Marine Mammals

Freedom for Orcas

March 10, 2014
Orca Photo: Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society I congratulate California for its leadership in addressing this issue. A California state legislator has proposed a new bill, AB 2140 that would ban the captivity of killer whales for entertainment in California. This is landmark legislation calling for comprehensive improvement to orca protection laws in California ...

Call to Freedom

October 17, 2013
Dogwoof_Documentary_Blackfish_Quad_New_1600_1200_85_0_0.jpg But one way or another, we are totally responsible for the care and wellbeing of all captive orcas for the rest of their lives, especially those born into captivity ...

Thank You Ocean Report with Jean-Michel Cousteau

February 22, 2013
Orca photograph by Carrie Vonderhaar Thank You Ocean talks with Jean-Michel Cousteau, who says that people and orcas share surprising similarities ...

Countdown to a Final Chance at Freedom - Morgan

October 16, 2012
MorganI know there are many issues competing for our attention now, but there are only moments until Morgan’s court case. The countdown to the determination of her fate is ticking. The time is NOW to act ...

Yet Another Captive Killer Whale Injury

October 8, 2012
NakaiI’m sadden to learn of the recent injury sustained by Nakai, an 11 year-old captive orca at SeaWorld California ...

Sad Day for Morgan

December 6, 2011
MorganIn as much as these past few days have been very sad for Morgan, the young orca rescued off the coast of the Netherlands; I am not giving up ...

Update: Morgan

October 13, 2011
MorganIt is with great sadness that we inform you that Morgan, the young orca rescued off the coast of the Netherlands, will not be given a chance to swim free with her native pod ...

A Chance at Freedom

July 28, 2011
MorganI have been following the case of the young orca, Morgan, with particular interest. Morgan was captured on June 23, 2010 by the Dolphinarium Harderwijk off the north coast of the Netherlands—a rare event since no orcas have been sighted in the area since 1947 ...

The Death of a Captive Orca

October 7, 2010
A pod of (non captive) Orca cruise the Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia I wonder how many killer whales will have to endure our selfish behavior of putting them in an artificial setting before we realize enough is enough. The most recent death happened just this past Monday when Kalina, a young 25-year-old female, died unexpectedly, the third killer whale to die in captivity in the past four months ...

Welcome to the Family: A Young Orca is Named Cousteau

Welcome to the L-pod family, “little” Cousteau, L113We just received the exciting news of a very welcome baby Orca, L113, who has now survived her first winter, making her chances of survival much greater and so she can now be officially named. The new name for L113 is Cousteau! Welcome to the L-pod family, “little” Cousteau ...
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