Tag Archives: Oceans

OCEAN CACOPHONY A TORMENT FOR SEA MAMMALS

By Staff AFP Dec 7, 2011 The constant thump of oil and gas exploration and military testing has made ocean noise levels unbearable for some sea mammals. With the constant churn of freighter propellers, the percussive thump of oil and … Continue reading

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Marine scientists call for industrial deep-sea fishing ban

By Juliet Eilperin September 7, 2011 The Washington Post Industrial fishing in the deep sea should be banned because it has depleted fish stocks that take longer to recover than other species, according to a paper by an international team … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness of Plastic Waste

By BETTINA WASSENER New York Times August 14, 2011 HONG KONG — Most people are familiar with the concept of a carbon footprint. Many may also know there is such a thing as a water footprint. But whoever heard of … Continue reading

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Fish Tale Has DNA Hook: Students Find Bad Labels

Many New York sushi restaurants and seafood markets are playing a game of bait and switch, say two high school students turned high-tech sleuths. By JOHN SCHWARTZ The New York Times August 21, 2008 In a tale of teenagers, sushi … Continue reading

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Scientists call for protected areas to conserve deep sea environment

Waste dumping, fishing, mining and climate change are transforming the deep sea ecosystem faster than scientists can study it By Staff www.guardian.co.uk August 3, 2011 There’s trouble in the depths. The deep sea is the last true wilderness on Earth, … Continue reading

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Before You Buy Gulf Shrimp, Read This

By Dan Shapley thedailygreen.com August 1, 2011 A new study says nearly four in five shrimp trawlers in the Gulf of Mexico are failing to use equipment required to protect endangered sea turtles. The death toll could be as high … Continue reading

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Flipping amazing… the moment a humpback whale ‘thanks’ rescuers who saved it from dying tangled in fishing nets

A humpback whale which was freed from almost certain death by three men off the coast of California repaid the favour to its rescuers with a breathtaking display of breaches and dives. The amazing hour-long performance was caught on camera … Continue reading

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Changing Tides: Research Center Under Fire for ‘Adjusted’ Sea-Level Data

By Maxim Lott FoxNews.com June 17, 2011 Is climate change raising sea levels, as Al Gore has argued — or are climate scientists doctoring the data? The University of Colorado’s Sea Level Research Group decided in May to add 0.3 … Continue reading

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Shark guardians see momentum to save top predator

AFP – Shark defenders hope to capitalize on a series of victories in their fight against the lucrative fin trade, releasing a report Monday calling for sanctuaries to save the world’s oldest predator. As legislation inches forward in California to … Continue reading

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Turtle haul prompts Philippines to call for action

AFP Mon May 30, 8:38 am By Staff MANILA (AFP) – Southeast Asian countries must act now to protect the region’s biodiversity in the face of those who want to plunder its resources for a quick profit, the Philippine president … Continue reading

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