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Kuroshio Sea – The magic of marine life comes to surface

7500 cubic meters, meaning a capacity of 1,981,290 gallons, secure windows with size of 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters and 60 centimeters thick, are just some of the figures that make Kuroshio Sea the second largest aquarium in the world. The image exposed to the viewers is impressive and the huge shark-whales, cat-fishes and dozens of species of fish offer a unique spectacle and a fraction of the beauty of the ocean depths. And if you ever go to Japan, maybe you should make time for a visit to the Kuroshio Sea. The images below will abundantly prove why you’ll not regret the choice …

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Thousands of dolphins are slauthered each year by Japanese fishermen


Approximately 2,000 dolphins are killed each year by Japanese fishermen in the small town of Taiji, according to a documentary made by the famous Flipper trainer.
The dolphins massacre in the fishing town of just 3,500 inhabitants located on the southeast coast of Japan was for decades a well kept secret by the Japanese authorities. Taiji was once the largest center for hunting whales in Japan.
On the southeast coast of Japan, the dolphin hunting season lasts from September to March. The dolphins that fall in the fishermen’s net are trapped in a small bay near Taiji, from where they are kept from escaping with electrified wire nets.
Young females are then separated from the group to be sold to water parks and the rest captured mammals are killed for meat. The blood of thousands of dolphins killed annually reddens the water of the bay.
The entire massacre was surprised by Ric O’Barry, aged 70 years, who has investigated years before could surprise on film the whole atrocity. The documentary made by him is entitled “The Cove” and has already won several awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

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