#Login Register


  • 2 Vote(s) - 1 Average
Home 


Fate of the Dolphin
11-29-2012, 10:54 PM #16
オタマジャクシ Member
Posts:1,310 Threads:32 Joined:Nov 2012
(11-29-2012, 10:07 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Well, it made me think dolphins are hardly any more
intelligent than humans...they insist on the same migration
pattern millennium after other.
Their Japanese butchers need to do nothing but wait.


Dolphin is an apex predator. An apex predator isn't afraid of anything in his environment and expects the environment to accommodate him instead of vice versa. Man behaves the same way for the same reason.
11-30-2012, 03:26 AM #17
オタマジャクシ Member
Posts:1,310 Threads:32 Joined:Nov 2012
(11-29-2012, 08:43 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Dolphin watching boats may pose risk to dolphin forgaging spots.

Quote: It concluded that foraging hotspots should be considered sensitive to disturbance by boats and that such activity should be kept to a minimum in such areas. However, there was less need for restrictions in areas where boating activity was predictable and where it did not seek contact with the animals.

Ben Leyshon, of SNH, said: “We aim to produce a tool that can inform future development while recognising we have a duty to protect the wild mammals in our waters.”

George Farlow, vice-chairman of Highland Council’s planning, environment and development committee, said: “This is an important piece of work which will support future sustainable development within the Moray Firth, while ensuring that we afford bottlenose dolphins the protection they deserve.”

http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment...-1-2661965

sad2.gif


I'm sort of against elimination of apex predators because of negative effects on the food chain (dolphins, sharks, wolves, tuna, etc.). On the other hand we will have to feed 9 billion people eventually and someone has to think through how to do that and what the environment will look like.

Unique - why is this such a hot button issue for you?
11-30-2012, 03:33 AM #18
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,898 Threads:420 Joined:Jun 2012
(11-30-2012, 03:26 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(11-29-2012, 08:43 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Dolphin watching boats may pose risk to dolphin forgaging spots.

Quote: It concluded that foraging hotspots should be considered sensitive to disturbance by boats and that such activity should be kept to a minimum in such areas. However, there was less need for restrictions in areas where boating activity was predictable and where it did not seek contact with the animals.

Ben Leyshon, of SNH, said: “We aim to produce a tool that can inform future development while recognising we have a duty to protect the wild mammals in our waters.”

George Farlow, vice-chairman of Highland Council’s planning, environment and development committee, said: “This is an important piece of work which will support future sustainable development within the Moray Firth, while ensuring that we afford bottlenose dolphins the protection they deserve.”

http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment...-1-2661965

sad2.gif


I'm sort of against elimination of apex predators because of negative effects on the food chain (dolphins, sharks, wolves, tuna, etc.). On the other hand we will have to feed 9 billion people eventually and someone has to think through how to do that and what the environment will look like.

Unique - why is this such a hot button issue for you?


Alot of issues are hot for me when I start delving deep. I don't always post everything that bothers me. What bothers me here is these particular mammals (and all mammals) have a struggle to survive in this day and age and we have dïckheads stabbing dolphins with screwdrivers and shooting them for sport. I could just have easily selected any other type of species and started a sad, sad thread.
12-01-2012, 03:20 AM #19
オタマジャクシ Member
Posts:1,310 Threads:32 Joined:Nov 2012
(11-30-2012, 03:33 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(11-30-2012, 03:26 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(11-29-2012, 08:43 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Dolphin watching boats may pose risk to dolphin forgaging spots.

Quote: It concluded that foraging hotspots should be considered sensitive to disturbance by boats and that such activity should be kept to a minimum in such areas. However, there was less need for restrictions in areas where boating activity was predictable and where it did not seek contact with the animals.

Ben Leyshon, of SNH, said: “We aim to produce a tool that can inform future development while recognising we have a duty to protect the wild mammals in our waters.”

George Farlow, vice-chairman of Highland Council’s planning, environment and development committee, said: “This is an important piece of work which will support future sustainable development within the Moray Firth, while ensuring that we afford bottlenose dolphins the protection they deserve.”

http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment...-1-2661965

sad2.gif


I'm sort of against elimination of apex predators because of negative effects on the food chain (dolphins, sharks, wolves, tuna, etc.). On the other hand we will have to feed 9 billion people eventually and someone has to think through how to do that and what the environment will look like.

Unique - why is this such a hot button issue for you?


Alot of issues are hot for me when I start delving deep. I don't always post everything that bothers me. What bothers me here is these particular mammals (and all mammals) have a struggle to survive in this day and age and we have dïckheads stabbing dolphins with screwdrivers and shooting them for sport. I could just have easily selected any other type of species and started a sad, sad thread.


Fair enough.

As I said, keep the pressure on.

Dolphins are still viewed as food by some people and there are people promoting harvesting them.

Leaving aside the issue of whether the porpoises are an intelligent life form, the populations are depleted enough to justify a hunting ban.



Home 




 



DISCLAIMER / Terms of Service (TOS):
Kritterbox.com - Socialize anonymously, commentary, discussion, oddities, technology, music and more!  This website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. kritterbox.com shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.
This website exists solely for the purposes of exchange of information, communication and general entertainment. Opinions from posters are in no way endorsed by kritterbox.com. All posts on this website are the opinion of the authors and are not to be taken as statements of fact on behalf of kritterbox.com. This site may contain coarse language or other material that kritterbox.com is in no way responsible for. Material deemed to be offensive or pornographic at the discretion of kritterbox.com shall be removed. kritterbox.com reserves the right to modify, or remove posts and user accounts on this website at our discretion. kritterbox.com disclaims all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of any material on this website. Fictitious posts and any similarity to any person living or dead is coincidental.
All users shall limit the insertion of any and all copyrighted material to portions of the article that are relevant to the point being made, with no more than 50%, and preferably less of the original source material. A link shall be visible in text format, embedded directly to the original source material without exception.
No third party links, i.e. blogs or forums will be accepted under any circumstances, and will be edited by staff in order to reflect the original source of copyrighted material, or be removed at the sole discretion of kritterbox.com.
Fair Use Notice:
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Users may make such material available in an effort to advance awareness and understanding of issues relating to economics, individual rights, international affairs, liberty, science, and technology. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational and/or research purposes.
This Disclaimer is subject to change at any time at our discretion.
Copyright © 2011 - 2017 kritterbox.com