Riviera flood: Marineland park under sea of mud

October 5, 2015  

The Local

The devastating storms that lashed the French Riviera this weekend have left Marineland, the largest sea park in Europe under a sea of mud, with stingrays and sharks among the animals lost to the floods. The deadly storms that hit the southern coast of France this weekend, left Marineland, the largest sea park in Europe and the ‘pride of Antibes’ ravaged. After the deluge of flood water swept down from the hills, penguins and sea…
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It's Time to Free Lolita, a Puget Sound Killer Whale That's Been Held Captive in Florida for 45 Years

October 2, 2015 by Christopher Frizzelle  

The Stranger

A new lawsuit alleges that the conditions of her captivity at Miami Seaquarium violate the Endangered Species Act.
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New Zealand to create massive marine sanctuary

September 30, 2015  

Channel News Asia

A massive marine sanctuary covering an area of 620,000 square km will be built in New Zealand, Prime Minister John Key said. New Zealand has unveiled plans to create a South Pacific marine sanctuary the size of France, saying it would protect one of the world's most pristine ocean environments. Prime Minister John Key said the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary would cover an area of 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 square miles) about 1,000 kilometres (620 miles)…
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Judge rules against Georgia Aquarium in its quest for beluga whales

September 28, 2015 by Sandra Pedicini  

Orlando Sentinel

The Georgia Aquarium has lost its court case in which it tried to import 18 beluga whales that were caught from the wild in Russia, according to court documents. Until recently, SeaWorld had been expected to receive several of the beluga whales through a breeding loan. SeaWorld earlier this month said it was no longer interested in receiving the belugas. The aquarium had sued the federal government, which turned down its request to import for…
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PETA Video: Miami Seaquarium dolphins bang heads, are wounded

September 25, 2015 by Chris Joseph  

Broward Palm Beach New Times

Marine biologist Dr. Ingrid Visser recently visited the Miami Seaquarium and took video and photos of the dolphins that appear in the popular "Flipper Dolphin Show" that appears to show at least three of the animals with open wounds on their snouts and scars across their lower jaws. A video provided by PETA also shows what appears to be dolphins purposely smacking their heads into the tank floor. PETA has been coming at the Miami…
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Do dolphins fly? Check out the hang time this mammal gets

September 23, 2015 by Laylan Connelly  

The Orange County Register

The marine mammals are known to put on a show with their high-flying acrobatics, but this short-beaked common dolphin got some serious air about 4 miles off the Laguna Beach coastline on Tuesday. Newport Coastal Adventure owner Ryan Lawler captured the leaping dolphin as it soared into the air. Lawler said the acrobatics are not just for show. The dolphins crash down on top of fish they are preying on to stun them. He estimated…
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