There’s a massacre going on in Libya right now. They’re tricking, then shooting protesters and raping women. Pray for them.
Today a 6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand. Lives have been lost and the damage is extensive.
5080 killings in Ciudad Juarez - Mexico, over 3 days
Bahrain’s army deliberately kills peaceful protesters
Egypt and Tunisia have both set up field hospitals on their Libyan borders
IF YOU ARE A SHARK REBLOG THIS.
we as shark kind need to unite & be proud of our sharky ways.
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is an annual high school competition held in the United States made up of several regional bowls and a national bowl for the winning teams. It is a buzzer-style competition with marine science questions relating to biology, chemistry, physics, geology, social sciences and marine policy. The format is like this: six minutes of buzzer questions, two team challenge questions, a two minute recess, and then six more minutes of buzzer questions. The team that answers a toss-up buzzer question then receives a bonus question worth more points.
This year, the regional Manatee Bowl was held at both my school (MAST) and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science across the street. My school’s team A consisted of [very smart] seniors that had competed before, and team B (my team) had a whole bunch of newbies. :p
Awesome article by Megan Ely about her experience in the NOSB competition :)
Hey bloggers, i know that posting a picture of a whale kissing a seal or a dolphin looking out of its tank is cute, but those pictures don’t contribute to our cause! Cetacean captivity is responsible for the 23,000 deaths in Taiji, Japan every year in a terrible massacre. By posting pictures like those, you’re fueling the demand of “Swim with our dolphins” programs and cetacean entertainment. Show that you don’t support it by posting pictures of free dolphins and whales instead of dolphins starved and forced to perform stupid little tricks in their tanks!!!
Peace, Love, Oceans,
Being an educator is not the most desirable job in the world. Not many people like to spend seven hours with small children specially when the salary is not that great. We underestimate the huge role teachers play in the development of future activists and new ideas. I’m thankful that my mother is an educator because i know that she makes her kids think critically and they’re always aware of important issues related to the ocean. Recently, the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten class theme for this year was chosen and the theme is “Ocean Awareness”. Every class got to decorate the walls outside of their classrooms with recycled art related to the ocean. Recycled water bottle sharks, juice box fish, and paper plate stingrays were among some of the florid characters that decorated the hallway. When i was their age, i was NEVER aware about ocean issues or the importance of recycling. I was never exposed to any of those ideas until i was in my early teens. It gives me hope to see that kids at age 4 or 5 are already so environmentally aware. They give me hope.
For the oceans, For future generations,
As an activist one can’t escape from the labels that are usually synonymus with the term. Terrorist, hooligan, hippie, extremist, psycho-we’ve heard it all!!! But what really fuels these comments? The answer is simple; fear. People are afraid of change and they tend to act defensively when they’re encountered with an idea that jeopardizes what they’ve known their whole lives. I believe in different shades of the spectrum in ocean and animal rights activism and i respect the work of every well-intentioned organization. Sometimes in order to make an impact on the public or on the enemie when one must do “outrageous” things. I don’t consider myself or any of my fellow activists terrorists just because we climb a fence and storm the entrance of the Miami Seaquarium who has a reputation for keeping its animals in inhumane conditions. I refuse to be punished with labels by society for standing up for something i believe in! I refuse to be looked down on for fighting for those who can’t defend themselves! I refuse to stand by and watch my friends being labeled as “terrorists” by people who don’t realize it’s the year 2011! Stay strong activists, together we can change it all.
For the ocean, for conservation, for revolution,