Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Passage, Corridor, Protection

Passage, Corridor, Protection

“Let’s make sure mother whales have a wide passage through the ocean so they can give birth safely.”  “We want to keep corridors open so whales can get to their feeding grounds.”  “That’s what we mean by protection.”

“Passage, corridor, protection.”  Scientists shared their research and legislators advocated for their bills this week at the fabulous Capitol Hill Ocean Week Conference, presented every year around World Ocean Day June 8.   I attended this conference in DC two years ago- this year it was virtual, on line, much great content and conversations.

Check out for presentations and docs from scientists, legislators, activists.

Another timely quote from the session on protection, “Sometimes we must love things from a distance.”

I ponder and pray these days about safety, distance, protection.  I stay away from others in case I might infect them.  But I long for touch.  We all want safety and we all want connection.  Every mammal, land and sea, needs safe open corridors and passages.  Can every living being find food and a place to give birth?

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others – no safe passage, danger all around.  Let them breathe.  Give them room.  Don’t kill them.

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