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Overfishing: Oceans Are Dying Overfishing takes place when the fish are captured at a faster rate than they are able to reproduce.  Today, 90 percent of the sea species at the top position in the marine ecosystems food c The World of 2108 By Captain Paul Watson. I was asked recently what I thought the world would be like in 100 years. The question was meant to solicit if I am an optimist or a pessimist. The fact is that I am 7 Billion Beasts Africa"s a mess. Doesn"t hardly matter what horrid scourge you"re looking for, Africa"s got it: genocide, civil war, systematic rape, dictators, corruption ... not that Asia is any better. Asia"s got Aquacalypse Now: The end of fish Our oceans have been the victims of a giant Ponzi scheme, waged with Bernie Madoff–like callousness by the world’s fisheries. Beginning in the 1950s, as their operations became increasingly indust Lex Natura By Captain Paul Watson. I have the utmost respect for the law. Indeed, it is our duty as citizens of the Earth to live harmoniously within a community of complex interspecies interactions in accordanc We Need to Stop Eating the Oceans By Captain Paul Watson. The Oceans are like the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg. As long as it was alive it laid a golden egg each day but then the greedy farmer decided to kill it to get all the Sharks: Predator or Prey? Located at the top position in the marine ecosystems food chain, sharks play a crucial role in the global balance of the oceans. Sharks are the lions and tiger of the oceans and as an apex predator, t
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Polar bears could face starvation by the end of the century, scientists say

Polar bears could face starvation by the end of the century, scientist…

27-11-2014

Scientists are warning polar bears in the Arctic could face starvation by the end of the century if sea ice keeps shrinking. Sea ice projections for the Canadian Arctic Archipelago show global warming could reduce...

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Without immediate action, porpoise’s extinction predicted by 2018

Without immediate action, porpoise’s extinction predicted by 2018

27-11-2014

On the day before Mexico’s National Day of Conservation, conservation groups are calling on the Mexican government to enact forceful protective measures to save the critically endangered vaquita, a tiny porpoise species that only inhabits...

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Endangered hammerhead shark found migrating into unprotected waters

Endangered hammerhead shark found migrating into unprotected waters

27-11-2014

The precise movements of a young hammerhead shark have been tracked for the first time and are published in the open access journal Animal Biotelemetry. The study, which ran over a 10-month period, reveals important...

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'Out-of-control tourism' hurting wild Ibiza

'Out-of-control tourism' hurting wild Ibiza

26-11-2014

 Rampant tourism is threatening the coastline of the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza while other major wilderness areas are also being seriously neglected by Spanish authorities, a new study shows...

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Study finds two-thirds of Hawaiian reefs are covered with algae

Study finds two-thirds of Hawaiian reefs are covered with algae

26-11-2014

According to a study published today in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society – Biological Sciences, just one-third of the coral reefs ecosystems in Hawai'i are dominated by healthy corals and calcareous algae...

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Peru investigates deaths of 500 sea lions on north coast

Peru investigates deaths of 500 sea lions on north coast

26-11-2014

Peru is investigating the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a beach on its northern coastline.  The local governor has accused fishermen of poisoning the mammals, which usually come close to the shore...

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Polar bear numbers down 40% in parts of Arctic: study

Polar bear numbers down 40% in parts of Arctic: study

20-11-2014

Polar bears in the Arctic suffered sharp declines in the first decade of this century, losing about 40 percent of their population, according to US and Canadian scientists...

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Sushi eaters pushing Pacific bluefin tuna to brink of extinction

Sushi eaters pushing Pacific bluefin tuna to brink of extinction

19-11-2014

The Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature upgraded the status of the tuna from "least concern" to "vulnerable," which means it is now threatened with extinction...

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Ship traffic increases dramatically, to oceans' detriment

Ship traffic increases dramatically, to oceans' detriment

19-11-2014

The demand for global trade is driving huge growth in ship traffic in the world's oceans, with four times as many ships at sea now than in 1992, a new study reports...

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Earth's oceans hit warmest temperatures ever recorded

Earth's oceans hit warmest temperatures ever recorded

19-11-2014

The pace of ocean warming is speeding up, according to a new analysis by researchers in Hawaii. 2014 has heated the planet's sea surfaces to their highest average temperatures since at least 1880...

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Seabirds' plastic diet shows up in their feather oil

Seabirds' plastic diet shows up in their feather oil

14-11-2014

Scientists have developed a new technique to assess how much plastic a seabird has eaten. It involves a quick massage and a cotton swab...

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Historic advances in international shark and ray conservation

Historic advances in international shark and ray conservation

13-11-2014

Twenty-one species of shark and ray have received increased international protection, adding to recent victories for marine conservation. The sharks and rays were listed for protection under the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)...

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