Friday, October 26, 2007

AAU National Surfing Championships / Surfet's Halloween Wahine Pro/Am Cocoa Beach This Weekend


Surfrider will have a tent on the beach at the AAU National Surfing Championships / Surfet's Halloween Wahine Pro/Am in front of Coconuts in Cocoa Beach on Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28. Everyone is invited to come out and spread the vibe about Surfrider, or to find out more about how you can help in being a Keeper of the Coast.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Sharkwater the Movie Now Playing in Brevard County

"Sharkwater" is playing at Merritt Island Cobb 16 Theater in the mall only through this Thursday Oct 4. This movie shows how sharks as the apex predator are so important to the health of the Oceans and the Earth in general. It is the opposite of "Jaws" and tells the true story of what is happening on the high seas away from the general public.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Dolphin Love Love

It is the time of my life where the beach maybe only fifteen minutes from me, and the drive is delicious, but I have not had the time to be anywhere near it.

I miss myself. I miss what the dolphins/ocean give me, the replenishing, the renewing, the revibration of my soular being. Buddha does that for me also..

I am going to try and make it to the beach.... I know it is calling my name and beckoning...

The dolphins are being very patient with me right now.. I wish I was able to be that patient with myself and others.. That is what the beach brings to me....

Self knowledge of peace. bliss and sereniiittty....

Resting within my soul..

I love to do my dolphin divination card readings daily and sit with blue obsidian in the palm of my hand... Then I am wisked of to busyland... For now.
I have been over anxious latley due to my lack of time at the beach.... Getting those horrible anxiety attacks in my heart.... Needing to slooooow down, and rest, revive.. My sleeping has also been off. I tried so hard to get the Spa together so quickly that it nearly drove me nuttie! And I drove my husband nuttie too......

I do see the River ever day though..... Since the Spa is only a block away... :)

I am going to sit with the Dolphin Energy today and just be!


Blissings
Shanti

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Knitting for Dolphins :) Ahhhh


The other day (well a bit ago) someone emailed me a website I may be interested in, and I was called Knitting for Dolphins..


It is pretty kewl site about getting the word out that us Humans aren't so kind.. The Navy wants to put Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins (from my neck of the woods) into the chilly cold Puget Sound area.. I know that I would be freezing there, since I live in Florida.. Well the same goes for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, they live in warm sub tropical to tropical waters.. Give me a break. It may seem ironic or ludicris to even think of knitting sweaters for dolphins, but it is crazy to think that taking dolphins out of their natural habitat (weather,
warm waters, etc) is like normal.

Photo: From Knitting For Dolphins

About Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin


I'm a member of Ocean Conservancy and just wanted to share info on bottlenose dolphins since that is what I was referring to...
Bottlenose Dolphins Scientific name: Tursiops truncatus
From the Ocean Conservancy Site



Dolphins were thought by ancient Greeks and Romans to bring mariners good luck, and appeared frequently in their legends. In fact, the Greeks honored them on more than 40 coins.
Thanks to their graceful beauty, intelligence, acrobatics and playful nature, bottlenose dolphins have fascinated people since ancient times. Streamlined and smooth, their bodies reach varying lengths from 6 to 12 feet, dependent upon geographic location. Females can live for more than 50 years, while males typically live for about 40 years.
Bottlenose dolphins produce several sounds, including whistles, clicksused for echolocation, and squawks. Their "signature whistles" areindividually distinct and are probably used to communicate the dolphin'sidentity, location, and emotional state.
Habitat & Diet
Found primarily in the temperate and tropical oceans of the world,bottlenose dolphins tend to be coastal dwellers, but they can adapt to avariety of marine and estuarine habitats.
They feed mostly on bottom-dwelling fish and squid. Adult males feedfarthest from shore, while adolescents and females with their calvestypically feed nearer the shore.
Social Organization
Social interaction is an important part of life for bottlenose dolphins,as it is for their cousins, the great whales. Dolphins typically formgroups of from two to 15 individuals. The structure of these socialgroups varies widely with regard to sex, age, familial relationships,and affiliation histories. Smaller groups tend to frequent near-shorewaters, whereas larger groups form in offshore waters.

Reproduction
After a gestation period of about one year, females give birth to livecalves, which they may nurse for up to two years. The interval betweenbirths is usually from three to six years.
Females reach sexual and physical maturity between five and 13 years ofage, long before their male counterparts. Males reach sexual maturity atbetween nine and 14 years, but they are not fully physically matureuntil their late teens. Most breeding males are at least 20 years old.

Threats to Bottlenose Dolphins
While fishing for dolphins still occurs in some parts of the world, suchas Peru, Sri Lanka, and Japan, most countries have outlawed thepractice. Nonetheless, dolphins are stilled killed incidentally in otherfisheries-including tuna, sardines, and anchovetas.
Some bottlenose dolphin populations have declined as a result ofpollution and habitat alteration. Dolphins are known to accumulatecontaminants in their tissues, which may affect dolphins' ability toreproduce and contribute to higher infant mortality. Because manydolphin populations frequent near-shore areas, they are particularlyvulnerable to entanglement in fishing gear and boat collisions.

More Amazing Dolphin Facts!


More Amazing Dolphin Facts!
Ok, I dunno, But I think that any being on Earth that looks like they are smiling all the time, I can learn from. Cause I don't smile all the time.. Especially lately... I have so much (I put some much stress) on myself that I have been overwhelmingly in perpetual motion. Which can be a really nice thingy, but for me, it spells Getting Sick! I have and am nursing myself back to health. The allergy/Sinus Thingy is kicking my little behind all the way to my bed and sleep, sleep sleep! Hmm a vacation I didn't even know I needed. I would have rather gone to Bahamas, Bimini, Caribbean to see the Dolphins then this! Hmm note to self, will work on Manifesting a nice Caribbean Vacation Dealo with Hubby and of course the dolphins! :)
I thought I would continue to post info on the Dolphins.. ANything I find that represents Conscious living and being aware!
Namu Amida Butsu!
Taken from the Blue Voice Site