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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...

Vancouver Park Board votes to end whale and dolphin captivity at aquarium

WDC welcomes the news that the Vancouver Park Board voted unanimously last week to end whale and dolphin captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium. The Aquarium is situated in the city’s Stanley Park, which is run by the Park Board. 

The Aquarium had already said it no longer intended to keep whales or dolphins after 2029 but had announced plans in February to bring back a number of beluga whales currently on loan at other marine parks. This followed the unexplained deaths of the aquarium’s two remaining beluga whales last year. Three other species are held at the park – harbour porpoise, false killer whale and Pacific white-sided dolphin. A decision has still to be made on whether they can remain at the aquarium or will be moved.