Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rescued Australian Whales May Be Beached Again

Oh, no, this is awful! But I have to say it's wonderful to see all the people out there on the beach trying to save these magnificent animals. I hope the few that were actually saved find their way back out to sea.

Rescued Aus Whales May Be Beached Again
Eleven stranded whales who were returned to sea by rescuers in Australia are trying to return to shore. The long-finned whales are thought to be disoriented as they keep trying to swim back to the spot where they beached earlier this week.

"They're meandering around at the moment," Department of Environment and Conservation officer, Laura Sinclair, said. "It's not an unusual situation but we're just trying to guide them out further. If one strands itself again, it could put out distress signals to bring them all back."
Image and story from Sky News

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Check out the website of Sea Shepherd.org. Donate if you can. Money, or stuff (wish list here). Their mission statement:

"Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

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