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Is it too late to save the seas that sustain us?
It’s not just ruthless whaling and foolhardy fishing practices that are plaguing the world’s oceans. Underwater, things are bad all over — from the acidifying Atlantic to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. A perfect storm of climate change, pollution, and rapacious global fishing practices has the potential to gravely imperil Earth’s oceans.
Deep Waters in Deep Trouble | Mother Jones.
America’s waters are in deep trouble. The destructive practice of bottom trawling, which involves dragging nets attached to rubber wheels mow down all plant and animal life in the way, is growing in popularity, and over-fishing is endangering marine predators. The giant garbage patch of the Pacific is growing, and the oceans continue to absorb acidifying carbon dioxide that stunts the growth of coral and shells.
Whale and dolphin cull exposed in new documentary film continues despite worldwide protests
The Japanese town at the centre of the dolphin slaughter scandal has begun its annual hunt.
According to BBC and local reports, fishermen in the coastal town of Taiji caught around 100 bottlenose dolphins and 50 pilot whales earlier this week.
Much focus on overfishing today is perhaps understandably focused on saltwater fish species, but new research fleshes out the idea that humanity has been over-exploiting fish species for a long time and that freshwater fish were never spared. Read the rest of this entry »
More than 23,000 Dolphins brutally slaughtered is Enough!
AND IF YOU THINK THIS IS ONLY HAPPENING IN JAPAN – THINK AGAIN
VIDEO OF FAROE ISLANDS, (autonomous province of Denmark) PILOT WHALE SLAUGHTER http://tinyurl.com/labqvz
VIDEO: BRAZIL DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER: http://tinyurl.com/lb4cdo
Smaller fish tend to produce fewer eggs. They also provide less sustenance for predators – including humans – which could have significant implications for the food chain and ecosystem.