I originally had two features for this post, but I decided to turn one into a future Science Lesson and elaborate on the other. My friend Kyatto posted an Indiegogo for a documentary called Popoto: The Race to Save a Species. It’s about the efforts to keep the world’s smallest dolphin, the Maui’s dolphin, from becoming extinct. There are only three days left to donate!
One of the key players featured in the film is Peggy Oki, one of the original Zephyr skateboard team members. Her involvement in cetacean rights is not limited to Popoto. She has founded the Origami Whales Project and is coordinating the “Let’s Face It” visual petition. The latter focuses on raising awareness of the dire circumstances surrounding the survival of the Maui’s and Hector’s dolphin. You can contribute a photo to the visual petition on the website (it’s not compatible with Mozilla Firefox though). Here’s my picture:
The site features Peggy alongside some of her fellow Z-Boys and celebrities like Slash and Juliette Lewis. Dave “Rasta” Rastovich, co-founder of Surfers for Cetaceans, is also in the gallery. He and Peggy have teamed up to talk about the Maui’s dolphin.