Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stop Whale Hunting

The United Nations Court recently ordered Japan to stop whale hunting. This is a welcome ruling, and one that all mermaids and mermen can applaud.

"The Australian government challenged the notion that Japan hunts whales for scientific study, which lead to Monday's ruling."

Check out the full story by Stan Schroeder over at Mashable.

Dolphin Chat

Human/Dolphin communication took a small step forward in August of 2013 when a computer detected a specific dolphin whistle that had been created by Wild Dolphin Project creator, Denise Herzing, and her team.

"As well as boosting our understanding of animal behaviour, the moment hints at the potential for using algorithms to analyse any activity where information is transmitted – including our daily activities."

Read more in this article at New Scientist by Hal Hodson.

Ten Things

On a lighter note, The FW presents an article by Carl Pettit, 'Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mermaids.'

"Mermaids have long captured the imagination of the public. They’ve thrilled us in 'documentaries', paintings, fairytales and in the cinema."

So, how many of the ten did you know?

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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