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WildAid public service announcement starring NBA athlete Yao Ming addressing shark fin soup

[bubblecast id=292895 thumbnail=475×375 player=475×375] WildAid public service announcement starring NBA athlete Yao Ming (姚明) addressing shark fin soup. STOP FINNING!

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Public Service Announcement Against Shark Finning by Ang Lee

[bubblecast id=292894 thumbnail=475×375 player=475×375] Public Service Announcement Against Shark Finning by Ang Lee for WildAid For more information, visit wildaid.org and benthic.ca ACAP’s long-running, award-winning flagship campaign features over 50 Asian and Western celebrities delivering the core ACAP message: ‘When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too.’ Ang Lee is …

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Lionfish now found in Florida Bay

Saturday, June 26, 2010 Lionfish continue to turn up in unlikely waters in the Florida Keys, apparently willing to go wherever currents take them. Tim Hannah of Grassy Key was returning from a June 19 fishing trip near Flamingo when he stopped at a favorite snorkeling spot where the Gulf …

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Race against time to save Great Barrier Reef from ocean acidification

26 June 2010 – couriermail AUSTRALIA has just 20 years to save the Great Barrier Reef from significant damage by ocean acidification, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on marine science has warned. Dr Charlie Veron, the former chief scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, said the threat …

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Scientists go deep to study marine sanctuary coral

14 June 2010 – wenatcheeworld PORT ANGELES — The light on the traveling robotic camera sweeps back and forth over the ocean floor in a bleak darkness that no natural light ever penetrates. The beam illuminates an unexpected glory. What appears to be a garden, but is actually a colony …

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Marine researchers rush to collect samples as oil threat grows

17 June 2010 – physorg.com Hendrik Luesch, an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the UF College of Pharmacy, took his research team to Long Key last week in hopes of advancing early drug discoveries that may yield cancer-fighting properties hidden in marine algae. It’s an expedition he has made …

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BP funding to preserve Keys’ coral reefs

By NATALIE SHEPHERD | News Channel 8 Published: June 12, 2010 TAMPA – Consider it a coral rehab center. For the past three years, marine biologists at the Florida Aquarium have taken damaged pieces of coral from reefs in the Florida Keys and nursed them back to health. The process …

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Same Fish for 41 Years In Queens Petshop

“Big fish eat little fish,” says the wisdom of the city. Meet Buttkiss, the black pacu who has eaten more than 175,000 fish during his residence in Queens. “We feed him twenty-five goldfish every other day,” says Steve Gruebel, the owner of Cameo Pet Shop in Richmond Hill. You do …

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National Aquarium Preparing to Help Care for Animals Injured in Gulf Oil Spill

Published : Wednesday, 09 Jun 2010 By BETH PARKER/myfoxdc BALTIMORE – A huge green sea turtle named Calypso certainly captured the attention of five-year-old Milan Tenn. Little Milan is visiting the National Aquarium in Baltimore with his grandparents. This is what they see, but behind the scenes at the aquarium, …

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Grandson of Famed Undersea Explorer Celebrates World Ocean’s Day

Fabien Cousteau on the disaster in the Gulf Updated: Tuesday, 08 Jun 2010, 12:09 PM EDT Published : Tuesday, 08 Jun 2010, 12:09 PM EDT by myfoxdc WASHINGTON – Frenchmen Jaque Cousteau was a renowned undersea explorer and ecologist. His grandson Fabien Cousteau is now continuing his grandfather’s legacy by …