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Posted on February 14, 2018 - 1:43pm, by raye

Via The Guardian

"The Antarctic, one of the world’s last great wildernesses and home to animals such as whales, penguins and leopard seals, is being threatened by the plight of an animal just a few centimetres long, according to scientists."

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Posted on February 14, 2018 - 10:10am, by raye

Via Down to Earth

"Lost, abandoned or discarded fishing gear, made predominantly of plastic, is a significant component of marine debris and has been a concern of FAO Members for decades. Approximately eight million tonne of plastic litter, up to ten percent of which is estimated to come from the fisheries sector, ends up in our oceans every year."

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Posted on February 14, 2018 - 9:56am, by raye
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Via Oceans Deeply

"In 1997, sailboat captain Charles Moore sailed from Hawaii across the Pacific Ocean, taking a shortcut to his home port of Los Angeles after a sailing race. As he cut across the then-seldom-sailed stretch of ocean – the swirling North Pacific Gyre – he came upon an enormous accumulation of plastic trash and made it famous. He helped captured the public’s imagination around the problem of marine plastic pollution by writing about the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch.'"

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Posted on February 13, 2018 - 2:09pm, by raye

Via OregonLive

"POLSON, Mont. -- This small town marks the spot where Flathead Lake narrows into a river and resumes its long meander toward the Pacific. Its docks and ramps, now bare and icy, will soon hum with recreational boats. And that gives Erik Hanson cause for concern."

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Posted on February 13, 2018 - 2:00pm, by raye
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Via Texas Standard

"The sanctuary’s expansion has been in the works for several years, and is currently being discussed in a workgroup made up of gulf coast scientists and representatives of the fishing and oil and gas industries."

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Posted on February 13, 2018 - 11:38am, by raye
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Via Undercurrentnews

"Thailand has marked and locked up some 1,160 vessels for not possessing legal registrations or fishing licenses, and 13 police officers have been deployed to work full-time at monitoring for illegal fishing."

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Posted on February 13, 2018 - 11:16am, by raye
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Via The Guardian

"Bermuda-based firm Teekay is investing in six ships to serve the Yamal LNG project in northern Russia. A similarly designed vessel owned by Sovcomflot made the same passage last August. This small and growing Arctic-ready fleet can operate independently of icebreaker escorts, which are also in high demand."

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