Science Talk: Monitoring the Annual Dolphin Cull on Japan’s Pacific Coast

May 13, 2019

Tuesday, June 25th, 6:00pm

Sea Shepherd & monitoring the annual dolphin cull in Taiji, on Japan’s Pacific coast

338 N. Main Street, Fort Bragg

Wendi Felson, Volunteer Coordinator, Noyo Center

Wendi Felson is a volunteer with the Noyo Center for Marine Science. She is a docent at the Crow’s Nest Interpretive Center and is also the Beach Cleanup Coordinator. Before even moving to Fort Bragg in 2016 she knew she wanted to be part of the Noyo Center because of her love of the ocean and marine life.

Wendi was a Clinical Laboratory Scientist working for UC San Francisco for 27 years, retiring in 2009. After retiring for the second time as a union organizer in 2014, she finally had time to devote herself to supporting animal welfare. In 2015 she signed onto one of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society campaigns, spending almost a month in Taiji, Japan. Taiji, Japan (aka “The Cove”) is the location of the annual slaughter of dolphins and the taking into captivity of others. She was part of a team that documented and live-streamed the slaughter in an effort to stop the needless killing of these beautiful animals and further to track the dolphin trainings and eventual transport of the dolphins taken into captivity. Wendi will report on her experience there and present a slide show.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/21/japanese-fishermen-begin-annual-slaughter-of-hundreds-of-dolphins

https://seashepherd.org/