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Captive Orca Nakai Dies at SeaWorld San Diego

credit: SeaWorld San Diego An orca has died while in captivity at SeaWorld San Diego....
A fluke of a North Atlantic right whale lifts out of the water

Federal Proposal Aims to Protect Endangered Right Whales From Ship Strikes

For Immediate Release, July 29, 2022 WASHINGTON- The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a rule...
Common bottlenose dolphin

100 bottlenose dolphins hunted in Faroe Islands

This morning, (July 29th), 100 bottlenose dolphins were killed in Skálafjörður on the Faroe Islands. The...
North Atlantic right whale. Photo by Regina Asmutis-Sylvia

Update on Snow Cone – Critically Endangered Right Whale Who Gave Birth Despite Chronic Entanglement

July 2022 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada has reported that Snow Cone was spotted on...

Former orca trainer’s book enters New York Times bestsellers list

The acclaimed new book “Beneath the Surface” by former SeaWorld trainer, John Hargrove, has reached second position in the New York Times (animal) bestsellers list just two weeks after its release in the US.

In the book Hargrove talks about his time at the marine park and how he became increasingly concerned at the treatment of the orcas held there and whether they were suitable for a life in confinement. Eventually he left the company and has since become a leading advocate for bringing orca captivity to an end. He was also featured in the award-winning documentary film, Blackfish.

Beneath the Surface will be released in the UK in June though advanced orders can be made.