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Image: Peter Flood

Biden Administration Sinks Emergency Petition to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

Image: Peter Flood For Immediate Release, January 20, 2023 WASHINGTON- The National Marine Fisheries Service...
A whale swims underwater while white text to the left of the whale says "AmazonSmile does make an impact to charities"

Amazon Announces End of AmazonSmile Program

Amazon announced on January 19th, 2023 that it is ending its AmazonSmile donation program by...
An orca lies in the surf as people look at it.

Orca Found Dead on Florida Beach

Credit: Flagler County Sheriff's Office On January 11th, a 21-foot-long female orca died after stranding...
A fluke of a North Atlantic right whale lifts out of the water

WDC Fights Back as Maine Delegation Strips Protections for Endangered Whales

Image credit: Peter Flood UPDATE: On December 29th, 2022, President Biden signed the omnibus appropriations...

SeaWorld San Diego visitors down again

SeaWorld’s marine park in San Diego was the only one of North America’s top 20 most-visited theme parks to see a decline in attendance figures in 2015 according to the latest industry report.

While the average growth for other attractions was nearly 6%, the San Diego park saw its number drop by 7%. Its sister park in Orlando, Florida faired little better, with numbers up just 2%.

Having announced at the end of last year that it would phase out orca shows in San Diego, SeaWorld announced in March that it would no longer breed from the orcas it holds in captivity. WDC and others are now calling for the company to provide more suitable habitats for the remaining orcas.