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One Dolphin’s Story: Carmelita
5 Apr
2017
Written by Jordan Waltz

One Dolphin’s Story: Carmelita »

Quick Facts Caught: Late November, 1978, Puerto Deseado, Argentina Died: July 21, 1981, at Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, Connecticut, USA

In February 2016, SeaWorld announced they would

A History of Captive Rarities and Oddities (Part 1)
1 Feb
2017
Written by Jordan Waltz

A History of Captive Rarities and Oddities (Part 1) »

For as long as cetaceans have been held in captivity, marine parks and aquaria have kept an assortment of species. Today, most showcase

One Dolphin’s Story: Kianu
26 Sep
2016
Written by Jordan Waltz

One Dolphin’s Story: Kianu »

The story of one rebellious orca, from the early days of orca captivity, was almost forgotten.

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Bayworld Plans to Revive Dolphin Exhibit for a Third Time
2 Aug
2016
Written by Jordan Waltz

Bayworld Plans to Revive Dolphin Exhibit for a Third Time »

Don’t be shellfish…

One Dolphin’s Story: Bimbo
7 Jun
2016
Written by Jordan Waltz

One Dolphin’s Story: Bimbo »

Before Tilikum, there was Bimbo the pilot whale, whose psychosis was thought to be urban legend.

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Indianapolis Zoo: Of Drive Purchases and Botched Breeding Programs
5 Apr
2016
Written by Jordan Waltz

Indianapolis Zoo: Of Drive Purchases and Botched Breeding Programs »

Don’t be shellfish…

The Captive History of Blind River Dolphins
7 Mar
2016
Written by Jordan Waltz

The Captive History of Blind River Dolphins »

Strange and prehistoric in appearance, the Indus river dolphin (known locally in Pakistan as Bhulan, or Susu in Hindi) are the most threatened among the river dolphin family.

One Whale’s Story: Tichka/Aydin
14 Feb
2016
Written by Jordan Waltz

One Whale’s Story: Tichka/Aydin »

Quick Facts

Born: 1984, approximation Caught: May 3, 1987, Bajdukova Island, Kamchatka Escaped: September, 1991 (first time); November, 1992 (second time)

In September,

Wayback Machine: Dall’s Porpoises in Captivity
1 Feb
2016
Written by Jordan Waltz

Wayback Machine: Dall’s Porpoises in Captivity »

Don’t be shellfish…

SeaWorld’s Chronically Ill Orca, Unna, Succumbs to Resistant Disease
24 Dec
2015
Written by Jordan Waltz

SeaWorld’s Chronically Ill Orca, Unna, Succumbs to Resistant Disease »

Don’t be shellfish…

Marineland Antibes — Poor Planning and Chronic Headaches
30 Nov
2015
Written by Jordan Waltz

Marineland Antibes — Poor Planning and Chronic Headaches »

Don’t be shellfish…

Trouble Brewing at Mosquarium
27 Oct
2015
Written by Jordan Waltz

Trouble Brewing at Mosquarium »

Don’t be shellfish…

Georgia Aquarium Loses Sixth Beluga in Eight Years
24 Oct
2015
Written by Jordan Waltz

Georgia Aquarium Loses Sixth Beluga in Eight Years »

Don’t be shellfish…

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