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SeaWorld San Diego Claims They're Going to End Killer Whale Shows for New Image: But Are They Really Going to do this?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 11.11.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Many remain skeptical of SeaWorld San Diego's comprehensive plan and it is still not clear what other SeaWorld parks in Orlando and San Antonio are planning to do.

SeaWorld Doesn't Seem To Understand Its Business Is Over

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.09.2015 | Science

The shift was sudden. One day, SeaWorld's bleachers were full. Many Americans held fond memories of watching killer whales belly-flop gallons of wate...

SeaWorld San Diego Is Getting Rid Of Its Killer Whale Show

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.10.2015 | Science

SeaWorld San Diego will say goodbye to its killer whale show sometime next year. The park plans to replace it with a more "informative" killer...

Newborn Orca 'Baby Boom' Depends Upon Our Breaching Deadbeat Dams

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Brenda Peterson

What can we offer these orca families to commemorate their newborns after three years of heart-breaking losses of their calves? We can finally make good our government promises by tearing down the Snake River dams and help nourish orcas with the Chinook salmon they need to thrive.

SeaWorld: Another Perspective on the Fate of Its Whales

Jordan Schaul | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Jordan Schaul

The sentience and intelligence of killer whales is profound. This is why the notion of releasing marine park animals into nature or seaside sanctuarie...

WATCH: Killer Whale Boots Seal 80 Feet High

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.01.2015 | Weird News

Did the killer whale get its infamous nickname by flinging innocent seals through the air? An amazing video shows a Superman-esque seal flying...

Calif. Agency Bans Captive Orca Breeding At SeaWorld

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business

"It's cool to see them, but it's not the right thing to do," said 10-year-old Zoey Lambe-Hommel.  Zoey, dressed in a killer whale costu...

A Breakthrough Agreement on Sonar Safeguards for Whales and Our Oceans

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Since 1994, the NRDC has prosecuted a series of federal lawsuits to persuade the Navy to adopt -- and its federal regulator the National Marine Fisheries Service to require -- common sense safeguards for the protection of whales and other marine life from unnecessary harm.

Those Dammed Salmon -- Set them Free!

Leda Huta | Posted 09.09.2015 | Green
Leda Huta

The one most important thing that we can do to set them free, free to provide this incredible, abundant resource for us and for the creatures with whom we share this planet, is to take down some dams that no longer serve our communities. And with well over 75,000 dams across America, there are a good number that fall into that category.

Humpback Whales Intervene in Killer Whale Attacks on a Baby Gray Whale, and Save Seals

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

How does a 45 ton whale manage to rescue a 300 pound seal? Or drive off a pack of hungry orcas in an attempt to save a baby of a different species? The following two incidents reveal how humpback whales did both of those things, adding a whole new meaning to the phrase "gentle giants.'

Hungry, Hungry Whales

Leda Huta | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Leda Huta

Orcas can be found in oceans across the world. Though they're beloved, the orcas that live off our U.S. Pacific coastline -- the Southern Resident Killer Whales -- are endangered.

We Need Our Mighty Rivers to Save Salmon...And Whales

Leda Huta | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Leda Huta

Did you know that birds, amphibians, and even insects consume salmon carcasses and eggs? Salmon are so connected that they benefit plants, even vineyard grapes. How, you ask? It's all about their journey.

SnotBot: Going Where no Drone has Gone Before

XPRIZE | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact

What do drones, Sir Patrick Stewart, and whales have in common? They're all part of a Kickstarter project aimed at launching a new way to study whales, and ultimately the health of the ocean.

This Baby Whale Jumping For Joy Is Totally How We Feel On A Friday

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.27.2015 | Good News

It looks like this delightful whale is living her best life.  J50, a 6-month-old baby orca, was playing in the Salish Sea near British ...

SeaWorld Cited Over For Orca Worker Safety Issues

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green

SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld — whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, ...

Under The SeaWorld

Jure Klepic | Posted 04.22.2015 | Books
Jure Klepic

What would you do if you were forced to bury secrets about your life and your very being deep inside your soul for years and years? How would you feel if the only job you had ever wanted and known turned out to have a very dark side?

Washington State Mulls Ban On Killer Whale Capture

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman Feb 5 (Reuters) - Washington state senators held a hearing on Thursday to consider banning the increasingly controv...

Killer Whale At Miami Facility To Get Endangered Protections

AP | By PHUONG LE | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A captive killer whale that has been performing for decades at the Miami Seaquarium deserves the same protection as a small populatio...

WATCH: These Wild Orcas Don't Need A Tank To Put On A Show

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green

Who needs SeaWorld when you have wild and healthy killer whales as friendly as these guys? Last week, a pod of five orcas unwittingly made Rich Ger...

What SeaWorld Should Do

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

SeaWorld's value as a business on the stock market has gone way way down. Well, SeaWorld, now that we have your attention...

Puget Sound Killer Whale Calf Presumed Dead

AP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington o...

SeaWorld Won't Fight OSHA Citation Any Longer

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a...

Killer Whale Throws Sea Lion 20 Feet In Air

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

With a flick of its tail, a killer whale provided a whale of a tale for those aboard a fishing boat in Alaska recently. The orca chased down a sea ...

Struggling SeaWorld To Improve Conditions For Killer Whales

AP | By MARLEY JAY | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger en...

SeaWorld And Southwest Airlines To End Partnership

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies...