help dolphins

why lance is the eldest brother:

- he makes jokes!! like he does those fun laser noises with everyone and that episode where he did the sirens and for real what younger sibling wouldn’t laugh and join in on that?? Lance is the Ultimate Fav™ sibling who plays video games and teaches you to play football in the backyard (via @promiscuous-pidge)

- literally turned into a dolphin to help pidge get the video game console

- acts like he’s brave in front of everyone and tries to cheer everyone up

- while he can be really playful, he can also be extremely serious when he needs to be. 

- even still, polices things so crap doesn’t go wrong. Like when he calls Keith out, because he KNOWS when things won’t work out. Doesn’t push it past the limit when authority figure discredits it (Shiro telling him that it’ll happen anyway)  (via @promiscuous-pidge)

- has an extremely strong connection with his family. i mean, the vld writers show that he’s the most homesick in the mindmelding episode and when coran shows him the map of the universe

- drives everyone around in his lion. as an older sibling, driving everyone around is his job (via @promiscuous-pidge). 

- this face

Dolphins are some of the most beloved marine mammals on the planet, but Hawaiian spinner dolphins like this acrobatic individual in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary need our help!

Hawaiian spinner dolphins feed offshore at night and return to Hawai'i’s nearshore waters to rest and recuperate during the day. Research has shown that frequent interaction with swimmers and boaters in their habitat can negatively affect the dolphins’ heath. Although a single disturbance may seem harmless, these dolphins face these stressors multiple times a day. And each disturbance takes time away from the dolphin that it may have used for resting, nurturing its young, or socializing with other dolphins. 

When visiting dolphin habitats, help keep these dolphins safe by giving them plenty of space to rest and recuperate. Even those of us living far from dolphin habitats can help – spread the word to your traveling friends and help promote responsible recreation habits! 

(Photo: Ed Lyman/NOAA, under NOAA Permit #14097) 

emeralb224  asked:

How would over watch members react if they a mermaid washed up on the shore after a storm.

I didn’t do everyone (that would take too much time and I like doing rather intimate reactions) but I tried to do a few decent ones! I think I may only do four at most, since these take time, haha.

Most assumed that there was nothing happening beneath the sea during a storm. But the fact of the matter was that there were currents that pushed and pulled harder when it stormed, and you were unfortunate enough to get caught in one of the stronger currents near the surface. You had been helping a pod of dolphins surface for air before moving further out from the storm when you were caught.

You hit your head at some point and passed out; when you woke again you were on land and you were being stared down at by some human who was looking over your head. You hissed in pain when they pressed against your wound, and immediately retaliated by pinning them down, your strength superior despite your size.

The human looked alarmed.

Hanzo; He immediately pushed against you, going for his bow quickly. You moved to go back to the water, but hissed in more pain when you realize just how dry your scales were. It was painful to move, but you didn’t want to stay too close to anyone that might hurt you more. “You are injured, I was only trying to help,” the human told you. You found that hard to believe, purely because humans were creatures that wanted to hurt mers, that was simple fact. No human ever had good intentions for a mer. “Fine. I will not help you,” he decided. But he did not leave. You kept your eyes on him as you tried again to move, but your scales were cracking in places. You had been on land for far too long; you were bleeding where your scales were cracking.

“I can help you to the water,” the human finally sighed, after watching you struggle and barely contain your hurt noises. You did not want to agree to his help, but moving hurt too much to do on your own. You finally nodded, and the human set down his bow to approach you again. You barred your teeth, both a reflex and a warning, but the human ignored the action and scooped you up into his arms. He was strong, though not stronger than you, but you could appreciate that kind of strength in a mate. If he were a mer, you would have considered him attractive. Unfortunately, he was a human, and he looked weird. But you appreciated the cool feeling of the water as it washed over your scales, already feeling much better. “Thank you,” you sighed. The human merely nodded. You went further in the water, but stopped to glance back at the human once more. “Your help is appreciated. Should you need to find me again, you will.” You had a feeling now this wouldn’t be the last time you saw him.

Soldier76; An instinct similar to your own must have kicked in within him because he caught you completely by surprise when he flipped the two of you around. You registered a pain in your tail and let out a cry when you realized the excess movement had caused your dry scales to begin cracking. The human seemed to register your pain as he moved to let you go. You sat up, webbed fingers going to your tail to look over the damage more extensively. At the same time, the human approached you again. “Your head-” you heard him say, but you didn’t want him to get too close when you were so vulnerable. “Don’t touch me!” you snarled, claws at the ready should you need to attack. He took a step back, holding his hands up. “I just want to get you patched up. I found you here after the storm,” he said. You remembered the storm, but you didn’t know if the human spoke the truth about helping you.

“If you truly wish to help me, get me to the water,” you said. If the human had other intentions against you, it would be easier to harm him with him so close. He stepped over to you and picked you up into his arms, careful of your tail. You held onto him, not used to being picked up so far above the water (not including the time your friend lifted you just above the surf) but you wished there were other circumstances to the situation you found yourself in. “How did you get this far out?” the human asked you now. “The storm beneath the surface can be just as violent as the one above,” you stated. He huffed what could be considered a laugh, and a smile flashed over his features. You found yourself looking away to avoid smiling back, the expression a bit infectious. When he set you down in the water, you sighed in relief, watching your blood wash away with the tide and feeling more refreshed than you had in days. “I guess this is goodbye then,” the human said. You glanced up at him as you moved further into the water. “Goodbyes mean nothing at all. This isn’t our last meeting.” With that, you slipped beneath the surface of the waves, leaving the human behind, watching and wondering.

Lucio; “Whoa!” the human shouted, which in turn alarmed you as well. He stared up at you, shocked that you had such strength. “Are you alright?” he asked, which confused you. You wondered why until the pain that radiated up from your tail came to the forefront of your mind. You collapsed atop the human, breathing heavily and trying not to think about how much it hurt to move. The sand burned in the wounds it managed to get into. The human sat up with you falling into his lap, the worry on his face clear. “Hey!” he quickly moved to pick you up into his arms, the sudden movement causing you to shout in pain and distress. “Sorry,” the human apologized, but he did his best to quickly get you back to the water. You were surprised he was so quick to help you; others would not have been so ready. Humans could be selfish creatures and often times when your kind was found by them you were never seen again.

He set you further out in the water than you would have expected him to. If you wanted, you could have pulled him beneath the waves and drowned him. Such a trusting creature; it was a quality that would be lauded in a mate. You decided against killing him when he let you go. “Thank you,” you sighed, the water washing over you and giving you something of a glow. It would take time for your scales to heal but you appreciated the fact that it would be a speedy recovery. “No problem! Healing is what I do,” the human smiled. He was practically soaked and he held onto you until you could get your tail beneath you enough to swim. “You’re awfully kind for a human,” you murmured, “Why did you help me?” The human’s smile softened a bit, and the sun behind him gave him his own glow. “One day, there won’t be anymore fighting between our kind. We’ll all be in sync to the rhythm of life.” You thought the dream a foolish one, but it was nice to meet someone who believed in something like that. “Maybe one day,” you agreed, before slipping beneath the water. You hoped the two of you could meet again one day. You had a feeling you would.

Tracer; As quickly as she was beneath you she was gone, confusing you to no end even as you hit the ground and felt the pain in your tail flair up. You let out a small yelp, and before you knew it she was lifting you into her arms. “Careful, love, wouldn’t want to hurt your head anymore,” she stated. She smiled at you, and then you were closer to the ocean than you had been before. “How did you-?” she didn’t answer your question as she sat you down in the water. “There we go. I don’t know how well this’ll react to the water, so I can’t take you any further out.” She tapped a glowing object strapped to her chest, a thrum seeming to come from it. The light reminded you of the angler fish your parents used to groom, the light ethereal and beautiful. “What is it?” you found yourself asking, forgetting yourself for a moment. The water was already soothing over your wounds, making you feel better than before.

“It’s a Chronal Accelerator. My friend built it to help me,” she smiled. You didn’t entirely understand what she was saying, but her friend helping her was something you did understand. “Does this make us friends?” you asked, confused. If her friend had helped her and she was helping you, was this how humans became friends? Strange, but you appreciated the fact that she didn’t leave you on the beach. “If you want to be, then yes!” her laugh was light and happy, and you thought of how you would love to have a mate with a laugh like that. You wondered if she had a mate of her own. “You should really get back to your family,” she sighed now. “They must be worried sick for you.” You agreed silently; you had no idea how long you had been gone. “Thank you for your help…?” you wanted to call her by something other than “human” but she had not given you a name. “Any time!” Then, she was gone from your sight for a moment, before you saw her waving at you from further up the beach. You raised a single hand to wave back. You hoped you would see her again one day. Such a kind human; she would make anyone that chose her as their own happy.

So basically i have a headcanon that each paladin has a favorite animal because it was in some way their pet during their childhood. Based on that one question in Voltron quiz

Shiro - As a child, Shiro wanted an animal friend so his parents took him to animal shelter. There, Takashi saw a three-legged pup and instantly fell in love with it. A caretaker asked Shiro if he wanted to perhaps look for different dog but Shiro´s resolute “nope the doggie´s my child now” pretty much concluded it. He was named Wolfie.

Pidge - Before Holt family got a dog, they had a big and old turtle that was a family pet Before Katie was born. Original turtle´s name was William, but Katie nicknamed him Wall-e after her favorite movie. She really loved their family turtle, and would sometimes sit on his back, but usually they just chilled outside, Wall-e eating salad while Katie sat leaning on turtle´s side and playing with her Nintendo. Sadly, William later died due to high age. (sorry Pidge!)

Hunk - Hunk just owned his favorite teddy bear that he would always carry everywhere (we do not give child a dangerous carnivoire, people!). However, Hunk was basically a magic magnet to wild animals - they never feared him and would always come to him for treats and petting because Hunk gives best pets.

Lance - Since Lance has a very, very bigfamily, it is not surprise that one of him aunts owns a marine aquarium. Lance always visited her in her work and would spent nearly all his time besides dolphins and helped feeding them and played with the dolphins like all the time.

Keith - One day, Keith found an injured stray black cat and decided to help her. At first the cat pretty much disliked him scratching and hissing every time he got closer. But as time passed, she grew to like him and even saved Keith from robber (the robber almost got his face clawed out).

alli still won’t help me set up Dolphin so that I can use my guitar hero guitar as a controller. (this is possible, i believe)

this is sad because without her help I can’t shred amazing bass solos while kicking ass in pokemon


10 ways that YOU can help dolphins and whales in captivity

Have you been educated about captivity, and decided you’re against keeping dolphins in whales captive for our entertainment at their expense? Want to get involved but just don’t know how? These are a few somewhat easy ways to make your impact on the greater fight for getting cetaceans out of captivity, and if you can accomplish just a couple of these tasks, you’re doing a great job of fighting for these intelligent beings. Every single voice matters, only united can we make a big wave.

  1. Get Educated- You may already be educated on why cetaceans don’t fare well in captivity, but you can never be too knowledgable on the subject and there’s new information coming out all the time. Keep researching!
  2. Attend Protests- Peaceful protesting is a great way to get out there and show people that there are real humans out there that are standing up to this abusive practice and want it to end. Not only are you making a statement to the captivity industry, you may be planting a seed to so many people who just happen to come by your protest and learn something new that they may not have ever thought about previously. If there aren’t any protests going on near you, organize one!
  3. Tell Everyone you Know- Make a Facebook status about it. Call your parents and tell them about it. Bring it up in conversation at lunch with your friends. One of your most powerful tools is education, and anyone with compassion who’s educated on the subject will be inclined to not support this industry.
  4. Make Flyers and Put them Up Around Town- Making informational flyers is an awesome way to get the word out even farther than your friend circle. Include a few main points on why cetacean captivity is cruel and include some reference websites to learn more from. Also don’t forget to encourage everyone to boycott marine parks with captive cetaceans!
  5. Write to your Government Leaders- Let your government know that you’re not going to stand for this. Get involved and learn about specific cases of captivity abuse, and tell your leaders in that area about it! Letting your leaders know that this is something on the people’s minds is helpful in getting them to get involved on the issue.
  6. Sign Petitions- While some online petitions aren’t very useful and effective, some really are! Regardless, at least you can say you got involved and took a stand, so sign any dolphin and whale welfare petitions you find that are worth supporting! Also don’t be afraid to start your own petition! The best way to know if a petition is effective is yourself being in charge of it and you ensuring the signatures get to where they need to go.
  7. Boycott!- Boycotting all marine parks with captive cetaceans is key to taking them down where it’s important- money. Also consider boycotting any companies who do business with or openly advertise for these marine parks, so that they may be inclined to stop their support. It’s worked before and it will keep working so long as we keep the pressure on!
  8. Tell the Marine Parks What You Want- Contact these parks and facilities, let them know you don’t support what they’re doing, and let them know they won’t be getting any money from you until they reform their cruel practices. They need to know what the public wants, and it’s up to you to tell them!
  9. Donate to Organizations Helping to Stop Captivity- There are tons of non profits out there that work towards animal welfare and stopping the continued captivity of dolphins and whales, and they need your funding to keep operating! If you can donate any amount to these organizations, you’re funding the fight against this abusive industry.
  10. Get into Online Activism- The internet is an amazing tool for spreading information, and if you want to help get information out to the masses and encourage them to boycott marine parks, try spreading the word through your own website or social media! Always remember to cite sources, present strong and constructive arguments, and network with like minded people along the way!
Fear is no match for Faith

No one may see this. I don’t use this as much. But I need to do this.

I am afraid.

Afraid of life. Afraid of death. And I haven’t been able to physically say that.

It’s a crippling fear that comes back and haunts me every couple years. Apparently this is another occurrence. But I have done thinking.

I am going to take this fear and conquer it, by living.

I’m going to go everywhere. I am going to try and make this world a better place by doing things for it.

I am going to live in Greece for a short period of time, exploring the whole country, helping it’s dolphins, climbing and exploring Mount Olympus. I’m going to Italy, France, Spain, England, Ireland, Iceland, Amsterdam, Australia, Canada, Bali, so many places that I could keep going.

I’m going to climb up to that hell temple in Thailand and get a tattoo by a very old man and pay the spirits. While there, I’m going to help the marine life.

I’m going to pray with Buddha’s and release good spirits into the world.

I want to see the Color festival in India. I want to see the Northern Lights. I want to stand in the middle Death Valley and scream. I want to soar across the sky in a hot air balloon in Turkey. I want to help a wild life sanctuary in South Africa. I want to help tropical forests in Costa Rica and help the turtles. I want to see Hadrian’s Wall and experience Carnival. I want to visit California, Arizona, Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Mexico, Norway.

I want to go to Chicago and lay on the glass floor, with my fear of heights, and look down at the ground below me and know that I won’t fall.

I will do all of this and so much more.

So many things can be said about me, good or bad. But one thing no one can deny or take away from me is that I am DETERMINED. I will do everything I can to somehow connect my soul to this world. I refuse to leave this world until I have. This world has so many beautiful things to offer, and I will take every opportunity to do this for the dear Mother of Earth. She has done so much, it is time I start to repay that debt.

I am going to love being alive for now on. I am tired of being scared. I am tired of letting things get to me. The world has a plan for me. My destiny is out there.

Maybe someone thinks this is unrealistic. I see this as more possible than staying in one place for the rest of my life.

Some may think well what about money? And I say that if you’re main concern is money, you do not see the thousands of opportunities that life can show you.

I believe in spirits and energies and destinies and everything in between. I know they will not let me down. I have my complete faith in them. I feel at peace. I feel calm. Because when I close my eyes, I do not see dark.

I see light.

I want to lay on the pure ground that we have been given and place my hand against Mother Nature and thank her. I cannot to connect with her.