Yesterday, August 8th, was the 44th anniversary of the Penn Cove Capture. In this sickening, inhumane event, a large group of wild orcas was chased into a cove near Whidbey Island, Washington with speedboats and explosives. Seven were taken into captivity and five died during the roundup, including a mother trying to rescue her calf. No […]
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Well done everyone! The Seattle Times just reported that one of Washington State’s new 144-car ferries will be named the Tokitae! http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2012/11/new-ferry-names-decided-samish-and-tokitae/ For those who don’t know Tokitae, she is an orca who was captured as a baby in 1970 off of Whidbey Island and is the second oldest orca in captivity. She has been […]
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As if the Gulf oil spill isn’t horrific enough already, this week I learned that the oil could reach Miami’s Seaquarium within 30 days. The water in the marine mammal tanks there comes from the Biscayne Bay. They have what’s known as an open water system. When the oil reaches Miami, it could contaminate and […]
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