Deep-Sea Sharks Protected as EU Sets Fish Quotas

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Plastic Bag Bans Aren’t the End of the World, Just Ask Edmonds

Single-use plastic bag bans aren’t the end of the world, as the plastic lobby would have us believe.

They do, however, prevent wastes from floating to the end of the world.

Plastic bags are made to last forever, yet they are marketed for single use. Ironic? Perhaps. Problematic? Definitely. Especially for those places where even that single use has never been put into affect the oceans and remote shorelines of the world. Here, plastic is not made, bought or sold. It simply arrives. And never leaves.

Throughout October and culminating on November 6th, some of the world’s experts and motivated activists on plastic pollution and marine conservation will be presenting their stories in a worldwide TEDx event: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But, their focus stretches beyond the Pacific to encompass the global nature of this modern crisis. Already, the videos posted present some disturbing perspectives on just how prevalent and persistent this problem has become.

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Ocean Acidification Changes Nitrogen Cycling in World Seas (ScienceDaily.com)

Ocean Acidification changes nitrogen cycling in world seas. (ScienceDaily.com)
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U.S. and Indonesian Scientists Find Biodiversity Runs Deep in Sulawesi Sea

New submarine volcanoes, a large hydrothermal field with a thriving exotic animal ecosystem and areas rich with deep-sea ocean animals are among the discoveries reported today by U.S. and Indonesian scientists who explored the largely unknown deep Sulawesi Sea last summer off the coast of Indonesia.

Read the NOAA News Release.

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Caution Urged as Whaling Fight in Southern Ocean Heats Up (Sydney Morning Herald)

Caution urged as whaling fight in Southern Ocean heats up. (Sydney Morning Herald)
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Deep-diving Research Submersible Alvin Gets an Upgrade (EarthWire.org)

Deep-diving research submersible Alvin gets an upgrade. (EarthWire.org)
Ocean Today

New Report Outlines Restoration Activities to Speed Seagrass Recovery in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Results of a five-year monitoring effort to repair seagrass damaged in a boat grounding incident suggest that restoration techniques such as replanting seagrass can speed recovery time. The finding is included in a new report released today by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

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What can be done to stop the burning of sea turtles?

Question by Nyssa: What can be done to stop the burning of sea turtles?
Big oil (with the help of the GOBP) has destroyed the gulf coast and the lives of countless marine animals. But even with all that’s already happened, it’s been reported that BP has been burning alive the gulf’s endangered sea turtles.

“…boats create a corral of oil by dragging together fire-resistant booms and then lighting the enclosed “burn box” on fire. If turtles are not removed from the area before the fire is lit, they are literally burned alive.”

Why should it be a surprise that the conservatives who are protecting BP do not care about the suffering and death of Earth’s sea creatures? They have no compassion for those on land who have lost their jobs or their lives due to the greed of those they are protecting.

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/bp_e?

http://animals.change.org/petitions/view?

http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/de?

Best answer:

Answer by Steve
It’s not as bad as you seem to think.

What do you think? Answer below!

Federal Oil Spill Response Transitions to Regional Structure, Releases Scientific Report

As planned and in coordination and consultation with state and local partners, the federal government’s response framework for the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill will transition on Friday, allowing for long-term response operations to be overseen by regional U.S. Coast Guard units rather than surge forces.

Read the NOAA News Release.