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5 YEARS ON...2010 BP #DeepwaterHorizon Disaster Continues To Impact Gulf's Ecosystems

5 YEARS ON...2010 BP #DeepwaterHorizon Disaster Continues To Impact Gulf's Ecosystems | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                             DOCUMENTARY
                    DEEP WATER DISASTER - BP OIL SPILL (59:07)
                                    Published on Jan 28, 2013
BBC Horizon reveals the untold story of the 87-day battle to kill the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout a mile beneath the waves - a crisis that became America's worst environmental disaster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWh9jDei-og


New Scientist, April 17, 2015
AFTER THE "SPILL" MYSTERY OF THE VANISHING GULF OF MEXICO TURTLES http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27380-after-the-spill-mystery-of-the-vanishing-gulf-of-mexico-turtles.html#.VTNlImZQW6A


International Business News, April 15, 2015
BP OIL SPILL HAS LASTING ECONOMIC TOLL FIVE YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON EXPLOSION http://www.ibtimes.com/bp-oil-spill-has-lasting-economic-toll-five-years-after-deepwater-horizon-explosion-1883832


Summit County Citizens Voice, January 30, 2015
FIVE YEARS ON: STUDY FINDS MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF OIL FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER BURIED IN GULF OF MEXICO. Five years after BP’s failed Deepwater Horizon drill rig spewed 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a significant amount of that oil remains buried in seafloor sediments. A new study by a Florida State University researcher estimates that about 6 to 10 million gallons of oil are still there, perhaps decomposing slowly, but probably affecting Gulf ecosystems. “This is going to affect the Gulf for years to come,” said researcher Jeff Chanton. “Fish will likely ingest contaminants because worms ingest the sediment, and fish eat the worms. It’s a conduit for contamination into the food web,” he said sediments http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/30/study-finds-massive-amounts-of-oil-from-deepwater-horizon-disaster-buried-in-gulf-of-mexico-sediments/


TreeHugger, February 03, 2015
LOST AND FOUND: 10 MILLION 'MISSING' GALLONS FROM THE 2010 BP OIL DISASTER TURN UP ON SEA FLOOR http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/lost-and-found-10-million-missing-gallons-2010-bp-oil-spill-turn-sea-floor.html


ClimateProgress, March 30, 2015
REPORT: 2010 BP DEEP WATER OIL DISASTER STILL HARMING ECOSYSTEM AND AT LEAST 20 ANIMAL SPECIES. At least 20 animal species are still suffering from the effects of the largest oil spill in U.S. history nearly five years after it occurred, according to a recent National Wildlife Federation report http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/30/3640649/bp-spill-still-impacting-animals/


SummitVoice, August 02, 2014

OIL-EATING MICROBES IN THE GULF OF MEXICO LEFT BEHIND THE MOST TOXIC REMNANTS OF THE DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/08/02/environment-oil-eating-microbes-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-left-behind-the-most-toxic-remnants-of-the-deepwater-horizon-spill/


SummitVoice, July 17, 2014

4 YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER, COREXIT DISPERSANT STILL FOUND LINGERING IN THE ENVIRONMENT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/17/4-years-after-deepwater-horizon-oil-disaster-dispersant-still-found-lingering-in-the-environment/


                                                VIDEO (4:43)

                                           Grist, April 17, 2015
 REMINDING YOU WHAT AN UGLY MESS THE BP OIL DISASTER MADE

http://grist.org/news/this-gorgeous-video-will-remind-you-what-an-ugly-mess-the-bp-oil-spill-made/


Truthout, April 20, 2015
GULF VICTIMS SUING BP DISASTER'S COMPENSATION CZAR  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30305-gulf-victims-suing-bp-disaster-s-compensation-czar


The Atlantic Cities, April 18, 2014
A GRIM PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY ON THE BP OIL DISASTER http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2014/04/grim-photographic-tribute-bp-oil-disaster/8913/


ScienceDaily, March 31, 2015
FIVE YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON, WILDLIFE STILL STRUGGLING DOLPHINS DYING IN HIGH NUMBERS; SEA TURTLES FAILING TO NEST http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150331082558.htm


Science/AAAS, October 31, 2014
SEABIRD LOSSES FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER ESTIMATED AT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/10/seabird-losses-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-estimated-hundreds-thousands


                                                       VIDEO

                                        Reuters, April 19, 2015
FIVE YEARS AFTER BP OIL SPILL, SOME GULF OYSTER MEN ARE LOSING HOPE http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/19/us-bp-spill-anniversary-idUSKBN0NA0YE20150419


Huffington Post, October 27, 2014

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER HUGE 'BATHTUB RING' OF OIL ON SEA FLOOR FROM BP SPILL Scientists revealed more damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast. And Kara Lankford, director of Ocean Conservancy’s Gulf Restoration, slammed BP for attempting to downplay the spill's effects on the area's ecosystem. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico around the damaged Deepwater Horizons oil rig. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/27/gulf-oil-spill-bathtub-ring_n_6056348.html


Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶  COREXIT DISPERSENT USED WITH BP DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER: LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE - The entire ‘river of warm water’ that flows from the Caribbean to the edges of Western Europe is dying due to the Corexit that the Obama Administration allowed BP to use to hide the scale of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The approximately two million gallons of Corexit, plus several million gallons of other dispersants, have caused the over two hundred million gallons of crude oil, that has gushed for months from the BP wellhead and nearby sites, to mostly sink to the bottom of the ocean. This has helped to effectively hide much of the oil, with the hopes that BP can seriously reduce the mandated federal fines from the oil disaster. However, there is no current way to effectively ‘clean up’ the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, which is about half covered in crude oil. Additionally, the oil has flowed up the East Coast of America and into the North Atlantic Ocean. It is likely, based on numerous reports, that the oil is still flowing in massive amounts from multiple places on the seabed floor. This effectively means, that even if we had the technology in place to somehow clean up the free flowing thick crude oil deep in the ocean, it would likely not be enough to reverse the damage to the Thermohaline Circulation System in the Atlantic Ocean.

http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/


SummitVoice, January 14, 2015
EPA EYES NEW RULES FOR OIL SPILL DISPERSANTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/14/environment-epa-eyes-new-rules-for-oil-spill-dispersants/


LA Times, February 19, 2015
BP OIL SPILL ALTERED SOIL MICROBES ON GULF BEACH http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-gulf-oil-spill-microbes-20150217-story.html


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                                     Newshour, November 19, 2014
                AFTER THE GULF OIL SPILL: "THE GREAT INVISIBLE"

Filmmaker returns to see what happened when the cameras had gone http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/gulf-oil-spill-filmmaker-returns-see-happened-cameras-gone/

                                                    WATCH
                     THE GREAT INVISIBLE - OFFICIAL TRAILER
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDw1budbZpQ


Climate Progress, July 29, 2014
BP OIL SPILL WAS MUCH WORSE THAN PEOPLE THINK, SCIENTISTS SAY  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/29/3465261/bp-oil-spill-coral-reefs/


Politico Magazine, October 26, 2014
SORRY BP, BUT YOU SURE DID DAMAGE THE GULF AND IT WILL TAKE DECADES TO HEAL http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/yes-bp-did-damage-the-gulf-112211.html


                                   BBC DOCUMENTARY (45:02)
       PROFIT POLLUTION AND DECEPTION BP AND THE OIL SPILL

                                     Published on Nov 1, 2013

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the BP oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout) began on 20 April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect. It claimed eleven lives and is considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, an estimated 8% to 31% larger in volume than the previously largest, the Ixtoc I oil spill. Following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a sea-floor oil gusher flowed for 87 days, until it was capped on 15 July 2010. The total discharge has been estimated at 4.9 million barrels (210 million US gal; 780,000 m3). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zGFvzMMO9w


DeSmogBlog, February 16, 2015
FOSSIL FUEL CONNECTED JUDGE SAYS OIL INDUSTRY NOT LIABLE FOR DESTROYING GULF COAST http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/02/16/fossil-fuel-connected-judge-says-oil-industry-not-liable-destroying-coast


HuffPost Business, January 16, 2015
BP GETS A PASS ON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FINES FOR GULF OIL SPILL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/16/bp-fine-oil-spill_n_6486252.html


INDEPTH VIDEO REPORT
Democracy Now, September 05, 2014

PROFIT OVER SAFETY

BP FACES BILLIONS IN FINES FOR "GROSS NEGLIGENT" ROLE IN 2010 GULF OIL SPILL

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/5/profit_over_safety_bp_faces_billions


The Washington Post, April 20, 2015
BP OIL SPILL PLUS 5: WHY IT'LL HAPPEN AGAIN

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/achenblog/wp/2015/04/20/lessons-from-the-bp-oil-spill-on-the-5th-anniversary/


Salon, March 03, 2014
THE GULF OIL CLEANUP STILL ISN'T OVER: 1,250-POUND TAR MAT WASHES ASHORE IN FLORIDA http://www.salon.com/2014/03/03/the_gulf_oil_cleanup_still_isnt_over_1200_tar_mat_washes_ashore_in_florida/


Science News, April 03, 2015
FIVE YEARS ON, DEEP WATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER IMPACT LINGERS https://www.sciencenews.org/article/five-years-deepwater-horizon-oil-spills-impact-lingers



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                         IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE

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                                            FULL REPORT - PDF

                                  "FIVE YEARS AND COUNTING"

GULF WILDLIFE IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://www.nwf.org/~/media/PDFs/water/2015/Gulf-Wildlife-In-the-Aftermath-of-the-Deepwater-Horizon-Disaster_Five-Years-and-Counting.pdf


TakePart, March 25, 2014
STUDY CONFIRMS WORST FEARS:  MASSIVE BP OIL SPILL HARMED GULF'S ECOSYSTEM http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/25/bp-oil-spill-causes-tuna-heart-defects


NOAA Fisheries, April 16, 2015
NOAA SCIENTISTS: OIL FROM GULF SPILL STILL HARMING LAVAL FISH HEARTS, CAUSING DEVELOPMENTAL DEFECTS http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2015/04/dwh_5yrs.html


                                                        VIDEO
                                    Treehugger, August 21, 2012
MUTANT FISH, EYELESS SHRIMP & CLAWLESS CRABS: FALLOUT FROM THE BP SPILL http://www.treehugger.com/energy-disasters/mutant-fish-eyeless-shrimp-clawless-crabs-fallout-bp-spill-video.html


New York Times, March 02, 2015
GULF OF MEXICO TURNS DEADLY FOR DOLPHINS http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/03/science/gulf-of-mexico-turns-deadly-for-dolphins.html?_r=0


TakePart, February 17, 2015
DOLPHINS ARE STILL DYING FIVE YEARS AFTER THE BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER IN GULF OF MEXICO http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/17/dolphins-are-still-dying-five-years-after-deepwater-horizon-disaster


Nola, February 13, 2014

▶  BP DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL OIL CAUSES HEART DAMAGE THAN CAN KILL TUNA, NEW STUDY FINDS http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/02/bp_deepwater_horizon_spill_oil.html


Science/AAAS, October 31, 2014
SEABIRD LOSSES FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER ESTIMATED AT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/10/seabird-losses-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-estimated-hundreds-thousands


Houston Chronicle, November 19, 2014
SCIENTIST ALARMED AT SEA TURTLE'S SUDDEN DECLINE IN GULF. Scientific research presented on the Kemp's ridley raised the possibility that the 2010 BP oil spill, the largest in U.S. history, might have contributed to the declines of sea turtle nests in 2013 and 2014, which have alarmed scientists. [...] experts outlined other factors that may be harming the turtles, such as a die-off of the creatures the turtles eat, expanding dead zones where oxygen is so scant that almost nothing can survive, pesticide runoff and other chemicals dumped in the Gulf.  http://www.chron.com/news/science-environment/article/Signs-grow-of-oil-spill-effect-on-turtles-5903833.php


                                                      VIDEO (2:38)
OIL FROM BP's DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER CONTINUES KILLING WILDLIFE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g3ckvJ9qS4


March 03, 2014

NOAA FISHERIES:  CRUDE OIL CAUSES DEVELOPMENTAL ABNORMALITIES IN LARGE CONSUMER MARINE FISH http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/03/3_24_14oil_spill_effects_large_marine_fish.html


 ▶  GULF'S DOLPHINS PAY HEAVY PRICE FOR DEEPWATER OIL SPILL http://sco.lt/50L0SH


ClimateProgress, February 13, 2015
UNUSUAL STRING OF BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN DEATHS LINKED TO BP OIL SPILL http://ow.ly/J3Xdu


National Geographic, April 06, 2014

GULF OIL SPILL 'NOT OVER' : DOLPHINS, TURTLES DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140408-gulf-oil-spill-animals-anniversary-science-deepwater-horizon-science/


                                                      IN PICTURES: 

                 OIL-AFFECTED WILDLIFE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2010/jun/08/oil-wildlife-gulf-of-mexico#/?picture=398265274&index=0


SummitVoice, July 29, 2014
▶ ENVIRONMENT:  MORE SIGNS OF CORAL DAMAGE FROM BP's 2010 DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/29/environment-more-signs-of-coral-damage-from-bps-2010-deepwater-horizon-oil-disaster/


Al Jazeera, October 20, 2013

▶  “THERE IS NO LIFE OUT THERE" GULF ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER

Three years after well blowout, declining seafood catches and deformities point to an environment in distress... The entire fishing industry is being hit, with catches down and shrimp and shellfish being discovered with disgusting deformities. One seafood business owner told Al Jazeera that his revenue was down 85 percent compared with the period before the spill. From the article: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/gulf-ecosystem-crisis-after-bp-spill-2013102065313544754.html


Al Jazeera English, October 20, 2013
▶  GULF OF MEXICO ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER 2010 BP OIL SPILL http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/gulf-ecosystem-crisis-after-bp-spill-2013102065313544754.html


Science Daily, May 12, 2011
DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL THREATENS MORE SPECIES THAN LEGALLY PROTECTED, STUDY FINDS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110511134221.htm



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Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2014
BP DAMAGE CONTROL: BP'S DAMAGE TO THE GULF OF MEXICO HAS BEEN WILDLY EXAGGERATED:  SO SAYS BP's PUBLIC RELATIONS SR. VP IN POLITICO MAGAZINE !!!  (What Money Can Buy!!??)

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/22/politico-bp-gulf-of-mexico_n_6029514.html


NOAA GULF SPILL RESTORATION SITE: $627 MILLION GULF SPILL RESTORATION PLAN APPROVED http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/deepwaterhorizon


Earth Justice, October 23, 2014
GULF RESTORATION GROUP SUE FEDS OVER MISUSE OF BP DISASTER RESTORATION FUNDS  http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2014/gulf-restoration-group-sue-feds-over-misuse-of-bp-disaster-restoration-funds


4WWL, November 21, 2014
TEXAS OIL COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY TO DUMPING OILY WASTEWATER INTO GULF http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/investigations/david-hammer/2014/11/20/xplor-energy-wastewater-gulf/70007824/


U.S. Department of Commerce, November 21, 2014
 ▶  REMEMBERING A LITTLE KNOWN OIL SPILL WITH OUT-SIZED IMPACTS http://www.commerce.gov/blog/2014/11/21/remembering-little-known-oil-spill-out-sized-impacts


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The Guardian Environment
▶ BP OIL SPILL: Collected news and analysis and commentary on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with photo galleries, videos, ...  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/bp-oil-spill

Huffington Post Green
▶ GULF OIL SPILL: Gulf Oil Spill : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News
 Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about Gulf Oil Spill . http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/bp-oil-spill/


TruthOut, April 09, 2015
WHAT IS THE US GOVERNMENT NOT TELLING US ABOUT FRACKING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO?

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30116-what-is-the-government-not-telling-us-about-fracking-in-the-gulf-of-mexico#


Grist, January 10, 2015
HOW MUCH FRACKING IS HAPPENING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO? An increasingly common practice that hasn’t yet sparked the same public debate that fracking on land has. Will fracking in the Gulf of Mexico lead to the next Deepwater Horizon?  http://grist.org/news/how-much-fracking-is-happening-in-the-gulf-of-mexico/



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                                      EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL

                                            25 Years On


                                                       Oceana
                              EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL FACTS
http://oceana.org/en/our-work/stop-ocean-pollution/oil-pollution/learn-act/exxon-valdez-oil-spill-facts


                           COREXIT: EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL

The dispersant Corexit 9580 was considered and tried but was not used for shore clean-up due largely to concerns about toxicity. According to the booklet Shoreline Treatment Techniques published in 1993 by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, while it effectively assisted in clean-up, "It had not been tested, scientific data on its toxicity were either thin or incomplete, and it had operational problems. In addition, public acceptance of a new, widespread chemical treatment was lacking. To landowners, fishing groups, and conservation organizations, the idea of dumping chemicals on hundreds of miles of shorelines that had just been oiled seemed much too risky - especially when there were other alternatives."

According to a report by David Kirby for TakePart, the main component of the Corexit formulation used during cleanup, 2-butoxyethanol, was identified as "one of the agents that caused liver, kidney, lung, nervous system, and blood disorders among cleanup crews in Alaska following the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill.


                                                    PHOTO ESSAY
                            Huffington Post Green, March 24, 2014
REMEMBERING THE EXXON VALDEZ OIL DISASTER, 25 YEARS LATER

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/exxon-valdez-oil-spill-photos_n_5020845.html


                                             CNN, March 25, 2014

            AFTER 25 YEARS, EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL HASN'T ENDED

 http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/23/opinion/holleman-exxon-valdez-anniversary/


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                        TIME TO END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

                   AND SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS

                                                 http://sco.lt/9Gvlir


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Seattle Times, December 24, 2014
▶  CONSTANT OIL SPILLS DEVASTATE RUSSIA...EQUIVALENT TO ONE DEEPWATER HORIZON-SCALE LEAK ABOUT EVERY TWO MONTHS http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2017080098_russiaoilspill.html


▶ SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS... AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.  WHO RESTORES ENVIRONMENT?   http://sco.lt/4vZqvB


                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR OIL DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/


                                                          VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H


Salon, March 13, 2014
▶  HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/


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Boulder Weekly, March 13, 2014
AMERICA'S DIRTIEST SECRET: The oil and gas industry’s contamination problems are so large, they have been deemed impossible to prevent or clean up by both industry and government. An unimaginable tonnage of contamination is being placed into our environment every year thanks to lax regulation of exploration and production wastes http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12516-americarss-dirtiest-secret.html

 

                       HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY?

                                             http://sco.lt/97hfX7


CLIMATE: OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY DRILL POLICY MAY KILL US ALL : EXPORTS http://sco.lt/597Z6P


 

            DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN SPECIES AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/85WcRl



 OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


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Samantha Groen's curator insight, February 4, 2015 11:43 AM

BP was banned from preforming any work in the US in 2012 and now the suspension has been lifted. They are back in the oil game. They had to pay a $4.5 billion fine, admit to lying about the damages, plead guilty, and now they are back in business. Their incident caused the death of 11 workers and the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico. Their attempts to make it better were pathetic. It is interesting how people can put a dollar value to the damage and death of people and a huge mass of water and fish population.

 

This was a huge example of poor corporate social responsibility and the damages are still taking its toll. Reading about the research on how the fish and sea creatures are still being affected 5 years later. The response that the BP representatives are giving in respect to the research on how the fish's hearts are being affected just shows that they are still not practicing good corporate social responsibility and it is sad to see how little a company will take care for their mistakes and the world they live in. 

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Taming the Blue Frontier. Should We? Wild vs Farmed Fish. The Terrible Price We Pay

Taming the Blue Frontier. Should We? Wild vs Farmed Fish. The Terrible Price We Pay | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                AQUAFARMS - GOOGLE IMAGES 

                                           http://ow.ly/noUoA


INTENSIVE FISH FARMING : THE ISSUE IS OVERFISHING OF OUR OCEANS.: LARGE WILD FISH BEING CONFINED IN TIGHT, STASTIC WATER IS NOT FISH I WANT TO EAT, NEITHER SHOULD YOU


CAN WE DOMESTICATE WILD FISH

AND SHOULD WE?'

FACTORY FARMING, CAGING OUR FISH

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                                   TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                   Conservation Magazine, University of Washington 

http://conservationmagazine.org/2009/04/taming-the-blue-frontier/

Ten thousand years ago, humans made the shift on land from hunting and gathering to farming. Now the same transformation is taking place at sea....

   Many of today’s coastal fish farms have decimated habitat and spread disease into local fish populations. Making matters worse, fish farms represent a net drain on populations of wild fish, which are often caught just so they can be ground into feed for salmon and other species.

   Despite these concerns, a shift is underway. Some members of the environmental community are concluding that widespread aquaculture must be pursued if we are to save the oceans and feed the planet. Aquaculture production must double by 2050 just to keep up with per capita demand. But merely scaling up current methods would only exacerbate the problems.

   In other words, the world needs new, sustainable aquaculture practices, and it needs them fast. It took 10,000 years for domestic agriculture to transform the land, but viable ocean farming schemes must be developed in one one-hundredth of that time if they are to forestall the oceans’ demise. This urgency is spurring some leading environmentalists and scientists to lend their knowledge and support, instead of their opposition. In a recent lecture, the renowned marine ecologist Jeremy Jackson discussed the threat of overfishing and announced, “the most important scientific challenge we now face is how to make aquaculture ecologically sustainable.”... http://conservationmagazine.org/2009/04/taming-the-blue-frontier/


EndTimesHeadlines, April 04, 2015
-▶  16.5 TONS OF FISH 'DIE SUDDENLY' IN FISH FLOATING NET CAGES IN LAKE MANINJAU, INDONESIA: Cramming Too Many Fish into a cage - lack of oxygen http://endtimeheadlines.org/2015/02/16-5-tons-fish-die-suddenly-lake-maninjau-indonesia/


                    WHO OWNS THE SEA LIFE IN OUR OCEANS?

                                   Daily Mail Online, April, 2015
HUNDREDS OF SEALS ARE SECRETLY BEING SHOT ALONG BRITISH COASTS TO PROTECT FARMED FISH STOCKS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3028571/Hundreds-seals-secretly-shot-British-coasts.html


                              SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON

                                   Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014

HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/


                                              PHOTOS, SLIDESHOW
                                       FastCoExist, January 29, 2015
INVESTING IN A MORE "SUSTAINABLE" FUTURE THAT INCLUDES A LOT OF FARMED, CAGED FISH  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3041450/investing-in-a-more-sustainable-future-that-includes-a-lot-of-farmed-fish 


SafeBee, January 20, 2015
-▶  FARMED FISH:  YAY OR NAY? Is farmed fish good for your health — or the environment? http://www.safebee.com/food/farmed-fish-yay-or-nay


-▶  FISH FARMING  — A SAD "SOLUTION" TO AN UNNECESSARY PROBLEM J. Morris Hicks, author http://hpjmh.com/2011/07/17/fish-farming-a-sad-solution-to-an-unnecessary-problem/


                                                      VIDEO

                               THE FUTURE OF AQUACULTURE 

                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtCLJilA6f


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) February 05, 2014

 ▶ FISH FARMS TO PRODUCE NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF GLOBAL FOOD FISH SUPPLY BY 2030 http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213522/icode/


-▶ WHY CURRENT FISH FARMING IS UNSUSTAINABLE AND HARMING THE PLANET AND YOU http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-fish-farming-is-unsustainable-and-harming-the-planet/


Should the ocean be farmed like the land, with fish instead of livestock? And if so, how sustainable is sustainable enough?


EENews, November 20, 2014
-▶ OCEANS: DEBATE CHURNS AS NOAA IS SET TO OPEN U.S. FEDERAL WATERS TO AQUACULTUREhttp://www.eenews.net/stories/1060009321


The Scotsman, April 20, 2014
 ▶ SALMON FARM 'KILLING OFF WILD STOCK'  "...since 1989 (we have known) that the collapse of sea trout populations in West Highland Scotland was being driven by the large numbers of sea lice associated with the cage rearing of salmon. “It is a problem which continues to get worse and also greatly depletes salmon populations in fjordic systems.
   “Efforts to reduce sea louse numbers to levels which do not threaten the wild fish have failed dismally, despite the large-scale use of dangerous chemicals which ultimately threaten the valuable lobster, prawn and crab fisheries of the Highlands and Islands.
    “Add to this assault on sea trout and salmon populations the effects of bacterial and virus disease and the widely reported problem of genetic introgression. Healthy wild sea trout and salmon populations cannot exist in the presence of the cage-reared salmon.”  http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/salmon-farms-killing-off-wild-stock-1-3382113


Epoch Times, July 15, 2014
 ▶ 5 REASONS TO AVOID FACTORY-FARMED FISH http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/802171-5-reasons-to-avoid-factory-farmed-fish/


Jan/Feb 2012 Mother Jones, Tom Philpott
 ▶ FACTORY FARMED FISH: TODAY'S SEAFOOD SPECIAL: PIG MANURE, ANTIBIOTICS, PESTICIDES AND DIARRHEA BUGS  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/imported-seafood-shrimp-fda


Guardian Environment, May 19, 2014
-▶ FARMED FISH CONSUMPTION AT RECORD HIGH, UN REPORT REVEALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/19/farmed-fish-consumption-un-report-wild-stock


Psys.Org, August 20, 2014
-▶ TRACKING GENETICALLY FARMED FISH ESCAPING INTO THE WILD.  WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT http://phys.org/news/2014-08-genetically-tracking-farmed-fish-wild.html


World Fishing & Aquaculture, March 10, 2014
 ▶ RESEARCHERS LOOK AT STERILIZATION OF FARMED FISH TO AVOID CONTAMINATING WILD FISH. Researchers at the UK’s University of East Anglia (UEA) believe farmed salmon should be sterilised to avoid breeding with wild fish. http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/researchers-look-at-wild-fish-reproduction


UNESCO, February 22, 2012

-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/


                                                       EXPOSE

                                               Wall Street Journal:
TAMING THE WILD TUNA:  WHY FARMED FISH ARE TAKING OVER OUR DINNER PLATES http://online.wsj.com/articles/why-farmed-fish-are-taking-over-our-dinner-plates-1415984616


Grist, July 30, 2014
-▶ FARMING BLUEFIN TUNA MIGHT BE OUT OF OUR DEPTHS (AND TOO SHALLOW FOR THEIRS) http://grist.org/news/farming-bluefin-tuna-might-be-out-of-our-depths/


 ▶ FARM-RAISED TUNA MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER TO OVERFISHING - TOO LARGE TO RAISE IN CRAMPED FACTORY-FARMED CAGES http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-08/farm-raised-tuna-may-not-be-the-answer-to-overfishing


August 16, 2013 The Fish Site
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS IN ALARMING DECLINE: TOO MANY INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS PLUNDERING THE OCEANS WITH HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE FISHING TECHNIQUES http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21031/pacific-tuna-stocks-in-alarming-decline#sthash.MgpLJS46.dpuf


Business Insider, July 0, 2014
 ▶ FORGET TUNA:  THESE ARE THE SEA FOODS WE'LL BE EATING IN THE FUTURE http://www.businessinsider.com/seafood-well-be-eating-in-the-future-2014-6


                 SEAFOOD SURPRISE.  WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING?

                                        http://sco.lt/4ix4jp


September 11, 2012 - The Guardian -

-▶ AQUA FARMS CRAM FISH INTO SMALL SPACES (#CAFOs)

The chemicals used are highly toxic to many marine species, especially crustaceans. The treatments use organophosphates, which attack the nervous system of sea lice and teflubenzuron, which interferes with their ability to grow shells. Marine scientists have shown the chemical is extremely threatening to young lobsters, crabs and prawns, Staniford said.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/10/scottish-fish-farmers-parasite-pesticide


NPR, January 3o, 2012
 ▶ WILD FISH STOCKS THAT FEED FARMED SALMON IN MASSIVE DECLINE.

Farmed salmon, that ubiquitous pink fish decorated with ribbons of fat, can thank the forage fish of the southern Pacific ocean – like anchovy and jack mackerel – for their calorie-rich diet. Indeed, more than 5 pounds of jack mackerel typically can go towards raising one pound of farmed salmon. But that food supply – and the ocean ecosystem that supports it — may be in peril, according to a new report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. According to scientists the ICIJ spoke to, "supertrawler" fishing vessels from Asia, Europe and Latin America have contributed to a 63 percent decline in jack mackerel stocks since 2006. At the current rate of overfishing, the world's stock of jack mackerel, which is largely located off the coast of Chile, could collapse soon.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/01/30/146083919/pacific-mackerel-stocks-that-feed-farmed-salmon-in-decline


                                                        VIDEO:

                         FORAGE FISH (USED FOR FISH FARMING)

              KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB GOING, GOING

                                           http://sco.lt/54Pqnh


Quartz, December 15, 2014
 ▶ FARMED SHELLFISH: THE WORLD'S SCALLOPS AND OYSTERS ARE MYSTERIOUSLY DYING OUT. British Columbia’s share of Canada’s aquaculture industry is in a tailspin.  http://qz.com/311345/the-worlds-scallops-and-oysters-are-mysteriously-dying-out/


Bloomberg, December 15, 2014
-▶ OYSTER HERPES' KILLER VIRUS THREATENS $4 BILLION INDUSTRY http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-14/oyster-herpes-killer-virus-threatens-4-billion-industry.html



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                        GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FARMED-FISH

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“FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz


-▶  WHEN FARMED FISH ESCAPE: YOU COULD BE EATING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FRANKENFISH WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT http://gizmodo.com/5916306/you-could-be-eating-genetically-engineered-frankenfish-without-even-knowing-it


April 24, 2013 Guardian Environment
 ▶ GM SALMON'S GLOBAL HQ - 1,500 HIGH IN THE PANAMANIAN RAINFOREST - WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO HIDE? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/24/genetically-modified-salmon-aquabounty-panama-united-stat



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                          FARMING SALMON IN CONFINED CAGES

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WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING  http://sco.lt/7kUpVp



                                                     VIDEO

       FARMED SALMON EXPOSED: THE WORST FISH YOU CAN EAT -  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/30/farmed-salmon-exposed.aspx


Tidal Vision, December 23, 2014
 -▶ THREE FACTS ABOUT FARMED SALMON THAT WILL SHOCK YOU http://tidalvisionusa.com/3-facts-about-farmed-salmon-that-will-shock-you/


The Fish Site, February 09, 2015
 ▶ PANCREAS DISEASE THREAT TO WILD SALMON FROM ESCAPED NORWEGIAN FARMED SALMON  http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/25085/pancreas-disease-threat-from-escaped-norwegian-salmon


-▶ FOOD SAFETY AGENCY SHOULD PROTECT PUBLIC, NOT COVER UP VIRUS FOR SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY http://commonsensecanadian.ca/food-safety-agency-should-protect-public-not-cover-up-virus-for-salmon-farming-industry-cfia-isav-kibenge/


                                                      WATCH
                                SALMON CONFIDENTIAL 1:09:14

                            2013 British Columbia Documentary

                      INDUSTRIAL SALMON FISH FARMS VIRUSES

                  DESTROYING NATURAL SALMON POPULATION
                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2AUHpuJzac


August 24, 2013 Herald Scotland
-▶ SCIENTISTS CLAIM SEA LICE IN FISH FARMS KILL ONE THIRD OF WILD SALMON http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/scientists-claim-sea-lice-in-farms-kill-one-third-of-wild-salmon.21946288


CBC News, January 08, 2015
▶ SEA LICE PESTICIDES USED IN SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY MAY BE HAZARDOUS  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sea-lice-pesticides-used-in-salmon-industry-may-be-hazardous-1.2894258


Oceana, July 22, 2014
 ▶ CHILEAN SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY FOUND TO USE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF ANTIBIOTICS WORLDWIDE http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/07/chilean-salmon-industry-found-to-use-highest-amount-of-antibiotics-worldwide


SCOTTISH FISH FARMERS USE RECORD AMOUNTS OF PESTICIDES, DESTROYING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/4i52I5


Earth Justice

SALMON MUST BE PROTECTED FROM PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/features/salmon-must-be-protected-from-pesticides


                                                  WATCH

                                       FACTORY FARMED FISH
▶ THE MASSIVE POLLUTION AND CONDITION UNDER A FISH FARM IN NORWAY : Lerøy west (English subtitle) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIShIjPbIE


Blue Planet Society, February 15, 2015
 ▶ WE MUST DEMAND SEAL-SAFE FARMED SALMON http://blueplanetsociety.blogspot.com/2009/07/it-is-now-time-for-seal-friendly-farmed.html


Quartz, July 21, 2014
 ▶ AMERICA CATCHES SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST SALMON BUT EATS SOME OF THE WORST. THE CRAZY EXPORT, IMPORT BUSINESS OF WILD FISH Instead of demanding their own Pacific salmon, Americans are mostly eating the blander-tasting, farmed Atlantic variety imported from countries like Norway and Chile, or other farmed fish from China. The crazy export, re-import business of wild fish http://qz.com/234197/america-catches-some-of-the-worlds-best-salmon-but-eats-some-of-the-worst/


                                                      SHRIMP

                 THE MASSIVE HIDDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRICE TAG

               DESTROYING MANGROVE FORESTS AND OUR OCEANS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7eonir


Truthout, December 07, 2014
- ▶ ENCLOSING THE AQUATIC COMMONS IN BRAZIL - AQUACULTURE: THE PARTITIONING OF BRAZIL'S OCEAN AND RIVERS THREATENS SMALL-SCALE FISHING FAMILIES. The federal government has implemented a plan for privatizing water resources that can then be used by private companies for fish farming, and its objective is to produce 20 million tons of fish annually through aquaculture. Privatizing the water in this way enables companies to intensively produce one type of fish in an area, without the fish having to compete with other species for food and space. Raising fish through aquaculture, however, requires the use of countless chemicals and has led to the displacement of small-scale fishermen and women. http://truth-out.org/news/item/27824-the-partitioning-of-brazil-s-ocean-and-rivers-threatens-small-scale-fishing-families


Energy Live News, July 01, 2014
-▶  SEAFOOD "COULD BE COOKED BY CLIMATE CHANGE" We could reach a point where governments battle it out over dwindling pockets of seafood. Big predators such as tuna could move and aquacultures – which can farm carnivorous species such as salmon – need fish meal and if these smaller fish move there could be a real “price hike”.

http://www.energylivenews.com/2014/07/01/seafood-could-be-cooked-by-climate-change/


Earth Policy Institute, March 27, 2014

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE FACT SHEET http://www.earth-policy.org/press_room/C68/fisheries_and_aquaculture_fact_sheet


The Blog Aquatic November 21, 2014
- ▶ 5 REASONS YOU DEPEND ON HEALTHY FISHERIES  http://blog.oceanconserva

ncy.org/2014/11/21/5-reasons-you-depend-on-healthy-fisheries/


EMagazine.com, May 1, 2013
FREE RANGE FISH: THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROMISE OF OPEN OCEAN FISH FARMS? open ocean fish farms may be the solution to a whole range of environmental problems. Not the crowded, close-to-shore pens where fish are trapped like caged chickens, requiring doses of antibiotics which leak, along with the concentrated wastes, into surrounding water. But submersible net pens, more than 150 feet apart, where ocean currents disperse waste, and fish swim and live in the closest possible approximation to their natural habitat. Free-range fish. - See more at: http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/free-range-fish/

 

August 19, 2013 National Geographic

-▶ CAN NEW SHARK-RESISTANT NETS SPUR RESPONSIBLE AQUACULTURE? http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/19/can-new-shark-resistant-nets-spur-responsible-aquaculture/


August 17, 2012 The Fish Site

NIGERIA: N1.17 BILLION INVESTED ON BAYELSA AQUACULTURE FARMS http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21030/n117-billion-invested-on-bayelsa-aquaculture-farms

 

QUESTScience, February 13, 2014

ARE VEGETARIAN FISH THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING? 

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/13/vegetarian-farmed-fish-may-be-key-to-sustainable-aquaculture/

                            INFOGRAPHIC:  FARMED FISH DIETS

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/13/infographic-can-farmed-fish-go-vegetarian/



                          IS 'SUSTAINABLE' SEAFOOD A FANTASY?

                                     FARMED FISH vs WILD FISH                  

                                           http://sco.lt/5ZTLhR


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              WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING

COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING - WHAT ARE WE DOING? http://sco.lt/84rBVx


                                                    VIDEO

                                       EMPTYING OUR OCEANS

              THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k


WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z


                                                    AQUAPONICS: 

            GROWING FISH AND ORGANIC LEAFY GREENS TOGETHER

                               http://www.leadsleap.com/go/48619


                                                             VIDEO

                                           WHAT IS AQUAPONICS?

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26xpMCXP9bw


THE FARMING TECHNIQUE THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE EAT http://sco.lt/7YO4vZ

 

The Ideas Arcade, March 02, 2014
▶  GROWING FRESH ORGANIC VEGETABLES AND FISH TOGETHER - WITHOUT SOIL:  FEEDING THE WORLD WITH AQUAPONICS http://www.theideasarcade.com/growing-food-without-soil-feeding-world-aquaponics/


 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                           http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


                         EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 



                 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 -▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49

  -▶ CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY? http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

  -▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 -▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

 


pdjmoo's insight:

        CAN WE DOMESTICATE WILD FISH -- AND SHOULD WE?'

Fish Swim Freely In the Ocean Playing A Crucial role in the natural bio ecosystem that supports life on our  planet.  When the ocean is out of balance, so is the planet...playing a major part in climate change.

Factory-Farming Fish in cramped, almost motionless quarters cannot be healthy and breeds a more, bigger, faster profit mentality as great expense to both the health of humans, fish and environment.

Fed with either depleted ocean wild stock or gmo soy unnatural foods, they are not bred by natural selection as they would in the wild but highly inbred in captivity. Just as hatchery bred fish was not the answer for depleted wild salmon runs and the dam devastations , neither is this human interference with natural selection for the food we consume.. They also are fed antibiotics and require pesticides for lice that must be used when raised in confined cages in large quantities which the fish ingest and we eat.

This is another huge, corporate animal corporate factory farming business where the bottom-line and profits drives decisions and, as with the mega pig and chicken factory farms, where profits override the welfare and health of the animals "produced" for human consumption, here we have NO regulations, NO Oversight, NO labeling in place.

                                             65 BILLION ANIMALS

                     RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS

                             DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS

                                               http://sco.lt/6GRczB


Corporate trawlers have already emptied out and wrecked our oceans.

WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z


So... what are we eating?  Have we simply sacrificed our oceans for another huge global corporate business that writes its' own laws and keeps fed on the glowing public relations wheel until we have completely ravaged the environment, nature, and her natural, crucial biodiversity to the point of extinction and humans get sicker and sicker along with the planet? Deforestation, resource extractions, poisoning of our soils, water and food, massive extinction of our animals and wildlife...all for the bottom line...have created a massive imbalance in our biosphere producing climate change..remember this.  Perhaps, this time, we can get ahead of the game and create a truly sustainable, legal value-based practice that is for the good of all species on this planet, not just for Wall Street @pdjmoo


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Is European tinned-tuna giant Bolton the latest company to change its tuna?

Is European tinned-tuna giant Bolton the latest company to change its tuna? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

European tinned-tuna giant Bolton has started 2012 with a press release full of highly ambiguous language about its environmental commitments.
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Oceans: Why are they important? - To Humans and All Life

Oceans: Why are they important? - To Humans and All Life | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface, and provide 99% of the world's living space, but mankind is slowly destroying a key source of food, the planet's thermostat and a home to millions of species.
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Ocean's carbon budget balanced: Supply of food to midwater organisms balanced with demands for food: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140320115802.htm
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"Planet Ocean" A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand


                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.


                                                      WATCH

                              Exceptional Documentary  (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                       How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                              For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

           http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean


This award-winning documentary, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand - the noted environmentalist, journalist, and photographer, pivots around the relationship between the Earth's oceans and the entire planet's ecosystem...This incredible film shows How the Extinction of One Species Creates A Chain Reaction, Changing the Chemistry and biodiversity in the Seas creating Global Warming, Climate Change and Ocean Acidification. How Industrial Civilization Is Destroying The World Around It.  The Impacts and  Consequences. http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

   

WATCH:  "PLANET OCEAN" EXCERPTS https://www.youtube.com/user/PlanetOceanTheMovie



Summit County Citizens Voice, February 01, 2015
- ▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD STARVE OCEANS OF OXYGEN : ‘Our modern ocean is moving into a state that has no precedent in human history’ http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/01/global-warming-could-starve-oceans-of-oxygen/


One Green Planet, January 15, 2015
- ▶ THIS INCREDIBLE ORGANIZATION USES PHOTOS TO TELL STORIES OF THE OCEAN AND INSPIRE CHANGE  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/sealegacy-photos-to-tell-stories-of-the-ocean/


- ▶ THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY http://sco.lt/7DQPDd


HGN October 16, 2013
- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO UNDERMINE EVERY CORNER OF GLOBAL OCEANS BY 2100 http://www.hngn.com/articles/15007/20131016/climate-change-undermine-corner-global-oceans-2100.htm?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_102949


Summit Voice, November 14, 2014
- ▶ THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS COOKING: OCEANS AT ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES  Global ocean temperatures have soared to the highest level in recorded history this year, and the rate of warming has accelerated since April, according to scientists with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/14/global-warming-oceans-at-all-time-record-high-temps/


EarthBlog, Augut 04, 2014
- ▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


                       THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/599jsH



                                             DEEP END - NEWSWEEK

THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE http://sco.lt/5pUYyX


                                                DEEP SEA MINING 

RUSH' MOVES CLOSER, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5


                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING

                  SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN:

       AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS

                                             http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9



▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73


-▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd



                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/



                                           ANOTHER GREAT WATCH

                                  Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                                        "HOME"

                                        An Exquisite Story of Our World

 http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/




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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST: Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe

OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST: Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Since the industrial revolution began, we have released 2 trillion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, and about one-third of it went into the ocean. We initially thought that the ocean taking up CO2 was a good thing – because it took it out of the atmosphere. Unfortunately, we were wrong.  There has been a 30% increase in the acidity of the ocean since 1700, and we now expect that by 2100, it will have become a 100% increase. This constitutes a rate of change in ocean chemistry that is 10 times anything scientists can document over the last 50 million years.


                                                WATCH

                     OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IN A NUTSHELL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=d0kacyyLVB4


Mongabay May 08, 2014
-▶ UNDERWATER HORRORS:  SHELLS OF MARINE LIFE MELTING OFF THE COAST OF U.S. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0508-hance-sea-butterflies-ocean-acidification.html


Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - AN INTRODUCTION - THE TWIN SISTER TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.awi.de/en/news/focus/2013/ocean_acidification/


Guardian Environment, October 2, 2013
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS UNPRECEDENTED IN EARTH'S KNOW HISTORY - THE NEXT MASS EXTINCTION MAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/03/ocean-acidification-carbon-dioxide-emissions-levels


August 26, 2013 Time Magazine
-▶ HOW OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE WORSE http://science.time.com/2013/08/26/ocean-acidification-will-make-climate-change-worse/


Summit County Citizens Voice, April 11,2015
-▶ HOW MUCH ACIDIFICATION CAN THE OCEANS TAKE? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/11/climate-how-much-acidification-can-the-oceans-take/


August 25, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ RAPIDLY RISING CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS IN THE ATMOSPHERE ARE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE IN OUR OCEANS AS THEY BECOME MORE ACIDIC, SCIENTISTS WARN
Experts claim current rate of change is likely to be more than 10 times faster than it has ever been in Earth's history  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/25/rising-acid-levels-seas-endanger-marine-poertner


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 27, 2015
-▶ REPORT SHOWS GROWING IMPACTS OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/27/report-shows-growing-impacts-of-ocean-acidification/


May 6, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment
-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE IS RAPIDLY ALTERING THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ARCTIC AND THE CHANGES WILL LAST MANY THOUSAND OF YEARS, REPORT SAYS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341


The Vancouver Sun, October 25, 2013
-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS THREATENS TO CHANGE ENTIRE MARINE ECOSYSTEM http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Acidification+oceans+threatens+change+entire+marine+ecosystem/9085021/story.htm


SciDev.Net, November 15, 2013
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION SET TO SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL http://www.scidev.net/global/climate-change/scidev-net-at-large/ocean-acidification-set-to-spiral-out-of-control.html


Guardian Environment, October 05, 2014
-▶ FISH FAILING TO ADAPT TO RISING CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS IN OCEAN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/06/fish-failing-to-adapt-to-rising-carbon-dioxide-levels-in-ocean


New Scientist, April 20, 2015
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION MIGHT BE SHRINKING SOME MARINE SPECIES As ocean acidification begins to bite, some marine species might adapt by shrinking – threatening the profitability of commercial fisheries. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27385-miniature-sea-snails-found-in-acidic-sea-near-volcanic-seeps.html#.VTaU32ZQW6A


NOAA Fisheries,
-▶ HELP FROM KELP: SEAWEED KELP FORESTS TO HELP WITH OCEAN ACIDIFICATION. Many seaweeds, including kelp, thrive in acidifying ocean waters. They take up CO2 and nutrients from their environment, improving water quality as they grow by drawing down levels of the dissolved acid along with nitrogen and  phosphorus. Seaweeds also give off oxygen, which can help with dead zones.  The combination may result in seaweed farms acting as protective “halos” that mitigate acidification and pollution locally while creating habitat for marine species. When the seaweed is harvested it takes the excess carbon and nitrogen with it, effectively removing them from the ocean
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/aquaculture/homepage_stories/paul_allen_grant.html


August 26, 2013 Salon
-▶ HOW OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HARMS SEA LIFE AND WORSENS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.salon.com/2013/08/26/how_ocean_acidification_harms_sealife_and_worsens_climate_change/


                                             SEA CHANGE

                                          The Seattle Times

         CAN SEA LIFE ADAPT TO SOURING, ACIDIFYING  OCEANS? http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/nov/2/can-sea-life-adapt/?cmpid=newscred


Guardian Environment, April 13, 2014
-▶ ENTIRE MARINE FOOD CHAIN AT RISK FROM RISING CO2 LEVELS IN WATER http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/14/entire-marine-food-chain-at-risk-from-rising-co2-levels-in-water


Summit Voice, January 21, 2012

-▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  IS CO2 DRIVING FISH CRAZY? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/21/global-warming-is-co2-driving-fish-crazy/

 

- ▶  10 MARINE SPECIES ON THE BRINK OF MASS EXTINCTION DUE TO OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://sco.lt/6Bg7KT


Science AAAS, August 15, 2014

-▶ ACIDIFYING OCEANS IMPAIR SHARK SENSES. Ocean waters are becoming increasingly acidic as they absorb the atmospheric CO2 released by human activities. Previous research has shown that CO2-rich, acidic waters may impair the ability of reef fish to smell predators. http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/08/acidifying-waters-impair-shark-senses


May 12, 3013 About My Planet

-ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS RISKING ECOSYSTEMS
http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/climate-change/acidification-risking-ecosystems-of-oceans/


                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                          PBS NewsHour - 3 Part
-▶ CHANGING OCEAN CHEMISTRY THREATENS ALASKAN CRABS, SHELLED OCEAN CREATURES - OCEAN ACIDIFICATION INCREASING http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/09/changing-ocean-chemistry-threatens-alaskan-crabs-1.html


 Grist, July 02, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION COULD BE CREATING FRIENDLESS FISH AS THEY LOSE THEIR ABILITY TO RECOGNIZED EACH OTHER http://grist.org/climate-energy/ocean-acidification-could-be-creating-friendless-fish/

 

The Conservation, January 29, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HAMPERING FISHES' EYESIGHT, LEAVING THEM VULNERABLE TO PREDATORS http://theconversation.com/ocean-acidification-leaving-fish-in-the-dark-study-22538


Mongabay, December 03, 2014
-▶ ANIMALS DISSOLVING DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS. Marine snails, also known as sea butterflies, are dissolving in the Southern Seas due to anthropogenic carbon emissions, according to a new study in Nature GeoScience. Scientists have discovered that the snail's shells are being corroded away as pH levels in the ocean drop due to carbon emissions, a phenomenon known as ocean acidification. The snails in question, Limacina helicina antarctica, play a vital role in the food chain, as prey for plankton, fish, birds, and even whales. http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1203-hance-ocean-acidification-dissolving-snails.html


New Scientist, November 25, 2014

 - ▶  ANIMALS ARE ALREADY DISSOLVING IN SOUTHERN OCEAN

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22531-animals-are-already-dissolving-in-southern-ocean-acid.html


- ▶  RISE OF ACID OCEAN EATS AWAY BASE OF FOOD CHAIN http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/rise-of-acid-ocean-eats-away-base-of-food-chain-8348892.html


ClimateProgress, February 06, 2015
-▶ MAINE REPORT WARNS OF 'URGENT' NEED TO ADDRESS OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - LUCRATIVE LOBSTERS AND CRUSTACEANS AT RISK http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/06/3619987/maine-ocean-acidification-report/


Grist, January 08, 2015
-▶ GET READY FOR ENDLESSLY GROSS SHRIMP, THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND ACIDIFYING OCEANS http://grist.org/list/get-ready-for-endlessly-gross-shrimp-thanks-to-climate-change/


CBS News, Februay2, 2015
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION SPELLS TROUBLE FOR SHELLFISH http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ocean-acidification-spells-trouble-for-shellfish-industry/


June 14, 2013 New Scientist
-▶ ACIDIFYING SEAWATER SEES OYSTERS IN RACE TO GROW SHELLS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23707-acidifying-seawater-sees-oysters-in-race-to-grow-shells.html


San Jose Mercury News, April 30, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE:  PACIFIC OCEAN ACIDITY DISSOLVING SHELLS OF KEY SPECIES http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25664175/climate-change-pacific-ocean-acidity-dissolving-shells-key


Quartz, May 02, 2014

-▶ THE OCEAN IS SO ACIDIC IT'S EATING AWAY THE SHELLS OF SEA SNAILS http://qz.com/205180/the-ocean-is-so-acidic-its-eating-away-the-shells-of-sea-snails/


Climate Progress, February 26, 2014

-▶ ACIDIC WATERS KILL 10 MILLION SCALLOPS OFF VANCOUVER http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/26/3332141/ocean-acidification-kills-scallops/


 June 29, 2013 Climate Central
-▶ ACID OCEANS THREATEN BILLION-DOLLAR OYSTER BUSINESS http://www.climatecentral.org/news/acid-oceans-threaten-billion-dollar-oyster-business-16168


RTCC News, March 02, 2015
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION ATTACK ON ALGAE DAMAGING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://www.rtcc.org/2015/03/02/ocean-acidification-attack-on-algae-damaging-marine-ecosystems/


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XBBC News, November 17, 2013
-▶ EMISSIONS OF CO2 DRIVING RAPID OCEANS 'ACID TRIP'  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24904143


May 6, 2013
-▶ SCIENTISTS SOUND ALARM AT ARCTIC OCEAN'S RAPID ACIDIFICATION  Now at highest levels in at least 55 million years http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_sound_alarm_at_Arctic_Oceans_rapid_acidification_999.html


September 13, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
-▶ RESEARCHERS REPORT STARTLING RATE OF ACIDIFICATION IN PARTS OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/13/climate-researchers-report-startling-rate-of-acidification-in-parts-of-the-arctic-ocean/


                                 ============================


-▶ GREENLAND', ARCTIC, ANTARCTICA MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/819UHZ


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Summit County Citizens Voice, February 01, 2015
- ▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD STARVE OCEANS OF OXYGEN : ‘Our modern ocean is moving into a state that has no precedent in human history’ http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/01/global-warming-could-starve-oceans-of-oxygen/


May 7, 2013 The Independent
-▶ THE ACID OCEAN: ARCTIC' SOARING CO2 LEAVES FISH AND HUNTERS GASPING FOR LIFE http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/the-acid-ocean-arctics-soaring-co2-leaves-fish-and-hunters-gasping-for-life-8606805.html


Crosscut News, June 16, 2014

-▶ ACID SEAS THREATEN CREATURES THAT SUPPLY HALF OF THE WORLD'S OXYGEN http://crosscut.com/2014/06/16/environment/120507/aboard-rv-melville-ocean-acidfication-baskin/


Daily Kos, October 4, 2013
-▶ THE OCEANS ARE DYING:  OXYGEN IS DEPLETING, ACIDITY RISING AT FASTEST RATE IN 3 MILLION YEARS http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/04/1243700/-The-Oceans-are-Dying-Oxygen-is-Depleting-Acidity-Rising-at-Fastest-Rate-in-300-000-000-Years


Phys.org, November 10, 2014
 - ▶  NEW GLOBAL MAPS DETAIL HUMAN-CAUSED OCEAN ACIDIFICATION  A team of scientists has published the most comprehensive picture yet of how acidity levels vary across the world's oceans, providing a benchmark for years to come as enormous amounts of human-caused carbon emissions continue to wind up at sea.  http://phys.org/news/2014-11-global-human-caused-ocean-acidification.html#jCp


                                                       VIDEO
                                        OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
                A Threat to Economies and Cultures Around the World
http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/08/21/video-ocean-acidification-a-threat-to-economies-and-cultures-around-the-world/

                                                 Smithsonian

                                http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-acidification



Phys.Org, February 16, 2015
-▶ THINK OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IS NOT A PROBLEM. THINK AGAIN. SATELLITE IMAGES REVEAL IT FROM SPACE  http://phys.org/news/2015-02-satellite-images-reveal-ocean-acidification.html


Blue and Green Tomorrow, October 09, 2014

-▶ WORSENING OCEAN ACIDIFICATION THREATENS HUMANS AND MARINE LIFE, UK SCIENTISTS WARN http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/10/09/worsening-ocean-acidification-threatens-humans-and-marine-life-uk-scientists-warn/


New York Times, March 02, 2012

-▶ PACE OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HAS NO PARALLEL IN 300 MILLION YEARS http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/pace-of-ocean-acidification-has-no-parallel-in-300-million-years-paper-finds/


 Aeon, February 18, 2014
-▶ ACID TRAP: EARTH'S OCEANS ARE BEGINNING TO WARM AND TURN ACIDIC, ENDANGERING PLANKTON AND THE ENTIRE MARINE FOOD CHAIN http://aeon.co/magazine/nature-and-cosmos/plankton-the-tiny-sentinels-of-the-deep/


National Geographic, September 02, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM DOMESTIC TO INTERNATIONAL http://newswatch.


Mongabay, February 24, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING 10 TIMES FASTER THAN ANYTIME IN THE LAST 55 MILLION YEARS, PUTTING POLAR ECOSYSTEMS AT RISK http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0224-salisbury-ocean-acidifying-ten-times-faster.html


NOAA, August 06, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION RISES, MARINE ECONOMY SINKS http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/06/noaa-ocean-acidification-marine-economy/

 

                                      SPECIAL REPORT - VIDEO
                                            The Seattle Times
                              SEA CHANGE:  OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
                                                 PART 1:

-▶ PACIFIC OCEAN PERILOUS TURN OVERVIEW

Ocean acidification, the lesser-known twin of climate change, threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom.
http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/pacific-ocean-perilous-turn-overview/

 

                                                 PART 2:

-▶ SCIENTISTS FEAR OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL DRIVE COLLAPSE OF ALASKA'S ICONIC CRAB FISHERY http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/alaska-crab-industry/


 Salon, August 09, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION POSES IMMINENT THREAT TO ALASKAN FISHING COMMUNITIES. A new report reveals that keeping fisheries sustainable is going to be a serious challenge in the years to come http://www.salon.com/2014/08/09/ocean_acidification_is_an_imminent_threat_to_alaskan_fishing_communities_partner/


Scientific American, August 06, 2014
-▶ WHICH OCEAN SPECIES WILL OUTLAST THE RISING ACIDITY OF SEAWATER? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/which-ocean-species-will-outlast-the-rising-acidity-of-seawater/


  -▶ MARINE SPECIES WON'T SURVIVE UNLESS DRASTIC PROTECTION POLICIES PUT IN PLACE http://sco.lt/8uDoNV


                                                      VIDEOS
                                     Vancouver Island University
                    OCEAN ACIDIFICATION:  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE? 

         http://www.viu.ca/deepbay/resources/OceanAcidifictaion.asp


 Phys Org, June 16, 2014
-▶ HOW MARINE LIFE IS RESPONDING TO OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://phys.org/news/2014-06-marine-life-ocean-acidification.html



Bloomberg, May 02, 2014

-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE BEAT HISTORIC LEVEL EVERY DAY LAST MONTH. “We’re running out of time, but not solutions,” Ed Chen, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said... “The next big step is to limit, for the first time, carbon pollution being spewed by our power plants.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/carbon-dioxide-exceeds-historic-threshold-through-april.html

 

Outreach - International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION MAY INCREASE BY 170 PERCENT THIS CENTURY http://www.stakeholderforum.org/sf/outreach/index.php/previous-editions/cop-19/199-cop19-day10-water-and-oceans/11637-ocean-acidification-may-increase-by-170-per-cent-this-century

 

 - ▶  OCEANS WILL NOT SURVIVE "BUSINESS AS USUAL" http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/03/oceans-will-not-survive-lsquobusiness-as-usualrsquo/

 

                                    THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

              AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                        http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


 PBS Newshour, December 05, 2012

 - ▶  CORAL REEFS AND SHELLFISH BATTLE ACIDIFYING OCEANS  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/climate-change/july-dec12/acidification_12-05.html

 

July 3, 2013 About My Planet
-▶ CLOWNFISH LOSE HEARING IN ACIDIC WATERS: SPELLS DEATH TO CORAL REEFS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/clownfish-lose-hearing-in-acidic-waters/


Wildlife Extra News -

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE STOPS REEF FISH DETECTING PREDATORS. Coral reef fish have been proved to lose their sense of predators as a result of too much CO2 in the water. Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is absorbed into ocean waters, where it dissolves and lowers the pH of the water. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/reef-fish-climate-change-478.html#cr


Ocean Conservancy, May 23, 2014
-▶ HOW MEMBERS OF U.S. CONGRESS ARE TAKING ACTION ON OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/05/23/how-members-of-congress-are-taking-action-on-ocean-acidification/

 
                                               SEA CHANGE

                                          The Seattle Times

             CAN SEA LIFE ADAPT TO SOURING, ACIDIFYING  OCEANS? http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/nov/2/can-sea-life-adapt/?cmpid=newscred

 

Inter Press Service, October 15, 2013
-▶ NO SAFE HAVENS IN INCREASINGLY ACID OCEANS
Oil, gas and coal are contaminating the world’s oceans from top to bottom, threatening the lives of more than 800 million people, a new study warns http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/10/no-safe-havens-in-increasingly-acid-oceans/


May 7, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶ ACIDIFICATION: THE LATEST UNKNOWN FOR STRESSED ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://planetark.org/wen/68601


Summit County, November 14, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE: OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL HAVE HUGE COSTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/14/61627/


September 13, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice

-▶ RESEARCHERS REPORT STARTLING RATE OF ACIDIFICATION IN PARTS OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/13/climate-researchers-report-startling-rate-of-acidification-in-parts-of-the-arctic-ocean/

 

July 2, 2013 Montreal Gazette

-▶ UNPRECEDENTED OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM GREENHOUSE GASES PUTTING CANADIAN WATERS AT RISK: REPORT http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/environment/Unprecedented%20ocean%20acidification%20from/8607447/story.html

 

 May 7, 2013 Mother Jones

-▶ 10 KEY FINDINGS FROM A RAPIDLY ACIDIFYING ARCTIC OCEAN http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/05/arctic-ocean-rapidly-getting-more-acidic

 

May 23, 2013 New York Times

-▶ OYSTER SHELLS ARE AN ANTACID TO THE OCEANS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/science/oyster-shells-are-an-antacid-to-the-oceans.html?_r=0

 

June 17, 2013 Grist
-▶ OYSTER HATCHERIES PUT HEARTBURN MEDS IN THE WATER TO FIGHT OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://grist.org/list/oyster-hatcheries-put-heartburn-meds-in-the-water-to-fight-ocean-acidification/

 

 

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                                      GREENLAND'S MELTING

    CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN

                                            http://sco.lt/8bjv73


               CLIMATE CHANGE: CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER 

               THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM

                                           http://sco.lt/8eWiUz

                       ====================================


Climate Progress, March 2, 2014

-▶ THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS TURNING SOUR MUCH FASTER THAN EXPECTED, STUDY SHOWS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/28/3420290/ocean-acidifying-quickly/

 

BBC News - March 26, 2014
-▶ HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL ACIDIFY THE OCEANS 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. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26746039


 -▶ 'WE ARE FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL," PACIFIC ISLAND LEADER WARNS:  Atolls are at risk of becoming uninhabitable as sea levels rise, Marshall islands president will tell summit... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/01/pacific-islands-climate-change

 

April 26, 2013 Terra Daily

-▶ RISING SEAS WASHING AWAY PACIFIC LEADER'S HOME ISLAND Rising seas washing away Pacific leader's home island http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Rising_seas_washing_away_Pacific_leaders_home_island_999.html

 

June 24, 2013 Nation of Change
-▶ SCIENTIST: 'MIAMI, AS WE KNOW IT TODAY, IS DOOMED.  IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF IF, IT'S A QUESTION OF WHEN http://www.nationofchange.org/scientist-miami-we-know-it-today-doomed-it-s-not-question-if-it-s-question-when-1372079135

 

 

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                         CLIMATE CHANGE, CARBON, C02

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            OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE BOMB. 

            THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                          http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


                       COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                          http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


                          PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

      FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


 

-▶ ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS, OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE  http://sco.lt/6SoeAL


 -▶ HIGH MERCURY LEVELS IN ANTARCTIC WATERS SEA 4x MORE THAN...http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/961166086/high-mercury-levels-in-antarctic-waters-sea-4x-more-than

 

                                                        WATCH 

                                      "MERCURY RISING" Short Film

                                      Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                              http://sco.lt/6nrixF

 


 Understanding the UN Climate Science Reports, May 2014
 - ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS FOR FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/Resources/Climate-and-Energy/Climate-Change-Implications-for-Fisheries-and-Aquaculture.aspx


April 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography
-▶ WHAT DOES 400 ppm LOOK LIKE?  THE KEELING CURVE  http://keelingcurve.ucsd.edu/what-does-this-number-mean/


                                             DEEP SEA MINING

'GOLD RUSH' MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5



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-▶  DEEP END : THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE  http://sco.lt/5pUYyX


 -▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEAN: IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz


 -▶ WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE FOR 75 YEARS http://grist.org/news/we-have-known-about-climate-change-for-75-years/

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                                 SEA CHANGE:

               THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                         http://sco.lt/51LeCn


                                                          VIDEO:

                                TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                        CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE?

                                               http://sco.lt/6iy6ID

 

                                        VERY IMPORTANT WATCH

                                              "PLANET OCEAN"

                      An Amazing Film, Great Cinemaphotography

                                           by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                              http://sco.lt/9FB89B

 

-▶ -▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT": UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE - NEW IPCC REPORT  http://sco.lt/6heNd3

 

 

                                              POWERFUL WATCH

                                            USA State Department

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 April 2013 398.25ppm

-▶ -▶ EARTH'S CO2 HOME PAGE http://co2now.org/

 

 

-▶ -▶ THE VIBRANT OCEANS INITIATIVE:  BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES INVEST $53 MILLION IN OCEAN RESTORATION http://sco.lt/6VBiL3

 

 

 

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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, February 20, 2014 7:13 AM

It is well known that CO2 warms the planet, but less well-known that it also makes the alkaline seas more acidic when it is absorbed from the air

 

Acid trap

Earth’s oceans are beginning to warm and turn acidic, endangering plankton and the entire marine food chain >>  http://aeon.co/magazine/nature-and-cosmos/plankton-the-tiny-sentinels-of-the-deep/

 

Jose's curator insight, March 20, 2014 12:22 PM

When reading this article i find it amazing what is going on around the world. Places like Antarctica are changing dramatically in ways people are not in control of. What used to be an icy and colder places is now deteriorating and melting. I find it scary in a way because what else is going to change as the years go by. What are the next generation of people going to be apart of or get to witnesses now that many places and things are coming closer to be extinct. 

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, April 14, 2014 1:57 PM

our ocean needs LOVE 

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Overfishing of the seas, a Short Film by Uli Henrik Streckenbach.

Overfishing of the seas, a Short Film by Uli Henrik Streckenbach. | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
I love finding amazing student work, and this is a great example. This short film about the fishing industry, its impact on our oceans, the environment, and the world in general is absolutely top n...
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