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    Facebook/Twitter repostings - Part 10 -

    Push for ban on targetted whale shark fishing at Guam meeting

    Some tuna fishermen set nets around whale sharks because they know tuna will congregate underneath them. This practice needs to stop! Please read and share.

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    Scalloped Hammerhead Shark 'Twin' Is Actually New Species

    Newly discovered hammerhead 'twin' could indicate that scalloped hammerheads are even more threatened than initially thought. Please share

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/sc...arks.html?_r=1

    Rachel Graham - oceanic heroine and shark defender. Please read and share.

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    Jeff Bezos Plans to Recover Apollo 11 Rocket Engines From Ocean Floor | Wired Science | Wired.com

    Quite an undertaking. It certainly would be interesting to see what condition the rocket engines are in after decades under water. - please share
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    30 March 2012

    Litter bugs on high seas foul Titanic's resting place

    "Everybody who dives down there leaves plastic flowers or a plaque or something," he said. "It sort of looks like one of those places where there's been an accident on the highway... Basically, it's an archeological site that's no longer pure."


    Sometimes it's just best to leave well enough alone! Thinking about the litter and other items in this site makes you wonder if mankind will ever learn....

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    PhotoBlog - Japan tsunami 'Ghost Ship' haunts Canada coast

    And it begins. Things like this will obviously come across more rapidly, later we will likely start to see tons of small debris washing ashore.....

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    Roddenberry Dive Team | Events

    Will you join the RDT on April 28th for the 23rd annual Friends of the LA River cleanup event? Please check the link for details. - PLEASE SHARE -

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    Roddenberry Dive Team | Events

    Please share! This is going to be an amazing event! It's FREE! It is also limited to the first 100 people to RSVP! RSVP through the link! There are only 80 spots left and they will go FAST!

    Please join us at our Annual RDT Scuba Show Mixer at the AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC in Long Beach on May 5th from 7pm to 11pm. We will be celebrating under the Moonlight at the AMAZING SHARK LAGOON PAVILION. In addition to great company, attendees will enjoy light appetizers and drinks, interact with some of the Aquarium's program aninmals and get hands on with sharks and rays in the touch pools. Guests will also has the opportunity to win exciting and fun raffle prizes. Admission is FREE!
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    4/1/12

    Spiny Dogfish Quotas Go Up for 2012 | Ya Like Dags?

    Is the dogfish a sustainable species? Apparently only time will tell..... Please share

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    TODAY marks the beginning of the first-ever, month-long, national shark count in Fiji. SHARK SAVERS is proud to partner with 30+ local dive operators/resorts, scientists, and other international NGO's to help support, coordinate, and advise on this important citizen science initiative. Learn more at: The Great Fiji Shark Count

    The Great Fiji Shark Count

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    Shark fin ban gathers steam in Maryland and beyond - The Washington Post

    In many ways, the push to target shark fins is modeled on the successful effort to outlaw raw ivory imports into the United States in 1989, a year ahead of a global ban on African elephant ivory. In both cases, according to Beth Lowell, campaign director at the international group Oceana, “It’s the product which is driving the unsustainable trade of a species. If we can impact the trade of the product, we can have a difference outside the U.S. as well.”

    I 100% agree with the above! We need to keep on the road towards a global ban! -

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    | Scuba Diving Magazine

    Awesome wreck diving in Lake Huron - from Scuba Diver Magazine -

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    http://www.roddenberry.com/media/upl...012-04-02.html

    Here's the latest RDT newsletter - please read and share

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/sc...says.html?_r=2

    “Sometimes the value of leaving fish in the water can be greater than taking it out,”

    Taking out ANY link in the food chain will have lasting impact. Whether it be at the top, the bottom or in the middle. Fishing quotas overall need to be revisited to ensure sustainability. PLEASE SHARE

    ---------- Post added April 3rd, 2012 at 11:34 AM ----------

    Whole Foods To Stop Sale Of Unsustainable Seafood : NPR

    Whole Foods finally gets on the sustainable seafood bandwagon. It's an important step - yet it makes me wonder why some big box stores got there sooner.....Please share - this is good news
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    4 April 2012

    Fukushima Radiation Moving Across Pacific Ocean

    Tracking the radiation from Fukushima. This is an excellent article and does a great job at explaining where the radioactive isotopes are now and how dangerous, or not dangerous they are at this time. - please share

    ---------- Post added April 4th, 2012 at 08:26 AM ----------

    In science, words matter | The Republic

    "The popularized term “garbage patch” misrepresents the complexity of the problem. Garbage sounds like something that can be simply collected and disposed of. But the widespread and dispersed nature of the problem makes any cleanup effort extremely difficult. Experts are still unsure how to tackle it. The only credible solution in the long run is to stop plastic waste from entering the ocean, which would take both public policy shifts and widespread education efforts. I do not believe the term “garbage patch” conveys this crucial message."

    Excellent piece - please share

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    Some Coral May Be Better Suited for a Warmer, More Acidic Ocean : TreeHugger

    Some corals could be more resilient than initially thought - good article - please share

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    CI and Sylvia Earle Spotlight Colombia

    Please read and share - Columbia's efforts at preserving ocean resources.

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    http://www.facebook.com/#!/RoddenberryDive

    Roddenberry Dive | Facebook

    So what is the best way you can help the the Roddenberry Dive Team? I have a few recommendations:
    1. Please share this page with your friends. The more likes we receive, the more people we can reach
    ...2. Please join the Roddenberry Dive Team - It's free! Here's the link: Roddenberry Dive Team | Join
    3. Please spread the word that those who like this page AND join the Roddenberry Dive Team will be part of a random drawing for an AWESOME prize once we hit 1000 likes.
    4. When you see something interesting on this page, please SHARE it. This is one more way we can get our message out there.
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    April 6 2012

    Sustainable Seafood Guide: Save the Seas with Your Diet | Sierra Club Green Home

    The Sierra Club helps you find sustainable seafood and shows how to avoid the 'bad' stuff. Please share

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    WonderCon 2012: Roddenberry Entertainment Announces 'Days Missing' Adaptation, 'White Room: 02B3' - Yahoo! Movies

    Check out what Rod has to say about upcoming Roddenberry projects - please share

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    http://www.BlueOceanFilmFestival.org/

    Monterey this coming September - the RDT will be there

    ---------- Post added April 7th, 2012 at 02:22 PM ----------

    Luke Hoorntje supports a shark fin ban on Vimeo

    THIS is the answer! The coming generations need to understand the impact of unsustainable practices. Education IS the answer - please share!

    ---------- Post added April 7th, 2012 at 02:25 PM ----------

    URI Enlists Commercial Ships to Collect Ocean Data - Front Page Journal -

    Why not!? The ships are there already, they travel the same routes over and over - let's use them to collect oceanographic data! One of those "Why didn't I think of that!?" moments - please share
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    April 9th, 2012

    ARKive - Dusky dolphin videos, photos and facts - Lagenorhynchus obscurus

    WWF Species of the day - today is the Dusky Dolphin - check back daily for more cool species - please share

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    iPad/iPhone app to help mariners avoid Right Whales. Excellent news if they use it - please share - DM Jim

    New iPad, iPhone app helps mariners avoid endangered right whales

    ---------- Post added April 9th, 2012 at 08:27 AM ----------

    http://xkcd.com/1040/large/

    This is a very cool image - thought I would share it - You need to look at the whole thing - take a few minutes - take it all in. Pretty neat stuff (and a few funnies too - please share

    ---------- Post added April 10th, 2012 at 09:08 AM ----------

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php...type=1&theater

    Please share - This is a graphic representation of the massive damage we have done and are doing to the ocean ecosystem. This must stop! We must reverse this trend! - PLEASE SHARE

    ---------- Post added April 10th, 2012 at 09:12 AM ----------

    Rod Roddenberry: Are We Evolved Enough for Replicators?

    Please read and share - let's get some thought moving

    ---------- Post added April 10th, 2012 at 09:14 AM ----------

    Roddenberry Dive Team | Events

    Have you registered for the LA River cleanup event? Please follow the link and do so. Please share

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    http://www.roddenberry.com/media/upl...012-04-09.html

    Check it out - March Trashy Diver winners and more!
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    11 April 2012

    Local News | Lost fishing gear becoming big threat to Puget Sound marine life | Seattle Times Newspaper

    Please read and share - discarded fishing gear poses a massive hazard to marine life.....

    ---------- Post added April 11th, 2012 at 08:00 AM ----------

    Roddenberry Dive Team | Events

    So many upcoming events! San Diego Oceans Foundation Gala on 26 April, LA River cleanup 28 April, Chamber Day and Eve 2 May, much more! check the link for details.

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    Stranded Whale shark was tied up as a tourist attraction | News | Practical Fishkeeping

    In today's world, is "I didn't know about the law" a valid defense? What about "do what is right"? This is simply unconscionable. Please share!

    ---------- Post added April 11th, 2012 at 08:10 AM ----------

    Two men arrested for shark violations in Plaquemines Parish | The Advertiser | theadvertiser.com

    Glad to see enforcement of the laws. However I wonder about the violation of the federal ban on finning - no mention of it here. Please share!

    ---------- Post added April 12th, 2012 at 08:34 AM ----------

    The Associated Press: Study blames ocean CO2 for oyster declines

    Rising acidity in the oceans is causing problems for shellfish. Both in industry and in the wild. Please share.

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    Protect Florida Manatees From Disastrous Dredging

    From our friend Samantha Whitcraft - please sign and share - help keep manatees safe in Florida.

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    Roddenberry Dive | Facebook

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    1. Please share this page with your friends. The more likes we receive, the more people we can reach
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    4. When you see something interesting on this page, please SHARE it. This is one more way we can get our message out there.

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    Sea Shepherd :: U.S. District Court Ruling Could Allow State Wildlife Agencies to Kill 460 Federally Protected California Sea Lions in Washington and Oregon

    Immediate Action Needed! PLEASE SHARE! OR AND WA states are culling Sea Lions as we speak. Please see the note from CAPT Watson and take action today! -"Action needed! They are at it again this morning! California Sea Lions have been trapped at the Bonneville Dam on OR/WA border. Tarps over the traps and death barge is being moved into place.Please make Polite calls to the Governors of WA and OR asking to release the Sea Lions and stop the culls. The numbers are: OR: Gov Kitzhaber 503-378-4582 and WA: Gov Gregoire 360-902-4111"
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    Friday the 13th

    Press Release | Saving a Million Species

    Can we save a million species from extinction? New book explores the possibilities. Please share

    ---------- Post added April 13th, 2012 at 12:45 PM ----------

    No Shark Fins Singapore campaign launched - Channel NewsAsia

    Awesome! campaign to end trade in shark fins in Singapore launched! Please share!
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    15 April 2012 (Didn't this used to be tax day?)

    https://www.facebook.com/roddenberry...f&notif_t=like

    A few weeks ago we posted about Dr. Peter Jansen who released the designs for a series of Linux-powered Science Tricorders he's developed. This article explains what it means in terms of the X-Prize Foundation's $10 million Tricorder Competition and what other Star Trek device he's now focusing his attention on. Hint: Rod wrote for The Huffington Post about it

    ---------- Post added April 15th, 2012 at 07:29 AM ----------

    Unseen Titanic - Photo Gallery - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

    Amazing photos of the Titanic - sank 100 years ago today - please share.

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    Scuba Diver Girls Night Dive in Bonaire - YouTube

    Check out this video from our friends the Scuba Diver Girls! - Please share

    ---------- Post added April 16th, 2012 at 01:31 PM ----------

    Penalties For Catching Sharks Pressed | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online

    Great news from the Philippines! Lawmaker wants to make it illegal to catch sharks and rays. Please read and share! Let's hope it works
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    17 April 2012 - Tax Day

    MIDWAY JOURNEY- Plastic Beach on Vimeo

    Please watch and share. The main pollution from plastics is the small pieces that wash up and float freely in the ocean. Remember, individual effort multiplied by millions equals real change! - Please share!

    ---------- Post added April 17th, 2012 at 09:06 AM ----------

    Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) Detail

    another article on micro-plastic pollution in the oceans - please read and share.

    ---------- Post added April 17th, 2012 at 09:12 AM ----------

    Thresher shark hunting sardines in Pescador Island - YouTube

    Amazing video of thresher sharks in action - please share

    ---------- Post added April 18th, 2012 at 08:52 AM ----------

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/sc...life.html?_r=1

    New book on how well and how poorly we harvest the oceans. Please read and share -

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    Whale-Sized Acts of Ocean Kindness | The Ocean Foundation

    Great blog about the Grey Whales in Mexico and how eco-tourism is making life better for the people and the whales. - please share -

    ---------- Post added April 18th, 2012 at 09:06 AM ----------

    Rescuers working to save tangled whale off O.C. coast - latimes.com

    Ghost fishing gear entangles another Grey Whale - rescuers currently working to remove the line from the whale. - please share
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