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Belly Dancing for Sea Turtles

clock November 28, 2010 15:45 by author BlueEcoBlog

 Belly Dancing for Sea Turtles in Progresso, Drake Bay Costa Rica..

A remote wave swept beach near Drake Bay, on Costa Rica´s Osa peninsula, was the treated to the sight of belly dancers above beach sands, in front of the lush foliage. They danced for sea turtles, and a few hundred locals and tourists, during the annual Corcovado Foundation Turtle Festival. There were also educational talks, plays from local kids groups, live music and football(soccer) on the beach. Some pigs were roasted up and pipas were chopped open for drinking. People arrived by foot, horseback, car, boat, ship, plane and kayak.

The isolated community of El Progresso, the nearest town to the beach, showed up in full force for what has become the village´s signature yearly party. Actually, its only party. The economic activity and influx of young people and culture seemed to be just what the doctor ordered.

David and Paloma Ramirez, coordinators of the project, made a absurd effort putting the whole event together despite a stupefying set of unexpected obstacles and hurtles. Due to their efforts and the help of some local hotels, the whole festival is going most excellent.

Once again turtle poachers are thinking twice as they see examples of how the turtles can make money and support families and communities without exterminating them. Plus Blue Eco Blog does not think any Costa Rican turtle poacher has ever inspired belly dancers to perform, thus proving that live sea turtles are a more potent aphrodisiac than dead ones with sauce.

Click the photos to find out what the turtles still need.

 

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Baby Turtles to the Sea in Drake Bay Costa Rica

clock November 27, 2010 10:53 by author BlueEcoBlog

 

There are a lot of little Costa Rica sea turtles giving thanks to the Corcovado Foundation Drake Bay Osa Turtle Project and their annual festival starts starts Saturday with kayaking across Drake Bay to Progreso Beach where there will be all sorts of action, live music, plays, and activities culminating in the release of some baby turtles on Sunday afternoon. The last few years has seen hundreds of people turn out for the event. A international team of volunteers has been furiously preparing the remote area despite recent national disaster conditions.

The rains have stopped, the sun is out and the rivers are all passable so head out to Drake Bay this weekend if you are right round here. Enjoy the pics of previous years and click on them to find out more about where these turtles spend most of their lives.

 

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Big Rain

clock November 20, 2010 15:02 by author BlueEcoBlog

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Newsplash- Thank you for waiting. It appears apparently perhaps that a very old and wise dolphin swam over and said to Blue Eco Blog, we think:

“We feel deeply for the tragedy that has befallen Costa Rica´s land dwellers due the profuse and extended rains. The oceans tribes too suffer greatly from untold and incomprehensible toxins and pollutions washed to sea quickly by these great rains. We must all work together to recover.”

 

An alternative translation of the whistles and click of the communicative dolphin follows:

 

“Return to this spot at the same time tomorrow with all the wasabi you can bring then later stop changing the climate.”

 

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Demi Lovato's Superstar Dolphin Buddy

clock November 8, 2010 21:38 by author BlueEcoBlog

Costa Rica's most famous dolphin shows up on BBC, Demi Lovato Joe Jonas videos, Disneynature movies, You Tube, newspapers and websites. A Blue Eco Blog exclusive.

The Tico Times newspaper broke the story last Friday that Sharkbite is the name of the Costa Rican dolphin of greatest international renown. Costa Rica's leading English language newspaper reported the spinner dolphin showing up in Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas's music video “Make a wave”, as well as in the epic Galatee Films Disneynature movie Oceans.

Today, Blue Eco Blog, upon perusal on the most excellent online animal archive at Arkive, found Sharkbite spinning for the cameras again! for no less than the BBC on the Blue Planet shoot.

Check out frames at 1:28 of the eastern spinner dolphin footage and you will see the dolphin missing a chunk of its underside. This is Sharkbite. Sharkbite is a charger. You can also see more Sharkbite photos here.

Sharkbite and his tribe are under assault from tuna dozers that kill countless dolphins in Costa Rica in sight of Corcovado National Park and Cano Island Biological Reserve. They need a park to spin free.

Costa Rica has no plans to protect Sharkbite´s tribal home. Tuna dozers are allowed to drag their massive nets right through it, even though it is probably Costa Rica's number one most important dolphin domain. Thousands of dolphins live here. They all need help.

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The Sharkbite Spinner Dolphin Tribe Waters         Sharkbite himself, in action, spinning. ShawnLarkin/CostaCetacea.com

 

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Talking with Dolphins

clock November 7, 2010 15:22 by author BlueEcoBlog

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A conversation with a bunch of dolphins.  Really communicating with dolphins.

After many years of very serious study Blue Eco Blog has translated some things from dolphins! Yes we have achieved inter species communication. Thank you. We have had many amazing beautiful mysterious incredible wonderful fantastic overwhelming awesome TOTALLY COOL encounters where they swam right up to us and said, we think, :

We the denizens of the deep want hotels and dining and businesses and people to treat waters with respect. Cut the shit. We like permaculture not monoculture. We ask could you let up already on the giant nets and lines that are collapsing our living room ecosystem? We, ah, beg you slow spewing carbon into the air,  its making acid in the water. Mucho mas marine protected areas would be really cool. And really, enough plastic, thank you very much.

We were also wondering if anyone knows a good place to get wasabi underwater?”

This is a rough translation, Blue Eco Blog will keep at it.

What do you think the dolphins and the denizens of the deep want to say?    Please no chicken of the sea jokes.

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