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Acolyte posted a topic in THE CHANI PROJECT'I couldn't take it in at first - I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me - I've never even heard about a dolphin like this let alone seen one with my own eyes - I was completely shocked.' The stunned teacher called the police who came and removed the dolphin to a laboratory for further investigation. Early reports said the eyes on one of the dolphin heads were not properly opened - neither was one of the blow holes. Associate professor Mehmet Gokoglu from the marine-biology department at the Ak Deniz University said he welcomed the opportunity to study the strange dolphin adding: 'Such a dolphin is a very rare occurance - similar to the occurrence of conjoined human twins'. [snip] ... see pic here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2721179/Siamese-fins-Body-two-headed-DOLPHIN-washes-Turkish-beach.html hmm we're killing the oceans! watch the dolphins!
Natural Resources Defense Council joins renewed legal battle Jeanette Steele January 27, 2014 "A second lawsuit was filed Monday against the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Navy over a five-year plan for military training off Southern California and Hawaii. The Natural Resources Defense Council argues that the federal agency illegally granted the Navy permission to harm more than 35 species of whales and dolphins. In December, the National Marine Fisheries Service granted a permit that allows the Navy to use sonar and explosive charges to provide realistic training. Over five years, the Navy estimates that work with ships, explosives and sonar will kill up to 155 marine mammals off Southern California and Hawaii. Projections also anticipate 2,000 serious injuries and 9.6 million lower-level harassments, such as prompting whales or dolphins to leave an area or stop feeding." “The science proving the link between sonar exposure and population decline is mounting. And so are the solutions that could prevent thousands of needless injuries and hundreds of deaths,” said the NRDC’s Michael Jasny. A Navy spokesman on Monday said that the service is committed to meeting the national security mission and protecting marine life by taking precautionary steps. snip http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jan/27/NRDC-lawsuit-navy-mammals-sonar/
Plan B posted a topic in THE CHANI PROJECTUPDATE: 8/26 video: http://wtkr.com/2013/08/26/unprecedented-number-of-dolphins-washing-ashore/ Watching the Dolphins.... "Current bottlenose dolphin strandings are over seven times the historical average for the month of July for the Mid-Atlantic Region. All age classes of bottlenose dolphins are involved and strandings range from a few live animals to mostly dead animals with many very decomposed." http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/health/mmume/midatldolphins2013.html
Acolyte posted a topic in General DiscussionI dont know if this is legit but WOW if it's true "After weeks of protest against a dolphin park in the state of Kerala and several other marine mammal entertainment facilities which were to be built this year, India has officially recognized dolphins as non-human persons, whose rights to life and liberty must be respected. Dolphin parks that were being built across the country will instead be shut down. India's Ministry of Environment and Forests has informed state governments to ban dolphinariums and other commercial entertainment that involves the capture and confinement of cetacean species such as orcas and bottlenose dolphins. They issued a statement that said, "research had clearly established cetaceans are highly intelligent and sensitive, and that dolphins "should be seen as 'non-human persons' and as such should have their own specific rights." India becomes the fourth country in the world to ban the capture and import of cetaceans for the purpose of commercial entertainment - along with Costa Rica, Hungary, and Chile. Three years ago, the movement began to recognize whale and dolphins as individuals with self-awareness and a set of rights. The movement gained momentum in Helsinki, Finland when scientists and ethicists drafted a Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans. "We affirm that all cetaceans as persons have the right to life, liberty and well-being," they wrote." [snip] more at http://www.whitewolfpack.com/2013/10/india-declares-dolphins-to-be-non-human.html