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Whaling And The Water Cycle

The world’s oceans are an invaluable factor in the ecology of the planet and in sustaining all forms of life based on carbon that need to breathe oxygen.  In short, that’s us, our beloved pets, and everything we eat and their sources of food.  I don’t want to discount the importance of the rock cycle of the planet and how we have to carefully monitor tectonic plates but as far as I’m concerned the water cycle of the planet is really important and something that we have a much bigger impact on.  Taking into consideration all the pollutants and aerosol products that are affecting the water cycle, and as a result, our lives, it’s imperative that we take serious steps to make sure everything is on the up and up.

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Here we can see what is called James Bond Island, located in the sea which lies around Thailand.  While I can’t be certain what the precise origin is for the name, I think the dapper appeal of the islands is certainly not unlike the famous fictional spy’s own charismatic charms.  Credit for this excellent photo goes to HN.

While the oceans around the world are all closely cared for by many governments and organizations, I think it’s a pretty safe conclusion to say that more can always be done.  The healthy ecology of the planet is also affected by the life in the oceans which, like all the animals on land we have such excellent sanctuaries and wild life preserves for, will require some proper caretaking.  Now I am not a zoologist or marine biologist, but I know that the statistics are alarming to say the least.  Particularly in the case of the dolphin fishing and whaling industries (the whaling industry which Japan has a long history of involvement with, has been highly controversial and often protested against by people around the world).

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This fine photo by Loco Steve is of the “Whaling Wall” in San Francisco.

While the photo above is not so full of melancholy as the wailing wall which it’s title is a play on words for, I think that it is still a beautiful piece of art that stands as a strong reminder that as the most intelligent and also most powerful living things on the planet, we are burdened with the responsibility as the caretakers for this planet and all the living things on it.  So at the very least, I’ll continue to recycle responsibly and you won’t catch me supporting any whaling industries any time soon.

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Erik Ogan gets credit for this excellent photo of a whale in the midst of a majestic breach through the surface of the ocean.

I know that I can’t just make a blanket statement against all the people involved in the whaling industry as being immoral and deserving severe punishment (many of them are just blue and white collar working stiffs that are just trying to provide a decent living for themselves and their loved ones).  However the industry should be closely monitored at the very least so that, even if you don’t take the humanitarian aspect into consideration, that at least the important animals in the ecosystem do not go extinct.