The last orca to be born in captivity at SeaWorld has died after being treated in an animal hospital for signs of pneumonia, the marine park has announced.
Good news from China where a rough-toothed dolphin that was found stranded in May has been successfully released back into the wild in Zhuhai in Guangdong Province.
Two indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins have been returned to the wild in off Jeju Island in South Korea, 20 years after being illegally captured.
In April, local authorities led by mayor Park Wan-soon ruled that the dolphins, Geumdeung and Daepo, must be released. Since then, they have undergone a rehabilition programme to prepare them for life in the wild. It is hoped they will join up with a local population of around 100 other dolphins.
Last month, we reported on the devastating death of Jun Jun, a female captive beluga whale at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, who was part of our project to develop the world’s first sanctuary for belugas.
Georgia Aquarium recently announced the pregnancy of a young beluga whale held at their facility. Qinu, just shy of 10 years old, was born in 2008 at SeaWorld San Antonio, and is expected to give birth to her first calf in late fall. The last beluga calf born at the Georgia Aquarium died after less than a month, and
Recently launched on YouTube, Jonny Meah’s short documentary, Inside the Tanks, presents a balance of views on the keeping of whales and dolphins in cap
SeaWorld is being investigated by two federal agencies in the United States, who are looking at disclosures and public statements made by the company and its executives in or before August 2014, including those concerning the impact of the award-winning documentary, Blackfish.
A rescued harbour porpoise that had been held at the Vancouver Aquarium for nearly nine years, has died.
According to the Aquarium, a necropsy revealed the porpoise had died of pulmonary disease. The death means there are just two cetaceans still held at the Aquarium, a false killer whale and a Pacific white-sided dolphin.
Jun Jun, a 17-year-old female beluga at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, China, has died.
WDC has been working with Ocean World’s owners, Merlin to establish a sanctuary for her and two other belugas she is held with in Shanghai and is deeply saddened by the fact that she will now never have the opportunity to go there.
According to media reports from Russia, captured beluga whales are to be used to guard naval bases, assist military divers and help kill enemy intruders. The move comes as President Putin attempts to boost Russia’s influence in the Arctic.