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The Icelandic Coast Guard Rescues a Humpback Whale - Video

A lone fisherman just off the coast of Skagafjörður in northern Iceland accidentally had a humpback whale swim through his net. After making a few attempts himself to free the whale he called for assistance. Fortunately the Coast Guard was only half an hour away and responded quickly. They managed to cut a strand of the net that was hooked around the whale’s fin. Not an easy task with such a giant animal up close. From a short distance away, a second humpback whale kept an eye on the whole operation.

Furry Little Peach x Odd Collective Bedsheets Kickstarter

Hello my darlings, if you follow me on Instagram then you’ll already know about this, but let me introduce the rest of you to the Kickstarter I have going with The Club of Odd Volumes at the moment! Basically “The Herd” (ie. my Galaxy Whales) are going to be turned into sheet sets which I’m incredibly, incredibly excited about - but can only happen with the help of you guys!

These little babes available on linen sets (A fitted sheet, top sheet and two pillow cases) in Single, Double, Queen and King sizes. The bedding sets are 100% cotton, 300 thread count. Beautiful, bright, luxury photo quality prints and each pledge comes with a little limited edition gift to say thank you for supporting this project!

There is less than two weeks until we need to reach our goal in order for these fellas (along with the other four designs) to go into production, so I would really love and appreciate it if you guys could pledge and/or share this post! If we reach our goal by Sunday, Septemper 7, 2014, 12:00 AM EST we’ll be dreaming amongst these glorious gentle giants. If not, we won’t be charged, but unfortunately the sets won’t go into production.

If you’d like to pledge, you can find the sets on the right hand side - any of the pledges that read “THE HERD” are this design and please check out the other designs too they’re pretty rad! Thanks so much for reading, and let’s make this happen kiddos so we can all have matching sheets! ^.^ <3

Find the kickstarter here:

The Incredible Thing About Whale Poop Is That It Fights Climate Change

It’s not a good time to be living in the ocean. Aside from oil spills and the scourge ofplastics pollution, the seas are becoming ever more acidic due to humanity’s CO2 flooding the atmosphere. The altered PH of the water makes for a bevy of problems, from making fish act in really weird ways to dissolving the shells of creatures critical to the marine food chain.

But a group of scientists from the University of Vermont and elsewhere think the ocean’s future health has one thing going for it: the restoration of whale populations. They believe that having more whales in the water creates a more stable marine environment, partly through something called a “whale pump”—a polite term for how these majestic animals defecate.”

Read more at motherjones.