Entries by John Taylor

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Ocean Armageddon

Perhaps this is Gaia’s way of ridding herself of an annoyingly destructive parasite, a plague of vermin that she recognizes as a threat to her well-being. In the bigger picture, it is of no consequence to her what life form inhabits this rock as it spins and zooms through space.

Maui Dolphin Near Extinction! – ACTION Alert!

In 2007, a combined WWF/university survey estimated that there were 110 of these friendly shore-dwelling dolphins left, all at the coast of New Zealand. Now in 2012, there are less than 80… and three have been killed in as many weeks, drowned after becoming caught in illegal recreational fishing nets. Called Set or Gill nets, they have been claiming the lives of Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins for years. The government of New Zealand has laws against the use of such nets, but the laws are nearly never enforced. If this trend continues, there will not be enough Maui’s dolphins left for a sustainable genetic gene pool by this time next year. The Maui’s dolphin is going extinct, literally right before our very eyes!