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When Natural Disasters and Captive Cetaceans Collide
18 Sep
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

When Natural Disasters and Captive Cetaceans Collide »

During and after Hurricane Irma’s devastating assault on Florida, the world’s attention was tightly focused on the impact to human life. What few considered,

Exclusive: Is SeaWorld’s Orca Kasatka Losing Her Battle with Chronic Illness?
17 Jun
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Exclusive: Is SeaWorld’s Orca Kasatka Losing Her Battle with Chronic Illness? »

In August 2016, SeaWorld released information that Kasatka, the matriarchal orca at SeaWorld San Diego had been suffering from

SeaWorld: The Beginning of the End for Orca Shows
29 May
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

SeaWorld: The Beginning of the End for Orca Shows »

Part five in a series revisiting human deaths caused by SeaWorld orcas and the OSHA-SeaWorld case. For clarity, please read 

Trio of Deaths: The Portrayal of Daniel Dukes
6 Mar
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Trio of Deaths: The Portrayal of Daniel Dukes »

Part four in a series revisiting human deaths caused by SeaWorld orcas and the OSHA-SeaWorld case. See part one, part

Trio of Deaths: Sheriff’s Report on the Death of Daniel Dukes
26 Feb
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Trio of Deaths: Sheriff’s Report on the Death of Daniel Dukes »

Part three of a series revisiting the deaths attributed to SeaWorld whales and the OSHA-SeaWorld case. Read part one here, and

The Trio of Deaths – Keltie Byrne
21 Feb
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

The Trio of Deaths – Keltie Byrne »

This is the second part in a series of articles about SeaWorld, the death of Dawn Brancheau, OSHA and Tilikum. Read

Seven Years On: Revisiting the Death of Dawn Brancheau
20 Feb
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Seven Years On: Revisiting the Death of Dawn Brancheau »

February will mark the seventh anniversary of the death of SeaWorld Senior Trainer Dawn Brancheau. Killed by the now deceased orca Tilikum in

Tilikum and Granny: Two Lost Orcas, Two Different Lives
6 Jan
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Tilikum and Granny: Two Lost Orcas, Two Different Lives »

It’s hard to know what to write. The deaths of two iconic orcas is a shocking loss for those who loved them. Both were

Russian Aquarium is a Death Camp for Marine Mammals
3 Nov
2016
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Russian Aquarium is a Death Camp for Marine Mammals »

Don’t be shellfish…

More Orca Deaths: Time for the Damn Dams to Go
30 Oct
2016
Written by Elizabeth Batt

More Orca Deaths: Time for the Damn Dams to Go »

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Featured Image: Polaris J28 (Center) with Oreo J22, and Doublestuf J34. 2014. Photo: Elizabeth Batt.

Don’t be shellfish…

Manby-Pacelle Pact: Hot Air and Hollow Words on Dolphin Drives
4 Oct
2016
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Manby-Pacelle Pact: Hot Air and Hollow Words on Dolphin Drives »

On September 28, SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby, and The Humane Society’s CEO Wayne Pacelle coauthored a piece for the ‘Tampa Bay

Cultural Evolution is Happening in the Solomon Islands
27 Sep
2016
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Cultural Evolution is Happening in the Solomon Islands »

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Broome Must End its Sister Relationship with Taiji
26 Sep
2016
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Broome Must End its Sister Relationship with Taiji »

In 2009, Ric O’Barry visited Broome in Australia to lobby the council to suspend its sister relationship with Taiji, Japan over the dolphin

Breaking: US Citizen Harassed by Japanese Nationalists at the Cove
10 Sep
2016
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Breaking: US Citizen Harassed by Japanese Nationalists at the Cove »

On Sept. 11, 2016, Dolphin Project Cove Monitor Daniela Moreno was stalked by a Japanese Nationalist Group for taking pictures at the cove

Immediate Action Required for Southern Resident Killer Whales
10 Sep
2016
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Immediate Action Required for Southern Resident Killer Whales »

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A Love of Dolphins Inspires Student-Led Documentary
23 Aug
2016
Written by Elizabeth Batt

A Love of Dolphins Inspires Student-Led Documentary »

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Study Suggests Whales and Dolphins Grieve Like Us
28 Jul
2016
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Study Suggests Whales and Dolphins Grieve Like Us »

It is said we should never anthropomorphize animals when it comes to scientific research but a recent study published in the