The Blackfish Effect

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 documentary, has put together this short video including several of the people who appear in the film and were once trainers at SeaWorld. They talk…

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Sylvia Earle & Jean-Michel Cousteau Join the Team

A big welcome to two new members of our Advisory Committee: Sylvia Earle and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Marine biologist, explorer, author and lecturer Sylvia Earle is a tireless advocate for the oceans and all marine life. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998. She was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National…

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A Whale and Her Family

Following the death of Kasatka yesterday, SeaWorld wrote that she was part of “our orca family.” But Kasatka was never part of their family. Rather, she was taken away from her real family off the coast of Iceland in 1978 when she was about a year old – still just a baby.

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RENOWNED MARINE CONSERVATIONIST DR. CARL SAFINA JOINS BOARD OF WHALE SANCTUARY PROJECT

Executive and ocean policy specialist Charles Vinick to serve as executive director SANTA BARBARA, CA—July 19, 2017— Conservationist and author Carl Safina hopes to help write a new chapter in the care of captive whales, joining forces with The Whale Sanctuary Project to establish the first permanent whale sanctuary in North America. “I am honored…

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