Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games... Swansea City 0 v 1 Leeds United, 4 points needed from 3 games...

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

More marine life misery in the US: 81 whales die off South Florida coast

(Provided Photo/Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network)
MONROE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) –- 81 false killer whales have died after stranding themselves off the South Florida coast.
NOAA announced the grim news on Monday afternoon.
NOAA initially reported that 95 false killer whales were stranded in South Florida.
Then on Monday afternoon, NOAA Fish Southeast tweeted that 81 whales had died and also said the whales were at a remote location off of Hog Key in the Everglades. One whale was seen alive on Monday and 13 others are unaccounted for, NOAA Fish Southeast said on Twitter on Monday afternoon.
The National Park Service has closed the area around the whale stranding location.
The National Park Service is asking that aircraft not fly over the area and that boats stay away from the area.
NOAA is responding to the massive stranding, which was first discovered on Saturday afternoon. Many other agencies are helping with the response effort, including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Fisheries, Mote Marine Laboratory, the University of Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Geological Survey.
False killer whales are large members of the dolphin family.
They weigh about 1,500 pounds and are 15 to 20 feet long, according to NOAA Fisheries.
They are usually found in groups of 10 to 20.
False killer whales are known to strand in large groups.
False killer whales are found in Hawaii, along the entire West Coast of the U.S. and from the Mid-Atlantic coastal states and southward, according to NOAA Fisheries.



Anonymous said...

I guess they don't like Corexit very much :(

DW said...

Pretty sad.