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Southern Resident Orcas

Northwest elected leaders to assess breaching the Snake River dams

Southern Resident orcas need Snake River salmon, and a new announcement from key elected officials...
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Joint response concerning “no apparent shortage of prey for Southern Resident killer whales” in the Salish Sea

October 14, 2021 On October 12, the University of British Columbia (UBC) issued a press...
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Alarming report raises worries for marine mammals held at the Miami Seaquarium

Leonardo Da Silva/Flickr A disturbing report on the conditions at the Miami Seaquarium from the...
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Shocking footage of captive orca butting head against wall

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals Distressing scenes have recently emerged from Marineland in Ontario where Kiska, the...

Wild killer whales to be held captive in winter Olympics host city

WDC has received information that two of a group of wild-caught killer whales being held near Vladivostok will soon to be flown across Russia to the dolphinarium in Sochi, which is also host city for the 2014 winter Olympics.

Narnia - captured orca in RussiaThese will be the first orcas ever displayed in public in Russia and the dolphinarium will be hoping to make money during the Olympics by holding them captive.  Sadly, these two orcas will have to endure a stressful journey, flying across seven time zones, some 7,427 kilometres (4,614 miles) to spend the rest of what remains of their lives in a small tank.