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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Animal lovers and other people of compassion, we have a very narrow window of time to contact the Washington State Transportation Commission in support of the proposal to name a new ferry Tokitae. Tokitae is a beloved orca captured as a baby near Whidbey Island in 1970 who’s been stuck in a substandard-size tank in […]
Read More The Tokitae?
The Orca Project has reported that Tokitae (aka Lolita) has been ill and the Miami Seaquarium won’t release details about her condition. The Truth about Lolita…?. A news release from The Orca Network says that she has recovered, but there still aren’t any details. http://www.orcanetwork.org/news/releases.html
Read More Is Tokitae Ill?
Today Howard Garrett and Susan Berta of the Orca Network sent out an email update on Tokitae (Lolita), the captive Salish Sea native who has spent 40 years in substandard conditions at the Miami Seaquarium. I appreciate their ongoing efforts to free Tokitae and save other marine mammals from life as prisoners. Their news release […]
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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 […]
Read More Tokitae and Oil
In the past few days there’s been a lot of media coverage of the International Day of Protest for Lolita. This movement is picking up steam and attracting more attention than ever before—as it should. Allow me to introduce you to Lolita: -She is a native Northwesterner -She’s about 40 years old -She has blue […]
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