Lifeguard to the rescue…

A Nurse Shark near Ambergris Caye, Belize 11-22-2003 Picture credit: Joseph Thomas   A Fort Lauderdale Lifeguard, Szilard Janko, rescued/saved a Nurse Shark a few days ago. But it only just made our local News here this morning. Janko carefully removed a fishing line and hook from the 2 foot shark and then released it. […]

A River Otter Rescue

River otters,  (not the ones in the story):  Lontra Canadensis Picture credit: Dmitry Azovtsev   This morning there was a sweet story on our local TV news about three tiny river otter babies who were rescued recently and right now are fighting for their lives. It was disappointing that after spending  most of the day calling […]

Gone is Forever

A Green Sea Turtle Hatchling Photo credit: Manuel Heinrich Emha   As someone who has in the past,  been  fond of deep-fried shrimp, as of today, it is off of my menu, forever! I try very hard to be a vegetarian, but alas, shrimp was a guilty weakness, but now, no more. In my mail this morning was […]

You’re On Your Own!

The Tiger Shark is a regular visitor to Florida Beaches. Picture credit: Albert Kok   This story has been on our local news for several days and it has Floridians divided,  once again. I truly did not want to write about this, but the story will not go away. Those who fish of course, are completely opposed […]

Saving Sharks~

A Nurse Shark Picture credit: Joseph Thomas   With every story written, I read your words, I feel your pain, it is my pain as well. Like me, you suffer through every terrible bit of news about who and what is being done daily, to  innocent animals all over the world, and as one of […]

Masticating Mollusks~

Oyster Sloop, Cos Cob Painting credit: Frederick Childe Hassam   The sun is out here in our part of the  Sunshine State  for the first time this week, the rain has finally stopped, although we desperately needed it, but nearly a week of not seeing sunlight, got to be a bit overwhelming. And with this bright […]

Whales Rule!

                                The critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale Picture credits: NOAA   For entirely too many years,  the most Endangered Whale on our planet,   the North Atlantic Right Whale,  has had to endure endless red tape battles just to survive in their home waters of the Atlantic Ocean. They have […]

Greens Galore~

                        Pictured on left, a mature Green Sea Turtle and on right, a hatchling. Hatchling photo credit:  Manuel Heinrich Emha   Today is good news Sunday and there is a double dose of it to share with all of you today! The state of Florida is truly blessed to have over […]

Back From The Brink

                     On Left:  A beautiful Brown Pelican                                                           On  Right: A  gorgeous Bald Eagle Picture Credits:  On  L:  SFWMD  and On  R:  Keta Design   It’s  “ feel good Sunday ”  and the story today is one that makes me personally, deliriously happy. When I was in College a professor once told the class that 99% […]

Carte Blanche

A Right Whale mother and Calf   With this most recent  seal of approval, the US Navy is now  free to deafen, maim and murder sea life in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. They have been given Carte Blanche. The might of our Military will now be allowed to forge ahead full steam,  knowing well the consequences […]

Lagoon Lunacy?

A bottlenose dolphin in Florida waters Picture credit: NOAA   On our news this morning was a brief story about the suspected cause of all the recent bottlenose dolphin deaths along the Atlantic Coast, including our own Indian River Lagoon. The conclusion reached and reported, was that the dolphins had possibly contracted a virus. Although, […]

Lethal Lagoon

                                            A bottlenose dolphin in the Banana River                                                                  The Indian River Lagoon Picture credit: NASA                                                                                                        Picture credit: USFWS   When most people think of Florida, the first image that comes to mind, may be our crystal clear or turquoise water, followed closely behind by our glorious wildlife. But, that beautiful image is in grave danger of becoming only […]

Fin Soup Is Not Fine

A Lemon Shark Picture credit: Albert Kok   After having to repeatedly watch some idiot this week  wrestle a shark to the shore   just to show off and take its picture, as well as a recent rash of Shark abuse stories,  I swore that if there was even one more ugly story about them, I would have […]

Class Of 2013 Cranes

               Whooping Cranes following the ultralight       Adult and juvenile Whooping Cranes       Whooping Cranes in Flight   This is a very exciting day for those of us here in Florida who love the spectacular Whooping Cranes. The young ones have just arrived at their  “Crane College”  today in Wisconsin from the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland and will spend the […]

Plastic, You’re Outta Here!

Plastic trash on the Beach in Hawaii Picture credit: NOAA   I have been wanting to address this Issue for months and with this announcement today,  it is now time. The city of Los Angeles, my home for over 30 years, who is continually at the forefront and  frequently a leader in cutting edge everything,  has just […]

Three Months Later

Breanna and I take a walk with other cancer survivors   It is difficult to believe that it has only been three short months, since this adventure with all of you started here. And, what a journey it has been. When this Word Press Blog was begun, there was nothing to prepare me for what was […]

Not A Time To Die

Environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval Picture credit: Didiher Chacón, director of WIDECAST   Being young should be a time of exploration, adventure and joyful discovery. It is a time when many of us are at our highest intellectual, love and friendship peak. But, one thing that it should never be, however, is a time to die or to be […]

Giving Back, Dolphin Style~

A Bottlenose Dolphin in Florida   Those of you who live in Florida may be familiar with Winter, a Dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium who was given a helping hand by some very kind humans and a new tail to replace the one that she lost due to a fishing line disaster. If you don’t live […]

What Whales Want

A Right Whale Mother And Calf Off The Florida Coast   Whales are just like us, they want a family, a nice place to live and to be free to live there, in peace. It’s a nice thought but, unfortunately for them, the Oceans are getting smaller everyday and for the biggest mammal on the planet, are becoming […]

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