Loud seismic airgun testing for oil will hurt 138,500 marine mammals. 


Seismic airgun testing for oil will injure 138,500 marine mammals, including dolphins and endangered right whales. These loud blasts can permanently deafen or even kill nearby wildlife.These deadly tests are the first step to offshore drilling in the Atlantic, which will put even more animals at risk from a disastrous oil spill like we witnessed in the Gulf of Mexico. is currently circulating letters to members of Congress and the Senate urging President Obama to stop this dangerous plan. And with your help, we can add even more voices to the dissent.


David G. Stanton of the Scientific Publications


There Are Whales Alive Today Who Were Born Before Moby Dick Was Written


Some of the bowhead whales in the icy waters off of Alaska today are over 200 years old




In Alaska’s North Slope, the population of bowhead whales seems to be recovering. But that’s really not the coolest part of this Alaska Dispatch story. Instead, it’s this, tweeted by Geoffry Gagnon:

"There are bowhead whales still alive in arctic that were born long before Moby Dick was written in 1851. That's nuts"      10:54 PM - 7 Jan 2013

Whales behaving weirdly: Gray whales have wandered into the Atlantic for the first time in nearly 300 years. How did they get there?

BY AMY WILSON / STAFF WRITER   Orange County Register


We get to see them twice a year, for several long, languorous weeks at a time: gray whales, swimming to water that better suits their parental urges and genetic demands.Glorious doesn't quite touch the semiannual migration of nearly 21,000 distinct mammals gliding past our coastline, showing themselves occasionally so we can see that they are good neighbors. 

“BLACKFISH” Will Make You Rethink Everything You Thought You Knew About Killer Whales

By Ariane Lange, BuzzFeed Entertainment Staff Writer

The documentary film details the dark side of keeping killer whales in captivity. That dark side also includes the mistreatment of humans.


“I’m a mother who took her kids to SeaWorld,” says Gabriela Cowperthwaite, but that was in another life, before a SeaWorld trainer named Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca named Tilikum in 2010, and before that death led Cowperthwaite to make a documentary film about the events leading up to the moment that whale dragged his longtime trainer into the pool. Cowperthwaite’s 


The Worlds Largest Festival About Whales, Dolphins and Marine Life

Hilton Brighton Metropole 14-16 March 2014


Yes, it’s back, WhaleFest - the world’s biggest celebration of wild whales and dolphins - returns to Hilton Brighton Metropole, UK 14-16 March 2014. That’s right, we skip 2013 (we will be running exciting conferences in USA this autumn instead), and go straight for these late winter/early spring 2014 dates that many of you wanted.

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