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Russia Takes First Steps To Releasing Orcas, Belugas From 'Whale Jail'
Nearly 100 whales are stuck in miserable holding pens after being captured for the aquarium trade.
Shedd Aquarium's World of Water: What It Takes to Keep a Quality Environment for Animals
Dr. Bill Van Bonn
Vice President of Animal Health at Shedd Aquarium. Specializes...
At Shedd Aquarium caring for the quality of water animals live in and depend on does not stop at the front doors.
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Adele, Someone Like You Could Turn The Tables For Captive Beluga Whales
Founding Manager, British Divers Marine Life Rescue's Orca Awa...
Why is Adele promoting this cruel and out-dated practice?
Beluga Whales Deeply Suffer At The Vancouver Aquarium, Experts Agree
Professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univer...
I found Mr. Pynn's essay to be an excellent overview of the problems associated with keeping cetaceans in captivity. Of course
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The U.S. Is Taking A Major Step Toward Ending Beluga Whale Captivity
"This is definitely a precedent-setting decision."
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U.S. To Ban Captivity Of Some Beluga Whales
The United States is about to get involved in the fate of beluga whales in eastern Russia, including dozens of captured animals
This Is How A Beluga Whale Communicates With Bubbles, And It's Adorable
"It's an enigmatic and delightful behavior but also a very complex behavior."
A Legal Victory and a Strong Message
Mark J. Palmer
Associate Director, International Marine Mammal Project
Judge Totenberg further noted that the Georgia Aquarium lawsuit "casts a wide net but catches little of substance". She further
Caviar and Pastry Cream
A constant writer, traveler, daydreamer.
Interestingly, this food of kings first belonged to the poor. Long before the age of blinis and champagne, peasants in medieval
Georgia Aquarium's Celebrated Baby Beluga Dies Less Than A Month After Birth
Despite the staff’s efforts to supplement her nutritional requirements with formula that mimicked beluga milk, the calf -- who
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Mama Whale Gives Birth, Immediately Smothers Baby Beluga With Cuddles
Whether in an aquarium or in the wild, calves faces a host of challenges, Eric Gaglione, the director of zoological operations
Member, Board of Directors, Humane Society
I believe that one of the best ways to help the plight of animals around the world is for a tourism boycott to cities, states
Beluga Whales Smile For the Camera In Northern Canada
You can watch the streams live, starting at any time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. CST each day. Check them out below
The Unlikely Hero: Could Belugas Save the Great Lakes?
Executive Vice President, John G. Shedd Aquarium
Believe it or not, belugas are not only part of our Great Lakes system, but they might just help save our Great Lakes.
This Beluga Whale Can't Get Enough Bagpipe Music (VIDEO)
If you're the type of person that cringes and runs for the hills at the sound of bagpipes, you're not alone. But this video
Georgia Aquarium's Beluga Request Rejected By U.S., Drawing Praise From Animal Advocates
From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: The Obama administration threw cold water on the world's largest aquarium
5 Incredible Wildlife Migrations: By Hoof, Paw, Fluke & Flipper
Natural Habitat Adventures
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Watching the planet's animals in motion offers a front-row view on an age-old drama where the marvels of adaptation are on stage.
The View from the Animal Side: Speaking Up for a Whale Safe World
In a world in desperate need of people banding together to preserve nature, why has the issue of conserving the animals of the oceans become so contentious?
Beluga Whale Named Noc Mimics Human Noises With Spot-On Imitation (AUDIO)
Researchers traced these sounds back to one male white whale, Noc, when a diver surfaced from the whale enclosure to ask
In the Icy North, Risk of an Arctic Oil Disaster Looms
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On Assignment for HuffPost
Across the nation's breadbasket, many farmers are out of time waiting for cooling rains to salvage crops blistered by one of the hottest and driest summers on record. But up in the frigid arctic, another battle with nature is playing out; the race against ice.
'Baby Beluga': Whale That Inspired Popular Raffi Children's Song Dies
"She was just so beautiful," Raffi told the Sun, "She was so playful and she had a very pure spirit and you could swear she
Baby Beluga Whale Rescued Off Alaskan Coast, Experts Work Round The Clock To Save Him (VIDEO)
Last week, the Alaska Dispatch reported a baby beluga whale was rescued from Alaska's Bristol Bay region. Now marine mammal
On Mother's Day: Caring for All Creatures
Brenda Peterson Books
When humans offer allomothering to other species, it often requires remarkable adaptability and advocacy. It's natural to love one's birth child. But what if the creature you are trying to mother is covered with hair, or bites you, or claws you, or has a grasping tail?
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