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...

Friday, 20 October 2017

Never before have so many Jubarte whales died on Brazilian beaches this year: 103 strandings across the country in 2017

Murilo Gitel, special for the CORREIO Sustainability
Why have so many whales stranded in Brazil in 2017?
Whale Institute Jubarte explains that the increase of the population of the species generates more deaths by natural causes, but the influence of human action is also an ongoing factor.
The Jubarte whale season on the Brazilian coast - between July and October - is coming to an end this year with a sad record: never before have so many animals of this species died stranded on Brazilian beaches this year.
There were 103 strandings across the country - 41 in Bahia alone - and a disturbing question: what is behind this number?

According to Milton Marcondes, research coordinator of the Baleia Jubarte Project, which is dedicated to the study of these animals, the deaths are associated with the increase of the population of the species.
"More live whales mean, necessarily, more whales killed by natural causes," he says.
However, he adds, human action cannot be ruled out, since many of the beached whales were injured by nets of fishermen.

As researchers search for explanations, the deaths of sea giants continue to shock the human population.
"We have never seen anything like this before.
It is unfortunate," said fisherman Alberto Santos, 54, when he encountered a whale stranded on Ondina beach in Salvador on September 1.

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