Cute picture, June!
thanks Carlene for sharing
Amazing pictures, June! Thank you for sharing.
I love penguins
They are the clumsiest of all birds on land, they live most of their lives underwater and form huge colonies that protect each other's babies and keep from freezing. These are the penguins, one of earth's most fascinating and weird looking animals. This post includes some gorgoues photos of the little cuties, as well as some interesting information.
Thanks for the video.
We have seen animal rescue, but rarely have we seen the animal search for humans to save it!
On a night-time dive near Hawaii, 2 divers were found by a bottlenose dolphin and started to swim around them over and over again. When looking closer, one of them discovered the reason for this strange behavior - the dolphin had a fishing line hooked around it, hindering its ability to swim.
They cut him free, and the dolphin swam away, relieved. The fact that a dolphin would come to humans for help is once again evidence of its amazing intelligence, as most injured animals would never come close to a human and would actually be aggressive and defensive. This is amazing to watch and a life-time experience for those two divers, who got to share a moment of true understanding with a wild animal.
Thank you, Wendy & Paul!
Thanks for the pics,,,lovely.
Thanks for all of these wonderful videos. Lost for words!
Thank you, Carlene!
Stunning 350 pound bear pictured playing with a walrus flipper
Thanks for posting the cool pictures.
Thank you for the wonderful videos, June
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Watch a reel shot by the efforts to get close enough to the wild polar bear without risking humans getting close to the enormous predator. The polar bears are considered the heaviest predator on land, and are thought to be the most terrifying and deadly land predator as well. And so, machines are sent to shoot them up close and personal. Watch these amazing creatures close hand.
There is a secret world underneath the ocean waves. It is incredibly large and incredibly deep. But more importantly, it is filled to to the brim with life in every color or shape imaginable, and some that are not. In this aquatic heaven, animals can hide away from the damaging human world. Enjoy this vivacious and beautiful photo series of life under the waves.
An amazing and touching sight, this is the first baby for proud dolphin mom, 12-year-old Keo. Dolphin Quest trainers were in the water during the dolphin birth to observe and comfort the new dolphin mom. Dolphins Pele (the new baby's grandmother) and Noelani (the baby's aunt) were also in the Dolphin Quest lagoon to keep Keo company.
The baby, a female calf, and mom are both well and wonderful. The baby dolphin began nursing within four hours of birth. About 50 people gathered around the Hilton's Dolphin Quest lagoon to witness the rarely-seen event. Keo was in labor for approximately one hour.
Thank you for the cute video, June.
Thank you, Naomi!
A beautiful and rare video of two polar bear cubs play and wrestle in Northern Manitoba. If you're a nature and animal lover, you're going to love this beautiful and peaceful moment.
they are so amazing, and this doesn't surprise me. great to know, though! thank you, erin.
Thank you for posting the videos.
The dolphin is cute.
thank you, june. such adorable animals.
A Manatee visits the backyard and enjoys a bit of spray from the hose.
How sweet! It's nice to know that even some of the smartest mammals on the planet enjoy simple pleasures in life, like bubbles! We could all benefit from this lesson.
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Many people fear sharks and have unfortunately only seen them portrayed on TV and in films as mindless man-eating machines. In truth, say marine biologists, sharks are intelligent, calculated and generally very cautious about approaching humans. More importantly, sharks play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ocean ecosystem.
In an effort to prove this, a brave woman diver set out to swim with the most notorious predator of the seas, one that is about 4-5 times bigger than her, and much deadlier.
thank you, erin! such amazingly wonderful news!
wow, june! i love it! especially the picture. thank you!
both noted. thank you, erin!
Thank you, June!
this is great. there are some parts of the world where humanity is settling in. thank you, erin!
thank you, june! every time i watch this story, i cry. happy tears.
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Michael Fishbach is one of the founders of the Great Whale Conservancy, which has the goal of protecting whales around the world. In this amazing video, Michael narrates his encounter with a humpback whale that was entangled in a fishing net. After saving it from the net, the whale expressed its gratitude, in dance!
that little rascal is pretty smart. i am so glad he is fine. thank you, erin!
all done, erin. thank you.
some people are so worried about themselves, that they think of this terrible news in relation to what they eat. i am upset that these poor animals are ingesting poison. thank you, erin.
Thank you for the important info. Here's a sad picture of Lolita.
ALDF, PETA Petition Floats New Strategy to Free LolitaJanuary 23rd, 2013
Feds Must Protect Orca Under Endangered Species Act or Supply a Legal Reason for Exclusion, Groups Say
For immediate release
Lisa Franzetta, ALDF
Shakira Croce, PETA
According to the settlement agreement reached after the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), PETA, the Orca Network, and four individuals filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMF regarding the orca Lolita's unlawful exclusion from the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the agency must now either include Lolita in the ESA listing or supply a legal reason to exclude her. PETA and ALDF submitted a petition today to the NMFS calling for Lolita to be listed as endangered, along with her free-living family, the Pacific Northwest’s Southern Resident orcas. Lolita has been confined to the smallest orca tank in North America at the Miami Seaquarium for more than 40 years and has been without a companion since 1980, when her tank mate, Hugo, reportedly died of a brain aneurysm after slamming his head into the side of their concrete tank.
"By excluding Lolita from the endangered listing, the government allows the Seaquarium to keep Lolita isolated in a tiny barren tank and force her to perform with no protection from the sun—all of which would violate the ESA's protection against 'harm' and 'harassment,'" says PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders.
"ALDF and PETA are calling on the government to extend the ESA's minimal protections to Lolita and will continue to push for her return to the ocean and her family—where she belongs," says ALDF Executive Director Stephen Wells.
Southern Resident orcas were critically depleted in the 1960s and '70s, when dozens of them—including Lolita—were captured for public display. Captive members of a species are, by default, to be included in an endangered listing, and NMFS is prohibited from considering commercial interests—such as the Seaquarium's—in its listing decisions.
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i am not surprised at all. humans, on the other hand...... thank you, erin.
signed all, erin. thank you!
thank you Erin for sharing
sadly noted. thank you,erin.
Thank you, June & Wendy!
Thanks Erin, some lovely viewing here.
Thank you, June & Naomi!
Erin for sharing the videos and articles
all noted and signed, erin. thank you.