Sunday 20FEB2011

Thinking and FeelingSharkwater

Are Dolphins aware of their own mortality and that of others?  There are countless stories of Dolphins saving human beings from drowning these are the stories that have actually been reported, I wonder how many other encounters from around the world have gone unreported.
For thousands of years humans have told stories of Dolphins helping people, since humans and Dolphins do not engage in a two way communication, how do Dolphins know when humans are stressed or in need of assistance?  Do they sense distress?  Why would a Dolphin want to help a human? What is it about humans that Dolphins find interesting? Read More . . .


The life and death of slaves

One warm sunny day in May, a sweet baby boy entered this world. This was not an ordinary boy, and his life was going to be anything but normal. Not only was this little one born into slavery, but his mother was very young, only 8 years old, and had been abused by her mother. The slave masters saw nothing wrong with the young mothers age, and figured other female slaves would help raise the baby boy. When the boy was about 8 months old, it was clear his young mother wanted nothing to do with her child. She was over being a mother and made it known when she attacked the child. The slave owners took the baby from his mother, and put him in the care of some of the older slaves. A few months later the owners decided the baby was to much of an issue for them, and sent the 10 month old baby boy to another slave owner to be cared for. Read More . . .


I Have a Dream for the Dolphins of Japan

My dream is to see an end to the brutal, savage inhumane treatment that man perpetrates on our beautiful friends of the ocean, dolphins and whales.  To fully understand the importance of this issue it is important to know that dolphins and whales are NOT FISH.  Dr. David Busbee of Texas A&M University says, “If we can show that humans are similiar to dolphins, and anything that endangers dolphins is an equal concern for humans.” Read More . . .


A Blood-Stained Sea . . .

Up until today, the whole month of February this year has seen just one slaughter in Taiji, and two offshore captures… Over the last few weeks, we have become accustom to the bad weather, and the harbour full of boats. This was not the case today, however.

We woke to a warm sun in a clear sky which glistened off of the flat water of the seas… this type of weather would normally be a delight to most- however I don’t think I have ever felt such a sense of dread as I do when I open my curtains here and see a sunny day outside.

We then had our suspicions confirmed, as we saw that the dolphin hunting boats were out at sea- scanning along the coast for a sign of dolphins…  Read More . . .

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