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In the Wake of Blackfish -- Is it Time to Retire the Last Killer Whale Whose Capture Was Shown in the Film?

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 12.29.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

Only 14 percent of people who viewed Blackfish would choose to take their families to SeaWorld, signifying that the time has come to consider alternatives for the intelligent animals that are kept in theme parks for amusement.

Blackfish and Keiko: The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy

Theresa Demarest | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Theresa Demarest

It is our first hope that folks will watch BLACKFISH. Probably for the first time they will understand in a most graphic way the problems inherent in keeping these orcas captive.

You Haven't Seen This Much Tail Since 'Free Willy'

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

A large pod of orcas were spotted making their way through Active Pass, just off the shores of Galiano Island in British Columbia. This pod just keeps...

On the Trail of the Whales: All at Sea

Doreen Walton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

Humpbacks sizes of buses frolic close by. The two-year-old spots a mother and baby orca jumping together, splashing silver from their black and white uniforms. Beautiful. Then, an adult orca comes straight for the boat.

Is It Time to End Animal Slavery? The Real Story Behind the SeaWorld Whale Machine

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Nancy Colier

If you have ever or ever intend to visit a SeaWorld-type theme park, or if you just care about the wellbeing of other creatures who share our earth, Blackfish should be mandatory viewing.

Ancient 'Super-Croc' Had Strange Eating Strategy, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

New research by scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland reveals that prehistoric crocodiles--long thought to be practically unchanged fr...

PHOTOS: Swimming With Sharks In Cocos Island

Sandra Larriva | Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel
Sandra Larriva

Jacques Cousteau, who visited Cocos numerous times, proclaimed it "the most beautiful island in the world." Visit it if you dare, knowing that you will never see the ocean the same way again.

Labor Department Fires Warning Shot At Animal Entertainment Industry

David Kirby | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
David Kirby

OSHA's obligation is to protect all employees against any unnecessary risks. And if that means putting a physical barrier between human workers and potentially lethal animals, the Feds are saying so be it.

Dave Jamieson

Judge Rules Against SeaWorld Over Whale Trainer's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

"Are the emotions inspired by the grandeur of humans interacting with killer whales worth the dangers created by the interactions?" That was the qu...

LOOK: Video, Pictures Of Rare White Orca Released

Posted 04.23.2012 | Green

A team of scientists from Russia is preparing for an expedition to track down a rare all-white killer whale that hasn't been seen since it was spotted...

WATCH: Penguin, Sea Lion Play Desperate Game Of Cat-And-Mouse

Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Science

Will the poor little penguin get away--or wind up inside the sea lion's belly? It's an obvious question for viewers of a video showing a gripping s...

PHOTOS: On The Lookout For Galápagos Wildlife

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 04.24.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

With few natural predators, the wildlife here has never had reason to fear visitors, so they go about their normal routines in the presence of humans.

Video Of Sex-Doll-Turned-Orca-Whale Censored

Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts

While yes, sometimes nudity is pornographic and inappropriate, there are a number of situations where nudity is a natural state to be celebrated in ar...

Killer Whale Sent To Spanish Amusement Park Despite Activist Resistance

AP | By TOBY STERLING | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green

AMSTERDAM -- A plane carrying a young killer whale has departed the Netherlands Tuesday afternoon heading for a Spanish amusement park after conservat...

Alaska Vets Say Dead Killer Whale Was Pregnant

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Veterinarians said Wednesday that a killer whale that baffled biologists after swimming up a river in Alaska and remaining i...

Killer Whale Mimics Boat Sounds

Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

Meet Luna, a remarkable whale. Separated from his family when he was just two years old, this orca whale lived alone off the coast of Vancouver Is...

Ryan Reynolds and The Whale

David Kirby | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
David Kirby

By now, most people have heard of the feature film Dolphin Tale, but there is another true dolphin story out there worth seeing, a remarkable film called The Whale.

Was Killer Whale Hit By Boat – Or Is She Pregnant?

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Weird News

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. -- Is a killer whale in northwest Washington's San Juan Islands behaving lethargically because she was hit by a boat – or i...

Death At Loro Parque: The Risks Of Killer Whale Entertainment

Tim Zimmermann | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Tim Zimmermann

Dawn Brancheau was the first SeaWorld trainer killed by a killer whale. But she wasn't the first trainer killed by a SeaWorld killer whale.

With Love To Seamus, Lucinda, and Leonard: A Conversation With Matthew Ryan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

He has been compared to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, yet the very prolific singer-songwriter Matthew Ryan has eluded pop stardom.

Dawn Brancheau: Killed SeaWorld Trainer's Family Seeks To Quash Video Of Brancheau's Death

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The family of Dawn Brancheau, the Indiana native and whale trainer who was killed by an orca on February 24, is seeking to suppress a video tape of Br...

Trainer Killed In Freak Accident At SeaWorld Had Local Ties

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Schererville, Ind. - A family from Indiana is waiting for more answers about a freak accident at SeaWorld in Orlando that killed their sister. The c...