Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Gazsurf wishes you a Happy Holiday Season! 

We are delighted that we had the opportunity to work with you this year and we hope it will happen again in the New Year 2022.

We are delighted that we had the opportunity to work with you this year and we hope it will happen again in the New Year 2022! 

We also hope that all the wishes you make on the New Year's Eve will come true. 

In Russia, it is customary to give presents for the New Year's Eve. We could have spent money on calendars, pens, mugs, toys and other merchandise that is typically given as souvenirs to partners and clients. However, we decided it would be better to channel these resources towards a better cause. We donated this money to Delfa - a cetacean rehabilitation centre in the Black Sea. The centre will use this money to provide medical care to animals rescued from captivity, and prepare them to return to the sea. 

There are three types of cetaceans in the Black Sea: bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and harbour porpoises. All of them need protection as they are recognised as vulnerable species. 

 

3 fun facts about dolphins and porpoises of the Black Sea:

  •     Bottlenose dolphins are called that because of their short, stubby beaks. Sometimes they 'wear' sponges on their noses to protect them from scratches when foraging on the sea floor. 
  • All mammals, including humans, have developed a mammalian diving reflex - a set of adaptations that allow them to dive deep and stay longer under the water with no harm. A bottlenose dolphin can hold their breath for 5-7 minutes, while a human record is 24 minutes as of today. 
  •     As dolphins and porpoises are mammals, they are also born with hair. All calves have whiskers, that fall out within one week after birth.  

According to a Russian fairytale, a goldfish released into the sea will make your wish come true. Every dolphin released into the wild is like a goldfish - it symbolises wishes coming true, and new stages of our partnership.  Letting these 'goldfishes' into the sea, we are hoping that they will make your wishes come true and maybe one day they will come back to wave at you with their fins! 

 

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!