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It’s something no one can take away from you. What you feel is true
Amazing what happens when you don’t chase animals. Grateful for these incredible encounters I get to experience almost every time I’m in the water, no matter the species I’m interacting with. Notice this is NOT harassment (as I would have kicked my own ass). Kicking ever so lightly, they came close to me as I floated back up to the surface. Curious as they were while resting, we connected and made eye contact... my heart melted and I teared up, as I could barely control my heartbeat.
Tearing up, as I was and am unable to understand why certain countries are able to kill such an intelligent, social, and compassionate species for their meat. Dolphins, being one of the top predators in the ocean, have high mercury levels, PCBs, lead, and other toxins accumulating in their systems, much like sharks. Yet, #Taiji, #Japan continues to hunt and kill over 2,000 dolphins a year for their meat. Feeding this meat in cafeterias to children along with the general public, the children, having developing brains, end up with neurological problems, due to the high mercury content found in dolphin meat. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin.
To raise awareness, please join me and my team @projectkolika 10am-1pm September 1st, the day the drive hunt commences, at Oceanside Beach, north of the pier (we will have a big canopy with posters), for our #annual ceremonial Blue Cove Paddle Out. Bring your surfboard! Suggested donation of $8/person and all proceeds go to @dolphin_project please share and invite your friends! Our mermaid will be there to take photos with kids $5/person and you can take as many pictures as you’d like! Again, all proceeds go to Saving dolphins and aiding the efforts of @dolphin_project @ricobarrydolphinproject #education #conservation #awareness #bluecove #dolphins #connection #fundraiser #event #oceanside #california #sandiego #surf #surfing #paddle #paddleout #ceremony #water #ocean #wild #free #hawaii @oneoceanconservation @oneoceanglobal @oneoceandesigns @keiko_conservation