Study finds Humpback whales will protect seals from killer whales

Picture this: A pod of orcas is hunting seals, and just when it looks like the seals are out of luck a humpback whale comes to the rescue. This example of altruism (noun: the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others) is common among humans, but has proven…

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SeaWorld Agrees To End Captive Breeding Of Killer Whales

Today marked at pivotal day for marine mammals, and on ongoing effort to stop captive killer whale breeding programs at SeaWorld parks nationwide. Following the release of the documentary, Blackfish, which documents the death of a SeaWorld trainer by a troublesome, and unpredictable killer whale, a public uproar ensued, one that not only directed media…

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