The Latest from Taiji, Japan

Written by on August 27, 2011 in Marine Life

Senior Writer
Emily Tripp

Next Thursday (Sept 1) is the official start of the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan.  While the documentary, The Cove, exposed this secret when it was released in 2009.  Ric O’Barry spent ten years of his life capturing and training dolphins; however, he has spent the last 38 years working against the dolphin captivity industry.  He is in Japan now with many plans for peaceful activities on September 1.

Bottlenose Dolphin. Photo Credit: NASA.

Bottlenose Dolphin. Photo Credit: NASA.

“Considering Japan’s recent and ongoing tragedy, we need to be careful not to appear to be targeting Japan or the Japanese people.  We are trying, instead, to spotlight the killing of dolphins in Taiji, as well as throughout Japan,” said O’Barry.

Follow these links to get more information on the Cove and “the little town with the really big secret.”

Copyright ©  2011 by Marine Science Today, a publication of OceanLines LLC

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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