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One of a collection of *wonderful* sleighs at SchloB Nymphenburg…A naked golden mermaid- nymph rises above the prow of the sled like the figurehead of a ship at sea. She holds lamps to light the way for nightime riding.
King Ludwig was especially fond of taking sleigh rides by moonlight… and had such reverance for the Moon that he liked to be called the “Moon King”, much as Louis XIV of France consdiered himself to be the “Sun King”.
There is a painting by R. Wenig of King Ludwig gliding through the night in a sleigh very much like this one.
One can see this painting. second down on the right.
Elaborately carved wooden sleighs have also been found in ancient Scandinavian royal ship burials, namely the Oseberg ship burial…Scroll down to see one of these, just below.
What if people were trying to force and manipulate this dolphin to mix with gray bottlenose dolphins until there were no pink dolphins left? What if all the dolphins were being told- again and again- from a very early age on an underwater televsion set up by some sharks, who hate dolphins, that it is a good thing that they not exist anymore and that there is no difference between pink and grey dolphins anyway?
What if, because of this, the pink dolphin was down in numbers from 30 percent of the dolphin population to just 7 percent in a startlingly short period of time, and that if these trends continue, this variety of dolphin would soon be gone? Would this be a good thing for these dolphins or for anyone else?
Would anyone wanting to save the uniqueness of this group of dolphins be a “racist”?