Liz Carter captured heartbreaking footage of a young dolphin being taken away from its pod in Japan.
“The dolphins were so panicked, they were diving in amongst each other. It was like being in a spa with bubbles going – the water was just thrashing around that much, it was just horrible.”
Liz states that the mother can be seen swimming near the juvenile as it struggles in the grasp of the divers.
“I just knew it was her, she was already just following her. And I just thought this is so horrible, this is so horrific – it’s like someone taking my own child off me, I had to cut the video because I was crying. It was just so awful watching that – that mother wouldn’t recover. It was horrible to see them, fighting so hard to stay together.”
“I actually named the dolphin. I named the baby Namika, which means flower waves. To me that morning she was just like this delicate little flower, riding the waves with her family and her mother for the last time until they were driven in, and that was it.”