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Another orca dies in captivity

SeaWorld San Diego has announced the death of yet another orca held in captivity. According to reports Amaya, a six year old female orca died...
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Another captive orca tragedy as Morgan’s calf Ula dies

A young female orca in the wild may expect to live a long life in excess of 60 years. Loro Parque started keeping orcas in...
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Captive beluga dies shortly after transfer into US

Sadly, a beluga known as Havoc, one of five whales recently moved from MarineLand in Canada to Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, has died after just...
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Heavy Hearts for Southern Resident Orcas

While the Southern Residents have been spending less and less time in their traditional summer habitat, researchers have noted that the three pods in the...
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Beluga move update from the SEA LIFE Trust and WDC

We wanted to let you know that the planned move back into the wild sea sanctuary for belugas, Little White and Little Grey has had...
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Meet the 2021 WDC Interns!

Every spring and summer, we get to open up our office to interns from all over the world. These interns bring enthusiasm, passion, personal perspectives...
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Orca Month 2021 – We are Family

We have come to the end of another amazing Orca Action Month, and for the second year in a row we took the celebration online,...
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Rescuers search for orca family after saving stranded calf

According to New Zealand rescue organisation Whale Rescue, the orca was found alone at Porirua, near Wellington on Sunday morning. The rescue operation is being...
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Does social and racial justice have a place in saving whales?

The short answer is YES. The planet needs whales and whales need us, ALL of us, not just some of us. Whales have a very...