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Study finds #fish worldwide are #shrinking in size - Australia Network News - @ABCNews

Study finds #fish worldwide are #shrinking in size - Australia Network News - @ABCNews | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Scientists say fish are shrinking in size because of climate change and fishing. (Real-time evolution in action (+overfishing)...
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Waiter, Why Does My #Fish Taste Like #Plastic?

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One-third of fish found off the southwest coast of England have been found to be contaminated with plastic... http://www.care2.com/causes/waiter-why-does-my-fish-taste-like-plastic.html

 

WHY ARE BRITISH FISH EATING PLASTIC? - SERIOUS FOR FISH, SERIOUS FOR YOU, SERIOUS FOR OUR FOOD CHAIN http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3995311472/why-are-british-fish-eating-plastic-serious-for-fish-serious-for-you-and-our-food-chain

 

 


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#Narwhal management plan approved in Canada's eastern #Arctic + another link below...

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Number of tags for Grise Fiord hunters to rise to 50 from 20A new narwhal management plan for Canada's eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut has the approval of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board. .

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Narwhal Hunt Expanded: http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/features/2013/02/04/narwhal-hunt-expanded/
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#MantaRays Indonesia #SaveOurSeas * Please Sign petition below this link..thxu

#MantaRays Indonesia  #SaveOurSeas *   Please Sign petition below this link..thxu | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
To learn more about Indonesia’s manta fishery and the manta populations impacted by it.
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Video - #Marine Life Creatures Face #Injuries in #Hawaii

Video - #Marine Life Creatures Face #Injuries in #Hawaii | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Video - A federally-protected female monk seal was found near Rabbit Island Wednesday with a spear lodged in its forehead. The injury was superficial and wasn't fatal.

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A federally-protected female monk seal was found near Rabbit Island Wednesday with a spear lodged in its forehead. The injury was superficial and wasn't fatal. According to an expert, female monk seals are 'the key' to the endangered species' survival. There are only 1,100 of the animals left in the world.
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#Dolphin calf used to lure pod back out to sea | ABC Radio Australia

#Dolphin calf used to lure pod back out to sea | ABC Radio Australia | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A dolphin calf has been used to lure a pod of up to 150 dolphins back out to sea after they became caught in shallow water near Albany.
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#Ladbrokes is gambling with #Fish #EXtinction – and so is the government

#Ladbrokes is gambling with #Fish #EXtinction – and so is the government | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: While all our commercial species teeter on the edge of collapse, the government will only heed to the fishing industry's interests (RT @pauldezylva: Governments are still gambling with our fish stocks
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#Rare #whale stranded in Southland ~ UPDate below...

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A second rare whale has been euthanised by the Department of Conservation after beaching itself at Sandy Pt yesterday.

It was the second time in 24 hours DOC had to put down an Arnoux's beaked whale, which is relatively rare.

Acting area manager for Murihiku/Southern Islands, Alan Christie, said the whale stranded at Sandy Pt less than a day after an unsuccessful DOC and community effort to save a whale at Omaui Beach.

DOC staff were notified of the second whale's beaching yesterday morning, he said.

The 8-metre-long whale was in a highly distressed state and DOC made a difficult decision, in consultation with local iwi, to euthanise the whale and end its suffering.

While an attempt to refloat the whale would have been ideal, several factors, including the tides and the whale's condition, made this impractical, Mr Christie said.


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4th Feb'13

 

 

Probe into deaths of rare whales:

http://www.southcoastregister.com.au/story/1276814/probe-into-deaths-of-rare-whales/?cs=12 

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Sad to hear that this is the second time.

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#Life found deep below #Antarctic ice | Earth | Science News

#Life found deep below #Antarctic ice | Earth | Science News | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

Cells containing DNA have emerged as the first evidence of life in a subglacial lake in West Antarctica. On January 28, a U.S. research team retrieved water from Lake Whillans, which sits 800 meters below the ice surface. The water hosted a surprising bounty of living cells.

The scientists collected three 10-liter water samples from the lake. Preliminary tests conducted in mobile labs show that the cells are actively using oxygen. It may take months for biologists to identify the microbes present.

The microbes have been sealed off below the ice for at least 100,000 years.


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Cells containing DNA have emerged as the first evidence of life in a subglacial lake in West Antarctica. On January 28, a U.S. research team retrieved water from Lake Whillans, which sits 800 meters below the ice surface. The water hosted a surprising bounty of living cells.

 

The scientists collected three 10-liter water samples from the lake. Preliminary tests conducted in mobile labs show that the cells are actively using oxygen. It may take months for biologists to identify the microbes present.

 

The microbes have been sealed off below the ice for at least 100,000 years.

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#Seabird '#pollution' incident probed ~ Voices speak up, below... #Wildlife in trouble! Update below...

#Seabird '#pollution' incident probed ~ Voices speak up, below... #Wildlife in trouble! Update below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Belfast Telegraph
Seabird 'pollution' incident probed
Belfast Telegraph
An investigation is continuing into how 100 birds were washed up covered in a mysterious sticky substance on a 200-mile stretch of coastline.
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3rd Feb'13

 

Scientists from the Environment Agency identified the mystery substance as a refined mineral oil, but not from an animal or vegetable-based oil and ruled out palm oil. One expert said the oil could have been discharged into the sea accidentally or deliberately from a ship.



http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/wind-change-fears-for-more-birds

 

 

 

Mystery substance could kill 'many more' Birds

 

Update: 2nd Feb'13

 

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/news/seabird_pollution_substance_may_be_palm_oil

 

"Just picking up the birds from the sea is dangerous, then when you add the weather conditions and waves it becomes very dangerous."

 

Dr Simon Boxall, of the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton, thinks the substance may have been dumped into the English Channel by a ship.

 

 

@ChrisGPackham :  BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham said: "What's particularly frightening is that if you're picking up a hundred on the beach, there could be very many more which have died and been lost at sea. So this could be a tip of an iceberg as it stands at the moment.

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Inkfish: How to Cross the Deep Sea: Stepping Stones of #Mollusk Poop

Inkfish: How to Cross the Deep Sea: Stepping Stones of #Mollusk Poop | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The seafloor has no shortage of spiky wildlife or hairy mysteries. One such mystery is logistical: where do the animals that live around deep-sea vents and cold seeps come from? On the black and generally barren bottom of ...

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The shipworms seemed to have attracted other animals interested in feeding on the mollusks themselves or on the waste piles they left everywhere. As these creatures ate and respired, they used up oxygen in the water and allowed oxygen-hating bacteria to move in. These bacteria created pockets of sulfides—food for the kinds of animals that live at cold seeps or hydrothermal vents. (Normally, they would find this food coming straight out of the ground.)


Interesting article....worth a read.

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#Wildlife Activists Demand IOC Reject #Japan's Bid To Host #Olympics Over Annual ... - The Inquisitr

#Wildlife Activists Demand IOC Reject #Japan's Bid To Host #Olympics Over Annual ... - The Inquisitr | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Wildlife Activists Demand IOC Reject Japan's Bid To Host Olympics Over Annual ...
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Japan is one of the leading killers of whales and dolphins on the planet. Numerous nations and wildlife organizations have spent years pleading with the Japanese government to permanently ban whaling and outlaw the Taiji dolphin slaughter, but Japan remains unwilling to comply. Almost 2000 wild dolphins are legally slaughtered in an annual orgy of violence that literally turns Taiji Bay red with blood and protesters are convinced losing an opportunity to host the Summer Olympics may finally force the Japanese government to end the dolphin hunt.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/503744/wildlife-activists-demand-ioc-reject-japans-bid-to-host-olympics-over-annual-dolphin-slaughter/#H8830BHAxAsyT33f.99


Please Stop this cruel Act on Sentient species !!!

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#Scientists track #Ocean #microbe populations in their #natural habitat to ...

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Microbiologists who study wild marine microbes, as opposed to the lab-grown variety, face enormous challenges in getting a clear picture of the daily activities of their subjects. But a team of scientists from MIT and the ...

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But the underwater scenes also showed something scientists had never seen before: Nonphotosynthetic, carbon-eating microbes of very different species displayed synchronized, rapidly varying metabolic gene expression. Some of the genes simultaneously expressed by different species shared the same function—for instance, genes associated with growth or respiration. Others encoded very different functions, mirroring the varied metabolic capabilities of the disparate species. The simultaneous expression of these genes indicates that the microbes were responding to similar environmental changes, probably in the nature or quantity of organic matter available in the immediate vicinity. 

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-01-scientists-track-ocean-microbe-populations.html#jCp

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Climate Change and #Rivers ~ using #natural management*

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Dear EarthTalk: How is it that climate change is negatively affecting the health of rivers and, by extension, the quality and availability of fresh water?
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Historic #codfishing cuts threaten centuries-old industry in New England

Historic #codfishing cuts threaten centuries-old industry in New England | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
An advisory fishing council voted Wednesday to slash cod catch rates by 77% in the Gulf of Maine, a region roughly the size of Indiana.

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..... like many coastal towns, now faces the largest cuts ever to the region's commercial fishing industry. An advisory council voted Wednesday to slash cod catch rates by 77% in the Gulf of Maine, a region roughly the size of Indiana that extends from Cape Cod up through Nova Scotia.


That move, analysts predict, is expected to decimate fishing communities across the region and have a domino effect on seafood processors, wholesalers, distributors and retailers who all make a living off the water.

"The impact will be severe," said John Bullard, the regional administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who voted in favor of the cuts.

 

"It wasn't easy, but it was necessary."


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#Whale #Entanglement Case in South Africa Highlights Global Problem - | Whales In Paradise Australia

#Whale #Entanglement Case in South Africa Highlights Global Problem - | Whales In Paradise Australia | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
http://t.co/EiY1pQX4 #Whale Entanglement #SouthAfrica Global Problem @SeaShepherd @finsnflukes @whaledefenders month rope imprisonment
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Whale Entanglement is a global problem which results in the death of hundred of thousands of whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals world-wide each year.

 

 The entanglement is caused by fish nets, abandoned marine-gear or even nets put in place to keep sharks out and swimmers safe, as in a recent case in Sydney.

 

The West Coast of South Africa is both a feeding ground for Whales and a lucrative spot for fishing spots.  This clash often results in entanglement, such as last week’s Southern Right Whale.

 

Ironically, rescuers used a technique developed by whalers to free the entangled Southern Right.  ”Kegging” is a modified whaling technique which slows the whale down and  keeps the whale close to the surface by using extremely large buoys.  This is dangerous work, as a distressed Southern Right (which can weigh up to 80 tons) has a tendency to thrash about.   The rescue team, consisting of four Environment Affairs staff and nine Police Officers, was thus required to carry high-risk insurance.  Spokesperson for the Department of Environment’s Ocean and Coast branch, Mike Meyer, commented that it was the worst case of entanglement he had seen in years.

 

The fatigued whale was so severely entangled that the ropes had become embedded in its flesh.  Adding to this, the whale had been towing a mass of ropes underneath its body as well as dragging a buoy behing it.   The condition of the ropes  alerted the team to the period of time the whale had been trapped as they were covered in algae.  Another sign of the whale’s deteriorating health and speed was the numerous barnacles attached to the whale’s body which only occurs if a whale is very slow-moving.

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Photo Gallery: #HumpbackWhales of #Antarctica

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I've been on a few whale watching boat trips in my life and the closest I've come to seeing one is a black spot in the distance with a spurt of water rising above it like an umbrella. So seeing my first humpback whale in the open ...

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#Fishermen catch three-ton whale #shark ~ not a healthy sign !!! #SaveOurSharks keep #ecosystem alive*

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Karachi Fishermen caught a 12-foot whale shark off the coast of Karachi on Friday, Geo News reported. According to Nasir Buneri, an official from the ...
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Stop #Exploitation of #Pacific #Tuna Before Collapse of #Ecosystem - ForceChange

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Fishery scientists are arriving at startling conclusions based on the latest population of Pacific bluefin tuna.
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LA #Sushi chef who served #endangered #Whale could face maximum sentence of life in prison

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Remember the LA sushi scandal involving a chef who served up endangered Sei whale meat at The Hump, a once-popular restaurant next to the Santa Monica Airport?
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STOP buying from Suppliers !!!

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Winged #Sea Slug ~ an 'Angel'

The winged sea slug (Gastropteron pacificum) propels itself through the water by gracefully flapping its "wings" (parapodial flaps). This animal is found on ...

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#SeaShepherd Investigation Results in Indictments for Serving #Whale Sushi in #California !

#SeaShepherd Investigation Results in Indictments for Serving #Whale Sushi in #California ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (Sea Shepherd (@SeaShepherd)
Sea Shepherd Investigation Results in Indictments for Serving Whale Sushi in California http://t.co/F6vMEHNG)...
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STOP serving Whale meat AND mores the point STOP buying from the suppliers !!!

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Humans Have Already Set in Motion 69 Feet of #SeaLevel Rise

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Glaciologist Jason Box describes a post-warming world that you won’t even be able to recognize.

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The present mass scale human burning of trees and vegetation for clearing land and building fires, plus our pumping of aerosols into the atmosphere from human pollution, weren't happening during the Eemian. These human activities are darkening Greenland's icy surface, and weakening its ability to bounce incoming sunlight back away from the planet. Instead, more light is absorbed, leading to more melting, in a classic feedback process that is hard to slow down.

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#Wildlife in a Warming World: Confronting the #Climate Crisis ... 'only a slice of ice left for some' :(

#Wildlife in a Warming World: Confronting the #Climate Crisis ... 'only a slice of ice left for some' :( | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The climate crisis is already changing the playing field for wildlife and urgent action is needed to preserve America's conservation legacy, according to a new report released yesterday by the National Wildlife Federation.
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#SeaShepherd Australia :: #Armed Japanese Ship Ignores Australian Order to Leave Australian Waters UPDATE below...

#SeaShepherd Australia :: #Armed Japanese Ship Ignores Australian Order to Leave Australian Waters UPDATE below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (Armed Japanese Ship Ignores Australian Order to Leave Australian Waters http://t.co/gOQmy77u via @seashepherd)...
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4th Feb'13

Japanese whaling industry 'dead in the water', says animal welfare group: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/04/japan-whaling-industry-dead-water

 

Whalers threaten contempt action against Sea Shepherd: http://www.theage.com.au/environment/whalers-threaten-contempt-action-against-sea-shepherd-20130204-2du8z.html

 

Whaling fleet gets Japanese taxpayer subsidy: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-04/whaling-fleet-gets-japanese-taxpayer-subsidy/4498528
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