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Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

Theme park report reveals SeaWorld visitor decline

SeaWorld saw a significant drop in its visitor numbers in 2014, according to a new industry report released today.

The highly-respected annual TEA/AECOM 2014 Theme Index and Museum Index report reveals that SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment saw its visitor numbers drop by 4.3% or 1 million visitors. In North America, its parks in Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California, saw numbers down 8% and 12% respectively.

While its competitors have been opening new attractions, SeaWorld continues to struggle with the negative publicity resulting from the documentary film Blackfish and its ongoing display of orcas in captivity.