Earlier we told you about National Pig Day! But that’s not all for March 1st. Dolphins are just about the funniest and sleekest critters in the ocean. And they get an entire month! Photo of Piquet The Dolphin © Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez, provided by Torie A.
“….in Esperance, Western Australia.” OK, so it doesn’t have the rhyme like the Beach Boys classic song. But this video DOES have SURFING DOLPHIN ACTION! Jennene & Dave Riggs took this video with a quadcopter. (Boing Boing.)
What did you do over the July 4th weekend? Unfortunately, this little goober Dolphin got stuck on Redington Beach, which is northwest of St. Petersburg, FL. But don’t worry- it ended OK! :)
Quoting this Mashable story, “The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called to the scene, and rescued the dolphin by removing it out of the water to safety. The FWC is now caring for the dolphin with assistance from Florida’s Clearwater Marine Aquarium, according to local media.”
“Gunner the Golden Retriever Puppeh, hanging out with his best friend Delta the Dolphin. This photo was taken at the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, Florida. I work here and bring him regularly. Gunner and Delta have become best friends!” -Marie B.
This one came zooming in from Erich D. in Florida, who saw it on The Facebook. But we couldn’t use THAT link ‘cuz it wasn’t gonna work or…something. Of course, one quicko search on The YouTube and here we are! Since it happens to be the first day of Dolphin Awareness Month, let’s roll that video!
And we can’t forget this fellow hanging ten..or hanging, er, however many it is he’s hanging.
Wait! What was that? You have a joke for us? (In the hover.)
Check it out. It seems some Brazilian Fishermen Dudes spotted a small dolphin who had become tangled in a plastic bag. They hauled him on board, freed him, and tossed him back- getting a Thank You in the process!
From Rachel G.
Despite what Captain Kirk would tell you…our ocean is truly the final frontier. If we don’t take care of it, we won’t get another one to take its place.
Learn more about World Oceans Day here!
This first video was taken off Dana Point, California– home to more dolphins than anywhere in the world!
This image of a harbor seal was taken in a kelp forest at Cortes Bank near San Diego by Kyle McBurnie. It was the overall winning image submitted to the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science‘s (RSMAS) underwater photography competition.
Pietro Cremone from Italy won third place in the wide-angle category. His entry shows a Raccoon Butterfly Fish and Angelfish on a reef in the Red Sea near Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
Alex Tattersall took the shot of a Lionfish on the Thistlegorm wreck in the Red Sea and it won first place in the wide-angle category. The SS Thistlegorm was a British naval ship built in 1940 in England.
Second place in the wide-angle category went to Joseph Tepper. It shows Spinner Dolphins swimming in a small inlet off the Kona coast of Hawaii.
This shot of Anemone Shrimp was taken in Puerto Galera in the Philippines by Beth Watson. It was the winning picture in the RSMAS macro category.
The second place macro picture was this image of an Emperor Shrimp on top of two Nudibranch Molluscs. It was taken at Dinah’s Beach in Papua New Guinea by Douglas Good.
The third place in the macro category of the RSMAS underwater photography competition went to Italian photographer Frederica Bambi. It shows a Porcelain Crab on an Anemone at Pescador Island, Cebu in the Philippines.
Combing thru the massive CO computer database (A Google Calendar with a lot of dates typed in) we find that today happens to be a CONFLUENCE of three happy occasions.
We have to give plenty of love today to our Cute Friends, whether they swim, gallop, or grunt! So the next Dolphin, Horseh or Piggeh U see, give ’em a high
fin hoof five! w00t!
(Alex S. sent in that last video FYI)
This is “Swims With Dolphins.” Enjoy.
FAVE FRAME™ ‘WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO’ ACTION!