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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.

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 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 this species alive […]

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Worldwide, there are only about 60 shark attacks on people each year. Photo credit: Pakistantoday.com

Shark Attacks Vs. Shark Finning: Facts Behind The Fear

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/SHARKS) Sunday, July 5 kicked off Discovery Channel’s most anticipated summer staple, Shark Week. Referred to as “the Super Bowl of the sea,” Shark Week is the longest-running cable TV programming event in history and a feeding frenzy in terms of ratings, with more than 40 million people tuning in last year. But while Shark Week is good for the Discovery […]

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<p>Dr. Jane Goodall photo: Robert Gray, GETTY IMAGES</p>

Jane Goodall: Shut Down SeaWorld!

(SEAWORLD/ORCAS/CELEBRITIES) Jane Goodall, famous for her extensive work with primates, is speaking out against SeaWorld, saying it needs to be shut down. After the release of the documentary Blackfish, SeaWorld has faced much criticism for its inhumane treatment and captivity of orca whales and other marine life. Although SeaWorld claims their facility is inspiring and […]

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Over 100 million sharks are killed for their fins every year. Photo Credit: Jeff Rotman

TRÄTO Makes A Splash In Ocean Conversation

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) Tiffany Vandersloot, founder of the organization TRÄTO (To Rescue Animals of The Ocean), is a visionary in the movement of ocean conservation and marine life protection. Through TRÄTO, Vandersloot has created a distinct brand with a revolutionary mission, setting a precedent in making marine life protection more than just an ideal, but […]

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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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Dolphins, ocean, new species, humpback, water

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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