If you are familiar with the Cove Guardian campaign in Taiji, then you already know that a
"Red Cove Day" means the cove ran red with the blood of innocent dolphins. A "Blue Cove Day" is one the best things to experience as a Cove Guardian -- and one of the best days for dolphins passing by the waters in Taiji. I was lucky enough to experience four Blue Cove days in a row during my time in Taiji in 2012. Two of these days the 12 banger boats did leave Taiji harbor to hunt for dolphins, but on these days they were unable to find or successfully drive in any dolphins. These are the best days ... watching the boats come back to harbor one by one without any dolphins.
The two other Blue Cove days experienced were the result of rain and bad weather. The boats did not leave Taiji harbor because of rough seas and wind for two consecutive days. While these Blue days are great to experience, bad weather is bad news for the many captive dolphins th the Taiji Harbor and Dolphin Base, who have no escape from the wind and rough seas. These dolphins need to use the majority of their strength and energy to fight the rough current and waves, to keep from being tossed around into the sides of their sea pens. Dolphin Base is one of the saddest places to see. Like the Taiji Harbor pens that hold captive dolphins, the base is basically a floating sea prison. There are a total of nine pens floating behind the Dolphin Resort Hotel in Taiji that hold captive dolphins and whales. It's just down the road from the Taiji Whale Museum, which also holds many captive dolphins and whales.