~the new South Carolina 'Protect Wild Dolphins' specialty license plate~
I've never been someone who thought about their license plate - or the license plates of the cars on the road around me. In fact, it's always baffled me a bit that anyone would care enough about their license plate to pay extra for one...until now.
According to the Protect Dolphin website:
...the funds generated from the sale of the plate will be used by EarthEcho International, Inc. for scientific and educational programs that serve to restore and protect the ocean environment and freshwater systems that sustain life on earth and to protect the sentinel species – wild dolphins. Some of the funds will be utilized for continuing promotion and marketing of the license plate. The remainder of the funds will be used to collect, analyze, and archive scientific data regarding the wild dolphin population in South Carolina waters when providing care and assistance to stranded wild dolphins; distribute information to the local scientific community, federal, state, and local government agencies, educational institutions, and all South Carolinians for the purpose of protecting and preserving wild dolphins.
The Microbial Lab, which is quite obsessed at the present time with dolphins and the microbiota in their upper respiratory tracts, oh, lets face it - their microbiota all over - is quite delighted about anyone or thing that promotes funding for research to protect and preserve us wild dolphins.
As part of this new license plate's 'coming out' party, there's a special showing of the documentary 'The Cove' - see below. I'm planning on attending the 5:30 show.