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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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Watch Live: Laysan Albatross Chick Being Raised by Two Moms

By Safina Center Fellow Hob Osterlund The starring chick of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s “TrossCam, Season Four” hatched on January 26, just in time to go live from Kauaʻi. Hawaiian cultural arts practitioner and Cornell cam operator… Read More
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Vaquita. Photo by Paula Olson, NOAA (Wikimedia Commons).

The vulnerable vaquita: Immediate action needed to save critically endangered porpoise

When most people think of cetaceans, they think of the most iconic species: dolphins and whales. The vaquita—a small gray porpoise with an elusive lifestyle that’s native to Mexico’s Gulf of California—isn’t well known to most people, despite… Read More
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