¨And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.¨
I´D LOVE TO GO BACK TO WHEN WE PLAYED AS KIDS BUT THINGS CHANGED AND THAT´S THE WAY IT IS
LAST NIGHT I HAD A DREAM THAT I WAS 12 YEARS OLD AND PIXELATED IN A PLAYSTATION RPG. I SPENT MY DAYS HUNTING MONSTERS WITH A SWORD IN THE FOREST AND PLAYING PAN PIPES TO DOLPHINS AT A DOCK ON THE OCEAN. I WONDER IF MY CHOICES IN LIFE- HELPING ANIMALS AND GOING ON SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS TRIPS AND BEING IN JUNGLES WERE INFORMED BY THE VIDEO GAMES I PLAYED WHEN I WAS A KID. IN QUITO AND LA PAZ THE ADVENTURE SEEMED SO CODEFIED BY THE TOURIST ECONOMY AND I´M VERY WARY OF ALL THAT STUFF. ON GAMEBOY, GOING IN THE FOREST WAS SO SIMPLE. BUT THE REAL WILD IS COMPLEX AND IT´S CONTROL IS ATTEMPTED CONSTANTLY. TO TRY TO ¨PROTECT¨ THE WILD MAY ALSO BE A FORM OF CONTROL.
I USED TO READ THIS COMIC BOOK CALLED RUNAWAYS, AND THIS CHARACTER IN IT SHE SAID MAYBE ONLY SUPER VILLAINS WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND THAT THE REST OF US JUST SAVE ONE PERSON AT A TIME. THOUGH I GUESS IN MY CASE IT´S ONE SEA TURTLE AT A TIME… SORT OF.
WATCHING YOU RUN FURTHER THAN GUNS WILL GO
This video was taken on my first day volunteering for EquilibriaAzul. We were excavating nests to check how many sea turtle eggs had hatched and how many had died from fungus/bacteria/getting eaten by crabs and so on. As we started to dig into a Hawskbill nest a little face erupted from the sand and we realized that the eggs hadn’t all hatched yet.
ACCORDING TO THE OCEAN INSTITUTE….
Much of the world’s shrimp fishing industry is extremely wasteful, with an average of more than five pounds of bycatch killed and discarded “less valuable” sea creatures – for every pound of shrimp brought to port.
ALSO, A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO WORKED ON ROGER PAYNE´S ODYSSEY PROJECT TOLD ME THAT THE RATIO WAS ABOUT 5 ORGANISMS WHICH BECAME DISCARDED BYCATCH (TOSSED INTO THE SEA DEAD) FOR EVERY SHRIMP THAT WAS BROUGHT TO LAND AND DISTRIBUTED. THIS MEANS THAT EVERYTIME YOU EAT A SHRIMP, YOU´RE KILLING FIVE OTHER FISH. SO WHO WANTS TO GO TO RED LOBSTER?