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Clear WDC’s Amazon Wishlist for Giving Tuesday

The holiday season is knocking on our doors and Giving Tuesday is coming up soon!...
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Speaking truth to power – my week giving whales a voice

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting is where governments come together to make decisions about whaling...
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Spout Spotters: Boater Safety Around Whales Online Course Launches

After countless hours behind the computer, bountiful snacks, and a few stress relieving walks with...
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Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...
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Stream to Sea: Orca Action Month 2022

This June was an exceptionally busy and exciting Orca Month, starting with a somewhat surprising...
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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...

It’s Time To Breach The Snake River Dams

The Snake River dams were controversial even before they were built.  While they were still...
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Five Facts About Orcas

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are one of the most recognizable and popular species...

Baby Beluga, oh, baby Beluga

“Baby beluga in the deep blue sea, swim so wild and you swim so free…”

 Baby belugas stay with mom for a long time in the wild, nursing for up to two years and continuing to associate with them for many years after.  Adult belugas are highly social and form groups consisting of a few to hundreds of individuals.

 Captive breeding programs have not been successful in captivity, with a survival rate of less than 50%.  The calves that survive are shipped between oceanaria to supplement captive stocks, separated from their mothers and forced into artificially formed social groups.

 This week, WDC is asking Georgia Aquarium sponsor Coca-Cola to extend their family focus to belugas.  Last week, AT&T removed comments from their Facebook page (good job!), so now we’re going straight to the source with a direct email to Coke to let them know:

Coca-Cola, you strive to protect the Arctic for polar bears – protect it for all species, and protect the species that live there! Say NO to sponsoring the Georgia Aquarium! Wild Russian belugas don’t belong in captive US tanks!”

 

Check back next week for a new beluga fact & another action alert, and thank you for helping keep belugas safe and free!