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'Rust and Bone' to open at Cannes Film Festival

'Rust and Bone' to open at Cannes Film Festival | Dolphins | Scoop.it

The film is an adaptation of ‘Rocket Ride,’ one of the stories found within Craig Davidson’s 2005 short-story anthology, also titled ‘Rust and Bones’. In the story a young man loses his leg to the orca he performs with.

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Gray-whale sightings off West Coast at record levels

Gray-whale sightings off West Coast at record levels | Dolphins | Scoop.it
News: SoCal gray whale sightings at record levels | whales, gray, whale, point, schulman, janiger, vicente, orcas, lagoons, group
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Amazing #whale and #dolphin sighting! What a #cetacean party it was!

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Chloe Miranda Allen's comment, February 12, 6:47 AM
Summary: This article informs its' readers of the rising number of whales scientists are beginning to spot on the west coast. Allegedly, this number rising is considered a "big deal" because of the low number of whales on the west coast over the last four years. In 1990, gray whales were nearly extinct, so seeing more and more gray whales daily is making a great deal of marine biologists, and whale activists, happy. A larger number of baby gray whales are expected to be spotted in the coming years. Reaction: I like whales, and ocean animals, so I saw the title and got really excited and thought it was cool.
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HeraldNet.com - Judge wants feds to reassess Navy sonar permits

HeraldNet.com - Judge wants feds to reassess Navy sonar permits | Dolphins | Scoop.it
SEATTLE -- A judge is requiring federal regulators to reassess permits that allow the Navy's expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the West ...
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The Navy's plan to clear cut the #ocean of #dolphins and#whales? Maybe not but that is what they are doing as a result of their use of sonar and underwater charges during war games.

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Hawaii's Captive Dolphins Are Linked to the Taiji, Japan, Brutal Captures

Hawaii's Captive Dolphins Are Linked to the Taiji, Japan, Brutal Captures | Dolphins | Scoop.it
Scientists are speaking up and urging Japan to cease the dolphin slaughter, and once people learn the price that dolphins have to pay for our amusement they lose their desire to go to the amusement parks that display dolphins or offer swim-with...
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It seems gruesome that one of the founding partners of#DolphinQuest #Bermuda #Hawaii, Dr. Jay Sweeney DVM, now spends his days carving #dolphins out of wood, as he stood by while dolphins were carved up in #Taiji #Japan

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Marian Locksley's comment, August 29, 2013 11:38 PM
Hideous practice & time this stopped !
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A Vote For Les Stroud is a Vote for Kiska The Lone Orca

A Vote For Les Stroud is a Vote for Kiska The Lone Orca | Dolphins | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau . In November of 1979 off the coast of Ingólfshöfði, Iceland a young female orca,and three other pod members were violently captured, their lives changed forever: She was captu...
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Les Stroud and the O.C. only 74 votes away from 1st place! Let's keep voting and get out front for the Whistleblowers, Kiska and all the animals suffering at Marineland. https://thebille.com/bille-celeb-charity

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Join The Ric O'Barry Dolphin Project Give your Vote to Les Stroud and the Orca Conservancy

Join The Ric O'Barry Dolphin Project Give your Vote to Les Stroud and the Orca Conservancy | Dolphins | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau In August of 2010 the Star began publishing a series of articles that would change history and the worlds view of Marine Parks forever as Phil Demers and other former trainers ...
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Please cast your vote for Les Stroud today! Ultimately the animals will be the winners. 

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Likely to cause death or serious harm - KansasCity.com

Even in a culture of corporate entitlement and privilege, SeaWorld's blatant defiance of federal safety standards reaches a whole new level.
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Ignoring the order - and just plain common sense - the park still allows trainers to touch, hug, kiss and pat orcas (except Tilikum) with no barrier or distance at all.



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Help Dolphins on Ocean Day! Support European Dolphin Demonstration for Freedom

Help Dolphins on Ocean Day! Support European Dolphin Demonstration for Freedom | Dolphins | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau Ocean day is a day to celebrate our oceans, understand more about them, and take action to help the very bodies of water that give our world life. Part of the amazing underwate...
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Make a difference on Ocean Day! Help the dolphins of Europe move closer to freedom!

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Blog: Help Stop the New Dolphinarium in South Korea! | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Blog: Help Stop the New Dolphinarium in South Korea! | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project | Dolphins | Scoop.it
Mark J Palmer dolphin captivity South Korea
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Ric O’Barry, director of Earth Island’s Dolphin Project, says: “Geoje Dolphin Park will directly support the horrors that occur in Taiji, Japan, as the dolphin slaughters are directly subsidized by live purchases that these captivity industry officials are trying to make.”

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Dogwoof Sales | Blackfish wins the Audience Award at Green Film Festival in Seoul!

Dogwoof Sales | Blackfish wins the Audience Award at Green Film Festival in Seoul! | Dolphins | Scoop.it
Dogwoof is the leading UK film distributor for social issue films and documentaries.
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#Blackfish winning awards left and right!

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Multinational Naval Exercise Meant Death and Destruction for Pilot Whales and Orcas

Multinational Naval Exercise Meant Death and Destruction for Pilot Whales and Orcas | Dolphins | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau The military is calling their multinational Naval exercises a success: "A giant exercise off the coast of Scotland which involved more than 30 warships and 65 aircraft from 13 ...
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When does the price of for war games become too great?

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:20 AM

 

 

                   

                     More deaths.......when will it end !

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Controversy surrounds killer whale program - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Controversy surrounds killer whale program - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Dolphins | Scoop.it
America's Seaworld company is being accused of not doing enough to protect its kilelr whale trainers after documents filed with the New York Stock Exchange admit more injuries and deaths are a possibility.
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SeaWorld is a marine mammal prison nothing more. 

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Champions for Cetaceans

Champions for Cetaceans | Dolphins | Scoop.it
A site where supporters of whales, dolphins, and porpoises can network, share information, and join forces to help save Cetaceans
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Please get your comments into NOAA before the comment period closes! 

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Taiji dolphin cull inhumane: study

Taiji dolphin cull inhumane: study | Dolphins | Scoop.it
From a cliff above the tiny cove, a stocky, bald man could be seen between tightly drawn lengths of green tarpaulin, a metal rod in one hand, and something long, ...
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A must read article. Dolphins must not be hunted!

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St. Lawrence belugas threatened by pipeline plans

St. Lawrence belugas threatened by pipeline plans | Dolphins | Scoop.it
A beluga whale habitat near Rivière-du-Loup may be in jeopardy if plans for the Energy East pipeline go ahead.
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these plans put a port right in the middle of an at-risk beluga population.

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, March 11, 7:14 AM

Meanwhile, the deepwater St. Lawrence Estuary beluga population is a species at risk of extinction and is protected under the Species At Risk Act. According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the St. Lawrence is home to an estimated 1,000 belugas.

 

Because of the species’ protected status, the federal government has to protect its habitat.

 

“The building of that deepwater wharf will bring a lot of noise and traffic,” he says.

“If the sound is more distant, there will be some behavioural response. The heaviest response could be leaving the area,” Michaud explains.

“It could mask their usable communication, their activity for finding food or for navigating. High sounds, very powerful sounds... they could have even physical damage.”

 

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Karen Kay's curator insight, March 11, 10:53 AM

somewhere between a regular whale and a manatee. These lovely and graceful white creatures need our protection.

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Peaceful Protest…. Shibiya Tokyo… The Dolphin... | Kirsten Writes

Peaceful Protest…. Shibiya Tokyo… The Dolphin hunts will begin on the 1st September. by Suzette Ackerman
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#Japan #dolphins day 2013 #Tokyo!!

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‪#‎Taiji‬, ‪#‎Japan‬ please end the slaughter and capture of ‪#‎dolphins‬! Japan Dolphins Day 2013 needs your voice! Join or create an event in your area!https://www.eventleo.com/event/japan-dolphins-day-2013.whtml ;‪#‎JDD2013‬

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Join us and be a voice for #dolphins!

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By Kirsten Massebeau Les Stroud for Orca... | The BiLLe Blog by Lari

By Kirsten Massebeau Les Stroud for Orca... | The BiLLe Blog by Lari | Dolphins | Scoop.it
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Les Stroud for Orca Conservancy is in 2nd place! Vote now, it only takes a second!
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Vote for Les Stroud and the O.C. today. By supporting the Marineland Whistleblowers you are helping all the animals suffering at Marineland. 
https://thebille.com/bille-celeb-charity

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Time running out for lonely orca Lolita at Miami Seaquarium

Time running out for lonely orca Lolita at Miami Seaquarium | Dolphins | Scoop.it
Time is running out for a solitary orca held at Miami Seaquarium. Lolita, also called Tokitae, was one of the first whales in a brutal roundup that captured orcas for display in marine parks between 1965 and 1973.
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Time is running out for Lolita, Tokitae. Please ask that she be listed as endangered. This is her one chance for freedom!

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Die-off in Indian River Lagoon killing dolphins, manatees

Die-off in Indian River Lagoon killing dolphins, manatees | Dolphins | Scoop.it
The Indian River Lagoon on Florida's east coast has long been known as the most diverse ecosystem in North America. Its 156 miles of water boasts more than 600 species of fish and more than 300 kinds of birds.
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How bad is it? In the past week, a dolphin a day has turned up dead in the lagoon, according to Megan Stolen, a research scientist at Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute.

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VanAllen's comment, June 18, 2013 6:34 PM
This is so sad and very worrying.
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No Dolphinariums in Europe: June 28 Demo Gives Dolphins Hope for Freedom

No Dolphinariums in Europe: June 28 Demo Gives Dolphins Hope for Freedom | Dolphins | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau Demonstrators opposing dolphinariums and captive facilities in Europe are organized and ready to go! On June 28, 2013 they will gather in Brussels with a loud and clear message...
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June 28th is a big day for dolphins in European captive facilities! Let the voice of dolphin Freedom ring!

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:59 PM

The danger remains that if the number of dolphinaria in the EU remains the same or increases that attempts may be made by dolphinaria to import further wild-caught dolphins into the EU which contradicts EU law, too” (source)

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An amazing moment with a humpback whale!

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Dolphin protection, tuna catch in conflict for U.S., Mexico / News Briefs / More news / Costa Rica Newspaper, The Tico Times

Dolphin protection, tuna catch in conflict for U.S., Mexico / News Briefs / More news / Costa Rica Newspaper, The Tico Times | Dolphins | Scoop.it
The Tico Times - Central America's leading English language news source.
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"The fishermen intentionally capture both tuna and dolphins together, then release the dolphins from the net," the center explained in a statement. "The bycatch of dolphins in the eastern tropical Pacific (ETP) purse-seine tuna fishery stands apart from marine mammal bycatch in other fisheries, not only in scale but in the way the dolphins interact with the fishery."

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Acoustic Naval Experiment Promises Deadly Consequences for Whales Dolphins of the Western North Pacific Ocean

Acoustic Naval Experiment Promises Deadly Consequences for Whales Dolphins of the Western North Pacific Ocean | Dolphins | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau The Office of the Naval Research (ONR) is proposing an acoustic technology experiment (ATE) during spring, summer 2013 in the Western North Pacific: The nine provinces are disc...
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Underwater acoustics can be deadly to whales and dolphins. The comment period ends May 2nd so please take the time to send an email comment. 

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Humpback whale stranded on shoal rescued in La Paz Bay - Pete Thomas Outdoors

Humpback whale stranded on shoal rescued in La Paz Bay - Pete Thomas Outdoors | Dolphins | Scoop.it
A juvenile humpback whale that had become stranded on a shoal in La Paz Bay was rescued Sunday by authorities and citizens who used a rope and boats to pull the animal back into deeper water.
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Stranded baby whale pulled back out to sea where it swam off uninjured.

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 24, 2013 2:19 AM

A juvenile humpback whale that had become stranded in shallow water in La Paz Bay was rescued Sunday by authorities and citizens who used a rope and boats to pull the cetacean into deeper water.

According to Octavo Dia, the rescue effort lasted two-plus hours and the whale seemed to swim freely away despite the long and very dramatic ordeal.

(The accompanying Cabovision video shows part of the rescue effort, including the whale being pulled from the shoal. It does not show the whale swimming to freedom.)

"The effort followed the protocol for marine mammal rescue," Octavo Dia reported. "The struggle to save the whale lasted over two hours, but the successful results incited elated uproar in the concerned witnesses."

The whale had become stranded beyond El Coromuel Beach during low tide. El Coromuel is north of La Paz, which is the capital of Baja California Sur. Among those assisting in the rescue effort were members of a local stranding network.

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Environmental group says seismic testing could risk Florida’s economy

Environmental group says seismic testing could risk Florida’s economy | Dolphins | Scoop.it
Oil-searching airguns that blast sound pulses 100,000 times more intense than a jet engine could injure and kill thousands of dolphins and whales in the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new report.
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“Imagine a rocket being launched out of your living room every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day, for days to weeks at a time,” Matthew Huelsenbeck, report author and marine scientist at Oceana, said in a press release. “

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