Proposal of Ban on Orcas in Captivity

Read about a new proposal to ban holding orcas in captivity. The bill would make it illegal to “hold in captivity, or use, a wild-caught or captive-bred orca for performance or entertainment purposes.”

Yes, Blackfish continues to ripple the waters of SeaWorld.

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Yangtze Finless Porpoise Nearly Extinct

Sad news about the world’s only freshwater porpoise. The latest survey shows a startling decline to near extinction. It is the only one cetacean species to be found in the Yangtze river, which has turned into a busy channel with heavy boat traffic.

Read more about this critically endangered cetaecans.

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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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Frontline’s ‘A Whale Of A Business’ Finally Airs On YouTube

It’s been 15 years since the documentary was first released in November 1997, but it is still considered one of the most telling exposures of the captive marine mammal industry. It is a must-see video for everybody. Captivity is not an option!

Read an article about it with further links.

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Tracking Endangered Dolphins With Drones

Hi-tech silent drones could be used to fish out the whereabouts of the elusive and endangered Maui’s dolphins. The quest to save Maui’s dolphins has been at the centre of a controversial law change that will see an existing set-net ban extended along the entire Taranaki coastline, affecting the commercial fishing industry, which catches most of its fish within the 3.7km ban zone. Another article suggests that the outcome will show that no dolphins are endangered and the ban will be lifted again in no time.

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Urgent Call to Sea Shepherd Supporters

Captain Paul Watson | Sea Sherpherd

Photo: Barbara Veiga

Help Save Captain Watson from Extradition to Costa Rica! Show your support for Captain Watson by contacting the Federal Minister of Justice in Berlin, Germany. Let her know that the warrant for Captain Watson’s arrest is politically motivated and thus should be ignored by the German government. Only international support  can set Captain Watson free, and keep him from the possibility of facing an unfair trial in Costa Rica.

Go to the Sea Shephard Website and take action.

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