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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

SeaWorld’s revenue drops again as public turns away from captivity

Following recent news of the death of a captive beluga in a tank at SeaWorld Orlando, and the announcement that visitors would no longer be allowed to feed dolphins by hand unsupervised, SeaWorld’s troubles continue after the company’s latest financial figures were released today.

The final quarter figures reveal a drop of $7.4 million, or 3 percent, compared to the same period in 2013. Total revenue for 2014 was down 6 percent from 2013, and attendance also fell, down by 2.2 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.

The figures reflect the continuing public backlash against whale and dolphin captivity highlighted in the 2012 film, Blackfish. The documentary film revealed the darker side of the captivity industry, trainer deaths and injury, and the real fate of orcas held in small tanks for so-called ‘entertainment’.

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