Monday, October 4, 2010

Swimming with Wild Dolphins Mikurajima Japan

Not every part of Japan is involved in the Dolphin Hunt, here is a story that I found and wanted to share:

About 200 kms south of Tokyo, there’s an island where nature has been left untouched, and where swimming with wild dolphins is a normal part of life. Mikurajima has a population of less than 300 people, who live in a single village in the midst of hills and dense forests. It’s become a popular ecotourism destination, however, on account of the waters surrounding the island, which provide a permanent habitat to some 150 Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins.

Enthusiasts who’ve traveled to similar spots all over the world rave about the experience of swimming with these beautiful creatures off the shores of Mikurajima. Click for rest of story

Jackie Bigford
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