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Has Fish Had Its Chips? ~ Pls Sign petition to make sure your #Tax goes towards #Conservation & NOT #OverFishing

http://avaaz.org/EUfish PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!!!!! JOIN US in the campaign to reform European fisheries subsidies. CONTACT MARINET: Stephen Eades stephen.... (Want to still enjoy fish and chips in 30 years?
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#Unprecedented #hole is growing in #Arctic #seaice - Fairfax Climate Watch

#Unprecedented #hole is growing in #Arctic #seaice - Fairfax Climate Watch | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The alarming loss of sea ice which has grown worse each summer over the past several decades, has taken a sharp turn for the worse: this year the loss is right in the middle, the most resilient part of the ice cover.

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Expansion planned for #China’s top fishing regions - SeafoodSource.com

Expansion planned for #China’s top fishing regions - SeafoodSource.com | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Bullish expansion in China’s third-largest seafood producing region means more overseas fishing and an expansion of local brands for the domestic market.
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27 June, 2013 - Bullish expansion in China’s third-largest seafood producing region means more overseas fishing and an expansion of local brands for the domestic market. That’s the vision of the government in Fujian province, which recently brought together the region’s universities, maritime authorities and seafood industry representatives in a bid to establish “10 seafood superbrands from Fujian.”

 

Pledging grants and the support of the local (largely state-controlled) media, the Communist Party officials encouraged companies to cooperate in creating brands that can compete in a growing domestic market.

 

China has put much emphasis in recent years on increasing trade with Africa and Latin America, largely by government-to-government agreements and with the help of preferential loans to developing countries in return for access to local markets. Likewise fisheries here have turned to overseas waters for fish to feed growing domestic demand. Fujian has 24 companies operating 277 vessels on the high seas and has 209 vessels currently  under construction.

                                             Exploitation !!!

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#Whale 'waving' at #tourists exposed to 4.5m Facebook users

#Whale 'waving' at #tourists exposed to 4.5m Facebook users | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
WITH just a click of a button the Fraser Coast has been exposed to more than 4.5 million people across the globe.

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#Jellyfish #damage #Spanish fish population, no #predator

Overfishing in the Mediterranean led to increase in jellyfish numbers that damages fish population. The suggestion is that they could end up on your plate, r...
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Brain-eating #amoebas thrive in #US #lakes as #globalWarming heats waterways

Brain-eating #amoebas thrive in #US #lakes as #globalWarming heats waterways | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

known to doctors and scientists as Naegleria fowleri, or N. fowleri — aren’t believed to kill often. In the US, researchers estimate that between three and eight people die from N. fowleri disease, commonly referred to as PAM (primary amebic meningoencephalitis) each year. But that might not be the case for long. In recent years, N. fowleri has popped up in unexpected locations, which some experts suggest is a sign that warmer waters — caused by brutal summer heat waves and rising temperatures across the country — are catalyzing their spread.


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These "brain-eating amoebas" — known to doctors and scientists as Naegleria fowleri, or N. fowleri — aren’t believed to kill often. In the US, researchers estimate that between three and eight people die from N. fowleri disease, commonly referred to as PAM (primary amebic meningoencephalitis) each year.


But that might not be the case for long. In recent years, N. fowleri has popped up in unexpected locations, which some experts suggest is a sign that warmer waters — caused by brutal summer heat waves and rising temperatures across the country — are catalyzing their spread.

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Is #Arctic #Permafrost the "Sleeping Giant" of Climate Change? Pls open my blog below...

Is #Arctic #Permafrost the "Sleeping Giant" of Climate Change? Pls open my blog below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Times they Are a Changing::: http://binnie-fragilelife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/times-they-are-changing.html

 

 

 

  << I put this together last year. By me @Lynnibinny

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Not #Endangered: Feds #Decline To Protect U.S. West Coast Great White #Shark ~ fewer than 350 adults...

Not #Endangered: Feds #Decline To Protect U.S. West Coast Great White #Shark ~ fewer than 350 adults... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) today declined to protect great white sharks off the coast of California under the Endangered Species Act
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) today declined to protect great white sharks off the coast of California under the Endangered Species Act.

 

Although peer-reviewed scientific population estimates at the two primary white shark aggregation sites indicate fewer than 350 adults and sub-adults, the agency denied protections to the sharks.

 

This decision follows a NMFS finding that this white shark population meets the criteria to qualify as a distinct population segment under the Act, which allows the species or subspecies to be considered for listing.Conservation groups are alarmed by the decision not to afford the sharks the protected status that they clearly deserve and need to survive.

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It all leads to the #Ocean 30secs Vid. Be part of #Solution not #Pollution

Note: This video only has music. There are no captions. The waste we see at the local level eventually ends up in our oceans. Pollution at home has enormous ... (Where does waste and pollution go? Think about it and help save our oceans.
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Giant hydroid found in Irish #deepSea #expedition - Irish Times

Giant hydroid found in Irish #deepSea #expedition - Irish Times | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Giant hydroid found in Irish deep-sea expedition
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A rare giant hydroid, a deepwater rough shark and 200-year-old clams and oysters are among specimens collected by a research team during a deep-sea biodiversity voyage west of Ireland.

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#NatureGalleries: "No where to land" ! ~ #Wildlife #habitat loss

#NatureGalleries:  "No where to land" !  ~ #Wildlife #habitat loss | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

 #bear #wildlife #nature #animals http://t.co/wawHYNxU0O

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This dash for #shalegas should be Plan Z, not Plan A - The Independent by: Tony Juniper ~ EveryOne's wellbeing at risk!

This dash for #shalegas should be Plan Z, not Plan A - The Independent by: Tony Juniper ~ EveryOne's wellbeing at risk! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Independent This dash for shale gas should be Plan Z, not Plan A The Independent What the renewables companies have not had to contend with, however, and which is set to be the main source of strategic opposition to the development of shale gas...
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While headlines warning of earthquakes are likely to be overstated, worries about contamination of groundwater are a real risk, as has been demonstrated from shale gas development in the US.

 

And given the high demand for water in the fracking process, there could be tensions over the allocation of this critical resource during future drought periods.

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#Protect #MantaRays from #Overfishing ~ Pls sign & Zero proof that this archaic practice works!

#Protect #MantaRays from #Overfishing ~ Pls sign & Zero proof that this archaic practice works! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Demand for manta ray gills has risen drastically in the last seven years. Now, manta ray populations are at serious risk of soon becoming extinct if measures are not taken to protect these gentle creatures.
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Rising popularity in the Asian medicine market for manta ray gill rakers — the animal’s internal feathery structures that it uses to strain plankton for food — is driving fishermen to kill mantas at alarming rates.


According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, manta ray catch has nearly quadrupled in the last seven years.


These beautiful creatures have roamed the oceans for 150 million years, but the gruesome and cruel practice of taking the mantas’ gill rakers is now threatening them with extinction.

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Losing Nemo - the official site @theblackfishorg ~ #Overfishing to a #StarvingOcean

Losing Nemo - the official site @theblackfishorg ~ #Overfishing to a #StarvingOcean | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Far away from our daily lives, a disaster is unfolding in silence.. Just released: the new animation film Losing Nemo, by The Black Fish. Watch, share and get involved! (The Black Fish releases new animation on overfishing.
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#Seaweed #biofuels: a green alternative that might just save the planet

#Seaweed #biofuels: a green alternative that might just save the planet | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Producing biofuels in the sea removes at a stroke many of the serious problems with conventional biofuels (Seaweed biofuels: a green alternative that might just save the planet #nature #wildlife http://t.co/5PN1jKc4nx)...
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Male #Dolphins form #lifelong alliances for #mating purposes

Male #Dolphins form #lifelong alliances for #mating purposes | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
In new research by Dr. Quincy Gibson, assistant professor of Coastal Behavioral Biology from the University of North Florida, dolphins work together to have ac

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#Japan would be a winner if it called a halt to #Whaling

#Japan would be a winner if it called a halt to #Whaling | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Whaling remains a deeply unprofitable activity, one that continues thanks to government subsidies

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Whaling remains a deeply unprofitable activity, one that only continues thanks to generous government subsidies. Industrial whaling in Japan is a post-World War II phenomenon, so claims that it is part of a deep cultural tradition are baseless.


Few livelihoods depend on whaling and nobody will go hungry due to a lack of whale meat. Whaling also gives nations like Japan an image problem on the world stage and creates ill-will at the international political level, as recent tensions between Japan and Australia indicate.


Perhaps this is the right time for the few remaining whaling nations to cut their losses and take advantage of the benefits that come from membership in the non-whaling community...

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/japan-would-be-a-winner-if-it-called-a-halt-to-whaling-20130630-2p58w.html#ixzz2XmNzZx6A

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#MantaRays are worth about $135 million more #alive: research - Times LIVE

#MantaRays are worth about $135 million more #alive: research - Times LIVE | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper. (Manta rays are worth $135 million more alive than dead.

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#Scientists Eye #Whale #Earwax To Study #Contaminants In #Oceans; 'It's Not Easy; It's Very Tedious'

#Scientists Eye #Whale #Earwax To Study #Contaminants In #Oceans; 'It's Not Easy; It's Very Tedious' | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Whale earwax is not a topic that usually comes up on a walk to get coffee, but it did for Baylor U. researchers Dr. Stephen Trumble, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Sascha Usenko, assistant professor of environmental science.

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 ear wax gives a lifetime profile from birth to death, and blubber only gives a snapshot from the last couple months," Trumble said.

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Free #Lolita ~ There are 5 pacific white sided #dolphins in prison in the Orca Bowl with Lolita. 2 are wild caught. last one is a #juvenile born in #captivity


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There are 5 pacific white sided dolphins in prison in the Orca Bowl with Lolita. 2 are wild caught. The last one is a juvenile born in captivity. < via @blog4Cetaceans

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The Nearly Effortless #Flight of the #Albatross ~

The Nearly Effortless #Flight of the #Albatross ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Measuring and modeling the bird’s aerial behavior could inspire new drone designs

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The #Future of the #PacificOcean Hangs in the Balance ~ eXploitation #RedListedSpecies !

The #Future of the #PacificOcean Hangs in the Balance ~ eXploitation #RedListedSpecies ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

SYDNEY, Jun 8 2013 (IPS) - The immense scale of the Pacific Ocean, at 165 million square kilometres, inspires awe and fascination, but for those who inhabit the 22 Pacific island countries and territories, it is the very source of life. Without it, livelihoods and economies would collapse, hunger and ill-health would become endemic and human survival would be threatened.... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/the-future-of-the-pacific-ocean-hangs-in-the-balance/

 

 

 


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Gulf of #Mexico could see record-sized '#deadzone' from #pollution this year ~ More below...

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Raw Story Gulf of Mexico could see record-sized 'dead zone' from pollution this year Raw Story The Gulf of Mexico could see a record-size dead zone this year of oxygen-deprived waters resulting from pollution, US scientists have cautioned based on...
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29.6.13 ~  http://thegreenregister.com/nutrient-pollution-could-cause-record-setting-dead-zone-in-gulf-of-mexico/

 

June 18, 2013  ~  http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130618_deadzone.html

 

 


Less oxygen dissolved in the water is often referred to as a “dead zone” (in red above) because most marine life either dies, or, if they are mobile such as fish, leave the area. Habitats that would normally be teeming with life become, essentially, biological deserts. 

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Click to watch Dead Zone video.

Scientists are expecting a very large “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico and a smaller than average hypoxic level in the Chesapeake Bay this year, based on several NOAA-supported forecast models.

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10 Reasons to Create #Marine #Reserves Around #Antarctica ~ #Pew

10 Reasons to Create #Marine #Reserves Around #Antarctica ~ #Pew | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
In July, two dozen countries and the European Union will determine whether Antarctic waters will be protected or left open to industrial fishing. This compilation of recent findings points to the need to create the largest marine reserves on Earth.

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#Photos of pristine Russian #wildlife by Sergel Gorshkov - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

#Photos of pristine Russian #wildlife by Sergel Gorshkov - Lost At E Minor: For creative people | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
These photos of Wrangel Island by Sergey Gorshkov reveal a land frozen and untouched by the outside world.
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