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GHOST FISHING: Derelict fishing nets have turned the sea into a death trap for ocean species

GHOST FISHING: Derelict fishing nets have turned the sea into a death trap for ocean species | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                             GHOST FISHING

                                      Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP. Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.
     It’s impossible to estimate how many marine animals are killed each year by “ghost fishing,” as the problem is known. However, the mosaic of local reports suggests staggering numbers—many of them of commercially valuable or endangered species. In Puget Sound, ghost gear is thought to kill more 3.5 million animals a year, including nearly 25 seals, porpoises and other marine mammals a week.  http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/


Guardian Sustainable Business, September 100 2015

- ▶ HIDDEN PROBLEM OF 'GHOST GEAR' : THE ABANDONED FISHING NETS CLOGGING UP OCEANS - The fishing industry’s sustainability issues with by-catch and plastic pollution are relatively well reported, but the issue with ghost gear is less well known. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/sep/10/fishing-industry-vows-to-tackle-wildlife-deaths-from-ghost-gear


TakePart, April 20, 2015
- ▶ THE UNSEEN SLAUGHTER  UNDER THE SEA

http://www.takepart.com/feature/2015/04/20/people-stopping-ghost-fishing-killing-whales-dolphins-seals


                                                     VIDEO (2:25)
              PROTECTING ANIMALS FROM GHOST FISHING GEAR
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhIhgBUDkaQ


TakePart, April 22, 2015
- ▶ PHOTOS: IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO SAVE A MONK SEAL http://www.takepart.com/feature/2015/04/22/endangered-hawaiian-monk-seal-ocean-plastic-pollution-climate-change


Wildlife Extra News
- ▶ OCEAN DEBRIS FOUND TO HAVE IMPACTED A STAGGERING 700 MARINE SPECIES. Researchers at Plymouth University found evidence of 44,000 animals and organisms becoming entangled in, or swallowing debris, from reports recorded from across the globe. Plastic accounted for nearly 92 per cent of cases, and 17 per cent of all species involved were found to be threatened or near threatened on the IUCN Red List, including the Hawaiian monk seal, the loggerhead turtle and sooty shearwater http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/marine-debris-015.html


- ▶ WHALES INGEST HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF FISHING NET, ROPE, AND PLASTIC BAGS : READ THE AUTOPSY

(Physeter macrocephalus) - sperm-whale-fatal-ingestion.pdf http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/assets/pdfs/vetsci-stranding/scientific-contributions/2010/sperm-whale-fatal-ingestion.pdf


Daily Mail Online, November 30, 2014
- ▶ ABANDONED NETS TRAPPING THE OCEANS RARE AND DELICATE CREATURES. The ghost nets trapping the ocean's rare and delicate creatures: Horrific photos reveal turtles, seals, sharks and birds caught in abandoned fishing gear. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2852619/The-horrific-photos-marine-life-stuck-ghost-nets-coast-Northern-Australia-one-worst-world.html


Earth Island Journal, January 27, 2014
- ▶ GHOST FISHING NETS:  INVISIBLE KILLERS IN THE OCEANS http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/ghost_fishing_nets_invisible_killers_in_the_oceans/


Triple Pundit, December 15, 2014
- ▶ GLOBAL GHOST GEAR INITIATIVE AIMS TO CLEAN UP THE FISHING INDUSTRY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/12/global-ghost-gear-initiative-amis-clean-fishing-industry/


                                                    PHOTOS

                   GHOST FISHING NETS KILLING MARINE LIFE

http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/ghost-fishing-nets-killing-marine-life


NOAA Marine Debris Program, October 30, 2014

- ▶ HOW GHOST FISHING IS HAUNTING OUR OCEAN

http://usresponserestoration.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/how-ghost-fishing-is-haunting-our-ocean/

The National, March 04, 2015

- ▶ ILLEGAL DRIFT NETS KILLING ABU DHABI'S ENDANGERED DUGONGS http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/illegal-drift-nets-killing-abu-dhabis-dugongs

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) February 18, 2015

- ▶ MORE THAN 8km OF FISHING LINE RECOVERED FROM SWAN AND CANNING RIVES IN PERTH, AUSTRALIA "It would have otherwise ended up in the Swan and Canning estuary system, could have ended up entangling some of our wildlife, some of our dolphins, some of our black swans, as we've often seen happening over the last 12 months." Since 2008, five dolphins had been found caught in fishing line, with four of the animals dying."That is a horrific way for any creature to die, it is a very slow and painful death, and that can be caused by any discarded fishing line," ... A lot of the entanglement problems that we have seen with our wildlife, fishing line is in particular quite a problem, in fact fishing line can take up to 600 years to break down if it's just left in the environment."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-18/fishing-line-recovered-from-perth-waterways/6143624


                                                      VIDEO

     HUMPBACK WHALE FREED FROM NETTING, SHOWS GRATITUDE http://holykaw.alltop.com/humpback-whale-freed-from-netting-shows-gratitude-video


HuffingtonPost Green, December 22, 2014
- ▶ HEROIC WHALE RESCUE REVEALS SAD REALITY OF OCEAN POLLUTION'S IMPACT ON ANIMALS

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/16/noaa-whale-freed-fishing-line_n_6331366.html


                   BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

             IMPACT ON EA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                       http://sco.lt/768Gsz


                                                         WATCH

                                               DEADLY BY-CATCH

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS ARE THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEADLY BYCATCH:  http://sco.lt/6jvCXx


Pew Charitable Trust, November 31, 2014

- ▶ LIMITS ON DEADLY DRIFT GILLNETS ARE THE LEAST WE CAN DO  http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/news-room/news/2014/11/21/limits-on-deadly-drift-gillnets-are-the-least-we-can-do


Oceana, October 03, 2014
CALIFORNIA DRIFT GILL NET FISHERY CONTINUES TO KILL MARINE MAMMALS. "COUNT, CAP AND CONTROL" SUGGESTED

 http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/as-california-drift-gillnet-fishery-continues-to-kill-marine-mammals-oceana-pressures-for-count-cap-and-control-a-0


Focusing On Wildlife, August 25, 2014
LITTLE, SHY VIQUITA PORPOISE FACES IMMINENT EXTINCTION FROM GILL NETS. Only 97 vaquita porpoises remain in the wild. Their steep decline is blamed largely on illegal gill-net fishing in the Gulf of California http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/vaquita-porpoise-faces-imminent-extinction-can-it-be-saved/


Mongabay, November 18, 2013
▶  NEW STUDY: NEARLY HALF A MILLION SEABIRDS DIE IN GILL NETS EVERY YEAR, BUT SOLUTIONS EXIST http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1118-seabirds-die-by-gillnets-solution.html


Conservation Magazine, May 09, 2014
▶  JUST $200 PER FISHING VESSEL COULD SAVE THOUSANDS OF ALBATROSSES FROM INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR. The commercial fisheries aren’t going to stop their business for the seabirds.  it’s all too easy for a seabird to get caught up in the fishing gear that trails behind a fishing boat, and when they do, it’s usually fatal. In 2004-2005, an estimated 15,500 birds were killed that way off of South Africa. Pelagic albatrosses and petrels are particularly hard-hit,  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/05/just-200-per-fishing-vessel-could-save-thousands-of-albatrosses/


World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014
▶  PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SEABIRDS CAUGHT IN INDUSTRIAL TRAWLER FISHING WIRES http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/project-to-reduce-the-number-of-seabirds-caught-in-fishing-wires


▶  NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS)  OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE AND SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/5ipXN3


HOW INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR IS KILLING WHALES  http://sco.lt/8yu4R7


June 25, 2013 Treehugger

▶  OCEAN SEAFLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html


nter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


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


▶  $400 BILLION CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV


gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?4004


                                                  VIDEO

                NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7


TakePart, October 6, 2013
▶  GREENPEACE'S OUTRAGE AGAINST MONSTER FISHING TRAWLERS LIKE THE FV MARGIRIS - Capable of sucking up 7,000 tons of fish in 1,800-foot long nets, giant ships kill off oceans and  small fishermen http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers


                      100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                       SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                           http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


March 27, 2013 CNN

▶  OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2


                                WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM :

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


                                                        DEEP END

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


BBC Science and Environment

HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS DETERIORATING EVEN FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24369244


▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PROFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY AND SEA LIFE http://sco.lt/7mgaTR


Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
▶  THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html


                                  ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                         EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


                           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

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

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DEEP END : The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

DEEP END : The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

 Newsweek, July 02, 2014

- ▶ DEEP END: THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD' OCEAN MAY BE IRREVOCABLE http://www.newsweek.com/2014/07/11/disaster-weve-wrought-worlds-oceans-may-be-irrevocable-256962.html


                         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


HuffingtonPost Green, August 10, 2014
- ▶ BAD NEWS AS COD ALMOST GONE FROM KEY FISHERY IN NORTHEAST U.S. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/10/cod-disappear_n_5665783.html


-▶ EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing


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


-▶ WHAT HAVE WE DONE??? POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/59BdYH


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



 

                                      SPECIAL REPORT - VIDEO
                                            The Seattle Times
              SEA CHANGE:  THE PACIFIC OCEAN'S PERILOUS TURN
                                          OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
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/

 

 

Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/

 

SummitVoice, July 27, 2014
- ▶ PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA ON THE BRINK AS FED SEEK INPUT ON NEW FISHING. many tuna populations are on the brink of collapse. Five of eight tuna species have been assigned threatened or near-threatened status on the international Red List maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
In the Gulf of Mexico, for example, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster spewed millions of gallons of oil into the species’ prime breeding grounds, and a 2010 report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists showed how illegal fishing and inadequate enforcement are decimating tuna stocks all over the world.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/27/oceans-pacific-bluefin-tuna-on-the-brink-as-feds-seek-input-on-new-fishing-regulations/

 

- ▶ PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS http://sco.lt/7AkdiD

 

                                   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                    http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

FP Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ ARE THE OCEANS FAILED STATES? Thanks to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and terrible governance, the largest ecosystem on the planet is close to collapse... http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/08/are_the_oceans_failed_states_overfishing_climate_change

 

 CNN, July 07, 2014
- ▶ LAWLESS RACE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN MUST END http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/07/opinion/ocean-trash-overfishing-kawaguchi/index.html

 

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. It’s all linked to the oceans acidifying: “The two aspects are: one, as they warm up they no longer absorb as much oxygen so you end up with fish sizes that are smaller.

“The second thing is, the impact of the temperature increase and increased CO2 specifically causes ocean acidification, so the pH of the water changes. which then is of real risk to things like shellfish as well as to coral reefs.”

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

 

 

- ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

Summit Voice, February 12, 2014

-▶  CLIMATE:  TOO WARM FOR EQUATORIAL FISH? MANY ALREADY LIVING CLOSE TO THEIR THERMAL LIMITS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/12/climate-too-warm-for-equatorial-fish/

 

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

 

                                                      VIDEO:

                                 TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                Can Aquaculture Be Sustainable? Wild vs Farmed Fish

                                         http://sco.lt/6GaTbN


 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/


THE PROBLEM WITH SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES: 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

 

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

 

  - ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE   http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

                                                    VIDEO - CNN

 -▶ "OVER-FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE"

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

 

 

                                                DEADLY BY-CATCH: 

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

 

                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING

SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9

 

                                       THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

             AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                             http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

                 BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

              IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                               http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

                                                        WATCH

                                                  "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                             IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

                                           http://sco.lt/61gcWf

                 

                       THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/599jsH


 

 

                                               SHARK FINNING

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

 

-▶  MANTA RAYS IN TROUBLE FROM OVERFISHING, FOOD DEPLETION http://sco.lt/6Aj80P

 

                                                DEEP SEA MINING: 

DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp

 

 

 -▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                        "THE BIGGEST CATCH""

                                          National Geographic

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-Eju09Ios

 

 

                                                          VIDEO

SHOCKING FOOTAGE REVEALS TUNA INDUSTRY'S SLAUGHTER OF MARINE LIFE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2011/nov/18/footage-tuna-industry-slaughter-video?CMP=twt_fd

 

 

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                                              CLIMATE CHANGE

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


 Summit Voice, February 15, 2014

-▶  GLOBAL WARMING:  REPORT WARNS OF 'ARCTIC SQUEEZE'. An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear.

FRISCO — Rapid climate change in the Arctic is putting enormous pressure on ecosystems, threatening biodiversity and the fundamental way of life of indigenous Arctic peoples, scientists said in a major new report.

“An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear. Polar bears and the other highly adapted organisms cannot move further north, so they may go extinct. We risk losing several species forever,” said Hans Meltofte of Aarhus University, chief scientist of the report.

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/15/global-warming-report-warns-of-arctic-squeeze/

 

 

- ▶ ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS, OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x

 

-▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 

 Psychology Today, May 15, 2014

- ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding

 

 

         

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

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The Race To Save Sea Turtles - Will They Survive?

The Race To Save Sea Turtles - Will They Survive? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


ScienceDaily, February 20, 2014

-▶ LEGAL "HARVEST" OF MARINE TURTLES TOPS 42,000 EACH YEAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220193512.ht


TakePart, April 22, 2015
- ▶ PHOTOS: IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO SAVE A MONK SEAL http://www.takepart.com/feature/2015/04/22/endangered-hawaiian-monk-seal-ocean-plastic-pollution-climate-change


Discover Magazine, March 19, 2015
-▶  HEALTH CARE FOR SEA TURTLES JUST GOT A SHOT IN THE FLIPPER http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2015/03/19/health-care-sea-turtles/#.VQt6zmZQW6A


February 27, 2013

-▶  LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES SUFFER 78 PERCENT DECLINE AT CRITICAL NESTING SITES IN PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-hance-leatherbacks-pacific.html#QdTlGf0asfjZr0mb.99


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


TakePart, February 14, 2015
-▶  THE ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE CAUGHT IN A WAR ZONE http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/14/endangered-green-turtle-mediterranean-libya


One Green Planet, December 18, 2014
PEELING BACK THE LAYERS OF THE EXTINCTION TRADE AND HOW IT IMPACTS SEA TURTLES http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/peeling-back-the-layers-of-the-extinction-trade-and-how-it-impacts-sea-turtles/


The Guardian, November 25, 2014
VIETNAM SEIZES OVER 1,000 DEAD ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/vietnam-seizes-over-1000-dead-endangered-sea-turtles


Terra Daily, April 19, 2014
-▶  THE TASTE FOR LIVE TURTLES PUSHING THEM TO EXTINCTION. : DECLINING CATCH RATES IN CARIBBEAN GREEN TURTLE FISHERY Conservation scientists estimated that more than 170,000 green turtles were killed between 1991 and 2011, with catch rates peaking in 1997 and 2002 and declining steeply after 2008, likely resulting from over-fishing. The trend in catch rates, the authors of the assessment results maintain, indicates the need for take limits on this legal fishery. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Declining_catch_rates_in_Caribbean_green_turtle_fishery_may_be_result_of_overfishing_999.html


                                                  NEW REPORT

                MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES

        KILLED BY LONGLINE, GILLNET SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES

                                           http://sco.lt/72A0mH


Summit Voice, July 11, 2014
-▶ FEDS FINALIZE CRITICAL HABITAT DESIGNATION FOR THREATENED LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/11/oceans-feds-finalize-critical-habitat-designation-for-threatened-loggerhead-sea-turtles/


Reuters, February 13, 2013
-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE FACES EXTINCTION IN 20 YEARS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/27/us-turtles-leatherback-idUSBRE91Q0VA20130227


Care2, October 03, 2014
-▶ PHOTOS: ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES ARE GETTING NASTY, DEADLY TUMORS, AND WE'RE TO BLAME. Runoff from cities and farms in Hawaii is causing debilitating and deadly tumors, which are believed to be the leading known cause of death for endangered green sea turtles.
The study, published this week in the journal PeerJ, found that nitrogen runoff is ending up in algae that sea turtles eat, which is causing the tumors to grow both internally and externally on their eyes and flippers. According to NOAA, these tumors can interfere with their ability to eat and other essential behaviors, while tumors on their eyes can cause permanent blindness. While it’s a major problem for green turtles in Hawaii, it’s also been found in other places and in other species of sea turtles, including loggerhead, olive ridley and flatback turtles. http://www.care2.com/causes/endangered-sea-turtles-are-getting-nasty-deadly-tumors-and-were-to-blame.html


                                                        VIDEO
                                 Takepart, September 16, 2014
IF YOU'RE BORN A SEA TURTLE, THE ODDS ARE NEVER IN YOUR FAVOR. Climate change, ocean pollution and poaching http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/09/15/heres-how-you-can-save-endangered-sea-turtles-poachers


                                                       VIDEOS
                                    MailOnLine, August 25, 2014
TOURIST RESCUE ENDANGERED TURTLE TIED UP AND LEFT TO DIE AS DEMAND FOR MEAT GROWS  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733847/Tourist-rescues-endangered-turtles-tied-left-die-demand-species-meat-grows.html


LiveScience via Oceana, March 26, 2014
-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html

 

September 6, 2013 Earth Island Journal

▶  IT'S TIME TO STOP DRIFT GILL NET FISHING OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST. The “curtains of death” sweep up whales, dolphins and sea turtles along with the swordfish and sharks they are fishing for... http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/its_time_to_stop_drift_gillnet_fishing_off_the_california_coast

 

  -▶ SUPER TRAWLER NETS BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD 13 JUMBO JETS - USING GPS TO SWEEP UP ALL IN IT'S PATH

In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838791014/sea-change-the-loss-of-ocean-species-is-staggering


EIGHTY SEA TURTLES WASH UP DEAD ON THE GUATEMALAN COAST BY-CATCH VICTIMS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/28/eighty-dead-sea-turtles-guatemala

 

DEADLY BYCATCH:

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS

IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEAD OR INJURED

                                                http://sco.lt/6DbCld

       

                                                   

                                                       VIDEO
     DIVER SAVES SEA TURTLE AND RECEIVES ADORABLE THANK YOU
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/diver-saves-sea-turtle_n_5574705.html



PRI The World, February 08, 2012

-▶  TURTLE POACHING INCREASES EVEN AS NUMBERS PLUMMET

China has a taste for turtle; turtle soup, turtle eggs, turtle bone ground up for use in Chinese medicine to promote longevity – for people, not for the turtles. But as Chinese waters are increasingly depleted of sea turtles, Chinese poachers are going further afield to find them. That includes hunting in waters that both China and the Philippines claim, like the waters around the Philippine island of Palawan. http://www.pri.org/stories/2012-02-08/sea-turtle-poaching-and-high-demand-china


                                                     PHOTOS

http://www.paulhiltonphotography.com/index.php/field-notes/30


                                          SEA TURTLE THREATS -

Worldwide, six of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles.

                       http://www.seeturtles.org/sea-turtles-threats/

 

 

                                                      VIDEO

                               May 21, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

              SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO' MAGDALENA BAY

 A new short film, "Viva la tortuga" documents the struggle to save loggerhead and green sea turtles in Magdalena Bay, Mexico. Once a region for a massive sea turtle meat market, the turtles now face a new threat: BY-CATCH.

Loggerhead sea turtles are drowning in bottom-set gillnets, unable to escape from the nets once entangled. The issue has even raises threats of trade embargoes from the U.S. Still, the news is not all gloomy: a rising group of fishermen turned conservationists are working to save these species from local extinction. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay

 

GHOST FISHING: 

Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP.

Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.
     It’s impossible to estimate how many marine animals are killed each year by “ghost fishing,” as the problem is known. However, the mosaic of local reports suggests staggering numbers—many of them of commercially valuable or endangered species. In Puget Sound, ghost gear is thought to kill more 3.5 million animals a year, including nearly 25 seals, porpoises and other marine mammals a week.  http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/


                                                       PHOTOS
                     GHOST FISHING NETS KILLING MARINE LIFE http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/ghost-fishing-nets-killing-marine-life


                                           BEAUTIFUL PICTURES:

THE REAL LIFE TURTLE-WAX: FISH OFFER TURTLES SWIM-THRU VALET SERVICE. In the crystal clear waters off the coast of Hawaii, these charming small yellow fish have formed a mutually beneficial bond with the local turtles. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193863/The-real-life-turtle-wax-Fish-offer-sea-creatures-swim-valet-service.html?ito=feeds-

 

 

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Turtle Island Restoration Project, July 09, 2014
▶  LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES WIN ROOM TO ROAM, HABITAT PROTECTION https://seaturtles.org/newssection/loggerhead-sea-turtles-win-room-roam-habitat-protection/

 

Summit Voice, January 22, 2012
-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES GET MORE PROTECTION

The U.S. took a huge step toward protecting endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtles last week by finalizing a critical habitat designation for 40,000 square miles ocean off the shores Washington, Oregon and Californiahttp://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/22/pacific-leatherback-sea-turtles-get-more-protection/

 

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 NOLA, February 27, 2012
-▶  DOZENS OF DEAD MARINE MAMMALS, TURTLES IN GULF OF MEXICO PILE UP: TOXIC CHEMICALS OF BP GULF OIL SPILL http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2012/02/dozens_of_dead_marine_mammals.html


 World Wildlife Fund, October 20, 2013
-▶  SEA LEVEL RISE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES A BIG THREAT TO MARINE TURTLES ON GREAT BARRIER REEF ... http://power.panda.org/wildlife/turtle-sex-altered-with-temperature-changes/

 

 Scientific American
-▶  WHERE DO BABY SEA TURTLES GO? Tracking the transatlantic journey of young sea turtles reveals surprises  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/where-do-baby-sea-turtles-go/

 

World Wildlife Fund, October 20, 2013
-▶  SEA LEVEL RISE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES A BIG THREAT TO MARINE TURTLES ON GREAT BARRIER REEF ... http://power.panda.org/wildlife/turtle-sex-altered-with-temperature-changes/

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                     SEA TURTLE MIGRATION

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0kXtmXuj8

 

                                  STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - A year-long undercover investigation conducted by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) at the Cayman Turtle Farm, a popular tourist destination and the world's last remaining facility that raises sea turtles for slaughter, has revealed disturbing animal cruelty and potential human health risks.Video footage and photographs from the farm show thousands of endangered sea turtles being kept in dirty, crowded touch tanks. Swimming in water filled with their own waste, the turtles fight for food, bite each other and even resort to cannibalism. Many suffer from disease and birth defects, such as injured fins or missing eyes....http://www.stopseaturtlefarm.org/

 

                                                         VIDEO 

                                     GREEN SEA TURTLES BIRTH

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

 

                                      SLIDESHOW - NOAA Fisheries

-▶  CELEBRATING SEA TURTLE WEEK: LEARN MORE ABOUT SEA TURTLES  http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/06/6_13_14sea_turtle_week_2014.html

 

Salon, March 20, 2014
SEA TURTLES, SHARKS AND WHALES:  THE "ACCIDENTAL" CASUALTIES OF OUR SEAFOOD INDUSTRY:  Fisheries kill billions of pounds of sea life each year, according to a new report http://www.salon.com/2014/03/20/sea_turtles_sharks_and_whales_the_accidental_casualties_of_our_seafood_industry/


                             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

                                               VIDEO REPORT

         THE RACE TO SAVE THE TURTLE AND THE TORTOISE

                                           http://sco.lt/9Lngp7


29 March, 2013 - Elephant Journal

 ▶  OCEAN PLASTICS IMPACT ON WILD SEA TURTLES

Our plastic footprint is on remote beaches, in isolated patches of ocean and in the stomachs of wild endangered animals.... http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/03/ocean-plastics-impact-on-wild-sea-turtles-dr-wallace-j-nichols/

 

August 19, 2013 Mother Nature Network
▶  RARE SEA TURTLES EATING PLASTIC AT RECORD RATES http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/rare-sea-turtles-eating-plastic-at-record-rate

 

 

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


THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE  http://sco.lt/66Lk8n


 

                                                         VIDEO

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

 

▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                  WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS

                                           http://sco.lt/5uLmJF


Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
▶  THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html

 

BBC Science and Environment

HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS DETERIORATING EVEN FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24369244

 


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:47 AM

Still, the news is not all gloomy: a rising group of fishermen turned conservationists are working to save these species from local extinction. The fishermen have become scientists, documenting turtle mortalities and threats. Working together, researchers and fishermen have used creative methods to mitigate the local turtle decline.

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Healthy Ocean Food Web Is Key In The Global Carbon Cycle - Infographic

Healthy Ocean Food Web Is Key In The Global Carbon Cycle - Infographic | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
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Science 2.0, March 11, 2013

-▶ HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB KEY TO GLOBAL CARBON CYCLE

Carbon is present in the atmosphere and is stored in soils, oceans and the Earth's crust. Any movement of carbon between — or in the case of the ocean, within — these reservoirs is called a flux. According to the researchers, oceans are a central component in the global carbon cycle through their storage, transport and transformations of carbon
constituents... http://www.science20.com/news_articles/ocean_food_web_key_global_carbon_cycle-131468



Summit County Citizens Voice April 05, 2015
- ▶ CLIMATE: OCEANS DIE QUICKLY, TAKE MILLENNIA TO RECOVER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/05/climate-oceans-die-quickly-take-millennia-to-recover/


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


ScienceDaily, March 21, 2014
▶  DEEP OCEAN CURRENT MAY SLOW DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE WITH SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET'S CLIMATE. Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of these conveyer belts, with potentially serious consequences for the future of the planet's climate http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140321164911.htm


- ▶ CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER. THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/945Zsv


FP Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ ARE THE OCEANS FAILED STATES? Thanks to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and terrible governance, the largest ecosystem on the planet is close to collapse... http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/08/are_the_oceans_failed_states_overfishing_climate_change


- ▶ THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF MAN'S OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8F6oYD


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


-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

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


                                       THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

             AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                             http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

 -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/89htxZ


ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x

 


 

 

 

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The Tragedy of the High Seas - To The Last Fish

The Tragedy of the High Seas - To The Last Fish | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The Economist, February 22, 2014

 -▶  GOVERNING OUR OCEANS:  THE TRAGEDY OF THE HIGH SEAS

IN 1968 an American ecologist, Garrett Hardin, published an article entitled “The Tragedy of the Commons”. He argued that when a resource is held jointly, it is...

   The high seas are of great economic importance to everyone—fish is a more important source of protein than beef—and getting more so. The number of patents using DNA from sea-creatures is rocketing, and one study suggests that marine life is a hundred times more likely to contain material useful for anti-cancer drugs than is terrestrial life....

   Yet the state of the high seas is deteriorating (see article). Arctic ice now melts away in summer. Dead zones are spreading. Two-thirds of the fish stocks in the high seas are over-exploited, even more than in the parts of the oceans under national control. And strange things are happening at a microbiological level. The oceans produce half the planet’s supply of oxygen, mostly thanks to chlorophyll in aquatic algae. Concentrations of that chlorophyll are falling. That does not mean life will suffocate. But it could further damage the climate, since less oxygen means more carbon dioxide.

   For tragedies of the commons to be averted, rules and institutions are needed to balance the short-term interests of individuals against the long-term interests of all users. That is why the dysfunctional policies and institutions governing the high seas need radical reform.  The Solutions...

 http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21596942-new-management-needed-planets-most-important-common-resource-tragedy-high


Aeon, October 01, 2013
 -▶ RADICAL HOPE FOR SAVING OCEAN FISHERIES. Hope for the world's devastated oceans rests on a change in the hearts of the fishermen that know them best  http://aeon.co/magazine/science/a-radical-model-for-saving-californias-ocean-fisheries/


    -▶  U.N. - OCEAN-GRABBING BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING 'THREATENS WORLD'S FISHERIES http://sco.lt/6g6w41

 

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


 

   -▶  "OCEANS AREN'T JUST A DEFINING FEATURE OF OUR PLANET;  THEY'RE OUR LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM"   http://sco.lt/5phsuH


The Ecologist, June 21, 2014

 -▶ LET THE OCEAN HEAL:  STOP FISHING THE HIGH SEAS, SAY SCIENTISTS, FOR CLIMATE AND ECOLOGY http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2431895/stop_fishing_the_high_seas_say_scientists_for_climate_and_ecology.html

 

Mother Jones, May/June Issue
-▶ SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG ON THE EAST COAST -- AND IT'S KILLING ALL THE BABY PUFFINS http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/gulf-maine-puffin-climate-change

 

▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION - NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA - CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6PSnNx

 

 -▶  WHY SARDINES MATTER:  CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE http://sco.lt/5I8QOf

 

                                                           VIDEO

                   PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS !! 

                                              http://sco.lt/7AkdiD

 

 

-▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

                                                            VIDEO
                           Australia News Network, February 26, 2014
 -▶  MASSIVE SUPER TRAWLER FOREIGN FLEETS PUSHING PACIFIC TUNA TO THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-26/an-pacific-tuna-fishing-industry-close-to-collapse/5284016

 

                                                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

 

The Ecologist, October 17, 2013
 -▶ THE BRUTAL REALITY OF DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IN PERU.Undercover filming by the UK investigative agency Ecostorm has exposed - for the first time - the brutal hunting and killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru's Pacific coast. a secret slaughter involving thousands of dolphins, dwarfing the high seas drama of the annual whale hunt in Antarctica. Known as "sea pigs" by fishermen in Peru, dolphins are reportedly harpooned and diced up on deck, before being skewered onto hundreds of hooks strung out on long-lines at sea to attract sharks  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2122747


                                                   WATCH:
                                               CNN VIDEO:
                        "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED:

            OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE"

                                           http://sco.lt/7e9wYL


Guardian, June 10, 2014
 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour



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

 

  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION. HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN... http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

gCaptain, February 14, 2012

 -▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

 -▶  NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS, NOT THOUSANDS OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED Y LONGLINE SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH

 

-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx

 

 

 -▶  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/61gcWf


 

                                           WATCH 1:00:15
                                          SEA THE TRUTH -

                     IN 2048 OUR OCEANS COULD BE EMPTY

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V325y7QCg3c

 

Feb 27, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

 -▶  AS MUCH AS TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA DEAD OR DYING, because they are less valuable than the species the fishermen are targeting...In some trawl fisheries for shrimp, the discard may be 90 percent of the catch. Other fisheries kill seabirds, turtles and dolphins, sometimes in huge numbers. sea.http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/27/eu-fish-discards-ban-welcomed

 

 

-▶  100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMETS BY 90% http://sco.lt/5FNEG1

 

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

 

 -▶  “THERE IS NO LIFE OUT THERE": GULF ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://sco.lt/5EAkaX

 

 

 -▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt

 

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Brutal Australian Shark Cull Impoverishes Ocean - Government Sanctioned Ecocide

Brutal Australian Shark Cull Impoverishes Ocean - Government Sanctioned Ecocide | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The brutal and senseless killing of endangered Great White sharks is impoverishing our oceans. We need to understand and respect that the ocean belongs to the ocean species and we are, in truth, the invaders.  We cannot continue to destroy our environment just to suit the convenience of human beings, lest we wipe ourselves out of existence -- healthy, balanced ecosystems reflect the health of humanity


BBC News, September 12, 2014
BRUTAL SHARK CULL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA BLOCKED BY REGULATOR http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29170035


Guardian Environment, September 11, 2014
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SHARK CULL:  CONSERVATIONISTS 'ECSTATIC' SUMMER DRUM BATING PROGRAM HAS BEEN RULED OUT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/12/wa-shark-cull-conservationists-ecstatic-summer-program-ruled-out?CMP=twt_gu


 Live Science, January 08, 2014
-▶  GREAT WHITE SHARKS LIVE AS LONG A HUMANS, MAKING THEM MORE VULNERABLE TO OVERFISHING http://www.livescience.com/42423-great-white-sharks-live-long.html


                                                VIDEO REPORT
                                       CNN World, May 08, 2014
AUSTRALIA:  OVER 170 SHARKS CAUGHT UNDER CONTROVERSIAL CULL PROGRAM http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/08/world/asia/australia-shark-cull/index.html

 

The Independent, January 29, 2014
-▶  AUSTRALIA'S BRUTAL SHARK CULL IS NOT THE WAY TO PREVENT ATTACKS http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/australias-brutal-cull-proves-humans-are-deadlier-than-sharks-9092995.html


HuffPost Green, January 28, 2014

AUSTRALIAN BRUTAL SHARK SLAUGHTER IMPOVERISHES OCEAN ECO SYSTEMS. On Australia Day (Jan 26, 2014) a beautiful 10-foot female Tiger shark was barbarically ensnared on a baited drum line for likely 12 hours before she was brought alongside a fishing boat, shot four times in the head and died. Her body was dragged to sea and dumped....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australia-shark-slaughter_b_4683983.html


 

 Sydney Morning Herald, January 16, 2014

SHARK ATTACK SURVIVOR SLAMS AUSTRALIAN 'STUPID' SHARK CULL http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/shark-attack-survivor-slams-stupid-shark-cull-20140116-30vsq.html

 

 The Guardian, April 08, 2014

CATCH-AND-KILL POLICY:  WESTERN AUSTRALIA APPLIES TO EXTEND BIZARRE SHARK CULL FOR THREE YEARS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/08/western-australia-applies-to-extend-shark-cull-for-three-years



The Dodo, January 27, 2014

102 SCIENTISTS PEN LETTER PROTESTING AUSTRALIA'S UNSCIENTIFIC SHARK CULL https://www.thedodo.com/102-scientists-pen-letter-prot-405765585.html

 

                                                   WATCH

              Just Horrifying - The Western Australian SharkCull

           OBSTRUCTION IS JUSTICE by Madison Stewart on Vimeo

                 What Australian Fisheries Doesn't Want You To Know

                                http://vimeo.com/94363725

 

 

ABC Environment, July 23, 2014

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SHARK KILLINGS ONLY SCRATCHES THE SURFACE. The WA policy of baiting and shooting great white sharks has been met with outcry. But it is just the beginning of a series of regulatory failures that could be devastating for many shark species. FOR MANY YEARS NOW, we've known of the alarming downward trends in populations of the world's large predatory fish: cod, tuna, swordfish, marlin, grouper, halibut and shark. Some estimates suggest the decline has been in the order of 90 per cent. http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/07/23/4045733.htm

 

Telegraph, December 10, 2013

WHEN NATURE AND HUMANS COLLIDE:
AUSTRALIA TO ESTABLISH SHARK 'KILL ZONES' AMID FEARS FOR SAFETY OF BEACH GOERS http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10507611/Australia-to-establish-shark-kill-zones-amid-fears-for-safety-of-beaches.html


 Guardian, July 24, 2014
AUSTRALIA:  SHARK NETS SHOULD COME DOWN TO SAVE WHALES, SAYS AUSTRALIAN EXPERT: Sea World calls for net review after a whale survives shark net entanglement and newborn drowns off a Gold Coast beach. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/24/shark-nets-should-come-down-to-save-whales-says-australian-expert?CMP=soc_568

 

                                                            WATCH
                                Gold Coast Bulletin, July 23, 2014
HEARTBREAKING FOOTAGE OF A DEAD BABY WHALE THAT DIED IN SHARK NETS OFF GOLD COAST http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/lifestyle/pets-and-wildlife/heartbreaking-footage-of-a-dead-baby-whale-that-died-in-shark-nets-off-gold-coast/story-fnk74alk-1226999065990


                                                           VIDEO
DOLPHINS TAKE THE BAIT FROM DRUMLINE ON AUSTRALIA'S GOLD COAST http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQtPnaWUPMA


ABC News, August 15, 2014
-▶  WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SHARK CULL:  COST OF STRATEGY STILL UNKNOWN 3 MONTHS OUT FROM LAUNCH http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-15/cost-of-shark-strategy-still-unknown-3-months-out-from-launch/5672086



-▶  AUSTRALIA'S SHARK CULL BEGINS IN CONTROVERSIAL BID TO STOP STRING OF DEADLY ATTACKS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/26/australia-shark-cull-_n_4667845.html?ref=topb

 

Perth Now, January 26, 2014
-▶  FIRST SHARK KILLED IN CONTROVERSIAL WESTERN AUSTRALIAN CATCH-AND-KILL POLICY http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/first-shark-killed-in-controversial-wa-catchandkill-policy/story-fnhocxo3-1226810652353

 

9 News Australia, January 26, 2014
-▶  ANGER AS FIRST SHARK CULL KILL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIAN WATERS http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2014/01/26/13/21/anger-as-1st-shark-killed-in-wa-waters

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                SkyNews: December 26, 2013
-▶  AUSTRALIA: SHARKS USE TWITTER TO WARN SWIMMERS - INSTEAD OF KILLING THEM http://news.sky.com/story/1187066/australia-sharks-use-twitter-to-warn-swimmers


Take Part
-▶  EIGHT INCREDIBLE SHARKS THAT ARE IN BIG TROUBLE BECAUSE OF US  http://www.takepart.com/photos/shark-week-2013-threatened-sharks

 

                                                        WATCH

                                             "CHANGING SEAS

                                               TIGER SHARKS"

           4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST

                                            http://sco.lt/744LPF

 


 

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           SHARK SPECIES FACING EXTINCTION:  SHARK CULTURE

                                          http://sco.lt/7ffRFh

 

  -▶  SHARK POPULATIONS HAVE PLUMETTED BY 90% IN RECENT DECADES.  EXTINCTION AHEAD

Shark populations have plummeted by 90% in recent decades...will be extinct in a few years. The Guardian reports that 2011 may be the last year that eating shark fin soup is regarded as a sign of middle class prosperity: the worldwide movement to ban this casually cruel, wasteful practice (sharks are de-finned by the hundreds, left to bleed-to-death and drown on the ocean floor) is gaining momentum even in Hong Kong... http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/11/shark-populations-have-plummeted-by-90-in-recent-decadeswill-be-extinct-in-a-few-years/

 

-▶  100 MILLION SLAUGHTERED A YEAR, JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%...COULD BE EXTINCT IN NEAR FUTURE http://sco.lt/6lqeED

 


 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         THE SHARK SONG

Treat yourself to a few moments of Sumi's 'The Shark Song' -- it is very powerful and touching... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDPwEFw-V9U

 

             THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING
                                    http://sco.lt/61gcWf

 

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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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-▶  A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Put Your Tuna Roll Down And WATCH This! – To The Last Fish

Put Your Tuna Roll Down And WATCH This! – To The Last Fish | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Inhabitat, February 02, 2015

 -▶  PUT DOWN THE SUSHI: 35 FACTS THAT WILL HAVE YOU RECONSIDERING FISH http://inhabitat.com/35-facts-that-will-make-you-never-want-to-eat-fish-again/


HuffPost Green, March 17, 2015
 -▶ TUNA INDUSTRY FAILING ON SUSTAINABILITY. The problems with the tuna industry run deep. Destructive fishing methods, like longlining and purse seining with fish aggregating devices (FADs), have significant bycatch problems -- meaning that despite a potential "dolphin safe" label, they are killing millions of turtles, rays, sharks, juvenile tuna and other marine life. These fishing methods are damaging to entire ecosystems. There's nothing safe about that for the ocean and its wildlife. Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist all source their tuna from fisheries dependent upon this sort of ocean destruction. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-hocevar/tuna-industry-failing-on-_b_6878666.html


EcoWatch, November 20, 2012
 -▶  HOW EATING SUSHI ENDANGERS THE SURVIVAL OF THE ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA http://ecowatch.com/2012/11/20/eating-sushi-endangers-atlantic-bluefin/


Guardian Environment, January 9, 2013

  -▶  OVERFISHING CAUSES PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA NUMBERS TO DROP 96 PERCENT. Conservationists also warned that the vast majority caught were juveniles and had never reproduced http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/09/overfishing-pacific-bluefin-tuna


Guardian, January 05, 2015
 -▶  SUSHI BOSS PAYS £25k FOR ONE BLUEFIN TUNA IN TOKYO : JAPAN'S FAVOURITE BIG FISH, BUT FOR HOW LONG? Japan’s appetite for bluefin tuna now risks plunging the fish into commercial extinction. Pacific bluefin population has declined dramatically mainly to satisfy demand for sushi and sashimi in Asia. Most of the fish caught are juveniles, making it impossible for them to reproduce http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/05/sushi-boss-nets-bluefin-tuna-25k-tokyo-tsukiji-fish-market


ZME Science, February 18, 2015
 -▶  MERCURY LEVEL IN TUNA REACHING ALARMING LEVELS http://www.zmescience.com/ecology/pollution-ecology/mercury-levels-tuna-18022015/


Washington Post, December 19, 2014
 -▶ THE WORLD'S BIGGEST CANNED TUNA COMPANY IS ABOUT TO GET A LOT BIGGER   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/19/the-worlds-biggest-canned-tuna-company-is-about-to-get-a-lot-bigger/


BBC News, December 18, 2014
 -▶ THAI TUNA FIRM BUYS US RIVAL BUMBLE BEE FOR $1.5 BILLION. The Thai firm, which owns the John West and Chicken of the Sea brands, has been on an acquisition spree in the past year. Earlier this year, it announced that it was buying Norwegian seafood firm King Oscar and French smoked salmon producer MerAlliance for undisclosed sums.  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30544592


EcoWatch, February 10, 2015
 -▶  WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A CAN OF TUNA http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/10/what-to-consider-when-buying-tuna/



                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                           http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3



Mother Jones, February 21, 2013
 -▶  84 PERCENT OF WHITE TUNA IS MIS-LABELED http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/02/oceana-survey-tuna-red-snapper-mislabeled


                                                        VIDEO

                                           SHOCKING FOOTAGE

             REVEALS TUNA INDUSTRY'S SLAUGHTER OF MARINE LIFE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2011/nov/18/footage-tuna-industry-slaughter-video?CMP=twt_fd


                                                    WATCH (4:20)

                                ENDING OVERFISHING & BY-CATCH

                                Super Trawlers Emptying Our Oceans

Despite an increased awareness of overfishing, the majority of people still know very little about the scale of the destruction being wrought on the oceans. ...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6nwZUkBeas#t=54



                                               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


                                 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


ABC News, September 02, 2014
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS ON BRINK OF DISASTER.  Bluefin tuna dire, with the Pacific population at "3 or 4 per cent of its original spawning biomass. The key problem was that there are too many vessels – at least 300 - equipped with sophisticated radar, chasing the schools of tuna.   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-02/pacific-tuna-stocks-on-brink-of-disaster-says-glenn-hurry/5704644


-▶ MIS-USING TECHNOLOGY TO EMPTY OUR OCEANS. Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) and Tuna. The fish don't have a chance.  We're taking everything in the fishing trawlers nets, leaving NOTHING for regeneration of stocks and totally dimantling the natural biodiversity of oceans. : http://sco.lt/7NiWX3



                                           TO THE LAST FISH

CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,800 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://sco.lt/8ugqB7


Summit Voice, December 02, 2014
 -▶  WILL NEW REGULATION EASE PRESSURE ON ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/12/02/oceans-will-new-regs-ease-pressure-on-atlantic-bluefin-tuna/


Summit Voice, November 16, 2014
 -▶ LIGHTS OUT FOR PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/16/oceans-lights-out-for-pacific-bluefin-tuna/


ScienceDaily, November 25, 2013
-▶ EATING SUSHI CAN INCREASE RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131125091316.htm


                                                      WATCH
                                   CBS Miami, September 20, 2013
POISONING OUR OCEANS:  SICK AND MUTANT FISH END UP ON YOUR DINNER PLATE http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/09/20/secrets-beneath-the-sea-call-out-for-change/



THERE'S NO WAY I'M EATING MY NEXT SEAFOOD DINNER WITHOUT CHECKING THIS CHART FIRST

http://visual.ly/mercury-rising-enjoy-fish-without-risk


                                                  WATCH
                                      "SAVING OUR TUNA" (5:55)
                                 UNDP in Asia and The Pacific
http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/in_depth/ecosystems/documentary-saving-our-tuna/


On Earth Magazine
TUNA TIME BOMB: RISING MERCURY LEVELS IN TUNA MAY MAKE THE FISH OFF-LIMITS IN A FEW YEARS http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/tuna-mercury-levels-rising


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 02, 2015
MERCURY CONCENTRATIONS IN TUNA GOING UP, UP, UP http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/02/environment-mercury-concentrations-in-tuna-going-up-up-up/


ScienceDaily, February 02, 2015
▶  MERCURY LEVELS IN HAWAIIAN YELLOW FIN TUNA INCREASING

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150202151217.htm


                                                        WATCH 

                                      "MERCURY RISING" Short Film

                                      Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                              http://sco.lt/6nrixF


SummitVoice, July 27, 2014
- ▶ PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA ON THE BRINK AS FED SEEK INPUT ON NEW FISHING. many tuna populations are on the brink of collapse. Five of eight tuna species have been assigned threatened or near-threatened status on the international Red List maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
In the Gulf of Mexico, for example, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster spewed millions of gallons of oil into the species’ prime breeding grounds, and a 2010 report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists showed how illegal fishing and inadequate enforcement are decimating tuna stocks all over the world.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/27/oceans-pacific-bluefin-tuna-on-the-brink-as-feds-seek-input-on-new-fishing-regulations/

 

Huffington Post, February 21, 2013

 -▶  BLUEFIN TUNA CAUGHT NEAR CALIFORNIA STILL RADIOACTIVE YEAR AFTER FUKUSHIMA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/bluefin-tuna-radiation_n_2736221.html

 

PRI, January 23, 2013
 -▶  PACIFIC ISLAND NATIONS BAND TOGETHER AS OVERFISHING TAKES TOLL ON GLOBAL TUNA SUPPLY http://www.pri.org/stories/2013-01-23/pacific-island-nations-band-together-overfishing-takes-toll-global-tuna-supply


 Greenpeace, May 02, 2014
 -▶ TUNA ARE AWESOME:  TUNA ARE  FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR LUNCH http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/tuna-are-life-not-just-lunch-20140424


ClimateProgress, July 24, 2014

 -▶  U.S. FEDS CONSIDER BAN ON BLUEFIN TUNA FISHING AS POPULATION DIPS 95 PERCENT http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/24/3463930/fed-considers-pacific-bluefin-tuna-fishing-ban/


Organic Authority, July 22, 2014
 -▶  BLUEFIN TUNA FISHING NEEDS TO BE HALVED OR PREPARE FOR EXTINCTION, WARNS WWF http://www.organicauthority.com/bluefin-tuna-fishing-needs-halved-or-the-mighty-fish-faces-extinction-warns-wwf/



               VIDEO INVESTIGATION - 4 CORNERS ABC AUSTRALIA
                                 INSIDE A SUPER TRAWLER
                             400,000 Tons of Fish At A Time
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azg8nX-uJnI


                                                     WATCH:

               NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2478442068/no-super-trawlers-not-here-not-anywhere-video


World Wildlife Fund, November 07, 2014
 -▶  MEDITERRANIAN BLUEFIN TUNA WILL RECOVER IF CONSERVATION AMBITION REMAINS HIGH  http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?uNewsID=232551&



-▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn


                                              ANIMATED VIDEO
               EMPTY NETS AND ENDING OVERFISHING (4:20)
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6nwZUkBeas#t=54



National Geographic
 -▶  STILL WATERS: THE GLOBAL FISH CRISIS: Fisheries, Fishing, Bluefin Tuna http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/global-fish-crisis-article/


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



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                              SUBSIDIZED CORPORATE FISHERIES

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                                                     VIDEO

        THE TERRIBLE PRICE OF SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES

                                 http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/


-▶  EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing


  -▶ $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY: LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV



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                      AQUACULTURE, FARMED FISH  vs WILD FISH

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                                                     VIDEO

                              TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER: 

     CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE?  WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                         http://sco.lt/6GaTbN


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



FARM-RAISED TUNA MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER TO OVERFISHING - TOO LARGE TO RAISE IN FACTORY-FARMED CAGES http://sco.lt/8MPWYz


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  -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:  OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING -- AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/89htxZ


 

 -▶  WHY SARDINES MATTER:  CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE http://sco.lt/5I8QOf


                                                    VIDEO: 

              DEATH OF THE OCEANS? BBC DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

                                       http://sco.lt/97GRDV



-▶  100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% http://sco.lt/5FNEG1

 

-▶  NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE, SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH

 

 -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL


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


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


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


 



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State of The War On Dolphins Dolphins and Turtles dying in record numbers. Dolphin Culture

State of The War On Dolphins  Dolphins and Turtles dying in record numbers.  Dolphin Culture | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


Tampa Bay Times, November 16, 2013

▶  DOLPHINS ARE DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT

What makes so many deaths disturbing, he said, is that dolphins are regarded as "sentinels for ocean and human health," not unlike canaries in a coal mine.

Dolphins are dying all around Florida and scientists don't know how to stop it.The die-offs of bottlenose dolphins are going on in three different places, and appear to be from more than one cause. Although dolphins are not an endangered species, the loss of so many all at once is clearly bad news, scientists say... http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/dolphins-dying-in-droves-and-scientists-cant-stop-it/2152860\



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


ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) December 12, 2014
OIL SPILL THREATENS RARE DOLPHINS IN BANGLADESH'S SUNDARBANS REGION, OFFICIALS WARN. Thousands of litres of oil spilled into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins. Bangladeshi fishermen using sponges and sacks have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to the world's largest mangrove forest http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-12/catastrophic-oil-spill-in-bangladesh/5963450


Care2, July 10, 2014
-▶ THIS NEW MEKONG RIVER DAM IS A DEATH SENTENCE FOR THE LAST 85 IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS http://www.care2.com/causes/this-new-dam-is-a-death-sentence-for-the-last-85-irrawaddy-dolphins.html


Myanmar Times, December 24, 2014
-▶ BREEDING PROGRAM NEEDED TO SAVE IRRAWADDY DOLPHIN:  - The critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin needs a safe place to breed if it is to stave off the extinction, an adviser to the Myanmar Fisheries Federation.

  http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/12660-breeding-program-needed-to-save-irrawaddy-dolphin.html


Dodo, December 02, 2014
WHY 17 DOLPHINS WERE SHOT TO DEATH OFF THE GULF COAST. Last year, WDC received reports of dolphins being given poison-laced food from a fishing boat, but it could not substantiate the information. Another possible explanation is that the dolphins have fallen victim to, “cruel and intentional victims of random vandalism by thoughtless individuals.” The spate of shootings is eerily similar to the ongoing sea lion killings in San Diego, where several animals were found with gunshot injuries and had to be euthanized. https://www.thedodo.com/why-17-dolphins-were-shot-to-d-852401688.html


Q13 FOX News, November 21, 2014
PREGNANT DOLPHIN FOUND DEAD ON BEACH WITH BULLET IN LUNG http://q13fox.com/2014/11/21/pregnant-dolphin-found-dead-on-beach-with-bullet-in-lung/


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/

 

Summit Voice, December 20, 2013

▶  DOLPHINS HIT BY DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL ARE SUFFERING FROM LUNG DISEASE AND HORMONE DEFICIENCIES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/20/environment-dolphins-hit-by-deepwater-horizon-spill-are-suffering-from-lung-disease-and-hormone-deficiencies/

 

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

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 18, 2013

▶  DOLPHINS IN LOUISIANA'S BARATARIA BAY MUCH SICKER AFTER BP OIL SPILL: STUDY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/gulf-oil-spill-dolphins_n_4466409.html

 

NOLA, March 23, 2013
▶  AFTERMATH OF DEEPWATER OIL SPILL:  DOLPHINS IN BARATARIA BAY ARE SEVERELY ILL, NOAA SAYS http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/03/dolphins_in_barataria_bay_poll.htm



                                   STUDY CONFIRMS WORST FEARS

MASSIVE BP OIL SPILL HARMED GULF'S ECOSYSTEMS, WILDLIFE AND SEALIFE http://sco.lt/9BRUq9


 

 Guardian Environment, December 23, 2013
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS OFF US COAST HIT BY MEASLES-LIKE VIRUS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/23/bottlenose-dolphins-us-eastern-seaboard

 

 New York Times, December 22, 2013

FOCUS ON OCEAN'S HEALTH AS DOLPHIN DEATHS SOAR - 

“Marine mammals are very good sentinels for ocean and human health, and they really act like the proverbial canaries in a coal mine,” said Dr. Greg Bossart, a veterinary pathologist and senior vice president in charge of animal health at the Georgia Aquarium. “They give us an idea of what’s occurring in the environment.”

Because bottlenose dolphins are top predators, have long life spans and live near shore, Dr. Bossart said, “whatever happens coastally impacts them and potentially us.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/us/focus-on-oceans-health-as-dolphin-deaths-soar.html?pagewanted=all


 

       CONFINEMENT OF WILD OCEAN ANIMALS IN AQUARIUM TANKS

                        The Capture, The Controversy, The Abuse

                                           http://sco.lt/6ZQDWD


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                         Reuters, January 23, 2015
            CONTROVERSY SHROUDS CAPTIVE KILLER WHALE IN MIAMI
http://www.reuters.com/video/2015/01/23/controversy-shrouds-captive-killer-whale?videoId=362985252



Daily Mail Online, January 04, 2013
▶  THE DOLPHIN SNATCHERS:  MAIL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES VILE TRADE WHERE ANIMALS ARE SOLD FOR UP TO £100,000 EACH TO AQUARIUM WHERE THEY SUFFER UNIMAGINABLE CRUELTY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257426/The-dolphin-snatchers-Mail-investigation-exposes-vile-trade-animals-sold-100-000-aquariums-suffer-unimaginable-cruelty.html



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                                              WORLD'S DOLPHINS


Wildlife Extra, February 2013

▶  MAUI'S DOLPHINS TO BE EXTINCT BY 2030: In a letter to New Zealand's Prime Minister, the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) urges the government to ban gillnets and trawling in Maui's dolphin habitat immediately to avoid their extinction.... http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/extinct-mauis.html

 

Collective-Evolution, September 17, 2013

▶  INDIA DECLARES DOLPHINS & WHALES AS 'NON-HUMAN PERSONS', DOLPHIN SHOWS BANNED http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/17/india-declares-dolphins-whales-as-non-human-persons/


Washington Post, December 07, 2014
▶  MEXICO: WITH ONLY 100 LEFT, THE SMALL VAQUITA PORPOISE IS ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION  http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/with-only-100-left-the-small-vaquita-porpoise-is-on-the-verge-of-extinction/2014/12/07/08056fe4-7cb9-11e4-b821-503cc7efed9e_story.html

 

                                                         VIDEO

▶ HONG KONG LOSING IT'S RARE CHINESE PINK DOLPHIN DUE TO POLLUTION  http://sco.lt/8B2VVJ

 

 La Prensa, Peru Environment, February 02, 2014

▶  500 DOLPHINS DIE IN NORTHERN PERU http://www.laprensasa.com/309_america-in-english/2396772_500-dolphins-die-in-northern-peru.html


 Latin Post, October 24, 2013

▶  DOLPHINS CHOPPED UP, SKINNED ALIVE IN PERU FOR SHARK BAIT FOR ASIAN DELICACY http://www.latinpost.com/articles/3242/20131024/dolphins-chopped-up-skinned-alive-peru-use-shark-bait-asian.htm


The Ecologist, October 17, 2013
 -▶ PERU: THE BRUTAL REALITY OF DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IN Undercover filming by the UK investigative agency Ecostorm has exposed - for the first time - the brutal hunting and killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru's Pacific coast. a secret slaughter involving thousands of dolphins, dwarfing the high seas drama of the annual whale hunt in Antarctica. Known as "sea pigs" by fishermen in Peru, dolphins are reportedly harpooned and diced up on deck, before being skewered onto hundreds of hooks strung out on long-lines at sea to attract sharks  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2122747



THE TERRIBLE COST OF SHARK BAIT SOUP -DOLPHINS CHOPPED UP AND SKINNED ALIVE - PETITION http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/3993?l=X7wKqXEQxgI

 

TerraDaily, January 5, 2012
DOLPHINS SHOWING UP ON WORLD DINNER PLATES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dolphins_showing_up_on_world_dinner_plates_999.html

 

Telegraph, March 27, 2014
UKRAINE'S SPY DOLPHINS SWITCH ALLEGIANCE TO RUSSIA: Ukrainian Army dophins, which have been trained to plant bombs and kill frogmen, will be transferred to Russia http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10724506/Ukraines-spy-dolphins-switch-allegiance-to-Russia.html


 

                   WHALES, DOLPHINS AND SONAR A DEADLY MIX

                  MASS DEATHS, STRANDINGS RESEARCH SHOWS

                                           http://sco.lt/8QTS65


BBC - Future - Science & Environment November 8, 2013
ROBOTS REPLACE COSTLY U.S. NAVY MINE-CLEARANCE DOLPHINS http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20121108-final-dive-for-us-navy-dolphins


 

 Wildlife Extra News, February 2013
MAUI'S DOLPHINS TO BE EXTINCT BY 2030: WORLD'S MARINE MAMMAL SCIENTISTS URGE IMMEDIATE ACTION http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/extinct-mauis.html#cr

 

-▶  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

 

Focusing on Wildlife, December 13, 2013
A "DEATH SENTENCE" FOR THE TINIEST DOLPHINS IN THE WORLD - ONLY 55 LEFT ABOVE AGE OF ONE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/a-death-sentence-for-the-tiniest-dolphins-in-the-world/

 

Channel4 News, May 20, 2012
▶  PERU: MASS PELICAN AND DOLPHIN DEATHS FROM STARVATION  http://www.channel4.com/news/what-is-behind-mass-pelican-and-dolphin-deaths-in-peru



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                     TAIJI, JAPAN DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER

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TakePart,
DOLPHIN HUNTING SEASON IN TAIJI ENDS IN ....  http://www.takepart.com/cove


NewScientist, April 1, 2013
NEW JAPANESE METHOD FOR ANNUAL DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IS INHUMANE http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23380-new-japanese-method-for-killing-dolphins-is-inhumane.html


TakePart, September 13, 2013

THIS PORPOISE SLAUGHTER IS SEVEN TIMES BIGGER THAN THE COVE'S, SO WHY HAVEN'T YOU HEARD ABOUT IT http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/09/19/porpoise-iwate-japan-hunt-bigger-than-cove-taiji-japan

 

Think Progress, January 21, 2014

▶  WHAT A BLOODY DOLPHIN HUNT IN JAPAN HAS IN COMMON WITH THE BP OIL SPILL http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/21/3186021/japanese-dolphin-hunt-human-impact/


▶  LIVESTREAM DOLPHIN PROJECT: Follow Ric O'Barry as he travels the world to end dolphin exploitation and slaughter.. World News http://www.ustream.tv/dolphinprojec

 

                      THE HORRIFIC WHALE & DOLPHIN SLAUGHTERS

                                WHEN OUR OCEANS RUN RED

                                          Beyond “The Cove”

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/when-our-oceans-run-red/

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                                      DOLPHIN CULTURE

 

                                                    NICE WATCH
                                       NOVA - Full Episode (56:42)
                                    PRIVATE LIVES OF DOLPHINS

                                      Published on May 20, 2012

NOVA offers a rare glimpse into the private lives of dolphins with amazing scientific evidence collected over nearly 30 years. Enjoy this unprecedented look at the rarely seen underwater world of dolphins.

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


GrindTV.com November 22, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIAN MAN SAVES STRANDED BABY DOLPHIN AS POD WAITS OFF SHORE http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/australian-man-saves-stranded-baby-dolphin/


TechTimes, May 11, 2014
DOLPHINS HAVE BEEN SWIMMING OCEANS SIX MILLION YEARS EARLIER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.techtimes.com/articles/6706/20140511/dolphins-have-been-swimming-oceans-six-million-years-earlier-than-previously-thought.htm

 

Live Science, April 14, 2014

HOW DO DOLPHINS SLEEP? http://www.livescience.com/44822-how-do-dolphins-sleep.html

 

 Guardian, December 20, 2013
WHERE DO DOLPHINS SLEEP? http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/dec/21/where-dolphins-sleep-ask-grown-up

 

                                                   WATCH
                                  NOVA scienceNOW (10:00)
                               HOW SMART ARE DOLPHINS?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/how-smart-dolphins.html


                                                        VIDEO:

                 FUNGIE THE DINGLE DOLPHIN - Fungie Circle of Friends

                                            http://sco.lt/7ihX6n


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

 

 Grist, January 23, 2013
WHALES ADOPTING DISABLED DOLPHIN IS THE FEEL-GOOD STORY OF THE MILLENIUM http://grist.org/list/whales-adopting-disabled-dolphin-is-the-feel-good-story-of-the-millenium/

 

                                               LOVELY VIDEO
Care2, December 10, 2013
DOLPHIN TANGLED IN FISHING LINE APPROACHES DIVER FOR HELP http://www.care2.com/causes/dolphin-tangled-in-fishing-line-approaches-divers-for-help-video.html

 

                              THE SURFER AND THE DOLPHIN
This Photo From Australia Is Possibly The Most Beautiful Thing Ever http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/05/dolphin-surfer-photo-australia-most-beautiful_n_4731699.html

 

                                                         VIDEO

               WOW! 2,000 DOLPHIN POD STAMPEDE AT Dana Point

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

 

                                                     SLIDESHOW
                              Guardian Environment, January 2, 2014
                       DOLPHIN MEGAPOD SEEN FOR FIRST TIME

A gathering of 3000-5000 spinner dolphins, known as a megapod, is filmed underwater for the first time for a BBC series, Dolphins – Spy in the Pod... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/dec/31/dolphin-megapod-spinner-filmed-first-time-in-pictures


                                        DO WHALES HAVE CULTURE?

                                                http://sco.lt/4uMK7l


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


 

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                                   THE STATE OF OUR OCEANS

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Mongabay, October 22, 2013
▶  THE 'DEAD' OCEAN: EYEWITNESS SAYS OVERFISHING HAS EMPTIED THE PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1022-hance-macfadyen-dead-ocean.html

 

USA Today, October 21, 2013
▶  SAILOR'S DISCOVERY:  'THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS DEAD' http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/10/21/newser-ocean-pollution-overfishing/3143007/



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

 

 ▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 

                                                        VIDEO

             NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/7eC9gX

 

-▶  100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMETS BY 90% http://sco.lt/5FNEG1

 

-▶  DESTRUCTIVE INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAT KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS, DOLPHINS AND OTHER SPECIES PER YEAR http://sco.lt/5NXT9t

 

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

 

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

 

▶  DEADLY BYCATCH:  TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA http://sco.lt/7j89NR

▶  WE LOVE YOU, MANATEES - DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS  http://sco.lt/6wl841

 

ENE News, November 22, 2013
▶  FUKUSHIMA - RADIOACTIVE OCEANS
PHOTOS:  'LOTS OF SEA BIRDS WASHING UP DEAD' IN ALASKA http://enenews.com/photos-lots-of-sea-birds-washing-up-dead-in-alaska

 

 

 NOAA Fisheries
▶  LOOK WHO'S BACK: STURGEON ARE SPAWNING AGAIN IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.  Atlantic sturgeon, a species that has survived since the age of the dinosaurs, had believed to have  been long gone from the Chesapeake Bay. But a small number of juvenile sturgeon have turned up, and are too small to have immigrated from elsewhere... http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2013/11/11_20_2013sturgeon_we_forgot_all_about_you.html

 

Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
▶  THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html

 


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▶  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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VIDEO: Lionfish infestation - an unstoppable epidemic? Can Wipe Out Coral Reefs

VIDEO: Lionfish infestation - an unstoppable epidemic? Can Wipe Out Coral Reefs | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                                          VIDEO

                                            CNN October 19, 2013

LIONFISH INFESTATION IN ATLANTIC OCEAN: AN UNSTOPPABLE EPIDEMIC - CAN WIPE OUT CORAL REEFS  The Atlantic Ocean is picturesque and the fish are vividly amazing. But a serious problem lurks: the lionfish. Katie Linendoll reports special for CNN... 

The venomous, fast reproducing fish are aggressive eaters and will consume anything and everything, gorging so much they are actually getting liver disease. With no known predators -- except human beings -- they can wipe out 90% of a reef. "The lionfish invasion is probably the worst environmental disaster the Atlantic will ever face,"... http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/18/tech/innovation/lionfish-infestation-atlantic-linendoll/


National Geographic, February 24, 2015
-▶ FIGHTING ONE OF THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE INVASIVE SPECIES IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE -- THE LIONFISH Originally from the Indo-Pacific, lionfish are one of the most destructive invasive species in the Western Hemisphere (mark National Invasive Species Awareness Week). As voracious predators and prolific breeders (one female can produce over two million eggs per year), lionfish are wreaking havoc throughout the Western Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico.  http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/24/fighting-back-lionfish-during-invasive-species-awareness-week/

                                                      VIDEO

                              USA Today, February 16, 2015
LIONFISH:  YOU HAVE TO EAT THEM TO BEAT THEM. Worried about the devastating impact of lionfish on commercial fisheries and coral reef health, a growing movement of conservationists, scuba divers and chefs are trying to persuade Americans to eat their way out of this environmental disaster.   http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2015/02/16/fight-against-lionfish/23504661/

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                  Deutsche Welle March 25, 2014
FROM REEF TO PLATE: BELIZE COMBATS THE LIONFISH THREATENING SECOND-LARGEST CORAL BARRIER REEF
http://www.dw.de/from-reef-to-plate-belize-combats-the-lionfish/a-17518501

 

                                                        VIDEO:

 OVERFISHING UNLEASHES A SCOURGE OF SEA URCHINS ON REEFS http://sco.lt/7j87mb


                                    THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

                AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                          http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

                                                        VIDEO

-▶  HOW THE CORAL REEF WILDLIFE TRADE IS DEGRADING CORAL REEFS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2452598153/how-the-coral-reef-wildlife-trade-is-degrading-coral-reefs

 

-▶  "CORAL REEFS: UNDERWATER PHARMACIES" http://sco.lt/733VaL

 

                                                       VIDEO

November 6, 2013

-▶  3-D PRINTING OCEAN REEF MIGHT SAVE ECOSYSTEMS (NO, REALLY) http://www.care2.com/greenliving/3-d-printing-ocean-reefs-might-save-ecosystems-no-really.html

 

-▶  AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF WE STAND TO LOSE - IN BEAUTIFUL PICTURES  http://sco.lt/6q4ykD

 

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

 

 Water World, October 29m 2013

-▶  NATURAL CORAL CHEMICALS PROTECT AGAINST WARMING OCEANS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Coral_chemicals_protect_against_warming_oceans_999.html



 

-▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL


-▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

 

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Our Oceans Are Dying: Mass Extinction May Be Inevitable

Our Oceans Are Dying: Mass Extinction May Be Inevitable | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 MintPress, January 17, 2015
▶   HUMANS HAVE BROUGHT WORLD'S OCEANS TO BRINK OF 'MAJOR EXTINCTION' EVENT http://www.mintpressnews.com/humans-brought-worlds-oceans-brink-major-extinction-event/201300/


Summit County Citizens Voice April 05, 2015
- ▶ CLIMATE: OCEANS DIE QUICKLY, TAKE MILLENNIA TO RECOVER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/05/climate-oceans-die-quickly-take-millennia-to-recover/


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/


Climate Progress, January 2, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL STARVE THE DEEP SEA, STUDY FINDS. The deep sea is home to thousands of commercially important species and is one of the last frontiers for new species discovery. The creatures of the deep are also key to the cycling of nitrogen, carbon and silicon in the ocean, a process that maintains the delicate balance of ocean life... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3113101/climate-change-starve-deep-sea/


The Globe and Mail, June 24, 2014

▶   REPORT WARNS WORLD'S FRAGILE OCEANS PUSHED TO POINT OF COLLAPSE....It also wants countries to stop subsidizing fishing outside their own 200-mile exclusive economic zones, to end unregulated and unreported ocean fishing, to stop plastics pollution, to impose legally binding offshore oil and gas extraction standards, and to create areas where industrial fishing would be prohibited  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/report-warns-worlds-fragile-oceans-pushed-to-point-of-collapse/article19304650/


Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
▶  THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html

 

BBC Science and Environment

HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS DETERIORATING EVEN FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24369244


 Subsea World News: October 23, 2013
▶  THE EFFECT OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION ON MARINE HABITATS AND ORGANISMS The human ramifications of these changes are likely to be massive and disruptive. Food chains, fishing, and tourism could all be impacted. The study shows that some 470 to 870 million of the world’s poorest people rely on the ocean for food, jobs, and revenues, and live in countries where ocean goods and services could be compromised by multiple ocean biogeochemical changes http://subseaworldnews.com/2013/10/23/the-effect-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions-on-marine-habitats-and-organisms/

 

Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/

 

▶   "OVER-FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

Climate Central, October 13, 2013

▶  OCEAN DETERIORATING MORE RAPIDLY THAN THOUGHT http://www.climatecentral.org/news/ocean-deteriorating-more-rapidly-than-once-thought-16596


 The Independent, October 3, 2013

▶ THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEANS IS 'SPIRALING DOWNWARD', AND STILL WE ACT LIKE NOTHING IS THE MATTER:
Without drastic action, the damage will be catastrophic
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-health-of-our-oceans-is-spiralling-downward-and-still-we-act-like-nothing-is-the-matter-8857061.html

 

Japan Times, October 26, 2013
▶  'SCARY AS HELL' OCEAN-RESEARCH  REPORT  - THE END OF NATURE This month a perfect storm of ocean-research results has been released, and the conclusions are truly alarming. Or, in the vernacular, they’re as scary as hell...http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/10/26/environment/scary-as-hell-ocean-research-storm-breaks/#.UmyH7iTpiRQ

 

                                  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

        OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES

                                                 http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj


 

 -▶ EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing

 

Mongabay, October 22, 2013
-▶  THE 'DEAD' OCEAN: EYEWITNESS SAYS OVERFISHING HAS EMPTIED THE PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1022-hance-macfadyen-dead-ocean.html

 

                                                    VIDEO:

              NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7

 

 gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

                                             DEADLY BYCATCH

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

 

-▶ DEEP SEA MINING:  DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp



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

 

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

 

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

 

 Daily Kos, October 4, 2013

THE OCEANS ARE DYING:  OXYGEN IS DEPLETING, ACIDITY RISING AT FASTEST RATE IN 300,000,000 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

 

Honolulu, Hawaii, October 18, 2013 (ENS)

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE TO CAUSE 'MASSIVE' OCEAN DAMAGE
 – By the year 2100, about 98 percent of the oceans will be affected by acidification, warming temperatures, low oxygen, or lack of biological productivity, and most areas will be hit by a multitude of these stressors, finds a new study of the impacts of climate change on the world’s ocean systems.
http://ens-newswire.com/2013/10/18/climate-change-to-cause-massive-ocean-damage-by-2100/

 

 

                                                   THE REPORT
                             ▶  2013 IPSO STATE OF THE OCEAN ▶

                                                October 3, 2012

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established to improve our understanding of the role of the ocean at an Earth System Level and its contribution to enabling life to exist on Earth.

Latest Review of Science Reveal Ocean In Critical State From Cululative Impacts http://www.stateoftheocean.org/

 

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

 

▶  THESE MACRO CORAL PHOTOS ARE TOTALLY JAW-DROPPING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/coral-photos_n_3876179.html

 

                                                        VIDEO:

LION FISH INFESTATION IN ATLANTIC OCEAN AN UNSTOPPABLE EPIDEMIC CAN WIPE OUT CORAL REEFS http://sco.lt/6OBwsT

 

 

▶  JELLY FISH ARE TAKING OVER THE SEAS, AND IT MAY BE TOO LATE TO STOP THEM http://sco.lt/6aCAc5

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT
                                PBS Newshour, January 30, 2014
             WHY ARE STARFISH DYING OFF THE PACIFIC COAST?

                        Our Ocean Ecosystems Are Not Healthy
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/mysterious-epidemic-devastates-starfish-population-pacific-coast/


TakePart, October 15, 2013
▶  WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, 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


ENE News, November 22, 2013
-▶  FUKUSHIMA - RADIOACTIVE OCEANS
PHOTOS:  'LOTS OF SEA BIRDS WASHING UP DEAD' IN ALASKA http://enenews.com/photos-lots-of-sea-birds-washing-up-dead-in-alaska

 

ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENT … like symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees

 

Reuters, October 3, 2013
▶  OSLO: OCEANS FACE 'DEADLY TRIO' OF THREATS, STUDY SAYS

The world's oceans are under greater threat than previously believed from a "deadly trio" of global warming, declining oxygen levels and acidification, an international study said on Thursday.

The oceans have continued to warm, pushing many commercial fish stocks towards the poles and raising the risk of extinction for some marine species, despite a slower pace of temperature rises in the atmosphere this century, it said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/03/us-climate-oceans-idUSBRE99208K20131003

 

                                                ▶  WATCH  ▶ 

                                   "SEA THE TRUTH" (Full Length)

                                  By 2048 The Ocean Will be Empty

                                             http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 


                                                 SLIDESHOW
8 UNDER-APPRECIATED SEA CREATURES. Sure, dolphins and turtles are cool. But these amazing marine animals deserve a second look.
 http://www.takepart.com/photos/8-under-appreciated-sea-creatures/a-watery-window-into-bizarre-beauty

 

 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


▶  2010 BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER CONTINUES TO IMPACT GULF'S ECOSYSTEMS - 4 YEARS ON http://sco.lt/5Ahg6D


 

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

 

▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PRFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY AND SEA LIFE http://sco.lt/4ynWHh

 

                                                     VIDEO

SWIMMING WITH THE BEAUTIFUL, GRACEFUL SPOTTED EAGLE RAYS - GALAPAGOS http://sco.lt/6FGIhl

 

National Geographic, October 3, 2013
CAN LONG-DISTANCE MIGRATING SHOREBIRD SURVIVE. Rufa red knot faces depletion of its food sources and its Arctic breeding grounds.
Twice a year, the rufa red knot performs one of the planet's most amazing migrations. After wintering in the southern reaches of Argentina and Chile, the red knot will fly roughly 9,300 miles (15,000 kilometers) north, eventually reaching the Canadian Arctic for a summer of mating and breeding. Come fall, it will return south, this robin-size bird with a mere 20-inch (51-centimeter) wingspan flying without rest for stretches of up to 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131003-rufa-red-knot-threatened-endangered-migrating-birds/#close-modal

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER:

     CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE? WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                           http://sco.lt/6GaTbN

 

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


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


 

 -▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/6tulKj

 

 

 

 ▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN IPCC NEW CLIMATE REPORT  http://sco.lt/8802vh

 

 

 

 

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Is Sustainable Seafood A Fantasy? Aquafarming vs Wild Fish

Is Sustainable Seafood A Fantasy? Aquafarming vs Wild Fish | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                            ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FISHING

                                Ongoing Series by Triple Pundit

  " SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD: THE BUSINESS OF A HEALTHIER CATCH"

          http://www.triplepundit.com/topic/sustainable-seafood-2014/



                                                MUST WATCH
                                SALMON CONFIDENTIAL 1:09:14
                            2013 British Columbia Documentary

                                         WHAT ARE YOU EATING?
                      INDUSTRIAL SALMON FISH FARMS VIRUSES
                  DESTROYING NATURAL SALMON POPULATION
                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2AUHpuJzac


-▶ 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/



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/


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


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                         THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON:

                                 AQUAFARMING IN CANADA

                                           http://sco.lt/8zJ8oj


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/


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

 

                                              

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


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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/


                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                                ECO-LABELING

                                          http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3


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The Nation, June 27, 2014
-▶ THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT YOUR SHRIMP COCKTAIL http://www.thenation.com/blog/180438/ugly-truth-about-your-shrimp-cocktail

 

TriplePundit, June 26, 2014
-▶ THE HIGH COST OF CHEAP SHRIMP. While the benefits of lower prices and greater availability are clear for consumers to see, the social and environmental costs associated with shrimp aquaculture and fishing are often not. As a report from CSR Asia highlights, shrimp production as it’s being practiced today is associated with environmental degradation, excessive use of antibiotics and chemicals, and land grabs — not to mention scandals revolving around slavery and human trafficking. http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/06/csr-asia-inclusive-business-solve-shrimp-industry-ills/

 

Grist, February 10, 2014
-▶ ARE SHRIMP FARMS KILLING THE OCEANS? http://grist.org/food/ask-umbra-are-shrimp-farms-killing-the-oceans/

 

The Ecologist, February 17, 2013
▶  SHRIMP:  OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH SHRIMP HAS FUELED THE DESTRUCTION OF THE 'RAINFORESTS OF THE SEA' - MANGROVES http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/food_and_gardening/1248977/shrimp_luxury_food_with_a_hidden_environmental_price_tag.html

 

World Environment News, November 15, 2012
▶  MANGROVES UNDER THREAT FROM SHRIMP FARMS - U.N. http://planetark.org/wen/67139

 

Mongabay, November 27, 2013
▶  MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS BEING OBLITERATED IN MYANMAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1126-myanmar-mangroves.html

 

      

Mother Jones, February 2013
-▶ TODAY'S SEAFOOD SPECIAL:  PIG MANURE, ANTIBIOTICS AND DIARRHEA BUGS. Next time you tuck into a Red Lobster "Endless Shrimp" special or score some $7-per-pound salmon at a supermarket, consider this: You're very likely eating imported seafood raised on a factory-style farm in Asia—and it almost certainly was never inspected by the Food and Drug Administration on its way into the country and onto your plate. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/imported-seafood-shrimp-fda

 

-▶ SEAFOOD SURPRISE:  WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING? http://sco.lt/7KhClN

 

TriplePundit, June 26, 2014
-▶ CONSUMER DEMAND COULD TURN THE TIDE ON SUSTAINABLE FISHING. In 2006 Walmart sold fresh Atlantic salmon fillets in its stores for $4.84 per pound — an incredibly low price. Where did it all this cheap salmon come from? As it turns out, over the previous 10 years, fish farms had proliferated along the coast of Chile, a country far from the natural habitat of Atlantic salmon in the cold waters of the northern hemisphere. Lax regulation and price-driven suppliers eager to meet Walmart’s demand led to exactly the kind of overcrowded, antibiotic-heavy, environmentally-destructive fish farms that environmentalists caution against. In 2007 an outbreak of an infectious disease led to a near-collapse of the salmon farming industry in Chile....  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/06/corporate-policies-turn-tide-sustainable-fishing-push-consumer-demand/

 

 

-▶ WHY ARTIFICIAL FISH FARMING IS UNSUSTAINABLE AND HARMING THE PLANET. There’s something fishy going on between the BigAg GMO soy industry and new fish farming methods, and there is little news coverage of this growing relationship. A report titled "Factory-Fed Fish: How the Soy Industry is Expanding Into the Sea: by Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/tools-and-resources/factory-fed-fish/ highlights some of the potential dangers created by the unexpected relationship between soy and fish, and looks at the harm that is being caused to the global environment by this unnatural coupling.  What's the Problem? ... http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-fish-farming-is-unsustainable-and-harming-the-planet/

 

Guardian, June 10, 2014
 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour

 

 Triple Pundit, May 07, 2014

 -▶ SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING:  FROM OPEN SEAS TO THE INNER CITY  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/05/sustainable-fish-startups-open-seas-inner-city/

 

 August 17, 2013 Salon, Lindsay Abrams

 -▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD IS A FANTASY

Being a responsible fish eater is much more difficult than it appears,,, http://www.salon.com/2013/08/17/sustainable_seafood_is_a_fantasy/

 

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

 

Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2014
 ▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD?  ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, GREEN FISH http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/cheryl_baldwin/sustainable_seafood_one_fish_two_fish_red_fish_green_fish

 

 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 FISHY ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE OCEANS http://www.somethingsfishyaboutpso.com/?gclid=CNqHlqqYsrcCFYp_QgodbHsA8g

 

-▶ WATCH OUT FOR THE UNSUSTAINABLE, "SUSTAINABLE" MSC SEAFOOD LABEL: THE CORPORATE SHILL GAME  http://sco.lt/8cnJYn

 

 

UNESCO, Bangkok, February 22, 2012
-▶ MARINE SCIENTISTS ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREATS FROM MAN 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/

 

                                                         WATCH

           SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                               http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

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/

 

                                                  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

 

  Guardian Environment, November 4, 2013

-▶ FEARS FOR SCOTTISH SALMON FARMING AFTER CHINA PRODUCTION TARGETS MISSED http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/04/scottish-salmon-farming-target-china

 

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

 

Earth Justice

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

                                              -- WATCH --

               AQUACULTURE: TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                                      http://sco.lt/8a5Knx



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/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                 Deutche Welle, February 11, 2014
EU AQUACULTURE MEETS GROWING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR FISH (SHOULD WE BE IMPRISONING FISH IN SMALL TANKS INSTEAD OF SWIMMING FREE FOR THEIR HEALTH AND OURS?) http://www.dw.de/

 

                                              Earth Website
-▶ WORLD FISH STOCKS, FISHERIES MAPS, AQUACULTURE STATISTICS http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/earth/fisheries-and-aquaculture.php



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

 

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


                                                       VIDEO:

           FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN - GOING...GOING...

                                              http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

  -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:  OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING -- AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

                                                  WATCH

                                      "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                       IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video

 

 

 -▶ 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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           YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES:



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


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


▶  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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Scientists accuse ministers of putting UK seas and marine life in peril

Scientists accuse ministers of putting UK seas and marine life in peril | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

August 3, 2013 The Observer

Habitats where seahorses, crabs and dolphins thrive face destruction as plans for protection zones are watered down... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/03/scientists-ministers-seas-marine-life

 

"Fish such as skate and halibut once grew to be metres long and were common right up to the coast," said Roberts. "Today, the skate hangs on only in a few places. Wolffish and conger eel have been depleted to the point of rarity, while angel sharks are now completely extinct in UK waters. Fan shells and oysters used to cover the seabeds around Britain, while pilchards and herring were also enormously abundant and sustained an armada of predatory birds, dolphins and whales. However, numbers have now dwindled to a scarcity that would horrify a 19th-century fisherman."

Overfishing and pollution have played significant roles in this destruction. But the nation's fleet of bottom-dredging trawlers is blamed most for the critical state of coastal waters. Their huge metallic claws, designed to catch scallops, also scoop up indiscriminate numbers of young fish, corals, seafans and other creatures. The trawlers also pulverise the reefs that offer protection for many species of fish and shellfish.

"They create a wasteland wherever they trawl," said Lissa Batey of conservation alliance the Wildlife Trusts.

 

 

The Star Online, April 21, 2014
MALAYSIA'S SEAHORSES FINALLY GET THE RIGHT KIND OF LOVE http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/04/21/Malaysias-seahorses-finally-get-the-right-kind-of-love/

 

CORPORATE SUBSIDIZED INDUSTRIAL FISHING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN SMOOTH: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS http://sco.lt/6w0TLd

 

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

 

November 12, 2012 Inter Press Service

BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/

 

 

 

 

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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

UNREGULATED, UNLABELED


 

                                   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

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


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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The deep sea is vast, unexplored, and incredibly important

The deep sea is vast, unexplored, and incredibly important | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Washington Post, July 29, 2014

-▶ THE DEEP SEA IS VAST, UNEXPLORED, AND INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT

Two hundred meters beneath the surface of the ocean, there exists an ecosystem of plants and animals that directly affect our day-to-day life on land. Biogeosciences, has published a review of more than 200 studies on deep sea resources, giving us our first comprehensive look at what we gain—and steal—from the bottom of the ocean.

     If we don't appreciate the importance of the deep sea, researchers say, we end up hurting ourselves....by volume, 98.5 percent of the areas of the planet that can support animals are in the deep sea....

     Despite all the unknown crevices, Thurber said, “we do know enough to start to understand how our actions in the deep sea can impact the environment.” These actions, he said, include mining for minerals and precious metals, as well as aggressive fishing.

     And what do we have to lose? “For starters, a quarter to a half of the carbon dioxide we’ve put into the atmosphere has been absorbed by the deep sea,” Thurber said. And large reservoirs of methane are contained by the biological activity in the ecosystem as well. “It’s the deep sea that makes our planet habitable,” he said... http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/07/29/the-deep-sea-is-vast-unexplored-and-incredibly-important/



Science News for Students, April 19, 2015
DEEP-SEA FISH SHOW SIGNS OF EXPOSURE TO POLLUTION https://student.societyforscience.org/article/deep-sea-fish-show-signs-exposure-pollution


Summit Voice, October 07, 2014
-▶ REPORT WARNS AGAINST UNSUSTAINABLE EXPLOITATION OF DEEP OCEAN RESOURCES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/07/environment-report-warns-against-unsustainable-exploitation-of-deep-ocean-resources/


OnEarth, December 03, 2014
 ▶   MINING THE DEEP SEA COULD DESTROY AN ALIEN WORLD WE BARELY KNOW HOW THE DEEP-SEA ENVIRONMENT INTERACTS WITH THE REST OF THE PLANET  http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/under-sea

 

                                                 DEEP SEA MINING

DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/70rdpp


                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING:

                  SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN:

       AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS

                                             http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9


▶  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


June 25, 2013 Treehugger
▶  OCEAN SEA FLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html


Plos One Report,  April 30, 2014
 ▶  MARINE LITTER DISTRIBUTION AND DENSITY IN EUROPEAN SEAS, FROM THE SHELVES TO DEEP BASINS http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0095839


Inter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


 ▶  PLASTIC WASTE INCREASING ON REMOTE ARCTIC SEABED, CAMERA REVEALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3086644637/plastic-waste-increasing-on-remote-arctic-seabed-cameras-reveal


                   BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

             IMPACT ON EA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                       http://sco.lt/768Gsz


January 12, 2012 Earthsky
▶  LOST WORLD OF CREATURES AT ANTARCTIC DEEP-SEA VENTS http://earthsky.org/earth/lost-world-of-creatures-at-antarctic-deep-sea-vents


 Reuters, July 31, 2014
-▶ AN EXTREMELY POWERFUL MATERNAL INSTINCT: OCTOPUS MOM PROTECTS HER EGGS FOR AN ASTONISHING 4-1/2 YEARS. Scientists tracked one female, recognizable by its distinctive scars, that clung to a vertical rock face near the floor of a canyon about 4,600 feet (1,400 meters) under the surface, keeping the roughly 160 translucent eggs free of debris and silt and chasing off predators....http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/31/science-octopus-idINKBN0G003A20140731

 

September 26, 2013  - Independent UK

▶  JOURNEY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/journey-to-the-antarctic-ocean-8176011.html

 

July 17, 2013 Guardian Environment - Climate News Network:

▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS CHANGING OCEAN ECOLOGY

Retreat of the polar ice is having profound effects on some of the creatures which live on the ocean floor... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/17/antarctic-ice-loss-ocean-ecology

 

                                                         VIDEO
                                         BBC Future, March 6, 2013
                            ANTARCTICA:  ENGINE OF THE OCEAN

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130305-antarctica-engine-of-ocean-life


ScienceDaily, March 21, 2014
▶  DEEP OCEAN CURRENT MAY SLOW DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE WITH SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET'S CLIMATE. Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of these conveyer belts, with potentially serious consequences for the future of the planet's climate http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140321164911.htm

 

                                              DEADLY BYCATCH

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

 

 

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


 

                                WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/6bO2nR



 ▶ ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x

 

        OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. 

            THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                              http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


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

 

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


               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

 

 

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Wrecking the Ocean Ecosystem: Overfishing, Collapsing Fisheries, Ocean Dependent Species Starving

Wrecking the Ocean Ecosystem:  Overfishing, Collapsing Fisheries, Ocean Dependent Species Starving | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

                                                  VIDEO:

                    IMAGINE A WORLD WITH EMPTY OCEANS

                          NOW IMAGINE IT IN OUR LIFETIME

http://www.upworthy.com/imagine-a-world-with-empty-oceans-now-imagine-it-in-our-lifetime


                                         DOWNLOAD REPORT

                                        World Wildlife Fund

THE OCEAN SUSTAINS US -- BUT FOR HOW MUCH LONGER

Populations of fish that feed millions globally are in steep decline, and at risk of collapse. WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report takes an unprecedented look at the damage we inflict on the ocean, and outlines a way forward for its recovery. http://ocean.panda.org/


Sci-News September 15, 2015

MARINE POPULATIONS IN SERIOUS DECLINE WORLDWIDE : WWF REPORT In the space of a single generation, human activity has severely damaged the ocean by catching fish faster than they can reproduce while also destroying their nurseries http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-marine-populations-decline-living-blue-planet-report-03246.html


EcoWatch, August 23, 2015

NEW STUDY: WORLD'S OCEANS ARE IN PERIL

The world’s oceans—covering nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, and on which much of human life depends—are under severe pressure, a new report says. Overfishing has dramatically reduced fish stocks. The thousands of tonnes of rubbish dumped in the oceans wreak havoc on marine life, while climate change is warming and acidifying them, putting them under further stress. http://ecowatch.com/2015/08/23/worlds-oceans-in-peril/


Mongabay, Jeremy Hance January 15, 2015
 ▶ EMPTY SEAS:  SCIENTISTS WARN OF AN INDUSTRIALIZED OCEAN

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0115-hance-industrialized-oceans.html


Grist, January 16, 2015
-▶ WE COULD VERY WELL BE ON THE BRINK OF MARINE MASS EXTINCTION - Basically, a study out Thursday in Science looked at the sum total of apocalyptic ocean science to date, and determined that we could very well be on the brink of marine mass extinction. Why, you ask? Better question: How could we not be?

http://grist.org/news/quick-go-visit-the-ocean-one-last-time-before-it-dies/

                              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


-▶ OCEANS ARE SO DEPLETED SOME WILD FISH STOCKS MAY NEVER RECOVER - CHANGING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/31/fish-on-fridays-time-for-new-englands-groundfishery-to-hit-the-reset-button/


Yahoo News, January 21, 2015
-▶ HUGE ILLEGAL BUSINESS: BRAZEN SHIPS CAUGHT IN MASSIVE HAULINGS OF SEA BASS. Each of the ships could hold more than $1 million worth of Antarctic toothfish. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/brazen-ships-hauling-fish-near-antarctica-ignore-navy-085528240.html


-▶ SUPER TRAWLER NETS BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD 13 JUMBO JETS - USING GPS TO SWEEP UP ALL IN IT'S PATH. In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838791014/sea-change-the-loss-of-ocean-species-is-staggering


Britishseafishing.co.uk

▶  OUR FISH DON'T STAND A CHANCE:  NOW "PULSE TRAWLING" OUR SEABEDS http://britishseafishing.co.uk/pulse-trawling/

 

                 NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE

 http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2478442068/no-super-trawlers-not-here-not-anywhere-video


-▶ EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


May 10, 2012 NRDC

-▶ THE POWER OF BIG CORPORATE FISHERIES LOBBY - PROTECTIONS REMOVED FOR IMPERILED DEEP WATER FISH SPECIES http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dnewman/protections_removed_for_imperi.html


                                             PHOTO GALLERY: 

              THE JELLIFICATION OF OUR SEAS - GREAT PHOTOS

As fish populations deplete, jellyfish populations are growing throughout much of the world. The fact that human beings and jellyfish tangle with one another more frequently than in the past is unpleasant for both sides. It also costs many millions each year. Here, a diver attaches a sensor to a large Echizen jellyfish off the coast of Komatsu in northern Japan... http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-the-jellification-of-the-seas-fotostrecke-98970.html


March 27, 2013 CNN
▶  OVER-FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2


National Geographic

-▶ OVERFISHING; WHEN WILL IT STOP?  OCEAN DESTRUCTION BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL FISHING http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-overfishing/


                                                 WATCH

                            "DEATH OF THE OCEANS" (58:56)

                         BBC Nature - Sir David Attenborough

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


TakePart, March 02, 2015
 ▶ WHAT THE TROUBLING PLUNGE IN SEAGULL NUMBERS MEANS FOR THE SURVIVAL OF KILLER WHALES. The seabird population in British Columbia has dropped nearly 60 percent, indicating a marine ecosystem in crisis.   http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/02/what-troubling-plunge-seagulls-means-survival-killer-whales


-▶ 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


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


The Blog Aquatic November 21, 2014
- ▶ 5 REASONS YOU DEPEND ON HEALTHY FISHERIES  http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/11/21/5-reasons-you-depend-on-healthy-fisheries/

                                                 WATCH

                                               Bullfrog Films

                               "EMPTY OCEAN, EMPTY NETS"

                    http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/eoen.html


New York Times, January 15, 2015
-▶ OCEAN LIFE FACES MASS EXTINCTION, MULTIPLE STUDIES SAY http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/science/earth/study-raises-alarm-for-health-of-ocean-life.html?_r=0


Gizmag, November 17, 2014
-▶ GOOGLE JOINS THE EFFORT TO COMBAT OVERFISHING WITH GLOBAL FISHING WATCH. Google has partnered with SkyTruth and Oceana to produce a new tool to track global fishing activity. Known as Global Fishing Watch, the interactive web tool uses satellite data to provide detailed vessel tracking, and aims to harness the power of citizen engagement to tackle the issue of overfishing. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, more than 90 percent of the world’s fisheries are working at peak capacity, with as much as one-third of marine fish stocks now suffering from overfishing. http://www.gizmag.com/google-overfishing-global-fishing-watch/34794/


-▶ THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION - NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6PSnNx


                                                        VIDEO:

-                    FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                                                   GOING, GOING...

                                                http://sco.lt/54Pqnh

In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a new study...  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121121210246.htm


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


New York Times, January 01, 2015
- ▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE COD GONE? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/opinion/where-have-all-the-cod-gone.html


Times of India, November 07, 2014
-▶ CATCHING ALL THE BIG FISH CAN BE RUINOUS http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Catching-all-the-big-fish-can-be-ruinous/articleshow/45071340.cms


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 10, 2015
-▶ OCEANS:  NEW REPORT SAYS PIRATE FISHING STILL WIDESPREADIn a new report to Congress, federal fisheries biologists fingered six countries as still sanctioning pirate fishing. Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nigeria, Nicaragua, and Portugal could all lose certifications from the U.S. because they aren’t doing enough to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Violations include fishing in restricted areas, discarding tuna, misreported catch, and improper handling of turtle entanglement. NOAA Fisheries will work with each of the cited nations to address these activities and improve their fisheries management and enforcement practices. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/10/oceans-new-report-says-pirate-fishing-still-widespread/


Equal Times, March 23, 2015
 ▶  MADAGASCAR FISHERIES RAVAGED BY FOREIGN PLUNDER

http://www.equaltimes.org/madagascar-fisheries-ravaged-by#.VRDE2GZQW6A

                                                    PHOTOS
            DO OUR OCEANS EVER STAND A CHANCE OF RECOVERY?

THOUSANDS OF CHINESE TRAWLERS HEAD OUT TO SEA AFTER THREE-MONTH BAN ON FISHING IS LIFTED http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2762395/Out-lunch-Extraordinary-moment-thousands-Chinese-trawlers-head-sea-three-month-ban-fishing-lifted.html


                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                     Is "Sustainable" Seafood Really Sustainable?

                                       http://sco.lt/7DQPD


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


TakePart, December 16, 2014
- ▶ 'KILLING CONTEST' THAT TARGET PREGNANT FEMALES THREATEN TO WIPE OUT THIS GRACEFUL OCEAN ANIMAL http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/16/east-coast-killing-contests-threaten-wipe-out-cownose-stingray


Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/

 

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/

 

ABC News, September 02, 2014

-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS ON BRINK OF DISASTER.  Bluefin tuna dire, with the Pacific population at "3 or 4 per cent of its original spawning biomass. The key problem was that there are too many vessels – at least 300 - equipped with sophisticated radar, chasing the schools of tuna.   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-02/pacific-tuna-stocks-on-brink-of-disaster-says-glenn-hurry/5704644


                                                    GHOST FISHING: 

                                            Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP. Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/

 

                                                    PHOTOS
                     GHOST FISHING NETS KILLING MARINE LIFE http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/ghost-fishing-nets-killing-marine-life


NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region, December 2014
- ▶ WHALE SHARKS, BIGGEST FISH IN THE OCEAN RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION FROM CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING. Commercial fishermen have known for some time that tuna, along with many other species of fish, congregate around objects drifting on the ocean surface. Fishermen often build floating structures called FADs, or fish-aggregating devices, to attract tuna to an area, allowing them to capitalize on this behavior. Using FADs makes the job of finding and encircling the tuna in the purse seine nets much more efficient.
Fishermen also learned that whale sharks are so large that they naturally attract tuna, much like a FAD. This led some fishermen to deploy nets around a whale shark to capture tuna swimming beneath it. In many of the cases, the encircled whale shark was also caught in the net and injured or died. http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/18_12182014_whale_shark_protection.html


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 01, 2015

-▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD STARVE OCEANS OF OXYGEN: STUDYOur 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/


Business Insider, January 13, 2015
-▶ HUMANS ARE DAMAGING THE HIGH SEAS— NOW THE OCEANS ARE DOING HARM BACK http://www.businessinsider.com/humans-are-damaging-the-high-seas--now-the-oceans-are-doing-harm-back-2015-1


-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx


                 BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS: 

           IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                       http://sco.lt/768Gsz


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


-▶ OCEAN-GRABBING THREATEN WORLD'S FISHERIES: UN  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3312198844/ocean-grabbing-threatens-world-s-fisheries-un

 

                                             DEADLY BYCATCH

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA:  DEAD OR INJURED

http://sco.lt/6DbCld


 March 19, 2013
-▶ DISCARDS BAN COULD IMPACT SEABIRDS POPULATION - The European Parliament recently voted to scrap the controversial discards policy, which has seen fishermen throwing thousands of edible fish and fish waste back into the sea because they have exceeded their quotas.

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Discards_ban_could_impact_seabirds_population_999.html


Alaska Dispatch, October 17, 2014
▶  REPORT:  BIG ILLEGAL CATCHES OF RUSSIAN CRAB THREATEN STOCKS, FLOOD GLOBAL MARKETS http://www.adn.com/article/20141017/report-big-illegal-catches-russian-crab-threaten-stocks-flood-global-markets

 

▶  $400 BILLION CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV


-▶TROPHY FISHING FOR SPECIES THREATENED WITH EXTINCTION. http://bit.ly/1mA5N8t


June 28, 2012 IPS –

-▶ DEPLETED CHILEAN FISH NEED ' A REAL CHANCE OF RECOVERY' - Mackerel stocks off Chile's Coast reach critically low levels http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/06/depleted-chilean-fish-need-a-real-chance-of-recovery/

 

                                         BOTTOM TRAWLING:

SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9


The Ecologist, June 21, 2014

 -▶ LET THE OCEAN HEAL:  STOP FISHING THE HIGH SEAS, SAY SCIENTISTS, FOR CLIMATE AND ECOLOGY http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2431895/stop_fishing_the_high_seas_say_scientists_for_climate_and_ecology.ht


                                                     WATCH

                                           "SEA THE TRUTH"

                          IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video


                                                       VIDEO

             THE TRUE COST OF INDUSTRIAL FISHING IN WEST AFRICA

                                          http://crelis.nl/?p=1907l


ITV, October 17, 2013

-▶ DOLPHINS BUTCHERED FOR SHARK BAIT IN ILLEGAL HUNT OFF THE COAST OF PERU http://www.itv.com/news/2013-10-17/dolphins-butchered-for-shark-bait-in-illegal-hunt-off-the-coast-of-peru/


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/

 

-▶ 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


                            IS SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD A FANTASY?

                                     AQUAFARMING vs WILD FISH

                                             http://sco.lt/8TKvFR


 June 9, 2012 Mother Jones

-▶ THE LAST DAYS OF THE OCEAN - SPECIAL REPORTS  http://www.motherjones.com/special-reports/2006/03/last-days-ocean

 

-▶ 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

 

July 21,  2012

Al Jazeera

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

 

TakePart, October 15, 2013

-▶ WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, 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

 

Summit Voice, July 05, 2014

▶  STUDY SHOWS WHALES ARE ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERSHealthy whale populations could buffer oceans from some global warming impacts. Whales may play a much bigger role in ocean ecosystems than previously thought, according to a University of Vermont researcher who studied how the great cetaceans recycle and move nutrients from one region to another. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/05/oceans-study-shows-whales-are-ecosystem-engineers/

 

-▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE WHALES GONE? GENETIC DIVERSITY IS CRUCIAL TO ALL SPECIES SURVIVAL  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/12/gray-whale-population-whaling_n_1511704.html?ref=tw

 

EcoRINews, November 2013
-▶ SUSTAINABLE FISHING KEY TO FEEDING THE WORLD - As the world population approaches 9 billion, climate change advances and the middle class expands, Sharpless said livestock farming will put pressure on land ecosystems, forests and aquifers. The cost of grain also will increase, causing shortages for poor communities.  http://www.ecori.org/massachusetts-farming/2013/11/10/sustainable-fishing-key-to-feeding-the-world.html

 

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


                    DEEP SEA MINING 'GOLD RUSH' MOVES CLOSER

                              DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABED

                    DESTROYING YET UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS

                                        http://sco.lt/5tF4s5


January 12, 2012 Earthsky
-▶ LOST WORLD OF CREATURES AT ANTARCTIC DEEP-SEA VENTS http://earthsky.org/earth/lost-world-of-creatures-at-antarctic-deep-sea-vents


                         100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS

                            SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                               http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

Quartz, June 06, 2014

-▶ FISH CAN SLOW DOWN GLOBAL WARMING -- BUT NOT IF WE KEEP OVERFISHING http://qz.com/216826/fish-can-slow-down-global-warming-but-not-if-we-keep-eating-them/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                              THE LAST OCEAN

                                      A Short Film by John Weller

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2133286873/the-last-ocean-a-short-film-by-john-weller

 


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

 

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


 

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbR 

 

-▶ ANIMALS ARE ALREADY DISSOLVING IN SOUTHERN OCEAN  http://sco.lt/7tBxMP


                                                        VIDEO

- ****EARTHRACE REVEAL HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 HORROR OF THE ANNUAL NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5pSMpV


 -▶ 70,000 CANADIAN SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER, WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS http://sco.lt/4i4j33


                               

pdjmoo's insight:

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/



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FEEDING FIRST THAT WHICH, IN TURN, FEEDS US.  Men have got to stop raping and pillaging the precious resources of our planet to extinction, for it will ultimately lead to extinction of the human race.  We depend on a healthy balanced natural world for our own health and wellbeing.  The quarterly profit bottomline should drive extinction

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Plastic Debris in Our Oceans: Killing and Polluting Our Food Chain, Destroying Ecosystems

Plastic Debris in Our Oceans: Killing and Polluting Our Food Chain, Destroying Ecosystems | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

One Greenj Planet, September 03, 2015

▶  PLASTIC POLLUTION IS KILLING PLANKTON.  HOW THE LOSS OF THIS SPECIES THRERATENS THE OCEANS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/plankton-under-threat-tiny-life-in-major-need-of-your-help/


The Dodo, February 26, 2015
 - ▶ TRAGIC IMAGES SHOW OCEAN ANIMALS MEETING OUR GARBAGE

https://www.thedodo.com/marine-debris-plastic-trash-1012764327.html


One Green Planet
 - ▶ 700 MARINE SPECIES MIGHT GO EXTINCT BECAUSE OF PLASTIC POLLUTION.  HERE ARE 5 WAYS YOU CAN HELP http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/marine-species-extinction-and-plastic-pollution/


University of California, San Diego, March 09, 2012

▶   FISH INGEST UP TO 24,000 TONS OF PLASTIC EACH YEAR: PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH 100 TIMES LARGER THAN IN 1972 -- AND WE THEN EAT THEM http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/05/09/pacific-garbage-patch-100x-larger-than-in-1972-fish-ingest-up-to-24000-tons-of-plastic-each-year/


Phys.org, January 9, 2013

▶   PLASTIC WILL POLLUTE OUR OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS Australia's plastic garbage has made its way into every ocean in the world. New research shows that it doesn't matter where in the world plastic garbage enters the ocean, it can end up in any of the five ocean basins... http://phys.org/news/2013-01-plastics-pollute-oceans-hundreds-years.html


The Budapest Business Journal, March 10, 2015
▶   A SEA OF TROUBLES: STOPPING OCEAN POLLUTION AT THE SOURCE. If you could stand on the ocean floor, look up, and see only the plastic pollution suspended in our oceans, you would see massive clouds of plastic particles, a mist of dust-like microplastic fragments slowly settling to the seafloor. This “plastic smog” is taking over our oceans. Today, there are more than five trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans, together weighing more than 250,000 tons.
Plastic in the oceans is always moving, sometimes violently, and becomes brittle under the ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is constantly being attacked by curious fish, seabirds, and marine mammals and reptiles, colonized by millions of microbes, and ingested by zooplankton and other filter feeders, like barnacles and jellyfish  http://www.bbj.hu/opinion/a-sea-of-troubles-stopping-ocean-pollution-at-the-source_93889


SafeBee, January 16, 2015
▶   PLASTIC:  A BUNCH OF SERIOUSLY GOOD REASONS TO JUST SAY NO http://www.safebee.com/blogs/home/plastic-bunch-seriously-good-reasons-just-say-no


Phys.org, February 24, 2015

-▶ FEARS OVER CORAL EATING PLASTIC IN AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF. Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are eating small plastic debris in the ocean, Australian researchers raising fears about the impact the indigestible fragments have on their health and other marine life. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-02-plastic-eating-coral-australia-barrier-reef.html#jCp


Scientific American, June 08, 2014

I JUST WANT TO SAY ONE WORD TO YOU:  PLASTIGLOMERATE. Thanks to us humans, there's a new type of rock in the geologic record. And it's part plastic. The new substance appears to be persistent, destined to stick around for a long, long time. And that's the kind of techno-fossil that may prove to be a hallmark of the Anthropocene age, this time of humanity shaping the planet. http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/new-rock-part-plastic/


Science/AAAS, May 22, 2014

▶  TRILLIONS OF PLASTIC PIECES MAY BE TRAPPED IN ARCTIC ICE. Humans produced nearly 300 MILLION TONS of plastic in 2012, but where does it end up? http://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2014/05/trillions-plastic-pieces-may-be-trapped-arctic-ice

 

Conservation Magazine, February 12, 2014

▶   PLASTIC INGESTION BY SEABIRDS IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/plastic-ingestion-seabirds-worse-thought/

 

                           MIDWAY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

                  BIRDS, SEA LIFE CONSUMING PLASTIC TO DEATH

                                        http://sco.lt/59RQ1J


 DailyMail, May 22, 2014
TOO CURIOUS FOR THEIR OWN GOOD!  DISTRESSING PICTURES OF BABY SEALS FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIFE AFTER BECOMING ENTANGLED AND DEEPLY CUT BY DEADLY PLASTIC FLOATING ROPES http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2636241/Five-seals-avoid-death-saved-deadly-entanglements.html

 

               BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

         IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                        http://sco.lt/768Gsz


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                          DownToEarth, France 24 TV, June 25, 2014
MICROPLASTICS MAKING THEIR WAY UP THE FOOD CHAIN TO OUR DINNER PLATES: THE PLANET'S TINY BIG THREAT http://www.france24.com/en/20140622-down-to-earth-microplastics-planet-tiny-threat-boat-tara-science-plastic-pollution-oceans-mediterranean/

 

                                          MERMAID TEARS:

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

 

The Independent, May 25, 2014

▶  BEAUTY BRANDS PLEDGE TO END USE OF MICROBEADS IN THEIR PRODUCTS http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/beauty-brands-pledge-to-end-use-of-microbeads-in-their-products-9431984.html


                                             THE TRASH VORTEX

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


THE WORLD'S LARGEST 'WASTE DUMP' IS FOUND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN' http://sco.lt/7rNnc1

 

                                                      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/

 

                                                          VIDEO

              "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY:  THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/9KDREf

 

Mother Nature Network, May 29m 2014
▶  TINY CORAL-KILLING MONSTERS TAKING UP RESIDENCE IN THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH. A single-celled, coral-killing creature with 'devil horns' has been found on microplastics in the open Pacific Ocean, raising concerns that plastic pollution can help dangerous species invade new habitats. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/tiny-monsters-haunt-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch


Conservation Magazine,
▶  GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUTWhen a single swath of ocean contains more plastic than plankton, the simple act of taking out the trash becomes a grueling scientific challenge. http://conservationmagazine.org/2010/01/garbage-in-garbage-out/

 

Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, April 12, 2013
-▶  LET'S STOP HIDING BEHIND RECYCLING AND BE HONEST ABOUT CONSUMPTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/apr/12/escalating-consumption

 

NRDC SWITCHBOARD, May 15, 2014
▶   LOS ANGELES KIDS SEND A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD:  "CLEAN UP OUR OCEAN"  THE URGENT PROBLEM OF PLASTIC & MARINE LITTER. Plastic marine pollution is a daunting crisis for the marine environment, with devastating effects....an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enters the ocean each year.  Plastic forms a large portion of our waste stream and typically does not biodegrade in the marine environment.  And it has a wide range of adverse environmental and economic impacts, from wildlife deaths and degraded coral reefs to billions of dollars in cleanup costs, damage to vessels, and lost tourism and fisheries revenues. http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/tkiekow/los_angeles_kids_send_a_messag.html


                                             GHOST FISHING

Derelict fishing nets have turned the sea into a death trap for ocean species http://sco.lt/60RGnx


Nation of Change, May 14, 2014

▶   GARBAGE LAND USA:  590,000,000,000 POUNDS OF WASTE GENERATED ANNUALLY Less than 20% of that is reused or recycled. The elimination of food waste alone could feed an additional 1 billion people a year. With all this detritus piling up, it is time to take a look at what we can do differently, and waste not, the resources, which are quickly dwindling on this planet...http://www.nationofchange.org/garbage-land-usa-590000000000-pounds-waste-generated-annually-1400079448

 

Ghent University, May 07, 2014
▶   UNDERWATER ROBOT HOWS 'DEPTH' OF MARINE DEBRIS PROBLEM  http://www.ugent.be/en/news/bulletin/underwater-robot-shows-depth-of-marine-debris-problem


The Scotsman, October 13, 2014
▶ SCOTLAND: OTTERS DYING EARLY BECAUSE OF POISONED SEAS 

Scottish otters are only living a third of the lifespan of those on mainland Europe because of poisoned seas, a leading expert on the species has warned.

Zoologist Dr Paul Yoxon said chemicals in everyday products are accumulating in fish and shellfish on which the mammals feed, weakening their immune systems.

The zoologist, who runs the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) on Skye with his biologist wife Grace, said hormone-disrupting chemicals, commonly found in shampoos and plastics, are also believed to be behind shrinking genitals of the male otter, affecting reproduction rates...http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/otters-dying-early-because-of-poisoned-seas-1-3570722


 Washington Post, April 29, 2012

▶  IF THE FOOD'S IN PLASTIC, WHAT'S IN THE FOOD?

Trace chemicals in everyday food packaging cause worry over cumulative threat, scientists say. In a study published last year in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers put five San Francisco families on a three-day diet of food that hadn’t been in contact with plastic. When they compared urine samples before and after the diet, the scientists were stunned to see what a difference a few days could make: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trace-chemicals-in-everyday-food-packaging-cause-worry-over-cumulative-threat/2012/04/16/gIQAUILvMT_story.html


 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/


▶  FDA’s DECISION ON BISPHENOL A IN PLASTIC, EXPOSES CATCH 22  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1929431295/opinion-fda-s-decision-on-bpa-exposes-catch-22


▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5P84GH


                        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



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

 

                                                       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

 

 ▶  THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  COULD IT PRESENT A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS? http://sco.lt/8plSHx


▶   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL:  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 

▶   WHY WE COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Tdn0L


Utne, May 2014
▶   BLAMING NATURE:  WHEN NATURAL DISASTERS ARE CAUSED BY US http://www.utne.com/environment/natural-disasters-ze0z1405zsau.aspx#axzz31dB2gikB

 

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS: 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                                  WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

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The Vibrant Oceans Initiative : Bloomberg Philanthropies Invest $53 Million in Ocean Restoration

The Vibrant Oceans Initiative : Bloomberg Philanthropies Invest $53 Million in Ocean Restoration | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Philanthropies delivers real, lasting change around the world. Learn how we're changing lives and transforming philanthropy-and how you can help.

 

Grist, February 24, 2014
 -▶ OCEAN BOTTOMLINER:  WHY IS FMR. NEW YORK MAYOR, MIKE BLOOMBERG INVESTING $53 MILLION IN FISH? http://grist.org/food/ocean-bottomliner-why-mike-bloomberg-is-investing-in-fish/

 

 -▶ THE VIBRANT OCEANS INITIATIVE

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative supports a groundbreaking approach to reform both local and industrial fishing simultaneously. Our approach integrates financial strategies to ease the transition to more sustainable fishing.

THE DEMAND FOR FISH IS RISING WHILE THE SUPPLY IS RAPIDLY DECLINING

 One billion people rely on fish as their primary source of protein. As the world’s population continues to grow, so will the demand for fish – which is projected to rise by over 20% by the year 2030. Meanwhile, over-fishing, or taking more fish than can be naturally replaced, is depleting the global population of fish. The amount of fish caught worldwide peaked in the 1990s and has since declined.

   Industrial ships are able to catch two times more fish than exist in the ocean. Bottom-trawling, or dragging a heavy net along the ocean floor, in some cases discards 10 lbs of marine life (dead or dying) for every 1 lb of marine life caught. Other dangerous practices include dynamite and cyanide fishing, which damage coral reefs.Limits on the number of fish that can be caught are set too high in many places or do not exist at all, diminishing fish stocks and not allowing fish to repopulate.

The good news is that marine ecosystems can rebound relatively quickly if caught in time. The factors that led to mismanagement must be addressed now in order to replenish fish populations and to help meet the dietary needs of a growing global population....

http://www.bloomberg.org/initiative/vibrant_oceans

 

Mother Jones, May/June Issue
-▶ SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG ON THE EAST COAST -- AND IT'S KILLING ALL THE BABY PUFFINS http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/gulf-maine-puffin-climate-change

 

National Geographic, February 25, 2014
 -▶  JOHN KERRY AND PRINCE CHARLES URGE IMMEDIATE ACTION ON OCEAN PROTECTION http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/25/john-kerry-and-prince-charles-urge-immediate-action-on-ocean-protection/

 

 

Science Now, February 27, 2014
-▶  3D MAPS REVEAL A TOXIC LEAD-LACED OCEAN: A pollutant once widely emitted by cars burning leaded gasoline. Decades ago, the United States and Europe banned leaded gas and many other uses of the metal, but the pollutant’s fingerprint lingers on http://news.sciencemag.org/chemistry/2014/02/3d-maps-reveal-lead-laced-ocean

 

 

-▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

-▶  OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7yGHWz

 

▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING - 90% OF BIG FISH ARE GONE http://sco.lt/8K5sy9

 

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

 

 -▶  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/61gcWf

 

 -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

  -▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE & ECOSYSTEM THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

  -▶ 100 MILLION SLAUGHTERED A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% http://sco.lt/6lqeED

 

 

 

 

 

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Video -- Why the Ocean Matters

Video -- Why the Ocean Matters | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                                    VIDEO

                                      National Geographic

Covering 72 percent of the Earth and supplying half its oxygen, the ocean is our planet's life support system—and it’s in danger. Watch this video to learn why a healthier ocean means a healthier planet, and find out how you can help... http://video.nationalgeographic.com.au/video/environment/habitats-environment/habitats-oceans-env/why-ocean-matters/


The Week, February 14, 2015
-▶  HOW WE RUINED THE OCEANS  http://theweek.com/articles/538881/ruined-oceans


-▶  OCEAN CONSERVANCY:  WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS  http://sco.lt/9AEuqf


                        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

                                           http://sco.lt/9FB89B



Summit County Citizens Voice, February 01, 2015
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD STARVE OCEANS OF OXYGEN: STUDYOur 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/


-▶ AUSTRALIAN FISH MOVING SOUTH AS CLIMATE CHANGES, SAY RESEARCHERS https://jpratt27.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/australian-fish-moving-south-as-climate-changes-say-researchers/


Guardian, January 25, 2015
- ▶ THE SECRETS OF THE SHELF SEAS - ONE OF EARTH'S MOST IMPORTANT ECOSYSTEMS  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/25/secrets-important-ecosystem-earth-shelf-sea-co2

WATCH

"PLANET OCEAN"

A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

http://sco.lt/9FB89B

Yahoo News, January 24, 2015
- ▶ UN MOVES TOWARD MAJOR TREATY FOR OCEAN BIODIVERSITY

 http://news.yahoo.com/un-moves-toward-ocean-biodiversity-treaty-190313178.html

Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/


                                     THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

               AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                             http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


Seed Daily, March 18, 2014
-▶  DECLINING OCEAN HEALTH THREATENS FOOD SECURITY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Declining_ocean_health_threatens_food_security_999.html

 

 Conservation Magazine, May 06, 2014
-▶ 71 THINGS WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE OCEANS, BUT PROBABLY SHOULD http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/05/71-things-we-dont-know-about-the-oceans-but-probably-should/

 

                                                       WATCH
                                  FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
INCREDIBLE SLOW-MO VIDEO OF THE UNDERWATER CREATURES YOU NEVER SEE. Coral is actually a living creature, but the human eye rarely catches it moving. This incredibly slow-motion video lets you see the ocean life you don't notice, before it's destroyed by climate change. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028371/watch-this-incredible-slo-mo-video-of-the-underwater-creatures-you-never-see


-▶  The Atlantic Cities, February 04, 2014
FIRST-EVER OCEAN IMPACT INVESTING: BLOOMBERG'S NEW PLAN:  SAVE THE OCEAN, FEED THE WORLD http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/02/bloombergs-new-plan-save-ocean-feed-world/8303/

 

                                 THE OCEANS: LOVELY SLIDE SHOW

                                              National Geographic

                    http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/


 -▶ GREENLAND, ANTARCTICA, ARCTIC MELTING, CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

▶  CRYPTIC RIVER:  THE TORRENTS THAT FLOW ON THE SEABED Cryptic river: The torrents that flow on the seabed. Myriad underwater rivers criss-cross the ocean floor, some many thousands of kilometres long, tens of kilometres wide and hundreds of metres deep. They are the arteries of our planet. They shunt sediments into the deep, carrying with them the oxygen and nutrients that allow life to thrive at great depths. They also seem to be a vital part of the world's carbon cycle, burying organic matter carried from the shore. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129570.700-cryptic-river-the-torrents-that-flow-on-the-seabed.html#.Uw1F4V5kJK4

 

                                       IMAGES FROM OCEANA
THE TERRIBLE AND UNNECESSARY LOSS OF SEA LIFE WITH DRIFT GILL NETS http://oceana.org/en/our-work/promote-responsible-fishing/bycatch/drift-gillnets/stopthenets


                                                        WATCH
                                              TED TALK VIDEOS
                                  OCEAN WONDERS ( 10 TALKS)
Dive into the unexplored universe beneath the waves: the beautiful, fragile (and sometimes terrifying) world of the ocean. http://www.ted.com/playlists/7/ocean_wonders


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/

 

-▶  MANGROVE, REEFS, FORESTS AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED: DOUBLING COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT AND SPECIES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/5CMugb


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

                                                          WATCH:

                                                "SEA THE TRUTH" --

                  BY 2048 The Oceans Will Be Empty! (full-length, HiQ)

                                                http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv


Reuters, February 10, 2014
-▶  OVERFISHING, POLLUTION LEAVES TURKISH WATERS BARE. HI-TECH TECHNOLOGY, BIG BUSINESS, LAX REGULATIONS DESTROYING OCEANS EVERYWHERE.
"Twenty years ago, you put your arm in the water you could pull out fish - there were so many," said Osman Korkmaz, a 53-year-old fisherman who has fished the Bosphorus Strait and Marmara Sea for 40 years.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/10/us-turkey-fish-idUSBREA1905B20140210


-▶  SEA CHANGE: THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                                    CNN VIDEO:

-▶  "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

                                                 DEADLY BY-CATCH:

Two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea -.injured or dead http://sco.lt/6DbCld



-▶ THE CAPTURE CONFINEMENT OF LARGE WILD ANIMALS IN SMALL AQUARIUM TANKS:  THE CONTROVERSY AND ETHICS - TAIJI DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5SXe4H

 


 

-▶ ACIDIFYING OCEANS: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/61C0R7

 

-▶ $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY.  LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEAN http://sco.lt/7ABxHV
 
                                                         VIDEO
             FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                               GOING...GOING... http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

 ▶ BOTTOM TRAWLING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9

 

-▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD. MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 


 Summit Voice, February 15, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL WARMING:  REPORT WARNS OF 'ARCTIC SQUEEZE'An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear.

FRISCO — Rapid climate change in the Arctic is putting enormous pressure on ecosystems, threatening biodiversity and the fundamental way of life of indigenous Arctic peoples, scientists said in a major new report.

“An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear. Polar bears and the other highly adapted organisms cannot move further north, so they may go extinct. We risk losing several species forever,” said Hans Meltofte of Aarhus University, chief scientist of the report.

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/15/global-warming-report-warns-of-arctic-squeeze/


                                                  A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                       "EXTREME ICE"

                        Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                  http://sco.lt/7xj1MH

 

 Summit Voice, February 12, 2014

-▶  CLIMATE:  TOO WARM FOR EQUATORIAL FISH? MANY ALREADY LIVING CLOSE TO THEIR THERMAL LIMITS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/12/climate-too-warm-for-equatorial-fish/

 

Guardian, February 17, 2014
-▶  WILL THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE BE GROWN UNDERWATER? In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition?CMP=twt_fd

 

 

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                                     OUR OCEANS NEED US

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Why Sardines Matter: Critical Ecosystem Food Source in Steep Decline

Why Sardines Matter: Critical Ecosystem Food Source in Steep Decline | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

San Francisco Chronicle, April 13 ,2015
 -▶  SARDINE FISHING HALTED AFTER POPULATION PLUMMETS 91 PERCENT, LEAVING OCEAN ECOSYSTEM IN TURMOIL http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Sardine-population-collapses-prompts-ban-on-6197380.php



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


                                                       VIDEO:

           FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN - GOING...GOING...

                                              http://sco.lt/5xliU5


Science/AAAS, April 06, 2015
 -▶  SARDINES HIT HARD BY OVERFISHING http://news.sciencemag.org/climate/2015/04/sardines-hit-hard-overfishing


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 21, 2015
 -▶  WHERE HAVE ALL THE SARDINES GONE?
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/21/global-warming-where-have-all-the-sardines-gone/


Pew Environment, December 11, 2013

 -▶  WHY SARDINES MATTER - CRITICAL MARINE SPECIES FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE The Pacific coast of North America supports one of the most vibrant and diverse marine ecosystems on Earth, largely because of the presence of thick schools of small prey fish such as Pacific sardines.

Unfortunately, this crucial forage fish appears to be in the midst of a severe population decline. Its absence will be felt by dozens of species of West Coast seabirds, whales, sharks, dolphins, and commercially important fish such as salmon and tuna that depend on sardines as a major food source... http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/pacific-sardines-critical-food-source-in-steep-decline-85899526197?utm_campaign=2013-12-19%20Latest.html&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua


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


  -▶ THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION: NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6nNENV


Pew Trust, March 06, 2015
 -▶  BAD NEWS ON THE WEST COAST:  PACIFIC SARDINES ARE COLLAPSING  http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/news-room/news/2015/03/06/bad-news-on-the-west-coast-pacific-sardines-are-collapsing


Salon, January 25, 2015

 -▶  WHERE DID ALL THE SARDINES GO? Pacific sardines are suffering their worst population crash in decades, and the fallout could be catastrophic  http://www.salon.com/2015/01/25/where_did_all_the_sardines_go_partner/


Reuters, April 07, 2015
 -▶  PLUMMETING SARDINE NUMBERS COULD PROMPT U.S. WEST COAST FISHING BAN http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/07/us-usa-sardines-idUSKBN0MY2AI20150407


Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2014
 -▶  WEST COAST SARDINE CRASH COULD RADIATE THROUGHOUT ECOSYSTEM http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-sardine-crash-20140106,0,3689464.story#axzz2pgLZvIKp


 

 -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:  OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING -- AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

                                                  WATCH

                                      "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                       IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video

 

 

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

 

-▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                  CNN VIDEO

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



                                                           VIDEO
                                              Quest Science (9:39)
UNDERWATER WILDERNESS:  CREATING MARINE PROTECTED AREA
The waters off the coast of California are some of the richest in the world. But massive declines in fish species have led state leaders to begin creating large protected areas, or "no fishing zones," similar to wilderness areas on land.
http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/underwater-wilderness-creating-marine-protected-areas/


      In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted 4 Billions Years Of

                                     Interdependent Ecosystems.

 

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                    "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

                    


 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 1, 2014 6:46 AM

'Global evolution' may not be based upon the occurance of natural selection. If it is based upon man's ignorance of keeping a necessary balance in nature, will we be in time to correct or rebalance it? From this piece, Why Sardines Matter: Critical Ecosystem Food Source in Steep Decline, one can only wonder if this is possible and how we could be in time to save disappearing species. 

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Marine Turtles: MILLIONS killed by Gillnets, LongLine Super Trawler fisheries

Marine Turtles:  MILLIONS killed by Gillnets, LongLine Super Trawler fisheries | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Mongabay, November 13, 2013

-▶  LONGLINE FISHERIES IN COSTA RICA HOOK TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SEA TURTLES EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1114-calderone-ucsc-sea-turtles.html?n3ws1ttr


The Dodo, April 16, 2015
-▶ YOUR SHRIMP COCKTAIL IS PROBABLY SERVED 'WITH A SIDE OF SEA TURTLE' Tens of thousands of sea turtles are killed by the shrimping industry each year https://www.thedodo.com/sea-turtle-lawsuit-1093645630.html


Reuters, April 15, 2015
-▶ U.S. SUED TO CURB DEATHS OF SEA TURTLES BY SHRIMPING INDUSTRY http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/15/us-usa-turtles-lawsuit-idUSKBN0N62IO20150415


                                        FEATURED VIDEO
                           Focusing On Wildlife, May 21, 2013
              SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO'S MAGDALENA BAY
Loggerhead sea turtles are drowning in bottom-set gillnets, unable to escape from the nets once entangled. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay/

 

NOLA.com February 19, 2014

-▶ ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS MAY SUE OVER LACK OF TURTLE PROTECTIONS IN GULF SHRIMP TRAWLERS http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/02/environmental_groups_threaten.html


-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html


Treehugger, February 24, 2014
-▶  42 COUNTRIES HAVE NO LAWS AGAINST KILLING ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES (40,000+ ARE 'LEGALLY' SLAUGHTERED EACH YEAR) http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/42-countries-have-no-laws-against-killing-endangered-sea-turtles-and-40000-are-each-year.html


ScienceDaily, February 20, 2014
-▶ LEGAL "HARVEST" OF MARINE TURTLES TOPS 42,000 EACH YEAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220193512.htm


Terra Daily, April 19, 2014
-▶  THE TASTE FOR LIVE TURTLES PUSHING THEM TO EXTINCTION. : DECLINING CATCH RATES IN CARIBBEAN GREEN TURTLE FISHERY Conservation scientists estimated that more than 170,000 green turtles were killed between 1991 and 2011, with catch rates peaking in 1997 and 2002 and declining steeply after 2008, likely resulting from over-fishing. The trend in catch rates, the authors of the assessment results maintain, indicates the need for take limits on this legal fishery. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Declining_catch_rates_in_Caribbean_green_turtle_fishery_may_be_result_of_overfishing_999.html


TicoTimes.net, December 20, 2013
-▶  LONGLINE FISHERMEN DEMAND END TO PLAN TO PROTECT WATERS AROUND COCOS ISLAND http://www.ticotimes.net/More-news/News-Briefs/Longline-fishermen-demand-end-to-plan-to-protect-waters-around-Cocos-Island-_Friday-December-20-2013


World Wildlife Fund, December 04, 2013

-▶  HOW LONG DO SEA TURTLES LIVE?  WHY THEIR ROLE IN OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AND OTHER SEA TURTLE FACTS http://worldwildlife.org/stories/how-long-do-sea-turtles-live-and-other-sea-turtle-facts

  

                                             VIDEO With Carl Safina
           SAVING THE OCEAN ; "TRINIDAD'S TURTLE GIANTS' (47:00)
       http://chedd-angier.com/savingtheocean/Season1/Episode7.html


 

 -▶  STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING http://sco.lt/6bjrRh

 

Mongabay, April 6, 2010

MARINE TURTLES

-▶  Humankind's appetite for seafood has had a bigger impact on the world's marine turtles than long thought... http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0406-hance_marineturtles.html

 

World Environment News February 28, 2013

-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION WITHIN NEXT 20 YEARS http://planetark.org/wen/68042


             THE RACE TO SAVE SEA TURTLES - WILL THEY SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/59Bam9


                                      IMAGES FROM OCEANA
-▶  THE TERRIBLE AND UNNECESSARY LOSS OF SEA LIFE WITH DRIFT GILL NETS http://oceana.org/en/our-work/promote-responsible-fishing/bycatch/drift-gillnets/stopthenets


Click Green, May 14, 2014
-▶ FULL BAN ON DRIFTNET FISHING TO BE INTRODUCED IN EUROPEAN WATERS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/international-news/124621-europe-to-introduce-a-full-ban-on-driftnet-fishing.html


Oceana, October 03, 2014
-▶  COUNT, CAP AND CONTROL: AS CALIFORNIA DRIFT GILLNET FISHERY CONTINUES TO KILL MARINE MAMMALS  http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/as-california-drift-gillnet-fishery-continues-to-kill-marine-mammals-oceana-pressures-for-count-cap-and-control-a-0

 

 gCaptain, February 14, 2012

 -▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

-▶  10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS | Greenpeace Australia Pacific http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/


                                                     WATCH

                                             "DEADLY BYCATCH"

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA http://sco.lt/6jvCXx


                                                GHOST FISHING:

Derelict fishing nets have turned the bottom of the sea into a death trap  http://sco.lt/7jiLC5

 

 

-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx


-▶  EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing



                      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

 

 

 -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/89htxZ


                                    GrindTV, November 25, 2013
                                                      PHOTO

 -▶  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS BY DEADLY LONG LINE BOTTOM TRAWLING http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/

 

                                                       WATCH

                                             CHANGING SEAS

TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 

-▶  SHARK FINNING: SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% 100 MILLION A YEAR TAKEN JUST FOR THEIR FINS. http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

-▶  MANTA RAYS IN TROUBLE FROM OVERFISHING, FOOD DEPLETION http://sco.lt/6Aj80P


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


-▶  OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES http://sco.lt/8XEno1


-▶  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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


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


-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

 

 

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

 

 

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The Devolution Of The Seas: The Consequences of Man's Oceanic Destruction and Climate Change

The Devolution Of The Seas: The Consequences of Man's Oceanic Destruction and Climate Change | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


Foreign Affairs, November, December 2013

-▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: Of all the threats looming over the planet today, one of the most alarming is the seemingly inexorable descent of the world’s oceans into ecological perdition... http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140164/alan-b-sielen/the-devolution-of-the-seas


-▶ HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB IS KEY IN THE GLOBAL CARBON CYCLE - INFOGRAPHIC http://sco.lt/5i36Ib


Climate Progress, January 2, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL STARVE THE DEEP SEA, STUDY FINDS. The deep sea is home to thousands of commercially important species and is one of the last frontiers for new species discovery. The creatures of the deep are also key to the cycling of nitrogen, carbon and silicon in the ocean, a process that maintains the delicate balance of ocean life... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3113101/climate-change-starve-deep-sea/


Summit Voice, January 03, 2014
  ▶ TROPICAL FISH ARE MOVING NORTH DEVASTATING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS IN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

 http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/03/climate-invasive-tropical-fish-already-changing-ocean-ecosystems-in-eastern-mediterranean-sea/


Slate, September 18, 2014
-▶ GLOBAL OCEANS BREAK ALL-TIME HEAT RECORD: WORLD ON PACE FOR WARMEST YEAR EVER  http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/09/18/global_oceans_break_all_time_heat_record_world_on_pace_for_warmest_year.html


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


Climate Progress, January 2, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL STARVE THE DEEP SEA, STUDY FINDS. The deep sea is home to thousands of commercially important species and is one of the last frontiers for new species discovery. The creatures of the deep are also key to the cycling of nitrogen, carbon and silicon in the ocean, a process that maintains the delicate balance of ocean life... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3113101/climate-change-starve-deep-sea/


February 28, 2012 Care2

 -▶  ANTARCTIC FISH COULD DIE OUT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.care2.com/greenliving/fish-could-die-out-from-climate-change.html


 Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, November 7, 2012

 -▶  THE GREAT RICHES OF OUR SEAS HAVE BEEN DEPLETED AND FORGOTTEN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2012/sep/07/riches-seas-depleted-forgotten


Summit Voice, October 23, 2014
-▶  NEW GOVERNANCE MODEL NEEDED FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES. Destructive fishing practices such as bottom trawling make matters worse. Trawl nets grab any and all forms of marine life, laying waste to the ocean floor. The total area bottom trawled is nearly 150 times the area of forest that is clearcut annually around the world.
   As targeted fish species shrink, both industrial and small-scale fishers move on to other species, depleting them, too, until finally they are catching anything that might provide food or generate cash. Government subsidies, in the absence of regulation, often serve to encourage this overfishing and habitat destruction — and must be abolished, the scientists said. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/23/new-governance-model-needed-for-sustainable-fisheries/


Summit Voice, October 07, 2014
-▶  REPORT WARNS AGAINST UNSUSTAINABLE EXPLOITATION OF DEEP OCEAN RESOURCES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/07/environment-report-warns-against-unsustainable-exploitation-of-deep-ocean-resources/



                                                 TO THE LAST FISH:

 -▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,800 HOOKS PER DAY: Jensen to Design One of the World’s Largest Longliners http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1606743410/to-the-last-fish-capable-of-fishing-76-800-hooks-per-day-jensen-to-design-one-of-the-world-s-largest-longliners


The Ecologist, October 17, 2013
 -▶ THE BRUTAL REALITY OF DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IN PERU.Undercover filming by the UK investigative agency Ecostorm has exposed - for the first time - the brutal hunting and killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru's Pacific coast. a secret slaughter involving thousands of dolphins, dwarfing the high seas drama of the annual whale hunt in Antarctica. Known as "sea pigs" by fishermen in Peru, dolphins are reportedly harpooned and diced up on deck, before being skewered onto hundreds of hooks strung out on long-lines at sea to attract sharks  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2122747

 

                                                       VIDEO:

       FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN - GOING...GOING ..

                                            http://sco.lt/5xliU5


Inter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON EA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz



Guardian Environment, September 30, 2014
WALRUS MASS IN VAST NUMBERS ON ALASKA BEACH AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats


-▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:  OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING -- AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/89htxZ


                                            A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                               'EXTREME ICE'

                   Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                           http://sco.lt/7xj1MH


-▶  WHAT HAVE WE DONE? POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE' http://sco.lt/8I7Pwv



BBC News, November 13, 2013
-▶  EMISSIONS OF CO2 DRIVING RAPID OCEANS 'ACID TRIP' The world's oceans are becoming acidic at an "unprecedented rate" and may be souring more rapidly than at any time in the past 300 million years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24904143

 

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


▶ GREENLAND'S ANTARCTIC MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/6Vpb2f


                         CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

                           http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


                                                          VIDEO

                                    WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS

                                         http://sco.lt/5uLmJF


 

 -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                         ▶ PROJECT OCEAN
Shocking facts about the effects of overfishing on Marine Environments  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PgKS1dGrx0


 

Grist, November 11, 2013
-▶  FORAGE FISH:  SARDINES HAVE NEARLY DISAPPEARED OFF USA WEST COAST http://grist.org/news/sardines-have-nearly-disappeared-off-west-coast/


The Inquisitr, October 19, 201`4
-▶  NOAA'S NEW ORCA IMAGES ARE BOTH STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND DISTURBING http://www.inquisitr.com/1541424/noaas-new-orca-images-are-both-stunningly-beautiful-and-disturbing/

 

 

                                                DEADLY BYCATCH: 

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

 

ENE News, November 22, 2013

-▶  FUKUSHIMA - RADIOACTIVE OCEANS
PHOTOS:  'LOTS OF SEA BIRDS WASHING UP DEAD' IN ALASKA http://enenews.com/photos-lots-of-sea-birds-washing-up-dead-in-alaska

 

ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENT … like symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees

 


                                           CNN VIDEO REPORT

                                               March 27, 2013

-▶  OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2


 

THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION: NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6nNENV


 

100 MILLION SHARKS SLAUGHTERED A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS:  SHARK POPULATION PLUMMETS BY 90% - COULD BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS http://sco.lt/6lqeED

 

 -▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


 

Phys.Org, November 25, 2013
 -▶  IS THERE PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA?  SEABIRD BREEDING HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPACT OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES IN NORTH SEA http://phys.org/news/2013-11-plenty-fish-sea-seabird-highlights.html



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

 


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

 

  -▶  OCEANS WILL NOT SURVIVE 'BUSINESS AS USUAL'  http://sco.lt/7wm4tF

 

-▶  DEEP SEA MINING DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp

 

-▶  JELLIED EELS HIT BY OVERFISHING:  PLUMMETTED BY 98% http://sco.lt/7fBzl3

 

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                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/

 

 -▶  NOAA Fisheries
LOOK WHO'S BACK: STURGEON ARE SPAWNING AGAIN IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY - LONG THOUGHT GONE.  Atlantic sturgeon, a species that has survived since the age of the dinosaurs, had believed to have  been long gone from the Chesapeake Bay. But a small number of juvenile sturgeon have turned up, and are too small to have immigrated from elsewhere... http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2013/11/11_20_2013sturgeon_we_forgot_all_about_you.html

 

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                                              TED TALK VIDEOS
                                  OCEAN WONDERS ( 10 TALKS)
Dive into the unexplored universe beneath the waves: the beautiful, fragile (and sometimes terrifying) world of the ocean. http://www.ted.com/playlists/7/ocean_wonders

 

 

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



                       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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, November 11, 2013 12:35 AM

The world faces a choice. We do not have to return to an oceanic Stone Age. Whether we can summon the political will and moral courage to restore the seas to health before it is too late is an open question. The challenge and the opportunity are there.

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, April 14, 2014 1:59 PM

Climate Change is having devasting consequences on our oceans.

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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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Ocean Ecosystems -- Otters, Climate Change and Pollution

Ocean Ecosystems -- Otters, Climate Change and Pollution | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

TakePart, August 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


NOAA CLIMATE, February 06, 2015
▶  CARING FOR SEA OTTERS OFFER CLIMATE BONUS http://climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/caring-sea-otters-offers-climate-bonus


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                                   Quest TV, January 24, 2014
                SEA OTTERS HELP MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/sea-otters-urchins-kelp-climate-change/


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


                                       OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST

                   Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe

                                             http://sco.lt/6U2Ftp



The Scotsman, October 13, 2014
▶  SCOTLAND: OTTERS DYING EARLY BECAUSE OF POISONED SEAS 

Scottish otters are only living a third of the lifespan of those on mainland Europe because of poisoned seas, a leading expert on the species has warned. Zoologist Dr Paul Yoxon said chemicals in everyday products are accumulating in fish and shellfish on which the mammals feed, weakening their immune systems. The zoologist, who runs the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) on Skye with his biologist wife Grace, said hormone-disrupting chemicals, commonly found in shampoos and plastics, are also believed to be behind shrinking genitals of the male otter, affecting reproduction rates...http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/otters-dying-early-because-of-poisoned-seas-1-3570722


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/


                                                      VIDEO

               April 26, 2013 - Australian Broadcasting Company

                      THE VANISHING UNDERWATER JUNGLES

                              CAN SEA OTTERS SAVE THE DAY

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://sco.lt/7HTzIP


                                                       VIDEO
SOME MONSTER IS HUNTING MONTEREY'S ADORABLE, ENDANGERED SEA OTTERS http://sfist.com/2014/03/24/some_monster_is_hunting_montereys_a.php


Scientific American, March 05, 2014
▶  25 YEARS AFTER EXXON VALDEZ SPILL, SEA OTTERS RECOVERED IN ALASKA'S PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2014/03/05/exxon-valdez-sea-otters-recovered/


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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/



                  RESTORING UNDERWATER JUNGLES:  SEAGRASS

                                     http://sco.lt/8MSWBd


August 27, 2013 Conservation.  Washington State University

▶  TO RESTORE LOST SEAGRASS, JUST ADD SOME OTTERS

 According to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, these adorable critters help counteract the harmful effects of fertilizer pollution.

Seagrass provides valuable marine habitat, sequesters carbon, and shields coastlines from storms. But nutrient run-off from farms can trigger overgrowth of algae, which then block sunlight from reaching the seagrass..http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/08/sea-otters-aid-seagrass-recovery/



                                                       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


Mother Nature Network, March 05, 2015
 -▶ THE ONE IMPORTANT WAY WE COMPLETELY UNDERVALUE RIVER OTTERS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/the-one-important-way-we-completely-undervalue-river-otters


 -▶ 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

 

World Wildlife Fund, March 13, 2014
 -▶ DEPENDING ON CLEAN WATER:  FIVE FRESHWATER ANIMAL STORIES  http://worldwildlife.org/stories/depending-on-clean-water-five-freshwater-animals?link=btn&


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


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/


▶  NEW STUDY TO EXAMINE ECOLOGICAL TIPPING POINTS IN HOPES OF PREVENTING THEM  http://sco.lt/5ZskCX

 

 

MAINTAINING HEALTHY, BALANCED MARINE SYSTEMS ARE CRUCIAL FOR SPECIES SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/9MmsGP



THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION: NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6PSnNx

 

OUR OCEANS ARE DYING - 90% OF BIG FISH ARE GONE http://sco.lt/8K5sy9


 

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

 

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

 

 

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Thousands of Sea Lion Pups Dead From Starvation - Not Enough Fish In The Sea - Over Fishing & Climate Change

Thousands of Sea Lion Pups Dead From Starvation - Not Enough Fish In The Sea - Over Fishing & Climate Change | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Reuters, March 17, 2015
STARVING SEA LION PUPS INUNDATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESCUE CENTERS http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/us-usa-california-sea-lions-idUSKBN0MD17220150317


The Washington Post, April 10, 2015
THE PACIFIC OCEAN MAY HAVE ENTERED A NEW WARM PHASE -- AND THE CONSEQUENCES COULD BE DRAMATIC http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/10/the-pacific-ocean-may-have-entered-a-new-warm-phase-and-the-consequences-could-be-dramatic/


Reuters, April 06,2015

RECORD CALIFORNIA STARVING SEA LION STRANDINGS REACH 2,250 SO FAR THIS YEAR http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/06/us-usa-sealions-california-idUSKBN0MX1F120150406


Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 26, 2015
HUNGRY SEA LIONS PILE INTO THE COLUMBIA RIVER http://www.opb.org/news/article/hungry-sea-lions-pile-into-the-columbia-river/


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 17, 2015

STARVING SEALS, DISINTEGRATING STARFISH, OVERHEATED PACIFIC OCEAN...SCIENTISTS SEE 'UNPRECEDENTED CHANGES' IN PRODUCTIVITY AS OCEANS TEMPS OFF WEST COAST GO OFF THE CHARTS....That could translate into less food for salmon and other marine species, added Chris Harvey of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. High mortality of sea lion pups in Southern California and seabirds on the Oregon and Washington coasts in recent months may be early signs of the shift. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/17/climate-scientists-see-unprecedented-changes-in-productivity-as-oceans-temps-off-west-coast-go-off-the-charts/


Grist, March 20, 2015
FROM SEA LIONS TO PENGUIN CHICKS, ADORABLE ANIMALS ARE DYING IN DROVES - FROM STARVATION

http://grist.org/science/from-sea-lions-to-penguin-chicks-adorable-animals-are-dying-in-droves/


                                      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/


Digital Journal, February 22, 2015
WHAT IS KILLING CALIFORNIA'S SEA LIONS? http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/what-is-killing-california-s-sea-lions/article/421462


Time, February 18, 2015
WHY HUNDREDS OF STARVING SEA LION PUPS ARE WASHING UP IN CALIFORNIA http://time.com/3714036/sea-lions-stranded/


San Francisco Chronicle: February 06, 2015

▶ AGAIN ....STARVING SEA LION PUP STRANDINGS SURGE IN CALIFORNIA http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Sea-lion-strandings-approach-record-level-in-6065292.php


August 16, 2013

-▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION : NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA. When the sea lions converged on this most westerly of southern California’s Channel Islands in May 2012, as they do every spring, there was no hint of anything amiss. A year later, thousands of pups – perhaps as many as 70 percent of the newborns – were dead. The struggle to survive led desperate pups from their sandy nursery into the churning, dangerous sea, long before they were ready.  Between January and June, five rescue centers along the southern California coast, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, took in more than 1,500 stranded pups – five times more than normal... http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/08/island-sea-lion-pupdate/


March 18, 2013 BBC The Watchers
CALIFORNIA SHORES WITNESS MYSTERIOUS MASS STRANDING OF DEHYDRATED AND EMACIATED SEA LION PUPS http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/03/18/californian-shores-witness-mysterious-mass-stranding-of-sea-lion-pups/


                                       PHOTO ESSAY AND BLOG

                  Africa Geographic Magazine, December 12, 2013

                                               SOUTH AFRICA
                                   SAMUEL THE SEAL'S SAD STORY:

Thousands of dead starving seal cubs along SOUTH AFRICA'S coastline tell the sad tale of Africa's oceans https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/14359a2dc36eef53


-▶  STEAL-YOUR-HEART SEAL PUPS: ORPHANS OF THE STORM .

Seal pups washed up on East Coast, un-weaned and starving too   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2523548/Seal-pups-washed-East-Coast-RSPCA-staff-working-alive.html


                                                    PICTURES:

                           January 12, 2012 National Geographic

-▶ OVERFISHING, NO FOOD FOR SEALS: Baby Seals washed up in Europe, too weak to care for themselves. The incident is an extreme example among a recent increase in pup strandings, experts say. Overfishing has reduced the seals' available prey, and the polluted fish the animals do catch often make them sick. "In the last two or three years we have seen more and more seals wash up too weak to look after themselves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/pictures/120118-baby-seals-netherlands-stranded-animals/

 

-▶ 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


                                                        VIDEO:

-                    FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                                                   GOING, GOING...

                                                http://sco.lt/54Pqnh

In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a new study...  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121121210246.htm


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


ScienceDaily, January 07, 2014

-▶  SNOWBALL EFFECT OF OVERFISHING HIGHLIGHTED - "You don't realize how interdependent species are until it all unravels," - The domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140107163737.htm


November 12, 2012 Inter Press Service

-▶  BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


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

 

 June 8, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
-▶  MORE THAN 600 SEABIRDS AND PENGUINS FOUND DEAD IN NORTHERN CHILE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/more-than-600-seabirds-and-penguins-found-dead/

 

TakePart, October 15, 2013
-▶  WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, 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


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New York Time, May 15, 2013
-▶  SEA LIONS SENTENCED TO DIE FOR EATING TOO MUCH SALMON http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/salmon-eating-sea-lions-sentenced-to-die/?smid=tw-nytimesgreen&seid=auto&_r=0


May 31, 2012 Care2
-▶  SEA LIONS vs SALMON : SEA LION KILLINGS CAN RESUME - TO SAVE SALMON FOR SPORTS FISHERMAN http://www.care2.com/causes/sea-lions-vs-salmon-a-wildlife-protection-dilemma.html


 Jan 13, 2012 CBC News

-▶  FISHERMAN WANT TO CULL CORMORANTS -- BECAUSE THEY'RE EATING TOO MUCH FISH !!  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/01/30/pei-cormorant-cull-fishermen-584.html


February 14, 2012 The Fish Site

-▶  CHILEAN GOVERNMENT LAYING OUT PLANS TO SYSTEMATICALLY SLAUGHTER SEA LION POPULATION ALONG COAST - BLAMES SEA LIONS FOR DROP IN FISH STOCKS http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/16453/chile-blames-sea-lions-for-drop-in-fish-stocks


 -▶  WHAT HAVE WE DONE? POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE' http://sco.lt/8I7Pwv



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-▶ GREENLAND MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN - ANTARCTIC & ARCTIC http://sco.lt/7QyvGj


OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/6U2Ftp


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Wildlife Promise, October 16, 2013
-▶  DWINDLING ARCTIC SEA ICE FORCES 10,000 WALRUSES ASHORE http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/dwindling-arctic-sea-ice-forces-10000-walruses-ashore/


 August 17, 2013 NPR

-▶  DOLPHIN, DEATHS ALARM SCIENTISTS: ANIMALS WASHING ASHORE AT A HIGHER RATE THAN THE LAST 26 YEARS http://www.npr.org/2013/08/17/212872559/dolphin-deaths-alarm-scientists


BBC News, November 23, 2014
-▶  PERU INVESTIGATES DEATHS OF 500 SEA LIONS ON NORTH COAST  - The local governor has accused fishermen of poisoning the mammals, which usually come close to the shore looking for food. But Peruvian environmental police are looking into other possible causes for the deaths, including disease and the accidental ingestion of plastic.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30172690


                            WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/6bO2nR



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-▶ CANADIAN SEAL SLAUGHTER AND AN ANNUAL QUOTA OF 400,000 http://sco.lt/5eSor3


 -▶  70,000 CANADIAN SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER, WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS http://sco.lt/4i4j33


-▶  OUTRAGEOUS:  CANADA'S SEAL HUNT IS IN FULL SWING:  50,000 KILLED BY HUNTERS SO FAR THIS YEAR (2014) https://www.thedodo.com/outrageous-50000-seals-have-be-543510838.html

 


VIDEO

-▶  ****EARTHRACE REVEAL HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 HORROR OF THE ANNUAL NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5pSMpV

 

VIDEO

-▶  SEA LION PUP HITCHES RIDE ON BOAT OFF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/bizarre&id=9124881

 

Oceana, December 2, 2013
-▶  ALL ABOUT HARP SEALS - PHOTOS http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/12/creature-feature-harp-seal

 

-▶  SEALS REVEAL SECRETS OF POLAR OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8Xuadl



-▶  $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY: LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV



-▶  OCEAN PLASTICS' IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES http://sco.lt/5LdeMb

 

 

ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENT … like symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees


Natural News, May 16, 2014
-▶  MARINE MAMMALS MYSTERIOUSLY DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS ALONG WEST COAST: SEAFOOD DIMINISHING, FUKUSHIMA RADIOACTIVE WATERS  http://www.naturalnews.com/045151_marine_mammals_mysterious_deaths_West_Coast.html#

 

Japan Daily Press, May 16, 2014
-▶  RADIOACTIVE FUKUSHIMA GROUNDWATER TO BE RELEASED INTO SEA NEXT WEEK http://japandailypress.com/fukushima-groundwater-to-be-released-to-sea-next-week-1648480/

 

                                                   WATCH

                                BBC David Attenborough

                                    DEATH OF THE OCEANS?

                                        http://sco.lt/97GRDV

 

-▶  NEW DISEASES, TOXINS HARMING MARINE LIFE, KILLING SEA OTTERS http://sco.lt/6iCrsf

 

-▶  100 MILLION SHARKS DIE EACH YEAR -- JUST FOR THEIR FINS http://sco.lt/5RKfQn


                                             "PLANET OCEAN"

                   A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                         http://sco.lt/9FB89B



                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

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


 


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YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

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

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

▶  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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Sylvia Einwechter's comment, September 14, 2013 12:25 PM
Thank you I did!!
FIP-Berlin's comment, September 14, 2013 12:58 PM
Thanks Sylvia, glad you did ;-)
Paige Anderson's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:03 PM

Its sad that so many pups died.  But also reading that they took in so many pups to feed and give them temporary homes.  But when you have to put them back in the sea would they know how to get food?  Also would there still be fish for them to eat?  

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Restoring Underwater Jungles: SeaGrass

Restoring Underwater Jungles:  SeaGrass | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Radio Australia, April 16, 2015
IN PRAISE OF SEAGRASSES AND THEIR SPECIAL PLACE IN THE PACIFIC http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/pacific-beat/in-praise-of-seagrasses-and-their-special-place-in-the-pacific/1437430

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

               April 26, 2013 Australian Broadcasting Commission
                        THE VANISHING UNDERWATER JUNGLES

                                             http://sco.lt/7HTzIP


 Mongabay, August 11, 2014
PLANTING MEADOWS IN THE OCEAN: TECHNIQUE MAY HELP RESTORE DISAPPEARING SEAGRASS BEDS. Eelgrass is disappearing from sea floors due to human influences.
“Eelgrass is impacted by the filling of shallow waters, dredging,…boat anchoring and mooring chains, wave energy from boats, trawling, poor water clarity as a result of sediment, and nutrient run-off,” Ort said. “The elimination of shallow areas, for example by dredging a channel and then protecting the steepened shoreline by the use of rip-rap, also eliminates eelgrass habitat. Climate change, and the rising sea levels that come with it, is also reducing the amount of suitable habitat available for eelgrass.”
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-ikarashi-eelgrass-buds.html


 

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


TerraDaily, April 05, 2013
TINY GRAZERS PLAY KEY ROLE IN MARINE ECOSYSTEM HEALTH. 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



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TO RESTORE LOST SEAGRASS TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS -

JUST ADD SOME OTTERS

                                                http://sco.lt/8wDVFh


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FastCoExist:

A FARM THAT EXTENDS DEEP INTO THE SEA IS TRYING TO CREATE OCEAN VEGETARIANISM

At the moment, commercial fishing picks off top predators such as tuna, while ravaging the rest by towing miles of drift nets or dragging metal chains on the seabed. This age of hunting and gathering is now coming to an end whether we like it or not. The ocean’s bounty has proved not only finite: it simply no longer exists. Decades of research about the world’s fisheries show most populations have been fished to their limit, or are in collapse. Global marine catches, which peaked in the mid-1990s, are now in a slow decline, states the FAO’s 2012 review (PDF).... http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682596/a-farm-that-extends-deep-into-the-sea-is-trying-to-create-ocean-vegetarianism


Mongabay, December 3, 2013
WHERE HAVE ALL THE DUGONGS GONE? http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1203-dasgupta-dugong-loss.html





NEW STUDY TO EXAMINE ECOLOGICAL TIPPING POINTS IN HOPES OF PREVENTING THEM  http://sco.lt/5ZskCX



                          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



                                    WHY SARDINES MATTER

CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE  http://sco.lt/5I8QOf


                            WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/6bO2nR


               OCEAN CONSERVANCY:  WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS

                                               http://sco.lt/9AEuqf


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 THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/7uzkCf

 

 FAO's 2012 REVIEW http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/i2727e/i2727e.pdf

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, July 30, 2013 4:13 AM

Just because there are no more fish doesn’t mean the ocean is done as a food source. Because a small amount of ocean surface means a lot of space below, seaweed farms could be the food source of the future.