27/11/07 Minke Whale Stranded Amazon Tapajos River Brazil

Frantic villagers close to the Tapajos River in the Amazon, went to help a stranded Minke Whale. They continually douched the whale with water to ensure that they kept it alive and to prevent its skin from drying out with the hot sun.

The whale had somehow swam inland, over 1000 miles from the ocean. The 18 ft, approximately 12 ton minke whale apparently, got stranded on a sand bank in the Tapajos River in the Amazon. "it appears that it got seperated from its group (pod) and swam up stream," said a Brazilian biologist, "It's very unusual".

The whole back of the minke whale was exposed to the sun and volunteers did their very best to protect the whales skin and keep it cool.

Volunteers and scientists worked hard to dislodge the minke whale and as the water rose they returned the whale back into the river, in the direction of the ocean.

Many thanks to those wonderful villagers in the Amazon rainforest and many thanks to the scientists and biologist.

19/11/07 Japanese Whaling Ships headed by the Nissin Maru left Shimonoseki Japan for the Antarctic

The Japanese whaling ship the Nissin Maru, with a crew of 239 and four other whaling ships left Shimonoseki Japan for the Antarctic Southern Ocean Sanctuary, sole purpose to slaughter whales. See full story under the heading WHALES .

15/11/07 Baby Seal Disaster Northern Hares near the Farne Isles Northumberland

It has been a sad day because of the storms, 70 baby seals were torn away from their lactating mothers and swept out to sea, only one survived returning to its mother. Close by, ten baby seals were found and taken to a seal sanctuary, it is not known whether these ten baby seals were ten of the 70 baby seals that were swept out to sea.

We really hope that these ten seals were the survives of the 70 baby seals that were swept out to sea

15/11/07 Orkney Isle Hooded Seals, swims to Spain

A hooded seal that was returned to the sea in the Orkney Isles by the National Seal Rescue Centre Cornwall, on 9th October 2007 has swam all the way to San Sebastian Spain. A journey of over 1000 miles. Apparantly the male hooded seal, followed the shelf and thats how he ended up in a harbour in San Sebastain. The hooded seal completed the journey in just over one month.

How the sanctuary knew in which direction the hooded seal went, they tagged the hooded seal and then they were able to track it, via the satalite. They successfully followed its journey and the speed it was travelling. Apparantly the National Seal Rescue Centre said it was unbelievable!

What amazing creatures these seals are and these are the creatures that mankind kill.

14/11/07 UK Baby Seals Swept out to Sea

Because of violent storms around the Farn Islands off the coast of Northumberland, baby seals some only a few days old, are being torn away from their lactating mothers and swept out to sea. The mothers and their babe's cling onto the rocky shore lines, with very little protection. The large waves crash onto the shore and then suck back the baby seals into the sea. The mother seal then tries desperately hard to push her beautiful white fury baby seal back to the rocky shore line, but often in vain. The baby seal is then swept out to sea, defenseless and unable to swim back to the shore, because of the powerful seas. The baby seal when swept out to sea is unable to feed itself.

Over 1000 baby seals are born every year in this area, this year the sea may claim over half of the baby seals because of the storms.

Loosing all these baby seals is harrowing.

4 out of 5 grey seals are born in the UK, so they are very important to us. Campaign with us, make your voice heard. Seals should have the same protection as whales and dolphins in the UK. Protection against being killed and slaughtered by mankind, particularly the Scotch fishermen and industries. 

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