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Animal neuroscientist discusses her career and the case for keeping cetaceans out of captivity

Lori Marino is board president and executive director of the Whale Sanctuary Project, an organization building safe, seaside sanctuaries for once-captive whales. She’s also an affiliate at the Safina Center. In light of recent decisions by many countries… Read More
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Photo by Carl Safina. Killer whales off San Juan Island, Washington State.

Southern Resident killer whale population is running out of salmon, running out of time

The Southern Resident killer whales are starving to death. Seven members of the critically endangered population died in 2016, including Granny, the oldest killer whale in the world and the leader of the Southern Residents. This unique community… Read More
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California bans orca breeding and entertainment, SeaWorld feels the bite of public opinion

Co-authored by Erica Cirino When Governor Jerry Brown signed new legislation last week banning orca breeding and theatrical performances in California, effective June 2017, he did something huge: he put an official beginning to the end of using… Read More
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