Tonight the sneak peek of a three part mini series Blood Dolphin$ will air on the Animal Planet directly following the season finale of Whale Wars. The show is the follow up to the Oscar winning Best Documentary “The Cove” which stared Richard O’Barry. Richard’s son Lincoln wrote, produced and starred in Blood Dolphin$.
Lincoln O’Barry, cofounder and president of BayRock Media, grew up in a unique environment – surrounded by dolphins. Unbeknownst to him as a child, most kids did not have dolphins in their backyard.
Born and raised in Coconut Grove, Fla., Lincoln spent most of his childhood in or around the ocean. He spent the first four years of his life at the original Dolphin Project headquarters where his father cared for dolphins he eventually released from captivity. Ric was the original trainer for the Flipper television series but is now world-renowned for his work against the captivity of dolphins. Now, Lincoln is following in his father’s footsteps.
Lincoln’s first visit to Japan came at the age of five while his father produced a series of “Celebrate the Whale” concerts throughout the country. It was on this trip that the family made its first visit to Taiji, the birthplace of Japanese whaling, and also the site of the Academy Award-winning film, The Cove, where thousands of dolphins are slaughtered each year. The goal of both father and son is to end this slaughter.
Lincoln, works with his father on the re-release of captive dolphins in such places as Colombia, Japan, Nicaragua and the United States. Lincoln serves as vice president and special events coordinator for The Dolphin Project an organization that aims to free captive dolphins and to educate people throughout the world about the plight of dolphins in captivity. For a great deal of his life, Lincoln has been in front of or behind the camera working with news and documentary teams around the globe.
Lincoln O’Barry with his mother Martha Kent
Lincoln & Richard O’Barry
“The Cove” – Taiji, Japan