Sunday, March 29, 2009

Something So Right

Photo courtesy of NOAA

Sometimes it seems like there is so much wrong in this world, especially when it comes to the natural world. Global warming, toxic waste, plastics washing ashore on remote atolls. I created this blog to provide a haven from all the doom and gloom and draw attention to the natural world. My mission is to inform, enlighten, inspire action and encourage you to unplug and GET OUT THERE.

This week, something very right is happening in this world, just off the coast of my home state, Massachusetts. A record number of 60 rare and endangered
Right Whales have gathered in the waters off Cape Cod, an absolutely amazing event considering that there are only 300 to 400 of these majestic creatures still left in the whole wide world. The whales are feeding on zooplankton, which is especially plentiful this spring. "We have had the richest early season that we've ever had," said whale habitat specialist Charles "Stormy" Mayo of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies.

Because they understand the significance of this event, the Coast Guard is keeping a close watch on the whales and protecting them from disturbance by boaters. It is an incredible privilege to see Right Whales in these numbers and we must do everything possible to ensure that this precious population continues to survive and thrive. We can all make a difference by taking better care of our
oceans, which are in peril. There is no time to delay.

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