20 Jun '11, 4pm

This headline from @mongabay says it all: “Ocean prognosis: mass extinction"

This headline from @mongabay says it all: “Ocean prognosis: mass extinction"

Longline fishing still drowning over a quarter million seabirds every year (06/08/2011) A new analysis estimates that longline fisheries are still decimating seabirds, even after years of efforts to mitigate deaths. According to a study in Endangered Species Research around 300,000 seabirds are drowned by longline fisheries as bycatch. Attracted by bait on the longline—sometimes measuring hundreds of miles as it trails on the surface behind a boat—birds are often hooked and drowned. Noise in oceans leads to 'severe acoustic trauma' in octopus, squid (04/12/2011) Researchers have documented for years how noise pollution impacts dolphins in whales, but a new study in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment finds that even low intensity noise can severely injure cephalopods, which include octopus, squid, and cuttlefish. The injuries are bad enough to possibly lead to strandi...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0620-hance_marine_extinctio...

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ecorazzi.com 21 Jun '11, 1am

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davidsuzuki.org 22 Jun '11, 12am

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oceanconservancy.org 24 Jun '11, 3pm

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iucn.org 20 Jun '11, 1pm

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onearth.org 21 Jun '11, 6pm

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iucn.org 20 Jun '11, 1pm

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grist.org 20 Jun '11, 9pm

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e360.yale.edu 21 Jun '11, 5pm

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straitstimes.com 21 Jun '11, 10am

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dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 22 Jun '11, 7pm

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treehugger.com 22 Jun '11, 11am

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treehugger.com 21 Jun '11, 8pm

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treehugger.com 21 Jun '11, 8pm

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treehugger.com 22 Jun '11, 7pm

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davidsuzuki.org 29 Jun '11, 10pm

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