Valerie Dayton

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5 Disturbing Facts About SeaWorld’s Captive Breeding Program

Most pro-captivity activists are in favor of SeaWorld’s breeding program and are opposed to wild capture. But does anyone <i>REALLY</i> know what SeaWorld’s …

Iceland resumes fin whale hunting after two-year break

Iceland has resumed its commercial hunting of fin whales after a two-year suspension by landing the first of an expected 180 whales in Hvalfjördur. …

How marine mammals hold their breath for long time underwater

A new study found special properties of an oxygen-binding protein in the muscles of marine mammals like seals, whales and dolphins, are the reason …

Marine Mammals

Orca Network

Orcas are such beautiful subjects for photography. Here's a portrait from South Africa.

You're Eye-to-Eye With a Whale in the Ocean—What Does It See?

A deep dive into how the most intelligent creatures in the ocean perceive their world.<p>There is almost nothing about a whale's body that we can relate to. They breathe air like we do. They give birth to live young like we do. But the similarities seem to stop there. Their scale, body structure, and …

DNA Sheds Light on Rare Killer Whale Type

Scientists have long suspected that the killer whale, <i>Orcinus orca</i>, may actually be four different species or subspecies based of subtle differences …

Marine Mammals

Beloved orca calf, once thought dead, resurfaces

Courtesy of Kaegan Shepherd, Naturalist, Five Star Whale Watching, Victoria, BC<p>SEATTLE – Pacific Whale Watch Association crews spot a baby orca once …

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Endangered Species Act Listing May be Lolita’s First Step Towards Freedom

By Kirsten Massebeau<p>A battle to return the imprisoned orca Lolita also known as Tokitae to her family the L-Pod in the Puget Sound makes steps …