Right to Life for Dolphins and Whales

Atlantic Spotted DolphinMalibu is the first American city to protect cetaceans! Malibu City Council proclaimed all cetaceans have the right to life.

A very informative blogpost from Dr Reese Halter. She is a well-known broadcaster, biologist, educator and author of The Insatiable Bark Beetle.

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Protest Against New Captive Dolphins Program

Forty-five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are opposing a proposed marine mammal facility at Blackbeards Cay in the Bahamas. Read more…

reEarth and Bahamas Freedom Alliance is petitioning the Minister responsible for Marine Mammal issues in The Bahamas for governmental support in preventing any future dolphin facilities in The Bahamas. More details on the petition can be found at Care2.org and on the Bahamas Freedom Alliance Facebook page.

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Ban All Dolphin Shows in the EU

Atlantic Spotted Dolphins BiminiOn June 28, in the European Union’s de facto capital, cetacean advocates are planning a demonstration to request the complete ban of all dolphin shows in the EU. In attendance will be former dolphin trainer — turned activist, Ric O’Barry. Read more…

Make the European Union a dolphinarium-free zone. Support the WDC.

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Cetacean Life in Scottish Waters

Atlantic Spotted DolphinThe seas off western Scotland contain a remarkably high level of biodiversity and are one of the most important European habitats for cetaceans.

In 2013 the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) will conduct a survey to monitor population numbers and compile data on the cetacean population. Very informative article with surprising facts.

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Keyboard with Dolphin Sounds

Atlantic Spotted Dolphins BiminiMore on dolphin language. The well-known Denise Herzing has given a TED Talk about the language abilities of dolphins. In her session titled “Do they have a language? If so, what are they talking about?” she shared her research in communicating with dolphins.

Read this TED blog post about the development of a wearable keyboard to communicate with the dolphins. Visit her website to find more information about her work.

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