Happy #worldturtleday !!! 🐢🐢🐢 I'm no expert but this should be a Green Turtle, and like many they are a threated species soon to be endangered. If you see one, like me on vacation, do not touch them and view responsibly. 👌🏽 These are beautiful creatures who don't need to be poked by children or caught mistakenly eating your leftover bread or thrown away plastic bags... 🌊🌊 📷: My Uncle ft. Me
Yang ntar jam 3 sore wib or 4 wita or 5 wit lagi kosong, ikutan nonton live talk Tambora ttg tumbuhan2 di Papua! Kapan lagi coba? :O.
Minggu depan Tambora akan mengadakan seri #LiveTalk yang ke-4 loh!
Kalau di Live Talk ke-3 kita diskusi tentang harimau, kali ini kita akan pindah ke Indonesia Timur dan belajar tentang flora dan ekosistem di Tanah Papua!
Pembicaranya adalah Krisma Lekitoo, S.Hut, M.Sc, peneliti di Litbang LHK Manokwari, dan acara akan dimoderatori oleh Sheherazade @sheherazade_93 , ketua Tambora. Melalui #LiveTalk, kalian bisa langsung berdiskusi dengan narasumbernya lohh.
Yuk, saksikan live streamingnya melalui channel YouTube Tambora yang akan diadakan pada:
Kamis, 24 Mei 2018
15.00-16.00 WIB/17.00-18.00 WIT
Klik link ini yaa tambs:
Last TWO DAYS to book tickets to see Blue the Film! The screening for London, Ontario will be held on June 7th at 7pm at the Westmount Cineplex Odeon. I will be attending this event and would love to see people there! This event is still pending and requires 24 more tickets to be purchased in the next two days in order to be confirmed. Purchase your tickets for this location at
For other locations throughout Canada and other countries choose from the links below
UK - uk.demand.film/blue
USA - us.demand.film/blue
Canada - ca.demand.film/blue
Ireland - ie.demand.film/blue
Australia - au.demand.film/blue
New Zealand - nz.demand.film/blue
I get the honor of creating a box for Franklin D. Richard's copy of The Park of Great Price, 1856. He was a publisher, this book is a compilation of articles that interested him including many written by Orson Pratt. #moonsrarebooks
It's World Turtle Day. Here are some loggerhead sea turtle photos from 100 years ago when I was 25. I found this lady right as she was starting to lay her eggs. She had obviously been out of the water for much longer than they usually are. Her crawl was a little nutty. She didn't start laying her 80+ eggs until the sun was rising and afterwards, she was pretty disoriented and started going the opposite way of the ocean. It wasn't a great situation, but I grabbed a couple people and we turned her around and she eventually meandered into the big blue.
However, there was a damn fishing boat out there with a huge **$!%@ net right where she was swimming. We got in touch with coast guard and then the stupid fishing boat and things were "fine" in the end. Or were they?
Also. Do you notice the tire tracks in the photo? Even on National Seashores it's still OKAY to drive on the beaches. This is all kinds of horror, because people are often either assholes, apathetic, or ignorant and and they run over endangered bird species and their nests and babies (I have seen this countless times), they run over sea turtle nests, despite them being blatantly well marked. (I may or may not have made a grown man cry because he drove over a sea turtle nest with his ATV). Also, I have seen more dead sea turtles washed up on shore than I care to remember. Oftentimes they were killed by a motor from a boat and their death looked extremely painful and completely uncalled for. And by now, I hope you know that sea turtles view plastic bags as jellyfish and often die from eating them. Hey, an idea: Don't use plastic bags or straws. And cut those stupid plastic six-pack rings up. These are simple things to do. Give a damn.
There are 7 species of sea turtles. All are either endangered or threatened.
As much as we want to think we are, we are not the superior species.
Moral of the story: CARE. Don't drive off road, don't drive on the beach, stop the insane use of plastic. If you really insist on eating fish, know where it's coming from. Net fishing is devastating for sea turtles. Live a life that actively tries to help the world we as a species are annihilating.
Every little counts.
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I am absolutely in awe of this photo. It gives me goosebumps! 🤩 @jessiegal86 this is your forte.🦈
“Shark attacks are so low, yet media coverage is so high. Every year, approximately six human fatalities are attributed to unprovoked shark attacks and approximately 100 million sharks and rays are killed by humans (University of Florida, 2017). The negative portrayal of sharks in the media leads to fear and lack of support from society for shark conservation efforts, while understanding marine issues and environmental value influence public interest and support (Friedrich, 2014). Though evidence verifies the integral role of sharks and the threat of near extinction for some species, media highlights the risk sharks pose to people instead (Muter et al., 2012). A study collected and analyzed shark coverage in Australian and U.S. news media found that 52% emphasized shark attacks, only 11% covered conservation concerns, and the remaining shared news about sharks in aquariums, biology, entertainment, and fishing, diving and tourism. More than half of the media emphasized the negative effects of sharks (attacks on humans) rather than the positive effects of sharks (balancing their ecosystem) and negative effects on sharks (shark finning). It is unknown whether the media is pursuing the right messengers for the stories, such as scientists, politicians, shark attack victims, and tourist agencies or that the messengers may not be communicating effectively the conservation need for sharks. The media has the power to shape the way society views sharks through wording, choice of messenger, and angle. That’s why it’s important for the media to distribute their information fairly as well as for readers and viewers to take responsibility in doing their own research and help emphasize the need for the protection of sharks.“
#repost@oneoceandiving@cheezyannabeezy 📸 @juansharks
As 7,6 bilhões de pessoas do mundo representam apenas 0,01% de todos os seres vivos existentes, mas desde o início da civilização, a humanidade causou o desaparecimento de 83% de todos os mamíferos silvestres do planeta e de metade de todas as plantas.
As informações são de estudo publicado esta semana na "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science" em que o professor Ron Milo (principal autor) também revela que o gado e as aves de criação excedem o número de animais selvagens. "Espero que as pessoas considerem isso quando constroem sua visão de mundo e suas ideias de consumo", disse o professor.
Texto e imagens retirados do "The Guardian". Tradução livre por @bene_lobao#conservation#nature#preservaçao#conservacaoanimal#animalfree#conscienciaambiental#humanos#biologiaanimal#biologiasobcontrole
I know that I mostly post drawings and stuff on here, but I thought it would be good to share some of the other work I’ve done! I’ve been working a lot with sculpture this past year and I have to say, I really like playing with the physical 3 dimensional space. Of all the pieces I made in sculpture this year, this piece has to be my favorite. It’s titled “Ocean” and the pictures here were taken in the campus gallery on opening reception earlier in May. I worked for months on this piece, altering and casting molded resin fish. It took many tries to get the right chemistry and measurements for my mold and the colors I wanted (these guys are all clear with swirls of blue). I recycled plastic drinking bottles, straws, and soda can links for this piece and the water I used is in fact Raritan Bay water that I fetched myself in the cold of March with freezing feet during low tide xD mixed in with the water is brown acrylic and dirty engine oil. The fish in the bottles alternate from head up to fin up. My inspiration for this work was my love for the ocean and the glaring issues our society needs to face when it comes to maintaining and protecting our marine life. Each year, around 8 million metric tons of plastic is dumped or lands itself into our oceans, disrupting and killing wildlife. Dirty and contaminated water from runoff and motors as well as oil drilling infects the wildlife and many fish we eat as well. I wanted this work to not necessarily grab the viewers attention with beauty or complexity, but to engage them to think and bring up concern and willingness to make a change about how we treat our oceans. During the show, I had many positive reactions from students and professors alike that sparked many engaging conversations about conservation. The truth can be ugly sometimes, but that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.
It’s been a while since I’ve swam with my beach buds, but expecting lots of turtle time this Summer!
Don’t forget it’s nesting season in Florida so please help keep those beaches clean! 🙌🏼
🐢 It's World Turtle Day! 🐢 Almost all species of sea turtle are classified as endangered. They are poached and exploited for their shells and meat and face accidental capture by fishing nets. Their habitats are being destroyed and they are commonly entangled in and ingesting debris and plastic waste. It takes decades for sea turtles to reach reproductive maturity, and with nesting sites disrupted by tourism, polution and climate change, their numbers will be in continued decline without awareness and conservation efforts.
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5. "When it comes to claws, lions have four on their back feet, but five on the front where the dew claw is found. The dew claw does not show in their spoor (foot print), and acts like a thumb that is used to hold down prey." - Africa Geographic
📷: Denzel Bezuidenhout