The Antarctic region has been protected for decades from exploitation. But the Arctic, one of the planet’s most fragile ecosystems, stands to be exploited by business and political interests for the resources within its seabed, further threatening the ice that remains and the marine life beneath it. MAPS (the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary), will stop this exploitation for good and help stop climate change. Find out more at Parvati.org and sign the MAPS petition!
Parvati Foundation: MAPS Protects All Life on Earth
Sign to support The Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS)! Parvati.org – For A Healthy World The Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary establishes all ocean waters north of the Arctic Circle as a marine protected area free from natural resource exploitation, commercialization and military activity.
Naomi Klein at the Great Barrier Reef: what have we left for our children? – video
Exclusive: In Under the Surface, a special Guardian film, the writer and environmental campaigner Naomi Klein travels to the Great Barrier Reef with her son, Toma, to see the impact of coral bleaching caused by climate change
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Kelp Forest by John D. Dawson, uspsstamps: A kelp forest is a remarkable undersea ecosystem dominated by very large marine algae more commonly known as seaweeds or kelp. All of the species depicted can be encountered at or near the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, #Stamp #Kelp_Forest #Biodiversity
Problem:Oceanic 'Garbage Patches' are huge, and cleaning them up would result in huge amounts of by-catches. Furthermore there is a huge variety in debris sizes. Solution: By using floating booms instead of nets, much larger areas will covered. No mesh means that even the smallest particles will be diverted and extracted. No mesh - together with its low speed - will result to virtually no by-catch. Although this hypothesis still has to be tested, even the planktonic species - due to their ...