maandag, 04 oktober 2010 14:01

Report from Taiji: October 4

morning of October 4
morning of October 4

The dolphin hunters stayed in port today.  It was another beautiful windy morning in Taiji.  The forecast for the next few days is lousy.  There are supposed to be clear skies and calm seas.

This morning started with heavy rain.  By late morning the sun was shining and it had become quite warm, but by late afternoon the sky had darkened and more rain came. The past few days of high seas has knocked down another barricade at the Cove.  This is the second one destroyed by the ocean since we arrived.

An unknown number of dolphins continue to be held captive in the pens in Taiji Harbor.  We saw dorsal fins and tail slaps.

I was interviewed at the Cove today by a reporter from the Sankei Shimbun, which is a large Tokyo newspaper.   When he publishes his article, I will post a link here.

It looks like Elora and I will be joined by additional Cove Guardians this week.  Their coming is none too soon because we expect the dolphin hunters to resume their prowling with the change in the weather.

We need your help.  Spread the word, send donations, join in the international day of protest, and avoid all travel to Japan except to become a Cove Guardian with us here in Taiji.  To join us (voluntarily, and completely at your own cost and risk) in Taiji, write to me at  I will get back to you, but please be patient.  I cannot keep an eye on the Cove and answer email at the same time.

Click here to learn more about the international day of protest on October 14, 2010.

Follow my daughter’s blog of these events.

For the Oceans,

Scott West
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Tarah Millen will be joining us here in November.  She has started a blog about her endeavor.

mid day
mid day
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late afternoon
damaged barricade
damaged barricade

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