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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Save the Cheerleader Save the Whales, Diver with spear in his head and other odd news

Heroes hottie Hayden Panettiere came face to face with sharks while Down Under to rally support from Australians for the “Save the Whales Again!” petition at SocialVibe.com.

Hayden will be delivering the petition to the International Whaling Commission at their meeting this June in Madeira.

“This is the easiest way for people to make a big difference in our fight against commercial whaling and the Japanese dolphin drive hunts. All we need people to do is go to sign the petition," she told the Insider website.

The goal is to stop all commercial whaling and lethal scientific research whaling by Japan, Norway, Iceland, and to enforce the current global whaling moratorium.

Three time Olympian and ex NBA basketballer, Luc Longley, won the auction to name a new species of shrimp.

He beat 48 others and paid a whopping AU $3,600.00 for the privilege after the Australian Marine Conservation hit upon the fundraising idea.

While Luc has not yet come up with a name he said: "I haven't decided on the name yet, but it doesn't really matter. What really matters is that we need to protect our oceans.

"Discoveries like this new deep sea species remind us of how little we know about our oceans and how much we need to protect them."

Despite my earlier blog suggesting some had more money than they knew what to do with, all credit to Luc for dipping into his pocket and shelling out a huge chuck of cash for such a good cause.

And finally.......
A little at odds with the previous story, but the pics are amazing.

A Brazilian diver was taken to hospital with a spear stuck in his head after a diving accident.

Doctors had to surgically remove the spear from Emerson de Oliveira Abreu's brain after it
apparently ricocheted off a rock and entered his head just above his left eye while out hunting, the Associated Press reported. Check out their video below.

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