GRAY WHALE SAFARI – OPTIONS FOR SEEING THE WHALES

GRAY WHALE SAFARI – GOOD OPTIONS FOR SEEING THE WHALES Kathy Strong, Going My Way11:49 p.m. PST January 8, 2016 (Photo: Courtesy Sal San Diego) It’s a uniquely West Coast phenomenon that you can only experience a few months of … Continue reading

THE CIRCLE OF POO – WHY WHALE SHIT IS CRITICAL TO HEALTHY MARINE ENVIRONMENT

The Circle of Poo Blue whales are kind of like farmers, if farmers used their own feces as manure. Photo by Patricio Robles Gil/Sierra Madre/Minden Pictures/Corbis Nutrients from whales’ poo fertilize phytoplankton, which are eaten by krill … which are eaten … Continue reading

ARCTIC CHANGES IMPACT GRAY WHALES AND OTHER SPECIES

ARCTIC CHANGES IMPACTING GRAY WHALES AND OTHER SPECIES. SCIENCE NEWS LOWEST SO FAR The smallest remnant of Arctic sea ice left after a summer of melting (since satellites started monitoring in the 1970s) was this tattered bit recorded September 16, 2012. … Continue reading

MERCURY LEVELS TRIPLED IN UPPER OCEAN

MERCURY LEVELS TRIPPLED IN UPPER OCEAN NATURE | NEWS Pollution may soon overwhelm deep seas’ ability to sequester mercury. Anne Casselman 06 August 2014 Article tools Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images Bluefin tuna accumulate mercury by virtue of their position atop the ocean … Continue reading

RED TIDES CAUSE MASSIVE STRANDING – CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATED

Red Tides Possibly Caused the Largest Whale Stranding in History Published Nov 24 2015 10:06 AM EST weather.com A sei whale mother and calf. Some 337 whales, likely seis, were found off the coast of southern Chile in the largest … Continue reading

ORCA FREEDOM BILL TO BE INTRODUCED IN CALIFORNIA

ORCA FREEDOM ? 11.06.15 Rep. Schiff to Introduce ORCA Act to Phase Out Display of Captive Killer Whales Federal Legislation Would Prohibit Breeding, Wild Capture, Import or Export of Species Los Angeles, CA – At a press conference on Friday, Rep. Adam … Continue reading

THE PLANET NEEDS WHALES

The Planet Needs Whales Whales play a vital role in the global nutrient cycle. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a special issue in October about large mammals. One of the papers discussed “Global nutrient transport in a world … Continue reading

Whale heavily entangled off Newport Beach.

  Whale dives deep to elude rescuers trying to untangle it from lobster fishing line A gray whale tangled in a fishing line attached to a lobster pot swims about a mile off Newport Beach on Friday. (Courtesy Harbor Patrol) … Continue reading

CALIFORNIA ANIMAL REGULATIONS – DRACONIAN.

CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE FOR ANIMAL OWNERS RIGHTS (CALAAOR) ALLIANCE OF CALIFORNIA ANIMAL OWNERS AND PRACTIONERS WORKING TO PRESERVE OUR FREEDOM TO CHOOSE COMPLEMENTARY TREATMENT FOR OUR ANIMALS. HOME PAGE ABOUT CALAAOR/CONTACT US INFORMATION & UPDATES SAMPLE LETTERS/HANDOUTS/FLYER BLOG   DRASTIC ANIMAL … Continue reading

SEAWORLD’S ARGUMENT ON ORCA BREEDING BAN

Let’s Talk About Whale Sex – and SeaWorld’s Fight for Their Right to Have It Scott Lewis | 12 hours ago Photo by Sam Hodgson Orcas perform at the One Ocean show at SeaWorld San Diego. PARTNER VOICES When the California Coastal … Continue reading