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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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Evidence supports trawling depth limit

Evidence supports trawling depth limit

03-09-2015

The first scientific evidence that trawling in waters deeper than 600 metres is ecologically damaging and provides poor economic return is reigniting debate about the controversial fishing practice...

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Climate change will alter ocean bacteria crucial to food chain – study

Climate change will alter ocean bacteria crucial to food chain – study

03-09-2015

Climate change will have irreversible and unprecedented impacts on crucial ocean microorganisms that could trigger dramatic effects further up the food chain, according to scientists...

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Scientists warn almost all seabirds will ingest plastic by 2050

Scientists warn almost all seabirds will ingest plastic by 2050

02-09-2015

The CSIRO is warning 99 per cent of the world's seabirds species will be ingesting plastic by 2050 if current marine pollution trends continue...

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Four B.C. whale deaths in a week baffle scientists

Four B.C. whale deaths in a week baffle scientists

17-08-2015

The discovery of four dead humpback whales in B.C. waters in a single week, just as Alaska is experiencing a surge of whale deaths, has scientists searching for a possible connection...

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Plastic found in stomachs of over 1 in 6 large  pelagic fish sampled in Mediterranean Sea

Plastic found in stomachs of over 1 in 6 large pelagic fish sampled i…

06-08-2015

Plastic pollution in the ocean is a growing problem. This study, which is the first to investigate the presence of plastic debris in large pelagic fish in the central Mediterranean Sea, found that over 18%...

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Sardines, anchovies, other fast-growing fish vulnerable to dramatic population plunges

Sardines, anchovies, other fast-growing fish vulnerable to dramatic po…

06-08-2015

Ocean species that grow quickly and reproduce frequently, such as sardines, anchovies and flounder, are more likely to experience dramatic plunges in population than larger, slower growing fish such as sharks or tuna...

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Polar bear diving record linked to melting sea ice

Polar bear diving record linked to melting sea ice

06-08-2015

A hungry polar bear has been witnessed diving and swimming underwater for more than three minutes without coming up for air, smashing a previous record of 72 seconds...

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Scientists investigate whether fish could evolve to become less catchable

Scientists investigate whether fish could evolve to become less catcha…

06-08-2015

Intensive fishing prompts much concern and debate over sustainability of fish stocks, but could it also be driving evolutionary changes that render fish of the future less catchable?...

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New study exposes negative effects of climate change on Antarctic fish

New study exposes negative effects of climate change on Antarctic fish…

06-08-2015

Scientists at University of California Davis and San Francisco State University have discovered that the combination of elevated levels of carbon dioxide and an increase in ocean water temperature has a significant impact on survival...

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Illegal chemicals linked to decline in dolphin fertility

Illegal chemicals linked to decline in dolphin fertility

24-07-2015

Harbor porpoises and protected dolphins have difficulty breeding because of banned chemical pollutants that are present in European waters...

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Chance of polar bears surviving food shortage recedes with ice

Chance of polar bears surviving food shortage recedes with ice

24-07-2015

One of the last hopes that polar bears may be able to weather the changing climate and break-up of their icy habitat has just been dashed...

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Ocean acidification may cause dramatic changes to phytoplankton

Ocean acidification may cause dramatic changes to phytoplankton

23-07-2015

In a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, the researchers report that increased ocean acidification by 2100 will spur a range of responses in phytoplankton: Some species will die out, while others...

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Turtles

Turtles' future at risk as scientists show rising sea levels affect egg hatchings

July 23, 2015,

Pollution linked to lethal sea turtle tumors

October 2, 2014,

Sea Turtles Turning Female With Warmer Climate

May 19, 2014,

India, more than 900 sea turtles killed by illegal fishing

February 27, 2014,

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Sharks

Endangered hammerhead shark found migrating into unprotected waters

November 27, 2014,

Catsharks may be more vulnerable to overfishing than previously thought

November 14, 2014,

Historic advances in international shark and ray conservation

November 13, 2014,

Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt

September 11, 2014,

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Polar Bears

Polar bear diving record linked to melting sea ice

August 6, 2015,

Chance of polar bears surviving food shortage recedes with ice

July 24, 2015,

Polar bears in peril due to global warming

July 6, 2015,

Polar bears seen killing and eating dolphins that have been forced north by global warming

June 12, 2015,

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