SHARK NET; MEDIA RELEASE 18-11-2016. 6 pm
Hammerhead Shark catches Mike Baird in Shark net.
Today North Coast Marine conservation groups and marine lovers came together today at Ballina’s Light house Beach, to let the NSW Premier, Mike Baird know that they don’t want the rope Shark nets installed off Ballina’s beaches or anywhere along the Australian coast line. The 60 Marine conservationist chanted No Shark Nets while the Premier spoke to the media. After talking briefly to some of the people present and while leaving the area, Dean Jefferys, dress in a Hammerhead Shark costume wrapped Mike Baird in a net. Dean Jefferys said “I did this to give the Premier an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a marine creature trapped in a shark net. The Premier was lucky, he wasn’t tangled up underwater unable to breathe, like the 16500 marine creatures that have died in the last 65 years in NSW waters because of these indiscriminate killing nets. 4773 endangered Hammerhead shark are part of the 12000 marine creatures killed as non targeted species in these shark nets”
Drone operator, Dean Jefferys, who is also skipper of marine conservation yacht Migaloo 2 said “We have the technology and resources to reduce dramatically the chance of an unwanted encounter with a shark yet the Premier, Mike Baird prefers to go against his own scientific advice and install these outdated indiscriminate killing nets. A volunteer based group called Shark watch recently had to rely on funding from Byron Council to do shark spotting with a drone which was one solution recommended to Mike Baird from his scientific team. Instead of supporting innovative shark spotting programs like this, the Premier has decided to pander to some ill informed surfers, noisy locals and business operators. He will squander probably Millions of dollars on nets and maintenance that could go into other more effective methods of shark control that don’t indiscriminately kill local and migrating marine life.”
“Shark nets are purely cosmetic to convince tourists and locals they are “safe”. There is no scientific evidence that the shark nets actually make swimmers safer. Sharks can swim over, under, and around the nets and are often caught on the inside while leaving the netted area. Referencing data from the NSW Shark Meshing Program there were 16,696 deaths of marine creatures from 1959 to 2014. See attached data sheet. Sharks play an important role in maintaining a healthy marine ecosystem and should not be seen as the monster that Jaws made them out to be 40 years ago. Its time to move on from this fear based movie set and get with the times”
“The New South Wales Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair said the locations to install the nets were chosen after a process of community consultation yet there was not one question in the “community consultation” survey that asked if the community actually wanted the shark nets or not. It was as I assumed, carefully chosen questions to give the impression that they consulted with the community yet in reality it was the same as Metgasco version of the CSG “community consultation”.” see FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/216224188816361/
July 2016….I just saw migaloo the white whale off Hastings point heading north at 11-30 am 26th July 2016. I then went to Cabarita headland and watched migaloo from there also. Yeah so happy. I know some whale watch operators and private boats get way to close with there loud motor noise and constant hassling. I tuned in and sent an apology on behalf of the humans for the hassling he gets from humans. A friend at Hastings point this morning got some great footage from a silent Phatom 4 drone. I lot quieter and less intrusive. He had to fly it 3.5 km over the water to film him. A miracle he found him with the drone. I may use some of this amazing footage of migaloo in my coming doco. I want one. Ill post that footage soon. When i returned home i had to lay down in bed for an hour to ground and tune back into him. I was so high seeing him. Migaloo means white fella in local indigenous language and in Mirrning language they have a legend about a white whale they call Jeedera similar to the hopi prophecy about the white buffalo signifying great change coming. Currently Sea Shepherd have a campaign called “Operation Jeedera” to stop Oil mining in the Great Australian Bight. Seems appropriate. Im currently fundraising to make a doco that will in part look at the role of whales in humans evolution. This has been a great blessing and inspiration just before I am due to head to Mexico to make a new Shamanic Documentary, working title “The God Molecule and the Shamanic Toad” or (The Toad the Whale and the Sun) It’s a personal journey into the mysterious Shamanic world of the most powerful entheogenic molecule known to man, 5-MeO-DMT or “The God Molecule” as many are now calling it. Read more about it and support the crowd funding of it on this site at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-god-molecule-and-the-shamanic-toad–2/x/13295701#/
BOYCOTT JAPAN…. 4 Japanese whaling ships killed 333 whales in the Antarctic Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, last year including 60% pregnant females, despite the International Court of Justice ruling saying it was illegal. Sea Shepherd are getting their new ship ready to confront them if they go down this year 2016. When governments and corporations refuse to listen to the people or the rule of International Law then its up to the people to take the power back and consumer boycotts of Japanese product and services is a way to put financial pressure on the Japanese governments to stop this senseless and barbaric slaughter of our ancestors from the oceans, the Great Whales. What is the point of having the a world court the International Court of Justice and the International Whaling Commission if the decision is ignored if it doesnt go your way. How can any country now take Japan seriously. The Japanese Government has now become a rogue nation, a joke. Go get em Sea Shepherd and every consumer that was thinking of buying a Japanese product. I always knew Sea Shepherd had the law and justice on your side. Now the whole world does and its with you. And if your Japanese and you dont like the world boycotting your country and you happen to like whales then please tell your gov to STOP KILLING WHALES.
During Anna Breytenbach 2015 Australian tour running Animal Communication workshops Anna talks in the following clip about about her telepathic communication with the group mind of the Great White Shark. For more info on Anna and coming Shark Swim event in Byron see blog at left.
I have just had the most amazing whale contact while sailing back from Hervey Bay see video below and blog to the left.
Although I didnt reach my goal for my crowd funding campaign to raise $4000 towards my new film “Whale Whisperers” i am still looking for private funding to make the film so if you want to support it contact me or make a one off donation on left. Rewards from my pozible campaign are still valid organised privately. Click on photo of me with the whale or the link here http://www.pozible.com/project/198493/-1/bce0dbe7142f167ae0d833c3831e3ec6
The Whale Whisperers is a mysterious journey to the final frontier of the natural world, communicating telepathically with animals. Following is a promo clip I made for the film.
Im currently in Migaloo 2 in Moololabar waiting for the right winds to sail to Hervey Bay. 11. aug 2015 Following is one clip from the trip going past Shark nets at Snapper Rocks
See the you tube clip below to see how the 2015 launch went and what was live streamed to the world. Starts about 15 mins in. We warned about the risk of whales getting caught in shark nets and during the last week 2 Whales tangled in Shark nets off Gold Coast and One baby died. See blog and lobby contacts in left column
See Media Releases and Blog on left. To see the Migaloo 2 newsletter for july 2014 click the following link. http://eepurl.com/WY5Lb or see blog in left hand of this page. Feel free to share this newsletter and sign up in right hand column.
“One focus of this years trip in Migaloo 2 will be looking at shark culling and shark nets along the coast and examine the associated problems. While the issue of shark culling with bait drums has been raised in WA with the hundreds of tiger sharks killed over there this year, many people do not realise hundreds of these apex predators are senselessly killed along the Queensland coast with bait drums and shark nets. Many migrating humpback whales and dolphins are tangled and killed in these nets annually.”
Feels like we are on a roll. Last year the International Court of Justice told Japan to stop killing whales in the Antarctic and this week The Australian Minister for Energy told CSG co Metagasgo that their licence to drill a well at Bentley was suspended. To see live streaming from Bentley and more info see my blog and the following link. http://migaloo2.com/bentleyblockade
PATHWAY TO WHALE FREEDOM by Dean Jefferys 4-4-2014…While watching the International Court of Justice, ICJ, give its verdict that meant the Japanese whalers would no longer be shooting exploding harpoons into my whale friends in the Antarctic I screamed so loud I though someone might call the police. For over 10 years myself and millions of people around the world have been wondering how is it possible that these magnificent creatures of the ocean are still being killed under the blatant lie of “scientific research” This lie, that resulted in over 10000 whales being killed is finally exposed in the Highest Court on this Planet Ocean. This is a major victory for the whales and a huge step forward in humanities evolution. Japan may choose to keep killing whales in the northern hemisphere yet a precedent has been set and if they do, other northern hemisphere countries can challenge Japan in the ICJ again and most likely win. see more in blog to the left and this FB photo album linkhttps://www.facebook.com/dean.jefferys.5/media_set?set=a.10152333818473501.1073741830.590968500&type=1..
Sea Shepherd has been busy saving many whales in the Antarctic and showing the cruel dolphin killing and capturing in Taaiji in Japan. see http://www.seashepherd.org.au/relentless/ Meanwhile I look forward to joining the humpback migration on migaloo 2 when they return in June. Recently I re-edited an amazing encounter with two young whales. Its called Communicating with Whales http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBNuyfwZen4
On Sep 1st the begining of dolphin killing season in Japan we did a ceremony for the dolphins in Japan with local indigenous people of Fraser island and Hervey Bay from conservation yacht migaloo 2 and the local dolphins. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asoWQyfjz0k&feature=youtu.be
If you want to ensure you don’t miss a newsletter while Im in Hervey Bay with the whales go to www.migaloo2.com and subscribe to the newsletter on the front page, bottom left. There are heaps of active links to videos, websites and global actions coming up for the dolphins so click on and feel free to share this post with your friends. Read all about the 2013 trip to Hervey Bay in the Migaloo 2 Newsletter – Sailing the Winds of Change 2013
See the Migaloo 2 2013 Launch that was live streamed on Sun 30th June in the window below
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What an amazing climax to Sailing 2012 and Beyond journey to experience the total eclipse of the Sun near cairns. For more info see my update blog and my Face book album We have had an amazing 4 weeks in Hervey bay with the whales. see Playing didge with a Southern right whale and baby See singing with 2 whales in this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ4isra5cXE&feature=youtu.be On the 1st Sep participated in an aboriginal smoking cerimony for whales and dolphins with Goomblar, See blog. On the way to Hervey Bay we had a ceremony in Noosa for all the marine life tangled and killed in shark nets and paddled out to the shark nets 200 meters off shore. see photos of the event and the media release in the blog section to the left and a video of the event here
To see the 2012 migaloo 2 launch + Sea Shepherd fundraiser event CLICK PLAY IN SMALL WINDOW BELOW. To see the PAUL WATSON interview from that night with intro from me click window below If we are not live it will show our last broadcast.[nbsp]
See the last stream from migaloo 2s trip in the Ustream window below and past recordings at my channel at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/migaloo2. Link to some live streaming with Si Mullumby and the whales in Hervey bay at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/25784076 sorry about the add on ustream should have own server soon