One hunter reported that he killed seven narwhals, all of which sank. “This was not the first time I had heard reports of many narwhals being shot but few landed. Just weeks earlier, a man I know to be a skillful hunter confided that he had killed 14 narwhals the previous year but managed to land only one… So much ivory rests on the seafloor, said one hunter, that a salvager could make a fortune,” wrote Nicklen.
We came upon this nugget of gold when we clapped eyes on an awesome video clip showcasing the ‘Big Cat Exposé’ produced by our friends over at Piper and Heath Travel in the U.S. of A. And, of course, we simply had to have it to share with you. Needless to say, they were most obliging. So obliging, in fact, that we got a lot more than we bargained for. Along with the video clip, we got a fabulous write up from Chris Liebenberg himself, owner of Piper and Heath Travel.
Kalba, the serene tourist paradise on Sharjah’s East Coast, finds itself in the spotlight after His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, recently inaugurated the Kalba ecotourism project.
This tour departs from Tanjung Benoa, the marine sport center in Bali to explore the blue Indian Ocean with the power boat. There are many spot points that have been appointed to see the group of dolphins.
Our whale watching season is really in full swing now, leaving less time for us to update our blog on a regular basis. However, we have still been out whale watching on a daily basis (weather permitting) and have had some really great tours with sightings of blue whales, fin whales and dolphins every day!
The first Biodiversity and Eco-Tourism Centre of Lake Opeta Ramsar site at Magoro CCA in Katakwi District, was recently commissioned by Hon. Jessica Alupo, Minister of Education and Sports at Magoro Sub County.
It was a beautiful afternoon shaping up for the 12.15pm Ocean Magic 2 vessel as we left the harbour with Capt. Gord in the wheelhouse. Naturalists Dan, Claire and Jenn gave an expert presentation of our safety procedures and discussed the possible wildlife to be found in these nutrient rich waters.
Yangting village is located in the northern foothills of the beautiful Dalongshan National Forest Park. It is the hometown of Deng Shiru, famous calligrapher in the Qing Dynasty (AD1636-1911), and Deng Jiaxian, the father of China’s atomic and hydrogen bombs. Across the river lies the former residence of Huangmei opera performing artist, Yan Fengying .The village is reputed as a "cultural village".
In 2009, Yangting village exploited a mountain farm of 100 hectares under the premise of protecting its ecological resources. It has vigorously developed organic green tea travel tourism and established the famous tea making studio, allowing visitors to experience a series of working procedures from picking leaves to tea making.
Guests aboard our Thursday Dolphin Watch Adventure aboard Alala from Kawaihae harbor didn’t see dolphins, but we did have a very nice time snorkeling, and we did see a HUGE manta ray! Ocean Sports operates our Dolphin Watch Adventure every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, departing at 8:00 am and returning at 11:30. Call us at 886-6666 ext. 103 or visit www.hawaiioceansports.com for details.
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