WDC has signed on to an open letter calling for SeaWorld to follow their legal obligations under the US National Marine Fisheries Service to release Tilikum’s full necropsy (animal autopsy). This also applies to his offspring and grand-offspring, including Kyara, the last orca calf to be born at SeaWorld, who died in July.
SeaWorld's latest financial figures have seen the marine park operator reveal a $175m loss in the second quarter of 2017.
William Shatner, the actor who famously played Captain Kirk in the cult TV series, Star Trek has urged a Norwegian Cruise Line to stop offering its passenger the opportunity to swim with dolphins on their themed ‘Star Trek: The Cruise voyage’ trips.
Mexico’s Legislative Assembly has taken a significant step in the right direction regarding dolphin captivity in the country by announcing a ban on dolphin shows and dolphin assisted therapy in the Federal District of Mexico.
The last orca to be born in captivity at SeaWorld has died after being treated in an animal hospital for signs of pneumonia, the marine park has announced.
Good news from China where a rough-toothed dolphin that was found stranded in May has been successfully released back into the wild in Zhuhai in Guangdong Province.
Two indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins have been returned to the wild in off Jeju Island in South Korea, 20 years after being illegally captured.
In April, local authorities led by mayor Park Wan-soon ruled that the dolphins, Geumdeung and Daepo, must be released. Since then, they have undergone a rehabilition programme to prepare them for life in the wild. It is hoped they will join up with a local population of around 100 other dolphins.
Last month, we reported on the devastating death of Jun Jun, a female captive beluga whale at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, who was part of our project to develop the world’s first sanctuary for belugas.
Georgia Aquarium recently announced the pregnancy of a young beluga whale held at their facility. Qinu, just shy of 10 years old, was born in 2008 at SeaWorld San Antonio, and is expected to give birth to her first calf in late fall. The last beluga calf born at the Georgia Aquarium died after less than a month, and