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  • savedolphinsph 11:43 am on April 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    The baby dolphin was born Saturday night in the Dolphinarium is deceased later this evening. 

    See on Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

    Around 21:30 hours began giving birth. Not ten minutes later, the young born. In contrast to most other births dolphin this was the first to the outside of the head in place of the tail. At first it seemed to prosper going . The little one had a good respiratory and Finagain mother took pity on the young very well. After an hour’s breathing deteriorated the young, after a few minutes later died. The atmosphere among the employees is depressed and sad.

    See on dolfinariumweb.nl

  • savedolphinsph 11:41 am on April 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Taiji floats plan to create whale zoo | The Japan Times Online 

    See on Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

    The town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, has floated a plan to turn part of a local bay into a huge pool where people can swim and kayak along with small whales and dolphins.

    See on http://www.japantimes.co.jp

  • savedolphinsph 11:39 am on April 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Rare White Male Killer Whale Discovered in Russia: Iceberg and Other Albino animals [PHOTOS] 

    See on Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

    A look at all-white male orca whale discovered in Russia and other animals with albino conditions.

    See on http://www.ibtimes.co.uk

  • savedolphinsph 11:38 am on April 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Maui’s dolphins’ survival near ‘point of no return 

    See on Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

    he survival of the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin species will soon be “past the point of no return” unless emergency action is taken, an expert says.

    What is believed to be a Maui’s dolphin was found dead by a member of the public in Taranaki last week. 

    See on http://www.stuff.co.nz

  • savedolphinsph 10:31 am on April 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    QC PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE FILES CASE VS DOLPHIN SHOW PROMOTERS | Press Release | Earth Island Philippines Web Portal 

    See on Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

    Acting on the criminal complaint filed by Earth Island Institute (EII) and the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Quezon City Prosecutors recommended the filing of charges against the Indofil Sea Wonders Ltd., promoters of a traveling dolphin show last December 2010.

    According to the complaint filed by PAWS and EII, operators of the Angels of the Sea Dolphin and Sea Lion show, violated the Animal Welfare Act when it staged its shows during Christmas of 2010.

    In their complaint, EII and PAWS alleged that the dolphins used in the shows were subjected to cruelty when the dolphins were deprived of food to obey their trainers and the animals forced to perform five shows a day everyday without any days for rest. Also, the venue for the show was at the Araneta Center in Cubao which is noisy, polluted and always busy with traffic and people. Furthermore, the dolphins were made to perform in shallow, chlorinated pools which were they also ate and defecated. In January 2012, the animals had to bear the amplified noise and pollution of the New Year Fireworks.

    Marine mammal experts Dr. AA Yaptinchay and Dr. Terry Aquino also gave their expert opinion stating that dolphins in captivity, particularly those used in shows experience severe amounts of stress as they are subjected to situations and conditions unnatural to their behavior and evolution as wild animals.

    Given this, Quezon City Prosecutors recommended for the appropriate filing of the case against Jose L. Avelino and Ma. Carla Mamburam proprietors of the Indofil Sea Wonders Ltd., for the violation of the Animal Welfare Act (RA 8485).
    Arraignment is scheduled on 31 May 2012 at the Hall of Justice in Quezon City. ####

    See on http://www.earthislandph.org

  • savedolphinsph 6:56 am on April 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    2nd Bohol Dolphin festival to raise awareness on how to protect marine mammals 

    See on Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

    BOHOL, April 26 (PIA) — The Bohol large marine vertebrates (LAMAVE) project in partnerships with other non-government environmental organizations will hold the 2nd Bohol Dolphin festival on May 31, 2012 in Tagbilaran City to raise awareness on protecting marine mammals and the environment.


    The Dolphin festival caps the Ocean Month celebration and also aims to attract tourists through this unique, environmentally-conscious festiva, said Katrina Pahang of Bohol Rescue Unit for Marine Mammals (BRUMM), a non-government organization engaged in research on large marine vertebrates (LAMAVE) project in Bohol.


    Pahang further said the Bohol Rescue Unit for Marine Mammals (BRUMM) will provide access to information about whales and dolphins in one venue where students and adults can learn about the animals in one stop.


    The festival will include a parade, educational displays and activities, guest speakers and a dolphin mural. There will be booths from government agencies and NGOs to show their work.


    Different activities about dolphin biology and conservation will also be conducted both for children and adults, covering subjects like dolphin communication, diet, and threats to these animals.

    The event also comes at the heels of a controversy that has the international community criticizing a whale shark interaction in nearby Cebu.


    Bohol Environment Management Coastal Resource Coordinator Adelfa Salutan said, “We do not wish similar incidents happening in Bohol’s marine eco-tourism activities and shoo away our great potentials.”


    It may be recalled that while whale sharks also pass Bohol seas, efforts to organize interactions are starting and marine conservationists have agreed to put things in the right perspective to help Bohol attain a truly sustainable activity, Salutan added.


    Another NGO, the Physalus has slowly engaged local government units to set up enabling ordinances on dolphin interactions considering their being animals in the wild.


    Responsible dolphin and whale watching tours are helpful to the animals. The tours inspire people to protect them and provide an economically viable alternative to hunting or capturing them for aquariums.


    “Proper decorum must be imposed when on an interaction with these mammals,” Dr. Alessandro Ponzo of Physalus commented.


    Former head of the Bohol Environmental Management Office and now an NGO director in Bohol Nunila Pinat explained that poorly conducted tours cause problems.


    Too many boats and getting too close to dolphins create stress for the animals and interfere with their socializing, breeding and feeding, Pinat added.


    The festival wants to educate people on how to handle the tours as well for Boholanos to help protect and conserve these wild animals. (mbcn/rahc/PIA-Bohol)

    See on http://www.pia.gov.ph

  • savedolphinsph 6:51 am on April 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    PH EXHORTS ASEAN: STEP INTO DISPUTE: China’s warning to keep shoal row bilateral ignored 

    See on Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

    “The Philippines and China have been locked in a standoff after a Philippine warship stopped Chinese fishing vessels at the shoal and found them carrying giant clams, sharks and other endangered marine species. Chinese surveillance vessels prevented the Navy ship from arresting the fishermen.”



    See on http://www.manilastandardtoday.com

  • savedolphinsph 6:45 am on April 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    A Sardine and Two Sharks 

    See on Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

    “Since then, many incursions by Chinese vessels and counter presence of Philippine vessels have heightened the tension between two neighbors, one the size of a sardine and the other a shark. I am upset by the action of the Chinese government, especially with its quiet approval of Chinese vessels looting the Scarborough Shoal of various marine life. No less upsetting is the claim by China that the shoal belongs to them, or within their property line. Wow, a look from the sky would show how far the shoal is from China and how near it is to the Philippines. A picture of this is moving in the Internet with a caption “Common Sense.” I could not help but respond that, “The more powerful makes the rule, not common sense.”  -Jose Ma. Montelibano, Inquirer.net




    See on opinion.inquirer.net

  • savedolphinsph 6:39 am on April 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Photo of Tresher Shark Caught in Balicasag Island, Bohol Goes Viral in Social Networks 

    See on Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

    A photo of a thresher shark caught by some fishermen goes viral in social networks.  The Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines stated on their Facebook page that the said shark was caught 15m off Rico’s Wall dive site in Balicasag Island, a marine sanctuary in Bohol. According to MWWP, it is not yet illegal to catch the shark in the Philippines but it is illegal to fish off the sanctuary.


    Aisah Velasco posted the photo on Facebook and wrote:


    “saddest day in the ocean 😦


    I’ve been missing you so badly since the last day I left malapascua island. I never expected in my entire life to see you in balicasag island being killed by the fishermen. Today is my saddest day in the ocean. I felt stabbed as you were stabbed to death with tears in my eyes falling . If only could tell them to stop and buy you so that they can set you free, I was just to late, I was trembling to see you up close wounded and struggling for your life. No words can ever described my frustrations. I love you but they earned money from you, you’re one source of their living.. The most shocking part was when I slowly tried to be near, I heard the people collecting mooring fees in Balicasag ” tagae tag bahin anah ha” ( asking for their share).. what happened to the protector of the island? are they aware that tresher sharks were soon to be extinct? Can anyone help me stop this painful life situation? Can we stop marine cruelty????”



    Photo By: Aisah Velasco


    • Zyrelle Aguda 10:19 am on April 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on I am Zyrelle and commented:
      the day the ocean cries for help

  • savedolphinsph 6:29 am on April 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Dead sea turtles, corals seized in Vietnamese boat 

    See on Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

    12 Vietnamese boat crew members were charged with violating maritime and wildlife protection laws, according to the Bureau of Fisheries of Aquatic Resources…

    See on http://www.rappler.com

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