You don’t need me to tell you that a lot of the media news reports are frankly depressing! But when I was watching the BBC news early on this morning, out of the blue came a news report that filled me with joy!
The report was about a remarkable increase in the number of blue whales sighted in the southern Atlantic ocean. I have been fascinated by blue whales since I was five. I remember Mr Crabtree coming to our school with his marine biology lectures and presenting us with a slide show of all his photographs of seals and dolphins and other creatures.
Every time he came to visit, he would ask us little children if we had any questions. The most popular question was, “which is the biggest animal on the planet?” The answer was of course “THE BLUE WHALE”!!!
At the Natural History museum in South Kensington you are able to see the scale of these gigantic creatures. It has always made me marvel. I have a dream of one day meeting a blue whale out in the wild. I am thrilled to hear that after so much damage was done to these magnificent creatures during the abominable “whaling trade” – it seems as if blue whales are being seen more and more.
May every remarkable creature, from the largest to the smallest be safe and healthy on this spectacular planet. As a human family, we have received a priceless gift, a home like no other in the universe. May we do our very best to care for it and show how much we appreciate how privileged and how loved we are!