"The sea pen sanctuaries are a concept similar to the land sanctuaries that are home to elephants and chimps...In this case, however, a sea pen sanctuary would be a large space in the ocean, most likely in a bay or a cove, that is enclosed by nets."
Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/retire-captive-orcas-sea-sanctuaries-392943
Here are some interviews with orca expert Dr. Naomi Rose (From The Dolphin's Point of View) and several former SeaWorld orca trainers about SeaWorld's decision to re-brand its orca shows at its San Diego park:-
Dr. Rose: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/highlight/seaworld-san-diego-is-getting-rid-of-its-killer-whale-show/564214ed6f753a371800005a
Dr. Jeffrey Ventre: https://skynews.grabyo.com/g/v/wy2oaALg13U
Samantha Berg: http://www.today.com/video/is-seaworld-ending-or-altering-its-killer-whale-shows-in-san-diego-563384899612
John Hargrove: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/seaworld-ends-killer-whale-shows-at-san-diego-park/
Read the latest article from Dr. Lori Marino's organisation, the Kimmela Center For Animal Advocacy:
There is a fantastic new project partnership between Munchkin and Whale and Dolphin Conservation to raise awareness for the plight of captive orcas. Visit the website & watch the video below to find out more: www.munchkin.com/OrcasLiveInOceans
"Reports about the death of SeaWorld's orca show have been greatly exaggerated." Rather than ending the shows, SeaWorld San Diego in California are simply re-branding them.
Find out more:
"Three humpback whales with a combined weight of 100 tonnes battle with a pod of five tonne orcas, also known as killer whales, as they try to take a humpback calf." Read more about the footage captured off Western Australia's Ningaloo reef for the new BBC television series 'The Hunt' (with video):
Exciting news from OPSL Orca Project Sri Lanka - the same orcas have been sighted in Sri Lanka and Abu Dhabi, which is the first ever record of a trans-Indian Ocean match.
Find out more:
The Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement (ORCA) Act, introduced today, is a bill that would phase out the display of captive orcas in the United States.
Follow the link to find out more:
Update (7th November):
This article includes SeaWorld's response to the ORCA Act proposed yesterday by U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff - http://timesofsandiego.com/business/2015/11/06/bad-news-for-seaworld-congressman-seeks-to-phase-out-captive-orcas/
SeaWorld is reportedly planning to ship some of its orcas to the Middle East where the entertainment company is looking to open a new facility.
Read more: https://www.thedodo.com/seaworld-middle-east-expansion-1439983520.html
"Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld and the Truth Beyond Blackfish" by former orca trainer John Hargrove has been nominated in the Goodreads Choice 2015 Best Science & Technology category.
Find out more: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014804-beneath-the-surface