They look creepy and slimy enough, as though they are sucking the blood of their host, but remoras are not giant leeches - it turns out that while not entirely benign, remoras do little harm to their hosts in normal circumstances.
He shows environmental education films during the day to schoolchildren, and in the evenings in remote rural villages where there is no electricity, no plumbing and many people have no exposure to film of any kind.
Last week (October 2013) Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society came home to the U.S. after 15 months at Sea (mostly off th...
Oahu's western shore offers a daily wild dolphin show, and with a good pair of binoculars you can see spinner dolphins from shore as they leap and twirl before settling down for their daily nap.
If we are going to change the world to save ourselves, we have to save the ocean; and if we are going to save the ocean we have to start by saving the cetaceans. We have to protect their habitat and ensure that all marine life can thrive, so that we can too.
It is serious, deadly, and frightening -- both in what is going on under the ocean surface, and the lack of laws and controls to protect whales, dolphins, and other animals.
Before gleefully gliding south to the Florida Keys, I want to mention a few places of interest (to me!), scattered around the state, which you may miss if not informed (by me!) of their existence.
Whales fled the area prior to the seismic phase of the survey, which shows that even this type of sonar (also used by military and research vessels) is devastating to whale and dolphins.
This new science, combined with today's report on the whales killed by seismic technology in Madagascar, should be reason enough to at least put this proposal on hold, if not stop it in its tracks.
The lone pilot whale who stranded this week was described as showing behavior that resembled a "stroke," but that behavior -- uncoordinated, unable to swim upright -- would also be the result of any trauma to the brain, including that known to be caused by loud sound.
Seismic: seis•mic adjective \ˈsīz-mik, ˈsīs-\ : of, subject to, or caused by an earthquake; also : of or relating to an earth vibration caused...
Our oceans are ailing, and when dolphins and whales wash ashore they are sounding the alarm bells, but is anyone listening? Our dirty oil addiction is...
I haven't celebrated Labor Day in many years. You see, Sept. 1 is Japan Dolphins Day, an ominous date for me and millions of people who watch in horror as another dolphin hunting season commences in the little town of Taiji, Japan.
We might not want to accept the whales' offers of half-eaten raw fish, but we do want to learn what they can teach us about the other intelligent, family oriented beings who share our planet, and to understand their role in the ecosystem.
I have heard over and over again that training dogs gives them a sense of purpose and security, but I have found that the same is true for the owner. While Henri is not yet an official therapy dog, she is my therapy dog.
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