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New Herd of Pilot Whales in Cove

New Herd of Pilot Whales in Cove

September 28, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Sadly, more pilot whales were herded into the Cove today, according to our volunteer Cove Monitor Sakura.

More Captive Dolphins in the Cove

More Captive Dolphins in the Cove

September 25, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Our Japanese Cove Monitor Sakura tells us about the rounding up of bottlenose dolphins in Taijji, apparently just for captivity.

Dolphin Rehab Facility in the Philippines?

Dolphin Rehab Facility in the Philippines?

September 23, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Last week, when Ric was in the Philippines, he conducted an investigation of a so-called dolphin rehabilitation center.

Sad News, But Signs of Hope UPDATED TUESDAY

Sad News, But Signs of Hope UPDATED TUESDAY

September 16, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Our first Japanese Cove Monitor, Sakura, reports on a devastating kill of pilot whales in the Cove.

Video Highlights from Sept 1st at the Cove

Video Highlights from Sept 1st at the Cove

September 14, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Our volunteer videographer, Melissa Thompson Esaia, prepared this video of highlights of our events on the beach of the Cove on Sept. 1st, complete with insults flung at us from Japanese extreme nationalists.

The Game Has Changed in Taiji

The Game Has Changed in Taiji

September 11, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

 The dolphin hunters of Taiji have changed their game this year, making it hard for our volunteer Cove Monitors to keep up with them.  Becca Jurczak reports on the capture of bottlenose dolphins.

UPDATE: First Hunt - Pilot Whales in the Cove

UPDATE: First Hunt - Pilot Whales in the Cove

September 7, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Ric O'Barry is in Tokyo for a special mission, but in Taiji, the first successful hunt of the season brings pilot whales to the Cove.  Three are kept for captivity; the rest are slaughtered.

With Ric O’Barry on Patrol in Taiji

With Ric O’Barry on Patrol in Taiji

September 5, 2012 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

What is it like to be a Cove Monitor for Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project?

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