Porpoised and ready for action: Europe’s first ever whale rescue team

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posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 03:55 AM
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Hi all


Some good news in the news today..!


THE lives of dozens of whales, dolphins and seals could be saved around the coast of Scotland each year with the creation of Europe’s first net-busting rescue team.

Many marine mammals are injured and killed annually as a result of getting caught in fishing nets, ropes or lobster traps. But a squad of specially-trained volunteers, known as the Large Whale Disentanglement Team (LWDT), is being created to respond to emergencies.



The rescuers train with balloon models like the ones used in Gullane, East Lothian


Similar whale rescue services are already available across the globe in places such as South Africa, Australia, Florida and Hawaii.

The LWDT – who will be based in the north-east of Scotland – will be managed by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

Once fully trained, the volunteers will save sea mammals caught in aquatic emergencies in open water anywhere around the UK and even abroad.


www.deadlinenews.co.uk...

Huzzah for the sea mammals..! This is so good to see..

They finally realise that the creatures that inhabit this earth with us, need help too..Hopefully they will see that the help these creatures sometimes so desperately need, is caused by us. We cannot go on dumping stuff into the oceans without causing massive harm and destruction to the oceanic environment and those that dwell there.. There has already been massive harm done, and if we keep on this path there will be nothing left in the seas..

It will be interesting to see how many sea mammals this new rescue team will save. Even if they only save one, at least they tried and made a difference to that one animal..




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posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 04:57 AM
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That's great news for our water lovin', limbless brethren. And kudos on the title of the thread. lol



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 04:05 AM
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Unfortunately the press don't always report correctly and this report is full of inaccuracies. It gives the impression that we've never saved whales before, but in fact the charity has been going since 1988! This is not the first whale-disentanglement course we've run and the team is larger than just the five people mentioned. We don't have 'commanders' either - Ali Jack is the Scottish National Organiser and a trustee - no quate shoyuld have been attributed to him as he was not approached for one!

We'll be sending out a press release from the charity after this weekend's course to get the corect information out there!

Many thanks. Stephen Marsh BDMLR Operations Manager



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 04:05 AM
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Unfortunately the press don't always report correctly and this report is full of inaccuracies. It gives the impression that we've never saved whales before, but in fact the charity has been going since 1988! This is not the first whale-disentanglement course we've run and the team is larger than just the five people mentioned. We don't have 'commanders' either - Ali Jack is the Scottish National Organiser and a trustee - no quate shoyuld have been attributed to him as he was not approached for one!

We'll be sending out a press release from the charity after this weekend's course to get the corect information out there!

Many thanks. Stephen Marsh BDMLR Operations Manager






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