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#1 Leslie

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:17 PM

Another marine mammal lost.....
http://www.cnn.com/2...n.ap/index.html

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 09:09 AM

Very sad :wacko:

Once again mans attempt to destroy the many wonders of our planet succeed..

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 04:58 PM

As usual, people only value things that they can see and understand. That is why UW photography can be a powerful force for conservation.

For an interesting read on the topic of animal extinction see Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams. He has a story about visiting China to see the Yangzee river dolphin before it went extinct. The local villagers were so honored to have the foreign dignitaries that they had a banquet in their honor for which they caught and barbequed two river dolphins! I forget how many were estimated to exist at the time, but it was somewhere around 100. Sad.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 10:48 PM

Damn! Now I'm really depressed.
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 12:49 AM

:wacko: ;) :D
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 01:56 AM

As usual, people only value things that they can see and understand. That is why UW photography can be a powerful force for conservation.

For an interesting read on the topic of animal extinction see Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams. He has a story about visiting China to see the Yangzee river dolphin before it went extinct. The local villagers were so honored to have the foreign dignitaries that they had a banquet in their honor for which they caught and barbequed two river dolphins! I forget how many were estimated to exist at the time, but it was somewhere around 100. Sad.


Not quite accurate. The bbq dolphins was a letter in response to his radio show from the trip. So there was no way of confirming if it were true or not. Still a very sad day.

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