Do Not Copy

Do Not Copy

Saturday, October 29, 2016

10-29-16 The Loss of J-28 and J-54

Saturday, October 29th

When you watch someone struggle and there is nothing you can do...
...you hope...
...with every little bit of energy or action your hope grows, if ever so slightly.

...you call, you write, you talk to all you know...
...for that is all you can do.

...when the end comes there is tremendous sadness...
...with that sadness is the knowing that the struggle has ended...
...there is no peace for the watchers of the struggle...
...that will come in due time.
 
...but there is peace for the ones who struggle no more...
...Polaris J-28 is at peace now...
...she did all she could for her family and she could do no more.

...her baby's struggle to survive without mother's milk has likely ended...
...how difficult it must have been for them.

...their care givers were their family members...
...especially young Star J-46 who helped them as best as she could...
...herding fish toward mom and baby...
...taking little brother for a while to give mom a break.

So now they are gone and the family and community will adjust...
...just as we humans will as well...
...to forget and move on is just not right...
...these whales are at the mercy of our human actions...

...how long they have adjusted to what humans have done...
...clean waters became toxic,
...fish shoreline habitats destroyed, 
...abundance of wild salmon killed off by dams,
...noise in the waters made it hard to hear...
...and let's not forget invasive research harming our friends.

...action must be taken and not turn our heads...
...our orca neighbors and friends deserve more...
...you love them?...
...then keep up the fight to bring back the wild salmon.

Will it be realized before it's too late...
...that restoring wild salmon is a key to it all...
...a healthy environment and healthy humans too...



...we are they and they are us.



No comments: