Mercury levels are rising in the North Pacific Ocean, according to new scientific studies of the pollution. This means dolphins in Taiji will become likely even more toxic.
For 2015, we have ten priorities for Earth Island's work to protect whales and dolphins all around the world.
Ric O'Barry and the Earth Island Dolphin Team will be in Tokyo and Taiji, Japan, this weekend for the official opening of the dolphin-hunting season. See what they have planned!
Too many dolphins died, almost 900, but Japanese activists are getting involved too, as Ric O'Barry assesses this year's dolphin hunt season in Taiji.
One of Japan's foremost protector of dolphins and a great friend and colleague, Sakae Hemmi of Elsa Nature Conservancy, spoke recently with Elizabeth Batt about her studies of mercury in dolphin meat.
Helen O'Barry reports on Ric's trip to the Faroe Islands, where pilot whales are killed on a regular basis. Is there a glimmer of hope?
Ric O'Barry asks for your help to make this year's Japan Dolphins Day better than ever!
Earth Island and Ric O'Barry have the scientific facts about mercury. Will the Japanese government listen?