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Whale watching in Iceland generates $20M per year. It’s rated the number one whale watching destination in Europe. In that very same water, whales are being killed by one company. It’s not a revenue generating business as whale meat is not in demand anywhere around the world. How does whaling ... Whale watching in Iceland generates $20M per year. It’s rated the number one whale watching destination in Europe.
In that very same water, whales are being killed by one company.
It’s not a revenue generating business as whale meat is not in demand anywhere around the world. How does whaling make any sense? 🚫🐋‼️
Help us #StopIcelandWhaling by sharing your signature and joining 170,000+ others in urging Iceland to #StopTheHunt - click link in bio to sign. @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @sea_legacy #WorthMoreAlive #IWC67
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Whale meat is not in high demand anywhere in the world. <span class="emoji emoji1f6ab"></span>🐋 It’s not a revenue generating business. How ...
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Whale meat is not in high demand anywhere in the world. 🐋 It’s not a revenue generating business. How does whaling make any sense?!? Share your signature to stop the unnecessary slaughter of endangered whales - link in bio. #StopIcelandWhaling #StopTheHunt @hardtoportorg @sea_legacy ... Whale meat is not in high demand anywhere in the world. 🚫🐋
It’s not a revenue generating business.
How does whaling make any sense?!? Share your signature to stop the unnecessary slaughter of endangered whales - link in bio. #StopIcelandWhaling #StopTheHunt @hardtoportorg @sea_legacy @bluespherefoundation
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UPDATE from #TheCove via @dolphin_project: No dolphins were killed or captured in Week #2 of Taiji's ...
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UPDATE from #TheCove via @dolphin_project: No dolphins were killed or captured in Week #2 of Taiji's dolphin hunts. Take action and be a voice for the voiceless http://dolphin.fyi/HelpJapanDolphins #DolphinProject #EmptyTheTanks #Dolphins UPDATE from #TheCove via @dolphin_project: No dolphins were killed or captured in Week #2 of Taiji's dolphin hunts. Take action and be a voice for the voiceless 🐬
http://dolphin.fyi/HelpJapanDolphins
#DolphinProject #EmptyTheTanks #Dolphins
Iceland, you need to choose. Whale watching or killing whales. You can’t have them both. It doesn’t make sense that you’re killing off the species we are traveling to see. It’s time to make a decision. But in the meantime, we will not be visiting your country until you put a stop to this unnecessary ... Iceland, you need to choose. Whale watching or killing whales. You can’t have them both. It doesn’t make sense that you’re killing off the species we are traveling to see. It’s time to make a decision. But in the meantime, we will not be visiting your country until you put a stop to this unnecessary hunt.

TAKE ACTION to #StopTheHunt - link in bio. 🚫🐋
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<span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f42c"></span> We couldn’t agree more! #emptythetanks #thecove
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We couldn’t agree more! #emptythetanks #thecove 🙌🐬 We couldn’t agree more! #emptythetanks #thecove
141,478 signatures reached on our #StopIcelandWhaling campaign! <span class="emoji emoji1f433"></span> Thank you so much to everyone ...
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141,478 signatures reached on our #StopIcelandWhaling campaign! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to support this critical initiative! It is imperative that we come together and stand as one in defense of one of the most sacred conservation treaties of our time, the International ... 141,478 signatures reached on our #StopIcelandWhaling campaign! 🐳
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to support this critical initiative! It is imperative that we come together and stand as one in defense of one of the most sacred conservation treaties of our time, the International Moratorium on Commercial Whaling. 💪🏼🐳 Iceland will know that the world is not going to standby idly as they allow the slaughter over 200 endangered Fin Whales. Let’s get to 200,000!
Team member @candace.crespi is on the ground in Brazil at the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Our voices will be heard, so please let’s keep the pressure on and keep those signatures coming - link in our bio.
Photo: @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @sea_legacy #stopthehunt #iwc67
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We are less than 2,000 away from hitting our goal of 100,000 people urging Iceland to choose tourism ...
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We are less than 2,000 away from hitting our goal of 100,000 people urging Iceland to choose tourism over whaling. PLEASE SIGN - LINK IN BIO. #Repost @sea_legacy ・・・ Photograph by EIA // Currently, Iceland is violating one of the most sacred wildlife conservation agreements of our time—the ... We are less than 2,000 away from hitting our goal of 100,000 people urging Iceland to choose tourism over whaling.
PLEASE SIGN - LINK IN BIO. #Repost @sea_legacy
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Photograph by EIA // Currently, Iceland is violating one of the most sacred wildlife conservation agreements of our time—the International Moratorium on Commercial Whaling (IWC)—by brutally slaughtering fin whales, one of the most sentient and threatened species in our oceans. Now, more than ever, we need to do something. If you haven't signed the petition (link in bio) please do so now! If you have already signed it, please tag three friends to do the same. Help us #StopTheHunt. #StopIcelandWhaling. #TurningTheTide with @oceanicpreservationsociety @bluespherefoundation @shawnheinrichs
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We're bringing our petition to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meetings in Brazil ...
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We're bringing our petition to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meetings in Brazil next week. We need you to add your signature NOW to tell Iceland that it's time to choose tourism over whaling - link in our bio. 61,041 have signed. Let's get to 100,000! Already signed? Please ... We're bringing our petition to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meetings in Brazil next week. We need you to add your signature NOW to tell Iceland that it's time to choose tourism over whaling - link in our bio.
61,041 have signed. Let's get to 100,000!
Already signed? Please tag 3 friends who 💙🐋 and urge them to join us in telling Iceland to #StopTheHunt and choose tourism over whaling. #stopicelandwhaling #iwc67 #worthmorealive
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Whale meat is not in high demand anywhere in the world. So, why continue doing it? Share your signature ...
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Whale meat is not in high demand anywhere in the world. So, why continue doing it? Share your signature to stop this unnecessary hunt, pledging to not travel to Iceland until the government puts a stop to it once and for all. We're bringing our petition to the International Whaling Commission ... Whale meat is not in high demand anywhere in the world. So, why continue doing it? Share your signature to stop this unnecessary hunt, pledging to not travel to Iceland until the government puts a stop to it once and for all. We're bringing our petition to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meetings in Brazil next week. 57,053 have signed. Let's get to 100,000!
Already signed? Please tag 3 friends who 💙🐋 and urge them to join us in telling Iceland to #StopTheHunt and choose tourism over whaling.
Click link in our bio and sign to #StopTheHunt
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How many sentient fin whales will fall victim to the harpoons of Kristján Loftsson this summer?
Icelandic whalers are allowed to kill up to 238 fin whales this 2018 hunting season, however it is very likely that the whaling company Hvalur hf and their two ships will not even get close to this number.
On the website of the Marine & Freshwater Research Institute it says: "For the period 2018-2025, MFRI advises that annual catch of fin whales should be no more than 161 animals from the East-Greenland/West-Iceland management area (EG/WI) and 48 fin whales from the East-Iceland/Faroes management area (EI/G)." Hvalur hf is the last remaining fin whaling company in the country, with its processing factory on the west coast of Iceland (Hvalfjörður). Therefore the 48 fin whales from the EI/F area will most likely not be targeted.
Including a 20 % carry over from the 2017 quota, Hvalur could hunt up to 191 fin whales in the EG/WI area, but with increasing unfavorable weather conditions, it is likely that this number of animals won't be reached as well.
Hvalur hf killed 134,137 and 155 fin whales in previous years ( 2013-2015). According to this article from early August, Hvalur hf's hunting license runs out on 15th of September, giving the company another two weeks to reach their quota.
https://www.frettabladid.is/frettir/reglum-um-hvalskur-var-aldrei-fylgt

#whalerwatching #hvalveiðar #hvalur #iceland #stopwhaling #whalesarefriendsnotfood #whaling #conservation #animalrights #finwhales #endangered #iwc67 #stophunting #activism #marinelife #cetacean #whales #ocean #gentlegiants #keeptheban
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Did you know that Iceland’s number one tourist attraction is whale watching? It generates $20M ...
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Did you know that Iceland’s number one tourist attraction is whale watching? It generates $20M per year. It’s even rated the number one whale watching destination in Europe. In that very same water, whales are being killed by one company. It’s not a revenue generating business as whale ... Did you know that Iceland’s number one tourist attraction is whale watching? It generates $20M per year. 🐳 It’s even rated the number one whale watching destination in Europe. In that very same water, whales are being killed by one company. It’s not a revenue generating business as whale meat is not in demand anywhere around the world. How does whaling make any sense? Help us stop Icelanding whaling by adding your signature - link in bio to take action 🚫🐋 #StopTheHunt #StopIcelandWhaling
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No dolphins were killed or captured in week #1 of Taiji’s hunts. <span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f42c"></span> Take action and be a voice for the ...
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No dolphins were killed or captured in week #1 of Taiji’s hunts. Take action and be a voice for the voiceless with @dolphin_project >> http://dolphin.fyi/HelpJapanDolphins #DolphinProject #TheCove No dolphins were killed or captured in week #1 of Taiji’s hunts. 💙🐬 Take action and be a voice for the voiceless with @dolphin_project >> http://dolphin.fyi/HelpJapanDolphins #DolphinProject #TheCove
<span class="emoji emoji1f494"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f42c"></span> The 6 month dolphin hunting season in Taiji, Japan begins. Let’s hope this is the last... #Repost ...
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The 6 month dolphin hunting season in Taiji, Japan begins. Let’s hope this is the last... #Repost @sea_legacy ・・・ Video and photo by @oceanicpreservationsociety // The 2018/19 dolphin hunting season in Taiji, Japan begins today. Dolphins have evolved over millions of years, adapting ... 💔🐬 The 6 month dolphin hunting season in Taiji, Japan begins. Let’s hope this is the last... #Repost @sea_legacy
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Video and photo by @oceanicpreservationsociety // The 2018/19 dolphin hunting season in Taiji, Japan begins today. Dolphins have evolved over millions of years, adapting perfectly to life in the ocean. They are intelligent, social and self-aware, exhibiting evidence of a highly developed emotional sense. Please help end this outdated and unnecessarily cruel practice and take the @Dolphin_Project pledge (link in bio). #Dolphin #TheCove #Japan #DolphinProject #thanksbutnotanks
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Did you know that Iceland’s number one tourist attraction is whale watching? It generates $20M ...
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Did you know that Iceland’s number one tourist attraction is whale watching? It generates $20M per year. It’s even rated the number one whale watching destination in Europe. In that very same water, whales are being killed by one company. It’s not a revenue generating business as whale meat ... Did you know that Iceland’s number one tourist attraction is whale watching? It generates $20M per year. It’s even rated the number one whale watching destination in Europe. In that very same water, whales are being killed by one company. It’s not a revenue generating business as whale meat is not in demand anywhere around the world. How does whaling make any sense? Help us stop Icelanding whaling by clicking the link in bio and sharing your signature. #StopTheHunt #StopIcelandWhaling
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It's #FunFactFriday! Iceland ranks among the top whale watching destinations in the world. If you choose to go out with one of the respectful whale watching operators around the country, you might be lucky and meet some of these gentle giants 👇

Minke Whale - Hrefna 🇮🇸️
Orca - Háhyrningur 🇮🇸
H️arbour Porpoise - Hnísa 🇮🇸️
Humpback Whale - Hnúfubakur 🇮🇸️
White Beaked Dolphin - Bletthnýðingur 🇮🇸️
Sei Whale - Sandreyður 🇮🇸
Fin Whale - Langreyður 🇮🇸️
Northern Bottleno Whale - Andarnefja 🇮🇸️
Blue Whale - Steypireyður 🇮🇸️
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We need your help! A new set of proposed regulation changes would make it harder for the Endangered Species Act to protect creatures like the Florida panther from disappearing. Leave a comment to keep this last line of defense in place: Text PROTECT to 52886 to take action. @vulcanproduction ... We need your help! A new set of proposed regulation changes would make it harder for the Endangered Species Act to protect creatures like the Florida panther from disappearing. 👉 Leave a comment to keep this last line of defense in place: Text PROTECT to 52886 to take action.
@vulcanproduction @defendersofwildlife @racingextinction @joelsartore #stopextinction #florida #endangeredspeciesact #endangeredspecies #racingextinction
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Today is International Whale Shark Day. Take a moment to appreciate these gorgeous, gentle giants - the largest shark and fish in the world. @racingextinction #whaleshark #racingextinction #finbannow #worthmorealive Today is International Whale Shark Day. Take a moment to appreciate these gorgeous, gentle giants - the largest shark and fish in the world. @racingextinction #whaleshark #racingextinction #finbannow #worthmorealive
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 #Repost @psihoyos ・・・ To the protestors around the world on Dolphin Day, September 1, When we ...
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#Repost @psihoyos ・・・ To the protestors around the world on Dolphin Day, September 1, When we began this fight, there were 23,000 dolphins and porpoises allowed to be killed in Japan for human consumption. Two years ago, 1669 were killed - that was a 93% reduction! And every year the numbers ... #Repost @psihoyos
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To the protestors around the world on Dolphin Day, September 1,
When we began this fight, there were 23,000 dolphins and porpoises allowed to be killed in Japan for human consumption. Two years ago, 1669 were killed - that was a 93% reduction! And every year the numbers keeps going down. Last year 610 dolphins were killed. Still 610 too many - but we are winning, and you ARE being heard. People in Japan are waking up to the fact that dolphin meat is toxic. Dolphin meat has anywhere from 5-5000 times more mercury than allowed by Japanese law and World Health Organization standards. Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive element in the world - it’s especially toxic to the developing brains of young children. Yet, the Japanese Ministry of Health still has recommendations on their website for a pregnant woman to eat dolphin meat!!! This is insanity! Eating dolphin meat to get nutrition is like smoking cigarettes to get vitamin C. Serving dolphin meat to anyone, especially a pregnant woman is criminal. When we began these protests the mayor of Taiji and the dolphin hunters were serving dolphin meat to school children. Because of protestors like you - that’s not happening anymore. Thank you for what you all are doing - with each protest you are nudging humanity closer to being more humane. Our own species name, homo sapiens means, “The Wise Ones.” But we’re not the only wise ones on this planet. We’re not the only compassionate ones. Throughout history dolphins are the only wild animal known to routinely save humans in trouble. By showing up today to help dolphins in trouble you are also helping humanity live up to our name. Let’s not stop until our aquatic cousins are off the menu - let’s not stop protesting until all dolphins are out of the tanks. By protesting, you’re fighting on the side of angels - you are the wise ones. Thank you all!
The OPS Team.
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To the protestors around the world on Dolphin Day, September 1: When we began this fight, there ...
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To the protestors around the world on Dolphin Day, September 1: When we began this fight, there were 23,000 dolphins and porpoises allowed to be killed in Japan for human consumption. Two years ago, 1669 were killed - that was a 93% reduction! And every year the numbers keeps going down. Last ... To the protestors around the world on Dolphin Day, September 1:
When we began this fight, there were 23,000 dolphins and porpoises allowed to be killed in Japan for human consumption. Two years ago, 1669 were killed - that was a 93% reduction! And every year the numbers keeps going down. Last year 610 dolphins were killed. Still 610 too many - but we are winning, and you ARE being heard. People in Japan are waking up to the fact that dolphin meat is toxic. Dolphin meat has anywhere from 5-5000 times more mercury than allowed by Japanese law and World Health Organization standards. Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive element in the world - it’s especially toxic to the developing brains of young children. Yet, the Japanese Ministry of Health still has recommendations on their website for a pregnant woman to eat dolphin meat!!! This is insanity! Eating dolphin meat to get nutrition is like smoking cigarettes to get vitamin C. Serving dolphin meat to anyone, especially a pregnant woman is criminal. When we began these protests the mayor of Taiji and the dolphin hunters were serving dolphin meat to school children. Because of protestors like you - that’s not happening anymore. Thank you for what you all are doing - with each protest you are nudging humanity closer to being more humane. Our own species name, homo sapiens means, “The Wise Ones.” But we’re not the only wise ones on this planet. We’re not the only compassionate ones. Throughout history dolphins are the only wild animal known to routinely save humans in trouble. By showing up today to help dolphins in trouble you are also helping humanity live up to our name. Let’s not stop until our aquatic cousins are off the menu - let’s not stop protesting until all dolphins are out of the tanks. By protesting, you’re fighting on the side of angels - you are the wise ones. Thank you all!
For the dolphin, The OPS Team 💙🐬
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We are so honored to partner with @puravidabracelets <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> Our mission is to expose complex, global ...
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We are so honored to partner with @puravidabracelets Our mission is to expose complex, global environmental issues and promote advocacy through the use of film, photography, social media, and collaboration. 10% of net sales support our work to save the oceans with each purchase of this ... We are so honored to partner with @puravidabracelets ✨ Our mission is to expose complex, global environmental issues and promote advocacy through the use of film, photography, social media, and collaboration. 10% of net sales support our work to save the oceans with each purchase of this beautiful blue original.
Thank you @puravidabracelets 💙🐬 #livefree #puravidabracelets
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<span class="emoji emoji1f4aa"></span>🐋 Let’s speak up for species on the brink of extinction! Three changes to endangered species protections ...
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🐋 Let’s speak up for species on the brink of extinction! Three changes to endangered species protections have just been proposed - injecting economic and non-science-based influence into the law... But we can each do something to stop it! Text PROTECT to 52886 @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation @defendersofwildlife ... 💪🐋 Let’s speak up for species on the brink of extinction! Three changes to endangered species protections have just been proposed - injecting economic and non-science-based influence into the law...
But we can each do something to stop it!
👉 Text PROTECT to 52886
📷 @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation
@defendersofwildlife @vulcanproduction @racingextinction @oceanicpreservationsociety #racingextinction #stopextinction #endangeredspecies
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#J50 Update (8/27) via @noaafisheries: We know many of you are just as anxious for news about J50 as we are so we can get her needed medical treatment as soon as possible, so we were pleased to hear that a whale watching operator from the Pacific Whale Watch Association spotted her with her family ... #J50 Update (8/27) via @noaafisheries: We know many of you are just as anxious for news about J50 as we are so we can get her needed medical treatment as soon as possible, so we were pleased to hear that a whale watching operator from the Pacific Whale Watch Association spotted her with her family on Friday (8/24) near Jordan River, B.C. At first they were heading east toward the Salish Sea, but then turned back west toward open waters again. This is not unusual; J Pod often spends time in the summer out in open waters, especially if they find food there, which is why extra eyes on the water from the whale watching community and through sighting networks are especially valuable right now. While J Pod remains out of reach, teams are ready to respond and administer a dose of broad-spectrum antibiotic and, if possible, a dewormer through a dart.
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#J50: The emergency response to support J50, also called Scarlet, is a story of partnerships, all to save an endangered Southern Resident killer whale. The vast, collective knowledge, experience, and resources of everyone involved makes this possible. While the story is not yet over, this short video collection is a tribute to our partners: Thank you.
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Scarlet’s family #Repost @whalesanctuaryproject: Meet some of the orcas in Scarlet/J-50's family or "matriline” — Scarlet's mother Slick/J-16, her sisters Alki/J-36 and Echo/J-42, and her brother Mike/J-26. This video is from Katy and Jeff Foster, who are part of NOAA's team that's ... Scarlet’s family 💙 #Repost @whalesanctuaryproject: Meet some of the orcas in Scarlet/J-50's family or "matriline” — Scarlet's mother Slick/J-16, her sisters Alki/J-36 and Echo/J-42, and her brother Mike/J-26.
This video is from Katy and Jeff Foster, who are part of NOAA's team that's working to save Scarlet's life. Jeff directs much of the work on the water.
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URGENT: Please help us stop Icelandic whaling. What the killing of whales does to the world ultimately affects us all. Your support goes so much further than you might know! Please click the link in our bio to learn how your signature can end this unnecessary slaughter. #StopTheHunt #StopIcelandWhaling URGENT: Please help us stop Icelandic whaling. What the killing of whales does to the world ultimately affects us all. Your support goes so much further than you might know!
Please click the link in our bio to learn how your signature can end this unnecessary slaughter. #StopTheHunt #StopIcelandWhaling
Iceland isn’t holding up their end of the bargain. They pledge to keep their country safe through ...
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Iceland isn’t holding up their end of the bargain. They pledge to keep their country safe through their “Inspired by Iceland” campaign, but all the while allow whaling to happen right in their own waters. 🙄 We will not visit Iceland unless whaling stops. What's your choice? Click link in ... Iceland isn’t holding up their end of the bargain. They pledge to keep their country safe through their “Inspired by Iceland” campaign, but all the while allow whaling to happen right in their own waters. 🙄 We will not visit Iceland unless whaling stops. What's your choice?
Click link in bio and sign to #StopTheHunt 🚫🐋 #StopIcelandWhaling
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This season's quota for the Taiji drive hunts have been released via @dolphin_project <span class="emoji emoji1f494"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f42c"></span> #TheCove ...
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This season's quota for the Taiji drive hunts have been released via @dolphin_project #TheCove #DolphinProject This season's quota for the Taiji drive hunts have been released via @dolphin_project 💔🐬 #TheCove #DolphinProject
World's Largest 3-D printed Reef installed at @summer.island.maldives in partnership with Reef Design Lab & @alexgoad. They will study how corals colonise the new reef, and whether the technology can help coral reefs survive a warming climate. #summerislandmaldives #3dprinting #coralrestoration ... World's Largest 3-D printed Reef installed at @summer.island.maldives in partnership with Reef Design Lab & @alexgoad. They will study how corals colonise the new reef, and whether the technology can help coral reefs survive a warming climate. #summerislandmaldives #3dprinting #coralrestoration #maldives
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Enough is enough! Let’s #StopTheHunt 🐋 #Repost @sea_legacy ・・・ 95 endangered fin whales have been killed. 11 were pregnant and 1 was a blue-fin hybrid. Over 100 more will die in coming weeks. How can we stand by and watch, as one of the most majestic creatures on earth is killed for quite ... Enough is enough!
Let’s #StopTheHunt 🚫🐋 #Repost @sea_legacy
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95 endangered fin whales have been killed. 11 were pregnant and 1 was a blue-fin hybrid. Over 100 more will die in coming weeks. How can we stand by and watch, as one of the most majestic creatures on earth is killed for quite literally no reason? How can we embrace the “Inspired By Iceland” campaign - asking us to pledge to be responsible tourists - when the government is not holding up their end of the bargain? It’s officially our choice on what comes next—to live in a world where killing whales is acceptable, or not. We’re for a world that stops the unnecessary hunt. What’s your choice? Click link in bio and sign to #StopTheHunt. #StopIcelandWhaling. With @oceanicpreservationsociety @bluespherefoundation @shawnheinrichs
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How do we stop our plastic addiction? In ALBATROSS we see the implications for these incredible ...
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How do we stop our plastic addiction? In ALBATROSS we see the implications for these incredible birds and their chicks. Streaming throughout August on @sima_rama: https://simarama.club #LetsRAMA How do we stop our plastic addiction? In ALBATROSS we see the implications for these incredible birds and their chicks. Streaming throughout August on @sima_rama: https://simarama.club #LetsRAMA
“Our mission is to bring awareness to and ultimately stop whaling in Iceland—a front-runner in ...
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“Our mission is to bring awareness to and ultimately stop whaling in Iceland—a front-runner in this unnecessary hunt. Currently, Iceland is violating one of the most sacred wildlife conservation agreements of our time—the International Moratorium on Commercial Whaling (IWC)—by brutally ... “Our mission is to bring awareness to and ultimately stop whaling in Iceland—a front-runner in this unnecessary hunt. Currently, Iceland is violating one of the most sacred wildlife conservation agreements of our time—the International Moratorium on Commercial Whaling (IWC)—by brutally slaughtering one of the most sentient and threatened species in the oceans. We cannot stand by and watch this violent attack on one of the most fundamental principles of wildlife conservation. We can no longer remain silent as this majestic species nears extinction in our lifetime. This is where we draw the line!” -- @shawnheinrichs
Click link in our bio and sign to #StopTheHunt. #StopIcelandWhaling.
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Enough is enough! We need the world to ban together to DO SOMETHING to put a stop to this. We encourage ...
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Enough is enough! We need the world to ban together to DO SOMETHING to put a stop to this. We encourage you to join us by sharing your signature, stating that we—as global citizens—will not travel to Iceland if whaling continues. How can we stand by and watch, as one of the most majestic creatures ... Enough is enough! We need the world to ban together to DO SOMETHING to put a stop to this. We encourage you to join us by sharing your signature, stating that we—as global citizens—will not travel to Iceland if whaling continues. How can we stand by and watch, as one of the most majestic creatures on earth is killed for quite literally no reason? How can we embrace the "Inspired By Iceland" campaign—asking us to pledge to be responsible tourists—when the government is not holding up their end of the bargain? It's officially our choice on what comes next—to live in a world where killing whales is acceptable, or not. We're for a world that stops the unnecessary hunt. What's your choice? TAKE ACTION NOW! CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO to #StopTheHunt 🚫🐋 #StopIcelandWhaling
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TAKE ACTION! ☠️ Link in @jim_abernethy’s bio #Repost @sea_legacy ・・・ It appears that the Florida ...
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TAKE ACTION! ☠️ Link in @jim_abernethy’s bio #Repost @sea_legacy ・・・ It appears that the Florida government, through the Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC), is spraying Glyphosate in rivers, canals, and lakes, including #LakeOkeechobee, in an effort to kill an invasive aquatic ... TAKE ACTION! ☠️ Link in @jim_abernethy’s bio #Repost @sea_legacy
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It appears that the Florida government, through the Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC), is spraying Glyphosate in rivers, canals, and lakes, including #LakeOkeechobee, in an effort to kill an invasive aquatic plant called hydrilla. Hundreds of permitted contractors all over the state have been spraying this herbicide into aquifers (90% of Floridians water source), Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week for the last 40 years. The excessive spraying of these chemicals may be feeding toxic algae blooms by providing nutrients that lead to the rapid expansion of blue-green algae. In turn, it has likely been a significant contributor to this year’s damaging red tide, which has caused human illness, eliminated coastal jobs, and killed massive numbers of marine wildlife. SeaLegacy Collective member @jim_abernethy has started a petition to help bring this message to our politicians. Please sign and share the link which can be found in @jim_abernethy’s bio. Video by John Doe & images by Lori Marlowe.
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Hvalur hf.—an Icelandic whaling company—took their unnecessary hunt one step too far by killing ...
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Hvalur hf.—an Icelandic whaling company—took their unnecessary hunt one step too far by killing an endangered hybrid blue whale, a pregnant female fin whale and almost 90 more. We need the world to ban together to DO SOMETHING to put a stop to this. We encourage you to join us by sharing your ... Hvalur hf.—an Icelandic whaling company—took their unnecessary hunt one step too far by killing an endangered hybrid blue whale, a pregnant female fin whale and almost 90 more. We need the world to ban together to DO SOMETHING to put a stop to this. We encourage you to join us by sharing your signature, stating that we—as global citizens—will not travel to Iceland if whaling continues. How can we stand by and watch, as one of the most majestic creatures on earth is killed for quite literally no reason? How can we embrace the "Inspired By Iceland" campaign—asking us to pledge to be responsible tourists—when the government is not holding up their end of the bargain? It's officially our choice on what comes next—to live in a world where killing whales is acceptable, or not. We're for a world that stops the unnecessary hunt. What's your choice? Click link in @bluespherefoundation bio and sign to #StopTheHunt. #StopIcelandWhaling.
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<span class="emoji emoji1f494"></span>🐋 BREAKING NEWS via @hardtoportorg: Icelandic whalers kill pregnant fin whale. Trying to hide ...
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🐋 BREAKING NEWS via @hardtoportorg: Icelandic whalers kill pregnant fin whale. Trying to hide the fetus from the eyes of our camera. TAKE ACTION: click link in @bluespherefoundation’s bio to tell Iceland to #StopTheHunt and choose tourism over whaling. #StopIcelandWhaling 🐋 💔🐋 BREAKING NEWS via @hardtoportorg: Icelandic whalers kill pregnant fin whale. Trying to hide the fetus from the eyes of our camera.
TAKE ACTION: click link in @bluespherefoundation’s bio to tell Iceland to #StopTheHunt and choose tourism over whaling. #StopIcelandWhaling 🚫🐋
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Update on #TheCove via Director @psihoyos: In the article, “Beyond The Cove: what happened after the Oscar-winning documentary?” director of A Whale of a Tale, Megumi Sasaki claims, “It was like they were pointing a camera at people who can’t raise their own voice. ... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! 💔🐬 Update on #TheCove via Director @psihoyos:
In the article, “Beyond The Cove: what happened after the Oscar-winning documentary?” director of A Whale of a Tale, Megumi Sasaki claims, “It was like they were pointing a camera at people who can’t raise their own voice. It’s like bullying.” I am the director of The Cove and our team did in fact spend several days negotiating with the Mayor of Taiji and the dolphin hunting union to get their side of the story for our documentary. We even offered to not film the dolphin slaughter if they agreed to let us interview a single fisherman or town leader, but not a single person from that town was willing to step forward and talk on the record about the dolphin hunt. I went to journalism school and getting both sides of a story was always the goal. But do you really need to hear both sides of a story when one of those sides is committing barbaric acts of violence? Is it necessary to hear Jeffrey Daumer’s side of the story to have an accurate picture? Serial killers and pedofiles have a point of view, but do you really need to hear both sides of a story when one of those sides is committing barbaric acts of violence and refuses to speak? Since nobody affiliated with the hunt would talk to us on the record, our team made the decision to break into the area now known as The Cove to see what they were hiding. What we saw and heard there was far more revealing than any interview could have achieved - it was so unspeakable it shocked the world…watch the full clip on our Facebook page - LINK IN BIO.
The atrocities in The Cove are conducted within the confines of a Japanese National Park designated in the Town of Taiji as a “wildlife sanctuary.” It was protected by guards, guard dogs, barbed wire and electronic sensors. It was clear why the Taiji mayor and the dolphin hunters wouldn’t speak to the press or anyone else for that matter.
Video: @oceanicpreservationsociety
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Meet Dio, canine member of the team that’s working to help the ailing orca Scarlet (J-50). Dio is ...
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Meet Dio, canine member of the team that’s working to help the ailing orca Scarlet (J-50). Dio is an ace sniffer dog, and his role is to direct the research vessel to where his colleagues can gather a sample of whale scat and take it back to the lab. From our friends at @whalesanctuaryproject: ... Meet Dio, canine member of the team that’s working to help the ailing orca Scarlet (J-50). Dio is an ace sniffer dog, and his role is to direct the research vessel to where his colleagues can gather a sample of whale scat and take it back to the lab.
From our friends at @whalesanctuaryproject:
Researchers can glean amazing amounts of information from whale poop (what scientists call “fecal data”) – like what they’re eating, reproductive status, stress level, environmental toxin levels – about the health of an individual animal and of the pod overall. And to get a good diagnosis of what’s ailing Scarlet and what medication she might best respond to, they need a good sample of her droppings.

But first they need to locate a fresh sample. And that’s Dio’s job. He’s everything you want in a sniffer dog and everything that a lot of people don’t want in a family pet: a dog who’s high-energy and obsessed with chasing after balls.

Dogs like Dio often end up at a shelter, and it can be hard to place a rambunctious, ball-obsessed dog in a family home. In Dio’s case, he was a young, stray Queensland heeler mix with an injury to his jaw, who was picked up and brought to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter in northern California. The shelter staff despaired of being able to find him a home because of his off-the-wall high energy. But a volunteer realized that he would be a great sniffer dog, and in August 2015 he found himself on his way north to the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology, where he joined the Conservation Canines Division.
Dio is one of 17 dogs, eight handlers and five lab staff at Conservation Canines, who can be working on anything from tracking down herds of caribou, to establishing the range of a pocket mouse or a barred owl, to Dio’s current assignment locating whale scat.

Photo: Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786. #J50
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UPDATE on #TheCove via Director Louie @Psihoyos: When you watch a dolphin show you are witnessing a spectacle of dominance. Dolphin shows will one day all go the way of Roman gladiator rings and smoking on planes. The Cove gave dolphins a voice, a voice now heard around the world. Quotas ... ‼️🐬 UPDATE on #TheCove via Director Louie @Psihoyos:
When you watch a dolphin show you are witnessing a spectacle of dominance. Dolphin shows will one day all go the way of Roman gladiator rings and smoking on planes. The Cove gave dolphins a voice, a voice now heard around the world. Quotas for dolphin and porpoise consumption in Japan when we began that film were in the tens of thousands, last year that number was down some 97%. Dolphin shows and eating cetaceans will one day soon become a thing of the past -- stains on our evolutionary history and they, and films that try to defend these barbaric acts will also be discarded into the waste bin of history.
In the article, “Beyond The Cove: what happened after the Oscar-winning documentary?” director of A Whale of a Tale, Megumi Sasaki claims, “It was like they were pointing a camera at people who can’t raise their own voice. It’s like bullying.” I am the director of #TheCove and our team did in fact spend several days negotiating with the Mayor of Taiji and the dolphin hunting union to get their side of the story for our documentary. We even offered to not film the dolphin slaughter if they agreed to let us interview a single fisherman or town leader, but not a single person from that town was willing to step forward and talk on the record about the dolphin hunt. I went to journalism school and getting both sides of a story was always the goal. But do you really need to hear both sides of a story when one of those sides is committing barbaric acts of violence? Is it necessary to hear Jeffrey Daumer’s side of the story to have an accurate picture? Serial killers and pedophiles have a point of view, but do you really need to hear both sides of a story when one of those sides is committing barbaric acts of violence and refuses to speak? Since nobody affiliated with the hunt would talk to us on the record, our team made the decision to break into the area now known as The Cove to see what they were hiding.

What we saw and heard there was far more revealing than any interview could have achieved - it was so unspeakable it shocked the world. WATCH NOW - LINK IN BIO.
Video: @oceanicpreservationsociety
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URGENT!! Please read this important update on #TheCove via Director Louie @psihoyos: In the article, “Beyond The Cove: what happened after the Oscar-winning documentary?” director of A Whale of a Tale, Megumi Sasaki claims, “It was like they were pointing a camera at people who can’t ... URGENT!! Please read this important update on #TheCove via Director Louie @psihoyos:
In the article, “Beyond The Cove: what happened after the Oscar-winning documentary?” director of A Whale of a Tale, Megumi Sasaki claims, “It was like they were pointing a camera at people who can’t raise their own voice. It’s like bullying.” I am the director of The Cove and our team did in fact spend several days negotiating with the Mayor of Taiji and the dolphin hunting union to get their side of the story for our documentary. We even offered to not film the dolphin slaughter if they agreed to let us interview a single fisherman or town leader, but not a single person from that town was willing to step forward and talk on the record about the dolphin hunt. I went to journalism school and getting both sides of a story was always the goal. But do you really need to hear both sides of a story when one of those sides is committing barbaric acts of violence? Is it necessary to hear Jeffrey Daumer’s side of the story to have an accurate picture? Serial killers and pedofiles have a point of view, but do you really need to hear both sides of a story when one of those sides is committing barbaric acts of violence and refuses to speak? Since nobody affiliated with the hunt would talk to us on the record, our team made the decision to break into the area now known as The Cove to see what they were hiding. What we saw and heard there was far more revealing than any interview could have achieved - it was so unspeakable it shocked the world…watch the full clip on our Facebook page - LINK IN BIO.
The atrocities in The Cove are conducted within the confines of a Japanese National Park designated in the Town of Taiji as a “wildlife sanctuary.” It was protected by guards, guard dogs, barbed wire and electronic sensors. It was clear why the Taiji mayor and the dolphin hunters wouldn’t speak to the press or anyone else for that matter.
Video: @oceanicpreservationsociety
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Latest news from the orca capture monitoring expedition in Russia via @oceanfriendsteam and @dolphin_project_rus: ...
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Latest news from the orca capture monitoring expedition in Russia via @oceanfriendsteam and @dolphin_project_rus: The “Ocean friends” team from Sakhalin continues to track ships participating in the capture of orcas. After the incident at the beginning of the expedition, when fishermen ... Latest news from the orca capture monitoring expedition in Russia via @oceanfriendsteam and @dolphin_project_rus:
The “Ocean friends” team from Sakhalin continues to track ships participating in the capture of orcas. After the incident at the beginning of the expedition, when fishermen opened fire to shut down the drone, the ship "JURII SHVEZOV” that was carrying two captured orcas left Nikolaya Bay in a hurry and went to their destination on the Amur River.

For several days our team was looking for the fishermen in the nearest bays. On August 9 they again managed to find "JURII SHVEZOV” and another vessel "SPP-020" in the area of ​​the Gulf of Constantine. For two days the guys were hiding to conduct surveillance of the fishermen, despite the bad weather. August 11, "Yuri Shvetsov" sailed to the north, and the second ship remained in place. There are 8 small boat on "SPP-020" vessel(presumably they are used for the capture), and large tanks for the transportation of orcas. The reaction to the open appearance of the «Ocean friends” in the bay was predictable - the ship loaded and left. Our team resumed search with the help of volunteers in Sakhalin, who monitors the location of vessels in the area of ​capture through open sources.

One of the main goals of the expedition is to inform the public about the problem of capture of marine animals in Russia. This task is being actively pursued: several Russian media have covered news about the purposes and importance of the expedition and are constantly in touch with the group. News of the expedition and the incident of violence toward volunteers was noticed by people from around the world - hundreds of people reposted the news, several organizations published articles on their websites.

We are very grateful for the support! The whole world is waiting for the end of orca capture in Russia, and we believe that by joint efforts we will be able to make that happen!

The expedition continues - the capture is not over yet. We will post more once we get updates from the team.

All photos from @oceanfriendsteam
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CALL TO ACTION via @emptythetanksworldwide: There is a new dolphin prison being built in the United ...
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CALL TO ACTION via @emptythetanksworldwide: There is a new dolphin prison being built in the United States. Gulfport, Mississippi is opening a new aquarium in the hopes of increasing their tourism and economy. They plan to include a dolphin tank as part of the entertainment for residents ... CALL TO ACTION via @emptythetanksworldwide: There is a new dolphin prison being built in the United States. Gulfport, Mississippi is opening a new aquarium in the hopes of increasing their tourism and economy. They plan to include a dolphin tank as part of the entertainment for residents and tourists. Gulfport is also home to the other exploitation marine park, Ocean Adventures. Ocean Adventures is associated with The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. Both IMMS and the site of the new Gulfport Aquarium have been included in our locations for the Annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide event. We need you to speak up and tell Gulfport to leave dolphins out of their plans. >> click the link in @emptythetanksworldwide’s bio to find out how you can help. The contact information for the city of Gulfport and the aquarium is listed, as well links to a petition and information about our upcoming event. Please take action today. We will also be announcing more plans for future events soon. #emptythetanks #gulfport #mississippi #msaquarium
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Great news via @nrdc_org: after years of fighting to protect their habitat, we did it! Hawaii’s ...
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Great news via @nrdc_org: after years of fighting to protect their habitat, we did it! Hawaii’s false killer whales now have a chance to come back from the brink. Responding to legal action by NRDC and our partners, the National Marine Fisheries Service has designated 17,500 square miles ... Great news via @nrdc_org: after years of fighting to protect their habitat, we did it! Hawaii’s false killer whales now have a chance to come back from the brink. Responding to legal action by NRDC and our partners, the National Marine Fisheries Service has designated 17,500 square miles of ocean as critical habitat for this endangered species. Read more about this exciting victory in our story!
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J-POD UPDATE via @whalesanctuaryproject: The J pod has headed out into open waters for a few days, ...
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J-POD UPDATE via @whalesanctuaryproject: The J pod has headed out into open waters for a few days, so the team won’t be able to work directly with Scarlet until the pod returns. Meanwhile, NOAA posted the following yesterday: From NOAA – “Now that the response team has met all the initial ... J-POD UPDATE via @whalesanctuaryproject: The J pod has headed out into open waters for a few days, so the team won’t be able to work directly with Scarlet until the pod returns. Meanwhile, NOAA posted the following yesterday:

From NOAA – “Now that the response team has met all the initial goals for Scarlet/J-50’s health assessment and treatment, and the J Pod has headed out to open waters, biologists and veterinarians are taking stock of what they have learned so far. They are reviewing video footage and photos and processing samples to gain further insights into Scarlet’s health and behavior. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, University of Washington, Center for Whale Research and other partners continue to monitor the whales and collect fecal and prey samples (e.g., fish scales) when possible. “The teams will also review the results of the feeding trial on Sunday, August 12th, while they determine next steps. We are grateful to all our partners for their help, patience and support over the past few weeks. The response team thanks all of you who are following this story closely for your support and positive wishes. Recovering these whales and the West Coast salmon runs they depend upon will take all of us.”
Photo by John Gussman/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786
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LATEST UPDATES on J-50 (Scarlet) via @whalesanctuaryproject: August 13: noon PT – From NOAA: Favorable ...
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LATEST UPDATES on J-50 (Scarlet) via @whalesanctuaryproject: August 13: noon PT – From NOAA: Favorable conditions yesterday allowed the teams to proceed with an experimental live fish release off the west side of San Juan Island to evaluate the process as a way to treat Scarlet with medication ... LATEST UPDATES on J-50 (Scarlet) via @whalesanctuaryproject:
August 13: noon PT – From NOAA:
Favorable conditions yesterday allowed the teams to proceed with an experimental live fish release off the west side of San Juan Island to evaluate the process as a way to treat Scarlet with medication and supplements.

Under the direction of Jeff Foster of the Whale Sanctuary Project, a Lummi Nation vessel released eight live hatchery salmon about 75 to 150 yards in front of Scarlet, while teams observed from NOAA Fisheries and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) vessels.

While she appeared to react to the released fish by quickly diving, biologists could not confirm whether she took the fish, and they are now reviewing aerial footage for further clues.

Scarlet socialized with other members of J Pod, at one point surrounded by a cluster of other whales but did sometimes fall behind in the strong current.

Researchers collected a fecal sample from the pod but could not confirm whether it was from J50 herself. Fecal samples can reveal whether the whales are eating and what they are eating, as well as providing clues about their health and gauging their stress levels by evaluating hormones such as cortisol.

The whales appeared to be headed back west toward the open ocean this morning, and teams were standing by for further sightings.

The @whalesanctuaryproject will be updating their website regularly to keep you informed on this situation - direct link in our story.

Photo 1 by John Gussman/NOAA Fisheries, under permit #18786
Photo 2 by Cher Renke
Photo 3 by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit #18786
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Rob Stewart changed the face of conservation making it cool to do good... It's not about the stuff ...
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Rob Stewart changed the face of conservation making it cool to do good... It's not about the stuff you have, it's about the stuff you do. #MotivationMonday @teamsharkwater Rob Stewart changed the face of conservation making it cool to do good... It's not about the stuff you have, it's about the stuff you do. #MotivationMonday @teamsharkwater
LONDON CALLING! <span class="emoji emoji1f42c"></span> #Repost @richardobarry @dolphin_project
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LONDON CALLING! #Repost @richardobarry @dolphin_project LONDON CALLING! 🐬
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UPDATE ON J-50 (Scarlet) from @whalesanctuaryproject: August 12: 8 am PT – From Jeff and Katy Foster ...
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UPDATE ON J-50 (Scarlet) from @whalesanctuaryproject: August 12: 8 am PT – From Jeff and Katy Foster in the field: We found J-50 (Scarlet) near Open Bay, Henry Island and spent about 6 hours with her today. We spent most of the time working with Dr. Deborah Giles and her crew from the Univ. ... UPDATE ON J-50 (Scarlet) from @whalesanctuaryproject:
August 12: 8 am PT – From Jeff and Katy Foster in the field:

We found J-50 (Scarlet) near Open Bay, Henry Island and spent about 6 hours with her today. We spent most of the time working with Dr. Deborah Giles and her crew from the Univ. of Washington trying to get a fecal sample and watching J-50’s behavior. We were able to get a sample but due to the close proximity of the animals it was difficult to tell which one it came from.

The J16’s (Scarlet’s mother and close family) were fairly spread out and J-50 spent most of her time alone, at times over a mile away from the other animals. The tides today were very strong and at one point she swam in the same spot bucking the tides for more than an hour while the other animals continued ahead, looking like she was having a difficult time keeping up. We’re going to try to get some fish into her midday Sunday.

Photo: Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786
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Yesterday, J-35 (Tahlequah) vigorously chased a school of salmon with her pod-mates in mid-Haro ...
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Yesterday, J-35 (Tahlequah) vigorously chased a school of salmon with her pod-mates in mid-Haro Strait in front of the Center for Whale Research for a half mile, no longer carrying the deceased baby that she had carried for at least 17days and 1,000 miles. Her tour of grief is now over and her ... Yesterday, J-35 (Tahlequah) vigorously chased a school of salmon with her pod-mates in mid-Haro Strait in front of the Center for Whale Research for a half mile, no longer carrying the deceased baby that she had carried for at least 17days and 1,000 miles. Her tour of grief is now over and her behavior is remarkably frisky. Follow @whalesanctuaryproject for updates from the field.
Photo of Tahlequah (J-35) with her family Aug 11. Telephoto digital image by Ken Balcomb/CWR
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J50 (Scarlet) is keeping up with her pod! She's the small one surrounded by family. Very thin but ...
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J50 (Scarlet) is keeping up with her pod! She's the small one surrounded by family. Very thin but still going. Photo/video: @whalesanctuaryproject’s Katy Foster/@noaafisheries, permit #18786 J50 (Scarlet) is keeping up with her pod! She's the small one surrounded by family. Very thin but still going.
Photo/video: @whalesanctuaryproject’s Katy Foster/@noaafisheries, permit #18786
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J50/Scarlet Update: Determined teams from Fisheries and Oceans Canada spotted Jpod again yesterday ...
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J50/Scarlet Update: Determined teams from Fisheries and Oceans Canada spotted Jpod again yesterday (8/8), this time in U.S. waters off the Olympic Peninsula northwest of Neah Bay, Wash. They saw J50 with her mother, J16, also known as Slick. It was a bittersweet sighting for the teams to ... J50/Scarlet Update: Determined teams from Fisheries and Oceans Canada spotted Jpod again yesterday (8/8), this time in U.S. waters off the Olympic Peninsula northwest of Neah Bay, Wash. They saw J50 with her mother, J16, also known as Slick. It was a bittersweet sighting for the teams to also see J35, Tahlequah, today, and witness the continued heartbreaking sight of her still carrying her dead calf, some two weeks since its birth. Teams from @whalesanctuaryproject, @noaafisheries, DFO, and many other essential partners are ready to respond as soon as they are within range and conditions allow them to reach the pod and assess J50’s condition.
DFO photo of J50 and her mother, J16, off Port Renfrew, B.C., on Tuesday (8/7). Photo by Brian Gisborne, Fisheries and Oceans Canada. #J50
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We’re not going to #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas unless we embrace innovative alternatives. ...
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We’re not going to #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas unless we embrace innovative alternatives. Would you wear a pineapple pleather jacket? @unenvironment We’re not going to #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas unless we embrace innovative alternatives. Would you wear a pineapple 🍍pleather jacket? @unenvironment
A Mother's Grief via @whalesanctuaryproject: For nearly two weeks, we have all been transfixed ...
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A Mother's Grief via @whalesanctuaryproject: For nearly two weeks, we have all been transfixed by the scene of a mother orca carrying her dead infant in what can only be interpreted as a display of profound grief and loss. On July 25th, Tahlequah gave birth to a calf who lived for only 30 ... A Mother's Grief via @whalesanctuaryproject:
For nearly two weeks, we have all been transfixed by the scene of a mother orca carrying her dead infant in what can only be interpreted as a display of profound grief and loss.

On July 25th, Tahlequah gave birth to a calf who lived for only 30 minutes. Who among us does not relate to the extreme stress and grief associated with a mother losing her child? Motherhood and loss are universal.

As we join with Tahlequah in mourning the death of her newborn baby, let’s also remember the mothers at marine display parks who, like her, have lost their infants to death or forced separation, and in their case without even any close family members to support them in their grief.

Tahlequah’s mourning, along with the worldwide sympathy it has engendered, has given us all a moment to reflect on the universality of grief and loss. In the case of whales, both in the ocean and in captivity, it is profound and enduring.

Read the post and watch the video - link in bio.
Photo of Tahlequah and her dead infant, by Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research
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