7 ways humans can help orcas

Sometimes it takes a heartbreaking situation to make us finally stand up and take notice of a problem we’ve been ignorant of for far too long. The story of an endangered killer whale pushing her dead newborn calf along 1,600 kilometres of ocean for more than two weeks certainly falls into that category. The mother, … Continued

Five marine mothers and the incredible ways they care for their young

Underwater mothers face challenges and dangers we cannot imagine, including those posed by human activities such as pollution, habitat loss and underwater noise from shipping and development. It’s WWF Water Wednesday, when Love Nature television explores the unique characteristics, natural history, environmental challenges and threats facing waters and aquatic species in Canada and around the … Continued

SeaWorld era of performing orcas is effectively dead and buried

American aquatic theme-park empire, SeaWorld, has just announced that it will stop breeding orcas in captivity with immediate effect, and will begin phasing out its killer whale theatrical shows. The move comes after several years of very high-profile negative coverage and controversy, including claims of mistreatment of orcas, which began in earnest following the death … Continued