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Culture Collapse Disorder: The loss & destruction of home (places & planet) due to human impact and our modern consumer mindset
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Why Warming Oceans Could Mean Dwindling Fish | TIME.com

Why Warming Oceans Could Mean Dwindling Fish | TIME.com | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
Scientists knew that climate change would eventually impact fisheries, but new research indicates that warming water is already affecting the kind of fish that end up on your dinner table.

 

It’s easy to forget that global warming doesn’t just refer to the rising temperature of the air. Climate change is having an enormous, if less well understood, impact on the oceans, which already absorb far more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere. Like so much of what goes on in the vast depths that cover more than two-thirds of our planet’s surface, the effect of climate change on the oceans remains a black box—albeit one that scientists are working to illuminate.

 

Here’s one way: fisheries. Wild fish remain a major source of protein for humanity—as well as a major source of reality TV shows—and for some coastal communities, fish mean even more. Scientists aren’t clear about what climate change, including the warming of the oceans, will have on wild fisheries...


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170 cases of mass die-offs—some inexplicable—of birds, fish, and animals in 43 countries since the beginning of 2013

170 cases of mass die-offs—some inexplicable—of birds, fish, and animals in 43 countries since the beginning of 2013 | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

4th April 2013 – Hundreds of Sea Birds wash up dead on Kirkcaldy beach in Scotland. Link

3rd April 2013 – Thousands more Starfish wash ashore dead in Cleethorpes, England. Link

3rd April 2013 – Thousands of Fish wash up dead on Lake Erie shores in Buffalo, America. Link

3rd April 2013 – 17+ Dolphins and several Penguins wash ashore dead in Adelaide, Australia. Link

3rd April 2013 – Hundreds of dead Fish found floating along Rock River in Illinois, America. Link

3rd April 2013 – Tens of thousands of farm animals have died from snowfall in Wales & England. Link

3rd April 2013 – Hundreds of Sea Birds wash up dead on North East coast in England. Link

2nd April 2013 – 60 Turtles found dead in a creek in Sarina, Australia. Link

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Remember the BP Oil Spill? Malformed Fish Do

You’ve heard of the canary in the coalmine. Well, a species called the Gulf killifish might be the fish in the oil well. Three years ago, the blowout at BP's Macondo well spewed more than 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Despite attempts to recover it, much of that oil made it into sediments. And new tests show that such oiled sediments are bad for Gulf fish. The research is in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

 

When a consortium of researchers ran those tests, they found multiple negative effects. The oiled sediments were associated with delayed hatching of embryos, smaller newborns and heart defects. And fewer of the eggs hatched at all... (click title for more)

 

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Thousands of Fish Die in Rio’s Lagoa: Daily

Thousands of Fish Die in Rio’s Lagoa: Daily | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents around the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio have had their usually picturesque surroundings spoiled this week as low oxygen levels in the water, caused thousands of fish to suffocate and float to the surface.

 

The usually scenic surroundings at Lagoa were ruined this week by thousands of dead fish, image recreation.

In response, Rio’s waste disposal company Comlurb employed 180 employees working alongside four boats in order to clear up the dead fish that started appearing on Tuesday morning. Since then they have collected more than 65 tones of fish, crabs and shrimp.

While concerns arose that Lagoa’s occasionallypolluted water was the source of the problem, the secretariat of the environment was quick to point to less sinister reasons, attributing the strange scene to recent storms and heavy... (Click title to continue)

 

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