Highlights / dolphins

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Stop dolphin tourism and suffering, urges non-profit

A new report decries the massive scale and profitability of the dolphin entertainment industry, and the suffering it causes the animals. World Animal Protection says at least 3,000 dolphins are confined in 54 countries including the U.S., Mexico, China and »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Ending whale and dolphin captivity in Canada

“Free Willy” bill passes in Parliament A four year effort to pass a law banning the captivity of whales and dolphins has finally been passed in Canada. The bill now awaits Royal Assent before it will become law. The so-called »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Whales–dolphins: Canadian bill to ban captivity advances

After years of delay, a proposal to ban the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity has passed the Canadian Senate. Currently only two operations keep these marine creatures, the Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia, and Marineland in Niagara Falls, »

Society

Community effort saves trapped dolphins in Heart’s Delight, N.L.

There are a lot of happy hearts in the town of Heart’s Delight-Islington in southeastern Newfoundland after local volunteers managed to free a pod of dolphins trapped by sea ice in the town’s harbour on Thursday. The community effort included »

Environment & Animal Life

Canada to ban capture of dolphins, whales

The federal government will ban the capture of marine mammals like whales, dolphins and porpoises, according to proposed legislation presented by the governing Liberals in the House of Commons. The prohibition on fishing for cetaceans “with intent to take them »

Environment & Animal Life

Dolphins delight ferry passengers

Canada’s Pacific coast boasts an archipelago of great beauty. © CBC Many islands, many ferries There are many ferries that operate on Canada’s Pacific coast and in addition to seeing the fabulous scenery there, some passengers got to see several white-sided »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Newfoundland blasted by another spring blizzard

Trapped whale dies, some dolphins rescued Much of the island of Newfoundland is under another severe weather warning as high winds up to 80 km/h and snow continue to sweep the area. In some areas anywhere from 50 up to »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Non-profit scouts Canadian coasts for whale sanctuary

A non-profit organization has explored the coast of Nova Scotia in eastern Canada to find a suitable site for a sanctuary for whales, porpoises and dolphins. The Whale Sanctuary Project is looking for a site about the size of 40 »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Whales too have “culture”

People tend to adopt habits from those they associate with. This could be things like clothing, or speech patterns and dialects. A Canadian study of sperm whales has found out this “cultural” adaptation occurs with the whales as well. Also »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Attempt to end captivity of whales, dolphins in Canada

A bill in the Canadian Senate seeks to prevent further captive displays of dolphins and whales in this country. Liberal Senator Wilfred Moore of Nova Scotia, speaking at a news conference Thursday after introducing the bill, said, ” I’ve long »