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Large number of dolphins moved to Abu Dhabi marine park

Up to 24 captive bottlenose dolphins have reportedly been sent to a new SeaWorld theme...
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Success! Removal of last river dams to help threatened orcas in the US

Great news has emerged from the US concerning our work to protect the endangered orca...

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....

Orca dies in captivity at Marineland Antibes

Marineland, Antibes has just announced the death of the 19 year old male orca, Valentin. It was reported last week that the French park was devastated by torrential floods and the tanks holding the orcas were polluted with the muddy flood waters. Electrical supplies in the area were also affected and WDC understands that the park will now remain closed until next year.

Valentin’s mother, Freya, a wild-caught Icelandic orca died at the park in June aged approx. 33 years.

More on the fate of orcas in captivity.

Valentin - orca held at Marineland Antibes, FranceValentin in captivity. Photo © Anne-Sophie Ring

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.