Sir Richard Branson and Virgin have finally decided on the wording of the pledge captive facilities must make if they want to continue doing business with Virgin companies. Here is the statement released by the Animal Welfare Institute, Orca Research Trust, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Born Free Foundation and World Cetacean Alliance in response to this:
NEW: GoPro Hero 4 Video With Orca!
The new GoPro HERO4 video with truly awesome footage of Dr. Ingrid Visser (Orca Research Trust) and New Zealand orca, including the recent rescue of the entangled orca:
The long-awaited official trailer for Fragile Waters. We cannot wait to see this!
You can read our interview with Fragile Waters filmmaker Rick Wood:
Orca In The Strait Of Gibraltar
Orca Aware's Sam has been reminiscing her experiences sharing the water with orca in the Strait of Gibraltar. Find out more about these orca and why this is such a great place to visit (and affordable too)!
Orca Research Aided By Drones
Northern resident orca research is being aided by the use of drones:
Wild Orca are raising awareness for the Southern resident orca population in the Pacific Northwest. Please watch this video, with an interview from orca researcher Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research, to find out about their campaign and how you can help!
Reports of another SeaWorld trainer resigns over concerns for the welfare of captive orca.
Australian Orca Database: "Contrary to the article's content, killer whale pods are known to seasonally visit the north coast of New South Wales and southern Queensland as well as other areas along the entire east coast of Australia. The migratory patterns of the species in this region remain poorly understood".
Wild-Caught Orca To Go To Moscow
Moscow's aquarium to get wild-caught orca:
Orca Sighted Off Irish Coast
An unusual sighting of orca off Ireland's south-west coast: