Whale watching

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19th June 2015

Beginning of this year I travelled with a friend to Okinawa. I have heard that January would be the best time for whale watching over there, as the whale families would come from all the way from Alaska to deliver babies. Compared to Alaska’s sea, the sea in Okinawa is safe, as  there are not any attacking enemies. I was surprised to know that there is not enough food in Okinawa’s sea as it is not deep enough. So, how does the new family survive? Whales are eating a lot of plankton in Alaska and store the food in their body, before they come to Okinawa.

Look a wale!!We joined a tour provided by SeaSir (tour guide speaks English!!)  for whale watching. We have been chasing whales by a boat and the guide encouraged us to cheer the whale coming out. I saw some and …. amazing. Since I saw Pinoccio I always wanted to see a real whale and now I was able to see one!! Incredible!!! I literally wanted to jump into the water and say hi to them. I have been stopped by the guide *laugh*

I am also touched that Okinawa people make a business about whale watching. In other areas in Japan, whales have been kept hunting though it is illegal, because the whale meat is very popular.

Watching whales in real (not only in TV) was an incredible and awesome experience. See you soon, dear whale!! I will come next time in March, when you are dating! I have heard that you will jump out of the water more!!! Until then, take good care and see you soon!!! (    ^ 3  xxxxxxxxx

 

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