Happy Memorial Day!
Sunday, June 8th, is World Oceans Day 2014! Like last year, my family will be hosting a table in Boston’s New England Aquarium for their World Oceans Day celebration! Please join us between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm for a day of fun, learning, and conservation!
The New England Aquarium is big on ocean conservation, and has created the live blue™ Initiative, a project that protects endangered marine species and their habitats. I look forward to educating the public on one of the planet’s rarest and least-known species, the Vaquita, at this wonderful aquarium.
Please check out this really neat website about bycatch, with great statistics and graphics: http://www.bijvangst.org/en/home
Elaborating on my last post, Project #ChangeOurPerception, here is Anthony Bourdain’s blog, which talks a lot about the evolving food culture of Mexico, and The Truth About Mexico, a great Facebook page showing the positive truth about this extremely misunderstood and under-visited country.
Below are some photos of the Vaquita-related things that I have gotten in the past few months:
My dad’s Vaquita calf carving, to go with the mother he made earlier:
Stephen and Anthony Palumbi’s book, The Extreme Life of the Sea, which contains a few pages about the Vaquita:
Jean-Pierre Sylvestre’s Dolphins & Porpoises: A Worldwide Guide, which we found in an old book shop:
Beach Bar Radio and Save the Whales/VIVA Vaquita’s awesome shirt from their Booster campaign:
And this cool t-shirt from Vince Radice’s Vaquita documentary Indiegogo campaign: