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China’s Trade in Totoaba Fish Bladders Sending Porpoises to Extinction

China’s Trade in Totoaba Fish Bladders Sending Porpoises to Extinction | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We recently shared with you the tragic story of the Totaba – a highly endangered fish in the Sea Of Cortez on the brink of extinction due, in part, to ...
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Anne-Mathilde BROCHARD's curator insight, June 23, 3:55 AM

Une autre espèce de cétacé qui menace de s'éteindre prochainement : le marsouin vaquita...(endémique du golfe de Californie, près du Mexique)tout ça à cause d'asiatiques qui paieraient n'importe quel prix pour pouvoir mettre des vessies natatoires de marsouin dans leur soupe.

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The world’s most painful insect sting

The world’s most painful insect sting | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Many insects have stings that hurt us, but one scientist has made it his mission to become a connoisseur of them all
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Become a Member to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting | Oceana

Become a Member to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting | Oceana | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Become an Oceana member by donating $10 or more now to help reach our $70,000 stop seismic summer campaign goal before midnight, June 30 >>
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EPA Selects Three Universities to Help Find New Uses for Toxics Data

EPA Selects Three Universities to Help Find New Uses for Toxics Data | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches
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Pneumonia suspected in young dolphin's death at SeaWorld

Pneumonia suspected in young dolphin's death at SeaWorld | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An 8-year-old bottlenose dolphin has mysteriously died at SeaWorld Orlando .
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Web detectives fight illegal poachers

Web detectives fight illegal poachers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists use Internet reports to map the countries with the most illegal wildlife trade.
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What Bottled Water Costs the Environment—and Your Health

What Bottled Water Costs the Environment—and Your Health | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Billions of bottles are added to the world’s growing plastic pollution problem each year.
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Climate change has left US exposed in Arctic, say military experts

Climate change has left US exposed in Arctic, say military experts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
High-ranking former military commanders and security advisors echo Barack Obama’s warning that global warming is jeopardising US national security
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Palau burns Vietnamese boats caught fishing illegally

Palau burns Vietnamese boats caught fishing illegally | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
TOKYO (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of Palau, fighting a rising tide of illegal fishing in its waters, has set fire to four boats belonging to Vietnamese caught poaching sea cucumbers and other marine life in its waters.
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Scuba Tip: Preventing Blisters on Your Feet and Ankles When Scuba Diving

Scuba Tip: Preventing Blisters on Your Feet and Ankles When Scuba Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I get some strange looks when I unpack my gear bag. I pull out my regulators, my fins, my wetsuit, and two rather disgusting white athletic socks. The have turned grayish, and they don't smell too ...
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Divers Plant Staghorn Coral in Florida Keys

Divers Plant Staghorn Coral in Florida Keys | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Divers have planted 1,600 staghorn corals in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to mark World Oceans Day.
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Anne-Mathilde BROCHARD's curator insight, June 12, 3:01 AM

Plantation de ramures de coraux (cultivées sur des tubes en PVC) en Floride à l'occasion de la journée mondiale des océans. Enfin du concret !

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Renewable power will overtake coal if pledges kept

Renewable power will overtake coal if pledges kept | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Renewables will become the world's top source of electricity if pledges for a global climate change deal are met, the Financial Times reports.
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Despite Growing Fears, Sharks Are Integral To Coastal Ecosystem

Despite Growing Fears, Sharks Are Integral To Coastal Ecosystem | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Recent events have led to an interest in the 50 shark species that call our coast home. This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with Assistant
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Pop quiz: how do you disentangle a 40-ton whale from a tangle of fishing gear?

Pop quiz: how do you disentangle a 40-ton whale from a tangle of fishing gear? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A highly invasive species, lionfish prey on native species, quickly destroying biodiversity and threatening ecosystems. Since they have a high breeding rate and are not subject to any predators themselves, they thrive and multiply. Florida Keys and Flower Garden Banks national marine sanctuaries have become home to the lionfish, and there have been sightings at Gray's Reef and Monitor as well. Dr. Michelle Johnston, ONMS project coordinator at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, has spent years concerned with what the future holds for both lionfish and sanctuaries.
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Handle with humor: why we want you to laugh about climate change

Handle with humor: why we want you to laugh about climate change | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Is the topic of climate change too hot for people to handle? Maybe we need to throw some humor into the mix
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Ex-SeaWorld Trainer Reveals Troubling Truth About Breeding Orcas

Ex-SeaWorld Trainer Reveals Troubling Truth About Breeding Orcas | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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Anne-Mathilde BROCHARD's curator insight, June 20, 6:26 AM

Fuyons les Sea-World et autres delphinariums ! La captivité (quelle que soit la taille de l'enclos/ de l'aquarium) ne remplacera jamais les grands espaces des océans, elle empêche aux orques d'avoir une vie sociale (chasse en groupe, vie auprès des petits,...), réduit considérablement leur durée de vie, et entraîne chez eux du stress, de l'ennui (ils s'usent les dents sur les barrières de métal pour "s'occuper" = infections) et des maladies. Les Sea-World sont un juteux business et le prétexte "éducation du public et conservation des orques" est un leurre.

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ScubaDiverTag

ScubaDiverTag | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Don't get left behind! Scuba diving is a very popular hobby and recreational sport. Many choose this sport over others because it allows them to see the beauty of the world under the sea with teemi...
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Surprised?

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SURPRISED? Most of us think of sharks as dangerous predators that threaten human lives whenever we step foot in the ocean, but this excellent infographic by Cur...iosity.com puts that myth into perspective.

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California Coastal Commission Votes Unanimously for Year-Round Protection of La Jolla Seals - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

California Coastal Commission Votes Unanimously for Year-Round Protection of La Jolla Seals - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Coastal Commission has voted unanimously to protect the seals on Casa Beach from human interference
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Who's Monitoring Deep-Sea Mining?

Who's Monitoring Deep-Sea Mining? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Due to a lack of suitable technology, there's been a lack of activity in deep-sea mining since HMS Challenger first discovered seabed minerals in 1873. But huge investment in emerging technologies is likely to make commercial mining a reality within a few years.
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To Save the Whales, You Must First Save the Sardines

To Save the Whales, You Must First Save the Sardines | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We need to ensure that we consider the needs of predators in the ecosystem rather than taking the myopic view that we're doing okay as long as populations aren't crashing.
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Blue Planet Society: Are we winning the battle to save sea turtles?

Blue Planet Society: Are we winning the battle to save sea turtles? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

We have come a long way since early conservationists started with many beleaguered nesting sea turtle populations in the middle to the late part of the 20th Century. Nesting turtles are now protected in many countries around the world, there are now very few large legal harvests, and many populations, such as the one we study in Ascension Island have begun to recover incredibly well.

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