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Common dolphin (delphinus delphis) Gulf of California Mexico.

Respite for dolphins in the Bay of Biscay

Bianca Cisternino Bianca is WDC's bycatch coordinator. She leads our work to protect whales and...
Lottie and Ed outside the Norwegian parliament

We’re working within Norway to end whaling

Lottie Pearson Lottie is WDC's campaign coordinator. She works to end whaling in Norway, Iceland,...
Leaping harbour porpoise

Success! Protection for porpoises at CMS

Ed Goodall Ed is WDC's head of intergovernmental engagement. He meets with world leaders to...
Humpback whale playing with kelp

Why do humpback whales wear seaweed wigs?

Alison Wood Ali is WDC's education projects coordinator. She is the editor of Splash! and KIDZONE,...

Near Death at SeaWorld – What the court saw of the 2006 incident

Near Death at SeaWorld -Worldwide exclusive video, obtained via FOIA, depicting a serious aggression incident by the killer whale Kasatka against her SeaWorld San Diego trainer Ken Peters in 2006.

In the video, Kasatka grabs her trainer’s foot and will not let go, dunking him under the water for extended periods of time. Peters, who remains eerily calm, finally manages to free himself, only to have Kasatka charge him over the barrier net.

This video was presented at trial in the case of SeaWorld v US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. Judge Ken Welsch, who ruled largely against the company, called the video “chilling” – More details are provided in DEATH AT SEAWORLD (St Martin’s Press, July 17, 2012) www.deathatseaworld.com
 
NOTE: There is no audio on this video.