Providing Homes for Animals of the Sea

For me, a life boat captain’s duty does not end within the safe walls of the boat and the land. “Life” in life boat captain, does not only mean the lives of the people who get in danger; not just about humans in need of rescue. For me, “life” in la life boat captain’s job description, also means marine life.

What purpose would our existence have, if we kill marine life? What good does saving human lives do, when who we save destroys the life out of the innocent creatures of the sea?

Some disasters are inevitable, but some are human made. Whichever the case, the poor little creatures become the victims.

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Image Credit: marinemammalcenter.org

It is for this reason that I greatly support animal shelters, especially for marine animals. I had dreams of putting up an animal shelter, myself. But then that would mean just 1 shelter. So instead, I decided to support numerous animal shelter programs and asked them to make more efforts to provide a home of refuge for hurt sea creatures, and nurture them until they are ready to get back to the open arms of the vast ocean.

I have always been passionate about the sea and the different fishes and sea creatures. That is why the animal shelters I sponsor and support will focus on providing help and shelter for sea animals. Of course, other animals are still welcome especially on emergency cases and situations. But I have contacts of other animal shelters that also specialize in land animals and others, in farm animals. When a situation calls for it, they are swapped from shelter to shelter, so that those focusing on land and animals can take care of those, and those for sea creatures can also focus on taking care of sea animals. Of course, it would be useless to take care of sea animals without giving value and helping other types of animals, too. After all, we all have the same love for animals, we only focus on different types of them.

One way for the animal shelters to have an easier access with each other’s records and updates on what animals they have recently sheltered and what animals are needed to be transferred from one shelter to another.

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Image Credit: pixelsatthepark

I must say I am very much excited about my plan to help the marine life. I hope there are others that would take steps towards this path, as well. This maybe taking baby steps but at least it is a careful, well planned and well researched baby step towards the fulfillment of a dream – a good life for all life, animals, humans and even plant life, included.

A Call to Protect Marine Life

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Image Credit: ianfoster.com

Ever since I was a child, I already had a very strong love for the sea. We used to live in a town where we could just walk or take a bicycle ride to the sea. I was hooked to the sea because I liked it quiet and calm, and the sea never fails to give me serenity. The sound of the breeze from the sea makes me deaf to all other noises. When I am near the sea, I am also calm and I can think clearly. I loved the beaches too, because I get to swim and enjoy the sun. However, I also have a deeper attraction to the sea. That was why I dreamt of becoming a seaman.

My dream was not fulfilled however, because I failed the physical requirements during my first try. At first I was depressed that I stopped living life. I became idle.

However, the opportunity to be a looe lifeboat captain came, and I grabbed the chance without hesitation. I was really in sever depression and that chance really saved my life. I know it will not be as how I envisioned myself to be, a seaman who travels all over the world. However, being a looe lifeboat captain still made me one with the sea, which was why I wanted to be a seaman in the process. For me, the chance was still a definite win for me and still a dream come true.

I was renewed by my job. The feeling of the breeze in my skin and hair, and the smell of the salty air, made me smile again. Right then and there I decided to treat my profession with passion, and of course, I vowed that I will take care of the sea as well. After all, without it, my job and my entire life would mean nothing.

I truly wish that people would understand the importance of marine life. This is not just for those people working in relation to the sea, but it is for everyone, even for those people that destroy the seas.

I am ashamed to feel that I am still at my best condition even when I have retired. This is because the sea and marine life is not as healthy as I am, in my own opinion. The sea is having a battle to survive and continue to provide for us and continue to play its role for earth, while us humans shamelessly repay the sea with pollution and abuse of its wonder and gifts.