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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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Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction New study reveals vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in commercial fishing Bluefin tuna continue at historic lows as feds weigh Pacific fishing ban 15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes Genetic study shows major impact of climate change on Antarctic fur seals Plastic 'trash islands' forming in ocean garbage patch Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon spill found to persist in the environment Dredging near reefs increases coral disease: study Indus river dolphin's declining range National issues mineral mining permits in Maui’s sanctuary 'Horrific' scene of dead sharks beached at Gower Famous Alaskan whale killed by ship Mediterranean fish stocks show steady decline Sea lion population vanishing in Russia's far East Fishermen 'scraping the barrel' in English Channel Leading scientists express rising concern about 'microplastics' in the ocean Climate-driven migration of tropical fish linked to underwater deforestation Changing Arctic climate could be catastrophic for marine food chain Seals in danger as dog walkers allow their animals to terrify the mammals Icebergs freed by climate change decimate Antarctic sea life Rebounding whale populations are good for ocean ecosystems Tourism threat to Antarctica, warn scientists Top marine biologists urge end to Australia shark cull Dead sharks recovered in illegal gill nets near border Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish in 20 years' Climate change could hinder fish from finding their friends Videos show feral cats killing endangered seabirds on Kauai Plastic debris widespread on ocean surface: study Emperor penguins at risk of extinction, scientists warn Oil drilling will threaten Maui's dolphin, say Greens

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Overfishing takes place when the fish are captured at a faster rate than they are able to reproduce.  Today, 90 percent&...

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Located at the top position in the marine ecosystems food chain, sharks play a crucial role in the global balance of the ocea...

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Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction

Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction

25-07-2014

The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event...

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New study reveals vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in commercial fishing

New study reveals vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in comm…

25-07-2014

A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in commercial longline fishing operations found large differences in survival rates across the 12 species...

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Bluefin tuna continue at historic lows as feds weigh Pacific fishing ban

Bluefin tuna continue at historic lows as feds weigh Pacific fishing b…

24-07-2014

The National Marine Fisheries Service opened a public process today to determine whether to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna, which have suffered a 96 percent decline since large-scale fishing began. The action followed the...

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15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict wit…

24-07-2014

A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of the United States found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat...

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Genetic study shows major impact of climate change on Antarctic fur seals

Genetic study shows major impact of climate change on Antarctic fur se…

24-07-2014

Genetic analysis of Antarctic fur seals, alongside decades of in-depth monitoring, has provided unique insights into the effect of climate change on a population of top-predators...

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Plastic 'trash islands' forming in ocean garbage patch

Plastic 'trash islands' forming in ocean garbage patch

22-07-2014

After returning from the Transpacific Yacht Race — an annual sailboat race from Los Angeles to Honolulu — in 1997, Capt. Charles Moore was guiding his boat through the doldrums when he noticed some plastic...

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Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon spill found to persist in the environment

Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon spill found to persist in the enviro…

17-07-2014

In an attempt to prevent vast quantities of oil from fouling beaches and marshes, BP applied 1.84 million gallons of chemical dispersant to oil to oil released in the subsurface and to oil slicks at...

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Dredging near reefs increases coral disease: study

Dredging near reefs increases coral disease: study

17-07-2014

Dredging activity near reefs can more than double the frequency of diseases affecting corals by impacting the light and food they need to survive, a study showed Thursday...

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Indus river dolphin's declining range

Indus river dolphin's declining range

17-07-2014

The Indus River dolphin's habitat is shrinking because of irrigation dams that divide up the river into sections, new research suggests...

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National issues mineral mining permits in Maui’s sanctuary

National issues mineral mining permits in Maui’s sanctuary

17-07-2014

The Government has issued mineral mining permits in one third of the endangered Maui’s dolphinsanctuary, the Green Party has revealed today. This follows revelations that permits have also been issued for oil exploration in the...

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'Horrific' scene of dead sharks beached at Gower

'Horrific' scene of dead sharks beached at Gower

16-07-2014

A marine expert has spoken of her horror after more than 70 sharks washed up dead on the Gower shoreline .

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Famous Alaskan whale killed by ship

Famous Alaskan whale killed by ship

14-07-2014

Federal law enforcement officials are investigating after a 12m female whale well-known in the waters of southeast Alaska was killed in a collision with a boat...

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Turtles

Sea Turtles Turning Female With Warmer Climate

May 19, 2014,

India, more than 900 sea turtles killed by illegal fishing

February 27, 2014,

Satellite tracking identifies Atlantic Ocean risk zones for leatherback turtles

February 14, 2014,

Caretta caretta found dead with stone tied to its fin on southern Turkish coast

December 31, 2013,

Marine Mamals

Sharks

New study reveals vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in commercial fishing

July 25, 2014,

'Horrific' scene of dead sharks beached at Gower

July 16, 2014,

Top marine biologists urge end to Australia shark cull

July 4, 2014,

Dead sharks recovered in illegal gill nets near border

July 2, 2014,

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May 30, 2014,

Polar bears dining on strange, toxic seals

September 24, 2013,

Starved polar bear perished due to record sea-ice melt, says expert

August 7, 2013,

New diseases harm polar bears as climate changes

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