Fifty years ago, one of the worst atrocities of animal welfare took place. In the largest capture of wild orcas in history, more than 90 of the marine mammals were rounded up in Penn Cove and seven young southern resident killer whales were captured using nets and explosives, then sold to aquariums. Only one of those abducted on 8th August 1970 is still alive; Lolita.
Category: Sea life
National Geographic Kids meets shark hero Ilena Zanella
Ilena Zanella won a prestigious Whitley Award in 2019 for her work with scalloped hammerhead sharks.
Defying the Jaws Image: Hannah Rudd talks Cage-Diving and White Shark Conservation
Is cage diving with great white sharks ethical? Marine biologist and conservationist Hannah Rudd shares her views in this guest blog post.
Sea turtle conservation and my first National Geographic Kids cover story!
There’s nothing like the excitement of new life. Scooping out the final handful of cool sand to reveal the first couple of pristine, squishy white eggs,
Killer whales in captivity: guest post by Ben Stockwell
My latest Kate on Conservation guest blog post explores the reality of orcas in captivity. Just two weeks after a new film detailing the story
National Geographic Kids Magazine: Secrets of the Spotted Eagle Ray
At the start of the summer, I was fortunate enough to be sent to Florida, to research conservation stories on location for National Geographic Kids.
Talking the talk: let’s have a conversation about Taiji Cove dolphin slaughter
This ‘dolphin drive’ season, more than 150 bottlenose dolphins have been rounded up and taken from Japan’s Taiji Cove, forced into dolphin shows in captivity, and most destined to make their way into the meat trade.
Blackfish Tilikum: An homage to his memory and a promise to myself
It’s easy to think, after all the media coverage of ‘2016: the year of death’, that it was the worst start to a year that
I, I wish you could swim. Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim!
For a year now I’ve been on the frontline of the call to end Taiji Cove’s annual dolphin slaughter, and the connected use of dolphins
Making a stand, marching a march.
I am lucky. As a journalist, a blogger and as a human being, I have a voice. A voice I can use to speak up