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Hey all! So I know I haven't been really consistent with my deviantart activity and haven't been posting any new art, but I've been really busy. A lot of good things have happened and I just have a lot on my plate right now regarding college and adult life starting stuff :/ Anyways I'm working on a new project that hope you all will like. I'm really excited about it! I won't say too much about it right now but hopefully I'll be able to upload my work for it soon. :) 
You Cant Tell Because Im Underwater But by kawaiicherryy
You Cant Tell Because Im Underwater But
This is a Maui's Dolphin.

Everyone who see's this should sign this petition: www.facebook.com/wwfnewzealand…

Thank you. 

They are critically endangered, there's only about 50-55 left in the wild. The reason is, of course, humans -_- ..... The fact that they have a slow breeding rate does not help. The predicted extinction is within next few decades.

There is more than one human induced death every seven years

The number one threat to their survival are set net fishing and trawl fishing. They get caught in the nets of the fishing boats. Other important factors are marine pollution and debris, boat strikes, and genetic bottleneck.

Chemicals from industrial waste, storm water and agricultural runoff like PCB's, DDT, dioxins and metals are all things that have been found in their blubber. These pollutants bio-accumulate, that means they increase in potency as they move up the food chain. The Maui's Dolphins are very close to the top of the food chain. Pollutants can be passed on from the parents to their calves through milk. High level exposure can cause loss of fertility and compromise immune systems in marine mammals. Both of these can obviously be disastrous for the dolphins overall population. They also mistake solid rubbish like plastic bags as food, if they ingest it they die.

The genetic diversity of the Maui's Dolphins has dropped significantly over the last 100 years, raising concerns about a "genetic bottleneck". Genetic diversity has been reduced from at least environmental and demographic changes. 

What you can do to help:

- Buy seafood that's only MSC certified.
- Recycle
- Use green products and buy from green companies and businesses
- Try to not use plastic products or non-reusable products.
- Spread the word! Educate people and get then to help too!
- Sign this petition!: www.wwf.org.nz/take_action/mau…

Fun facts about Maui's Dolphins:

Smallest known dolphin in existence as well as the rarest.
They are identified as a subspecies of Hector's Dolphin.
Their scientific name is Cephalorhynchus Hectori Maui.
They tend to be in small pods of 1-5
They are reported to play with seaweed, chase each other, blow bubbles, play fight, jump and other games.
Calves live on milk for up to a year even though they learn to eat fish and squid and hunt after about six months.
Adults measure between 1.2-1.4 m and weigh up to 50 k
Don't pair for life but they do mate frequently 
Females give birth to a single calf every 2-4 years
They live about 20 years
One female might have about 4 calves during their life
Born with dorsal fins partly folded over and with fold marks along their body
Calf (50-60 cm)  is large in proportion to the mother
Live of the coast of North Island in New Zealand and only found in isolated pockets along the North West Coat of North Island, between Dargaville and New Plymouth.
During the summer (October-March) they seem to be closer to shore and are mostly seen within one mile of the cost. Usually they are about 5 miles off the shore.
Can't swim backwards

Sources:
wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endan…

www.whalefacts.org/mauis-dolph…
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Marla Janckens
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Please use gender neutral pronouns for me. Love sports, having fun, sex, art, reading, going online, nature, singing, talking with the dead. I smoke weed on occasions.
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Hey all! So I know I haven't been really consistent with my deviantart activity and haven't been posting any new art, but I've been really busy. A lot of good things have happened and I just have a lot on my plate right now regarding college and adult life starting stuff :/ Anyways I'm working on a new project that hope you all will like. I'm really excited about it! I won't say too much about it right now but hopefully I'll be able to upload my work for it soon. :) 

should i post videos of me and my choir singing? Or of me and my sister acting? 

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63 deviants said yes, its still art
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18 deviants said no, thats stupid
11%
10 deviants said yea i guess

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JackBlackhart Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
Thank you so much for the :+fav:! :dummy: Your support is very much appreciated. :bow:
If you frequent Facebook feel free to like my page if you wish. :worship: www.facebook.com/blackhart.art
Keep up the awesomeness! Very scandalous gallery. :D
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kawaiicherryy Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Professional General Artist
No problem your art is amazing :)
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JackBlackhart Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
Oh shucks! I'm flattered.
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kawaiicherryy Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Professional General Artist
haha cute >w<
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WickedWitchWorking Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! Thank you a lot for faving my work! :D (Big Grin)

Also, I hope you'll visit my facebook page : www.facebook.com/wickedwitchwo…;
(Unforenatelly it's quite unpopular for now :c)
I'd be really honored if you did.

Take care and have a nice day! :) (Smile)
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kawaiicherryy Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Professional General Artist
totally just liked your page I love your art <3
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DASDWDASXA Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
love your pictures
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kawaiicherryy Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Professional General Artist
thanks you :)
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kawaiicherryy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
no problem :)
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