I recently started reading Moby Dick. Scott Leonard, one of our friends on Nantucket involved with the Nantucket Marine Mammal Conservation Program, sent me two books, one was; Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick (author of In The Heart of The Sea), and a special 150th anniversary edition of Moby-Dick that includes footnotes throughout the book. Thanks Scott! This will help me get through Moby-Dick a LOT easier!
Moby-Dick is about a guy named Ishmael. He is the narrator of the story. Ishmael and a friend go on a whaling ship. Their captain, Captain Ahab, wants to go after a white whale. That white whale is Moby-Dick. Moby-Dick tried to kill Captain Ahab after he harpooned him. After they find Moby-Dick, the crew tries to kill Moby-Dick with harpoons. Moby-Dick instead crushes the boat. Everyone dies, except Ishmael.
Unlike Moby-Dick, the Maui dolphins can’t fight back man. It is man that pushes to drill oil in their habitat. It is man that uses deadly gill nets to fish in their small sanctuary. The New Zealand government won’t recognize the urgent needs of the Maui dolphins… and ignore the advice of Dr Slooten and the IWC - International Whaling Commission. I wish the New Zealand Government would follow the advice of the scientists. If nothing changes, the Maui dolphins will be extinct. They are the smallest cetacean on earth and will be a tragic loss. Maui dolphins will be left to pay the price for their greed.
Calista is a wee dolphin champion who opened her heart to the plight of New Zealand's Maui’s dolphins in a big way.
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