The mission of The Whale Sanctuary Project is to establish a model seaside sanctuary where cetaceans (whales and dolphins) can live in an environment that maximizes well-being and autonomy and is as close as possible to their natural habitat.
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December 8, 2017 / Michael Mountain
This week, Loro Parque Zoo, a tourist attraction off the coast of Africa, announced that Morgan, an orca who was captured in Dutch waters seven years ago, is pregnant. Morgan’s capture as a young … Read More
November 19, 2017 / Michael Mountain
It's coming up five years since the movie Blackfish premiered at Sundance. How has the landscape changed for whales and dolphins in captivity? Jeff Beal, who composed the music for the … Read More
November 2, 2017 / Michael Mountain
Last week, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Whale Sanctuary Project presented a workshop at the conference of the Society for Marine Mammal Biology. The society’s conference is held every two years. … Read More
October 20, 2017 / Michael Mountain
Canada has taken another step toward retiring whales and dolphins from captivity in marine parks and aquariums. The Coastal First Nations of British Columbia are calling on senators to vote in favor … Read More
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