SeaWorld’s Sham

by Laura Bridgeman

  Think SeaWorld is Phasing Out Captivity? Think Again Sea World’s sham headlines spread like wildfire on Monday claiming that SeaWorld would begin phasing out orca shows. A bit of clarification is needed to make sense of what was actually said. In statements on its websites and in a press conference held on Monday, SeaWorld […]


Marine Life Halved in Last 40 Years

by Lisa Couper

Marine Life Halved in Last 40 Years Marine vertebrate populations declined by 49% between 1970 and 2012, according to the 2015 World Wildlife Report. Nearly six thousand populations, and over one thousand species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish were included in this study. In addition to the decline in these species, the report also […]

Dolphin Blog

Tragic Oil Spill in Santa Barbara

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Update: Slick Cover-ups and Dead Dolphins, but Graphics Can’t Show the Full Picture As we reported earlier, more than 10 miles of the Refugio/Santa Barbara, California, coastal community has experienced contact with and damage from over 100,000 gallons of thick, crude oil that poured into the ocean from a ruptured pipeline. The latest figures […]

Orcas begging for food.

Captive Orca Update

by Web Team

SeaWorld’s Excuses for Orca Entertainment Are a Complete Flop Earlier this month, IDA attended a roundtable discussion in San Diego where SeaWorld defended their captive orca programs and attempted to regain public trust. SeaWorld has been under fire ever since Tillikum, an adult male orca, killed a third person and the movie, Blackfish, heavily promoted […]