Updates & Miscellaneous Features
Sea-gram readers Terry Gallogly and Tony D'Alesandro both sent in this incredible video from Brazil.
Watch as a dolphin pod approaches the beach, strands, and then onlookers rush to their rescue, pulling the dolphins out to deeper water:
Watching this video I could not help but marvel at how differently a civilized society treats dolphins, as opposed to the Japanese butchers in the village of Taiji.
Click this link to view images:
* * * * * * * *
Speaking of Dolphins,
Sea-gram reader Jim Colligan took this photo in Long Island's, West Neck Bay.
Here is Jim's story:
Dolphin are often seen by fishermen on eastern Long Island during the summer months, especially near the Montauk area.
People that have lived near West Neck Bay have never seen a dolphin inside the bay itself.
A pod of dolphin had been seen around the North Ferry (between Greenport and Shelter Island, NY) earlier in the week.
This dolphin was alone and had traveled around Shell Beach on the south side of the island and swam approximately 1 1/2 miles through West Neck Harbor, then up West Neck Creek, into the bay. It had got itself into a very shallow area in an inlet and got cut off from the bay during low tide. People gathered on the shore as the dolphin swam in an oval pattern about 50 yards long and 20 yards deep. Since it was in swallow water, about 4 feet deep, it surfaced every 15-20 seconds, blowing air and spraying water above its head.
The Marine Research and Rescue Foundation truck arrived around 11 AM and three well trained rescuers spent the next 6 1/2 hours observing the behavior of the dolphin. Although the SI Police came with a rescue boat, there was no attempt to rescue the mammal. The dolphin appeared to be in good shape and may have been lured into the creek and bay because of a readily available food supply. As of 6 PM, the dolphin had escaped from the shallower waters in the inlet (around 4 PM) but was still inside of the much larger body of water known as West Neck Bay.
* * * * * * *
Want to Swim With Whales?
Paul Mila Photo, Tonga©
Nature photographer Douglas Hoffman has a trip going to Tonga, South Pacific, in September.
Contact Douglas at:
Or visit his website:
Check out the details:
Sept 21-29 2012 are dates the 54 foot catamaran Wildlife is scheduled to take a small group from the Ha'apai islands to the Vavau' islands of Tonga.
We are looking for 2-4 people to join this adventure dedicated to sailing and snorkeling with whales. The locations we will visit include three remote locations to far out to be visited by other operators.
Price has dropped to $575 AUD day per person, down from $660 AUD, so the total for the 9 days is $5,175 AUD per person.
* * * * * * * * *
Sea Shepherd Declares Victory
Click this link to the latest update concerning Sea Shepherd's latest battle with Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary:
* * * * * * * * *
A fun divesite, where you can rent a beachfront condo, view great dive photos, and more!
Available Link! Post a link to your web site here!