Whales and dolphins don't recognise borders
and some 25 percent of the world's whales and dolphins are under critical
A 2008 IUCN (World Conservation Union)
re-categorization of the status of whale and dolphin species globally places many on the IUCN Red List. And for many others, a question mark still hangs over their heads.
Since so many followers of Aran-Isles.Com are based in America (more than 50%) we draw attention to an entertaining and
art-filled evening on behalf of our cetacean friends.
A Whale Affair, is the Whale and Dolphin Society North America the WDCS' first annual fundraiser and it
begins at 7pm at the Isaac Winslow House in Marshfield Massachussetts and highlights
the importance of whales and dolphins in our lives and imaginations
while connecting people of on both sides of the Atlantic to whales and the
Mark Simmonds, Director of Science for WDCS said: "We expect that many
of the ocean's great whales, including the humpback whale, will be
affected by the changes in the seas caused by climate change, and
particularly those found in polar regions. In fact, most of the world's
great whales feed in polar regions where climate-driven changes are now
"The IUCN has taken the affects of climate
change into consideration in the case of the polar bear, and the same
now needs to be done with the humpback whale and other whale species."
change can affect the distributions of whales, with the potential for a
cascade of effects such as exposure to new diseases, competition with
other species and changes in prey populations. As local conditions
change, populations of krill, which Antarctic great whales depend on
for food, may decline.
The Cape Cod Mermaid and WATD radio are making A
Whale Affair a whale of a good time. A tax-deductible donation of $35
will include a catered evening with Harpoon beer, entertainment, whale
and ocean themed art, and a chance to bid on truly unique experiences
during a silent auction. All the art will be whale, dolphin, or ocean
themed, so come be inspired while raising money for crucial WDCS
programs that help protect whales and the oceans. In addition to
selling art by professional artists, we will also be exhibiting and
auctioning whale art by world renown scientists and conservationists.
Also up for auction are trips, such as a weekend retreat to Key West,
or an unique day researching whales with WDCS staff.
also planned a musical evening with sea shanties sung by the Rum Soaked
Crooks, sea stores by renown folklorist Dillon Bustin and a live
broadcast by WATD radio station. To see more of A Whale Affair visit http://awhaleaffair.org/, where you can also purchase tickets.
is an international non-profit working to protect cetaceans and their
ocean habitat locally and around the world. Our North American office,
located in Plymouth, MA. To learn more about WDCS, visit http://www.wdcs-na.org/