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Orcas Come Up Close to Kayaker and Put on a Real Show! (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, whales )

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- 35 days ago -
Check out the amazing sight of a beautiful orca whale in the video above, where the creature gets to swim freely in its natural habitat. Yes, that's a real orca, or "killer whale," as they've been called. And yes, this animal really is that close
Why the End of Commercial Whaling Is Near
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- 36 days ago -
Russia has formally registered an objection to the moratorium; however, they do not hunt whales for commercial purposes (entertainment is a different story). Japan still kills whales, but does so "in the name of science" through a loop hole in the IWC's
SEA LIFE to Break Silence on Whale Shows..
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- 41 days ago -
In a recent email sent to a CAPS supporter in Australia, who took SEA LIFE aquarium staff to task about the company's continued use of beluga whales in circus-style shows in Shanghai, They have been silent until now so this may signal a significant step..
Rehabilitated Orphan Orca Spotted With Her Calf Off the Coast of Canada!
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- 48 days ago -
With all of the negative press coming out about captive orcas at SeaWorld, a happy ending story for killer whales has become a rare find. For this reason, I could not be more thrilled to deliver this happy news update on Springer, an orphaned killer
Diving With Humpbacks
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- 48 days ago -
Not many people will have the chance to come eye-to-eye with a whale, but a photographic exhibition with stunning gigantic images of the majestic creatures is changing that.
Could Whale-Watching Replace Whaling in Japan?
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- 51 days ago -
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.
In Pictures: Diver Narrowly Misses Being Eaten By a Whale
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- 68 days ago -
A lucky diver has spoken of the moment he was nearly swallowed by a 40-tonne whale. Rainer Schimpf, 47, was filming the annual sardine run when a 15m Bryde's whale attacked a ball of fish below him.
Help Free the Dolphins! Kids Take to the Web to Rally Support (VIDEO)
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- 71 days ago -
Recently, there has been an incredible upswell of anti-Sea World and captive cetacean campaigns lead by none other than kids. From the amazing teen who was inspired to petition a local high school's prom at Sea World after watching "Blackfish"
Watch Tilikum's Breathtaking Journey to Outer Space! (VIDEO)
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- 72 days ago -
In the two-minute YouTube video, Sanchez releases a specially prepared weather balloon, with a model of Tilikum attached to it.
Mayor of Vancouver Speaks Out Against Cetacean Captivity !!
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- 75 days ago -
In his public statement on the issue, Robertson said, "My personal view is that the Vancouver Aquarium should begin to phase out the holding of whales and dolphins in captivity.
Granny, the World's Oldest Orca, Is Still Going Strong at 103
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- 77 days ago -
Granny, who was spotted by members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA), is estimated by the Center for Whale Research to be 103-years-old. By all accounts, the matriarch is still looking healthy and strong.
There's No 'Action' in the Killer Whale Action Plan
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- 79 days ago -
Unfortunately, it seems that the federal government decided to leave the "action" out of its killer whale draft action plan. The result is a vague, disappointing plan that is legally and scientifically inadequate to meet four key recovery outcomes:
So Cool! Diver 'Shakes Hands' With 52-Foot Humpback Whale (PHOTOS)
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- 80 days ago -
Whales are pretty amazing beings. They display such grand beauty, and their size is awe-inspiring. Imagine for a second being able to swim next to one of these beautiful creatures -- and then imagine exchanging a "hand shake" with one!
Down With Captivity! Join Marine Activists in Worldwide Protest to Empty the Tanks
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- 82 days ago -
Empty the Tanks is a global awareness campaign, but it isn't a radical one, as Greenhalgh points out on the campaign's website. She understands that not all captive marine mammals can be released into the wild, however she believes that "those that are
Blue Whale Saved From Gillnet Shows GREAT Appreciation (VIDEO)
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- 86 days ago -
This video showcases the wonderful work of one marine conservationist and his family, who managed to save an adolescent Blue Whale from the grips of a commercial gillnet.

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