VIDEO: Rare Hector’s Baby Dolphin
The Hector’s Dolphin is one of the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world. Less then 7300 are believed to be in existence, down from 30,000 in 1970. In this heartwarming video, we see the first calf of the season. Filmed by Blackcatcruises, a whale and dolphin watching service in in Akaroa, New Zealand on Nov 29th. The video states that the calf appears to be about 4 weeks old.
Rare Hector's Dolphin and calf
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Born and Raised in Coconut Grove. FL, Lincoln spent much of his childhood in or around the ocean. His father Richard O’Barry was the dolphin trainer for the Flipper TV series, who now works to free captive dolphins back into the wild. The first four years of his life were spent living at the original Dolphin Project headquarters. The other 2 residents at the time were Liberty and Florida, the 2nd dolphins Ric released back into the wild. The next door neighbor at the time was President Nixon.
Lincoln’s first trip to Japan was around his 6th birthday. Ric was producing a series of Celebrate The Whale concerts in Japan. On this trip, the family made its first visit to Taiji, the birthplace of Japanese whaling and location of the drive slaughter.
Lincoln O'Barry has worked with his father on readaptions and releases of captive dolphins in Colombia, Indonesia, Nicaragua, and the United States.
In the mid 90’s, Lincoln started his own production company. As a producer, Lincoln worked with such clients as Elle, Italian Elle, Marie Claire, Mini Cooper, Coca Cola, Discover Card, Ray Ban. He worked with luminarie photographers such as Ellen Von Unwerth, Jesse Frohman, Ben Watts, Pier Paulo Ferrari, and Michele Compt. In the past few years, Lincoln expanded the company to include TV and Film. He produced up-fronts for The Travel Channel Animal Planet & Discovery Channel.
In 2009 Lincoln & Ric’s work in Japan trying to end the dolphin slaughter was featured in the Academy Award winning film “The Cove”. In 2010 Lincoln Directed & Executive Produced the award winning Animal Planet mini series “blood Dolphin$”. The series went on to air in over 30 countries. During filming of the series, Lincoln was instrumental in ending the largest slaughter of dolphins in the world, which takes place in the Solomon Islands. The series also took him to Indonesia where he built the largest dolphin rehab/release sanctuary to date. In Indonesia, Ric & Lincoln worked to shut down one of the last traveling dolphin circuses found anywhere.
When not under the water or on an airplane, Lincoln can be found in Venice Beach with his dog Charlie. His production company BayRock Media, specializes in development and production of Film and Television & Internet content.