The Whale Sanctuary Blog Archives
2019

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Whale Aid Russia – Update on Returning the Whales to the Ocean

We have completed the first stage of our work on behalf of the 10 orcas and 87 beluga whales who ...

Plan to Immediately Release Orcas in Srednyaya Bay Should Not Be Adopted

The Jean-Michel Cousteau / Whale Sanctuary Project team does not support the new plan, announced by Russian authorities on May ...

Recommendations for Release of Orcas and Belugas from Srednyaya Bay

The Russian government is currently assessing recommendations for rehab and release of the 97 orcas and beluga whales who were ...

Russian Consilium Mirrors Assessment of Whale Sanctuary Team

Announcement from Russian institute VNIRO mirrors assessment of Whale Sanctuary Project team that all orcas and belugas in captivity at ...

Report on Orcas and Belugas Held in Srednyaya Bay

Executive summary of the report to the Russian Government regarding the 10 orcas and 87 belugas being held in sea ...

“Enthusiasm Abounds” at Nova Scotia Meetings

In Nova Scotia, people are forming local committees to explore how they can collaborate with the Whale Sanctuary Project and ...

NPR Interview with Dr. Lori Marino

In this NPR interview on KTEP radio, Dr. Lori Marino, President of The Whale Sanctuary Project, discusses the scientific evidence ...

Seaside Sanctuaries – Challenges & Rewards

By Heather Rally Whales and dolphins are perfectly adapted to life in the ocean. Orcas, for example, are far-ranging apex-predators, ...

Sanctuary Engineering and Site Selection

The first, and most important, factor in engineering a seaside sanctuary is site location. You need protection from extreme surface ...

Orcas and Munchkins

Shortly after The Whale Sanctuary Project was incorporated, we received a donation of $200,000 from Munchkin, Inc, a company well-known ...

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