Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Save the world. Save our Dolphins.

From my friend Ngarimu's facebook post.
Gutted to see this Aihe (dolphin) washed up at Browns Bay yesterday. It had drowned from fishing line tangled around it's tail, fins and body. One of it's fins had been torn by the fishing line... If you're a keen fisherman like myself please be aware of the damage that can be done by treating our moana (ocean) like a dump. That old fishing line off your spool belongs in a bin not tossed overboard! Otherwise this is what happens!
I'm hoping these photos will bring awareness and understanding to the adverse effects of irresponsible actions and the impacts they can have on the innocent and through that understanding we all can have an improved respect for our moana and our natural environment... Mā te rongo, ka mōhio; Mā te mōhio, ka mārama; Mā te mārama, ka mātau; Mā te mātau, ka ora.
Through resonance comes cognisance; through cognisance comes understanding; through understanding comes knowledge; through knowledge comes life and well-being

Tangaroa Kiokio drowned from entanglement in fishing line