May 12, 2015



A press release originally from Animal Legal Defense Fund states:


For immediate release:


Megan Backus, ALDF
David Pearle, PETA


MIAMI — PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), Orca Network, and two individuals sent a letter this morning to the Miami Seaqu...

March 31, 2015



 Photo by Capt. Jim Maya of Maya's Legacy Whale Watching


Crews of the Pacific Whale Watching Association reported the sighting of a new baby in J pod on Monday afternoon. The birth was confirmed by Center for Whale Research on Monday night.


Naturalist/researcher Jean...

March 12, 2015

   Photo of manatees uninterrupted at Blue Spring State Park


On Monday, PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) filed a Notice of Intent to Sue with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service citing safeguards for the endangered Florida manatee need to be sig...

February 24, 2015

Photo credit: WKMG-TV


Last night, officials from Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC), SeaWorld Orlando and Satellite Beach Fire Department rescued 19 manatees from a storm drain in Satellite Beach.  Workers spent nearly 10 hours retrieving the animals from the drain...

February 19, 2015

Photo by Traci Walter Photography


After spending two weeks away, J pod returned to the interior waters of the Salish Sea to show off a new baby last Thursday.


According to a Press Release from Center for Whale Research:


Dave Ellifrit from the Center for Whale Research,...

February 5, 2015


Today, NOAA Fisheries made a ground-breaking decision to include Lolita into the Endangered Species Act listing of Southern Resident Killer Whales.  Lolita is a female killer whale who was captured from the Southern Resident population in 1970, and is currently at Mia...

January 25, 2015

Center for Whale Research has made the official determination that Slick, J16, is indeed the mother of new Southern Resident Killer Whale Calf J50 according to WDC's Collen Weiler.  


Photo by Mark Malleson, Center for Whale Research


The new calf, first spotted December...

January 24, 2015

A loveable manatee with a challenging past has been returned back to the wild for a second time.


Tuesday, Pixie the manatee was released in Blue Spring State Park in Florida again along with Sarge, another manatee rehabilitated at SeaWorld Orlando. Both were fitted wit...

January 12, 2015

On December 28, 2014, Blackberry J27 was tagged by NOAA’s North West Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC).  Blackberry is an adult male Southern Resident Killer Whale. 

He is the fifth Southern Resident to be tagged since the program began in 2012.  


The purpose of tag...

January 8, 2015

Yesterday, the Center for Whale Research confirmed the sex of the new Southern Resident Killer Whale.  It's a girl!


Photo by J. Cogan, Center for Whale Research


The new baby, dubbed J50, is alive and well.  She was seen with her matrilineal family yesterday in Northern...

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