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Is spring arriving earlier?
 
A new study out of the UK, published by the Royal Society, shows that flowers are blooming 2 to 12 days earlier than they did 25 years ago. The study used 400,000 records of first blooms, and looked at over 400 species of flowers. The research showed this pattern of early blooming to be the first in recorded history. The study also showed that a 1 degree Celsius change, over a short two year period, resulted in an earlier flowering time of five days. An earlier British study "Rapid Changes in Flowering Time in British Plants" (Fitter, 2002) showed that 385 plant species bloomed 4 and a half days earlier during the 1990s than the 4 decades prior. And yet another study out of the UK, by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology found that in 2005, species were breeding on average 11.7 days earlier than in 1976. In the U.S....
Organic vegetables start out as seed...
 
For the past year there has been an uproar in the vegetable seed business as Monsanto has purchased Seminis (a seed conglomerate that has 40% of the U.S. vegetable seed market) and De Ruiter Seeds. Monsanto is now in the vegetable seed business for the first time and it's in big time. 55 percent of store bought lettuce, 75 percent of U.S. tomatoes, and 85 percent of peppers now originate through Monsanto's fingers. If you wish to steer clear of purchasing Monsanto seed- you need to do a bit of homework, as even reputable seed companies that have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, are still selling Seminis (now Monsanto) seed. Buying seed from a seed exchange, buying open-pollinated and organic are safe ways to avoid Monsanto seed.
State of the Planet
 
Today, during the State of the Planet Conference 2010 at Columbia University, Prince Albert of Monaco, via satellite, expressed "we are at the dawn of major changes." Here in the West, as we wake up to this new day, there is much yawning and shaking away of the slumber... Letting go of 100 years of combustion, and starting a new paradigm, is an awesome challenge for developed nations who are stuck in their vision of fenced in, lawn-covered yards and oil dependent infrastructure.
Old fridge recycled- new fridge rebate...
 
On the government's Energy Star site there's a "Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator". I put in approximate age of fridge, size, type (side-by-side), electricity rate. Hit go. Wow, says this old fridge here in NY costs $410 a year to operate. Says the savings would be $1565 over the next five years if it were replaced by an Energy Star model which would cost a quarter less to operate; $97 a year (v $410) for a similar type fridge. Plus a $105 rebate...
 
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A Tribute to Dolphin Mothers and their Calves




dolphin calf
Flickr





dolphin calf
www.bio.davidson.edu





dolphin calf
www.blogs.orlandosentinel.com





dolphin calf
www.perthnow.com.au






dolphin calf
Australia  www.tools.goldcoast.com.au




dolphin calf
By Faultier13 Flickr





dolphin calf
By Photolen on Flickr





A Birth


dolphin calf

Oltremare lagoon in Riccione, Italy. Photo by Leandro Stanzani.




dolphin calf

The Baby, about 30 pounds! Photo by Leandro Stanzani.






baby dolphin

Happy Mom. After one year's gestation.  Photo by Leandro Stanzani.







Birth of a baby dolphin in an aquarium.
Really special! Blurry beginning but gets better. After the birth the mother immediately went to the baby - you can see that on this short video - www.youtube.com





dolphin calf

Dolphin Baby in utero. The gestation period for dolphins is 12 months.
National Geographic Photo.






dolphin calf

A beached baby Dolphin was found in Montevideo, Uruguay, he was no older then 10 days. It appears he got stuck in a fishing net. www.magazine024.com






baby dolphin

Dolphin Baby in Uruguay - www.magazine024.com






baby dolphin

A Youngster by Tucuxi Flickr






dolphin calf

Calves nurse for about a year and a half but stay with their Mom for much longer.
Female dolphins generally give birth once every three years.** www.bing.com




But Now


dead dolphin calf

Dead dolphin calf - www.newsbythesecond.com






dead dolphin calf

Gulfport Mississippi - Feb 2011 - Sun Herald




For the past two years since the Gulf Oil Spill, record breaking numbers of bottlenose dolphins of all ages have been reported dead on the shores of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle.^ Many females have gone into labor early since the spill and their babies were either stillborn or died soon after birth.



dolphin die off chart in gulf

Since February 2010, more than 600 dolphins have been found on the shores between the Louisiana-Texas border and the western coast of Florida. www.pbs.org



The dolphin birthing season is March through May. And the past two years have turned out to be very distressful. For dolphin mom's mourn their calves as do humans. Watch the two videos below and you will be convinced of that.* www.nmfs.noaa.gov  news.ucf.edu





A Bottlenose dolphin mother gives her dead baby to the Dolphin Research Team in the Laguna Madre Bay, South Padre Island, TX. If nothing else does, this will make you cry.








A couple kayaking, saw a dolphin mother pushing her dead baby around then left her and came back 2 hours later and she was still doing it-  trying to revive him.





dead baby dolphin

Mother with dead fetus - www.spyhoplog.blogspot.com

Photo: Keith Rittmaster





dead baby dolphin

Gulf Feb 2011, photo by James Edward Bates








A 'robotic' discussion aboout the recent spike of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico. Is it related to the BP oil spill? Is it related to the millions of gallons of Corexit dumped into the Gulf? Corexit is a product line of solvents primarily used as a dispersant for breaking up oil slicks. It is produced by Nalco Holding Company which is associated with BP. Corexit 9500, four times more toxic than crude oil, is one of the most poisonous dispersants ever developed, and is up to 20 times more toxic than other dispersants, and only half as effective.




Further Reading:

*www.sunherald.com

*www.guardian.co.uk

**www.bio.davidson.edu

www.reuters.com

www.nzherald.co.nz

www.cnn.com

www.news.discovery.com

www.blog.gulflive.com


Report a Stranding in:

North Carolina: Marine Mammal Stranding Network





 

 

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rebecca peplinski
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Re: Tribute to Dolphin mothers and calves
Reply #3 on : Wed July 24, 2013, 20:26:39
the top half is so cute but the second half is just really sad and made me cry
Dianna Alvarez
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Dolphin`s Ddeath
Reply #2 on : Sun September 23, 2012, 23:29:48
Dolphin`s are my passion we should find a way to help them. Also try to stop the increase of deaths!!!:(
babynannay16
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dolphins
Reply #1 on : Tue May 15, 2012, 14:11:43
WOW!!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS!!! EVEN THOUGH I LOVE DOLPHINS AND THAT I ADOPTED 2 FOR CHRISMAS IN 2011 THEIR ARE STILL DEAD BABY DOLPHINS AND DEAD MOM'S. THE MOTHER THAT WAS CARING HER DEAD BABY AROUND TRYING TO RCIVE HER THe baby and no giving up!!!!
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Is spring arriving earlier?
 
A new study out of the UK, published by the Royal Society, shows that flowers are blooming 2 to 12 days earlier than they did 25 years ago. The study used 400,000 records of first blooms, and looked at over 400 species of flowers. The research showed this pattern of early blooming to be the first in recorded history. The study also showed that a 1 degree Celsius change, over a short two year period, resulted in an earlier flowering time of five days. An earlier British study "Rapid Changes in Flowering Time in British Plants" (Fitter, 2002) showed that 385 plant species bloomed 4 and a half days earlier during the 1990s than the 4 decades prior. And yet another study out of the UK, by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology found that in 2005, species were breeding on average 11.7 days earlier than in 1976. In the U.S....
Organic vegetables start out as seed...
 
For the past year there has been an uproar in the vegetable seed business as Monsanto has purchased Seminis (a seed conglomerate that has 40% of the U.S. vegetable seed market) and De Ruiter Seeds. Monsanto is now in the vegetable seed business for the first time and it's in big time. 55 percent of store bought lettuce, 75 percent of U.S. tomatoes, and 85 percent of peppers now originate through Monsanto's fingers. If you wish to steer clear of purchasing Monsanto seed- you need to do a bit of homework, as even reputable seed companies that have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, are still selling Seminis (now Monsanto) seed. Buying seed from a seed exchange, buying open-pollinated and organic are safe ways to avoid Monsanto seed.
State of the Planet
 
Today, during the State of the Planet Conference 2010 at Columbia University, Prince Albert of Monaco, via satellite, expressed "we are at the dawn of major changes." Here in the West, as we wake up to this new day, there is much yawning and shaking away of the slumber... Letting go of 100 years of combustion, and starting a new paradigm, is an awesome challenge for developed nations who are stuck in their vision of fenced in, lawn-covered yards and oil dependent infrastructure.
Old fridge recycled- new fridge rebate...
 
On the government's Energy Star site there's a "Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator". I put in approximate age of fridge, size, type (side-by-side), electricity rate. Hit go. Wow, says this old fridge here in NY costs $410 a year to operate. Says the savings would be $1565 over the next five years if it were replaced by an Energy Star model which would cost a quarter less to operate; $97 a year (v $410) for a similar type fridge. Plus a $105 rebate...
 
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