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Surfers Hear Baby Whale Crying, What They Do Next Is Amazing

Surfers Hear Baby Whale Crying, What They Do Next Is Amazing

Catching waves is not all that surfers are up to these days. On the Boca Barranca beach in Costa Rica, a group of brave surfers became heroes to a small baby whale.

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    With boards in hand, the band of curious surfers headed into the water when their surfing plans came to an abrupt halt. The group of men noticed something dark floating in a small part of the river near the beach and set off to investigate it. As they got closer, they heard the heart-wrenching sounds of a small animal crying out in distress. Without hesitation, the brave surfers let their hearts lead the way as they jumped in to help the poor baby.

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      Mauricio Camareno and his friends came to the small pilot whale’s rescue just in time. The little whale was suffering from exhaustion. It appears that the baby was caught in a low tide and its small body became extremely tired as it tried to stay afloat. Exhaustion creates weakness in the body, and since baby pilot whales are not born with an adequate amount of body fat to allow them to float easily, this weakness makes them vulnerable to many dangers, including drowning. Suffocation and drowning can occur when whales are unable to reach the surface to breathe.

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        These brave surfers are proof that a hero may come in all shapes and sizes. Without a thought, this group of men put aside their own wants, desires, and even needs to save a helpless animal in danger. For six straight hours, the men held and guided the defenseless creature to safer waters, and if that was not enough heroism, the group kept holding that baby as they waited until the water was safe and the animal was strong enough to release. This was not an easy task as baby whales can weigh more than 130 pounds, and with the water as a constant lubricant, they can be very slippery.

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          Featured photo credit: Photograph courtesy of Noticias del Puerto. via thedodo.com

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          Last Updated on June 8, 2018

          10 Harsh But True Illustrations that Show Our Changed Society

          10 Harsh But True Illustrations that Show Our Changed Society

          Let’s face it.  We are living in a digital age, and there is absolutely no turning back. One of the biggest influences on society these days is social media. It affects us both positively and negatively. Social media was originally designed for people to share interesting facets of their lives with their friends, but it has become so much more than what it intended to be. It is now a medium for information to pass around the globe. In many cases, people first learn about current events through Twitter or Facebook before hearing about them from conventional news sources.

          We also rely on technology for nearly everything we do. People these days seem as if they can’t go anywhere or do anything without their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. They need to be in constant contact with others via electronic devices.

          However, there is also a downside to be too connected to social media and electronic devices. We are too dependent on them, which make us oblivious to what we are doing to ourselves. Being too connected can have a negative effect on our lives and the society as a whole. Here are 10 true illustrations that show how our society is negatively impacted because of the use of technology.

          1. Facebook is eating away at your time.

          Facebook is eating away your time

            How much time do you usually spend each day on Facebook or other social networking sites? Is it hindering your productivity? Do you find yourself wasting time to a point where you don’t even know where it goes? If the answer is yes, Facebook might have eaten away at your time.

            2. We’ve become “Likeaholics.”

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            Likeaholic

              When you are posting something on Facebook, are you doing it just to see how many of your friends will give it the proverbial thumbs up? This illustration shows that some people are treating “Likes” on Facebook as if it was a drug they needed to inject into their bloodstreams.

              3. Our electronics have priority over our lives.

              priorities

                Given a choice between your dying phone battery or you dying, which will you choose? In this case, the man in this illustration chose to charge his phone over to sustain his own life. As a society, we need to be more careful of our priorities.

                4. Our devices are ruining intimacy.

                lack of intimacy

                  Have you and your loved one ever spent time together where each of you is on your phone instead of communicating face-to-face with each other? Has society reached the point where we can’t even be intimate with each other without being on our phones at the same time?

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                  5. Families aren’t spending quality time together.

                  mother baking

                    Here is a mother making holiday cookies, but what are the kids doing? They are not making cookies with their mother. Instead, every one of them has their faces buried in their own electronic devices. Television used to be what parents use to babysit their kids. Now, it’s a tablet, phone, laptop or video game that does the job.

                    6.  We’d rather record someone than help them.

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                      A lot is happening in this illustration. A black man is drowning and asking for help. One person has a gun pointed at him. The other person has their iPhone pointed at him and is recording the scene, but is not interested to help this man.

                      7. Society is sleeping, it’s sleeping its life away.

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                      sleeping your life away

                        Time is money. After we have wasted the long period of time on social media, we are losing the most valuable currency we have – our time in this world.

                        8.  Despite all the technology we have, we still want what someone else has.

                        wanting what someone else is having

                          There’s an old saying that goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” This illustration shows that despite all that we have, we are still not satisfied with our lives.

                          9. Sensationalism still sells.

                          free expression

                            With the information overload that exists today, the media still looks for sensationalism. Here’s a woman who feels she has something important to say, but the media only cares about her because she is naked. Would the news media still have microphones in front of her if she wasn’t standing there topless?

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                            10. In the end, with all of this, we are still killing the planet.

                            gun to mother earth

                              This last illustration argues that despite all of our technological gains, we are still polluting the earth as if we have a virtual gun pointed at Mother Nature. As we build bigger cities and higher technology, how much more damages can we continue to do before putting our lives at risk?

                              Featured photo credit: Michael Summers via flickr.com

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