Another heartbreaking story has emerged out of Taiji - this time about a group of pilot whales.
On Wednesday, hunters at the infamous killing cove in Taiji, Japan, rounded up a family of pilot whales and drove them towards the netted shoreline. The hunters then left to round up a second pod of whales, or possibly the other half of the waiting pod.
As they waited, terrified, the pilot whales did something beautiful. Knowing that something bad was going to happen, the large pod gathered itself into a tiny circle, surrounding themselves with family and clinging together for comfort as they tried to protect themselves from the pain that was to come.
The Dolphin Project