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! firstname.lastname@example.org
Read full article here: http://www.
globalmontreal.com/pod+of+ orcas+trapped+in+hudson+bay+ ice+in+northern+quebec/ 6442785033/story.html
Thank you for your time,
|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 lions, seals, walruses, 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. 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.
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!