A great compilation of notable achievements in 2013.
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.
Ahhhh, read the wonderful story of a Whale staying by the side of a friend tangled in rope. Just makes me smile big time.
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has welcomed recent measures to protect deep-diving cetaceans from the potential effects of seismic survey noise. Read more…
This is an important step in the right direction.
The deaths of over 100 melon-headed whales, which stranded on the shores of a lagoon in northwest Madagascar in 2008, were likely primarily triggered by a form of sonar being deployed by an ExxonMobil survey vessel, according to a scientific review panel.
Musicians perform for Canada’s beluga whales. A troupe of 10 — including a contortionist and an opera singer — plans to put a series of summertime shows for thousands of beluga whales near the mouth of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba.
Get all the details and watch some previous musical experiment by some of the performing musicians.
Very interesting article and in-depth research about the right whales. It is on the sience news for kids website but you can read it as well. Enjoy a whale of a lesson.