Reblogged for Cestacean lovers
The first seaside sanctuary would bring five to eight “retired” beluga whales to a 40-hectare area (just under half a square km) enclosed by netting. Vinick said it would include a shoreline animal care facility, require regular delivery of frozen fish to feed the belugas and create local jobs.
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Absolutely. This is an ideal place. 84.5% (229 votes)
No. It is not a realistic idea. 4.43% (12 votes)
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It was here that I witnessed my first suicide dolphin – a phenomenon that the captive industry vehemently denies. It was also here where I learned to hand-catch in preparation for transports, veterinary treatments or force-feeds – the latter, horribly distressing.
Credits to David Capello,Ex-Trainer
Despite a global moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986, Japan has been killing whales in the Southern Ocean in the name of “scientific research” since 1987.
In 2008, the Federal Court of Australia deemed Japan’s whaling illegal, yet despite this, their whaling fleet headed south that year without any prosecution from the Australian Government.
In 2014, the Governments of Australia and New Zealand took the Government of Japan to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Netherlands where their Southern Ocean Whale hunt was deemed illegal.
The Japanese Government continues to send their whaling fleet to the Southern Ocean each Austral summer, with a redesigned program and self-imposed quota to kill 333 protected Minke whales each year.
Montauk Shark mates
The ocean…so vast, so mysterious, so…necessary. Our world’s biggest bodies of water play an integral part in the earth’s ecosystem as well as our own health, so it’s important to continue conservation efforts and promote new ones.
With this in mind, it makes sense for us to celebrate World Oceans Day in June. But don’t worry, if you missed it, there’s still plenty you can do to pay homage to the oceans for the years to come. Here are eight facts about the oceans and how they are integral to your health…
1. Oceans Soak in Greenhouse Gases
According to the website Love to Know, the oceans play a big part in the war against climate change. The source explains that the vegetation in the sea “holds a largequantity of the excess greenhouse gases that humans produce, and that global climate change would be significantly worse otherwise”.
However, the same article warns that the rate in which humans are producing carbon emissions may outpace how much the oceans can absorb. Apparently the amount of carbon dioxide taken into the oceans has dropped proportionately by 10-percent each year since 2000, adds Love to Know.
Feel the Souls
A Whale Shark hangs on divers hugs.
Blue Fin Tuna
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