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!
@childminds I forgot to post this last night sorry! Here’s my dolphin. I wanted her to look like a little like the dolphin from Barbie in A Mermaid Tale although I haven’t seen it myself I really liked the dolphin!
Fiji has a distinct appeal as a South Pacific retreat for its
multicolored soft coral diving, its turquoise water and powdery beaches
and its preserved traditional culture–it’s not hard to meet a tribal
chief and receive a traditional welcome, even if it means politely
sipping a cup of their somewhat narcotic drink kava. (Try and avoid it.)
We don’t have to disparage the indoor world, which has its own rich ecosystem, to lament children’s disconnection from the outdoor world. But the experiences the two spheres offer are entirely different. There is no substitute for what takes place outdoors; not least because the greatest joys of nature are unscripted. The thought that most of our children will never swim among phosphorescent plankton at night, will never be startled by a salmon leaping, a dolphin breaching, the stoop of a peregrine, or the rustle of a grass snake is almost as sad as the thought that their children might not have the opportunity.
The remarkable collapse of children’s engagement with nature – which is even faster than the collapse of the natural world – is recorded in Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods, and in a report published recently by the National Trust. Since the 1970s the area in which children may roam without supervision has decreased by almost 90%. In one generation the proportion of children regularly playing in wild places in the UK has fallen from more than half to fewer than one in 10. In the US, in just six years (1997-2003) children with particular outdoor hobbies fell by half. Eleven- to 15-year-olds in Britain now spend, on average, half their waking day in front of a screen.
There are several reasons for this collapse: parents’ irrational fear of strangers and rational fear of traffic, the destruction of the fortifying commons where previous generations played, the quality of indoor entertainment, the structuring of children’s time, the criminalisation of natural play. The great indoors, as a result, has become a far more dangerous place than the diminished world beyond.
each one of these songs hold a story behind them that tug at my heart. they mean a lot to me, and one day, may mean a lot to you too.
[8tracks sucks for not letting me put down more than 2 “high quality” songs from an artist.]
migraine (live room) - twenty one pilots // the take over, the break’s over (cuts off at end?) - fall out boy // up all night - owl city // sunset, 1989 - swimming with dolphins // paper tigers - owl city // moth’s wings - passion pit // a love like war - all time low (ft. vic fuentes) // suicide saturday - hippo campus // i’m not okay (i promise) - my chemical romance // sophomore slump or comeback of the year - fall out boy // pumped up kicks (tribute) - foster the people // fast car - swimming with dolphins // captains of the sky - sky sailing // jesus christ - brand new // sex - the 1975 // ruby - twenty one pilots // flaws - bastille // can’t help falling in love - tyler joseph (ft. skeleton clique)