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August 13, 2014

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8:00 AM | bajadivers: Visit our website www.BajaDivers.com O_o
bajadivers: Visit our website www.BajaDivers.com O_o
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12:00 AM | 5 Tips for Breaking Into the Marine Conservation Industry
5 Tips for Breaking Into the Marine Conservation Industry: 5 tips for breaking into the marine...

August 12, 2014

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10:08 PM | Shark Week’s ratings show there’s blood in the water
It’s the third day of Shark Week, and Discovery has already come under fire for their programming choices. Their big special on kick-off night—Shark of Darkness: The Wrath of Submarine—turned out to be another fake documentary, making up people and events to perpetuate the idea that a 30+ ft long great white patrols the coast […]The post Shark Week’s ratings show there’s blood in the water appeared first on Science Sushi.
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8:43 PM | A paradise being lost: Peru's most important forests felled for timber, crops, roads, mining
In 1988, when British environmentalist Norman Myers first described the concept of a “biodiversity hotspot," he could have been painting a picture of the highly threatened Peruvian Andes mountain range. Today, the Andes are an immediate and looming portent of the fate of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.
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5:56 PM | A roundup of misleading, deceptive, and dangerous shows produced by Discovery Communications
It’s no secret that we’ve produced quite a bit of critical commentary regarding Discovery Communications (whose properties include Shark Week, Animal Planet, TLC, and many others) over the years. This Shark Week, we’re seeing a massive spike in interest around their less-than-factual productions. Here, for your convenience, is a quick roundup of articles we’ve written about […]
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1:00 PM | Reaching deep: BP oil spill had big impact on deep-sea coral
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill left some indelible images on most of our minds: the burning rig, the oiled birds and fish and turtles, the slicks stretching for what seemed like infinity across the ocean. But much of the oil that was released either never reached the Gulf of Mexico’s surface, or it came up
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12:53 PM | 'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants
'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants: The craze to embrace all things shark...
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12:41 PM | givemeinternet: Do not lose any of these. RIP My Reaction...
givemeinternet: Do not lose any of these. RIP My Reaction Williams
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12:30 PM | The Sea Dog: Exploring Man's Discovery & Classification of the Shark
It's that time of year again! That special week set aside to celebrate the fabulously diverse Selachimorpha clade: Shark Week!If you were to ask an average person to differentiate between a tiger shark, Great White, whale shark, bull shark, or mako, most could probably do so, or would at least be aware that such varieties existed. This wasn't always the case. A mere six hundred years ago, sharks were known only by the bizarre personas recounted by animated sailors. And even when more accurate […]
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12:15 PM | In Celebration of Black-Eyed Susans
Before I begin this post, let me say thank you to all of you who voted on the photo choices offered up in last Friday’s post.  This time, there was no difficulty in determining the winners.  About 90% of the … Continue reading →
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8:00 AM | griseus: Some sharks are harmless and really tender. This...
griseus: Some sharks are harmless and really tender. This species is the redspotted cat shark (Schroederichthys chilensis) occurs in Humboldt current in Perú and Chile, and when feels threatened, it curls itself. really cute ne? video: Rodrigo Cortés
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4:44 AM | Developing Countries to Become Major Climate Change Contributors by 2030—Later Than Previous Estimates
Developed nations have dominated global surface temperature change historically, and according to a new study, they will continue to do so until 2030, when developing nations, particularly the two population giants—China and India—will overtake them.  “This is significant,” said lead author Daniel Ward, a postdoctoral researcher from Cornell University, because most human-induced “climate change will […]
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4:01 AM | Getting Media Savvy
“There is increasing recognition of the broader social responsibility of scientists to engage with the wider public in meaningful ways” MBIE, 2014 Does this mean that scientists need to be […]
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2:18 AM | http://planet3.org/2014/08/11/10216/
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CTvjwt1bvY&w=420&h=315]
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12:00 AM | rhamphotheca: tastefullyoffensive: [jhallcomics]
rhamphotheca: tastefullyoffensive: [jhallcomics]

August 11, 2014

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9:12 PM | Background information on our “trophy fishing for species threatened with extinction” paper
Andrew and I (along with several co-authors) have a new paper out in the journal Marine Policy entitled “Trophy Fishing for Species Threatened with Extinction: A way Forward Based on a History of Conservation.” You can read the paper here, and view the official press release here (will be up soon) . We believe that this is an important […]
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9:01 PM | What’s On Topic for Planet3.0
This site is about sustainability in the large, that is, the possibility that the Earth, including both human civilization and rich ecosystems, will sustain for a very long time into the future. Sustainability means avoiding foreclosing on the options available to future generations. This site is intended for honest discussions as to how we can do this.
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2:37 PM | Attraction in the World of Bats
We spend much of our lives attempting to figure out the opposite sex in the hopes that it will lead to increased opportunities to attract a mate. But even when in a relationship, looking back to see how it all kicked off can still leave … Continue reading →
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2:30 PM | Indonesia's children see ravaged environment in their future
A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future.
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8:00 AM | kaleakini: nicked this off from Support Our Sharks Hahaha some...
kaleakini: nicked this off from Support Our Sharks Hahaha some Monday inspiration for us all! 
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8:00 AM | lindahall: Four fish from Conrad Gesner’s Fischbuch, 1563.
Nautilus. Flying fish. Sturgeon. Sea serpent.lindahall: Four fish from Conrad Gesner’s Fischbuch, 1563.
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3:53 AM | Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine is a fake documentary
Shark Week has done it again with their Shark of Darkness nonsense.  This show goes after everyone, from the whale watching industry, to shark cage diving, to South Africa as a country, and literally broke my heart to watch. The fake-u-mentary is supposedly based in Hout Bay, but continually shows a map of Dyer Island and […]
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2:32 AM | It’s SHARK WEEK! What should you expect from this year’s fin fest?
Tonight kicks off Shark Week, the longest-running television event in history. As readers of this blog know, many scientists (myself included) have become critical of Discovery’s beloved television event, criticizing their PR tactics, shark attack fearmongering, and overall lack of facts, science and conservation throughout the week. Though the concerns have been brewing for the […]The post It’s SHARK WEEK! What should you expect from this year’s fin fest? appeared […]
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12:00 AM | thatfishkid: My buddy Craig Hoover, takes some of the best...
thatfishkid: My buddy Craig Hoover, takes some of the best nudibranch photos I have ever seen.  ”Flabellina iodinea eating the hydroid Eudendrium at Old Marineland.”

August 10, 2014

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11:42 PM | Net Global Radiative Imbalance
Improvements in characterizing global interannual variation and trend in global heat flux. Yes there probably is an upward trend. There is substantial uncertainty in the vertical axis offset, though it probably is warming. And yes, El Nino years are cooling years. Does this surprise you? Allan, R. P., C. Liu, N. [more]
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9:58 PM | Has the era of the ‘climate change refugee’ begun?
The Washington Post reports that a Tuvalan couple has obtained refugee status in New Zealand at least partially on account of sea level rise. [more]
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4:27 AM | Positive Steps Towards Preserving Our Pollinators!
An article recently posted by SAVES, Student ActiVists for Endangered Species, reports that the U.S. government is banning the use of bee-killing pesticides and genetically modified crops within wildlife refuges. Source: ecobooks4kids.wordpress.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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4:27 AM | Do you believe this?
Originally posted on Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife: Subject: Wisconsin Church Promotes Animal Abuse Event Aug. 10 – please sign the petition against it by clicking here. Contact information to call or email the event coordinator and St. Source: girrlearth.comFiled … Continue reading →
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4:26 AM | Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing in Brazil
Target: Renan Calheiros, President of the Senate of Brazil Goal: Strengthen a legislative bill aimed at banning cosmetic testing on animals In June 2014, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted in support of a bill aimed at banning cosmetic testing on… Source: … Continue reading →
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