Well, what can I say? Following my blog - Whale and Dolphin Beachings – Why Oh Why? - the authors of The Perfect Pair Dolphin Trilogy informed me that their website recorded its highest ever number of hits in one day – which is great.
However, it appears that, for many of you, my theory proved troubling – radical, in fact. So I am now elaborating on my original blog using some of my experiences from my time as the head dolphin trainer for a leading leisure company.
As I originally stated, many people blame the unexplained cetacean beachings on sonar malfunction, thought to be caused by submarine activity, wind farms and noise pollution from oil rigs, etc - factors that could indeed be accelerating the phenomenon.
But I ask you all to remember that the above suspects are relatively new additions to the equation. This intrusive technology wasn’t around to pollute our seas hundreds of years ago … which brings us back to the fact that cetacean beaching is nothing new.
So I again find myself venturing into rough seas.
I firmly believe that Atlanteans have a trigger instinct running through their psyches – a program that swings into action when hearts and minds are broken, and life becomes intolerable. Something pen trainers call a mind-set, which, once initiated, is difficult to reverse.
I have personally seen this mind-set in action in both training pens and commercial dolphinariums. It usually takes the form of the dolphin or whale purposely refusing to eat, which always results in traumatic force-feeds.
I’ve also witnessed a dolphin ramming the side of her pool in an attempt to end her life.
So, with this in mind, I again ask you the question: why do cetaceans beach?
Thus far, science has been unable to give a definite answer. Perhaps spirit can.
David Capello, Ex-dolphin Trainer
The phenomenon of whales and dolphins beaching is not a new one. In fact, it’s been going on for hundreds, if not thousands, of years … so the overriding question is: why do they do it?
Many experts believe that these catastrophic events could be down to sonar malfunction of the lead cetacean. Others blame brain fluke – prevalent in cetaceans. However, this does not explain why other seemingly healthy Atlanteans choose to end their own lives by beaching alongside their leader.
Maybe, just maybe, our cetacean experts are overlooking a vital factor as their logical minds naturally compel them to focus on the physical rather than the spiritual.
Many people adopt the term ‘suicide beachings’, but ‘suicide’ is an all-too-human concept to describe a totally Atlantean act.
I am well aware that I am now swimming into rough seas by airing this point of view, but I firmly believe that we have to think outside of the box.
Cetacean activists are now campaigning vigorously to have dolphins (a small whale) reclassified as non-human persons. So, for those of us who believe unconditionally in the superior intelligence of these sentient beings … what if these apparent suicides are in fact something else?
During my time training show dolphins, I strongly sensed the Atlantean concept of death to be totally different from our own – an ethos that caused me much anguish and soul-searching. So instead of bandying the word ‘suicide’, maybe we should view these beachings as a spiritual ‘moving on’.
If you wish to delve deeper into this belief, I urge you to check out the award-winning The Perfect Pair Dolphin Trilogy written by David C Holroyd and Tracy J Holroyd. I’m sure that you’ll find both its theories and revelations mind-blowing.
Thanks for listening.
David Capello, Ex-dolphin Trainer