Thank you🙏amazing students at Abraham Lincoln High School (San Francisco), and Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project @dolphin_project for posting about "our" 🐳SR Orcas!💙 SEND LETTERS! 👉According to the Amnesty International Campaigning Manual, individual written letters can demonstrate a depth of knowledge and personal concern, while letters from eminent people can have a particularly great impact.
AND please go to the link in my IG profile 👆🏽to TAKE ACTION via my Origami Whales Project ACTION ALERT for "our" last 74 Southern Resident Orcas that are STARVING due to lack of Chinook Salmon! ... sample letters, contacts, ACTIVE LINKS, 10 online petitions,etc. 👊🏽 #16425DaysASlave#OrigamiWhaleProject
🦏 The name rhinoceros means 'nose horn' and is often shortened to rhino. Rhinoceros are herbivores (plant eaters). A group of rhinos is called "CRASH”. Modern rhinos are significantly smaller however scientists said ancient rhinoceros that roamed the Earth 30 million years ago, stood over 16 feet tall. Rhino will say “MMWONK” when they are happy. Male black rhinos are particularly aggressive in their pursuit of a mate, and the rate of "mortal combat" among these horned lovers is higher than any other mammal on the planet. About half of males and 30 percent of females die from injuries sustained while fighting.
Rhinoceros are killed by some humans for their horns, which are bought and sold on the black market, and used by some cultures for ornaments or traditional medicine. East Asia, specifically Vietnam, is the largest market for rhino horns. By weight, rhino horns cost as much as gold on the black market. People grind up the horns and consume them, believing the dust has therapeutic properties. The horns are made of keratin, the same type of protein that makes up hair and fingernails.Both African species and the Sumatran rhinoceros have two horns, while the Indian and Javan rhinoceros have a single horn. The IUCN Red List identifies the Black, Javan, and Sumatran rhinoceros as critically endangered. #rhino#animal#wildlife#safari#windhoek#africa#namibia#wildlife#pictures#wildlifephotography#photography#nationalgeographic#endangeredspecies#animallovers#collaboration#iucn#wildlifecare#saveanimals#animalplanet#rhinoceros
Rhino horns are made of keratin, which is also the key component of human hair and fingernails. But the horns are not just dense clumps of hair. CT scans have shown dense mineral deposits of calcium and melanin in the core of the horn. The calcium makes the horn stronger, and the melanin protects it from the sun's UV rays.
A green turtle glides off the wall at Lalai Reef in the Nua Marine Reserve Network, Papua New Guinea. This species is in decline through most of its former range, and the GBR and Coral Sea are some of its last major strongholds.
Our friends at @cici_png_ are doing some great research on the turtles at the Conflict Island's in the beautiful Louisiade archipelago, and their two-week intership programs are now running over the summer. A great opportunity to see PNG and learn more about these special marine reptiles!
BURN THE RAINFOREST!
Ok, please don’t actually do that, but go check out our latest blog entry (link in bio ☝️) on how burning things in the forest is helping to protect Australia’s biodiversity. | #dontburntherainforest#gobeyond