The Whale Sanctuary Blog Archives
2017

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Sylvia Earle & Jean-Michel Cousteau Join the Team

A big welcome to two new members of our Advisory Committee: Sylvia Earle and Jean-Michel Cousteau.

Conversations with Aquariums and Marine Parks

Aquarium and zoo industry people don’t often get together with animal protection groups. But Ron Kagan, Director of the Detroit ...

Canada Considers Ban on Captivity of Whales and Dolphins

The Canadian Senate is currently considering an amendment that would make it illegal to keep whales or dolphins in captivity. ...

Carl Safina Joins the Board

Today, renowned conservationist Dr. Carl Safina joined the board of the Whale Sanctuary Project. And board member Charles Vinick accepted ...

Exploring Locations for a Sanctuary in British Columbia

Two members of the Whale Sanctuary Project team have been exploring coves and bays in the supremely beautiful region of ...

Fourth Graders Share Love of Orcas

As part of Orca Awareness Month, five students from Norton Elementary School in Chicago sent this video postcard to our ...

Merlin Entertainment Seeks to Move Belugas to Sanctuary

Merlin, a British company that specializes in amusement parks, is looking to create a whale sanctuary off the coast of ...

Park Board to Vancouver Aquarium: ‘No New Whale Displays’

The Vancouver Park Board has voted in favor of amending a bylaw that would effectively prevent any new whales, dolphins ...

Canadian Senate Hearing on Banning Captivity of Whales & Dolphins

Should it be made a criminal offense to keep healthy whales and dolphins in concrete tanks in Canada? At a ...

Munchkin Donation in Memory of Tilikum

Shortly after the announcement from SeaWorld, this morning, that Tilikum the orca had died, we had a call from Steven ...

Holiday Shopping

The Whale Sanctuary Project store is open for your Holiday shopping, with T-shirts, mugs, bags and mouse pads.

International Conference on the Captive Dolphin Industry

At the International Conference on the Captive Dolphin Industry in Mexico, Dr. Marino laid out the mission of The Whale ...

Unlocking the Cage

The movie follows attorney Steven Wise as he prepares his first lawsuits to have nonhuman animals recognized by the legal ...

More from Nova Scotia

While in Nova Scotia looking at potential sites for a sanctuary, Dr. Marino gave talks to undergraduate and graduate students ...

National Shamu the Whale Day

September 26th is National Shamu the Whale Day, and all day our friends at Munchkin are donating 100 percent of ...

The Orca Protection Act

Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed into law the Orca Protection Act, thus bringing an end to the breeding and ...

Site Selection Team Visits Nova Scotia

Dr. Lori Marino, President of The Whale Sanctuary Project, and board member Charles Vinick spent a week in Nova Scotia ...

Belugas Are Whales, Too

Beluga whales are also central to the work of the project, and the waters of Nova Scotia are among their ...

Dr. Marino’s Talk at Superpod 5

Among the presentations at this year’s Superpod conference on San Juan Island, WA, was an introduction to The Whale Sanctuary Project ...

Why Sanctuaries, not Zoos

In an opinion column in The Washington Post, Whale Sanctuary Project president Dr. Lori Marino describes "three indisputable facts" with ...

New Technique Reveals Dolphin Brain Pathways

Two dolphins who died more than a decade ago on a North Carolina beach are now the focus of an ...

National Aquarium Plans Sanctuary for Their Dolphins

  This morning, the National Aquarium in Baltimore announced plans to build a seaside sanctuary, either in Florida or the ...

See You at Superpod 5!

Several members of The Whale Sanctuary Project team will be at Superpod, the annual gathering of orca enthusiasts on San ...

A whale and her family

Science Magazine Profiles Whale Sanctuary Project

An article posted on Science magazine by David Grimm announces the formation of The Whale Sanctuary Project (WSP) and discusses the benefits ...

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 ...

Founding Donation

In January, 2016, we received a donation of $10,000 from Jan Pettifor, a passionate advocate for the retirement of orcas ...

Origins of the Project

The Whale Sanctuary Project had its origins at a meeting at the University of British Columbia in August, 2015. The ...

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