Despite Taiji's dolphin hunters' best efforts, no dolphins have been captured in the infamous cove for an entire week as of Wednesday -- a small victory for conservationists on the ground in Japan.
See Sea Shepherd's tweet about the stall here.
Thanks to inclement weather and rough conditions, the fishermen have been unable to round up a pod to drive into the cove, though they have attempted to several times.
But the dolphins are still far from safe -- the hunt could continue until March, according to Sea Shepherd.
ACTION GUIDE: Taiji Dolphin Slaughter
Dolphin roundups and slaughter -- brought powerfully to the public's imagination by the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" -- happen every year in Japan. You can sign our petition to end the brutal hunt here. You can also visit Sea Shepherd's site to learn more about the problem -- the organization has many ways you can help, from volunteering to simply spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter. Sea Shepherd also encourages concerned citizens to call and write to the authorities in Taiji as well as the Japanese Embassy in your country, the U.S. Embassy to Japan, U.S. and Japanese Ambassadors to the UN and the U.S. Senate members of the Committee on Foreign Relations, among others -- all of their contact information is on this page. Another group involved in the issue is Earth Island Institute's Save Japan Dolphins.