Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Listening to BBC radio (90.1) on the morning drive I heard the story about swimmers in New Zealand being saved from shark attack by dolphins:

"four swimmers were saved from a great white shark by a pod of altruistic dolphins, who swam in circles around them until the humans could escape. "(guardian)

Dolphins have saved humans countless times..the name comes from the greek “dolphis” which means “spirit of the sea”. In Antiquity these cetaceans were believed to have special powers to guide ships and save shipwrecked sailors---which is bittersweet since we do not tend to show the same respect for dolphins' lives:

Every bite of tuna you have might have killed countless dolphins to get..because tuna swim under schools of dolphins, fishermen look for dolphins and then use nets that not only catch tuna but trap and kill dolphins as well..

We do have one 'dolphin safe' tuna brand sold here and that is Starkist..I have bought it at the Sultan Center, check your local co-ops for it..

"StarKist will not purchase any tuna caught in association with dolphins.
StarKist continues its practice of refusing to purchase tuna caught with gill or drift nets, which are known to be dangerous to many forms of marine life. StarKist condemns the use of these indiscriminate fishing methods that trap dolphins, whales, and other marine life along with the intended catch of fish. " From the Startkist FAQ's

Save the Dolphins

About the Dolphin-Safe label

Adopt a Dolphin

"Two-member women gang robs another in Farwaniya" was a headline in todays Kuwait times.. ..doesn't the word gang make it sound so much more headline worthy?..as opposed to two ladies take 100 KD from a lady they knew...bravo KT for the harmless exaggeration..the club of journalistic hyperboles welcomes you.


3 comments:

mint_girl said...

sij sij sij sub7aaan allah wallah!!

Q said...

I remember seeing lots of dolphins at shalaihaat at dawn when i was a kid, havent seen any lately....hmmm!!

As for Kuwait Times, they're following the style that made AlRai Alaam such a hit! which is being shallow without totally being tabloid!

btw....the pic u inserted isnt working with me

kwtia said...

yeah we used to see a couple of dolphins right by the shore all the time..
I wonder if everyone is having the same problem with the photo..you can go to it through the BBC link just under the pic, but I don't know why it's not showing on the actual post for you..it works on mine..hhhmmmm..