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GlobalAnimal.org’s OCEAN section dives into ocean conservation, including activism to save whales, dolphins, turtles, and bluefin tuna. Find news about Sea Shepherd and efforts to stop the Taiji dolphin slaughter. Plus, learn how to help end keeping dolphins, whales, and other mammals captive in theme parks like SeaWorld.

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Holy Mackerel! Don’t Be Fooled By Fish Intelligence

(ANIMAL SCIENCE/FISH/OCEANS) A recent paper published in the Animal Cognition Journal titled, “Fish Intelligence, Sentience and Ethics,” uncovers some new facts about fish intelligence. Fish, a species commonly disregarded as lesser than other mammals, may actually be more intelligent than once thought. Read on to uncover some surprising fish facts that will have you thinking […]

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<p>have their own language, own food source. They don’t interbreed with other groups of killer whales. Photo Credit: Stock Photo</p>

Wild Orca Outlives SeaWorld Whales & Titanic Crash

(ORCAS/OCEANS) After the release of Blackfish, more evidence against SeaWorld has the entertainment corporation floundering. A Pacific Ocean orca pod recently returned to the coast and its matriarch is estimated to have outlived, by nearly four times, SeaWorld’s claim that orcas live only 25-35 years in the wild. Known by researchers as “J2,” or more affectionately […]

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Protests against shark culling have increased after the Western Australian government introduced a culling policy following an increase in shark attacks in the region

Australia’s Whale Of A Plan Proves Deadly

(WHALES/SHARKS) Adding insult to injury, authorities in Western Australia contemplated using dead whales to catch and kill great white sharks under their controversial shark culling policy. If the plan had been carried out, Western Australia would have essentially used a protected species to kill another protected species. While such a plan should not be a […]

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John Kerry Makes Waves With “Our Ocean” Conference

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/MARINE LIFE) WASHINGTON D.C. — In a video statement released by the U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State John Kerry announced his plans to host a global “Our Ocean” conference focused on overfishing, marine pollution, and ocean acidification. The conference, which takes place June 16 and 17 in Washington D.C., will announce new funding initiatives […]

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Hawaiian Hospital Nurses Monk Seals Back To Health

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/ENDANGERED SPECIES) HAWAII — The Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii is set to open its doors this summer. The hospital will provide much-needed care for the critically endangered monk seals, and will release them back into the wild once they recover. Read the full article below for more details on the hospital […]

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Manatee, Conservation, Wildlife, Oceans

15 Amazing Manatee Facts

(INTERESTING ANIMAL FACTS/ABOUT ANIMALS) Manatees, sometimes referred to as the cows of the sea, are now considered to be a vulnerable species given that there are less than 10,000 mature manatees left in the wild. They are a loving, adorable species who need our help. Check out these fun facts and donate to help keep […]

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First Great White Shark Tracked Across Atlantic

(OCEANS/SHARKS) A great white shark nicknamed Lydia was tagged off the coast of Florida in March 2013. She roamed along the East Coast for a while, but recently underwent a Trans-Atlantic journey in under 24 hours. Lydia is the first of her kind to be tracked across the Atlantic Ocean. She has traveled over 19, […]

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Sea Turtles Crawling Towards Extinction?

(SEA TURTLES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) There are seven different species of sea turtles and each are considered threatened, yet there are over 40 regions (including Australia, Japan and Mexico) where it is still legal to hunt these resilient animals. In fact, more than 40,000 marine turtles are legally killed each year, with Papua New Guinea being responsible for more […]

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