oh my goodness.
The Whale… If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
i hate tumblr because of stories like this like i can’t mY FEELS
Tale of nature from Vyacheslav Mishchenko
every single one of these photos looks like a dream
what beautiful creatures
…contemplating a beautiful snail romance epicially depicted by these photos.
Also: a ring of salt.
Hey! Listen up!
Today I was made aware of a campaign created to protect Michigan’s wolves— Michigan politicians have just signed a bill saying that wolves are now allowed to be hunted for sport.
There’s fewer than 700 wolves left in the state of Michigan, and it’s taken 50 years of protection just to get them to that number. Help protect Michigan’s wolves!
FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY:
With fewer than 700 wolves left in the state, Michigan’s wolf population is only now starting to recover from the brink of extinction. Wolves have been on the protected list in Michigan for nearly 50 years. But sadly, Michigan state politicians just signed a bill allowing wolves to be hunted, putting the fragile wolf population in danger once more.
It’s not right to spend decades bringing the wolf back from the brink of extinction only to turn around and allow them to be killed for sport.
Keep Michigan Wolves Protected is seeking to collect more than 225,000 signatures of Michigan voters to place a referendum on the ballot in 2014 that would allow voters to choose whether or not to enact the legislature’s wolf hunting law.
TAKE ACTION: Please sign the pledge today to show your support for protecting Michigan’s wolves and receive alerts from Keep Michigan Wolves Protected.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
All you have to do to sign the petition is give them your name, email address, and postal code, and country. That’s all! If you want to go above and beyond, there’s an option to become a pledger where you can pick a number of signatures to collect.
As a future wolf biologist and an avid wolf lover, this is super important and near and dear to my heart. If you don’t want to sign, just reblog! Spread the word! Click the picture to go to the petition site from the Humane Society of the United States! From there you can share on Facebook/Twitter if you wish! Thank you so much, and the wolves will be thanking you, too!