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Cetaceans

6 Things You Need To Know About Whale Watching

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green

There's a right way to go whale watching and there's a wrong way to go whale watching. If your tour boat bumps into a whale in the open ocean and the ...

Cousteau and World Cetacean Alliance Making a Splash

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

If we are going to change the world to save ourselves, we have to save the ocean; and if we are going to save the ocean we have to start by saving the cetaceans. We have to protect their habitat and ensure that all marine life can thrive, so that we can too.

Love Requires Action

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Suza Scalora

As Dr. Reiss pointed out, dolphins too exhibit empathy. But, where is our empathy for them? Are we afraid to feel another's pain, because ultimately it triggers our own pain?

SeaWorld's IPO and the Third Question of Conscience

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Would you buy a conflict diamond, purchase a slave, or bank dividends from Auschwitz? Of course you wouldn't -- those are all questions of conscience...

Strikes, Bites and Blood: The Graphic Case for Releasing Morgan, the Wild-Born Orca, from Captivity

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

For the young female orca known as Morgan, the brutal bullying by the other orcas at Loro Parque is the sad reality she faces for the rest of her life unless a court in the Netherlands intervenes.

Free Morgan: The Ocean Wants Her Orca Back

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Morgan's time in captivity doesn't preclude her from being retrained to live back in the wild, but as her court case lingers longer and longer, each day of delay condemns her to a life that is not life.

NEW POLL: Only 1-in-4 Americans Support Orca Captivity

David Kirby | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green
David Kirby

A new poll just out this morning, the first-ever survey of US public opinion on attitudes toward keeping killer whales in captivity, does not bear good news for the marine mammal industry, and in particular SeaWorld.

Do My Eyes Deceive Me? A Captain's View of Dolphin Health in the Gulf

Lori DeAngelis | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Lori DeAngelis

Dolphins are the ocean's most intelligent creatures, and they are not so different from us. As we have struggled to survive the economic impacts of the BP disaster, dolphins too are under increasing stress to provide food for their families.

Scientists Discover Weird Sensory Organ That Helps Whales Survive

Posted 05.23.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/23/2012 01:11 PM EDT on LiveScience Whales that feed by taking big gulps of the ocean...

The Case for Non-Human Personhood Rights

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.12.2012 | Science
Eric Michael Johnson

This is not as radical an idea as it may sound. The law is fully capable of making and unmaking "persons" in the strictly legal sense. But that would be unlikely to happen with whales, dolphins, or even great apes.

Of Books, Boycotts, and Killer Whales

David Kirby | Posted 04.21.2012 | Books
David Kirby

My new book about killer whales in captivity -- Death at SeaWorld -- does not hit stores for another five months, and already there are two online petitions (here is one) to boycott the title and urge booksellers and the media to ignore and reject the book.

Director Dan Stone Brings The Battle to Save The Whales to Us

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Stone discusses his documentary At The Edge of The World, screened tonight at the HBO Theatre. It's the true story of a David-like struggle to stop the unnecessary and egregious hunting of whales.