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1 year ago

Thank you, June! 

1 year ago

finally had time to catch up  Erin

 

Moments We'd Love to Share!

1 year ago

what a beautiful sight. i wonder if they know how lucky they are to be witness to these magnificent creatures. signed.

1 year ago

thank you, erin. done.

1 year ago

Thank you, Naomi, Maria, & Anneke! 

Dolphins and sonar...
1 year ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZv--KvvN2Q&fb_source=message found this on LinkedIn, don't know whether it's new...

1 year ago

thank you, erin. signed and commented all.

1 year ago

Thanks Erin for the interesting & beautiful video. Also for understanding. I can imagine what you go through to keep up with the group. Thanks for all you do. Take care.

1 year ago

thank you, erin. amazing video!

1 year ago

Maria, I understand how you must have felt when trying to post. Thank you for all that you do.  


Thank you, Naomi & June! 

1 year ago

thanks Erin 

1 year ago

done. thank you, erin.

1 year ago

I'm very furstrated with Care2. I'm positive I signed & noted all these petitions, stories, watched the videos a few days ago and commented here. I don't see my post. What's going o? Please don't misunderstand me it's not your fault.I tried to send you a message didn't go through and then tried to send you an e-card, the same thing happend. The same thing happed when I tried tocontact my other care2 friends. I'm just angry @ Care2.

Sadly noted. Thanks for all you do Erin.

1 year ago

Thank you! 

1 year ago

  Erin

1 year ago

gorgeous! thank you, erin!

2 years ago

 

NASA Earth Observatory shows Arctic sea ice retreating

 

"New images acquired by NASA show that Arctic sea ice is melting at an astounding pace - particularly in the Parry Channel, which is part of the famous Northwest Passage."

Greenpeace Want to Change Our Energy Direction
2 years ago

Noted thanks 28/7

2 years ago

 

Beyond Oil Campaign: Greenpeace Wants to Change Our Energy Direction

 

"Count on Greenpeace to rock the boat (pardon the pun) for the energy revolution and raise awareness about our 'addiction to oil' and the consequences of that on our natural world, the climate, and the future of our planet overall."

2 years ago

Thank you for your time.

 


Ocean, human, economic health threatened by widespread seafood fraud

 

"A study conducted by Oceana, a nonprofit dedicated to assessing the health of the world's oceans, found that seafood fraud in the United States is a poorly addressed and rampant threat to consumers and the ocean."

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice '70% Man Made.
2 years ago

Thanks Erin I can open the file, and noted 27/7

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice '70% Man Made
2 years ago

I can't see anything . try more time to open, sorry, Can't signed thanks 27/7

2 years ago

Noted thanks 26/7

2 years ago

Watched thanks 22/7

2 years ago

Noted thanks 22/7

2 years ago

Thanks! 

 

 

Test Decodes and Proves Dolphins' Math Skills

 

"By adjusting the volume of sonar clicks, then processing the incoming echoes, dolphins might have solved a problem that still stymies man-made sonar: how to peer through frothy water."

2 years ago

Noted thanks 21/7

2 years ago

Thank you! 

2 years ago

Noted thanks 18/7

2 years ago

Signed thanks. so sad , I love dolphins. 18/7 ( the new one).

2 years ago


In mourning: Dolphin photographed carrying the broken body of its baby in heartbreaking ritual 

 

"These are the heart-rending images of a dolphin carrying her dead baby out to sea." 

2 years ago

Noted thanks . 17/7. The turtles and trees is real longest living things

2 years ago

 

The Secret to Eternal Life: Earth’s Longest Living Things

 

"Do you ever find yourself wondering, “What is the oldest living thing?” Is it an animal or plant; creature of the land or beast of the sea?"

2 years ago

Signed the new one. Thanks 16/7

A Fall From Freedom
2 years ago

signed thanks, but I can't watch viideo. 13/7

2 years ago

A Fall From Freedom


Claudia - 8 hours ago - youtube.com


"A Fall From Freedom is produced by EarthView Productions. Full length version for free viewing here. DVD and download available at: http://afallfromfreedom.org."
2 years ago

Thanks share and signed , Both of them is my love.

Memories of a Moratorium : Rundown of 64 th International Wharling Commission Meeting
2 years ago

Singed thanks, but the other new one can't signed , thanks. ( Expert Cape Cod Shark likely
wasn't a great white.)

2 years ago

Expert: Cape Cod shark likely wasn't a great white

 

Updated 07:50 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2012

(chron.com)

 

Plactic Pollution in Oceans On a Steady Rise.
2 years ago

Please ! Don't use plastic . protect and save the ocean.

2 years ago


Plastic Pollution in Oceans on a Steady Rise

 

"Plastic finding its way into our oceans poses a huge environmental threat since plastic does not biodegrade."

2 years ago

 

Dolphin Bubbles - Amazing!


"Just a feel good video from me for you! No petition, but take a time out!"

 

 

 

2 years ago


Seal leaps aboard fishing boat during desperate attempt to elude killer whales

 

Robert Barron, Nanaimo Daily News, British Columbia, Canada
Published: Friday, June 29, 2012


"Beldham said five transient killer whales, hunting in a pack, cornered a frightened and confused harbour seal and..."

 

2 years ago


Manatee dies during Tropical Storm Debby flooding in Florida, and two companions refuse to leave body


Staying with their beloved companion to the end, the two manatees refused to leave the body of their friend. The tragic scene unfolded in front of a crowd in Tampa Bay following a huge tropical storm. With torrential rain flooding the low seawall at...

 

 

2 years ago

Humans, Dolphins Share Bad Eating Habits

Area boaters have reported pods of dolphins that do flips and leap like trained dolphins, coming close to boats in Charlotte Harbor and acting like escapees from SeaWorld.
2 years ago
Mote treats dolphin found stranded on Longboat Key

Mote Marine Laboratory workers feed Edna, a bottlenose dolphin that was found stranded Wednesday on Longboat Key. She is being treated for severe pneumonia. (Photo provided by Mote Marine)

Facts WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A STRANDED DOLPHIN

Mote offers several tips for making stranded dolphins more comfortable before rescuers arrive.

• Do not push the animal back into the water - this is illegal and will prevent the animal from receiving proper care.
• Make sure water and weather conditions are safe before proceeding.
• If safe to do so, you can stabilize the dolphin by holding it upright so that its blowhole is above water.
• If the dolphin is beached, make the dolphin more comfortable by digging holes in the sand for its front flippers then roll the animal upright.
• While waiting for the stranding team, protect the dolphin from overheating and sunburn by keeping the animal wet and providing shade. Avoid getting water into the animal's blowhole.
• To avoid injury, stay clear of the mouth and tail and observe the animal from a safe distance until experts arrive.
• Keep children and pets at a safe distance and try to avoid startling the animal.

2 years ago
Sensational Sydney start to mass whale migration
Whales in Sydney
Pic: Jonas Liebschner, www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au
Source: The Daily Telegraph

"Whales, especially those travelling with new calves, are vulnerable and can become defensive when disturbed by engine noise and crowding," Mr Bond said.

"Whales have right of way."

2 years ago

Solomon Islands Dolphin Exports Has Warned the Current Quota Is Unsustainable.

A report by the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium, presented in Honiara says that level of export is way beyond what the population can sustain.
2 years ago

China Feeds Extra Fish to Finless Porpoises to Save Them From Starvation | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Networ

Chinese officials added an extra 50,000 carp to the waters of Poyang Lake this week to help feed the endangered Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) that live there
2 years ago

Human-Dolphin Communication Is One Step Closer: New Marine Speaker Can Recreate the Animals' Clicks and Whistles

A revolutionary new underwater speaker is putting man one step closer to communicating with dolphins.

So long, and thanks for all the fish: Human dolphin communication is one step closer thanks to a new speaker

So long, and thanks for all the fish: Human dolphin communication is one

 

2 years ago

U.S. Navy's Sonar and Explosives May Hurt Dolphins and Whales More Than Previously Thought Causing Creatures to Go Deaf or Die

The U.S. Navy says its training and testing using sonar and explosives could potentially hurt more dolphins and whales in Hawaii and California waters than previously thought.
2 years ago

Whales Demonstrate Humans Have No Monopoly on Altruism

Whales prove humans are not the only species capable of disgust at cruelty when they work to defend a baby whale of another species against predators.
2 years ago

Dolphin Death Town Gets Whale Zoo

It sounds like a sick joke. But in the town made infamous for its annual slaughter of hundreds of dolphins, tourists will now be able to swim and play with the mammals in a zoo near where the cull takes place.
2 years ago

 

'Big Miracle': A Whale Tale As The Cold War Wanes

Darren Michaels/Universal PicturesArctic Heart-Warmer: Environmental activist Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore) reaches out to one of the whales blocked from migrating south in Big Miracle.
2 years ago

Dolphins Team Up With Fisherman

Bottlenose dolphins in southern Brazil have taught themselves to work as a team with artisanal fisherman. The dolphins have been herding schools of fish into the fisherman's nets, and eating the ones that escape
Entangled Grey Whale Freed
2 years ago

Remember this news article that was posted on Care2 about a grey whale that got entangled in a fishing line?  People tried to set it free, marked it with buoys but then could not find it again later?  This was back in mid-April.

 

Well, a fisherman ran across it and set it free.  At last.

2 years ago
Notorious Town Of Taiji Plans ‘Marine Park’ (DOLPHIN NEW The Japanese town of Taiji, most famous for its dolphin slaughtering industry as seen in The Cove, is in the midst of another controversy involving marine life. The people of Taiji are planning to open ‘a marine safari park,’ in the same cove where the killing takes place. The town that kills 23,000 dolphins and porpoises with spears and knives every year will now also hold them in captivity to attract tourists. Read on about this horrific new plan, and how to get involved. — Global Animal 

2 years ago

Bullied dolphin hides from tormentors near Huntington Beach (+video)

 

A dolphin, nicknamed 'Freddie,' swims in Orange County's Bolsa Chica wetlands near Huntington Beach, Calif., Marine mammal experts have decided to wait and see whether this dolphin that strayed into the shallow wetlands channel last Friday can find its way out.

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

 

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0430/Bullied-dolphin-hides-from-tormentors-near-Huntington-Beach-video

2 years ago

Disoriented Dolphin Still in Calif. Wetlands

Marine experts later today plan to herd a disoriented dolphin out of a narrow wetlands channel, where the dolphin has been for the past four days.
2 years ago

Some Gulf Dolphins Severely Ill After Gulf Oil Spill

ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2012) — Bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, are showing signs of severe ill health, according to NOAA marine mammal biologists and their local, state, federal and other research

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120326133633.htm

2 years ago

Humpback Whale Shows Amazing Appreciation After Being Saved- VIDEO

Caught in a huge amount of nets, this humpback whale was completely trapped. But these people on their boat took matters into their own hands and freed it, saving its life.
2 years ago

Hi Katrine..welcome and feel glad you here..

thanks a lot for sharing with us

hope you're doing well around my friend..HUGS..Agnes

2 years ago

Understanding of Hearing in Baleen Whales Amplified ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2012) — For decades, scientists have known that dolphins and other toothed whales have specialized fats associated with their jaws, which efficiently convey sound waves from the ocean to their ears. But until now, the hearing systems of their toothless grazing cousins, baleen whales, remained a mystery.

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120417113640.htm

 

 

http://images.sciencedaily.com/2012/04/120417113640.jpg

 

The fats associated with minke whale ears (shown here in yellow), previously seen only in toothed whales, may efficiently transmit sound waves from the external environment to ears inside of the whales' heads (shown here in purple). (Credit: Maya Yamato, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

 

 

2 years ago

First Ever Adult All-White Orca Sighted in the Wild. (VIDEO)

The world's only known all-white male killer whale has been spotted in the Pacific Ocean off Russia, scientists announced Monday. The orca, dubbed "Iceberg" by the scientists, was spotted swimming with a pod of 12 others. Iceberg has a 6.5-foot-high...
http://www.gev.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/EIjrh.jpg
2 years ago
Jumping for joy: Dolphins who don’t stop playing even when the sun goes down
Hey there! A bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), leaps from the water in Bahamas

Hey there! A bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), leaps from the water in Bahamas


When the sun sets... Bottlenose dolphins leap in front of a setting sun near the Bahamas

When the sun sets... Bottlenose dolphins leap in front of a setting sun near the Bahamas

 

... the party starts: Silhouettes of two dolphins leaping from the sea near the Bahamas

... the party starts: Silhouettes of two dolphins leaping from the sea near the Bahamas

'Many dolphins have learned how to gather enough food in a short time, leaving them with lots of time to socialise and entertain themselves,' said Mr Perrine.

'There are many indications that dolphins have what we would call a "sense of humour". They may do things for no other apparent reason than that they are fun.

'But it is easy for us to misinterpret behaviour, and mistake aggression for joyful self-expression.'

2 years ago
One of aquarium's three dolphins died overnight

— A dolphin that has entertained millions of guests at Texas State Aquarium died early Saturday morning.

Trainers had noticed D.J., short for De Janeiro, acting unusual Friday and had planned to have the 15-year-old male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin pulled from the show for testing, said Kristin Bell, spokeswoman for the Corpus Christi Beach attraction.

D.J. was born in November 1996 at the Minnesota Zoo, according to a news release.

2 years ago

Pierce Brosnan Rallies Support for Gray Whale Mothers and Their Babies This Earth Day

Every spring, gray whales swim thousands of miles to return to the sheltered waters of Laguna San Ignacio in Baja, Mexico, where they give birth and nurse their calves in tranquility.
2 years ago

 

Humpback Whale Tagging
Humpback Whale Tagging
In the busy waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Boston, ships and submerged fishing gear pose a threat to humpback whales. Researchers with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Census of Marine Life tag the aquatic giants to gain a clearer picture of the humpback’s underwater habits, foraging strategies and movements. The data collected is used to redirect water traffic and implement safer fishing practices to keep these whales out of harms’ way. Photo Credit: flickkerphotos via Flickr.
2 years ago

Male Bonding Works for Dolphins Too

Male bonding in bottlenose dolphins? A study of Indo-pacific bottlenose (Tursiops sp) dolphin social relationship behaviour shows a close match for advanced human and other sociability.
2 years ago

 

Dolphins - Living Loose in the Ocean

A fascinating society of bottlenose dolphins have an extremely complex, free and open lifestyle.

dolphins
2 years ago

Hi Michaela..take i's easy your time and day...

2 years ago

More Japanese Turn Against Whaling
Animals  (tags: animals, whaes, whaling, Japan, activism, world, animal advocates )
Cal - 11 hours ago - ipsnews.net

Taiji's dolphin slaughters came under international glare in 2010 after a film on the annual ritual, titled 'The Cove', claimed the Academy Award for best documentary in that year.
2 years ago

TY Agnes - will take my time

2 years ago

Japan Whaling: Country Says It Caught 195 Whales In Pacific Ocean Under Research Program

TOKYO -- Japan says it has caught 195 whales in the Pacific Ocean this season under a research program opposed by activists who call it...
2 years ago

 

Japan To Hold Whale Hunts Despite Activist Threats

TOKYO — Japan plans to go ahead with its whaling program in the Antarctic later this year despite threats from activists to disrupt the annual...
2 years ago

 

Whales Surprise Surfer Near Santa Cruz, California Beach (VIDEO)

A surfer and kayakers got quite a surprise when two humpback whales lunged out of the water and nearly came crashing down upon them near...

 

2 years ago

 

Japan Whale Hunt Funded By Tsunami Disaster Budget

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is spending 2.3 billion yen ($29 million) from its supplementary budget for tsunami reconstruction to fund the country's annual whaling hunt...

 

2 years ago

Simon Peterffy, Glen Pendlebury And Geoffrey Owen Tuxworth Board Japan Whaling Vessel

CANBERRA, Australia -- Three anti-whaling activists boarded a Japanese vessel off southwest Australia on Sunday as part of a campaign to stop whale hunting in...

 

2 years ago
How You Doin': Dolphins Use Whistles to Say Hello
Stuart Westmorland / Getty Images

What does a dolphin say when it crosses oceanic paths with other dolphins? Hello, of course, followed by a formal introduction that’s relayed through a high-pitched “signature whistle.”

Marine biologists from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland have long been studying dolphin’s cacophonous communication style — including a series of clicks, pulses and whistles — while the animal is in captivity. But until recently, they questioned how the signature whistles were used in the wild.

2 years ago

 

Ganges river dolphinIntroduction To River Dolphins
Most whales and dolphins live in the sea. But there is a small, unusual group that live in fresh water. They live in some of the largest, muddiest rivers on earth - the river dolphins.
Natutama Centre © Sarita KendallAmazon River Dolphins - Natutama Foundation
Amazon river dolphins - WDCS is a founding supporter of the Natütama Foundation, a non-government organisation (ngo) located in Puerto Nariño, a large village in the Colombian Amazon.
Sotalia dolphin © Fernando TrujilloAmazon River Dolphins - Omacha Foundation
Amazon river dolphins - For almost 20 years, WDCS has supported the work of Dr Fernando Trujillo and the Omacha Foundation in Colombia to study and conserve South American river dolphins.

Bolivian river dolphinTrapped River Dolphins In Bolivia Rescued
WDCS has been involved in emergency rescue plans to free a small group of Bolivian river dolphins. Fortunately, the unusual cold weather in recent weeks bought the dolphins some time. Read our update on the rescue.

2 years ago

 

2012-02-27

More Endangered New Zealand Dolphins Die In Nets

Hector's dolphins caught in netsLast week, on the 22nd of February, two more New Zealand (Hector's) dolphins died, entangled in a gill net washed ashore on a beach on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island.

The two dolphins were found near the Waimakariri River mouth some 30 km inside the northern limit of the Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary. Under fisheries legislation, set netting is banned along most of the east coast of the South Island out to 4 nautical miles.

The populations of these dolphins, unique to New Zealand, are being rapidly depleted by being killed in nets. It has been estimated that in the early 1970s there were about 30,000 dolphins. This has now dwindled to about  7000, a huge decrease in such a short time span. These dolphins are listed as "Endangered", with the population trend rated as "decreasing", on the IUCN Red List.

WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, is currently in talks with New Zealand scientists, conservation groups and others to develop new proposals to provide effective habitat protection for these dolphins.

These two latest gillnet deaths put into perspective recent research by scientists from Otago University and NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, in New Zealand) that an estimated 23 Hector's dolphins per year are still being caught in nets off the east coast of the South Island, based on observers placed on 13 percent of fishing vessels.

However, the absence of independent observers in other areas means that estimates elsewhere are unknown.

Unless stronger conservation measures are implemented very soon, the growing fear is that these dolphins are headed for extinction.

The Cove
2 years ago

The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening

http://www.takepart.com/cove

2 years ago
http://www.globalanimal.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Orca-Morgan-close-220x120.jpgCourt Turns Cold Shoulder To Morgan

(FREE MORGAN) AMSTERDAM — Animals belong in the wild where they are free to flourish and demonstrate their natural beauties. However, a court decision calls for the orca named Morgan to be sent to Loro Parque rather than to be returned home safely. Not losing hope, the Orca Coalition will continue to fight for Morgan’s freedom. Read on to learn more about this judicial debacle and the the Orca Coalition’s upcoming plans. — Global Animal

2 years ago

No Justice In Japan For Dolphin Guardian (TAKE ACTION)

(DOLPHIN NEW On December 16, Sea Shepherd volunteer Erwin Vermeulen was arrested in Taiji, Japan for &ldquoushing” a Japanese hotel employee. The Dolphin Resort Hotel employee  was supposed to be keeping people away from the area because the hotel was transporting dolphins from cages in the ocean into the hotel. The employee claims Vermeulen shoved him in the chest while taking pictures of dolphins. Vermeulen says he didn’t have to push anyone to get better pictures, because he simply walked right past the employee who was busy talking on his cell phone. DNA evidence conducted during the trial proved Vermeulen had no physical contact with the employee. Yet Erwin Vermeulen has spent 56 days in Japanese prison, and continues to be held. Read on for more info on the recent Sea Shepherd news. — Global Animal

2 years ago

Wild Dolphins: Captives For Traveling Circus

(ANIMAL WELFARE) INDONESIA — Dolphins have always been regarded as one of the most intelligent and complex creatures in the sea. Their ability to communicate, learn, and socialize has captivated people. Capitalizing on the natural fascination people have towards the unique and human-like qualities of dolphins, three groups on the Indonesian island of Java continue to capture them from the ocean and train them to perform in traveling circuses. — Global Animal

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