Archive for December, 2008

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December 29, 2008

 

JOIN THE FAN CLUB

WHAT YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND COMMUNITY CAN DO

Join THE CALIFORNIA GRAY WHALE FAN CLUB by writing up your details in the form below and sending to:

info@californiagraywhalecoalition.org

We will need masses of letters and emails to the relevant Congress people and Senators.

Membership of the ‘THE CALIFORNIA GRAY WHALE FAN CLUB’ involves responsibilities. The Coalition successfully lobbied the California Assembly and Senate to pass a Joint Resolution calling on Congress to insist on a comprehensive review of all threats facing the Whales and to relist the species. The Coalition is now lobbying the new congress to follow through with the CALIFORNIA JOINT RESOLUTION.

Read it here: http://www.californiagraywhalecoalition.org/resolution.htm

We need you to educate your friends, schools, clubs and business people.

Get them to join the CGW FAN CLUB.

California Gray Whale tourism is worth tens of millions of dollars to the economy of the state.

Membership of the CGW FAN CLUB will entitle you to a certificate, a subscription to our newsletters and most of all membership will give you a good feeling because you’re doing something for Whales.

GRAY WHALE C O A L I T I O N

YES, I CAN HELP THE CALIFORNIA GRAY WHALE

YES, For in depth information, please visit the website at:

www.californiagraywhalecoalition.org

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Yes We Can! Save the California Gray Whale

December 29, 2008

 

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Please visit the above web site and join the Fan Club. The California Gray Whale can be saved, the voices and numbers of people coming together will be heard.

 

Make a difference for this most ancient baleen whale.

 

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Yes We Can! Save the California Gray Whale

December 28, 2008

 

The most ancient Baleen Whale alive today needs YOUR help.

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The California Gray Whale needs the protection of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Up until 1994, the Gray Whale was listed under this Act and, in spite of recommendations by the Marine Mammal Commission, the species was removed from the endangered list, and left with minimal protection.

In the warm waters of the lagoons in Baja, Mexico, Gray Whales come to the small boats and allow themselves and their calves to be touched and stroked by people.

No other whale on Planet Earth is this friendly to humans.

By far the most serious threat to the Gray Whales is climate change. As specialist feeders, their primary food source is tiny crustaceans known as amphipods. These amphipods are part of the benthic ecosystem which feeds a huge variety of marine animals.

The particular species of amphipods on which the Gray Whales depend are themselves reliant on cold water and ice. Crud which gathers under the ice floes in the sub Arctic and Arctic oceans drops down and feeds the benthic system.

Without ice, there is no food. Without food, Gray Whales starve. Currently oil and gas exploration leases spread right across their feeding grounds. Without the protection of the ESA, the whales are vulnerable to extinction.

These are some of the threats facing the California Gray Whale:

· Unprecedented Coastal development

· Liquefied Gas Terminals

· Industrialisation

· Toxic Pollution

· Climate change

· Ocean acidity

· Oil and gas exploration

· Military and Seismic Sonar

SAVE THE CALIFORNIA GRAY WHALE

info@californiagraywhalecoalition.org or www.californiagraywhalecoalition.org

PROTECTING THE MOST ANCIENT BALEEN WHALE ALIVE TODAY

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Yes We Can! Save the California Gray Whale

December 26, 2008

 

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Let your voice be heard.

Together we can make a difference for this most beautiful Whale.

Join the Fan Club Today.

 

 

Yes We can! Save the California Gray Whale

December 25, 2008

 

Join the Fan Club and help save the most ancient Baleen Whale.

Please visit www.californiagraywhalecoalition.org  and www.australiansforanimals.org.au

 

JOIN THE FAN CLUB

WHAT YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND COMMUNITY CAN DO

Join THE CALIFORNIA GRAY WHALE FAN CLUB by writing up your details in the form below and sending to:

info@californiagraywhalecoalition.org

We will need masses of letters and emails to the relevant Congress people and Senators.

Membership of the ‘THE CALIFORNIA GRAY WHALE FAN CLUB’ involves responsibilities. The Coalition successfully lobbied the California Assembly and Senate to pass a Joint Resolution calling on Congress to insist on a comprehensive review of all threats facing the Whales and to relist the species. The Coalition is now lobbying the new congress to follow through with the CALIFORNIA JOINT RESOLUTION.

Read it here: http://www.californiagraywhalecoalition.org/resolution.htm

We need you to educate your friends, schools, clubs and business people.

Get them to join the CGW FAN CLUB.

California Gray Whale tourism is worth tens of millions of dollars to the economy of the state.

Membership of the CGW FAN CLUB will entitle you to a certificate,

a subscription to our newsletters and most of all membership will give you a

good feeling because you’re doing something for Whales.

GRAY WHALE C O A L I T I O N

YES, I CAN HELP THE CALIFORNIA GRAY WHALE

YES, For in depth information, please visit the website at:

www.californiagraywhalecoalition.org

 

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Yes We Can! Save the California Gray Whale

December 23, 2008

 

The California Gray Whale needs our help. Please visit –

www.californiagraywhalecoalition.org   and www.australiansforanimals.org.au

Join the Fan Club.

Become active in saving the Most Ancient Baleen Whale.

At night, in the camping grounds around San Ignacio, you can hear the whales breath. All the whales travel back up the lagoon where the public is not allowed. That’s their bed-time place and the whales go almost on the clock as the sun sets. In the morning, the first spouts are seen not long after the sun rises.

San Ignacio is one of the most magnificent wildernesses on the face of the Earth. Surrounded by volcanic mountains which reach to the sky, the lagoon is home to many many birds who often sit on the water flying off in huge formations when the pangas go out to the whales. It is an ancient spiritual place, a church of Nature.

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Yes We Can! Save the California Gray Whale

December 23, 2008

 

Help save the California Gray Whale. Join the Fan Club. Visit –

www.californiagraywhalecoalition.org   and www.australiansforanimals.org.au

and let your voice be heard. Human kind’s most ancient Baleen Whale needs your help.

 

Sometimes you can see the whales make love. Its always a threesome. One male lies under the female and basically holds her whilst the other male does his business on top. The gigantic pink penis which is visible across the water is called the Pink Floyd ! When the first whale is done, he changes places with the one who is holding the female. There’s always a lot of turbulent water and people are definitely not encouraged to get close.

The young calves are very curious. Big hairs sprout from their chins and they do seem to be bewitched by the attention of humans. Often Mama whale will hang back to watch the fun. And sometimes, the boats are surrounded with Mama whales and their young all seeking attention, stroking and pleasure.

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Yes We Can! Save the California Gray Whale

December 22, 2008

 

Its an incredible feeling to be in a very small boat with a massive whale underneath, so big that its head and tail can clearly be seen as its sheer size swamps the boat. With no trouble at all, gray whales could tip the pangas and throw everyone into the warm waters ( but it’s a long way to land). Instead, they treat humans with great gentleness and often it seems like they actually facilitate contact so that humans can get closer.

Gray whale skin feels like a wet gumboot. Stroking their baleen plates is like running your hand across a very stiff paint brush. When the whales come to the surface, they usually roll up right close to the boat and often the first thing you see is the eye, looking straight at you. That is an amazing experience. When the whales are stroked, for all the world its like stroking a dog or a pussy cat, they really seem to get off on the feel of human hands and the choruses of admiration and awe.

 

 

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Yes We Can! Save the California Gray Whale

December 18, 2008

 

Please visit –

www.californiagraywhalecoalition.org   and www.australiansforanimals.org.au

to make a difference. Join the Fan Club, petition regularly and make a choice to join humanity in saving the California Gray Whale.

For nearly 30 million years beautiful, majestic Gray Whales have prospered in the great seas of the west coast of North America. 

These, graceful beings are known for the fervor with which they defend themselves when under attack from whalers and their natural predators, the Orca.

While they have survived ice ages and other extreme natural threats, it is clear that they are unable to defend themselves against the intensity of human activity.

It is therefore incumbent upon us to provide protection and to ensure their continued survival.

The California Gray Whale Coalition will work to ensure a future for this ancient whale. By disseminating information and promoting their plight, we will turn the tide and gain proper legal protection along the entire migration route.

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Yes We Can! Save the California Gray Whale

December 17, 2008

 

The annual migration of gray whales has begun, although its still a bit too early to tell with its on time. Usually the migration begins around mid-December with heavily pregnant whales or whales with newborn young leading the way, followed by the males and juveniles.

Many of the whales make their way to the warm waters of the lagoons in Baja, Mexico. The most beautiful of these lagoons is San Ignacio which is part of the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage site. In good times, the Lagoon is full of mother whales and their calves, and horny males waiting to mate. Gray whales are so friendly they will swim to the small boats, known as pangas, and allow people to caress their huge bodies and to touch the calves who are extremely curious.

Make a difference and please visit

www.californiagraywhalecoalition.org  and www.australiansforanimals.org.au to join the fan club and save the California Gray Whale.

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