Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dolphin Show Okinawa

I presented Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium on 26 June. Nearby at the Dolphin Lagoon, there is the Okichan Theatre where dolphin shows are held four times a day (five times a day during the summer season). One show lasts about 20 minutes, and it is so entertaining. 

Dolphin is called iruka in Japanese イルカ and in kanji 海豚 (umi sea + buta pig). A sea pig? :-)

Shiira しいら is called dolphinfish, yet it is completely different - dorado or mahi-mahi (the latter name from Hawaiian).
And mairuka まいるか is the ocean dolphin, it can grow up to 9 m and 10 tons.

Some photos taken during the show:



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