Profound Threat To Orcas And Other Marine Wildlife Returns!

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

An old enemy has re-emerged to threaten again the survival of marine top-predators, such as orcas, other dolphins, and other marine animals.This pollutant foe was first identified in the 1960s ... recent research has shown that it was only diminished, and far from extinguished as a source of harm or even extinction.

Wild Whale Encounters - Not a Tank in Sight

Catherine Capon | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK
Catherine Capon

By Catherine Capon The news that SeaWorld is ending their orca breeding program implies that hopefully whales in captivity will soon be a thing of t...

Incredible Rare Drone Footage Of Orcas Shows The Beauty Of The Wild

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Incredible footage has captured rare angles of more than one hundred killer whales in the wild. Filmed in November in the fjords of northern Norwa...

SeaWorld Is Suing California Authorities Over Ban On Breeding Orcas

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

SeaWorld is suing California authorities in a bid to overturn a ban on breeding killer whales in captivity. The lawsuit, filed in San Diego Superio...

Ex-SeaWorld Worker Reveals Heartbreaking And Gruesome Details On Orcas

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

A former SeaWorld employee has revealed disturbing details of the exhibits and living conditions of the park's captive killer whales. Sarah Fischbe...

SeaWorld To End Orca Shows, But Activists Say 'Don't Be Fooled' By The Move

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

Animal rights activists are calling for further measures to shut down remaining orca shows at SeaWorld parks after the company announced that its cont...

Animal Rights Activists Are Celebrating A Massive Victory Over SeaWorld

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK

SeaWorld has been ordered not to breed its orcas, despite just dishing out $100 million (£65million) towards the expansion of new tanks. The rulin...

5 Facts About Orcas 

Frontier | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK

There are Resident Orcas which are the most commonly seen in the Pacific East. They travel in strong, cohesive family pods and eat mainly fish but on occasion squid. They are creatures of habit and visit the same locations continuously.

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Jonathan Thompson

Here three of the world's great oceans - the Atlantic, Southern and Pacific - all clash head on, squabbling for supremacy. One of Shackleton's companions, a young Irishman named Felix Rooney, described it as "so rough, the ship would roll the milk out of your tea."

What's Next for the World's Captive Orcas

Frontier | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK

The state of orcas in captivity is a very contentious debate. Anti-captivity proponents argue fiercely that these animals are not meant for an artificial life, and that keeping them captive brings no benefit outweighing the unethical treatment they receive.

Saving Japan's Dolphins - Is Boycotting Travel the Answer?

Justin Francis | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK
Justin Francis

Calls to boycott the country until it stops the hunting and the infamous Taiji dolphin drives are frequent, but is this the best course of action for travellers anxious about animal welfare? Should we boycott Japan, or should we instead focus our attention on supporting an, albeit slowly, turning tide of change?

Cetaceans, Captures, Culture and Celebration in Quito

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Days ago, from a conference center perched on the edge of the bustling mountain city of Quito, Ecuador, delegates to the Convention on Migratory Species made an urgent and unprecedented call to end the live capture of whales and dolphins. This is the first time that any international body has called for this cruel and unnecessary threat to cetaceans to end.

Forty Eight Hours of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

For two days I have been witness to the worst horror man could bestow on any living sentient being...

Things NOT To Do When You're 11¾ - Or Ever: 1. Visit A Dolphinarium.

Sue Cross | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

It's a pathetic sight to see these huge, athletic animals confined in barren, concrete pools. The contrast with the open ocean could not be greater.

Dolphin and Killer Whale Marine Park Shows No Longer on the Average Brit's Travel Bucket List

Justin Francis | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Ethical considerations are the overwhelming reason for the respondents' decision - 75% of the initial non-supporters felt it was 'wrong to keep whales and dolphins in small tanks', whilst a further 19% said they 'don't support or attend any zoos'.

Why Time Is Ticking for the Captive Whale and Dolphin Industry

Justin Francis | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK
Justin Francis

To strive towards 'better animal welfare' is missing the point. The debate should be about whether it is right or wrong to keep these super intelligent and social animals in captivity for entertainment purposes. Morally, it's tough to find any justification for that.

WATCH: New Zealand's Pukehina 'Sea Monster'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK

A rotting, nine-metre long “sea monster” has washed up on a New Zealand beach. With its jagged teeth and large flippers, beachgoers believed t...

SeaWorld Killer Whale Suffers Horrific Injury..

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Nakai, an 11-year-old captive killer whale, was left with a dinner-plate sized chunk of flesh missing from just under his mouth after a performance wi...

White Killer Whale Spotted Off Russian Coast (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Barcroft Media | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

A one-of-a-kind white killer whale has been spotted by scientists - and they've named him ICEBERG. It is believed to be the first known totally wh...

Free Willy! Orcas 'Sue' SeaWorld Over Marine Park 'Slavery'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

Five killer whales are 'suing' SeaWorld, after Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) filed a lawsuit on the orcas' behalf. The animal ...