Bottlenose Dolphin Rescue - amazing video!

It isn't often I watch a video multiple times but this one is heartwarming! From 2013, a dolphin rescue:

A heads-up thanks to the excellent Julie Demboski who posted the video to her Facebook timeline!

Dolphins #BottlenoseDolphin #DolphinRescue #SaveOurOceans


Why Are Northwest Salmon Dying in Huge Numbers?

This is distressing news: Why Are Hundreds Of Thousands of Salmon Dying In The Northwest? published on July 29, 2015 and written by Natasha Geiling.

Warm water which gives bacteria and other threats a good place to dwell is an immediate cause but as you know, these are symptoms of a wider problem. Will loss of salmon boost sales of genetically modified salmon?


However, 'Salmon Are a Huge Economic Resource in the Pacific Northwest':

#Salmon #ClimateChange #ClimateProgress #ThinkProgress #PacificNorthwest


"Vicious Beauties - The Secret World of the Jelly Fish" (documentary)

If the following awesome video is eventually removed from Dreamyfish Art I hope you'll search for it on YouTube!

Presenting: "Vicious Beauties - The Secret World of the Jelly Fish":


Undersea Realms of Nereids and Sea Nymphs

While it may be true that Greek Mythology is not a usual topic here at Dreamyfish Art mermaids and various undersea creatures are and so I highly recommend to you a special treat: "The Nereids: Fifty Sea Nymphs" with marvelous paintings included/ Enjoy!


Fukushima, Monster Shrimp Off Florida Coast--and a Gigantic Creepy Spider?

A giant 18-inch shrimp-like creature has been fished from the waters off the Florida coast and you've probably seen a photo by now. The article states that there's a "power plant" nearby and one must wonder if that means a nuclear power plant. Or is the escaped Fukushima radiation that's ruining the world's oceans caused such massive creatures as this crustacean? Fukushima seems to have triggered and inspired the cyclical return of mutant giant spiders on video and film that everyone is freaked out by lately--except that the creepy spiders are only pranks or movie props.

Actually YouTube has plenty of spider videos if you're interested in searching for them--have at it!

You know, since the (forever ongoing) Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011 I can't bring myself to add "Save Our Oceans" as I once did to my occasional entries on Dreamyfish Art for I do loathe the sinking feeling that it's way too late.

And not being a fan of shrimp of any kind (they taste too fishy for me as does caviar) perhaps the only portrait I've ever drawn that even remotely relates to this yucky topic is of a Pinkspot shrimp goby from the waters of Southern Australia.

Oh dear! Pinkspot isn't the cutest fellow lurking in the pond, is he?


Sea sweep (scorpis sequipinnis), a fish portrait by Jude Cowell

Oh, look, it's a pencil portrait of a Sea sweep, scorpis sequipinnis (Richardson) from Recherche Archipelago (Western Australia) and he's here to favor us both with a peek at his botanical portrait, my attempt to capture in pencil his natural insouciance.

As if!

June 2014: Sea Star Wasting Syndrome alarming

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome they're calling it and Living On Earth, the June 20, 2014 edition, covers the distressing news of what may be a case of poisoning from consuming contaminated mollusks. Sea Stars do love their mollusks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and scientists are scratching their noggins over what's dissolving the Sea Stars on the Northwest Pacific Coast and elsewhere. The victims are key animals in the environmental hierarchy of the seas.

Here's a suggestion: perhaps the Pacific Ocean's radiation poisoning is affecting mollusks (who soak up everything) and other food sources--or even the Sea Stars themselves--due to the 2010 Fukushima nuclear meltdown that continues to contaminate the planet and our oceans? Why, what a silly idea!

After all, what could I possibly know about sick Sea Stars. Hmmm.

Note: here is a direct link to the Living On Earth 'Sick Sea Stars' feature in case it remains available on this blog: LOE.org.


Photo captures childlike wonder at the Tennessee Aquarium

You too may experience wonder at the Tennessee Aquarium!
April 28, 2014: Two poppets visit Chattanooga to hang out with the playful otters, gorgeous fish, and personable penguins. Besides, who doesn't love otters? Photo by Maya Henderson, owner-creator of French Honey Art Pendants Shop @etsy.