While we celebrate, once again, maintaining a stance against Japanese whaling in the IWC as a country, we are ready to consider allowing a Japanese corporation to set up a woodchip export facility in an emerging Biologically Important Area for Southern Right whales and an important habitat to other threatened and endangered species in stunning, pristine waters.....????
Will we hear the ring of Japanese laughter at our hypocrisy when the IUCN task force visits Australia in 2020 to establish Important Marine Mammal Areas?
#southernrightwhales #endangeredspecies #smithbay #northcoast #kangarooisland #criticalhabitat #IUCN #marinemammalprotectedareas #pleasehelp #thetimeisnow #whyarewehavingthisconversation #why ??????Looks like we got it right first.
Here comes 80,000 tonnes of woodchips at Smith Bay......and is that a B-double?
Even though the weather was pretty ordinary leading up to the survey ... the morning of the survey wasn't to bad ... and we got back to dry land before it started to rain It was quiet a sightseeing tour with a lot of different animals sighted along the way - a pod of bottlenose dolphins fishing of Oliver's Reef, Australian Sea lions and Long-nosed Fur seals on Seal Island and West Island ... a beautiful White-bellied Sea Eagle on West Island and a pod of common dolphins surfing the waves of the Bluff . You never know what you are going to see when you go out on the BIG DUCK BOAT TOURS ... and we certainly saw a beautiful mixture of beautiful animal that call Victor Harbor/Fleurieu Peninsula home ... all in our backyard. A big thanks to everyone who participated in this survey that started NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK .. and of course to the BIG DUCK BOAT TOURS SS Ian and crew Rupert for a great trip. ...
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE - BDRI Dolphins playing with a blue whale off Galician coast (NW Spain). Our research team was recently lucky to caught what we described as an "incredibly magic aquatic moment" when a group of common dolphins start to ride a blue whale. Riding a whale may serves multiple purposes for dolphins, but that does not preclude dolphins having fun also. By showing these beautiful moments with all of you, our aim is to encourage our governments to apply conservation measurements and adequate management of human activities in these waters. ...
Fabulous night at the SA Whale Centre learning more about our whale population of Southern Right Whales along the Encounter Coast, and about Blue Whale research. The evening reinforced how precious our Marine Park is and how we need to protect it. A huge thank you to The Whale Centre Volunteers and to VH& KI Dolphin Watch for organizing this event.#moira4mayor ...
Wishing the amazing Team Fine Art and the 20 stunning artists a simply wonderful opening and a magnificent celebration.
Love and gratitude to dear Fleur Fred Peters for the unstinting help, support and faith in Kangaroo Island / Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch over all these years.....and all they do for this amazing island we call home. <3 <3
SALA Festival Exhibition
Kangaroo Island Cliff tops & Coastal Dunes National Wine Centre Exhibition open 3rd – 26th August 2018 Daily from 9am – 5pm
Among the least disturbed shores in the temperate world, the steadfast yet subtly evolving realm of Kangaroo Island is the inspiration for more than 120 new artworks celebrating our unique coastline.
See a visual exploration from 20 talented award-winning and emerging artists, all with an inexorable connection with the island. Attend for daily opportunities to meet artists and the curator, very talented Fleur Peters from Fine Art Kangaroo Island.
One of the prizes in this year’s ‘What is it about Whales’ Dolphin Watch raffle!!
Thanks so much Craig for donating a print of ‘ghost’.... the only underwater picture taken on Migaloo to date!Sometimes it has to be big especially my favourite Humpback! The limited edition of 200 " Migaloo " at 170 x 113cm set in a premium white frame available online or at my gallery. #Migaloo ...