VIDEO: 'I Am Morgan'
A short video has been released by the Free Morgan Foundation telling the story of captive free-born orca Morgan and her stolen freedom.
Read this article for interviews with the film's makers and with Dr. Ingrid Visser, co-founder of the Free Morgan Foundation: https://www.thedodo.com/i-am-morgan-1487951822.html
The Marion Island Killer Whales have a new addition to their group! The little orca is known as "Peanut" - follow the link for a photo of the calf swimming with mum "O'Neil":
Is orca Morgan deaf? And if she is, what does this mean for her? The Free Morgan Foundation has created a new resource to answer these questions: http://www.freemorgan.org/is-morgan-deaf/
This follows the release of a white paper documenting how it came to be that ownership of Morgan, who was found and still remains in Europe, has been claimed by an entertainment business (SeaWorld) in the USA. Find out more about the white paper here:
Great news! An orca seen entangled in rope and float three weeks ago has now been re-sighted as clear and free.
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Has SeaWorld, USA laundered a free-born orca? A white paper by orca expert Dr. Ingrid Visser and attorney Matthew Spiegl suggests it might have - in partnership with two European marine entertainment parks, Loro Parque and Dolfinarium Harderwijk.
Read this article to find out more: https://www.thedodo.com/catch-seaworld-if-you-can-1471788797.html
A segment on New Zealand orca researcher, Dr. Ingrid Visser:
Wild Orca have started a new initiative for Pacific Northwest orcas. Find out more by visiting their website: http://www.wildorca.org/
Russia's Pacific Fisheries Research Institute Captured A Mammal-Eating Orca Calf To Learn More About Fish-Eating Orcas?! (With Video)
From the Far East Russia Orca Project / Russian Orcas: "The Pacific Fisheries Research Institute (TINRO) has been one of the organisations that justified the quotas for orca captures. This year, they organised their own capture operation for what they call 'scientific' purposes. In this video they say they will study this baby orca (captured from a mammal-eating population) to find out why orcas (fish-eating orcas!) depredate halibut from longlines. Is it not absurd?"
Orca Book Optioned By Film Company
Former orca trainer John Hargrove's book has been optioned by Crash Films.
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This article takes a look at what SeaWorld means when it uses the term "natural behaviours" in relation to its captive orcas: http://coveblueforjiyu.com/2015/11/11/seaworlds-cluelessness-about-anything-natural/