Archive | March, 2012

ANNAlysis » Blog Archive » 2012 Future for Nature Award: Attitude of Gratitude

26 Mar

Via Scoop.itMakamundo (Earthly)

“At 24 years old, I am the youngest recipient of the Future for Nature Award. I am also, apparently, the first Filipino to receive this prestigious award. It comes with 50,000 Euros (P2M+) to support my work in marine and shark conservation.

I hope this helps put my beloved country in a more positive light, and boost our capacity to show the world that as people living in the epicenter of marine biodiversity on earth, we can be the best curators of the oceans ♥”   -Anna Oposa

Via annaoposa.ph

BBC Nature – Blue whale videos, news and facts

26 Mar

Via Scoop.itMakamundo (Earthly)

Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived – bigger even than the largest of the dinosaurs.

Via www.bbc.co.uk

Please don’t feed the big fish

26 Mar

Via Scoop.itMakamundo (Earthly)

More often than not, people are carried away by the novelty of it all. In a luxury resort, you pay a fee to fish a baby turtle out of a tank and “release” it into the wild.

Via lifestyle.inquirer.net

Biomimicrcy: Sharks could inspire breakthrough new technologies.

26 Mar

Via Scoop.itMakamundo (Earthly)

“..But these predatory advantages hold the promise of engineering solutions that could help sustain—rather rather than kill—humans. Their hardened skin has inspired faster ships; their ability to detect weak vibrations underwater may eventually yield a better battery…”

Via mobile.slate.com

Insight Sabah – Marine life – Sabah may be first in Asia to ban shark trade

26 Mar

Via Scoop.itMakamundo (Earthly)

“Sharks evolved 400m years ago to keep oceans healthy. As predators, they rule the underwater world. But they are losing a battle against man. The latest score: Sharks have killed 13 people so far this year. Man kills 73m of them every year largely for their fins which are turned into a culinary delicacy in Asia. Now environmentalists are stepping up a worldwide campaign to stop people from eating them. And Sabah may become the first in Asia to ban shark hunting next year…”

 

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Via insightsabah.gov.my

Whales Can Focus Echolocation Clicks – Science News – redOrbit

26 Mar

Via Scoop.itMakamundo (Earthly)

In the dark world of the underwater ocean, whales need to locate their prey accurately and quickly. In low-vision conditions whales use echolocation to find fish swimming nearby.

Via www.redorbit.com

Freedom! Switzerland Bans Dolphins in Captivity

26 Mar

Via Scoop.itMakamundo (Earthly)

“In a major victory for dolphins and dolphin advocates, Switzerland’s House of Representatives has voted to outlaw the keeping of dolphins in aquariums or for entertainment purposes.

 

The Swiss Senate also banned the importation of dolphins going forward, meaning that the three dolphins currently “living” in Connyland, the country’s only dolphinarium, will not be replaced when they die, reports SwissInfo.”

Via www.takepart.com