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A Southern Resident killer whale leaps into the air. The Southern Residents are an endangered population of fish-eating killer whales. Credit: NOAA

Southern Resident Orcas Receive Oregon Endangered Species Protections

February 16, 2024 - Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Brady...
Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01

Critically endangered whale dies due to inaction of Biden administration

Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken...
© Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit 24359. Funded by NOAA Fisheries and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead off Georgia’s coast

February 13, 2024 - On February 13, a North Atlantic right whale was reported dead...
#5120 not entangled in July 2021 
© Gine Lonati, University of New Brunswick. Taken under DFO Canada Sara Permit

Entanglement rope of North Atlantic right whale identified

On February 14th, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced it had identified the fishing...

SeaWorld announces management shake-up

SeaWorld has announced a number of changes to its management, including the replacement of two top executives.

For the past few years the marine park operator has been struggling to cope with the backlash caused by the success of the documentary film, Blackfish, released in 2013.

Falling revenues and attendances, along with changing attitudes regarding the keeping of whales and dolphin in captive facilities, have forced the company to undertake a review of its operations. 

The two executives being replaced are its chief parks operations officer and chief zoological officer.

Find out more about the fate of orcas in captivity and orcas held at SeaWorld.