The Whale Sanctuary Blog Archives
2021

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Samantha Goddard

Samantha Goddard, Captivity Campaigns Officer of the Born Free Foundation, has been campaigning against the captivity of wild animals for ...

Valeria Vergara

Valeria Vergara moved from Argentina to Canada in 1989 to pursue her passion for biology, aided by a full scholarship ...

Harry Rabin

Harry Rabin is a photographer/filmmaker whose career has spanned science, environment and public entertainment (award-winning films), with a notable strength ...

Matthew Payne

Matthew Payne is working with the Whale Sanctuary Project to develop education programs for children, teenagers and adults. Initially, he ...

Denise Herzing

Denise Herzing, the Founder and Research Director of the Wild Dolphin Project, is known for her pioneering studies on communication ...

Hal Whitehead

Hal Whitehead is a University Research Professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University. His research focuses on social ...

Ingrid Visser

Ingrid N. Visser is the Founder and Principal Scientist of the New Zealand-based Orca Research Trust, which works to protect ...

Kimberly Ventre

Kimberly Ventre is a brand consultant, specializing in brand identity, marketing operations, conservation marketing and impact production. She also has ...

Jeffrey Ventre

Jeffrey Ventre is a medical doctor in Washington State practicing in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Prior to ...

Courtney Vail

Courtney Vail is a senior policy professional who has worked within the conservation and animal welfare field for over 30 ...

Helena Symonds

Helena Symonds is Co-Director of the orca research station OrcaLab on Hanson Island in British Columbia, Canada, and a director ...

Kathryn Sussman

Kathryn Sussman is the founder of Kathryn Sussman Consulting. She has worked most recently with Zoocheck Inc., the Vancouver Humane ...

Ed Stewart

Ed Stewart is the President and Co-Founder with Pat Derby of the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). In 1985, Ed ...

Paul Spong

Paul Spong is co-director of OrcaLab, a land based whale research station on Hanson Island in British Columbia, and president ...

Matthew Spiegl

Matthew Spiegl is an attorney, environmental blogger and ocean advocate living on California’s Central Coast. His work focuses on the ...

Adam Roberts

Adam M. Roberts is the Executive Director of Bethesda Green, a non-profit organization focused on local environmental projects and business ...

Carol Ray

Carol Ray worked for three years training cetaceans at SeaWorld of Florida. She is a co-sponsor of proposed California state ...

Heather Rally

Dr. Heather Rally is a wildlife veterinarian with specific training in marine mammal medicine. She has worked with a number ...

Michael Partica

Michael Partica worked as part of the Back to the Blue project, which resulted in the successful release of two ...

Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara

Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara is the Chairman and Director of the Tethys Research Institute, and a marine conservation ecologist who ...

Sandro Mazzariol

Sandro Mazzariol is a veterinary pathologist involved in coordinating the National Stranding Network in Italy. Since 2010, he has coordinated ...

Curt Lahti

Captain Curt Lahti has spent his life on and around the sea on tugboats, sailboats and private yachts, as well as ...

Ron Kagan

Ron Kagan is the CEO of the Detroit Zoological Society and an advocate for compassionate conservation, animal welfare, and humane ...

John Jett

John Jett is a visiting research professor at Stetson University. His background is in the environmental sciences, with undergraduate research ...

Michael Jasny

Michael Jasny is a Senior Policy Analyst and Director of NRDC’s Marine Mammal Protection Project. An expert in the law ...

Steve Huxter

Steve Huxter lives in the west coast city of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, Canada, located in the midst of the ...

Terry Hardie

Terry Hardie is the chief field researcher for the New Zealand-based Orca Research Trust, which works to protect orca and ...

David Hancocks

David Hancocks is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and has specialized in planning and exhibit design ...

Joan Gonzalvo

Joan Gonzalvo, born in Barcelona, is a Catalan biologist whose main research interest is the conservation of the marine environment ...

Pierre Gallego

Pierre Gallego is a veterinarian specializing in marine mammal medicine. He has been working in the field of marine biology ...

Toni Frohoff

Toni Frohoff is an ethologist and behavioral biologist who has specialized in cetaceans for over 30 years. She has distinctive ...

Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle is President and Chairman of Mission Blue / The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author ...

Sara Dubois

Sara Dubois is Chief Scientific Officer for the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA), ...

Chris Draper

Chris Draper is a zoologist and chartered biologist, working in animal protection. After exposure to the reality of animals in ...

Catherine Doyle

Catherine Doyle is the director of science, research and advocacy for the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), which cares for ...

Chuck Davis

Marine/underwater cinematographer and photographer. From the freezing climes of Antarctica and Greenland to the heat and humidity of the Amazon, ...

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