Dolphins and whales are, in our imagination, notoriously aerially acrobatic animals. While play may at times be a cause of leaping and other surface activities, there are multiple aerial behaviour types and the reasons for them are not fully understood. Leaping and breaching are, maybe, the most discussed and well know aerial behaviour but there are many other aerial (or surface) behaviour that are crucial in the social life of cetaceans. Lunging, spy hopping, slapping flukes and flippers onto the water surface (lobtailing and flipper slapping), porpoising, and lifting the flukes clear of the water, or fluking: let’s discover the meaning of the aerial and surface behaviour of cetaceans and the importance in their lives.
You never forget your first love". That's true. At least for me. Don't get me wrong, I am not speaking about my personal life. I am speaking about my first concrete actions in the world of the conservation. If there is a life changing moment in my life it's 2011 after that I watched the documentary "The Cove" of Ric O'Barry (I will write something about it soon). I decided to take action. How? First of all I became volunteer of Sea Shepherd but it wasn't the right way for me (I really admire what Sea Shepherd does) because I was feeling the need to take concrete action at local level, where I live.
Picture of: Robbie Dark.
What do you think can be the mission of Ocean Advocates?
PROTECT the Sea and the Oceans. This is what they want to do, no?
This is what exactly PROTECT BLUE does. It's the "sustainability conference that plays outside". No power point, no slide shows, no presentations. Instead we have: surf, swim, hiking, paddle surf, open air workshops, hang out, play, learn and share. This is the perfect habitat for an ocean advocate and passionate.
This is the the "right place" where several experts and passionate meet to share experiences, learn one from each other and create a strong concrete network of people, ideas and organizations.