Research conducted over the past 40 years on marine mammals in the wild, especially whales and dolphins, has shown that they truly are our counterparts in the sea.
They are to the sea what we are to the land—intelligent, social, with language and play, capable of learning, and with populations stretching from pole to pole.
Ocean Futures Society is dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of these magnificent animals and to sharing what we continue to learn about them, including the challenges they face, too often from our own species.
To Take Action please:
- Voice your opinion to President Obama to keep his pre-election promise to "ensure the U.S provides leadership in enforcing wildlife protection agreements, including strengthening the international ban on commercial whaling."
Photo: During the filming of “Call of the Killer Whale,” Jean-Michel Cousteau and the OFS team assisted in the successful rescue of a stranded orca, which we named Rakey, in New Zealand. It has been shown that orca who strand and are quickly treated and released can survive in the wild and even thrive. ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED