Season's first dolphin hunt in Taiji ends unsuccessfully

Sep 3, 2015

Season's first dolphin hunt in Taiji ends unsuccessfully

Fishing boats in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, set sail for the first dolphin drive hunt of the season Thursday morning, as some 15 foreign activists staged protests around the town’s harbor facility. The hunt, which was delayed for two days due to bad weather, saw ...

Baby dolphin a big draw for Yokohama aquarium

Jul 19, 2015

Baby dolphin a big draw for Yokohama aquarium

A baby common bottlenose dolphin born Thursday has been attracting visitors at Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, at times swimming beside its mother. The male juvenile weighs roughly 30 kg and is roughly 1.3 meters long. It was the first dolphin to be born at ...

Japan aquarium group to expel violators of drive-hunt dolphin ban

Jul 4, 2015

Japan aquarium group to expel violators of drive-hunt dolphin ban

The Japanese aquarium association has announced that members can be expelled for acquiring dolphins caught in drive hunts. The penalty, which was announced Friday, is part of new punitive measures the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums will introduce for breaking its recent ban ...