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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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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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Predatory fish have declined by two thirds in the 20th century

Predatory fish have declined by two thirds in the 20th century

23-10-2014

New research by the team that coined the term attempts to determine how severely predatory fish populations have declined worldwide since the start of industrial fishing...

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Migrating animals' pee affects ocean chemistry

Migrating animals' pee affects ocean chemistry

13-10-2014

The largest migration on the planet is the movement of small animals from the surface of the open ocean, where they feed on plants under cover of darkness, to the sunless depths where they hide...

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Fish moving poleward at rate of 26 kilometres per decade

Fish moving poleward at rate of 26 kilometres per decade

13-10-2014

Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new University of Britsh Columbia study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks. The study identified ocean hotspots for...

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Trade sanctions sought to halt extinction of Mexican porpoise, fish

Trade sanctions sought to halt extinction of Mexican porpoise, fish

02-10-2014

The Center for Biological Diversity today formally requested that the Obama administration impose trade sanctions against Mexico to stop the country’s illegal totoaba fishery, which is driving both the endangered totoaba and the vaquita — a porpoise...

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Pollution linked to lethal sea turtle tumors

Pollution linked to lethal sea turtle tumors

02-10-2014

The study, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed open-access journal PeerJ, shows that nitrogen in the runoff ends up in algae that the turtles eat, promoting the formation of tumors on the animals' eyes, flippers and internal...

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Toxins from plastic pollution impacting health of seabirds, scientists say

Toxins from plastic pollution impacting health of seabirds, scientists…

02-10-2014

Plastic pollution is having a greater impact on seabirds than previously thought, scientists say...

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Climate change scrambles Arctic food chain

Climate change scrambles Arctic food chain

02-10-2014

The Arctic's shrinking sea ice is reshaping the region's food web from the bottom up, a new study reports. Historically, tiny plantlike organisms called phytoplankton burst into bloom in the spring in the Arctic Ocean...

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Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt

Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt

11-09-2014

As more and more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere, the ocean is acidifying too quickly for sharks to keep up. For at least one species, the cost could be the vital sense of smell. Without  its...

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Puget Sound's endangered killer whales continue decline

Puget Sound's endangered killer whales continue decline

03-09-2014

With two deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population of endangered killer whales in the Puget Sound continues to decline...

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Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Arrested For Intervening Against Brutal Faroese Pilot Whale ‘Grind’ Hunt

Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Arrested For Intervening Against Brutal Faroe…

31-08-2014

Fourteen Sea Shepherd Conservation Society volunteer crewmembers of pilot whale defense campaign Operation GrindStop 2014 were arrested today on the Faroese island of Sandoy, as they entered the water to defend pilot whales from the...

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Giant Amazon fish 'locally extinct' due to overfishing

Giant Amazon fish 'locally extinct' due to overfishing

14-08-2014

A 10ft (3m) long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, scientists have revealed...

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Seagrass fish feeding grounds 'lost like rain forests'

Seagrass fish feeding grounds 'lost like rain forests'

13-08-2014

Seagrass is a key habitat for feeding and sheltering young fish, including plaice, haddock and pollock. But every hour an area the size of two football pitches is destroyed...

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Turtles

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,

Satellite tracking identifies Atlantic Ocean risk zones for leatherback turtles

February 14, 2014,

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Sharks

Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt

September 11, 2014,

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,

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May 30, 2014,

Polar bears dining on strange, toxic seals

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

August 7, 2013,

New diseases harm polar bears as climate changes

June 10, 2013,

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