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#Japan Halts #Whaling Program in Response to #ICR #TheWorldisStillWatching

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A United Nations court ruled that Japan's program to take whales in the Southern Ocean is not for scientific purposes and must stop.
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The court said that Japan also failed to justify their sample sizes—850 minke whales, plus or minus 10 percent; 50 fin whales; and 50 humpbacks.


Should Japan later decide not to abide by the ICJ's ruling, enforcement options are limited. But enforcement measures could include pressure from other governments in the form of economic sanctions.


This decision affects Japan's taking of big whale species—which include humpbacks, fins, and minke whales—since the 1986 whaling ban applies only to medium-size and large whales.


Smaller relatives, like dolphins and porpoises, are still subject to hunting. Thus Japan's controversial take of dolphins in Taiji Cove can continue. (See: "Pictures: Scenes From Taiji Dolphin Roundup in Japan.")

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The #Whales Have #Won! — #ICJ Rules #Japan’s Southern Ocean Whaling ‘Not For Scientific Research’ ~ thxu @SeaShepherd

The #Whales Have #Won! — #ICJ Rules #Japan’s Southern Ocean Whaling ‘Not For Scientific Research’ ~ thxu @SeaShepherd | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Applauds the World Court for Protecting the Whales of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (The Whales Have Won!
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31.3.14 ~ Video:  

Australia and the Whales historic win!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnAR6DiFY9U&feature=youtu.be

 

Court documents:  http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/148/18162.pdf

 

 

31.3.14 ~ 

UN court: Japan whaling 'not scientific': http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26818863

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5-ton fish caught in net may be #endangered #whaleshark ~ Waste of a 'life' !

5-ton fish caught in net may be #endangered #whaleshark ~ Waste of a 'life' ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
5-ton fish caught in net may be endangered whale shark (5 ton whale shark caught and sold in #China http://t.co/CliG1lksPk via @Echinanews #sharks #overfishing http://t.co/baFGdi12kd)...
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Exclusive: #BritishGovernment under fire for #pollution of #pristine #lagoon

Exclusive: #BritishGovernment under fire for #pollution of #pristine #lagoon | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Independent Exclusive: British Government under fire for pollution of pristine lagoon The Independent The British Government has been implicated in the pollution of a protected lagoon on the military base of Diego Garcia following allegations...
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                                   We don't get any better !

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#IPCC #ClimateChange leaving it's mark across the #Globe !

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This story first appeared on The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Climate change has already left its mark "on all continents and across the oceans", damaging food crops, spreading disease, and m...

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How #ClimateChange will #acidify the #oceans ~ changes species, see below...

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Off the remote eastern tip of Papua New Guinea a natural phenomenon offers an alarming glimpse into the future of the oceans, as increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere make sea water more acidic.

 

Streams of volcanic CO2 bubbles emerge from deep under the seabed here, like a giant jacuzzi.

 

As the bubbles of carbon dioxide dissolve into the water, carbonic acid is formed.

 

The site hints at the possible fate of the world's seas as 24 million tonnes of CO2 from industrial society is absorbed every day into the sea.


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Tests show #acidification makes some #fish lose their #senseOfSmell & behave recklessly in the presence of predators!

 

If this is happening to species within our Oceans "What of the land species and us" ???

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#SeaShepherd Conservation Society - #OnlineStore ~ thxu @SandyMcElhaney

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One of the easiest ways to support @SeaShepherd_USA is to wear this gear: http://t.co/NhtpXnPTZx
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Why #Greenpeace can't - and won't - endorse #farmed #salmon ~ Greenpeace UK

Why #Greenpeace can't - and won't - endorse #farmed #salmon ~ Greenpeace UK | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Greenpeace doesn’t endorse farmed salmon. There you go, that’s it in black and white. Next time you see someone say we do – feel free to forward a link to this blog-post.
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The sheer scale of these fisheries, to produce fish meal, is undermining entire ecosystems, as well as local coastal fisheries in countries such as Peru.

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#ClimateChanges put the freeze on #ElephantSeal births

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - More ice means fewer elephant seal pups, according to Australian scientists studying breeding colonies on Macquarie Island near Antarctica and atmospheric changes in the region that have affected the feeding grounds.

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#Rio's Relentless Beach #Pollution - The Atlantic Cities

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The Atlantic Cities
Rio's Relentless Beach Pollution
The Atlantic Cities
But the city's water remains shockingly polluted with garbage and sewage overflow, including the beaches where 2016 Olympic events are scheduled to be held.
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#SeaShepherdUK :: #Undersized #sharks caught on WA's drum lines not given best opportunity to survive!

#SeaShepherdUK :: #Undersized #sharks caught on WA's drum lines not given best opportunity to survive! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (Undersized sharks caught on WA's drum lines not given best opportunity to survive: Undersized shar...
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#Ukraine's combat dolphins fall into #Russian hands 'Seriously'?

#Ukraine's combat dolphins fall into #Russian hands 'Seriously'? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Russian forces have completed their takeover of the Ukrainian navy's assets in Crimea with the storming of the minesweeper Cherkessy. (Seriously?!? Combat Dolphins?
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Galveston #OilSpill #Wildlife Impacts ~ how could we, we're next!

Galveston Oil Spill Wildlife Impacts A look at the initial impacts to wildlife along the Texas coast in the days following the March 22, 2014 oil spill in th...
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The 'demand' for OIL is the destructive path and not just for Wildlife !
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#Climate #impacts report: Key findings - BBC News

#Climate #impacts report: Key findings - BBC News | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Climate impacts report: Key findings
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A UN panel has released the most comprehensive assessment yet of the effects of climate change on our planet. ...
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The report lays out a number of principles for effective adaptation. For example, planning and implementation can be enhanced through complementary actions by different governments.

 

In-depth detail: http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/mindex.shtml

  

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#Pollution Blamed for #Feminization of #MaleFish Along #BasqueCoast ~ see below also...

#Pollution Blamed for #Feminization of #MaleFish Along #BasqueCoast  ~ see below also... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
UPI.com Pollution Blamed for 'Feminization' of Male Fish Along Basque Coast NBCNews.com Scientists have found more evidence that male fish in the estuaries of Basque Country are acquiring female features due to chemical pollutants from everyday...
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Intersex condition and molecular markers of endocrine disruption in relation with burdens of emerging pollutants in thicklip grey mullets (Chelon labrosus) from Basque estuaries (South-East Bay of Biscay): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014111361300189X

 

Pollution from household chemicals found to give male fish female attributes: study : http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/pollution-found-give-male-fish-female-attributes-study-article-1.1738998
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Thank you @OmarTodd ~ ~~

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So here is "Bruce" our Sea Shepherd RIB chasing after the shark fisheries boat and the slipway of death, looks familiar? Nisshin Maru's offspring? Share if you agree with this!
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#OceanSeaLife #timelapse is absolutely #stunning 'Why do we bother with #Moon when these R below our feet?

"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different…

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Hi @Marian Locksley thank you for sharing! :)
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Some #Monster Is #Hunting #Monterey's Adorable, #Endangered #SeaOtters !!!

Some #Monster Is #Hunting #Monterey's Adorable, #Endangered #SeaOtters !!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Brace yourselves for your Monday outrage: six months ago, three male sea otters — one adult and two juveniles — were found dead near Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove, California. The cause of death was determined to be gunshot wounds, likely fired by a talented shooter from the shore.

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There are real monsters among us.  People that could harm such a cute animal could harm fellow humans with no problem also

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Sea Shepherd Launches West Africa Anti-Poaching Campaign, “Operation Sunu Gaal” vid.2.54m

Sea Shepherd Launches West Africa Anti-Poaching Campaign, “Operation Sunu Gaal” vid.2.54m | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Crew to Assist the Republic of Senegal’s Patrols Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (Sea Shepherd Launches West Africa Anti-Poaching Campaign, “Operation Sunu Gaal” http://t.co/ZjZRYJFPye...
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Adidas, Pharrell to Turn Ocean Plastic, Recycled Bottles Into Sneakers | Ecouterre

Adidas, Pharrell to Turn Ocean Plastic, Recycled Bottles Into Sneakers | Ecouterre | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

Musician-producer Pharrell Williams and Adidas will be launching a collection derived, in part, using Bionic Yarn made from recycled ocean debris. (RT @inhabitat: Happy about Adidas's and Pharrell's announcement?


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        Needs 'SomeOne' in public-eye to Change people's ways! thxu Pharrell mwahh xXx

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Hi @Marian Locksley thankks for sharing :-) have nice day and weekend!!
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How #GlobalWarming Is #Dissolving #SeaLife (And What We Can Do About It)

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The last time Earth’s oceans were this acidic, a six mile-wide sulphur-rich space rock had just smashed into the Yucatan Peninsula, unleashing a...
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Since ocean acidification (like global warming) is the result of human activity, it therefore can be mitigated by changing the way we interact with the environment.


One obvious answer is to simply reduce the amount of CO2 we’re discharging into the air, though that is far easier said than done. While the world’s governments continue t0 work towards a political solution (see: theKyoto Protocol) and coastal fisheries simultaneously strive to both slow the rate of acidification and adapt to changing water chemistry, there are a number of steps individuals can take to reduce their carbon footprint. And while reducing your personal carbon emissions may not make a very big impact, the actions of 6 billion individuals taken together could very well save the world. [PhysOrg - Wiki 1, 2, 3 - NOAA 1, 2, 3, 4 -NRDC - WHOI - EPA - Seattle Times - Real Science]

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#Tamisiocaris #fossil found in #Greenland reveals bizarre new species of #whale Also vid 5.39m

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Tamisiocaris fossil found in Greenland reveals bizarre new species of whale ...

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National #wildlife refuges in La, TX, CA to #expand by another 15,435acres*

National #wildlife refuges in La, TX, CA to #expand by another 15,435acres* | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
National wildlife refuges in La, TX, CA to expand
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A pair of swans, rarely seen in Texas, share a wetland on Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge with ducks and ibis.
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The commission also approved a potential future addition of another 15,435 acres.

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#SeaShepherd claims attack by: #Japanese #whalers who know NO truth!

Originally published on February 25, 2014 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Environmental grou...
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           Japan are making themselves eXtremely unpopular!

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#BeakedWhale is #deepDive Champion ~ nearly 3km below & lasting 137minutes!

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Cuvier's beaked whales are likely to be the most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals. A satellite tag attached to one of these animals, swimming off the coast of California, recorded a dive to nearly 3km below the ocean surface that lasted 137 minutes. This performance exceeds that for any southern elephant seal, which is also known to be an extreme breath-holder.

 

The Cuvier's record-breaking dive is reported in the journal Plos Biology.

Erin Falcone is a research biologist with the Cascadia Research Collective in Washington State, US, which led the research project. She told BBC News that beaked whales had very high levels of the myoglobin protein in their muscles, to the point where the tissues appeared almost black. This functions like haemoglobin in the blood, allowing the whales to store much higher levels of oxygen, and thus breathe less frequently while remaining active.

 

"One key adaptation that seems to allow beaked whales to dive more deeply than other species is a dramatic reduction in air spaces within their bodies," she added. "It is the presence of air spaces within the body that would crush a human at a fraction of the depths these whales can dive. "Reduction in air spaces not only makes them more 'crush resistant', but also likely serves to reduce the uptake of dissolved gases into their tissues - which can lead to decompression sickness or 'the bends'."

 

Cuvier's beaked whales have long been recognised as expert divers, but their precise abilities have been uncertain because of the paucity of data detailing their behaviour in the wild. The Cascadia group and colleagues managed to put tags on eight animals, collecting over 3,700 hours of diving data.

 

This information covered more than 1,000 individual deep-dives, averaging depths of 1,400m; and some 5,600 shallow dives, averaging about 275m down. The prevalent behaviour, says the team, is for a single deep foraging dive followed by a series of shallow dives. The time spent at the surface in between each dive can be very short - just a few minutes. The deepest recorded dive was to 2,992m, lasting 137.5 minutes, beating the maximum duration for a diving marine mammal of 2,388m, for a duration of 120 minutes, reported for a southern elephant seal.


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