The dolphin killing season started a month ago in The Cove of Taiji, but so far no killings have taken place - until a few days ago.
15 Risso's dolphins were herded and slaughtered, and will be cut up and sent throughout Japan to be eaten. Their bodies are likely loaded with mercury, too. [link]
I did this piece after reading about it. These are all of the species of dolphins of Japan, and one porpoise.
(just because Dall's are the one porpoise that think they're dolphins- hyperactive cuties!)
And if you don't know what I'm talking about, go see this movie: [link]
Aside from the rather depressing news, I really enjoyed doing this piece - Cetaceans were my thing for a long time, it's been years since I drew some and took it to finish. I was mostly able to remember all the scientific names from memory, too. neeeeerd!