thelovelyseas:

by Johnny Gaskell on Flickr.
freedomforwhales:

The UK and many EU countries are strident opponents of commercial whale hunting. The EU does not allow its Member States to trade in whale products and is legally required to protect whales and dolphins. BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN IN REALITY?

IS THE EU DOING ENOUGH TO STOP WHALING WHEN THE EU IS ALLOWING SHIPS CARRYING WHALE MEAT AND PRODUCTS TO DOCK AT THEIR PORTS?
Icelandic and Norwegian whalers have shipped and transferred whale products through Southampton, Rotterdam and Hamburg among others. These ports accept money in exchange.
BY ALLOWING THESE SHIPMENTS TO PASS THROUGH ITS PORTS THE EU IS HELPING  THE TRADE IN WHALE PRODUCTS AND SUPPORTING COMMERCIAL WHALING. AND BY ACCEPTING PORT FEES FROM SHIPPERS, EU COUNTRIES ARE PROFITING FROM HUNTING!
Shipping whale meat across the globe without stopping at EU ports is very expensive for the whalers. Transporting it by air is even more costly. If we can close off EU ports to whale cargo we can hit the whalers in the pocket and will be another step closer to stopping whaling forever. Help us stop whaling.
JOIN WDC IN CALLING FOR A BAN ON THE TRANSFER OF WHALE PRODUCTS THROUGH ALL UK AND EU PORTS.
quinnidae:

Illustration of the feeding mechanism of the sea gooseberry. When relaxed its tentacles expand, acting like a spider’s web to capture prey. Instead of stinging cells, these tentacles are lined with special adhesive cells to prevent prey from escaping. 
They had these little guys at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a while, and I was absolutely fascinated by how much their tentacles can stretch. Really cool!
marinemammalblog:

Retrato de un delfín comun saltando - common dolphin portrait by Writing White Photography on Flickr.
trynottodrown:

Hanufaru Bay | Adriana Basques
ponderation:

The Poser by Joost van Uffelen
wolverxne:

Vegetarian Great White Shark | by: { Morne Hardenberg }
10bullets:

turtle (by JAHook Photo)
creatures-alive:

Jellyfish lake - 24 Hours on Earth: Preview - BBC One by BBC
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