VIDEO: Dolphins Wild and Free in the Big, Blue Sea
Luck was amongst the wind and waves during this couple’s sailing trip around the Snake Cayes, some of the most beautiful islands in Belize. Situated inside the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, these waters are home to a variety of marine life, including a pod of rough-toothed dolphins that made their presence known in this video. As the dolphins lingered around their boat, the pair slipped into the water.
They clearly showed us their will to create a connection, a contact. They swam around us, looked at us in the eyes and played.” ~ Florie Pilate
Listen closely as you will hear the dolphins echolocate – something they are unable to do in manmade tanks.
For those who still want to go and watch them in captivity, look attentively and analyze their behaviour on this video. You will never see them acting like this in artificial pools. They belong to the sea and that’s where anyone should meet them.” ~ Florie Pilate
Video: Florie Pilate / YouTube
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It might be true that we don't recall many moments from our early years. However, Cara's first memory of a dolphin had her begging her parents to ask the trainer to let the dolphin go! The problem with captivity was evident to her, even as a 4 year-old child.
A writer by trade, Cara has researched, investigated and documented dolphins suffering in captivity. From documenting dolphins incarcerated in buildings, cut-off from fresh air, sunlight and normal socialization to researching cases of animals imprisoned in solitary confinement, Cara is a dedicated dolphin welfare advocate.
It is her belief that education equals empowerment. The more information shared, the better our choices and knowledge of how to act as a positive and respectful voice for dolphins across the world.
Cara is based out of Canada and makes time whenever possible to observe dolphins in their natural environments. She is writing her first fiction novel but knowing her, the marine world will play a prominent role in her book!
"The use of animals for entertainment is nothing more than an abuse of dominance. Some of the most sentient species on the planet have been exploited to incomprehensible levels, all due to their inherent benevolence. Ironic, considering that we turn to the abused themselves for displays of humanity."
~ Cara Sands