Tag Archive: sanctuary

The Whale Sanctuary Blog Archives
2021

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Our Year-End “Ask Us Anything” Webinar

In this webinar, Dr. Lori Marino and Charles Vinick answer a wide range of questions: from when the sanctuary will ...

Come Inside the Operations Center!

Today, Giving Tuesday 2021, we’d like to share a short video tour from Charles Vinick, our Executive Director, of the ...

Opening Day at Whale Sanctuary Operations Centre

It's another milestone toward the creation of the Whale Sanctuary in Nova Scotia. People from near and far gathered for ...

From Keiko to Kiska – Whales Without Walls

I’m sitting on the wharf, here at Port Hilford Bay, and behind me are 100 acres of water space that ...

Sanctuaries and the Study of Cetacean Communication

How an authentic coastal sanctuary will be able to supplement the work that’s being done in the open ocean by ...

Cetacean Sanctuaries: Centers for the Study of Natural Communication

Sanctuaries will provide a more natural setting than aquariums, along with a potentially more accessible and convenient way of studying ...

World Aquatic Animal Day – Special Event

At this special event from the Lewis & Clark Center for Animal Law, Dr. Lori Marino will talk about The ...

A Major Update on the Creation of the Whale Sanctuary

It is just over a year since Dr. Lori Marino and I announced that Port Hilford Bay in Nova Scotia ...

Introducing the Keiko Legacy Fund

Several of us on the Whale Sanctuary team today worked together 20 years ago to return to the ocean the ...

Message from the Sanctuary Site

A brief video message from Charles Vinick, Whale Sanctuary Project executive director, taped at the wharf that overlooks the sanctuary ...

A Deep Dive into Environmental Analysis

At the sanctuary site: ADCPs? Multibeam Sonar? Benthic Surveys? Water and Sediment Sampling? Hydrophones and Underwater Microphones? What's it all ...

Sanctuaries: A Global Movement for Urgent Times

There are already sanctuaries for elephants, primates, bears, big cats, and many others. Now sanctuaries for dolphins, whales and porpoises ...

Another First for Captive Whales and Dolphins

Little Grey and Little White, two beluga whales who had spent eight years on display at an entertainment park in ...

We Couldn’t Have Chosen a Better Site!

Port Hilford is a wonderful location for a seaside sanctuary for whales being retired from marine entertainment parks. It offers ...

A Message from Our President re. COVID-19

I wish you all health and well-being in what are trying times for everyone. And meanwhile, our work in creating ...

Canadian Senate Pays Tribute to Work of Whale Sanctuary Project

We are deeply honored by the speech by Senator Patricia Bovey in the Senate of Canada paying tribute to the ...

Whale Sanctuary Project selects Port Hilford, Nova Scotia, for sanctuary site

The Whale Sanctuary Project has announced that it will work together with Sherbrooke and the Municipality of the District of ...

“Whales Without Walls” – a short film

This short film about why whales should be retired to sanctuaries has won multiple awards at film festivals.

Site Search Report

This is a series of posts about our work in selecting a location for the first seaside sanctuary in North ...

Site Search in Nova Scotia

Third in a series of posts about our search for the best location for a seaside sanctuary for captive whales. ...

Long Gone Wild

The documentary film Long Gone Wild focuses on the plight of orcas in captivity at marine entertainment parks and on ...

Salish Sea Orca Sanctuary Project Kicks Off Public Meetings

Starting July 16, the Whale Sanctuary Project will kick off a series of public meetings across the Salish Sea region ...

Invitation to Meetings in Washington State

The Whale Sanctuary Project is holding a series of town meetings in Washington State to discuss the concept for a ...

News Conference & Public Meetings in Nova Scotia

“We believe there is the perfect community that shares our vision," Charles Vinick told reporters at Whale Sanctuary Project news ...

News Release in Nova Scotia

The Whale Sanctuary Project is holding a series of public information meetings over the next 10 days to identify communities ...

Sea Life Trust Is Building the World’s First Beluga Sanctuary

By this time next year, the Sea Life Trust expects to have opened the world’s first seaside sanctuary for formerly ...

Q&A with Dr. Lori Marino

How will a whale adapt to the wide-open space of a sanctuary after years in a concrete tank? Lori Marino ...

Daphne Sheldrick – Matriarch of Sanctuaries

At the Elephant Orphanage, Daphne Sheldrick set the gold standard for the sanctuary movement all over the world.

Seaside Sanctuary Concept

A concept image of the seaside sanctuary that the Whale Sanctuary Project will be creating in a natural environment that ...

Caring for Orcas at a Sanctuary

In this video, Charles Vinick, our Executive Director, talks about how attitudes are changing toward keeping whales and dolphins in ...

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 ...

What Is a Sanctuary?

In this short video, Dr. Lori Marino defines a sanctuary as “a place of refuge” and highlights two key differences ...

Sanctuaries, Conservation and Reparation

Occasionally, anyone creating or running an animal sanctuary is asked whether the money wouldn’t be better spent on conservation and ...

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