Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another Icy Post

These dolphins came in to feed in Seal Cove, a bay not too far from where my home is in Newfoundland. Advancing ice has trapped them. Many great minds have been brought to bear on finding a solution to save them.

I find it so, so heart wrenching. Their panicked cries at night haunt the inhabitants of the area.

Dolphins are one of the closest mammals to our species and have a language all their own and are extraordinarily playful. They frolicked with our boat this past summer. At times they appeared to be laughing. They were far too quick for my camera as evidenced by the picture above!

Apparently an icebreaker could do more harm than good.

All are praying that the ice melts before it is too late.


  1. Very sad. I hope a solution can be found.

  2. How horrible, poor little things - I can only imagine what the cries must sound like.

  3. Truly, a difficult situation and one where humans are helpless to assist. Nature, however, will often provide a solution, where human ingenuity fails. Hopefully, they'll find a way out.

  4. II find this almost to painful to bear and it is too hard to realize their plight and to not be able to do anything about it. Sometimes I think I care more about animals than I care about people.

  5. Oh - how dreadful, WWW!
    There's nothing worse than hearing a creature in distress and being unable to do a thing about it.
    It must be so hard for the people living there - I don't think I could take it. I hope the temperature rises just enough to help them, in time.


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