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Dolphin Embassy in Costa Rica-How to Visit. Dolphin People #2

clock July 14, 2013 20:46 by author BlueEcoBlog

Dolphin Embassy of Osa Costa Rica. The biggest dolphin embassy in the world?
Cruising Underwater with Dolphins in the Big Blue 
Open Ocean Offshore where others throw giant nets
Swim with Dolphins instead of netting dolphins.
Be safe everyone.
Dolphin Ambassadors-Star Larkin, Vanessa Larkin and Shawn Larkin

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqYdciN1qUA

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Dolphin People Episode 1 Osa Costa Rica now on You Tube

clock June 22, 2013 11:39 by author BlueEcoBlog

Dolphin People Show from Costa Cetacea now on You Tube.  Click it to check it. 

 All ocean images from 2013 on GoPro Hero2s, in the blue water pelagic ecosystem of offshore Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean.

Dive on Dolphin People

No more nets or lines for a Osa Pelagic Park!  EIS before Ocean Drilling!!!  Duh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVxIqBwewpo&feature=c4-overview&list=UUZBaRfBkz4SPsBdQaa8v-4

 

 

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True Costa Rican Wild Animal Stories by Shawn Larkin Strunz

clock October 10, 2012 15:43 by author BlueEcoBlog

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Dolphins Dancing For Laura Chinchilla Again!

clock June 16, 2012 13:21 by author BlueEcoBlog

Dolphins Dancing For Laura Chinchilla Again!

Costa Rica To Conserve Ten Percent of Oceans.

Latin America's greatest ocean hero, Laura Chinchilla, granted future Costa Ricans a much better chance of sustainably utilizing our Oceans into the future.  The sad free for all of too powerful special interests will now be controlled with vision directed to the people and the future by a new Vice Minister of Aguas and Mares.  Wow!  No thats how you do it!  Seems now the voices of all groups of ocean users, not just the most connected screaming special interests, will have a say.  Now is time for Costa Ricans to speak up about what they know about our oceans, and help conserve it.  Have you heard about the largest dolphin pod in the world, the spinner dolphins of the Osa peninsula and Cano Island?  Aaaa, happens to be they need a park!  They live near to famous protected areas Corcovado National Park and Cano Island Biological Reserve, BUT, they live in waters attacked by nets and lines.  This Park or protected area, needs to be south and west of Cano Island to at least a distance of 30 nautical miles to help these spinners.  NOT just 8 miles from the island as some are saying!  8 miles is not enough to protect the biggest dolphin pod in the world and Golfito and Puerto Jimenez need to make a lot money in the long run from conserving these dolphins, not killing them for short term collapsing profits. 

Three blue cheers for the awesome president of Costa Rica.

Check it
http://www.costacetacea.com/bluewaterpelagicpark.html

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Why is Costa Rica so cold right now?

clock October 22, 2011 07:46 by author BlueEcoBlog

Why is Costa Rica so cold right now?

Pacific coast chills out fully.

A giant mass of cool, known as the Pacific Ocean, is helping bring down the air temperature of everything nearby.

While many days of no sun are not helping, during the same time sea surface temperatures have dropped all over Costa Rica's Pacific. You can feel the freshness when you walk down to the beach. As Blue Eco Blog mentioned over a month ago, La Nina has told Costa Rica to chill out. Now do you believe?

La Nina means the waters offshore of Costa Rica and the Eastern Tropical Pacific are cooler than normal. This happened last year, faded, then turned on again last month. Weather computer models are predicting the La Nina phenomenon will last at least until next year.

The conditions for here means lots of marine life and the sea is often rougher than normal. That and more rain than normal.

And the rare sight of surfers and divers in full wet suits.

 

Click here to meet whales and dolphin who want to get to know you.

 

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La Nina Says Chill Out to Pacific Costa Rica

clock September 8, 2011 02:49 by author BlueEcoBlog

La Nina Says Chill Out to Pacific Costa Rica.

NOAA says its official what some have suspected; La Nina is visiting again, dropping average sea surface temperatures In Costa Rica. Pacific wet suits have already been back in heavy use for awhile and looks like you might wanna add an extra layer. And make sure your dive mask is clean because La Nina likes to bring heaps of fish and marine mammals with her.

In fact the waters around the Osa have been chock full of whales, pseudorcas, orcas, whale sharks, bait balls and more for almost two months. Looks like marine mammals Knew La Nina was here long before NOAA.  Pretty cool huh?

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Dolphins Dancing in Costa Rica for Laura Chinchilla

clock March 6, 2011 17:03 by author BlueEcoBlog

 

Costa Rica Protects a Big Part of the Big Blue.

Denizens of the deep rejoice! Costa Rica is getting serious about protecting pelagic. The enormous protected area around Coco Island National Park and nearby seamounts is call the Seamounts Marine Management Area. Weighing in at more than one million protected marine hectares, Costa Rica is now a world heavy weight when it comes to marine conservation, and not a moment to soon. Doña Laura Chinchilla can now take the moral high water with ocean slacker nations.

When asked about the news, a group of spinner dolphins off of the Osa replied;

Four fins for Laura Chinchilla, Costa Ricans, and the international team of denizens of the deep who helped do this dive.”

Don't forget Costa Rica's most important dolphin superpod area, off the Osa peninsula, is still seeing dead dolphins on a regular basis from tuna dozers razing our waters. There is still much to do for the big blue.”

Click the talkative dolphin group below to find out more.

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Newsplash- Whale Fight Near Drake Bay, Osa, Costa Rica

clock January 1, 2011 15:03 by author BlueEcoBlog

 

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Costa Rica's humpback whales engage in fin to cuffs over females.

Some years here off the Osa peninsula and Drake Bay it seems pretty easy to be a humpback whale male, sing some songs, watch the ladies dance in the air, be a whale. Those are the years when there seem to be more females denizens than male.

Not this year.

This is one of the other years. Where there are more males than females.

A group of up to 9 boisterous and apparently amorous humpback males have been fighting over one particular female whale. We are guessing she is quite fetching.

The fight has been going on for at least 12 days. And you thought twelve rounds was tough?

I think we all know that whales like to do things big and their combat is the same.

How do they fight you ask?

There is a famous line in a movie called Ben Hur;

“Ramming Speed!”

That´s just how they roll.  Get up speed and slam into the other guy.

They also smack each other with their fins.

Think of really big birds boxing with their wings and tail.

The gentle giants have battered a boat full of tourists and a foolish captian who did not know that he should forget about the 100 or 200 meter rule during a fight.

You better stay like a kilometer away during a humpback whale fight.

Sadly, just like they forget about boats during fights they also swim right into long lines and get hopelessly tangled..

To bad Costa Rica allows long lines between Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Biological Reserve, we should just let the whales fight in peace.

The translation of what the whales were saying will not be repeated here.

click on the rowdy whales below for more. 

 

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Giant Dolphins back in Osa´s Ocean, up to same tricks

clock December 14, 2010 08:54 by author BlueEcoBlog

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Newsplash-- Return of the Giant Dolphins 

The same false killer whales tribe that has been visiting the Osa coast north of Corcovado to Drake Bay for many years is back again in action. These giant dolphins are better called Pseudorca, the genus in science speak, because there is nothing false about them.

They are among the coolest creatures you will ever meet on this planet or any other. They are the biggest thing that acts like a dolphin. Sure whales and orcas leap and splash but the pseudorcas do things like head first reentries and play touch tag in the air with each other. The big whales and orcas and pilot whales do not do such acrobatics. Pseudorca are also the most fearless of all Cetaceans, whales and dolphins, in Costa Rica. They have no problem getting right in your face. If they do you will not forget it.

The pseudies are here in Drake Bay again this week and they are up to the same old antics. Eating big eyed jack at Caño Island Biological Reserve. Raising newborn young. Corralling rooster fish in teams along the coast of Caletas. Chowing tuna sashimi in the blue water pelagic. Surfing the waves from boats with fever. And passing around fish like a football during a game.

These dudes are also navigating a bunch of nets and long lines legally strewn between Caño and Corcovado National Park. You would think that we would protect everything in between these these two economic and biodiversity gems. Costa Rica only protects an absolutely miniscule ring around these teeny tiny marine protected areas. And there is no plan to close the gap. The extreme athlete giant Tico dolphins can swim through these little places in half an hour, or less.

I know, I know, you´re like, what? In Costa Rica's most biodiverse park there is only 500 meters of ocean from the beach protected? The same park with the most wild coastline in Costa Rica, you might see long liners 600 meters off the beach?

Sorry. Yes. For real. Word.

And even though we just got a boatload of money to make marine protected areas, the new ones are so small they barely show up on the map.

OK. There are two exceptions. The Golfo Dulce and Cocos Island National Park actually do protect some serious areas. But that's it.

Like the Golfo and Cocos, the area offshore of the Osa and Caño is unique in world. Plus it is the most important area in all of Costa Rica for whales and dolphins. They are found here in a diversity and quantity found nowhere else. And the tuna nets and the long lines and the trawlers are killing it. Help.

Click on a local to learn more.

 

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Talking Dolphins Say La Niña is "Cool."

clock December 4, 2010 21:39 by author BlueEcoBlog

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Newsplash--La Niña is cooling all of Costa Rica's Pacific Ocean

And the dolphins like it.  As we can best translate they said "La Niña is Cool." 

The chilly thermoclines are even swirling up towards the surface around the mainland and islands. We got dolphins like rice and whales like beans off of Drake Bay, Caletas, Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Biological Reserve, right now. Some big pods too.

The cool waters grow more small plankton and that grows more big beasts. Fin whales are cruising around and the second biggest animal to ever live eats a lot. Sister blue may be here too.

If you want to dive deep plan on mucho wet suit. Most marine mammals are hanging out offshore in the warm waters around the surface and diving below to snack in the chilly depths. Cool.

Click the photo from the warm surface waters of offshore Osa blue water pelagic if you want to check it out for yourself.

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