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Lolita May Be Freed After 47 Years of Captivity Thanks to Native American Tribe!
Offbeat  (tags: whales, captivity, freedom )

Jeri
- 33 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
The Salish Sea and the surrounding areas in western Washington, including Orcas Island, have been home to the Lummi tribe for 12,000 years. Under the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Lummi people are legally entitled to protect their coastal lands,
New Study: Microplastics Pushing Sharks and Whales Toward Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: Microplastics, sharks, whales, marine mammals, extinction, harmful to animals, ocean pollution, ban of plastic, stronger protection laws, safety, Animal Welfare, changing attitudes, Sustainable Development, clean up )


- 63 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
A new study reveals that oceanic megafauna such as whale sharks, baleen whales, and mobuild rays are endangered by microplastics. They are filter feeders, which means they don't have teeth, but rather plates through which they strain food and water.
Bob Barker Joins the Effort to Send Orca Lolita to a Sanctuary VIDEO   video
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, whales, Bob Barker )

Cher
- 105 days ago - youtube.com
TV legend and passionate animal rights activist Bob Barker once again joins PETA to speak up for animals in captivityâEUR"this time, in a new video to advocate for Lolita, an orca who has been held prisoner at the Miami Seaquarium for nearly 50 years
Quebec Ferry Fined for Breaking Gulf of St. Lawrence Speed Limit
Offbeat  (tags: Quebec, ferry, whales, gulf of st lawrence, speed limit, canada )

Lone
- 114 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
More than 10 vessels have been fined by Transport Canada so far, including cruise ships, cargo ships, an oil tanker and even a Coast Guard vessel. It plans to keep the 10-knot maximum speed limit in place until the right whales have migrated
BREAKING: SeaWorld Admits to Spying on Activists
Offbeat  (tags: SeaWorld, activists, whales, spying, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 784 days ago - thedodo.com
SeaWorld has admitted to sending employees to infiltrate and spy on animal welfare groups.
Rescuers Work to Free Humpback Whale From Fishing Line Off California
Offbeat  (tags: whales, rescue )

Tracy
- 900 days ago - theguardian.com
The adult animal, seen off Newport Beach, was struggling to escape a potentially deadly situation as line was tangled in its mouth.
Watch Humpback Whales Frolic Beneath The Northern Lights
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, northern lights, whales )

Angie
- 920 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The stars aligned for this lucky photographer. This footage of the aurora borealis is spectacular on its own. Add a pod of playing humpback whales to the ethereal glow and we are at a loss for words.
Rare 43ft Whale Washes Up Dead on British Coast and No One Knows Why
Offbeat  (tags: whales, whale beachings, uk, mystery )

Tracy
- 924 days ago - express.co.uk
A GIGANTIC protected whale weighing nearly 20 tonnes has been found washed ashore on the British coast in the latest in a mystery spate of whale beachings.
ONTARIO BANS THE ACQUISITION AND BREEDING OF KILLER WHALES
Offbeat  (tags: captivity, whales, marine animals, ban, Ontario, Canada )

Cher
- 1051 days ago - bornfree.org.uk
The Canadian province of Ontario will be moving ahead with Bill 80 - which will provide enhanced standards of care for marine mammals.
Hunting Whales With Rowing Boats and Spears
Offbeat  (tags: Hunting, Animals, Whales, traditional methods )


- 1088 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Commercial whaling was banned in 1986, but a remote Indonesian village is one of the few places still hunting whales using traditional methods
Profits Before Whales! To Know Why TTIP Would Be a Nightmare, Look to Canada
Offbeat  (tags: endangered, species, Canada, TTIP, whales )

Scooby
- 1119 days ago - theecologist.org
A series of judgments against Canada in secret corporate tribunals costing taxpayers $100s of millions show that 'free trade' agreements really do restrict governments' right to protect health, environment and endangered species.
World's Leading Zoo Association Accused of Overlooking Horrific Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: Whales, penguins, dolphins, elephants, bears, lions, WAZA, animal cruelty )

Scooby
- 1121 days ago - theguardian.com
Zoos belonging to World Association of Zoos and Aquariums filmed allowing shocking mistreatment of elephants, dolphins, lions, bears, penguins and whales.
Humans Killed Nearly 3 Million Whales In The 20th Century
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, whales, study )

Angie
- 1127 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A study published in the March 4 issue of Marine Fisheries Review shows that, between 1900 and 1999, a staggering 2.9 million whales were killed commercially for food, oil or bone.
Ex-SeaWorld Trainers: Here's A List Of The Drugs We Fed To Orcas
Offbeat  (tags: Sea world, orcas, marine, mammals, whales, drugs )

Scooby
- 1133 days ago - thedodo.com
Many SeaWorld orcas were on daily drugs to treat chronic stress, several of the park's former trainers have told The Dodo.
 

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