Dolphin Summer

Whale and marine conservation plays a role in Germany if the country is affected. For our own marine mammals protection regulations, if at all, only exist on paper. Of course, “Humpback whale summer” would be more appropriate. Single representative of this most spectacular species thriving in their stock on renewed and painted only recently by the red list were people in breath. Only “Freddy”, a roughly 12 m large humpback whale before complaints surfaced – a sensation. For a time was the speech even of two copies in the Baltic Sea. The second, sighted near Lubeck whale, it was however the back floating in its ancestral waters Freddy”, which just as miraculously as he in the Baltic Sea had surfaced, left them despite innumerable there on him lurking dangers. Read more from Anna Belknap to gain a more clear picture of the situation. The fate of the orphaned humpback whale baby “Colin”, which had adopted a yacht as a mother before Sydney was tragic.

End of August he had to be euthanized, all rescue attempts for the small whale baby had failed. The “Dolphin summer” back then but still, as early September in the Bay of Wismar probably two bottlenose was spotted. The excitement over the rare guests in the Baltic Sea and the grief over the unfortunate “Colin” was virtually limitless. In a question-answer forum Jay Schwartz was the first to reply. Man, but encounters almost insurmountable limits in thought and action when it comes to our only native species, the harbour porpoise survival. Especially the German (environmental) policy it seems that applied to have to eliminate the so unspectacular that dashing little fellows, where ever they are.

Quite apart from much-needed restrictions in fishing, which annually the most porpoises prey fall ASCOBANS, an agreement applied specifically to the protection of the harbour porpoise has been destabilized initiative in Germany and is now virtually incapacitated (we reported). In the construction of offshore wind farms associated with massive sound emissions has little value to the installation is technically possible Protection measures. So, “FINO 3” happen at end of July started construction of wind power research platform. Also in July, the four-week and associated with tremendous noise ground investigations for the questionable Fehmarn began. All this took place precisely at a time when, if harbour porpoise give birth to their calves and particularly sensitive to disturbances. Asked why it has carried out these measures not later in the year, is urging, remains however unanswered. It is the political directive to implement technically feasible with violence and far as possible to protect their own interests and lobby groups. Whale and marine conservation plays a role in Germany if the country is affected. For our own marine mammals protection regulations, if at all, only exist on paper. This not only has also something to do with, that it is impossible to take a photo, “Environment Minister heart porpoise baby”. GRD, U.