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#SeaWorld's 'humane' regime turned captive #whale #Tilikum into killer, claims documentary ~ #captivity was their problem!

#SeaWorld's 'humane' regime turned captive #whale #Tilikum into killer, claims documentary ~ #captivity was their problem! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Theme park faces allegations that rough training and bullying of whale captured in the wild led it to kill three people

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Although the article seems slightly slanted for SeaWorld it is still press for "Blackfish"!

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#Pollution: #Learning the limits for #MarineSpecies ~ #Scientists working like never before!

#Pollution: #Learning the limits for #MarineSpecies ~ #Scientists working like never before! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Work by biologists and marine scientists over the past 10 years has covered such commercial resources as shrimp, scallops, herring and cod.
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Callum Roberts - #Ocean of Life: How our Seas are Changing - #Environment - Browse - Big Ideas - @ABC TV

Callum Roberts - #Ocean of Life: How our Seas are Changing - #Environment - Browse - Big Ideas - @ABC TV | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Professor Callum Roberts is a marine biologist and one of those rare creatures – he can deliver in scary detail the health of world’s oceans, but he maintains an optimism and he has some very rational strategies that we can enact to futureproof the...
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Professor Callum Roberts is a marine biologist and one of those rare creatures – he can deliver in scary detail the health of world’s oceans, but he maintains an optimism and he has some very rational strategies that we can enact to futureproof the marine environment.

 

He’s the professor of marine conservation at York University in the UK and for the last 20 years he’s been studying some of our most fragile and damaged marine environments.

 

In this address,the David Thomas Conservation Oration, he covers noise pollution, global warming, coral reefs, predatory crabs moving into the Antarctic, dead zones and vampire squids from hell!

 

Key to Roberts' strategies for protection of oceans is the establishment of a network of protected marine zones. He suggests closing 30% of the oceans to control over fishing. The world wouldn’t go hungry and fish stocks would be replenished.

 

Roberts would support a ban on fishing beneath 800 metres and a phasing out of bottom trawling and dredge fishing.

 

He has been described as ..."that precious pearl... a practising scientist, who not only knows his field inside out...but (he) knows how to write compelling persuasive non fiction".

 

This comment refers to his book, Ocean of Life, where he winds up with the observation, "reinvigorating the sea isn’t an altruistic act of self sacrifice...it makes sense on the grounds of self interest too...we are creatures of the ocean".

 

And in relation to Australia he says, "You’re a maritime nation...you have to manage the seas properly...you’re going in the right direction...you just have to do better”.

He speaks here at the University of Sydney.

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#Longest #underwater clean-up record set *

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KOTA KINABALU: Astro has successfully set a new Guinesss World Records title for the longest underwater clean up where 134 Astro Kasih volunteer divers completed over 168 consecutive hours of under...
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KOTA KINABALU: Astro has successfully set a new Guinesss World Records title for the longest underwater clean up where 134 Astro Kasih volunteer divers completed over 168 consecutive hours of underwater clean up, at 14 dive sites surrounding the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park here from April 6-13.

 

Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, representing Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman, with Astro chairman Tun Zaki Tun Azmi, yesterday witnessed the Guinesss World Records certification presentation for the longest underwater clean up by Kirsty Bennett, Guinesss World Records Adjudicator to Dato Rohana Rozhan, the Chief Executive Officer of Astro.

 

The event was also attended by many local and international divers who volunteered for this attempt.



Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/04/14/longest-underwater-clean-up-record-set/#ixzz2QQ1HM2s3

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#Turtle hurled against a wall recuperating at South #Florida #Wildlife Ctr.

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A young man in his late teens or early 20's was seen hurling a harmless freshwater turtle into a cement wall in Fort Lauderdale on Friday. Part of its shell fra (RT @jtrygges: #Turtle hurled against a wall recuperating at South Florida Wildlife Ctr.
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The Peninsula Cooter Turtle's broken shell was pieced back together with wire and metal screws. South Florida Wildlife Center veterinarian Dr. Antonia Gardner hopes the turtle didn't suffer any internal injuries by the force of the assault.

 

The turtle's condition will be carefully monitored, and it is hoped he will be returned to the wild in a few months.

 

If you encounter injured or orphaned wildlife in South Florida, please call (954)-524-4302 or (866)-SOS-WILD.

 

Follow the amazing work of this organization on Facebook 

 

The South Florida Wildlife Center is located in Fort Lauderdale and works to rescue, rehabilitate, and release wildlife harmed or displaced at no cost to citizens. The organization is an affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States.

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#Reducing #Seabird #Bycatch in #RussianFisheries - National Geographic

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WWF is helping fishermen in Kamchatka reduce their toll on marine wildlife.
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Kamchatka has only 322,000 people in an area roughly the size of Japan, and it is largely undeveloped, although there have been creeping threats to its marine environment, according to Brandon. These include oil and gas drilling, mining, laying of pipelines across sensitive salmon streams, illegal fishing, and an industrial fishery "that is only just beginning to participate in the global marketplace and adapt to global industry standards," said Brandon.

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#Overfished and #underProtected: Oceans on the #brink of #catastrophic ...More below...

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CNN: As the human footprint has spread, the remaining wildernesses on our planet have retreated. However, dive just a few meters below the ocean surface and you will enter a world where humans very rarely venture.
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We are at a stage now that if we ignore all managed and protected areas, this situation will worsen!  

 

With the Co2 emissions within our atmosphere....causes much more concern, than 'ever' before.

 

Seagrass meadows cover about 300,000 kilometers of the ocean and store some 15 percent of the ocean’s carbon.Link:: http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6323

 

Our Coastal areas are suffering being overfished and unprotected in UK, Wake-up UK Government, look at the 'science' not the costs, as it will be humans who take the brunt.  Some of our uk coastal areas grow seagrasses, where they're 'not' protected from boats anchors (Seahorse habitat,)  an ecosystem being destroyed as I type!

 

Pollution, runoffs are also a concern sucking the life out of our seas!

 

Carbon Storehouse 

The oceans currently absorb about a third of human-created CO2 emissions, roughly 22 million tons a day. Projections based on these numbers show that by the end of this century, continued emissions could reduce ocean pH by another 0.5 units. Shell-forming animals including corals, oysters, shrimp, lobster, many planktonic organisms, and even some fish species could be gravely affected. 

Equally worrisome is the fact that as the oceans continue to absorb more CO2, their capacity as a carbon storehouse could diminish. That means more of the carbon dioxide we emit will remain in the atmosphere, further aggravating global climate change. Link:: http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-ocean-acidification/

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Final frontiers: The #deepSea - Phys.Org

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Final frontiers: The deep sea
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The deep sea is truly the last frontier on our planet. With an average depth of ...
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The deep sea is truly the last frontier on our planet. With an average depth of more than 4,000m and falling to almost 11km in the Marianas Trench (put Mt Everest at the bottom of this trench and its tip would be more than 2km below the ocean's surface). This is an environment that is quite unlike any in human experience, and few have experienced it first hand.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-04-frontiers-deep-sea.html#jCp

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#WDC Campaign ~ take a look please... #Cetaceans need our help!

#WDC Campaign ~ take a look please...    #Cetaceans need our help! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Over 100 dolphins of various species have been slaughtered so far in another season of drives hunts in Taiji, Japan.

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 1.5.13 ::: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suza-scalora/love-requires-action_b_3194443.html&nbsp;  << Love requires Action!

 

Aggressive slaughtering of whole families, time this came to an end!

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#Extreme #AlgaeBlooms: The New Normal?

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Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2013 - A 2011 record-breaking algae bloom in Lake Erie was triggered by long-term agricultural practices coupled with extreme precipitation, followed by weak lake circulation and warm temperatures, scienti...

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Fish suffocated in the Lake Erie algae bloom of August 2011, near Pelee Island.


Researchers also predict that, unless agricultural policies change, the lake will continue to experience extreme blooms

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The incredible moment a #humpbackWhale tips up a motor boat ~ intentionally ? perhaps knew t'was #fishingboat

A woman vacationing on Mexico's Sea of Cortez shows the shocking moment a humpback whale breached onto a fishing boat. Gillian Panasewicz, who is from Arizon...
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Sen. Boxer Blasts Feds as 'Irresponsible' on #Nuclear Plant #Restart ~ #NoNuclearPlants ! Lifelong harm of #Environment

Sen. Boxer Blasts Feds as 'Irresponsible' on #Nuclear Plant #Restart ~ #NoNuclearPlants ! Lifelong harm of #Environment | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The California Democrat faults the Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff for finding no significant safety concerns if San Onofre resumes operation.
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Officials with Southern California Edison, the plant's majority owner and operator, have asked for permission to operate the plant's Unit 2 reactor at 70 percent power beginning June 1. The utility wants to run the unit at partial power for five months, then shut it down for an inspection of steam pressure tubes.

 

Boxer and Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass, sent a letter to the NRC this week demanding that a comprehensive investigation of the plant be completed before any units be permitted to operate. They also said full public hearings should be held before a decision is made.

 

"The NRC staff proposal, which could pave the way for the restart of the San Onofre nuclear power plant before the investigation of the crippled plant are completed, is dangerous and premature," Boxer said in response to the commission staff's preliminary finding. "It makes absolutely no sense to even consider taking any steps to reopen San Onofre until these investigations look at every aspect of reopening the plant, given the failure of the tubes that carry radioactive water.

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Think the Planet Isn't #Warming? Check the #Ocean ! Read latest below...

Think the Planet Isn't #Warming? Check the #Ocean ! Read latest below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Claims that global warming is slowing down are ignoring a very large part of the planet. ->

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April 15th '13  UPdate::

 

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=scientists-find-antarctic-ice-is-me

 

 The summer ice melt in parts of Antarctica is at its highest level in 1,000 years, Australian and British researchers reported on Monday, adding new evidence of the impact of global warming on sensitive Antarctic glaciers and ice shelves.

Researchers from the Australian National University and the British Antarctic Survey found data taken from an ice core also shows the summer ice melt has been 10 times more intense over the past 50 years compared with 600 years ago.

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#PuertoRico moves to #protect #turtles ~ Last August thousands of leatherback eggs & hatchlings were crushed !!!

#PuertoRico moves to #protect #turtles ~ Last August thousands of leatherback eggs & hatchlings were crushed !!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Puerto Rico introduces a new law protecting a swathe of the island's coast that has become a major nesting site for the leatherback turtle. (RT @Coffeewarblers: New law to protect Puerto Rico leatherback turtles.
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Puerto Rico has introduced a new law protecting a swathe of the island's coast that has become a major nesting site for the world's largest turtle, the leatherback.

 

The Northeast Ecological Corridor comprises 14 sq km (5.4 sq miles) of the island's coast.

 

The law ends a 15-year battle which pitted developers against green activists and several celebrities.

 

Leatherback turtles are a highly endangered species.

 

"Today this important, highly ecologically valuable resource is being protected forever... History is being made," said Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, according to the island's Vocero news site.

 

Developers had been looking to build hotels, golf courses and luxury homes in the area, arguing that this would boost the local economy and create jobs.

 

But the area - boasting lush vegetation and pristine beaches - is now likely to become a centre for eco-tourism.

 

As well as being a nesting site for the leatherback turtle, the area is home to more than 860 different types of flora and fauna.

 

It also contains a bioluminescent bay, featuring micro-organisms which glow in the dark.

 

Leatherback turtles weigh around 600kg (95st) and their shells can be up to two metres (6ft 7in) long.

 

The shell is flexible and covered in a black leathery skin - hence the name leatherback.

 

Last August thousands of leatherback eggs and hatchlings were crushed by bulldozers moving waterlogged sand from key nesting areas.

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#Maryland poised to ban #sharkfin #trade - Mother Nature Network (blog)

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Mother Nature Network (blog) Maryland poised to ban shark fin trade Mother Nature Network (blog) By lowering the demand for shark fins with regulatory laws, which are a delicacy in Asian cuisine such as shark fin soup, sharks no longer run the risk...
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#Peru: Where have all the #anchovies gone?

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The Peruvian anchovy is the world's most heavily exploited fish. Now Peru's government is trying to reduce overfishing of the popular little forager. (RT @AquamanOD: Peru: Where have all the anchovies gone?
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The Peruvian anchovy is the world's most heavily exploited fish. Now Peru's government is trying to reduce overfishing of the popular little forager.


LIMA, Peru — Growing to about 5 inches on average, the Peruvian anchovy might seem an unlikely candidate for the title of the world’s mightiest fish.

Yet thriving in the Humboldt Current, the plankton-rich upwelling of Antarctic waters off South America’s Pacific coast, this diminutive, bright-silver forager gathers in vast shoals that have become the fishing industry's easiest pickings.

 

According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, the Peruvian anchovy is “the most heavily exploited fish in world history,” with annual catches in Chile and Peru sometimes totaling more than 9 million tons, two or three times theUnited States' catch of all fish species.


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#Protect #MantaRays from #Overfishing ~ pls sign and share...

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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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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. Urge the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to secure protection for manta rays and their close relatives, the devil rays.

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#OpalDeposits Could Explain the Release of #DeepSea #CarbonDioxide - The Green Optimistic

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The Green Optimistic Opal Deposits Could Explain the Release of Deep Sea Carbon Dioxide The Green Optimistic Scientists theorized that meltwater from the northern ice cap may have capped the northern oceans with freshwater, preventing deep...

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It has long been known that the end of an ice age brings about an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, but the process by which this happens hasn’t been so clear.

 

Scientists theorized that meltwater from the northern ice cap may have capped the northern oceans with freshwater, preventing deep saltwater from rising in the north. Instead, the wind patterns and oceans currents changed, bringing deep ocean water to the surface in the south, releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This is the widely accepted theory that seems to explain how the ocean currents changed to release carbon dioxide sequestered in the deep sea.

 

What it doesn’t explain, however, is why there are opal formations in the northern seabed that coincide with these same events. The current theory means there would be no opal deposits at all. Researchers from ETH Zurich’s Geological Institute found opal deposits, in a core spanning roughly 550,000 years of geological history, roughly every 100,000 years. The timing of these opal deposits is around the same time as the end of each ice age, exactly when carbon dioxide was being released into the atmosphere. The combination of deep sea silicates and carbon dioxide would have resulted in massive blooms of diatoms.

 

After the diatoms died off, their microscopic skeletons dissolved as they sank into the ocean, eventually forming deposits of opal. The new theory, coinciding with the finding of these northern opal deposits, suggests that ocean currents simply stopped. Deep sea silicates and carbon dioxide would diffuse vertically and lead to the same diatomic blooms. Still, it is just theory, but it could still explain how carbon dioxide sequestered in the deep sea during the ice age eventually came to be released into the atmosphere.

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Amazing and frightening - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka ~ The stark beauty, it’s like nothing �you’ll ever see! #Antarctica

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka Amazing and frightening The Sunday Times Sri Lanka From layering (four layers of clothes), to safety mechanisms, to the self-arrest procedure (how to look after yourself and your team mates in face of adversity) and our...
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Fire ice: 'The next shale gas' - Proactive Investors UK ~ #methaneHydrate !

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Fire ice: 'The next shale gas'
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This high pressure occurs deep beneath the sea's surface, which makes fire ice a tricky material to get hold of. The potential prize ...
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Highly combustible and with a sherbet-like appearance, it is known as fire ice. Methane hydrate, a secret trapped beneath the ocean waves, is being tipped as the world’s next major energy resource.

 

It is formed within marine sediments or underneath permafrost where chemical reactions or microbes break down organic matter to produce gas that then freezes under high pressure.

 

This high pressure occurs deep beneath the sea’s surface, which makes fire ice a tricky material to get hold of.

 

The potential prize when extracted is huge. It contains around double the amount of organic carbon found in all other fossil fuels, though it’s not yet known exactly how much of the methane is extractable.

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#SeaShepherd - Earthforce! 2nd Edition #160106

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#160106 - Earthforce! 2nd Edition (“…a guide to strategy for people who desire to make a difference, who seriously wish to be a pa...
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Earthforce! 2nd Edition: An Earth Warrior's Guide to Strategy  
By Captain Paul Watson  
Foreword by Richard Dean Anderson 

Earthforce!, Captain Paul Watson’s guide on how to strategically move towards saving our planet, has been revised in this updated 2nd edition. Captain Paul Watson combines the ancient wisdom of Sun Tzu with the self-discipline of Miyamoto Musashi and the perceptive understandings of the nature of media by Marshall McLuhan, and combines it with his own considerable field experiences as an effective environmental activist.  Earthforce! 2nd Edition presents an effective strategical guide for any serious student of environmental or conservation activism.  
  
• Paperback only 
• 6” x 9” 
• 128 page

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#SeaShepherd's Win is Japan's Loss: #Whalers Have Worst Season Ever - TakePart... more below...

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The hunt lasted 48 days, 21 of them spent avoiding Sea Shepherd, according to the Institute of Cetacean Research, the official name of Japan's whaling operations.
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17.4.14 :: From June 26 to July 6 2013 one of the most intriguing environmental court cases in years will be heard by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Australia has taken Japan to court over whaling in the Southern Ocean.:: http://theconversation.com/australia-takes-japan-to-court-on-whaling-where-to-now-13481

 

Australia to tackle Japan on whaling at UN world court: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/16690499/australia-to-tackle-japan-on-whaling-at-un-world-court/

 

Time their aggressive 'research' was put to an end !!!

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Deepwater Horizon And #MarineLife still at risk from #OilSpill !

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It could be years before we know the full impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the marine life of the Gulf Of Mexico. But an initial study is   pretty devastating..


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#SeaShepherd Australia :: Woodside cancels plans for LNG processing plant at James Price Point #WhalesRsafe !!!

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (RT @OmarSeaShepherd: *Breaking News!* RT! RT!
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WORLD’S LARGEST HUMPBACK WHALE NURSERY IS SAFE *

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Breakthrough In #Microalgae #Oil Production, Accelerated Ability To Produce Variety Of Different Oils !

Breakthrough In #Microalgae #Oil Production, Accelerated Ability To Produce Variety Of Different Oils ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

A breakthrough in microalgae oil production has been made by researchers at Solazyme. The new technology accelerates the ability of microalgae to produce a variety of different types of renewable oils in the same location; for use in fuels, food, personal-care products, or in the chemical industry. The improvements are possible simply as a result of utilizing standard industrial fermentation (as opposed to open ponds) in combination with Solazyme’s new patented microalgae strains.


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New technology enables microalgae to produce oil, like these droplets, faster and in greater quantity.”


Image Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory


Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/04/10/breakthrough-in-microalgae-oil-production-accelerated-ability-to-produce-a-variety-of-different-oils/#1ojuPgsf78f2ISIT.99

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Alois Clemens's curator insight, April 12, 2013 4:29 AM

Improving option for inclusive technological innovation