Could whale-watching replace whaling in Japan?
The newly created Japan Whale and Dolphin Watching Council will promote marine mammal eco-tourism, offering a lucrative alternative as Japan loses its taste for hunting wild cetaceans.
A California lawmaker will introduce a bill on Friday that would make orca shows illegal — one that is specifically meant to affect the 10 captive orcas at SeaWorld San Diego, the only California facility that has whales.
Sea Shepherd locate whaling fleet within sanctuary
Conservation group claims the Japanese were hunting illegally within the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
Pilot whales trapped in Everglades now heading back to sea
Pilot whales are prone to stranding themselves more often due to the potential of an entire pod following one sick whale.
Film shows why captive whales turn killers
The controversial ‘Blackfish’ documentary makes its TV debut on CNN, revealing the truth behind the SeaWorld tragedy. In an interview with MNN, the film’s producer explains the plight of animals in entertainment and her hopes for a new kind of amusement park.
Sonar blamed for mass stranding of whales
Scientists eliminated disease, toxins, vessel strikes and storm conditions as potential culprits for the rash of beached whales in Madagascar.
Whale ear wax (you heard that right) carries a lifetime of ocean pollutants
By analyzing ear wax from a deceased blue whale, scientists gained clues to years of chemical exposure.