Enoshima Aquarium’s Proud Mission: Educating People, Preserving Dolphins

September 11, 2019 Whales and Humans 0

The most important consideration for our aquarium is to maintain a balance in our work. That includes finding a balance between the promotion of research concerning breeding these marine animals and ensuring continuation of the productive triangular relationship — the government(Fisheries Agency), fishermen, and aquariums. We firmly believe that is what our aquarium is all about.

Killer Whales: Bond with These Clever Creatures at Kamogawa Sea World

July 19, 2019 Whales and Humans 0

Breeding killer whales in Japan seems difficult as the blood relationships among them are quite close. Kamogawa Sea World is now exploring a new way to artificially inseminate sperm imported from an overseas aquariums in order to take advantage of the precious opportunity to increase their population—and help visitors communicate with such a large marine species.

Dancing With the Evil Fishermen of Taiji

June 22, 2019 Whales and Humans 0

The town I was supposed to cover was called Taiji. It was the subject of a documentary called The Cove, which was up for an Academy Award. My bosses wanted someone to be there in case it won, to get the town’s side of the story.

The Forgotten War of the Whales

June 22, 2019 Whales and Humans 0

Another Antarctic whaling season will soon end, but most in Japan remain unaware of the fierce fight between the conservation ships operated by Sea Shepherd Australia, and Japanese whaling vessels in the icy waters of the southern oceans.