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The world's largest 'waste dump' is found in the Pacific Ocean

The world's largest 'waste dump' is found in the Pacific Ocean | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                             THE TRASH VORTEX

                                           Greenpeace International
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/oceans/fit-for-the-future/pollution/trash-vortex/



One Green Planet, March 04, 2015
HOW THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH IS DESTROYING THE OCEANS AND THE FUTURE FOR MARINE LIFE. Twice the size of Texas, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches for hundreds of miles across the North Pacific Ocean and is one of the most frightening examples of just how much human activity is violating the planet. Oceanographers and ecologists recently discovered that about 70 percent of marine debris actually sinks to the bottom of the ocean, so what we do know about the amount of waste in the ocean is likely just the very tip of the iceberg.

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/great-pacific-garbage-patch-is-destroying-the-oceans/


May 7, 2013 Mongabay

PLASTIC POLLUTION

If you were to travel from the United States of America to Japan, you would most likely encounter what could be described as the world's largest waste dump: a 100,000 tonne expanse of debris floating around a large region of the Pacific Ocean.... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0506-lloyd-pacific-pollution.html


Los Angeles Times, December 26, 2013
- ▶  PLASTIC GYRES: AN ECOSYSTEM OF OUR OWN MAKING COULD POSE MAJOR THREAT TO HUMANS AND SEA LIFE AS DANGEROUS PATHOGENS RELEASED INTO ENVIRONMENT http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-plastisphere-20131228,0,811701.story#axzz2p0CdZodP


                                                     WATCH

                "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/5sTmWv


Wildlife Extra News - October 2014
- ▶ 57 TONS OF MARINE DEBRIS REMOVED FROM NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS  http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/hawaii-debris-310.html#cr


Care2, October 30, 2014
- ▶ A SEA FULL OF TRASH:  TACKLING THE HUGE PLASTIC PROBLEM IN OUR OCEANS http://www.care2.com/causes/a-sea-full-of-trash-tackling-the-plastic-problem.html


Summit Voice, October 31, 2013
- ▶  REPORT: UTTER MISMANAGEMENT OF PLASTIC WASTE IS DEVASTING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/31/report-utter-mismanagement-of-plastic-waste-is-devasting-marine-ecoysystems/


TakePart, June 26, 2013
- ▶  TRASH IN THE OCEAN:  THE FLOOR OF THE PACIFIC IS POSITIVELY FILTHY http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/06/27/pacific-ocean-floor-garbage-trash

 

Care2, October 30, 2014
- ▶  A SEA FULL OF TRASH:  TACKLING THE HUGE PLASTIC PROBLEM IN OUR OCEANS http://www.care2.com/causes/a-sea-full-of-trash-tackling-the-plastic-problem.html


 

                                                      WATCH

                       "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)

                                           The Plastic Curse

A documentary that will give you an honest idea of how much contamination we are generating and how quickly we have to halt it in order to withstand the future.....http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/


- ▶  NEWLY DISCOVERED 'PLASTIC ISLAND' IN OCEANS SHOWS GLOBAL EPIDEMIC WORSENING http://sco.lt/7YMfth


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                 BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

            IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                               http://sco.lt/5LdeMb


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NPR, December 13, 2013
- ▶  HOW PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN IS CONTAMINATING YOUR SEAFOOD http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/12/250438904/how-plastic-in-the-ocean-is-contaminating-your-seafood


 Surprising Science, Smithsonian December 02, 2013
- ▶  WHERE DO HUMANS REALLY RANK ON THE FOOD CHAIN? http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/12/where-do-humans-really-rank-on-the-food-chain/

 

- ▶  CHEMICAL FROM PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOUND THROUGHOUT OCEANS .http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/03/ocean-bpa/

 

- ▶   OUR PLASTICS WILL POLLUTE OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS  http://sco.lt/7tYlQ9



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                                 DO WE HAVE THE COURAGE?
            A Moving Short FILM About MIDWAY  by Chris Jordan - http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1061944409/midway-a-short-film-by-chris-jordan-do-we-have-the-courage


- ▶  MIDWAY: BIRDS, SEA LIFE CONSUMING PLASTIC TO THEIR DEATH:  THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE  http://sco.lt/5P84GH

 

 July 26, 2013 Treehugger
- ▶  HAWAII'S PREDATORY FISH ARE EATING PLASTIC - AND WE'RE EATING THEM http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/hawaiis-predatory-fish-are-eating-plastic.html

 

July 3, 2013 About My Planet
- ▶  STUDY: PLASTIC WASTE LEVELS IN PACIFIC 100 TIMES GREATER THAN IN THE 1970'S http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/study-plastic-waste-levels-in-pacific-100-times-greater-than-in-the-1970s/


                                           GHOST FISHING

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP  http://sco.lt/7jiLC5


                              PLASTIC DEBRIS IN OUR OCEANS

KILLING AND POLLUTING OUR FOOD CHAIN, DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/7rye6j


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                                          MERMAID TEARS:

MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS A THREAT TO OUR OCEANS AND RIVERS http://sco.lt/50DEtV


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                                                       WATCH

               "UNWASTED: THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                        BEYOND RECYCLING

                                        http://sco.lt/6Gg2m9


▶   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 


 

 

 

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Makenzie Geiger's curator insight, December 3, 2015 10:04 AM

The Pacific Garbage Patch, which is a 100,000 ton of floating debris,is outrageous! I think that we need to protect our environment especially our oceans because when all else fails that is a big water source for lots of people across the globe. 

Cohen Adkins's curator insight, December 3, 2015 10:13 AM

In my opinion their should be more people enforcing the laws placed on littering not only the ocean but on land aswell.The earth should be kept as clean as possible to prevent people from getting sick and their would be a better production of food.The ocean contains many fish that are dieing from the trash that are in our oceans and if we just kept the ocean cleaner their would be a bigger production of food.  C.A

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VIDEO: Death Of The Oceans? BBC David Attenborough

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                            "DEATH OF THE OCEANS" (58:56)

                         BBC Nature - Sir David Attenborough

http://science.docuwat.ch/videos/david-attenborough/david-attenborough-death-of-the-ocean

 

Sir David Attenborough reveals the findings of one of the most ambitious scientific studies of our time - an investigation into what is happening to our oceans. He looks at whether it is too late to save their remarkable biodiversity...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyceFxHpUPo

 

 

April 7, 2013 - VIDEO
THE END OF FISH OR SUSTAINABLE FISHING, WHAT'S THE REAL STATUS OF FISHERIES?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzNPFaNbp3E

Running Time: 45:42

Dr. Ray Hilborn from the University of Washington, provides some eye-opening facts about our fisheries, some of the misperceptions about fishing being unsustainable, and the environmental impact of fishing versus agriculture and farming. If you're wondering whether the oceans can continue to be fished, you need to see this.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzNPFaNbp3E

 

April 23, 2013 The Pew Charitable Trusts

PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA NEED PROTECTION -- NOW http://ht.ly/kwM7B

 

 

-▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/8VOKzx

 

 

 

 

+++MORE ON OVERFISHING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?q=OVERFISHING

 

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 2, 2013 11:13 AM

Marine Scientists working as Never before to Save this precious Ecosystem *

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Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

October 15, 2013

-▶  THE HUMAN IMPACT OF MAJOR JELLYFISH BLOOM

Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what you might call menacing if you only had to deal with one or two. ... 

Research of 45 major marine ecosystems shows that 62% saw an uptick in blooms (pdf) since 1950. In those areas, surging jellyfish numbers have caused power plant outages, destroyed fisheries and cluttered the beaches of holiday destinations.

The proliferation of jellyfish appears to be related to humans’ impact on the oceans. The toll we take on the seas may augur a new world order of jellyfish disasters, which, in turn, could devastate the global economy. .. http://qz.com/133251/jellyfish-are-taking-over-the-seas-and-it-might-be-too-late-to-stop-them/

 

Oceana, July 24, 2014
-▶  PHOTOS:  A LOOK AT SOME OF THE OCEAN'S MOST BEAUTIFUL TENTACLES http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/07/photos-a-look-at-some-of-the-ocean-s-most-beautiful-tentacles

 

 

TerraDaily, March 19, 2013
-▶  OVERFISHING OF SMALL SPECIES CAUSES JELLYFISH CURSE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Overfishing_of_small_species_causes_jellyfish_curse_999.html

 

-▶  VIDEO: FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB: GOING, GOING..http://sco.lt/54Pqnh

 

 

                                            PHOTO GALLERY:

              THE JELLIFICATION OF THE SEAS http://sco.lt/5tUwa1

 

 

Guardian Environment, August 21, 2014
-▶  SPECTACULAR IMAGES OF JELLY FISH IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/aug/21/jellyfish-north-atlantic-in-pictures

 

ABC Science, Jnuary 15, 2013

-▶  THE "OMITHOPTER" JELLYFISH-INSPIRED FLYING MACHINE KEEPS UPRIGHT. Scientists have built the first ever flying machine that is capable of stable hovering simply by flapping its wings, using a movement similar to that of a swimming jellyfish. The new form of "ornithopter" is reported in Journal of the Royal Society Interface http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/01/15/3925459.htm

 

Grist, October 16, 2013
-▶  DRAMATIC CHARTS REVEAL CLIMATE CHANGE'S EFFECTS ON OCEANS 

Climate change is scrambling the oceans. It’s raising water temperatures, lowering pH levels, reducing oxygen availability, and driving down the size of wildlife populations the oceans can sustain.

http://grist.org/news/dramatic-charts-reveal-climate-changes-effects-on-oceans/

 

-▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE  http://sco.lt/8CFwcT

 

OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RIING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

 

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

 

 

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FIP-Berlin's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:56 AM

Zunahme der Quallen-Population und deren Auswirkung - nicht 'nur' im Wasser ... = Symptom kippender Öko- .... und .... - Wirtschaftssysteme

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A billion-dollar business puts species and people at risk

A billion-dollar business puts species and people at risk | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

April 28, 2012 IUCN, International Union for Conervation of Nature

At least 12% of groupers – globally-important food fish species that live on coral and rocky reefs – face extinction, putting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people around the world at risk, finds a report published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission’s (IUCN SSC) Grouper and Wrasse Specialist Group.

The study points to overfishing and the booming international luxury seafood trade as major threats to the survival of some grouper species, and to the livelihoods of those who depend on them for food and income. Its authors call for urgent conservation and management efforts to prevent further declines of these species... http://www.iucn.org/?uNewsID=12869

 

PHOTOS, VIDEO
THE AMAZING FROGFISH IS A MASTER OF DISGUISE http://grist.org/list/the-amazing-frogfish-is-a-master-of-disguis/

 

 

 

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The Vanishing Underwater Jungles VIDEO Can Sea Otters Save The Day?

The Vanishing Underwater Jungles VIDEO Can Sea Otters Save The Day? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                                      VIDEO

               April 26, 2013 - Australian Broadcasting Company

                      THE VANISHING UNDERWATER JUNGLES

Giant jungles of kelp were once so thick on Australia's East Coast, they were included on shipping maps. But scientists say the kelp's demise is linked to climate change - and the prognosis is poor for marine habitats..... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-26/the-vanishing-underwater-jungles/4654722


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


Science Daily, September 7, 2012
 -▶ HOW SEA OTTERS CAN REDUCE CO2 IN THE ATMOSPHERE: APPETITE FOR SEA URCHINS ALLOWS KELP TO THRIVE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120907161437.htm


                                        OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS

                  OTTERS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND POLLUTION

                                             http://sco.lt/8wDVFh


New York Times, February 27, 2012
 -▶ SEA OTTERS' FAILURE TO THRIVE IN MONTEREY BAY CONFOUNDS RESEARCHERS http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/science/sea-otters-failure-to-thrive-confounds-researchers.html?_r=3&


The Nature Conservancy, March 11, 2014
 -▶ RESTORING SEAGRASS: A NURSERY HABITAT FOR DISAPPEARING SEA LIFE http://blog.nature.org/science/2014/03/11/investing-in-seagrass


 -▶ GROWING SEA VEGETABLES: HARVESTING SEAFOOD IN WAYS THAT RESTORE, NOT DEPLETE, THE OCEAN - RESTORING UNDERWATER JUNGLES: SEA GRASS http://sco.lt/8MSWBd


NRDC Switchboard, October 7, 2013
 -▶ KELP FORESTS THRIVE IN CALIFORNIA'S UNDERWATER GARDENS http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/plehner/kelp_forests_thrive_in_califor.html


Summit Voice, October 11, 2014
 -▶ CAN SEA OTTERS BOUNCE BACK FROM THE BRINK?

 http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/11/are-california-sea-otters-on-the-verge-of-recovery/


National Geographic, April 12, 2013
 -▶ NEW DISEASES, TOXINS HARMING MARINE LIFE

 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/04/130412-diseases-health-animals-science-environment-oceans/


Take Part, September 13, 2014
 -▶ ANOTHER REASON TO SAVE SEA OTTERS:  THEY'RE HELPING FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/08/13/sea-otters-are-helping-fight-climate-change


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                                                  QUEST TV
                          SEA OTTERS vs CLIMATE CHANGE

http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/sea-otters-urchins-kelp-climate-change/

FULL REPORT: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). Recovery of a top predator mediates negative eutrophic effects on seagrass http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/08/23/1302805110


                                       OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST

                   Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe

                                             http://sco.lt/6U2Ftp


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                                          "SAVING OTTER 501"

                               LOVELY VIDEO, PBS Nature, Full Episode

California Otters facing myriad of survival issues, including pollution, overfishing http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/saving-otter-501/saving-otter-501/8446/


                                                        PHOTOS

                                        Mother Nature Network
 -▶ RIVER OTTERS, THE HARDEST WORKING CLOWNS IN THE WATER. Playful, curious, rambunctious and so much fun to watch, North American river otters are an important part of a healthy riparian habitat. River otters can be found near lakes, rivers, swamps and estuaries. Click through to see more photos of these adorable animals and learn more about just how amazing they are. (Text: Jaymi Heimbuch)

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/river-otters-hardest-working-clowns-in-the-water/you-otter-know


                                                        IN PHOTOS
RIVER OTTERS MAKING A COME BACK IN CALIFORNIA'S BAY AREA .
A sign not only that the local efforts put into habitat restoration are paying off, but that focusing on coexisting with wildlife in general can bring back native species to an area.

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/in-photos-river-otters-making-come-back-californias-bay-area.html



                                      THE FRESHWATER PROJECT

       IMPORTANT FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

                                             http://sco.lt/6w6DS5



▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM-BASED CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdazl


 

 

 

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Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe and Ethical? Corporations Creating and Patenting Life?

Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe and Ethical? Corporations Creating and Patenting Life? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

January 22, 2013 Global Possibilities

IS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON SAFE?

There are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial...

Frankenfish could be on your dinner plate by the end of the year.

On December 21, at the very end of the last business day before Christmas week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly released its environmental assessment that found “no significant impact” from the controversial AquaBounty AquaAdvantage transgenic salmon.,,

What is the rationale behind genetically engineered salmon? Why have scientists spliced genes from an eel-like creature called the ocean pout into the genome of the Atlantic salmon? These genes crank out growth hormone year-round, resulting in a fish that grows faster, cutting the time to reach market weight almost in half. This could mean cost savings for fish farmers, leading to higher profits for the salmon farming industry and (they promise) lower prices for consumers.

But there are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/is-genetically-engineered-salmon-safe/



 FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE: NO REGULATION, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELLING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3995526509/2013/01/26/fatally-flawed-fda-assessment-to-unleash-genetically-engineered-salmon-onto-your-dinner-plate-no-regulation-no-oversight-no-labeling


 

MAJOR U.S. FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED SEAFOOD  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3999155449/2013/03/31/major-us-food-retailers-to-shun-genetically-modified-patented-factory-farmed-enslaved-seafood


                                                          VIDEO:

                      TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER - AQUACULTURE

                                                 http://sco.lt/6rDjaT


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                         THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON:

                                 AQUAFARMING IN CANADA

                                         EXPORTED TO USA

                                           http://sco.lt/8zJ8oj


 


                          IS 'SUSTAINABLE' SEAFOOD A FANTASY?

                                     FARMED FISH vs WILD FISH                  

                                           http://sco.lt/5ZTLhR


                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                                ECO-LABELING

                                          http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3



OUR 21st CENTURY FACTORY OF LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF  -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL http://sco.lt/4thM6j


28 March, 2013 - Nation of Change
BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://www.nationofchange.org/biodemocracy-or-corporatocracy-food-fight-our-lives-1364483920

 

DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETS IMMUNITY FROM US CONGRESS, OBAMA - RISES ABOVE COURTS http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:39 AM

Some years ago I saw a YouTube discussion on Genetically Engineered salmon where a private firm was advocating genetic engineering of the fish and its advantages. Actually they were interested in profits, nothing else. 

 

The fish grows to three times in weight as compared to the natural salmon in half the time. Salmon's breeding grounds are rivers and salmon eats anything that moves. Did this private company ever conducted a single biosafety test to ensure their engineered salmon's impact on Natural environment and aquatic life? I don't think so. 

 

The posting has many useful links; please explore that.

Arun Shrivastava's comment, April 15, 2013 2:01 PM
Thanks Marian. That bit I did not know that just 60 could wipe out 60,000. I must read this report because we don't know if someone in South Asia is using that technology. Will you kindly send me the URL? Thanks again.
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▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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The world's first underwater mausoleum for your final resting place

The world's first underwater mausoleum for your final resting place | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

August 26, 2013 Guardian

The Neptune Memorial Reef off the coast of Florida is the perfect final resting place, located just over three miles off Key Biscane. Only here can you have your ashes set into a plot and, literally, sleep with the fishes in a park that will eventually span 16 acres and 125,000 burials. Meanwhile, the family can visit by boat, snorkel or scuba tank.... http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2013/aug/26/underwater-cemetery-neptune-memorial-reef

 

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VIDEO: The Global Partnership for #Oceans ~ A precious environment*

VIDEO: The Global Partnership for #Oceans  ~  A precious environment* | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The Global Partnership for Oceans is a growing alliance of governments, international organizations, civil society groups, and private sector interests committed to addressing the threats to the health, productivity and resilience of the world's oceans.

 Short URL: http://on.natgeo.com/10u0EW2

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IN SEARCH OF PRISTINE SEAS

Explore the Galapagos; Strange Sea Creature; NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

https://e.nationalgeographic.com/pub/sf/FormLink?_ri_=X0Gzc2X%3DWQpglLjHJlYQGlid121bF1IzcsrdizaKmNSSmzadhB0O9C1VXMtX%3DWQpglLjHJlYQGpHIRYt9gzgrsCT3ehlFFEmzc2Bzcy74Odzg&_ei_=Eg-BcfzLwVnry7YNb6_wp0daUJGxh_ta286sKK-hnPE9qC9W-vEk1wKGrUQYSBZXUZ0ZeV5hPXzniqtFl0.


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Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 5, 2013 3:30 AM

This is our Air that we breath, the jewel of our planet.

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EU ministers approve crackdown on over-fishing - Restoring An Emptying Ocean

EU ministers approve crackdown on over-fishing - Restoring An Emptying Ocean | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

May 30, 2013 EurActive

The European Union agreed early today (30 May) to put an end to decades of over-fishing and rebuild dwindling stocks by 2020, as part of a deal to
overhaul of fisheries policy.

The agreement will put an end to annual haggling over catch quotas by EU ministers in Brussels, widely blamed for putting short-term economic interests above the long-term health of Europe's fish stocks.... http://www.euractiv.com/cap/eu-ministers-approve-crackdown-f-news-528129

 

May 30, 2013 Huffington Post

GREENPEACE SEAFOOD REPORT FOR 2013: THE BEST AND WORST USA SUPERMARKETS FOR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/greenpeace-seafood-report-2013-supermarkets_n_3359255.html

 

 

SOMETHING'S FISH ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE OCEANS http://www.somethingsfishyaboutpso.com/?gclid=CNqHlqqYsrcCFYp_QgodbHsA8g

 

SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

May 14, 2013 Mongabay
INDUSTRIALIZED FISHING HAS FORCED SEABIRDS TO CHANGE WHAT THEY EAT - FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS FOR OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0514-hance-petrel-bones.html

 

 

OCEANS ARE OUR PLANETARY LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM http://sco.lt/4ynRkv

 

ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

100 MILLION SHARKS KILLED A YEAR, JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%  http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

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Outlaw fleet scoops tons and tons of squid from Argentine waters

Outlaw fleet scoops tons and tons of squid from Argentine waters | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

25 March 2013 - SF Gate

Argentina's coast guard cutter Thompson fired warning shots at two Chinese trawlers, blocking their escape into international waters....

Ten tons of squid were found in the holds of the Lu Rong Yu 6177 and 6178 after they were hauled into port on Christmas Day.

But this was just the first such capture in two years, a minor disturbance to the hundreds of unlicensed, unregulated fishing vessels that exploit the South Atlantic, pulling out an estimated 300,000 tons of ilex squid a year. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Outlaw-fleet-scoops-squid-from-Argentine-waters-4380413.php#ixzz2Od1NGboV

 

Australia Network News, July 10, 2014
-▶ THEY JUST NEVER STOP:  GIANT POTENTIAL - GIANT SQUID FISHING COULD BE NEXT BIG PACIFIC MARKET http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/giant-squid-fishery/5587556

 

BBC News, February 26, 2013
-▶ EAVESDROPPING ON THE SQUID WORLD http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17117194

 

 

-▶ WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/6bO2nR

 

 -▶ LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'FREE FOR ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC  http://sco.lt/8ClodF

 

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

 

-▶ UN: OCEAN-GRABBING BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING 'THREATENS WORLDS' FISHERIES' http://sco.lt/6g6w41

 

-▶ U.N. - OVERFISHING BECOMING INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZED FOR THE ECOLOGICAL DISASTER IT IS | Olivier De Schutter | http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/2012/nov/27/development-oceans-over-fishing

 

-▶ MARINE SPECIES WON'T SURVIVE UNLESS DRASTIC PROTECTION POLICIES ARE PUT IN PLACE  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2496680057/marine-species-won-t-survive-unless-drastic-protection-policies-put-in-place

 

 

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Major US Food Retailers To Shun Genetically Modified, Factory Farmed, Enslaved Seafood

Major US Food Retailers To Shun Genetically Modified, Factory Farmed, Enslaved Seafood | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


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AquaBounty Technologies the patent-seeking company for genetically engineered salmon has tried to cover all the bases for possible objections.  This includes raising these giant salmon in captivity on land to avoid possible ocean contamination.  What is interesting is they are proposing to do this in Panama, away from US prying eyes and where there is no oversight, regulations for how they are bred for import back into the USA.  Further, a fish this size should not be bred in captivity, enslaved in cramped quarters requiring antibiotics and pesticides for the lice that comes from such artificial breeding grounds.  Fish need to swim in the open ocean.  The answer to all this is to stop over-fishing so that our oceans can recover from the devastating losses experienced from massive ocean trawlers decimating the natural biodiversity of our oceans.

SEE:  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?r=0.7619242895387823#post_2452651059

 

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VIDEO: Blue heart of the planet - "Coral Reefs: Underwater pharmacies"

VIDEO: Blue heart of the planet -  "Coral Reefs: Underwater pharmacies" | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

January 13, 2013 - BBC FUTURE TV

WATCH: Another stunner from BBC TV "Coral Reefs: Underwater pharmacies"

Oceans not only contain a huge diversity of life, but also make a important hidden contribution to sustaining all life on Earth.... http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130129-blue-heart-of-the-planet

 

TOMORROW'S LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS MAY CURRENTLY BE LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA ... KEEP OUR OCEANS CLEAN AND HEALTHY http://sco.lt/7tJmK1

 

 

VERY IMPORTANT WATCH: SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES
**** Video: "SEA THE TRUTH -- In 2048 The Oceans Will Be Empty!" (1:00:15 full-length, HiQ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V325y7QCg3c

With Compliments of http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/

 

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/

 

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

 

VIDEO:

***FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB.  GOING...GOING...http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

 

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VIDEO: Forage Fish Key to a Healthy Ocean Food Web - Going, Going....

VIDEO: Forage Fish Key to a Healthy Ocean Food Web - Going, Going.... | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                 WHAT ARE FORAGE FISH?

                                        The Safina Center

           http://safinacenter.org/issues/changing-ocean/forage-fish/


Smithsonian Ocean Portal, May 27, 2015
 -▶  FORAGE FISH: WHY THE LITTLEST FISH MATTER A WHOLE LOT

http://ocean.si.edu/blog/why-littlest-fish-matter-whole-lot


-▶  FOOD WEB AND OCEAN FISHERIES: HELD TOGETHER BY FORAGE FISH http://www.speakupforblue.com/ocean-solutions/food-web-and-ocean-fisheries-held-together-by-forage-fish?awt_l=5ImGg&awt_m=3mxmYa2C26cR8Mt


                                                 -- WATCH ---

                                        - Pew Environment

FORAGE FISH ARE KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN SYSTEM.  LEARN WHY IT'S TIME TO PROTECT THEM ON THE WEST COAST 

http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/pew-encourages-timely-adoption-of-west-coast-ocean-ecosystem-plan-85899449551


Oceana, February 23, 2015
 -▶  WHY ARE CALIFORNIA SEA LION PUPS STARVING http://oceana.org/blog/why-are-california-sea-lion-pups-starving


April 24, 2013 - IPS News

 ▶   KRILL SUPER TRAWLERS PUSHING PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION... Penguins are threatened with extinction by climate change and giant fishing trawlers from Europe and Asia stalking the oceans around Antarctica. Penguins are a protected species, but the factory-sized trawlers are vacuuming up the tiny shrimp-like krill that are their main food source. The Southern Ocean is also becoming increasingly acidic from emissions of fossil fuels and will have a significant impact on krill populations. And yet efforts to create two marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean have been blocked by China, Russia and Norway.... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/krill-super-trawlers-pushing-penguins-toward-extinction/


Sydney Morning Herald, October 6, 2013
STRESSED ANTARCTICA KEYSTONE SPECIES, KRILL, IS FIRST SIGN OF DAMAGE:  'We are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change, and exposing organisms to intolerable evolutionary pressure,' http://www.smh.com.au/national/stressed-krill-first-sign-of-damage-20131006-2v26j.html#ixzz2h0GQOmEe


August 23, 2013 TerraDaily
WARMING ANTARCTIC SEAS LIKELY TO IMPACT KRILL HABITATS AND THEIR MAJOR ROLE IN SUSTAINING MUCH OF LIFE IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Warming_Antarctic_seas_likely_to_impact_on_krill_habitats_999.html


Grist, November 11, 2014

-▶ FORAGE FISH:  SARDINES HAVE NEARLY DISAPPEARED OFF USA WEST COAST http://grist.org/news/sardines-have-nearly-disappeared-off-west-coast/


                                       WHY SARDINES MATTER

             CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE

                                           http://sco.lt/5I8QOf


EcoWatch, May 09, 2014
-▶  OVERFISHING TO BLAME FOR SARDINE SHORTAGE AND STARVING SEA LIONS http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/09/overfishing-sardines-starving-sea-lions/


 August 28, 2013 Pew Charitable Trusts
MARINE ECOSYSTEM DEPENDS ON THE FATE OF PACIFIC FORAGE FISH http://www.care2.com/causes/marine-ecosystem-depends-on-the-fate-of-pacific-forage-fish.html


Earth Policy Institute
-▶ OVERFISHING THREATENS CRITICAL LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN
The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals.
 http://worldfoodsecurity.blogspot.com/2013/01/overfishing-threatens-critical-link-in.html

 

Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force
FORAGE FISH TWICE AS VALUABLE IN THE WATER AS IN THE NET - Expert Task Force Recommends Halving Global Fishing for Crucial Prey Species http://www.oceanconservationscience.org/foragefish/press/index.html


Climate Progress, November 26, 2013
RAPID PLANKTON DECLINE PUTS OCEAN'S FOOD WEB IN PERIL http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/11/26/2999611/plankton-ocean-food-web/


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/


                                                 WATCH

PHYTOPLANKTON: EXCERPT FROM PLANET OCEAN THE MOVIE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeeipUefe8A&list=PLBlJ3A1ic8WfR2nU_bG3ppDscvx_yGKyz



 ▶ OVERFISHING OF SMALL SPECIES CAUSES JELLYFISH CURSE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Overfishing_of_small_species_causes_jellyfish_curse_999.html


Inquisitr, October 15, 2014
-▶  NOAA'S NEW ORCA IMAGES ARE BOTH STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND DISTURBING: STARVATION  http://www.inquisitr.com/1541424/noaas-new-orca-images-are-both-stunningly-beautiful-and-disturbing/


-▶ PERU: MASS DOLPHIN AND PELICAN DIE-OFF FOUND STARVING: WE ARE OVERFISHING OUR OCEANS AT AN ALARMING RATE 

http://www.channel4.com/news/what-is-behind-mass-pelican-and-dolphin-deaths-in-peru



 -▶ HOW THE WORLD'S OCEANS ARE RUNNING OUT OF FISH  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2780633722/how-the-world-s-oceans-could-be-running-out-of-fish


EMagazine, July01, 2012
BY THE NUMBERS:  DISAPPEARING FISH -   90%. That’s the staggering amount of forage fish caught globally that are used for non-human activities such as providing fishmeal for aquaculture—fish farms—and agriculture, pigs and chickens. Other uses include fish oil for Omega-3 oils and pet food. Human consumption is limited.  http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/by-the-numbers-disappearing-fish


July 21,  2012

Al Jazeera

-▶ HOW MANY MORE FISH IN THE SEA? http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/06/201261462834779767.html


                                                      VIDEO

                NO SUPER TRAWLERS. NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE

                                           http://sco.lt/8Xe9ab


June 5, 2012 McCarthy

-▶ THE POINT OF NO RETURN: RESEARCHERS LEARN HOW FISH POPULATIONS COLLAPSE  http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/06/General-Science-Researchers-Learn-How-Populations-Collapse/



OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES - WRECKING OCEAN ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj


 

-▶ MAINTAINING HEALTHY, BALANCED MARINE SYSTEMS ARE CRUCIAL FOR SPECIES SURVIVAL  http://www.natuurbericht.nl/?id=9583

 

 


 ▶ THE END OF THE LINE - THE FUTURE OF FISH http://sco.lt/6MweXZ

 

 ▶ TOMORROW'S LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS MAY CURRENTLY BE LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA ... KEEP OUR OCEANS CLEAN AND HEALTHY http://sco.lt/7tJmK1

 

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


                                                      WATCH

                                                  CNN VIDEO

-▶ OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7cjPXt



                                  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

        OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES

                                                 http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj



                                                    AQUACULTURE

                     TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER.  SHOULD WE?

                 WILD vs FARMED FISH. THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY

                                                   http://sco.lt/6jhIJd


                                                  WATCH

                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

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

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.

 

 

                                                  VIDEO

                        BBC - Future - Science & Environment

                    -▶     "BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET"  

 http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130129-blue-heart-of-the-planet


                                                        VIDEO: 2:51

                                                Pew Environment

                              www.PewEnvironment.org/PacificFish
               FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DESuCIunLoU



 

 

-▶ ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PROFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY http://sco.lt/6cuyFF

 

 

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The Problem with Farmed Salmon - Aquafarming in Canada - Exported to the USA, Avoiding Regulations VIDEO REPORT

The Problem with Farmed Salmon - Aquafarming in Canada - Exported to the USA, Avoiding Regulations VIDEO REPORT | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                          DW.DE April 11, 2013
 ▶ AQUACULTURE IN CANADA - THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON - Aquaculture-grown fish and seafood is becoming increasingly common. Worldwide, more fish than cattle are farmed. But the booming fish industry is causing environmental problems. Medications, pesticides and parasites are escaping from open-water farms and contaminating the ecosystem... http://www.dw.de/aquaculture-in-canada-the-problem-with-farmed-salmon/av-17200460


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


CNCNews, February 18, 2015
 ▶ AQUACULTURE RULE CHANGES RAISE PESTICIDE CONCERNS IN CANADA : WHO EXPORTS FISH TO USA

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/aquaculture-rule-changes-raise-pesticide-concerns-1.2961882


April 27, 2013 Main Sun Journal
AQUACULTURE OPERATOR TO PAY $490,000 AFTER ILLEGAL PESTICIDE USE KILLS LOBSTERS IN CANADA http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine-business/2013/04/27/cooke-aquaculture-pay-490000-after-illegal-pestici/1354960


The Guardian, October 29, 2014
-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON COMPANY, AQUABOUNTY, FINED BY PANAMA http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/29/panama-regulators-could-slow-us-approval-of-gm-salmon


HuffPost British Columbia, December 24, 2013

-▶  GAGGED BY INDUSTRY: AQUACULTURE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: ACTIVIST TAKES FLIGHT TO SCOTLAND http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/24/aquaculture-bc-don-staniford_n_4496719.html


The Common Sense Canadian, April 17, 2014

CANADA:  HARPER GOVERNMENT GUTS FISH FARM REGULATIONS JEOPARDIZING THREATENED WILD SALMON POPULATION  http://commonsensecanadian.ca/REPORTED_ELSEWHERE-detail/canadian-government-dumps-wild-salmon-population-new-fish-farming-regulations/


Common Dreams, November 27, 2013
-▶  CANADIAN APPROVAL PUTS 'FRANKENFISH' ONE STEP CLOSER TO DINNER PLATE (U.S. NOT FAR BEHIND) http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/11/26-3



                                           IMPORTANT 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



Grist, June 18, 2012

SICK FARMED FISH: ANOTHER VIRUS CRASHES CANADA'S SALMON FARMS http://grist.org/food/sea-sick-another-virus-crashes-canadas-salmon-farms/


-▶ 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/


                                                          VIDEO

                                                      Indiegogo
                           CANADA'S GMO SALMON GOES ON TRIAL

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/canada-s-gmo-salmon-goes-on-trial


Grist, November 26, 2013
THROUGH THE BACK DOOR 

-▶ CANADA APPROVES EXPORT OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON EGGS - TO USA via PANAMA'S AQUABOUNTY
Canada will allow genetically modified salmon eggs to be produced and exported — but no way in hell will the eggs be allowed to hatch on Canadian soil. The eggs will be exported to Aquabounties hatcheries in Panama and then exported to the USA http://grist.org/news/canada-approves-export-of-genetically-modified-salmon-eggs/


INDIEGOGO
CANADA'S GMO SALMON GOES ON TRIAL - VIDEO http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/canada-s-gmo-salmon-goes-on-trial


 

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



Summit Voice, March 11, 2014
 ▶ DO FARMED SALMON THREATEN WILD POPULATIONS? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/11/do-farmed-salmon-threaten-wild-populations/


 300,000 "SUSTAINABLE" GENETICALLY ENGINEERED RUNAWAY SALMON STIR CONSERVATION WORRIES  http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/runaway-salmon-stir-conservation-worries/


Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014
SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/

 


                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                                ECO-LABELING

                                          http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3

 

Fox New, March 11, 2014
GMO SALMON MAY SOON HIT THE FOOD STORES, BUT WILL ANYONE BUY IT? http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/03/11/gmo-salmon-may-soon-hit-food-stores-but-will-anyone-buy-it/


World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014-
NEW TEST FOR SALMON DNA TRACING FOR ESCAPED FARMED SALMON : Farmed salmon can now be more efficiently tested to trace where they have come from http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/new-test-for-salmon-dna-tracing

 

Treehugger, December 30, 2013
-▶ USA FRANKENFISH SWIMS PAST ANOTHER REGULATORY HURDLE http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/frankenfish-swims-past-another-regulatory-hurdle.html


                         IS SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD A FANTASY

                                 AQUAFARMING vs WILD FISH

                                            http://sco.lt/77BinB



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

                                            http://sco.lt/7KhClN


                                                       SHRIMP

                 THE MASSIVE HIDDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRICE TAG

               DESTROYING MANGROVE FORESTS AND OUR OCEANS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7eonir

 

  ▶ IS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON SAFE AND ETHICAL? CORPORATIONS 'CREATING AND OWNING/ LIFE http://sco.lt/8UFZVx


GENE-SPLICED GMO SALMON, COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU http://sco.lt/6z3E1J



                                                           VIDEO:

                      TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER - AQUACULTURE

                                                 http://sco.lt/6rDjaT

 

 Organic Authority, April 11, 2012
 ▶ FROM LAWN TO FISHING LINE:  PESTICIDES POISONING WEST COAST SALMON http://www.organicauthority.com/blog/organic/from-lawn-to-line-home-pesticides-poisoning-west-coast-salmon/

 

Earth Justice

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

 

 

 

 

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I.B.G.-'s curator insight, January 7, 2014 2:49 AM

  información relativa a los problemas con las piscifactorias de salmón en Canadá ..

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Defending the Gulf of California's Coastline - Video Report

Defending the Gulf of California's Coastline - Video Report | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Earth Justice

Mexico's government is ignoring its own environmental laws
and authorizing massive development projectsnear fragile marine ecosystems.... http://earthjustice.org/features/ourwork/defending-the-gulf-of-california-s-coastline

 

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Enforcement of environmental laws is critical to preserving unique natural resources such as the Cabo Pulmo reef and accomplishing the twin goals of ocean conservation and sustainable development.


Responsible ecotourism provides a source of income for the local community.


Coral reefs and mangroves act as fish nurseries and their protection boosts fish populations in adjacent areas, improving the livelihoods of fishing communities throughout the region.

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Hong Kong losing it's rare Chinese Pink Dolphins due to pollution: VIDEO As Mother Tries to Revive Calf

Hong Kong losing it's rare Chinese Pink Dolphins due to pollution: VIDEO As Mother Tries to Revive Calf | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

May 6, 2013 Hong Kong (AFP)

- ▶ HONG KONG RISKS LOSING ITS PINK DOLPHINS

Conservationists warned Monday that Hong Kong may lose its rare Chinese white dolphins, also known as pink dolphins for their unique colour, unless it takes urgent action against pollution and other threats.... http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Hong_Kong_risks_losing_its_pink_dolphins_groups_999.html

 

On Earth Magazine, March 13, 2014
- ▶ PINK DOLPHINS IN PERIL http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/03/get-this-dolphins-in-hong-kong-are-pink-too-bad-theyre-disappearing

 
                                                   VIDEO

- ▶ GRIEVING PINK DOLPHIN MOTHER SUPPORTING BODY OF HER DEAD CALF IN ATTEMPT TO REVIVE IT: Believed to be from toxins in mothers milk accumulated from polluted seawater    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230183/plight-hong-kongs-pink-dolphins

 

 August 5, 2013 Care 2
- ▶ PINK DOLPHINS FACE EXTINCTION - THANKS TO HUMAN DESTRUCTION http://www.care2.com/causes/pink-dolphins-face-extinction-thanks-to-human-destruction.html

 

May 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶ HONG KONG RISKS LOSING PINK DOLPHIN BECAUSE OF CHINA'S POLLUTION, CONSERVATIONS WARN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/06/hong-kong-pink-dolphins_n_3223579.html#slide=1512795

 

- ▶ YANGTZE FINLESS PORPOISE POPULATION NOSEDIVES TO 1,000 - EXTINCT BY 2025? http://sco.lt/5wO6Xh

 

 

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Do Whales Have Culture?

Do Whales Have Culture? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

SciNews Com: September 11, 2015

SPERM WHALES HAVE THEIR OWN CULTURE -- MARINE BIOLOGISTS

http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-sperm-whales-physeter-macrocephalus-culture-03233.html


April 25, 2013 National Geographic

▶ HUMPBACK WHALE CULTURE BEHAVIOR

New feeding strategy spreads among whales gathered to gorge on fish, says a new study—but is it culture?...

a new study finds strong evidence that a group ofhumpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Gulf of Maine (map) is sharing a newly observed feeding behavior via their social networks. (See related blog: "Sharks Have Social Networks, Learn From Friends.") http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130425-humpback-whale-culture-behavior-science-animals/


Scientific American, March 04, 2015
WHALE GRANDMAS 'LONGEVITY LINKED TO KNOWLEDGE. Whale females, like humans, live well past menopauseOther than humans, only short-finned pilot whales and killer whales live three or more decades after menopause, some even reaching their 90s. Male whales, which are far less likely to be followed by group-mates than are females, seldom survive past 50.  http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/whale-grandmas-longevity-linked-to-knowledge/


Smithsonian, March 05, 2015
AFTER MENOPAUSE, MILLER WHALE MOMS BECOME POD LEADERS
When their reproductive years are done, females take on new roles as wise survival guides  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/after-menopause-killer-whale-moms-become-pod-leaders-180954480/


WHALES ARE MATRIARCHAL SOCIETIES. Killer whales live in a complex matriarchal society, in which sons and daughters with their mother throughout their lives, even after they have offspring of their own. These bonds remain strong between siblings even after the mother has died http://wildwhales.org/killer-whale/


MATRIARCHAL SOCIETIES IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM - http://www.victoriawhalewatching.com/matriarchal-societies-animal-kingdom/


KILLER WHALES (ORCAS) HAVE SURPRISING RELATIVES ON LAND --COWS  -- WHILE WALRUSES ARE RELATED TO DOGS, WOVES

  • Scientists at the University of Copenhagen compared the genomes of killer whales, walruses and manatees with those of dogs, cows and elephants
  • Killer whales - which are nicknamed the wolves of the sea - were found to share more of their genes with cows than the other species of mammal
  • Walruses were shown to have more in common with dogs and wolves
  • Manatees, also called sea cows, were most closely related to elephants 
  • The findings suggest the marine mammals evolved down separate paths

                                          WHALE WORLD
            WHALES IN CULTURE: WHALE FACTS AND INFORMATION  http://www.whale-world.com/whales-in-culture/
Science/AAAS, February 06, 2015

WHALE SOCIAL NETWORK REVEALS SURPRISING ALLIES http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2015/02/whale-social-network-reveals-surprising-allies


The Guardian, January 29, 2014
THE CULTURAL LIFE OF WHALES http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/jan/30/whales-philip-hoare-hal-whitehead


Mother Nature Network, January 30, 2015
6 HAUNTING SONGS SUNG BY WHALES  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/6-haunting-songs-sung-by-whales


PLOS ONE, December 26, 2013

UNDERWATER COMPOSITIONS: SONG SHARING BETWEEN SOUTHERN OCEAN HUMPBACK WHALES  http://blogs.plos.org/everyone/2013/12/26/underwater-compositions-song-sharing-between-southern-ocean-humpback-whales-2/


SOMETHING ALIVE IS MOVING ABOUT HALF OF THE WATER IN THE OCEANS. WHALES HELP KEEP THE OCEANS FULL OF LIFE  http://www.upworthy.com/something-alive-is-moving-about-half-of-the-water-in-the-oceans


NPR Krulwish Wonders;
-▶ RECYCLING YOURSELF INTO ABUNDANCE: A WHALE STORY - THE OCEANS NATURAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY  http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/04/03/298778615/the-power-of-poop-a-whale-story


                                                 VIDEO 4:51
                            HOW WHALES CHANGE CLIMATE
Little appreciated interactions between the biological world and the climatological world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M18HxXve3CM


Guardian Environment, January 10, 2015
THE CULTURAL LIVES OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS. 

Do cetaceans have a sense of right and wrong? Yes. And religion? Perhaps

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/10/cultural-lives-of-whales-and-dolphins-hal-whitehead-luke-rendell-review


                                                        VIDEO
                                             Focusing On Wildlife
DRONE CAPTURES AMAZING HUMPBACK WHALE FEEDING EVENT ON CAMERA  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/video-drone-captures-amazing-humpback-whale-feeding-event-on-camera/


                                                         WATCH
                            Focusing on Wildlife, January 11, 2015
                        HUMPBACK WHALES BUBBLE NET FISHING.

The humpback whales of Alaska have developed an ingenious method of fishing for herring, but it only works if they all co-operate.
http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/video-watch-humpback-whales-bubble-net-fishing/


Daily Mail Online, October 20, 2014
▶ PHOTOGRAPHER USES DRONE TO CAPTURE AMAZING FOOTAGE OF PROTECTIVE MOTHER HUMP BACK WHALE AND HER CALF OFF REMOTE TONGAN ISLAND  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2800332/photographer-uses-drone-capture-amazing-footage-protective-mother-humpback-whale-calf-remote-tongan-island.html


Grist, December 06, 2013
WHALES REFUSE TO LEAVE STRANDED POD MEMBERS AS THEY DIE http://grist.org/list/whale-pod-refuses-to-leave-stranded-pod-members-as-they-die/

 

According to NOAA, the whales, which can weigh more than 6,000 pounds and grow to be 24 feet long, have a close-knit social structure that can cause them to follow sick or lost members of their pod and then resist leaving those animals. Pilot whales usually travel in groups of 30 to 50


 National Geographic, October 19, 2013

KILLER WHALES UNDERGO MENOPAUSE - LIVE LONG FOR FAMILY
Killer whales have been revealed to be one of only three species whose females are known to undergo menopause—living on long after their reproductive years in order to help their offspring, particularly their sons, survive the rigors of young adulthood and later to help raise their grandchildren... http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131019-killer-whales-menopause-hot-flash-marine-mammals/?rptregcta=reg_free_np&rptregcampaign=20131016_rw_membership_n1p_us_ot_c1#


 Care 2, April 23, 2014
-▶15 WEIRD AND WONDERFUL FACT ABOUT WHALES (PLUS 4 AMAZING VIDEOS http://www.care2.com/greenliving/15-weird-facts-about-whales-plus-4-amazing-videos.html


 The Dodo, July 24, 2014
PHOTOS: AMY TAN:  WHAT YOU LEARN WHEN YOU SWIM EYE-TO-EYE WITH A WHALE SHARK https://www.thedodo.com/community/AmyTan/amy-tan-what-you-learn-when-yo-640954750.html


                                                          VIDEO

WHALE SHARK IN HAWAII GETS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH TOURISTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/07/whale-shark-hawaii-video_n_4558067.html?ir=Hawaii

 

Summit Voice, December 09, 2013

STUDY FIND 5 DISTINCT HUMPBACK WHALE POPULATIONS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/09/study-finds-5-distinct-humpback-whale-populations/

 

                                                    VIDEO

                               A LIFE AMONG WHALES Movie

                                    Trailer Video - YouTube

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atk02pQjm3Y


                                               SLIDESHOW

▶ SPERM WHALES ADOPT DEFORMED DOLPHIN http://sco.lt/5A3g49

 

Smithsonian, August 2011
UNDERSTANDING ORCA CULTURE  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/understanding-orca-culture-12494696/?no-ist

 

                                                       VIDEO
▶ YOUNG KILLER WHALE SWIMS UP TO BOAT, IMITATES MOTOR SOUNDS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/killer-whale-swims-up-to-boat-imitates-motors-sound.html


The Dodo, December 15, 2014
HERE'S THE INCREDIBLE WAY HUNGRY HUMPBACK WHALES WORK TOGETHER TO FEED  https://www.thedodo.com/how-humpback-whales-eat-879294427.html


Grind TV, December 24, 2013
KILLER WHALES DAZZLE IN HOUR-LONG SHOW OFF LOS ANGELES: LIKE SEAWORLD WITHOUT THE TANKS http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/killer-whales-dazzle-in-an-hourlong-show-off-l-a-like-seaworld-without-the-tanks/

 

Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2014
-▶ SCIENTISTS ARE WHALE WATCHING FROM SPACE http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-whales-from-space-20140212,0,6882509.story#axzz2tKRh8mB8

 

Treehugger, September 30, 2013
WHALE STAYS BY THE SIDE OF FRIEND TANGLED IN ROPE, CELEBRATES WHEN SHE'S FREED http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/whale-waits-his-tangled-friend-be-rescued-then-celebrates.html


                                                        PHOTOS

                                      MailOnLine, October 3, 2013

WHALE CELEBRATES FREEDOM OF ITS FRIEND CUT FREE FROM LOBSTER NETS WITH INCREDIBLE LEAP BY HERO FISHERMEN;S BOAT http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2442461/Whale-celebrates-freedom-friend-cut-free-lobster-nets-incredible-leap-hero-fishermens-boat.html

 

May 22, 2013 Summit Voice
WHALES CAN DIE A SLOW DEATH WHEN TANGLED IN FISHING GEAR http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/05/22/whales-can-die-a-slow-death-when-tangled-in-fishing-gear/

 

BBC News September 20, 2013
HOW TO RESCUE WHALES TANGLED IN FISHING NETS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24181399

 

                                                    VIDEO

HOW FISHING GEAR IS KILLING WHALES http://sco.lt/8kAJBh

 

 TakePart, October 15, 2013
-▶ WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOAT, OR NOT ENOUGH SALMON? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/14/fight-rages-over-wild-orca-decline-too-many-boats-or-not-enough-salmon

 

  ▶ HOW PLASTIC BAGS ARE POISONING THE PLANET'S GREATEST PREDATORS - SPERM WHALES  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1126825026/sperm-whales-how-plastic-bags-are-poisoning-the-planet-s-greatest-predators

 

Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2014

▶  25 DEAD PILOT WHALES FOUND OFF FLORIDA:  5 THINGS TO HELP UNDERSTAND IT http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-25-dead-pilot-whales-20140123,0,607073.story#axzz2re5vzXj4

 


 NBC News September 17, 2013

READING A WHALE'S LIFE STORY FROM EAR WAX http://www.nbcnews.com/science/whales-life-story-recorded-its-ear-wax-8C11167240

 

Oceana, September 27, 2013

BLUE WHALE'S STORY REVEALED THROUGH EAR WAX

http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/09/a-blue-whale-s-life-story-revealed-through-ear-wax


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                                                      PBS Nature
          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic. 

                                 One That as Never Been told Before
                        "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)

            http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179/


 

  ▶ ARE SEAGULLS KILLING WHALES IN PATAGONIA? http://sco.lt/5gaAtd

 

FOUND: PIGMY WHALE THOUGHT EXTINCT FOR 2 MILLION YEARS http://sco.lt/7KZ25B

 

                                             SHORT VIDEO,
                   Mother Nature Network, November 18, 2013
                WHAT'S A HUMPBACK WHALE DOING IN THE FOREST? http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/whats-a-humpback-whale-doing-in-the-forest

   

                                                        VIDEO

                               Voice of Russia, December 16, 2013
ICELAND TO INCREASE WHALING QUOTA BY 6%, INTENSIFYING CONDEMNATION OF THE PRACTICE http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_12_16/Iceland-to-increase-whaling-quota-by-6-2979/


Treehugger, June 09, 2014
IT WAS TOO GOOD TO LAST:  JAPAN TO STEP UP EFFORTS TO RESUME WHALE HUNTING NEAR ANTARCTICA http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/it-was-too-good-last-japan-step-efforts-resume-whale-hunting-antarctica.html

 

 Nature World News, February 07, 2014
U.S. CONSIDERS SANCTIONS ON ICELAND FOR ITS FIN WHALE HUNTING PROGRAM http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5934/20140207/considers-sanctions-iceland-fin-whale-hunting-program.htm

 

Science Insider, February 06, 2014
JAPAN'S SCIENTIFIC WHALING:  AN EXPENSIVE AND DECEITFUL PROPOSITION http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2013/02/japans-scientific-whaling-expensive-proposition?ref=em


 

       SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING AND WHALES ARE A DEADLY MIX

                              The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves

                                               http://sco.lt/8oxE9Z


▶  IF YOU'VE EVER QUESTIONED THE EMOTIONAL CAPACITY OF ANIMALS, WATCH THIS http://sco.lt/8Nnhjd


 

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DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT:  DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL, 3 YEARS LATER http://sco.lt/5cPoG1


Whale and Dolphin Conservation
ALL ABOUT DOLPHINS AND WHALES  http://us.whales.org/


Mail Online, December 06, 2013
DOLPHIN CULTURE: HOW THEY SAY I LOVE YOU WITH A BOUQUET OF SEAWEED: THEY'RE ALSO PUSHY PARENTS, MAKE BEST FRIENDS FOR LIFE -- AND EXFOLIATE EVERY DAY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2519711/How-dolphins-say-I-love-bouquet-seaweed-Theyre-pushy-parents-make-best-friends-life--exfoliate-day.html

 


                            SEA CREATURES BELONG IN THE OCEAN

                         TAIJI, CAPTURED WHALES AND DOLPHINS

                           The Controversy, The Capture, The Abuse                     

                                          http://sco.lt/6ZQDWD


                                                    VIDEO
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM INSTITUTE: 1,000 MAGICAL MOMENTS
http://montereybayaquarium.tumblr.com/post/100533536678/1-000-magical-moments-the-aquarium-opened-to-the



 ▶  National Geographic, February 02, 2014

REAL TRAGEDY OF TAIJI DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IS OUR INHUMANITY TOWARD ANIMALS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140202-dolphins-taiji-japan-whales-marine-animal-altruism-science/

 

                     WHEN OUR OCEANS RUN RED – Beyond “The Cove” http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/when-our-oceans-run-red/



▶ ELEPHANT CULTURE: MATRIARCHAL SOCIETIES.  THE MOST CLOSELY-KNOW FAMILIES OF ANY ANIMAL http://sco.lt/5SMYz3




THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

-▶ HEALTH OF OCEANS DECLINING FAST: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v

 

-▶ OCEANS ARE OUR PLANETARY LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM http://sco.lt/4ynRkv

 

                                                        VIDEO
                          OCEANS: BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/78VQZ7

 

OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE: YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES  http://sco.lt/5LdeMb

 

STARVING FISH:  OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES - WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj

 

 -▶ 100 MILLION SHARKS (& WHALES)  KILLED A YEAR, JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%  http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

BY-CATCH :  IMPACT ON SEA ANIMALS FROM DUMPING TWO THIRDS OF  HEALTHY FISH BACK INTO OCEAN  http://sco.lt/838P0z

 

May 14, 2013 Mongabay
▶ INDUSTRIALIZED FISHING HAS FORCED SEABIRDS TO CHANGE WHAT THEY EAT - FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS FOR OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0514-hance-petrel-bones.html

 

 

  -▶ LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'FREE-FOR-ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3844525946/looting-our-seas-free-for-all-decimates-fish-stocks-in-the-southern-pacific

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                              "SEA THE TRUTH

            BY 2048 THE OCEAN WILL BE EMPTY! (1:00:15) full-length

                                                http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 

 

 ▶ MORE:  "OUR OCEANS NEED US" http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?r=0.6681883705394192#post_4003544571

 

 

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New Diseases, Toxins Harming Marine Life

New Diseases, Toxins Harming Marine Life | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

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The dead sea otters arrived at Melissa Miller's Santa Cruz, California, lab with bright-yellow eyes and gums, their livers destroyed. Harmful organisms usually found on land are infiltrating coastal areas, wreaking havoc on marine mammals.... scientists are just now beginning to understand how these and other toxins in the water are spurring the resurgence of some diseases and the creation of others, largely by weakening animals' immune systems. And with more development and pollution in coastal areas, the problem appears to be accelerating.... http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/04/130412-diseases-health-animals-science-environment-oceans/?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=env_20130424&utm_campaign=Content

 

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                                                KQEST TV
                        SEA OTTERS v. CLIMATE CHANGE

http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/sea-otters-urchins-kelp-climate-change/

 

 

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Great New Website: The Blue Carbon Initiative - IUCN

Great New Website: The Blue Carbon Initiative - IUCN | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

April 2, 2013 CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

Efforts to restore marine ecosystems that store vast amounts of carbon have received a boost with the launch of a new website that provides the latest blue carbon science and policy.

The International Blue Carbon Initiative is a coordinated, global program focused on mitigating climate change through the conservation and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems. Coastal ecosystems are some of the most productive on Earth. They provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as coastal protection from storms and nursery grounds for fish. We also know that they provide another integral service – sequestering and storing “blue” carbon from the atmosphere and oceans and hence are an essential piece of the solution to global climate change.... http://thebluecarboninitiative.org/

 

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UK link:: http://afloat.ie/marine-environment/marine-wildlife/item/21312-british-government-taken-to-task-over-marine-conservation-zones#.UWGmfF2yXhQ.twitter  

 

it will cost 'EveryOne, if nothing is done, not your money!

 

More:: There are a couple of major pathways for CO2 to be removed from the atmosphere. One isplant respiration. Plants absorb CO2 during their growth, and use it along with sunlight and water and other nutrients, to grow. The carbon in the CO2 is converted into plant matter, such as blanches, leaves, roots, etc. It is important to note that this absorption of CO2 is only temporary in the big scheme of things, because when the plant dies and decomposes, the plant matter will go back to CO2 during the decomposition process. Therefore, in its natural state, this is in balance... as much CO2 is absorbed as is emitted when averaged over time (not including processes such as deforestation, which is not in balance, and so right now, CO2is net being emitted by plants due to deforestation). 

The other major way to remove CO2 is the oceans. The oceans have a tremendous capacity to absorb CO2. However, when CO2 is dissolved in water, it becomes carbonic acid, and so the more CO2 in the oceans, the more acidic it becomes. This is a serious problem for sensitive marine ecosystems. Also, CO2 can only be absorbed at the surface of the water, which is in contact with air. And so to absorb a lot of CO2, you have to wait until the surface water is mixed with the water from the deep oceans. This takes hundreds to thousands of years to happen. That is why the increased CO2 emissions due to humans is so serious. All the CO2we are pumping into the air right now will stay in the air for a length of time comparable to recorded human history.


There are no other known methods to remove CO2 from the air on the scale that we are emitting it !!!

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World's Only Freshwater, Finless Porpoise on brink of extinction

World's Only Freshwater, Finless Porpoise on brink of extinction | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

April 6, 2013 - Focusing On Wildlife

The Yangtze finless porpoise population has declined to a mere 1,000 individuals, making the endangered species even more rare than the wild giant panda, the 2012 Yangtze Freshwater Dolphin Survey Report reveals. The population in the mainstream of the Yangtze River was less than half of what a similar survey found six years ago, with food shortages and human disturbance such as increased shipping traffic major threats to their survival....

The study also found that the rare species annual rate of decline now stands at 13.7 percent, which means that the Yangtze finless porpoise could be extinct as early as the year 2025. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/yangtze-finless-porpoise-population-nosedives-to-1000/

 

July 1, 2013 New Scientist
CHINA: WORLD'S ONLY FRESHWATER PORPOISE ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23784-worlds-only-freshwater-porpoise-on-brink-of-extinction.html#.UdIAr-vpiRQ

 

June 29, 2013 Shanghai Daily
THE DAY THAT THE RIVER TURNED BLACK http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/06/29/The%2Bday%2Bthat%2Bthe%2Briver%2Bturned%2Bblack/

 

28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA http://sco.lt/7paeFV

 

THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS  http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

 

DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated - Big Money Drives Extinction  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

 

 

 

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Tiny Grazers Play Key Role in Marine Ecosystem Health - The Symbiosis of Nature

Tiny Grazers Play Key Role in Marine Ecosystem Health - The Symbiosis of Nature | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

April 5, 2013 Water World

Washington DC (SPX) Apr 05, 2013 -

Tiny sea creatures no bigger than a thumbtack are being credited for playing a key role in helping provide healthy habitats for many kinds of seafood, according to a new study by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and U.S. Geological Survey.

The little crustacean "grazers," some resembling tiny shrimp, are critical in protecting seagrasses from overgrowth by algae, helping keep these aquatic havens healthy for native and economically important species. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Tiny_Grazers_Play_Key_Role_in_Marine_Ecosystem_Health_999.html

 

CLOWNFISH HELPS ITS ANEMONE HOST TO BREATHE  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0424-oneill-clownfish-anemone.html

 

MOTION IN THE OCEAN - THE PULSE OF THE OCEAN  http://sco.lt/8oi22z

 

 

 

 

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The Ocean Has Issues: 7 Biggest Problems Facing Our Seas, and How to Fix Them

The Ocean Has Issues: 7 Biggest Problems Facing Our Seas, and How to Fix Them | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The oceans are among our biggest resource for life on earth, and also our biggest dumping grounds. That kind of paradox could give anyone an identity crisis.... http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/the-ocean-has-issues-7-biggest-problems-facing-our-seas-and-how-to-fix-them.html

 

March 26, 2013 World Bank Voices
WHY WE HAVE TO SAVE THE OCEAN http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/why-we-have-to-save-the-ocean?cid=EXT_TWBN_D_EXT

 

 

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Overfished and under-protected: Oceans on the brink of catastrophic collapse - CNN VIDEO

Overfished and under-protected: Oceans on the brink of catastrophic collapse - CNN VIDEO | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

March 22, 2013 -  CNN

As the human footprint has spread, the remaining wildernesses on our planet have retreated. However, dive just a few meters below the ocean surface and you will enter a world where humans very rarely venture.,,,

Remoteness, however, has not left the oceans and their inhabitants unaffected by humans, with overfishing, climate change and pollution destabilizing marine environments across the world.

Many marine scientists consider overfishing to be the greatest of these threats. The Census of Marine Life, a decade-long international survey of ocean life completed in 2010, estimated that 90% of the big fish had disappeared from the world's oceans, victims primarily of overfishing.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

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Nations Consider Protecting Sharks as 100 MILLION Die Each Year - Just For Their Fins

Nations Consider Protecting Sharks as 100 MILLION Die Each Year - Just For Their Fins | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

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SHARKS GONE FROM ICELAND MENUS http://www.bite-back.com/sharks-gone-from-iceland/


 March 7, 2013 - Environment News Service

-▶ NATIONS CONSIDER PROTECTING SHARKS AS 100 MILLION DIE EACH YEAR: BANGKOK, Thailand, March 7, 2013 (ENS) – Every year in commercial fisheries around the world some 100 million sharks die, according to scientific findings released today in the peer-reviewed journal “Marine Policy.” In Bangkok, representatives of 178 governments will decide within the next week whether or not to protect the most vulnerable shark species. Some years the number of sharks killed in fisheries is as high as 273 million, some years the number drops to 63 million – in any case it adds up to a lot of shark fin soup. Sharks grow slowly and reproduce late in life, so the rate of killing is rapidly exceeding the birth rate, and sharks of many species are being pushed into extinction. Sharks are biologically vulnerable and in high demand....  http://ens-newswire.com/2013/03/08/nations-consider-protecting-sharks-as-100-million-die-each-year/

 

The Conversation, May 14, 2014
-▶ SCIENTISTS FOCUSING ON THE WRONG SHARKS IN THE WRONG PLACES. Sharks are in danger in most parts of the world, with a quarter of all sharks and rays now threatened with extinction. This ongoing collapse of shark populations has already had far-reaching effects on marine ecosystems http://theconversation.com/scientists-focusing-on-the-wrong-sharks-in-the-wrong-places-26245

 

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                AWARD WINNING SHORT FILM

                         "WHERE HAVE ALL OUR SHARK GONE?"

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1127050673/where-have-our-sharks-gone-award-winning-short-film

 

 Quartz, January 2, 2014
-▶ AMERICA'S HEALTH CRAZE FOR FISH OIL IS WIPING OUT WORLD'S RAREST SHARKS http://qz.com/171454/americas-health-craze-for-fish-oil-is-wiping-out-the-worlds-rarest-shark/

 

 -▶ BRUTAL AUSTRALIAN SHARK CULL IMPROVERISHES OCEAN:  GOVERMENT SANCTIONED ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7jFYdl

 

                                                       VIDEO

                             SHARK FINNING AND LONG LINING

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1126994376/video-shark-finning-and-long-lining-stop-it

 

Mongabay, November 10, 2013
 -▶ FISHERMEN FIND WAY TO CIRCUMVENT SHARK FIN BAN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1110-shark-fin-technique.html

 

                                                       VIDEO: 

                                                   FIN - 14 min

FILM ON DESTRUCTIVE BUSINESS OF SHARK FISHING AND FINNING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1301732949/fin-14-min-film-on-destructive-business-of-shark-fishing-and-finning

 
                                    EYEBOGGLING PHOTOGRAPHS

                                     September 13, 2013 Treehugger
CHINA CLAIMS SHARK FIN CONSUMPTION HAS DROPPED 70% SINCE 2012, BUT WAIT BEFORE YOU CELEBRATE  http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/china-claims-shark-fin-consumption-dropped-70-2012.html

 

September 1, 2013 PhysOrg

-▶ SHARK FIN DECLINE LINKED TO CHINA CORRUPTION CRACKDOWN http://phys.org/news/2013-09-shark-fin-decline-linked-china.html

 

GR8 NEWS September 9, 2013 Time Magazine
-▶ HONG KONG, WORLD'S SHARK FIN HUB, SEES HUGE DROP IN INFAMOUS TRADE http://science.time.com/2013/09/09/hong-kong-worlds-shark-fin-hub-sees-huge-drop-in-infamous-trade/

 

September 13, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ HONG KONG BANS SHARK FIN AT OFFICIAL BANQUETS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Hong_Kong_bans_shark_fin_at_official_banquets_999.html

 

June 20, 2013 Times Live
-▶ SOUTH KOREAN AIRLINES BAN SHARK FIN AS CARGO http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2013/06/20/south-korean-airlines-ban-shark-fin-as-cargo?wwftw2

 

July 26, 2013 The Humane Society of The United States
-▶ NEW YORK ENDS SHARK FIN TRADE http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2013/07/new-york-ends-shark-fin-trade-072613.html

 

September 02, 2013 The Independent
-▶ SHARK FIN SOUP OFF THE MENU: CHINA'S CRACKDOWN ON EXTRAVAGANT BANQUETS GIVES SHARKS A SECOND CHANCE http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/shark-fin-soup-off-the-menu-chinas-crackdown-on-extravagant-banquets-gives-sharks-a-second-chance-8795235.html

 

                                           SHOCKING VIDEO:

 TENS OF THOUSAND OF MUTILATED SHARK FINS DRYING ON HONG KONG ROOFTOPS - HOW MANY SHARKS IS THAT?  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3994748174/video-shocking-thousands-of-mutilated-shark-fins-drying-on-hong-kong-rooftops-how-many-sharks-is-that


                                           100 MILLION A YEAR

                        SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                            COULD BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2452651059/100-million-a-year-shark-populations-plummet-by-90-will-be-extinct-in-a-few-years

 

 

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                                             STUNNING PHOTOS

OF SHARKS AND PEOPLE DOCUMENT A VULNERABLE SPECIES
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/photos-sharks-people_n_5552283.html

 

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March 11, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ FIVE SHARK SPECIES WIN PROTECTION AGAINST FINNING TRADE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/11/shark-species-greater-protection-finning

 

-▶ HOW MANY SHARKS DO WE KILL PER HOUR?  THIS INFOGRAPH WILL SHOCK YOU http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/sharks-killed-per-hour-infographic_n_2965775.html

 

12 March 2013 - Focusing On Wildlife

-▶ HAS SHARK FIN CONSUMPTION PEAKED AT 100 MILLION DEAD SHARKS PER YEAR? -▶ http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/has-shark-fin-consumption-peaked-at-100-million-dead-sharks-per-year/

 

                                                IN PICTURES

-▶ EXCLUSIVE: THE CRUEL REALITY OF THE GLOBAL SHARK FIN TRADE http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/endangered-species/exclusive-the-cruel-reality-global-shark-fin-trade-oceana-ceo-andy-sharpless/page/11/

 

1 March, 2013 - Science NOW

-▶ THE GREAT SHARK MASSACRE - 100 MILLION GONE http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/03/scienceshot-the-great-shark-mass.html?ref=em

 

 -▶ SHARKS:  AN UPDATE FROM THE FINNING INDUSTRY TO SHARK SANCTUARIES http://sco.lt/6Jm9th

 

             SHARK FINNING PHOTOS FROM GOOGLE http://ow.ly/iIIAw

 

                       MORE ON SHARKS AND SHARK FINNING

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?q=shark+finning

 

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                                           DEADLY BY- CATCH

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEAD OR INJURED http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

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       AND WE'RE DOING THE SAME FOR THE IVORY OF ELEPHANTS:

 

-▶ THE MASS SLAUGHTERING OF ELEPHANTS - JUST FOR THEIR IVORY

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=ELEPHANTS

 

 

 

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Deep sea mining rush moves closer as ice melts: devastating ocean seabeds, destroying unknown ecosystems

Deep sea mining rush moves closer as ice melts:  devastating ocean seabeds, destroying unknown ecosystems | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

May 17, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER

The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.... 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22546875

 

                   SEE FULL REPORT http://sco.lt/85WcRl

 

 

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