Dolphins to Be Kept at Prefectural Office
There are pods of dolphins around Takeshima, our prefecture's new territory. Many fishermen from Oki county used to go there to catch them. An inspection team, which included Governor Matsunaga, inspected the island and brought back to Matsue three dolphins, caught by fishermen, that were born this year. They were released yesterday in the garden pond of the Third Department of the Prefectural Office, where they will remain for the time being.
(Translated by Pacifist)
1905 Aug 22 - "Sea Pigs" Near Takeshima
The following August 22, 1905 San-in Shimbun article says that three baby "sea pigs" (海豚) were captured at Liancourt Rocks. Though the word "sea pig" is normally translated as "dolphin," I think it is very likely that the word was referring to sea lions in the following article, based on context. Nevertheless, it will be translated here as "dolphins."