even though the International Whaling Commission says Tokyo hasn't proven that the mammals need to be killed for research. The IWC's Scientific Committee said in a report Friday that it wasn't able to determine...
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Shark ‘selfies’ are the new dumb internet trend | human-impact | Earth Touch News

Shark ‘selfies’ are the new dumb internet trend | human-impact | Earth Touch News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new week is upon us, and that means a new dumb internet trend has spawned: the rise of the "shark selfie".
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Diving with the Cool Kids: Aboard the Sun Dancer II in Belize

Diving with the Cool Kids: Aboard the Sun Dancer II in Belize | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Our all-inclusive dive menu doesn’t start with the famous Blue Hole, but rather with the obscurely named Site Y. My boyfriend and I are stoked as we learn from the dive briefing that the wall start...
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Acoustic survey tracks whale population trends along the coast of Southern California

Acoustic survey tracks whale population trends along the coast of Southern California | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Blue whale numbers holding steady; fin whales increasing Staff Report FRISCO — A new acoustic survey in Southern California coastal waters is helping researchers track whale populations. The data a...
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Shark populations in decline

Shark populations in decline | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
By the late 1980s, shark populations around the globe were in decline. George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research, said as the
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Largest algae bloom ever seen is turning California seafood toxic

Largest algae bloom ever seen is turning California seafood toxic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Massive blooms of Pseudo-nitzschia, a type of single-celled algae, have been seen off the California coast. It can produce the neurotoxin domoic acid under certain conditions.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, Today, 1:55 AM
Coastal / Marine Environmental change
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The man who keeps finding new species of shark - BBC News

The man who keeps finding new species of shark - BBC News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dave Ebert has dedicated his life to identifying every species of shark - and has found they can turn up in the most unlikely of places.
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14 Reasons Why We Must Never Drill in the Arctic

14 Reasons Why We Must Never Drill in the Arctic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, putting tremendous strain on its wildlife and people. There is currently no offshore oil
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How involved is Australia in the Global Shark Fin Trade?

How involved is Australia in the Global Shark Fin Trade? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Queensland recreational fisherman has been fined $7,750 after being caught with 3,206 shark fins suspected of being destined for the black market.
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Anne-Mathilde BROCHARD's curator insight, June 25, 6:56 PM

D'après l'UICN, environ 1/3 des requins des grands espaces océaniques sont menacés d'extinction. Une des causes : le commerce illégal d' ailerons de requins, vendus très chers pour faire de la soupe d'ailerons en Chine.

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The Incredible Female Sea-Divers who swim 65ft to the ocean floor

The Incredible Female Sea-Divers who swim 65ft to the ocean floor | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Haenyeo are female eco-divers who are main providers for their families in South Korea  If the current rate of decline continues, the Haenyeo are at risk from dying out completely within the ne...
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Scientists Discover New Coral Species That Lives 4000 Years - Clapway

Scientists Discover New Coral Species That Lives 4000 Years - Clapway | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Recently, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural have discovered a new coral species in Hawaii. The species is a milestone discovery for one remarkable reason. Like with its ground-bas
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Eli Roth Wants to Change the Way You See Sharks

Eli Roth Wants to Change the Way You See Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Two days diving in the Bahamas with the master of horror and new Shark Week 'After Dark' host, who's about to have a 'Jaws' moment of his own.
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Adidas Knit These Sneakers Entirely From Ocean Plastic Trash

Adidas Knit These Sneakers Entirely From Ocean Plastic Trash | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The shoe company is letting you help get plastic out of the oceanwith your feet.
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UnderwaterTimes.com | More People In Florida Sickened By Ciguatera Toxin In Tropical Reef Fish Than Previously Reported

Public health records may significantly underestimate the number of people in Florida who are sickened by a rare, dangerous food-borne toxin carried by popular sport fish, including barracuda, grouper, and amberjack, according to a new study published online today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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Fish are getting harder to find and soon will be affordable only by the wealthy

Fish are getting harder to find and soon will be affordable only by the wealthy | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fleets travel widely to find seafood.
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Volunteer | Manta Trust

Volunteer | Manta Trust | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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CLERC Watches's curator insight, June 29, 11:35 AM

Give back to the Mantas this summer?

Anne-Mathilde BROCHARD's curator insight, June 30, 4:30 AM

Waouh ! Beau programme...

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“Washed Up” gathers ocean pollution to create environmental art

“Washed Up” gathers ocean pollution to create environmental art | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Alejandro Durán collects garbage from the shores of Mexico’s largest nature reserve to make art with a message from the ocean.
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Anti-whaling ship heads to Faroe to disrupt mass killing

Anti-whaling ship heads to Faroe to disrupt mass killing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The anti-whalehunting vessel Sam Simon, which arrived in Lerwick yesterday, is today en route to Faroe with the aim of disrupting the annual mass killing of more than 1,000 whales.
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Despite Criticism, Half of Japan's Captured Dolphins Sold

Despite Criticism, Half of Japan's Captured Dolphins Sold | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Despite these exposes and instant backlash toward the marine mammal trade and using these animals as entertainment, half the dolphins caught in Taiji, Japan have been sold.
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Tell GrubHub to Take Shark Fins Off the Menu! | Oceana

Tell GrubHub to Take Shark Fins Off the Menu! | Oceana | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sign our petition to tell GrubHub to get shark fin off the menu now.
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Taking on the Marine Conservation Society’s Plastic Challenge

Taking on the Marine Conservation Society’s Plastic Challenge | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In their latest blog for Scubaverse Nick & Caroline Robertson Brown find out how hard it is to give up plastic as they take on the MCS Plastic Challenge.
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Humpback Whales Are Starving, and Climate Change Is to Blame

Humpback Whales Are Starving, and Climate Change Is to Blame | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
New research shows that more of the marine mammals are dying as their main food source in the Antarctic dwindles.
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Tide Turning on Plastic Microbeads in Toiletries

Tide Turning on Plastic Microbeads in Toiletries | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There are signs that the era where plastic microbeads from personal care products pollute bodies of water and aquatic food chains worldwide might be drawing to a close. Microbeads are miniscule sph...
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