Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Think Green Thursday
On Thursdays here in Blogland, we start Thinking Green, and Michelle hosts our meme for us.
Today my post will be short and sweet. I just want to remind everyone who finds themselves on the shore or a pier, sailing or in a fishing boat, do NOT be tempted to dispose of even the smallest piece of trash - not even a bottle cap or a cigarette - by tossing it into the water. Sea birds and other animals will injest it, and it can be fatal to them.
This is a photo of Makana. She is an albatross who lives at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. "Makana" means "gift" in Hawaiian, and the staff does consider her a gift. She was found injured, and could not be returned to the wild, so she is a permanent resident of the aquarium. She is one of the lucky ones. Her photo and the one following are from the Sea Notes blog.
This second photo is of a plastic tube containing all the contents of the stomach of just one albatross, found dead. I believe that is enough said.
Meantime, if you'd like to view a great video on the great white shark (a desperately endangered species), as it appeared on TV, visit this link to the Monterey Bay Aquarium blog, Sea Notes, and read their post of November 23rd, titled White Peacock.