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:
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.
A feature story in Hakai magazine describes the Whale Sanctuary Project as “Luxury Living for Retired Whales.”
In an interview for National Geographic, Whale Sanctuary Project President Lori Marino explains why orcas experience greater stress in marine parks and aquariums than any other species.
A middle-school teacher testifies to the Vancouver Park Board over whether beluga whales should be kept in captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium.
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Munchkin is donating all proceeds from its sales this weekend to The Whale Sanctuary Project in memory of Tilikum.
This morning, SeaWorld Orlando has announced that Tilikum had passed away from a serious lung infection.
Site selection news … International Conference on the Captive Dolphin Industry … “Unlocking the Cage” movie … Advisor spotlight … Captain Michael Parks and Captain Skip Lahti