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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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Bluefin tuna faces a devastating future and a devastating future for a species means an uncertain future for all of us. The i...

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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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Fish from acidic ocean waters less able to smell predators

Fish from acidic ocean waters less able to smell predators

14-04-2014

Fish will make themselves vulnerable by being attracted to predator odour and exhibiting bolder behaviour. Escalating carbon dioxide emissions will cause fish to lose their fear of predators, potentially damaging the entire marine food chain,...

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The mercury threat to Antarctic birds

The mercury threat to Antarctic birds

14-04-2014

Scientists who monitored skuas in Adélie Land and the Kerguelen Islands for ten years have found when these seabirds exhibit high mercury levels in their blood, their breeding success decreases...

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Legal Petition Seeks Ban on Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fishing

Legal Petition Seeks Ban on Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fishing

11-04-2014

The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a legal petition urging the National Marine Fisheries Service to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna, which has suffered a 96 percent decline since large-scale fishing began...

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The Whales Have Won! — ICJ Rules Japan’s Southern Ocean Whaling ‘Not For Scientific Research’

The Whales Have Won! — ICJ Rules Japan’s Southern Ocean Whaling ‘Not F…

31-03-2014

In a stunning victory for the whales, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague announced their binding decision today in the landmark case of Australia v. Japan, ruling that Japan’s JARPA II whaling...

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Plane search hampered by ocean garbage problem

Plane search hampered by ocean garbage problem

25-03-2014

Two weeks after the Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared, one thing has been made clear: the ocean is full of garbage, literally...

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2 pygmy sperm whales killed by dynamite fishing in Siargao

2 pygmy sperm whales killed by dynamite fishing in Siargao

24-03-2014

Two pygmy sperm whales were killed off the coast of Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, allegedly due to dynamite fishing. Though only two whales were retrieved from the sea, locals say at least 22 more...

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Global warming a concern at Chile's penguin paradise

Global warming a concern at Chile's penguin paradise

21-03-2014

Magdalena Island, located near Chile’s southern tip, is a natural paradise for tens of thousands of penguins who come every year to breed. But global warming could threaten the long-term survival of the species, say...

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Experts using DNA tests to monitor commercial whaling impact

Experts using DNA tests to monitor commercial whaling impact

17-03-2014

Tasmanian scientists are using a genetic test often employed by forensic experts to estimate the age of humpback whales...

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Scottish seals still sliced to death by propellers ‘because ministers are breaking international law’

Scottish seals still sliced to death by propellers ‘because ministers …

27-02-2014

Seals in Scotland are being maimed and killed by ships’ propellers and ministers are breaking the law by doing nothing to save them, according to a panel of leading wildlife groups...

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India, more than 900 sea turtles killed by illegal fishing

India, more than 900 sea turtles killed by illegal fishing

27-02-2014

More than 900 olive ridley turtles were found dead on the beach in Nellore in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India...

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Darkening Arctic trapping more heat

Darkening Arctic trapping more heat

18-02-2014

Melting means there’s less ice to reflect the sun’s rays back into space, adding to the warming of the Earth. The Arctic isn’t nearly as bright and white as it used to be because of...

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Invasion of carnivorous starfish could be a greater threat to the Great Barrier Reef than global warming, experts claim

Invasion of carnivorous starfish could be a greater threat to the Grea…

17-02-2014

Scientists have long warned that the Great Barrier Reef is under threat from bleaching, caused by rising water temperatures. But there is a bigger risk to the colourful coral – and it comes in the...

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Environment

Turtles

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,

Incidental by-catch of marine turtles in the Mediterranean sea

November 27, 2013,

Marine Mamals

Sharks

Explainer: Sharks—why size and species matter

February 14, 2014,

'The world's biggest slaughterhouse' for whale sharks found in China

February 3, 2014,

Large sharks and rays could go extinct in coming decades

February 3, 2014,

New study finds extreme longevity in white sharks

January 9, 2014,

Sea Birds

Polar Bears

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

June 10, 2013,

World fails to ban international trade in polar bear parts

March 7, 2013,

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