Dolphin euthanized after being found stranded on Carolina Beach (USA)


I believe that they should have attempted to treat the dolphin. They could have tried something before euthanizing her.

The ocean update

A dolphin was found stranded in the 700 block of Carolina Beach Ave. north early Thursday morning. (Source : WECT) A dolphin was found stranded in the 700 block of Carolina Beach Ave. north early Thursday morning. (Source : WECT)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – A dolphin was found stranded in the 700 block of Carolina Beach Ave. North early Thursday morning.

According to New Hanover County Dispatch, Carolina Beach Police were the first to the scene and called UNCW Marine Wildlife to assist.

Members of the UNCW Marine Wildlife arrived and confirmed that it was a Risso’s dolphin, a species that usually dwells over 60 miles from shore. They helped keep the dolphin comfortable while waiting for the veterinarian to arrive.

The veterinarian, Claire Hohenwarter, arrived on scene and assessed the dolphin’s condition. Hohenwarter said that the dolphin, “looked to have something that was a chronic condition because she’s emaciated and has lots of wounds on her. She’s lost a lot of weight and I suspect that she was…

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The Caribbean recognizes International Day For Biodiversity: “Island Biodiversity”


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Please find below a press release from the UN Environment Programme’s Caribbean Environment Programme (UN-CEP) based in Kingston, Jamaica, for the International Day for Biodiversity. And Caribbean photographers! UN-CEP today launched a photo competition; the deadline is June 19, so get clicking! More details here: http://www.cep.unep.org/biodiversity-through-your-eyes-photo-competition-is-launching-today and on UN-CEP’s Facebook page.

Today was also a satisfying one for the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), who were granted leave for a judicial review of the Government’s refusal to provide information on plans to build a port on Goat Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area through an Access to Information request. JET’s next court date is June 18. A positive step!

Seabirds, Old Harbour Bay. (My photo) Seabirds, Old Harbour Bay. (My photo)

May 22, 2014

The Caribbean recognizes International Day For Biodiversity

Kingston, May 22: “Island Biodiversity” is the theme for this year’s International Day For Biological Diversity. This day is observed annually on May 22 and…

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The Trappings Of Applause


Sounds of the Son

If you work for recognition
The trappings of applause
People will control your condition
With the clapping of their paws

If you work for attention
The lapping up of awes
People will control your intention
With the flapping of their jaws

If you work for glory
The capping of a cause
People will control your story
With the mapping of your flaws

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