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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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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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Mercury levels in the ocean have tripled since the pre-industrial era

Mercury levels in the ocean have tripled since the pre-industrial era

07-08-2014

The ocean today contains three times as much of the toxic element mercury as it did prior to the industrial revolution, according to new research...

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Gulf Dead Zone the size of Connecticut

Gulf Dead Zone the size of Connecticut

05-08-2014

NOAA- and EPA-supported scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles this summer, approximately the size of the state of Connecticut...

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Vaquita population declines to less than 100

Vaquita population declines to less than 100

05-08-2014

New report from international vaquita recovery team (CIRVA) on the Vaquita porpoise in Mexico estimates the population to be fewer than 100 individuals and are in imminent danger of extinction...

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Pollution reached the South Pole even before explorers

Pollution reached the South Pole even before explorers

31-07-2014

Humanity's influence on the world reached the South Pole even before the first explorers first set foot on the region's untouched ground, according to a recent study...

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 Monk seal pup found dead

Monk seal pup found dead

30-07-2014

A two-week old Hawaiian monk seal pup was found dead Tuesday morning on Kauai from an apparent dog attack, an official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said...

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Deepwater Horizon oil spill still impacting Gulf corals

Deepwater Horizon oil spill still impacting Gulf corals

30-07-2014

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 is still impacting corals in the Gulf of Mexico, proving that the effects of this calamity are deeper and broader than predicted, according to a new study...

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OSU scientists warn of peril to deep ocean

OSU scientists warn of peril to deep ocean

30-07-2014

The world’s oceans are vast and deep, yet rapidly advancing technology and the quest for extracting resources from previously unreachable depths is beginning to put the deep seas on the cusp of peril...

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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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Sharks

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