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.
SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby explains slumping attendance as being due to “public perception issues.” But virtual reality shows are popular.
The Canadian Senate is currently considering an amendment that would make it illegal to keep whales or dolphins in captivity. Six team members of the Whale Sanctuary Project were invited to testify at hearings. You can watch the complete videos below. March 3rd, 2017: Lori Marino, President of the Whale Sanctuary Project President, and Hal…
It’s a tragic irony that Kyara, the last orca to be born at SeaWorld, died yesterday at the age of three months.
Two major news items today: First, the renowned conservationist Dr. Carl Safina has joined the board of the Whale Sanctuary Project. And we’re delighted to let you know that board member Charles Vinick has accepted the position of Executive Director.
Two members of the Whale Sanctuary Project team, Dr. Lori Marino and Charles Vinick, have been exploring coves and bays in this supremely beautiful region of Canada.
Five students from Norton Elementary School in Chicago sent this video postcard to our friend Steven Dunn, CEO of Munchkin, Inc., our major sponsor.
Merlin, a U.K. company that specializes in amusement parks, is looking to create a whale sanctuary off the coast of Iceland and to relocate three belugas there.
There’s another group of marine animals we should remember on World Oceans Day: those who belong in the oceans but who are held, instead, in concrete tanks.
Vancouver Aquarium claims that life in a concrete tank is safer and better than a seaside sanctuary. Our response:
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What’s the difference between a sanctuary and a zoo? In this short video, Dr. Lori Marino explains what to look for.
The Vancouver Park Board has voted in favor of amending a bylaw that would effectively prevent any new whales, dolphins and porpoises from being kept on display at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Canadian Senate hearing on making the keeping of healthy whales in dolphins a criminal offense.
Munchkin, beloved by parents for its unique products for babies and children, has pledged a $300,000 matching donation to The Whale Sanctuary Project.