More than 350 scientists and conservationists from 40 countries are calling for global action to protect whales, dolphins, and porpoises from extinction. In a letter, the global coalition of scientists and conservationists warn that more than half of all living cetacean species now have a concerning conservation status: 13 species are “Critically Endangered” or “Endangered,” […]
They are creatures who always seem to have a smile on their faces. And now, two beluga whales are sure to be feeling much happier thanks to British charity the Sea Life Trust. The whales, called Little Grey and Little White, have been freed from captivity in China to swim in the sea for the […]
An exhaustive new study estimates, habitat suitable to narwhals could shrink by a staggering twenty-five percent by century’s end. Thanks to manmade climate change, their watery home is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth. And, in a scant few decades, sea-ice, so vital to their survival, could be gone altogether during Arctic summers. Narwhals […]
COLOMBO — For Nilantha Kodithuwakku, a naturalist involved in whale and dolphin-watching operations, it’s always a spectacular scene to witness pods of playful dolphins jumping and spinning in the air. But occasionally the scene he encounters is of dolphin carcasses, either floating or washed ashore, with the tail flukes missing.Charles Anderson, a marine biologist based […]
In June 2019, Canada passed The Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act (Bill S-203). This law makes “it illegal to hold any cetacean in captivity, for reasons other than rehabilitation and scientific research. Breeding or trading reproductive materials of whales and dolphins will also be prohibited. Any breach of this ban carries fines […]
It’s been widely known for some time now that cetaceans do not belong in captivity. Marine mammals like whales and dolphins are incredibly intelligent and highly social animals that belong in the wild with their pods. Like all other captive wild animals, their health is also negatively affected and deteriorates when in captivity. In the […]
Orcas dream We dream of oceans, Not swimming pools. Where we can live by Our own, Not human Rules. We dream of our pods. Our unbreakable bonds, That spread over the seas, And far beyond. Happy world orca every day as we send props to these giant dolphins!!!
While the world continues to turn against keeping whales and dolphins in captivity, animal advocates are hopeful Canada will be next to make it illegal following a crucial vote to pass legislation that will ban the practice. The legislation, Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act (S-203), would effectively phase out captivity by banning […]