This week has been a busy one for WDCS, and for me personally, and it’s only Wednesday so far.
There is much sea life about, we saw a pod of bottlenose dolphins while out whale watching. Vale saw a manta ray come right into the shallows. Of course, the water is so clear and full of life around the reefs, it just calls out to divers from around the world.
WDCS is beginning our second year of research in the Turks and Caicos and with this second year, we are expanding our research to cover a larger area for a greater time and expanding our activities. This expansion is in large part possible due to a generous grant from Change Happens Foundation.
Our congratulations go out to the Costa Rican President Oscar Arias and the people of Costa Rica for making a strong statement against all cetacean hunts.
Many years ago, when I first joined WDCS, I traveled to Japan to meet the proponents of whaling to try and understand what motivated Japanese people to continue this practice. What I found was surprising and rather awkward in some ways.
Welcome to what I hope will be a regular column for WDCS staff and colleagues to talk and chat about what's going on at WDCS and in the world of whale and dolphin conservation.