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JULY 21, 2006
For further Information please contact:
Star Newland: 808 965 9667, cell: 896 8658
Dr. Michael Hyson: 965 1892
Mayor Harry Kim proclaims ˜July Whales Great and Small Appreciation
Month and July 23, 2006 Whales Great and Small Appreciation Day"
Local dolphin/whale/space research consortium the Sirius Institute announced
today a proclamation by Mayor Kim in appreciation of the whales great
and small(dolphins)according to group founder, Star Newland.
"We wanted to get a message of appreciation out by the Mayor and
County of Hawai'I during the month of July while the RIMPAC exercises
were taking place in Hawaiian waters.
We especially feel that it is important to secure support on behalf
of the whales and dolphins along with other ocean life.
To our Hawaiian ohanas the whales hold a special place as amakua and
ancestors. We wanted this recognized in the proclamation."
Further support came in the form of a resolution presented by Puna Councilman
Gary Safarik regarding the use of sonar in Hawaii waters during the
RIMPAC exercises. In a strong show of unity the County Council passed
it unanimously July 19.
Text of this and Mayor Kim's document can be seen on the newly redone
www.planetpuna.com as well as in the Sirius
Coffee Connection in Pahoa, across from Seven Eleven where they
will be on display.
The proclamation and resolution will be read around 11:20 Sunday morning
July 23, 2006 at the Sirius Coffee Connection.
Plans are underway to do a live podcast(a cyber broadcast) which can
be picked up on www.planetpuna.com through
the participation of CosmicWavesRadio.com.
Whale lovers and other members of the public are invited to attend and
hear Dr. Michael Hyson, Research Director of the Sirius Institute and
Star Newland talk story about the effects of sonar and what people can
do to help preserve the wellbeing of our whales and dolphins. There
will be other guest speakers and songs of the humpback whales will be
This is an outreach project of the Cetacean Commonwealth, dedicated
to securing legal recognition and rights of the Cetacea (whales and
For further information please go to www.planetpuna.com.
July as Whales Great and Small Appreciation Month
July 23, 2006 as Whales Great and Small Appreciation Day
Council of Hawai'I's
Resolution Opposing Use of Tactical Mid-Frequency Active
Sonar in the Conduct
the 2006 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Anti-submarine Warfare Exercises
in the Hawaiian Islands