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Marine Issues In Focus: President Obama's Drilling Ban and UNDP's Action Hub For Sustainable Development Goal 14 on Oceans

Wildopeneye is focusing on marine issues today. Celebrations and heartfelt thanks are in order as President Obama reinforces his already impressive environmental legacy by protecting Arctic and Atlantic waters from drilling.  867 more words


Disturbing Photo Separates Fact From Fiction in the Relationship Between Humans and Sharks | One Green Planet

Disturbing Photo Separates Fact From Fiction in the Relationship Between Humans and Sharks

One Green Planet
December 15, 2016

We’ve all seen the movie Jaws and Deep Blue Sea – and who could forget the classic Sharknado franchise that took the world by storm in 2013. 291 more words


"How Overfishing And Shark-Finning Could Increase The Pace Of Climate Change"


While scientists have long been aware of the decline of marine ecological communities, little work has been done on how fishing or shark finning can affect ecosystem level processes, including climate change.

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Other issues under the ocean

Unfortunately, shark culling is not the only human-induced threat to marine species and the functioning of marine ecosystems. Here are just a few other issues that are threatening the existence of thousands of species globally: 567 more words

Humans Are Breaking The Rules... And Everything Else Too

Evidence has shown for some time now that due to human activity the Earth could be beginning its sixth mass extinction. However, recent discoveries show that unlike other mass extinctions larger sea life are more at risk of becoming extinct before smaller marine animals this time around. 106 more words


The Fight to Save the World’s Seas From China’s Bloated Fishing Industry — TIME

The frigid waters off Japan’s eastern coast teem with sardines, mackerel, anchovy and scallop. They are some of Asia’s most fertile fishing grounds, inspiring an exquisite seafood-rich national cuisine, and supporting a domestic fishing industry worth some $9 billion each year.

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Minimalist Eating

So it is whitebait season here in NZ.  This is the time of the year when greed often overcomes any actual need and when usually mild mannered people become guarded and territorial over their ‘patch’ of river.   443 more words