Have been told to get my bugle out and get back to blogging. Will do soon but always admire Opher’s posts, his persistence, and passion for protecting this wonderful world of biodiversity. Last year a whale beached near us in Portugal. The response of the majority of people was a desire to help and save it. In 2018 we have become more aware of the effects of plastic pollution, whales and other creatures found dead with plastic filling their stomachs and now the disgrace of Japan’s decision to continue with commercial whaling. Please support all those organisations that persist in confronting this terrible destruction of our close relatives of the ocean.
Some facts about whales:
Spindle cells found in several species of whale and dolphin also indicate the possibility of high intelligence
Dolphins and porpoises use vocal sounds and body language to communicate with one another. Baleen whales communicate over hundreds of miles using complex songs.
They have complex social structures. The social structure of killer whale for example (killer whales are actually dolphins) is often compared to that of elephants and humans, and is even considered by some to resemble a culture.
So why the hell are we hunting and cruelly killing these intelligent, sensitive creatures???