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Offbeat  (tags: dolphins, hospital, hawaii, docs, specialize, marine wildlife, protection, goodnews )

- 3279 days ago -
Call it dolphin ER. Situated in the middle of the Pacific on the big island of Hawaii, with a tank full of water and a group of trained staff members on call, the Hawaii Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility is a new health center that specializes in ocean-goi


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Brenda M (133)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 3:06 pm
Thanks Barb for some positive news and resulting smile.

Barb Knight (1678)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 3:11 pm
Hey everyone!! Please disregard my other post about the dolphin hospital...this is the CORRECT URL!! I forgot to include video in my tags. Enjoy my friends and I'd deeply appreciate it if you could please leave me a comment so I'll know you saw it. THNX!!

Margaret S (53)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 5:38 pm
How great to be helping these beautiful animals,thanks Barb!

gail dair (0)
Friday July 30, 2010, 12:22 am
Noted thanks BarbCat

Andrea H (30)
Friday July 30, 2010, 9:11 am
Great Work!

virginia l (69)
Friday July 30, 2010, 9:12 am

Victoria B (36)
Friday July 30, 2010, 10:06 am
This is just lovely, all those dedicated people deserve a medal, I love these storys, Can Care2 ser up a Hall of Good News Stories that we can access now and then to remind ourseleves that good can be achieved with all of this. There were three stories recently and week that Care2 had imput into a good result, The Whales, the Stoning and the Bullfighting. Realy lifts the spirit to see these stories being aired on TV, detached from the story as individuals but as a collective we have added humanity and compassion through the volume of our Voices. It is so privately cheering.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 30, 2010, 10:39 am
great story. thanks barb.

Hannah H (98)
Friday July 30, 2010, 11:00 am
Dolphins are amazing!!

Margaret Skinner (94)
Friday July 30, 2010, 12:35 pm
Lovely to hear........have heard that when swimmers are in trouble, they will try to save them..awesome creatures.....

Agnes W (141)
Friday July 30, 2010, 1:51 pm
I love dolphins :)

Catherine Turley (192)
Friday July 30, 2010, 1:59 pm
saw one hater in the comments... how could anyone find fault with trying to save lives???

Marie Therese H (10)
Friday July 30, 2010, 4:11 pm
Such a lovely article. Gives me hope. Some humans are willing to act like humans!

Past Member (0)
Friday July 30, 2010, 11:01 pm
Thanks, Barb.

Chris E (50)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 2:38 am
Wonderful! Thank you Barb!

jake s (0)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 5:16 am
What a wonderful service they provide, thanks for posting.

I like Victoria B's idea, sometimes you just need to hear of something good & positive happening when all you read is torturing the soul, it lifts the spirit.

Colleen Klaum (313)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 3:44 pm
Thanks a bunch for this BarbCat.

Bracha Katz (31)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 4:56 pm
I saw it, thanks BarbCat.

. (0)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 7:43 pm
Wonderful people who really care. Thanks Barb. N

Ron Avila (20)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 7:52 pm
no more military sonar!

Agnes H (144)
Sunday August 1, 2010, 2:27 am
Noted and the video shows how gentle these dedicated people really are! The video wasn't long enough for me as I could have watched it all night! At long last we've got a Rehab cetre for Cetacean instead of Japanese going after them and trying to murder them. This was a very uplifting story for me anyway, Also the RIMPAC exercise should nearly be over if I'm correct as my son is there! I could do with more stories like this! Thank you Barbcat and thank you Alison for fwding it to me!

Abo r (107)
Sunday August 1, 2010, 3:57 am
Noted thanks

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 1, 2010, 11:07 pm
Noted, great staff. We need more people doing this kind of good act on this earth.

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 12:54 pm
I hope they can truly make a difference and find out why dolphins and whales beach themselves. The military should not be using sonar. We've been fighting them on this for decades.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Friday September 3, 2010, 1:28 pm
Wonderful, thanks

Fina L. (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:36 am
Please do not be fooled, nothing is as innocent as you think it is. This center covers up Navy's arse and refuses the public release of the information and the necropsy results in regard to the beaked whale that died at their facility.
I have a few questions in regard to how this case was handled, however, the rehab center consistently ignores and even blocks my requests for information. It makes me wonder if you hide nothing why would you NOT want to share the information with the public? Here are my questions and I do not understand why they refuse to release the necropsy results to the public??
1. Did you look specifically for internal bleeding?
2. How do you know if your actions were not the ultimate reason for the whale’s demise?
3. Why did he strand?
4. Were there Rimpac exercises involving active sonar 200 miles away and 5 days prior to the stranding?
5. When was the last time the beaked whale stranded in Hawaii?
6. Is it possible that the laceration was caused by tube feeding?
7. Is it possible that the whale got water in his lungs while rolling in surf?
8. What would you do differently if another whale strands tomorrow?
9. Was the ultrasound really necessary?
10. Who performed the hearing test? Was the Navy involved in some way?
11. During the necropsy did you look for emboli in fats? (in addition to tissue and organs)
12. How can you sleep at night?
13. Did you examine the ears, in particular the middle ear?
14. Did you examine the air sacs?

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