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Animal rights advocates outraged after teeth taken from dead orca in B.C.

Animal rights advocates outraged after teeth taken from dead orca in B.C. | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Animal rights advocates are outraged after discovering that someone sawed teeth off of a beached orca whale in B.C.'s Comox Valley.
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Shark nets to be removed from all NSW north coast beaches | Environment | The Guardian

Shark nets to be removed from all NSW north coast beaches | Environment | The Guardian | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Minister says nets will stay between Newcastle and Wollongong but be removed further north after trial
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Reducing Plastic Pollution Isn’t Enough to Save the Ocean — Oceans Deeply

Reducing Plastic Pollution Isn’t Enough to Save the Ocean — Oceans Deeply | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Plastic production is expected to quadruple by 2050. Mark J. Spalding, president of The Ocean Foundation, explains how fully understanding the scope of the pollution problem convinced him that current efforts are not sufficient.
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Could the High Seas Be Closed to Fishing? — Oceans Deeply

As the United Nations prepares to begin negotiations next month on a high seas biodiversity treaty, some scientists and advocates say a spate of recent research supports banning commercial fishing in international waters to protect remote ecosystems.
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New Mexico Groundwater Diversion Plan Rejected as ‘Water — Water Deeply

Augustin Plains Ranch wanted to build 37 wells and a pipeline to deliver groundwater from remote Catron County to the Albuquerque metro area. For the third time, the state engineer found the plan would violate New Mexico law.
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Why One Arizona County Could Upend the Southwest’s Drought Plan — Water Deeply

New federal estimates suggest serious water shortages on the Colorado River are closer than thought. While Arizona water users try to cooperate on a conservation fix, one group of farmers stands in the way of a compromise.
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Arctic seabird populations respond to climate change

Arctic seabird populations respond to climate change | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Seabirds such as gulls can be key indicators of environmental change as their populations respond to shifts in their ocean habitat over time. A new study investigates how several species have responded to changing environmental conditions in the Arctic over the last four decades. The authors find that a warming ocean is directly and indirectly affecting seabird populations in Alaska.
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Older than dinosaurs: last South African coelacanths threatened by oil exploration | Environment | The Guardian

Older than dinosaurs: last South African coelacanths threatened by oil exploration | Environment | The Guardian | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Just 30 of the prehistoric fish known to exist, raising fears oil wells will push it to extinction
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Plastic, warm seas and propellers – the Cornwall turtle is a modern parable | Environment | The Guardian

Plastic, warm seas and propellers – the Cornwall turtle is a modern parable | Environment | The Guardian | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The leatherback beached on Sunday has revealed the multiple ways mankind threatens marine life. It is a sad tale of our mindless economic progress
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Catalonia’s Conflicted Effort to Save Red Coral

Catalonia’s Conflicted Effort to Save Red Coral | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Efforts by the secessionist autonomous community to protect red coral were hampered by the central government.
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Underwater ancient city in Turkey sparks interest

Underwater ancient city in Turkey sparks interest | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Scientists claim 4000-year-old city lies underneath Lake Hazar of eastern Elazığ province
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Alien spaceship may lay off Florida coast, says Discovery Channel treasure hunter

Alien spaceship may lay off Florida coast, says Discovery Channel treasure hunter | Soggy Science | Scoop.it

In a close encounter of the submerged kind, a Discovery Channel treasure hunter said he found what could be a massive extraterrestrial structure at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida co
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Shark nets to be removed from all NSW north coast beaches | Environment | The Guardian

Shark nets to be removed from all NSW north coast beaches | Environment | The Guardian | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Minister says nets will stay between Newcastle and Wollongong but be removed further north after trial
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Another Threat to Coral Reefs: ‘Shifting Baselines’ of What’s — Oceans Deeply

A 19-year-long study on the impact of bleaching and cyclones on a section of the Great Barrier Reef underscores the challenges of determining what a healthy coral ecosystem looks like in an era of rapidly accelerating climate change.
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How Ranchers Are Getting by With Less Water Across the West — Water Deeply

Most ranches depend on rain to ensure cattle have enough to eat, but arid conditions amplified by drought across much of the West means that ranchers are employing best practices to use water as efficiently as possible, writes New Mexico rancher Cassidy Johnston.
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Drought Forces Hard Choices for Farmers and Ranchers in the — Water Deeply

Large reservoirs have buffered urban areas in the Southwest from the worst of the year’s dry conditions, but rural farmers and ranchers are bearing the brunt of water shortages and the economic fallout.
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Scientists Are Watching The Giant Australian Cuttlefish - Here's Why

Scientists Are Watching The Giant Australian Cuttlefish - Here's Why | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Australia is home to the world’s only known site where cuttlefish gather to mate en masse.From May t
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Can the Ocean Feed a Growing World? | National Geographic - National Geographic

Healthy fisheries may be the key to feeding ten billion people-if they're managed correctly.
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How Warming Could Speed up the Sea

How Warming Could Speed up the Sea | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
As the planet warmed at the end of the last ice age, the abyssal Pacific circulation kicked into high gear.
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Underwater romance: unusual photos of photographer from Mexico. Photo

Underwater romance: unusual photos of photographer from Mexico. Photo | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Each picture is love. Wedding and family photography is that branch of the arts, where it seems that nothing can surprise you. But the photographer Pierre Viole (Pierre Violle) does not think so: he takes the newlyweds only under water, making the unique footage in the caves of Mexico, hotel pools and underwater lakes. And …
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Marine heat waves threaten underwater wildlife | CBC News

Marine heat waves threaten underwater wildlife | CBC News | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves. Off the San Diego coast, scientists earlier this month recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily measurements began in 1916.
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