Taurus Bowhead Whales: Their dedication (or stubbornness) makes them capable of amazing things, even breaking through sea ice at least seven inches thick with their big heads.
Gemini Belugas: They can be very sociable and are known for their gift of the gab. They can pronounce a series of chirps, clicks, whistles and squeals, which may sound like nonsense to us, but to fellow belugas they convey deep and important messages.
Cancer Bryde’s Whales: While swimming they tend to suddenly change direction. For no apparent reason. A bit moody. They even have irregular breathing patterns.
Leo Spinner Dolphins: They have enough energy to jump up to 3 meters height and turn seven times on their axis before plunging again and then repeating the exercise about 13 more times. They are cool and they know it. They are not aggressive. Unless they don’t like you.
Virgo Pilot Whales: They are amazing, very clever, witty, and practical. Until they decide to just mass strand themselves on the beach.
Libra Humpback Whales: Very artistic, their songs are pretty nice. They love harmony, but won’t hesitate to fight for justice, getting in the way when Killer Whales attack other mammals. Depending on the point of view, this also makes them huge party poopers.
Scorpio Sperm Whales: The most famous of them is known for wreaking havoc on a ship. Giant squid and Colossal squid are very afraid of them. Enough said.
Sagittarius Fin Whales: Also known as “the greyhounds of the sea”, their open mind and philosophical views motivate them to roam the seas (at about 40 km/h, 24 mph) in search of the meaning of life.
Capricorn Blue Whales: Very strong, fearless and somewhat stoic, they may appear a bit cold on the outside, but they are actually very gentle beings.
Aquarius Bottlenose dolphins: Smart fellows, bitchy at times, but otherwise very friendly. They can form strong bonds which may last for life.
Pisces Cuvier’s beaked whales: Very wise, they dive deeper than anyone else, they have seen things no one else has seen. But this also means they are slightly out of touch with reality.
Your collection of marine biology textbooks and encyclopedias are the books jolyne grew up reading. She doesn’t care as much about marine biology as you do, but she just has a super advanced knowledge of marine biology for her age. She absolutely schools the other kids at the aquarium/zoo/museum when she overhears them sayings something wrong i.e. “its a dolphin mommie!” “actually thats a pilot whale” and you silently smiles in approval at your rude but smart daughter.
Taiji’s annual drive fisheries, which normally commence at the beginning of September to early March, has just added two new species of cetaceans to capture for captivity or slaughter. Rough-toothed dolphins and melon-headed whales have been added to the list of now nine species that are subject to the hunts. The other animals include striped dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, pacific white-sided dolphins, pantropical spotted dolphins, risso’s dolphins, short-finned pilot whales, and false killer whales.
These cruel drive hunts are depleting wild populations of cetaceans and subjugating more animals to the confinement of a tank. To help support an end to these practices, remember to spread the word to your friends and family about what is happening, sign petitions, write letters, and take the pledge to not buy a ticket to a dolphin show.