La caza de ballenas, bajo el disfraz de ciencia, no es ciencia

June 7, 2018
Antarctic-minke-whale_1.jpg Denunciamos de la manera más enérgica estas acciones cobardes y sin sentido, y sobre todo, sin ningún propósito científico ...

REQUIEM PARA UN HERMOSO MAMIFERO MARINO

May 21, 2018
JYC&ME_1.jpeg The recent election of President Donald Trump is disheartening for the environment for many reasons. During his campaign, he repeatedly spoke about supporting more oil and gas drilling on public lands, the oceans and the Arctic ...

Requiem for the Vaquita Marina (Phocoena sinus)

May 21, 2018
JYC&ME_1.jpeg In the face of adversary, our species is a remarkable adapter. When confronted with issues of urgency, we mobilize rapidly to overcome challenges ...

Saying Farewell to Tilikum

January 24, 2017
tili_flickr_0.png Tilikum the orca, perhaps most infamous for his starring role in the shocking documentary Blackfish, passed away on January 6, 2017. Thus far, the official cause of death has not been released ...

Defending the Last Giants

October 25, 2016
There are some wonderful and very special places in Baja where the gray whales return every year to nurture their newborn calves in the protected, warm and shallows waters of the lagoons.  And in these special places the local people have mastered ecotourism opportunities, where visitors from all around the world can enjoy an intimate but unobtrusive experience with these protected whales.  Photo credit- ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society For as long as humans have roamed the oceans, we have been drawn to life in the sea. Surely the first mariners must have been in awe of the first breath they saw fly into the sky from a giant dark beast rising up from the depths of the sea ...

The Future of Aquariums

June 7, 2016
JMC-And-Keiko_0.png I have waited a long time for the largest marine mammal entertainment park in the country to close its doors to breeding its orcas locked up in captivity ...

Orcas Belong in the Sea Not in Captivity

© Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyThis infographic shows orcas natural adaptations for life in the oceans, and the harmful effects of captivity ...

"Thank You Ocean" Campaign: Jean-Michel Cousteau Talks about his Love and Concern for Orca

March 9, 2015
Orca Image. Copyright Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society The 'Thank You Ocean' campaign features Jean-Michel in this week's ocean report where Jean-Michel shares his knowledge and passion for these socially complex and intelligent animals ...

Bristol Bay: The Dangers of Mining the Earth

February 24, 2015
CEV2284_0.png Not only does the “Pebble Partnership” propose to build one of the world’s largest mines, but they also propose to build an open-pit mine – a more destructive mining method that creates a massive pit or borrow in the ground as the miners extract ore ...

Freedom for Orcas

March 10, 2014
Orca Photo: Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society I congratulate California for its leadership in addressing this issue. A California state legislator has proposed a new bill, AB 2140 that would ban the captivity of killer whales for entertainment in California. This is landmark legislation calling for comprehensive improvement to orca protection laws in California ...