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Eye to Eye Marine Encounters
RIP the 10,439 minke and 15 fin whales killed under Japan's scientific permit since 1986.
Minkes have a special place in my heart after swimming with a few of them on the Great Barrier Reef a couple of years ago - where, incidentally, real scientific research is going on, and people like you and me can tag along, help collect data and have one of the best wildlife experiences of our lives.
Read my Sydney Morning Herald story about the trip here: Meet the minkes.
I can't help feeling hopeful when things like this happen, when human beings wake up to the wisdom of letting wild things be, well, wild. It sends a signal that reverberates around the world that, whether we're aware of it on a daily basis or not, we are all members of an incomprehensively vast natural family, and always will be.