This has been a good week for the dolphins passing by Taiji this week! Due to the weather, the fisherman remained docked for the majority of the week.
Last Sunday was the second day of the festival in Taiji, so there was no hunting. On Monday, the boats returned empty-handed. Monday was also Ric O’Barry’s birthday! Happy Birthday to Ric!
For the next 2 days, Taiji endured major wind and rain as a typhoon hit. While this gave the dolphins a break, I do not wish any ill will toward the people of Japan and I hope they all remained safe. I can’t help but wonder about the dolphins who were being kept in sea pens. This could not have been a good situation for them being slammed around in such a small space.
Here is a photo of dolphins swimming in debris in the sea pen from Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians. All reportedly survived.
On Thursday, the fisherman attempted to hunt again but returned empty-handed once again.
The weather has taken a turn for the worse again yesterday and this morning with reports of a second typhoon headed their way.
Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project shared this photo of what appears to be new sea pens being constructed for future captives.
Good news for the dolphins and pilot whales! It has been 13 days of BLUE!