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New population estimate deal another blow to critically endangered North Atlantic right whales

A new population estimate released by the New England Aquarium indicates the population of North...
Southern Resident Orcas

Northwest elected leaders to assess breaching the Snake River dams

Southern Resident orcas need Snake River salmon, and a new announcement from key elected officials...
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Joint response concerning “no apparent shortage of prey for Southern Resident killer whales” in the Salish Sea

October 14, 2021 On October 12, the University of British Columbia (UBC) issued a press...
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Alarming report raises worries for marine mammals held at the Miami Seaquarium

Leonardo Da Silva/Flickr A disturbing report on the conditions at the Miami Seaquarium from the...

Swiss tour operator to end promotion of captive dolphin facilities

A Swiss tour operator has announced that it is going to cease the promotion of dolphinariums and swim-with facilities in the next 18 months.

Hotelplan Switzerland is working with the local NGO, Oceancare to implement six measures across its travel brands that will also include producing a brochure for its clients with information on the issues associated with swim-with activities. While it will still be possible to book hotels that may hold dolphins, these will be flagged and staff trained to explain about the issues of keeping dolphins in captivity.

Find out more about the problems surrounding swimming with dolphins.