Saturday, December 26, 2015

This Week's 'Dolphin Outlook'

As for the Dolphin Hunt and Captures in the Cove off the coast of Taji, Japan, it was another very bad week as many (large pod of mixed species and at two different times this week) were captured and/or killed after our last report. Several hours ago, multiple drives involving at least two species of dolphins – bottlenose and striped – took place. The exhausted and terrified dolphins will spend the night trapped in the shallow waters of ‪#‎TheCove‬, with no access to food. Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project Cove Monitors will be back on the ground before daybreak, reporting on their condition, and we will Live Stream throughout the day as events unfold. HOW YOU CAN HELP: Every dollar we receive is a dollar for dolphins. No nonprofit enjoys asking for money, however, your donation to our campaigns is what keeps us on the ground, doing the work. Why not give a "Gift that Gives" and make a tax-deductible, Charitable donation?* Thank you for your support, and for being a voice for the voiceless. *Donations are tax-deductible in the U.S. only. DONATE NOW:

Just below here are where two dolphins were loaded into a second truck and have been transferred to Dolphin Base, where they will be trained to perform.

Trainers are attempting to feed the captured dolphins from yesterday dead fish, which they do not eat in the wild. Many are in poor shape as a result of the capture process and confinement. 

Regardless, we are also writing on behalf of the non-profit, Ceta-Base, that runs the website - Ceta-Base is an all volunteer run organization and is currently undertaking fundraiser for the New Year.
As you know Ceta-Base is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to compiling the most extensive global record of whales, dolphins, porpoises and other marine mammals in captivity. It is our goal to provide current and historical documentation on captive marine mammals for the general public, scientists, advocacy groups and interested individuals.

I am writing today to ask that you consider supporting the website through a tax-deductible donation, donations will go towards the annual budget and fund items such as:
  • research materials (digital & hard copy)
  • document processing & scanning of research materials for an online archive
  • professional memberships that include access to journals or scientific papers
  • publication of materials and books on captive cetaceans
  • conference attendance
Should you choose to donate your contribution will be acknowledged through our annual report and via the website if you so desire.  Ceta-Base relies on the generosity of donors such as yourself, your donation will ensure the success of our project and organization for years to come.

Thank you for your consideration, if you'd like more information on donating please visit

Thanks again and please feel free to direct any questions to me.

Andf, on a more fun note, watch the dog jumps after dolphin from kayak.
On the Banana River, near port Canaveral Fla. Kayaking when we see Dolphins. Gracie our dachshund loves the water. She swam back to the boat after.

Dog sees Dolphins from boat; What happens next will touch your heart forever. : Sandy meets the dolphins!
I’ve been bringing people to swim with wild dolphins for years, this was the first time I brought a dog. Sandy was a stray taken in by friends here in Bimini. Sandy is a strong swimmer (she can swim over a kilometer). Last week she came out on the ocean with me, it was her first time ever on a boat. The next time I went out, she wanted to come, even jumped off the dock and swam after me, so I scooped her up and off we went.

Sandy was very curious about the dolphins, it was clear she wanted to go in. The following footage is of her first wild dolphin swim!

Special thanks to Jwala, Amlas, Atmo, Sukhama and of course Sandy!

Joebaby aka Joe Noonan is a shamanic nature guide, author and dolphin whisperer who leads private custom ocean adventures swimming with wild dolphins for small groups and families in Hawaii and the Bahamas. Visit his website at