Caring for Stranded Marine Animals
                                              Donate Now!

All I want for Christmas is for the climate to improve.

The Christmas Tree Worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) lives on coral and is distributed throughout the world's tropical oceans.  Global climate change can lead to ocean acidification which can lead to coral bleaching which would result in this animal - and many others - being homeless.  Photo by Richard Ling.

The Christmas Tree Worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) lives on coral and is distributed throughout the world's tropical oceans. Climate change leads to ocean acidification which can lead to coral bleaching which would result in this animal - and many others - being homeless. Photo by Richard Ling.

In case you haven’t seen it, there are some interesting comments in response to the postings on marine animals and climate change.  One of my favorite is from 11-year old Mia.  She writes:

“…all i want for christmas is for the climate to improve.i try to get people to recyle more things and use less paper,plastic,etc.,but it seems to me that i can not make a difference.i really love animals and i just want them to live happy lives like that animals that lived when there was not as much climate change or when it was what it was supposed to be.i can only hope some people will help and try to do something.this is what i really want for christmas.do not get me wrong i love wrapped gifts as much as the next 11 year old , but i think that climate recovery is more important.who needs the newest video game ,or a new twilight shirt(which is not all that bad),but to know the climat eis better and animals can live better , that is much better then any toy.Sure you could have the hottest new toy out there,or you could help make a difference.”

Thank you, Mia, for helping to make a difference!

2 Comments

  1. Mia, you are an inspiration. Thank you for your kind words, and for caring about marine animals and the environment.
    Please let me know the next time you come to NMLC. I’d love to take you on a “behind the scenes” tour of our new hospital.
    Happy summer!

  2. you know it is July now.I am turning 12 soon,and I still stand by this.Every time I go to Cape Cod and I see a fish,or sea bird,or any type of sea animal of the matter.I smile a little.And i know that I helped,that I made a difference.So now instead of running the AC and all the fans on high,I turn them off.One fan is enough.Because you could be cold,or help the enviroment.This is what makes my day.To know that people that care ,make an animal`s day.So I am happy that I wrote this,and I am very glad you made this into a post.I love nature,and now I know that there is a glimmer hope now.I will never forget this.I will never forget NMLC.And when I figure out what I will be when I grow up,I will never forget where I came from.And most importantly,the great people that I shared this place with,as well as great animals.I have never left New England.but when I do.I will declare it is the best place in the world.This is because of all the people that care about the future of our enviroment:)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *