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Sick Sea Lions Flood Shelters in California Pups Wash Ashore All Along the Coast Amid What Scientists Say Are Strains on the Ocean / How to help: Visit/volunteer/give to the Marine Mammal Center:

from WSJ

Asian Nations' Fears of War Elevated as China Flexes Muscle, Study Finds

Asian Nations' Fears of War Elevated as China Flexes Muscle, Study Finds - WSJ - Curated by: John McLaughlin, StockCoach - Day Trading Coach - – #asia #china #daytradingstocks #daytradingcoach

Beach invasion - Otter Rock, Oregon - Plastic is as ubiquitous as sand. This was from about a year before the Japanese Tsunami. It's the normal everyday state of the ocean not the aftermath of a catastrophe | Photo by Jason Karn on Flickr | Permission: CC BY-ND 2.0

from Mail Online

The spider tree: Millions of arachnids escape rising floodwater in one of 12 stunning photographs for National Geographic competition

Rare and endangered Australian Sea Lions (Neophoca cinerea) swim and play in the shallows of Hopkins Island, South Australia.

"The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135°W to 155°W and 35°N and 42°N.[1] The patch extends over an indeterminate area, with estimates ranging very widely depending on the degree of plastic concentration used to define the affected area."

"Doesn't this make you SAD? Doesn't this make you MAD? ! ! ! What part can YOU do to eliminate hazards & pollution to our habitat/planet?? If you don't know ~ Find out ! ! ! Also get someone else involved!" ~ Garbage from humans in the oceans is wreaking havoc on its wildlife!

Blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758), like all rorquals (Family Balaenopteridae, the family that includes the blue whale, Bryde's whale, fin whale, humpback whale, minke whale, and sei whale), are long, slender whales that are much more streamlined than other large whales. There are 4 recognized subspecies of the enormous blue whale, the largest marine mammal in the sea and possibly that has ever lived on Planet Ocean...