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WDC2023-007 NMLC Release (16)

Seal Rescued in Marshfield Released Back Into The Wild

For Immediate Release, May 31, 2023 PLYMOUTH, MA - A young male grey seal that...

Norway ups whale kill numbers and removes whale welfare protections

The whaling season in Norway has begun on the back of disturbing announcements from the...
Image taken from an unmanned hexacopter at >100ft during a research collaboration between NOAA/SWFSC, SR3 and the Coastal Ocean Research Institute. Research authorized by NMFS permit #19091.

Southern Resident orca petition to list them under Oregon Endangered Species Act advanced

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted today to advance a petition seeking to protect...
Hysazu Photography

WDC and Conservation Partners Continue to Seek Oregon Endangered Species Protection for Southern Resident Orcas

On Friday, April 21st, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will determine whether the petition...

Health of captive orcas in doubt after marine park is hit by flooding

Floods that have devastated parts of the south of France over the weekend have also caused substantial damage to Europe’s largest marine theme park (see french news video below).

Tanks holding orcas at Marineland in Antibes have reportedly been polluted after filling with muddy flood waters and electrical supplies in the area have also been affected, raising fears for the survival of the marine mammals there.

Marineland was in the news recently when, Freya (pictured), a female orca died after spending almost her entire life in captivity.

More on the fate of orcas in captivity

Freya, orca at Marineland in Antibes

(Photo © Orca Aware)