Nearly extinct vaquita mothers with calves spotted in recent expeditions

Nearly extinct vaquita mothers with calves spotted in recent expeditions

There may be a glimmer of hope for the extremely rare vaquita porpoise, the world’s smallest cetacean, a group that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. The vaquita is also the most threatened marine mammal in the world, nearly extinct because of entanglement in fishing nets. The latest expeditions to survey the mammal in the northern […]

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TripAdvisor Will No Longer Sell Tickets to Dolphin or Whale Attractions

TripAdvisor has announced it will no longer sell tickets to major attractions that import or breed captive dolphins and whales for entertainment. This update will affect major attractions including SeaWorld. Animal activists consider this a win. TripAdvisor created an animal welfare policy in 2016 and this is its latest update. Both the company and Viator, […]

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Suspected totoaba poachers shot by authorities in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez

Suspected totoaba poachers shot by authorities in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez

Three suspected totoaba poachers were reportedly shot yesterday by Mexican marines following a confrontation over illegal gillnets that had been confiscated. According to local news outlet Fronteras, the governor of the Mexican state of Baja California, Francisco Vega, has confirmed that three people were injured in a shootout between suspected poachers and Mexican marines early […]

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POLL: Should Canada Ban Whale and Dolphin Captivity?

POLL: Should Canada Ban Whale and Dolphin Captivity?

After years of delays, animal advocates are again hopeful that Canadian lawmakers will move to pass legislation banning whale and dolphin captivity. The legislation, Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act (S-203), would effectively phase out captivity by banning captive breeding, imports, exports and live captures of all whales, dolphins and porpoises in Canada, […]

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