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Near Death at SeaWorld – What the court saw of the 2006 incident

Near Death at SeaWorld -Worldwide exclusive video, obtained via FOIA, depicting a serious aggression incident by the killer whale Kasatka against her SeaWorld San Diego trainer Ken Peters in 2006. In the video, Kasatka grabs her trainer’s foot and will not let go, dunking him under the water for extended periods of time. Peters, who…

Way To Go Sundance !

Hi Everyone, Sundance was on good form today – about 200 metres out from Chanonry… ©WDCS/Charlie Phillips Best Wishes, Charlie.

A Captain is Only as Good as His (or her, as the case may be) Crew

I have had my USCG 100-ton captains license for almost ten years which has provided me the opportunity to operate a boat around 50+ ton endangered whales (about twice as heavy as our vessel, Easterly). A good captain has worked their way through the ranks and fully appreciates that each role, regardless of how big…

Yaay…My Mum is BRILLIANT !

Hi Everyone, We had Rainbow, Sundance, Mischief and Moonlight as well as four or five others hunting at Chanonry Point this morning…a bit challenging for photos as the northerly wind and rain are back with us, however Moonlights young son was celebrating his Mum catching a lovely salmon by breaching beautifully right in front of…

South Korean PM confirms end to 'scientific' whaling plans

WDCS welcomes the fact that the Korean Times is reporting that “Despite the necessity of scientific research about whales, the government decided to only allow the studies that do not require whaling,” Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik said during his weekly briefing to President Lee Myung-bak held on Tuesday. Officials from the presidential office, the Prime…

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Summer Fun

For the past two years Plymouth Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Plymouth Maritime Day and we have participated and watched it grow in success. Prior to Maritime Day, summer was still celebrated in Plymouth with a Blessing of the Fleet. (one of my favorite years was when the Plymouth Harbor Masters agreed to sit…