NASA Voyager: ‘Tsunami Wave’ Still Flies Through Interstellar Space


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SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Voyager: ‘Tsunami Wave’ Still Flies Through Interstellar Space
by Staff Writers
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 16, 2014

View a video on the research here.

The “tsunami wave” that NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft began experiencing earlier this year is still propagating outward, according to new results. It is the longest-lasting shock wave that researchers have seen in interstellar space.

“Most people would have thought the interstellar medium would have been smooth and quiet. But these shock waves seem to be more common than we thought,” said Don Gurnett, professor of physics at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Gurnett presented the new data Monday, Dec. 15 at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

A “tsunami wave” occurs when the sun emits a coronal mass ejection, throwing out a magnetic cloud of plasma from its surface. This generates a wave of pressure. When the wave runs into…

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STOP The Trawler Alliance


OCEAN DEFENDER – Hawaii
For the love of sushi…
Supertrawlers have nets the size of 13 747 Jumbo Jets.
A supertrawler operation often uses advanced technology like enhanced sonar and even airplanes and helicopters
to locate a bait ball. This bait ball is food for an entire ecosystem of fish and oceanic life.
In Australia, the two-year super trawler ban ends (this month) in November! But there is an international fleet of freezer-factory trawlers on our doorstep and the industry is still trying to bring them into our waters. Sign the new petition and help convince Prime Minister Tony Abbott to permanently protect our marine life, fisheries and the future of our fishing, from all super trawlers!
Join us here
Mahalo nui loa for your support.
(video is not from Australian waters)

How Whales Change Climate


How Whales Change Climate

 30.11.2014

This video was produced as a gift to humanity by Sustainable Human (sustainablehuman.me). Visit us to find out how you can support and create videos like How Whales Change Climate in collaboration with a global team of volunteers. Together, we can change the story of the world.

Visit the official landing page for more information on this incredible story: sustainablehuman.me/how-whales-change-cl­imate

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir

When whales were at their historic populations, before their numbers were reduced, it seems that whales might have been responsible for removing tens of millions of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere every year. Whales change the climate. The return of the great whales, if they are allowed to recover, could be seen as a benign form of geo-engineering. It could undo some of the damage we have done, both to the living systems of the sea, and to the atmosphere.

Credits:

Editor: Steve Agnos
(bit.ly/1zHaiFl)

Producer: Chris Agnos
(bit.ly/1bmB8KK)

Narration: George Monbiot

For more from George Monbiot, visit monbiot.com/ and for more on “rewilding” visit bit.ly/1hKGemK and/or check out George Monbiot’s book Feral: rewilding the land, the sea and human life: amzn.to/1fjgirx

Music Credits:

Cylinder 2 – Chris Zabriskie (bit.ly/1ya8Z4x)

Dramatic Film Strings (Cinematic Movie Soundtrack) – Ramazan Yuksel (bit.ly/1CwDMeR)

Film Credits:

The majority of footage found in this film was generously donated courtesy of Peter Schneider of underwatercam.tv. (underwatercam.tv/)

Other sources:

Humpback Whales Startle Kayakers – Discovery (bit.ly/12iSbKz)

Biggest Teahupoo Ever – leounn (bit.ly/1z6spV4)

Nature: Fellowship of the Whales – PBS (bit.ly/1pEdwJD)

Coral Reef Adventure – mobilmsm (bit.ly/1tt2PWx)

Humpback whales’ attempt to stop killer whale attack – BBC (bit.ly/1CwDvZm)

Humpback Whales – Bubble Net Feeding – BBC (bit.ly/12iSUve)

Bait Ball Feast – Nature’s Great Events – BBC (bit.ly/1tCvcR9)

Become a Direct Action Crew Member – Sea Shepard (bit.ly/12byPrS)

Academic Sources:
Stephen Nicol et al, 2010. Southern Ocean iron fertilization by baleen whales and Antarctic krill. Fish and Fisheries, vol 11, pp 203–209.

Kakani Katija and John O. Dabiri, 2009. A viscosity-enhanced mechanism for biogenic
ocean mixing. Nature, Vol. 460, pp 624-627. doi:10.1038/nature08207

Joe Roman and James J. McCarthy, 2010) The Whale Pump: Marine Mammals Enhance Primary Productivity in a Coastal Basin. PLoS ONE vol 5 no 10, pp 1-8. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0013255

Daniel G. Boyce, Marlon R. Lewis and Boris Worm, 2010. Global phytoplankton decline over the past century. Nature, Vol. 466, pp591-596. doi:10.1038/nature09268

Steve Nichol, 12th July 2011. Vital Giants: why living seas need whales. New Scientist, No.2820. http://www.newscientist.com/article/m…

Trish J. Lavery et al, 2010. Iron defecation by sperm whales stimulates carbon export in the Southern Ocean. Proceedings of the Royal Society: B. Vol 277, pp 3527-3531.
doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0863

James A. Estes, et al, 2011. Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth. Science, Vol 333, pp 301-306. doi: 10.1126/science.1205106
FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 106A-117 of the US Copyright Law.

Dolphins: Don’t Let This Happen Anymore! You´ll need a towel!


Originally posted on spiritandanimal.wordpress.com:

Don’t Let This Happen Anymore!

Visit http://www.seashepherd.org. or
http://theblackfish.org or
http://www.seashepherduk.org or
http://www.marineconcern.com
Go to http://www.savejapandolphins.org and sign the petition to stop this slaughter.
I made this video inspired by Ric O’Barry and his crusade to save dolphins of Japan and worldwide.
I hope it does the cause justice and brings more awareness.

Buy The Cove on Dvd, watch the documentaries Blood Dolphins on Animal Planet.
Go to http://www.savejapandolphins.org for more information and sign the petition.
PLEASE!
http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/06/vic…
DUE TO IMBECILIC RACIST COMMENTS! I have disabled comments on this video. This video IS NOT an attack against an entire people rather, it is information about a small group of people who profit from the unnecessary slaughter of 10’s of 1000,s of cetaceans every year to satisfy the need to put animals in tanks to make money from an animal preforming for it’s food.

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Dolphins: Don’t Let This Happen Anymore! You´ll need a towel!


Originally posted on spiritandanimal.wordpress.com:

Don’t Let This Happen Anymore!

Visit http://www.seashepherd.org. or
http://theblackfish.org or
http://www.seashepherduk.org or
http://www.marineconcern.com
Go to http://www.savejapandolphins.org and sign the petition to stop this slaughter.
I made this video inspired by Ric O’Barry and his crusade to save dolphins of Japan and worldwide.
I hope it does the cause justice and brings more awareness.

Buy The Cove on Dvd, watch the documentaries Blood Dolphins on Animal Planet.
Go to http://www.savejapandolphins.org for more information and sign the petition.
PLEASE!
http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/06/vic…
DUE TO IMBECILIC RACIST COMMENTS! I have disabled comments on this video. This video IS NOT an attack against an entire people rather, it is information about a small group of people who profit from the unnecessary slaughter of 10’s of 1000,s of cetaceans every year to satisfy the need to put animals in tanks to make money from an animal preforming for it’s food.

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Whale Wars: Why Japan can’t stop whaling


Originally posted on eats shoots 'n leaves:

A fascinating 2006 Australian documentary report on the politics of whaling, and in particular the bruising bribes and thuggery used by Japan in their desperate measures to continue the barbaric slaughter of some of the most intelligent and magnificent creatures on the planet.

We noted with particular interest that the arguments employed by Japan to counter growing international opposition to the slaughter are virtually identical to those employed by Antebellum Southerners to growing opposition to slavery.

From ABC Australia via Journeyman Pictures:

Why Japan Can’t Stop Whaling

Program notes:

Japan has long been accused of vote-buying and bribery at the International Whaling Commission. Already, through exploiting the loophole of ‘scientific research’, it has dramatically increased the number and species of whales it kills. Now, it wants to overturn the decades long ban on commercial whaling. Our offering this week uncovers just how it intends to do so. Made for…

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German travel company says no to dolphin shows


Originally posted on Don Lichterman:

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An orca swims in the Antarctic Sound. bberwyn photo.

Decision based on animal welfare concerns

By Summit Voice

FRISCO — Germany’s largest travel agency and tour operator has announced that it won’t be offering any more trips to destinations that keep whales and dolphins in captivity.

TUI Deutschlandofficials made the decision after aligning themselves with an advocacy group that has highlighted just a few of the problems faced by captive cetaceans, including tiny enclosures and disruption of social structures.

TUI also cited information from the CNN documentary Blackfish, which is set to air once again on Feb. 9. The company also said it won’t offer trips to destinations that advertise swimming with dolphins, according to the German publication Die Welt.

While facilities like SeaWorld and other marine parks see themselves as good stewards of marine mammals, public pressure is growing to end the practice of showing whales…

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The Best Ocean Adventures on Oahu


Originally posted on Bucket List Publications:

Oahu Snorkeling

Oahu is filled with endless beauty around every turn and beneath every grain of sand. The perfect temperatures and friendly locals add to the attraction of this picturesque land. During my 11 day Oahu vacation, I explored the depths of the ocean floor with Reef Pirates, surfed the rolling waves that draw surfers from all over the world with Ty Gurney Surf School, and swam with the mysterious sharks that fill the deep waters with North Shore Shark Adventures. It’s this blend between serenity and aquatic adventure that truly captures my heart.

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