Thursday, 31 January 2013

Save the World's Saddest Dolphins

SAVE THE DOLPHINS! The dolphins in Singapore's new underworld Sentosa exhibit are fighting for their lives in this enclosed habitat. They don't belong there, as much as humans like to interact with them. Their homes ar in the wild. So help us spread the world on Twitter, Facebook, Blogspot, to Save The Dolphins!
Please Reblog or share online to help spread the word!


The Shade Forest








I ran. I ran as fast as possible just to get away from the glaring eyes of civilization, and to my favorite hiding spot, just to myself, at the foothills of the Bezor mountains. My heart racing, I sat down on a rock jutting out over the sea, where every now and then a white line was seen on the blue waters as a wave broke out. I could taste the salty sea spray in the air, on my lips. 
I looked to my right. Only a couple paces away, lay the Shade forest, a forest said to be full of mysterious shadows, hence its name. An involuntary shudder ran through my spine. Many a traveler had gone in and never come back out. All people found was blood on the side of the road. Or nothing. 
I had always wanted to try it out, go in, ever since I was a little girl. Ever since both my parents had gone in to save a friend. This world is cruel, yes. Since those five years that the small town of Guildenstar had lost my parents, well- known folk to everyone, no- one had dared to ever go near the forest again. That is, all except me. 
I often got reproached by the villagers, a street girl with a band of ruffians nicking apples from private orchards, and getting into trouble. But still I was the only one brave enough to venture thins close.
Standing up, I slowly walked towards the dark fir trees. Fear pounded on the door of my heart. I stuck one hand between the trunks. I couldn’t move my hand so easily as I could when I was outside. This forest was different unlike all the others I had gone to. Surprised but not afraid, I withdrew my hand. Another shock awaited me. My hand was not wet, nor was the sleeve of my dress. it had felt like water. Boldly, I marched in. 
Almost instantly I felt myself being lifted, but ever so slightly. I was still being pulled to the leafy forest floor by that unknown force.
A spiky branch cut me across the back of my hand. It was only a mere scratch, but when the blood came out is clouded up beside me. Odd.
Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw it. A faint shadow coming closer and closer. It was almost face to face with me when I realized what it was. A shark. Massif, probably five meters in length. It had white scars all over its snout. And gleaming white teeth, sharp as daggers. The blood started to move towards it. I backed away and clung to a tree, and climbed. I tried to get as far as possible, but it kept coming. 
Why had I been so foolish? 

Monday, 28 January 2013

Africa For Norway


Check out this really funny video about service. A group of Africans decided to make a song about how they could help Norway survive the freezing, snowy winter months.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Typewriter

Hi everyone,
I found this really funny video by Leroy Anderson. It's otherwise known as music with a typewriter. Enjoy!
















     

Thursday, 10 January 2013

SAVE THE WHALES- ACT FAST!

ACT FAST AND SAVE THE WHALES IF YOU REALLY CARE!


SOS! HELP THE WHALES! EMERGENCY

An adult female and her calf
On behalf of the SOS Global Concern at UWCSEA East (a GC focused on raising awareness and taking action for marine related causes) we would appreciate it if you could do us a favor:

In Canada 18 killer whales are currently trapped under thick ice, with only a small hole (size of a pick-up truck) to breathe from, the situation is urgent as forecasts predict the temperature is going drop radically (-11 to -33 degrees Celsius). These whales are in danger, frightened, and panicked. We can break this ice using an icebreaker ship, however authorities aren't providing this ship yet.

There is still hope if you act fast, email this link and tell the Canadian government the whales need help!  info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca



Thank you for your time,

SOS GSEA






A killer whale plays with a ball of ice, soon
after a researcher had thrown a
snowball at the whale.
Hi everyone, I posted this passage to get the whole internet to know about this. If you really care about killer whales, animals, our planet, and a possible future, save the killer whales! Remember that without them, the food web will collapse...

... And it'll be trouble.

Just a bit about killer whales.. (From Wikipedia)

A killer whale leaps out of the water when swimming
—a behaviour known as porpoising
The killer whale (Orcinus orca), also referred to as the orca whale or orca, and less commonly as the blackfish, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from the frigid Arctic andAntarctic regions to tropical seas. Killer whales as a species have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey. Some feed exclusively on fish, while others hunt marine mammals such as sea lionssealswalruses, and even large whales. Killer whales are regarded as apex predators, lacking natural predators.
Killer whales, like this one spotted near Alaska,
commonly 
breach, often lifting their
entire bodies out of the water.
Killer whales are highly social; some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups which are the most stable of any animal species.[5] Their sophisticated hunting techniques and vocal behaviors, which are often specific to a particular group and passed across generations, have been described as manifestations of culture.[6]
The IUCN currently assesses the orca's conservation status as data deficient because of the likelihood that two or more killer whale types are separate species. Some local populations are considered threatened or endangered due to prey depletion, habitat loss, pollution (by PCBs), capture for marine mammal parks, and conflicts with fisheries. In late 2005, the "southern resident" population of killer whales that inhabits British Columbia and Washington state waters were placed on the U.S. Endangered Species list.
To read more go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_whale

Killer Whales are a threatened species
The killer whales are already on the ENDANGERED list which means we can't leave them in a stich like this. We, as humans, have mostly caused them to earn that place on the list. If we did it, we can fix it. Remember, It all starts with a small act. A tiny seed can turn into a huge tree. Please help!



Type C killer whales in the Ross Sea:
The eye patch slants forward.





SO ACT FAST... 

... And save important lives!


THANK YOU