The Moving Waters Film Festival celebrates the grandeur of rivers and oceans and highlights issues plaguing them.
Calling the bluff on crocodile culling in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The proposal to delist and cull crocodiles as a solution to human-crocodile conflict is so rooted in retribution that it didn't need an expert committee to decide so - even a lynch mob would have clamoured for the same, sans the sophistry. . Picture Credit: Richard.Fisher/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0 . For more, check out these articles by Tarun Nair- 1.https://thewire.in/environment/saltwater-crocodiles-in-the-andaman-and-nicobar-have-a-pr-problem. &. 2.https://thewire.in/environment/crocodile-conservation-doesnt-need-a-straw-man #saltwatercrocodiles #salties #crocodylusporosus #crocodileculling #andamannicobar #andamanislands #humancrocodileconflict #crocodileattach #awareness #education #conservation #crocodilemanagementplan #retributionorreason
Meet the forgotten dhow men of Malabar and catch up with the Indian maritime story you would have never heard before, from here👇🏿 https://www.thehindu.com/society/meet-the-forgotten-dhow-men-of-malabar/article26820920.ece & https://ayurvedajournals.com/article/kr sunil seafarers of malabar interview . Reposted from @kr.sunil . . Manchukkar -The Seafarers of Malabar, my photo exhibition on display at URU Art Harbour, Mattanchery, for three months now, came to a close on 31st March. The first people I had invited to my show were the deckhands of the dhows of Malabar who were also the subject of the exhibition. They arrived on one of the last days of the show and shared their precious memories. Two boats (dhow) from Ponnani, ‘Duldul’ and ‘Vijayamala’, were wrecked in the killer cyclone of 1967 and twenty-five of the boats’ crew disappeared in the mishap. Moideenkutty’s father was one of them. Poverty forced Moideenkutty to embark on the same line of dangerous work.
Reposted from @psychedelic.nostalgia. Tall tape seagrass, which is recorded throughout the Indo-Pacific region can grow up to 150 cm. It adds value as one of the major contributors to productivity and biomass of sea meadows. The grass can bury carbon in underwater sediments 40 times faster than tropical forests bury it in the soil. It provides refuge and acts as a feeding area for more than 1,000 species of fish, including fishes that are consumed by people. Green sea turtles and dugongs feed on these species as they provide a high source of nutrition. We report the observation of this seagrass flowering and fruiting at Henry Lawrence and Tarmugli island, which are located inside the Rani Jhansi Marine National Park and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in South Andaman. Check out cool flowers and fruits! scroll right :) #andamanislands #openaccess #andamanislands #seagrass #oceanoptimism #tapeseagrass #underwater #wcsindia #anetindia - #regrann
Decisions of tomorrow may be wisely made. But today's foolish idea will crash the whole system! . HELP SAVE MUMBIA'S COAST! Share widely and create awareness. . Reposted from @sarangnk90 Spent the morning with the fishermen from Worli Koliwada. Considering the catch at this time of the year is supposed to be low, the number of animals we saw at the Worli seaface in one morning was mind boggling: Butterfly Rays, Groupers, Octopuses, Brittle Stars, you name it. Under the guise of the coastal road project, this whole stretch is being reclaimed to build a car park and a bus depot. The fishermen have filed a case against it as it'll destroy their livelihoods. Several citizen groups are coming together to protest this mindless and destructive project. But apparently public opinion and laws don't mean jack shit anymore. Our overlords want a coastal road and so they shall have it. #marinelifeandmumbai #coastalroad #intertidal #fishermen #everydaymumbai #everydayindia #helpthekolis
Reposted from @animalplanetindia Water scarcity and it's degrading quality is causing an imbalance in the #ecosystem that can only be resolved if we take a step towards conserving the #freshwater resources. This #worldwaterday, let's take a step towards making #water available for everyone.
Reposted from @noaasanctuaries. Today is the International Day of Forests – and did you know that the ocean has forests too? Towering kelp fronds like these form the basis for kelp forests throughout national marine sanctuaries on the #westcoast. These forests are important habitats for marine life from juvenile fish to sea otters! What's your favorite kelp forest dweller? . #earthisblue #internationaldayofforests #Forest #Kelp #kelpforest #GiantKelp #Ocean #Nature #Science (Photo: Brett Seymour/NPS) . [Image description: Closeup on giant kelp underwater.]
Reposted from @t.a.s.n.e.e.m.k.h.a.n We have just returned from 9 days at sea in the North Eastern #andamansea - a research and #citizenscience expedition with the #rayofhope foundation, aboard the @diva.marine.learning.lab Led by the inspiring @queenofmantas and @jannemanconradie After a decade of documentation and establishing the inter ocean connectivity of these endangered #pelagics Andrea is now pioneering a satellite telemetry and non invasive #DNA sampling program, in the waters of Myanmar. The Giant Oceanic Manta, a #mobulidae is the largest of all rays! It is undoubtedly critical that they have now been listed in the CMS and CITES thanks to the @marinemegafauna foundation - however, much of this work is focused at highlighting larger #conservation and socio-ecological issues such as cross-border #fisheries dynamics & international cooperation and policy frameworks. This is one of many many #marine #species that know #global #oceans as their territory. For pelagic
Reposted from @sea.saw.arts. Deep sea is one of the most hostile environments on our planet and when it comes to finding a mate, especially for the animals which are solitary in nature, it's nothing but a pain. . When it comes to male anglerfish, they have a very different approach after sensing a potential mate. The phenomenon is known as 'sexual parasitism' in which the male anglerfish attaches to the much larger female anglerfish, fusing his body tissues and circulatory system with hers, so that he can get nutrients from her blood. Slowly the male loses his eyes, fins, teeth and other multiple internal organs except gonads. Once the female is ready to spawn, she uses sperms from the dead male fish attached to her body to fertilize her eggs. Thus the males of anglerfish are completely dependent on the female anglerfish in every other way. . #womansday #wildlife # #anglerfish #bizzarenature #marinelife #illstration #digital #digitaldrawing #digitalart #deepblue #wacom #cartoon
Happy World Wildlife day! . Time to learn and appreciate more about the hidden life underwater like the wild microscopic creatures and their role in these aquatic ecosystems. . Repost from @marchoftheplankton- Plankton are the base of the foodweb in marine environments. Some species act as producers through photosynthesis and others are the predators or prey. Massive amounts of carbon and nutrients fluctuate in the ocean from the cycling within the foodweb. As cells naturally die (as seen in the picture), the organic material is made available in the microbial loop to organisms such as bacteria and nanoflagellates. Look at of that leaking material from the diatom chain!! This nutrient cycling is imperative to the health of the marine system. @olympuslifescience @insidenatgeo @schnetzerlab #ocean #oceanography #ecology #biology #science #plankton #marinebiology #gradschool #lab #olympus #microscope #natgeoexplorer #sciencetelling #womeninscience #womeninstem #worldwildlifeday
“Is it acceptable to experiment with new technologies in waters deeper, rougher and more remote than ever before, in an area that already sustains the largest fisheries in the southern hemisphere, and has many thriving coastal communities?” - @joshua.b.kirkman . Reposted from @wsl - Big oil does not belong in the Great Australian Bight. The proposed Stromlo well is 327km out in the Southern Ocean. It is in 2500m of water, and they’ll then need to drill through 3000m of seabed. An oil spill would be detrimental to beaches between Margaret River in the west and Port Macquarie in the east. Help prevent the industrialization of the Bight by commenting directly to NOPSEMA at wsl.tv/fightbight. . Video by @dallassinger . #WSLPURE #fightforthebight #australia #greataustralianbight # #southerocean #drill #oilspill #margaretriver #industrialization #@greataustralianbightalliance @fightforthebight
Reposted from @knowyourfish In marine ecosystems, there are some species that are more resilient than others. Take Sardines for example – they mature and start breeding at two years of age and can lay thousands of eggs. . Groupers on the other hand can take several years to mature, breed and bear fewer offspring. This difference makes lower trophic level fish like sardines more resilient to population decline as opposed to the high trophic level fish like groupers. . The trophic level of a fish is the position it occupies on the food chain. The trophic level usually increases with their size, and fishing tends to selectively capture the larger fishes. When fishing is intense, the relative abundance of the larger fish (like sharks, tuna, groupers etc.) positioned high in the food chain is reduced. These are species that take a long time to reach sexual maturity and are more vulnerable to overfishing. Consequently, over time, small fishes (sardines, mackerel, anchovies etc.)
Reposted from @colin braganza. He talks about River Dolphins & the suspected threats. . The Indian subcontinent has 2 river dolphin subspecies; the endangered Ganges River Dolphin (with only about 3,500 individuals left) and the Indus River Dolphin (also very severely threatened with little over 1,000 individuals left). The Yangtze River dolphin from China got extinct a little over a decade ago. While dolphins face the usual suspects when it comes to threats; habitat destruction and fragmentation due to dams (the most important), by-catch during extensive fishing, illegal trade, water pollution due to industrial and agricultural chemicals; what makes the dolphins situation a bit more unique is that it faces a threat from direct, misguided political decisions. The government is more than aware of the threats to the Gangetic Dolphins. The Ministry of Environment and Forests named these dolphins as the National Aquatic Animal of India, and in May 2013, even declared dolphins
Aneeta Pathak is the founder of Anveshan - Experiential Learning & Unlearning Centre based in Auroville with an objective to design sustainable experiential learning & transformational courses for self-development and leadership development among the children, youth and adult of the world based on inner wisdom. One of the main focuses of her works is on the rivers, which is done in the form of the Yatras. Aneeta will be speaking today at our MWFF PONDICHERRY EDITION2019. 17TH February 2019 Alliance Francaise de Pondichery #filmfestival #pondicherry #MWFF #anvesha #rivers #experttalk