In an online poll about the impact of the documentary Blackfish, “one single Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) accounted for more than 54 percent of the votes … the owner of the domain name and company that address belong to was none other than SeaWorld.com” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2014/01/suspicion-over-seaworld-online-poll-results)

Congratulations on achieving moral, technical and publicity incompetence.


“One excerpt shows a group of dolphins nudging and chewing on a pufferfish, causing the fish to release its defensive toxins. They then pass the fish around, take in the toxins and appear to go into a trance-like state.” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2014/01/documentary-reveals-more-unusual-side-to-dolphin-recreation)

Taking enough toxin for recreation without harming yourself shows more intelligence than certain other species.


“The team was originally conducting a trial of different types of ‘fyke nets’ – a type of trap anchored to the river bed – that would allow invasive Chinese mitten crabs to be harvested while allowing endangered eels to escape. But they spent so long clearing plastic rubbish from the nets that they thought this alone merited further study.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/02/plastic-waste-thames-marine-life-report)

Sometimes you can’t see the crabs for the crap. Sometimes you can’t see the wool or the eels.


“Food businesses producing more than 50kg of food waste each week must present it for separate collection, unless they are in a rural area.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-25564265)

This ties in with the new year Zero Waist Scotland policy.