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Killer Whales

Killer Whale Attack Triggers Epic Dolphin 'Stampede'

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.21.2016 | Science

When dolphins breach from the sea, it's usually seen as playful behavior. This dolphin encounter, however, can only be described as purely terrifying....

SeaWorld Bows to Public Pressure

Helene Hesselager O'Barry | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Helene Hesselager O'Barry

Even though the decision to end captive breeding of orcas is a much-needed step in the right direction, the way that SeaWorld has presented its decision to the public and the media has been disingenuous. SeaWorld is bowing to consumer pressure to survive.

Is It Okay to Go Back to SeaWorld

Ric O’Barry | Posted 04.01.2016 | Green
Ric O’Barry

So is it okay to go back to SeaWorld again? I say, no. Not until an exit strategy for all dolphins is committed to by both parties. In the absence of this, it's just business as usual - and a cruel one at that.

SeaWorld Ends Orca Breeding: Experts Weigh In

Carl Safina | Posted 03.17.2016 | Green
Carl Safina

Lolita is living out her lonely existence in sub-standard solitary confinement in Florida at the Miami Seaquarium. Her particular situation is the lowest-hanging fruit in improving humane treatment for captive orcas.

SeaWorld Announces End To Its Orca Breeding Program

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

SeaWorld, together with the Humane Society of the United States, announced a landmark agreement Thursday to drastically alter practices at its theme p...

I Am Morgan - Stolen Freedom: Provocative Killer Whale Film Premiers in San Francisco

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 03.09.2016 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

I Am Morgan - Stolen Freedom is a provocative new film about the marine theme park industry. It gives the audience a glimpse -- be it ever so brief --...

UK Killer Whales Can't Be Saved

Stephanie Farnsworth | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Stephanie Farnsworth

While there have been ongoing discussions for several years now about whether to reintroduce wolves and lynxes into Scotland, little has been done to save currently threatened populations and this is most notably shown by the march to extinction that Scotland's orcas are embarked upon.

Whales in Captivity

Peter Neill | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

This controversy will continue, pitting commercial entertainment interests claiming educational and scientific purpose against animal rights organizations claiming commercialism and cruelty to animals.

SeaWorld Sues California Authorities Over Orca Breeding Ban

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Science

SAN DIEGO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - SeaWorld sued California authorities on Tuesday, seeking to overturn a decision that allows the San Diego theme park to ...

Third Whale This Year Dies At SeaWorld San Antonio

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.22.2015 | Science

An 18-year-old killer whale has died at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, marking the third time this has happened this year. Officials say the whale, U...

Why Steve-O is Going to Jail for a Whale

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

On December 9, Jackass star and daredevil Steve-O will voluntarily begin his 30-day sentence in a Los Angeles county jail. After his release, he'll then begin a three-year probation and be temporarily banned from Hollywood. And it's all because of a whale.

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 water...

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 whale e...

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 through...

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 costume, was one of ...

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
XPRIZE

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 Columbia earlie...