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International Marine Mammal Project: Top News

France Bans Captivity While SeaWorld Refuses To Budge
| Laura Bridgeman

On May 7, France made the ‘bombshell’ announcement to phase out captivity for dolphins and orcas permanently. It is a move that is in line with the rising tide of public awareness that recognizes the cruelty inherent in the captive dolphin industry – something that SeaWorld continues to willfully ignore. Read More >


Help Close Illegal Dolphinarium in the Bahamas
| Mark J. Palmer

Blackbeard's Cay is a swim-with-dolphins facility that has deplorable conditions: the dolphin pens are only 7 feet deep at mid-tide, there is no shade, and there is no protection in case of hurricanes. Read More >


Japan Continues Illegal Whaling Scheme
| Kelly D’Ambrogia

Three whaling vessels returned to Shimonoseki, a whaling port in southwest Japan, with 333 dead minke whales aboard, the result of a recent whaling expedition. Read More >


Navy Dolphins Suffering and Dying

News Report Reveals Navy’s Dolphin Breeding Scheme with SeaWorld Read More >


World Trade Organization Rewards Dolphin Killing By Mexican Tuna Fishing Fleet
| Mark J. Palmer

New Ruling Allows Mexico to Retaliate Against US for $163 Million Read More >


The Ugly Truth About How Walmart’s Suli Tuna is Caught on Dolphins
| Mark J. Palmer

This is the way the Mexican tuna industry, canners of Suli brand tuna, catch tuna by deliberately targeting and netting dolphins Read More >


Como el atún enlatado SULI de Walmart es capturado sobre delfines
| Mark J. Palmer

Esta es la forma en que la industria atunera mexicana, enlatadora de atún de la marca Suli, captura atún deliberadamente buscando y matando delfines Read More >


Boycott Mexican Shrimp and Save the Vaquita
| Danielle Miller

This boycott is a last-ditch effort to save the world’s most critically endangered cetacean, the vaquita porpoise, from extinction. Read More >


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International Marine Mammal Project >
  • Sharks Are Being Devastated All Over the World, Sought for Their Fins (and Usually ONLY Their Fins) for Shark Fin Soup. Our Colleagues at Friend of the Sea Has Made a Dent, Encouraging Two Business Chains to Stop Serving Shark Fin Soup.
    - By Friend of the Sea
  • As carbon dioxide is absorbed by the oceans, the oceans become more and more acidic, with devastating impacts on krill, corals, diatoms and other species at the base of the oceanic food chain, upon which dolphins and whales depend.
    - By Audrey Evangeline Lee
  • The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has Listed the Dolphin Killing Tuna Industry of Mexico as "Sustainable" But a UK Audit Questions Their Standards
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Save Japan Dolphins >
  • As documented in "The Cove", dolphins continue to be horribly slaughtered while the dolphin hunters get top dollar for live trained dolphins, ripped from their families.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • Taiji is not the only place that dolphin hunts occur in Japan. In northern Japan ports, Dall's porpoises are harpooned for their meat.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute has achieved some major goals in protecting whales and dolphins in 2018. Looking forward to continuing our efforts in the new year.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Dolphin + Whale Project >
  • As carbon dioxide is absorbed by the oceans, the oceans become more and more acidic, with devastating impacts on krill, corals, diatoms and other species at the base of the oceanic food chain, upon which dolphins and whales depend.
    - By Audrey Evangeline Lee
  • Japan announces they will no longer kill whales in the Antarctic Ocean, a cause for celebration, but also they will drop out of the IWC and start commercial whaling within its 200 mile zone, bad news for those whales and dolphins.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute has achieved some major goals in protecting whales and dolphins in 2018. Looking forward to continuing our efforts in the new year.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Keiko Whale Rescue >
Freeing Whales & Dolphins from Captivity >
  • 34 Marine Mammal Experts Are Asking President Putin to Return the 10 Orcas and 80+ Beluga Whales, Now Kept in Inadequate Facility, To Their Ocean Homes. The Russian Government Has Still Not Decided How to Proceed.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • Prominent Citizens from Around the World, Including Russians, Have Signed a Letter Urging President Putin to Restore the Whales, Currently Held in the Notorious Russian "Whale Jail", to Their Ocean Families. Scientists, Actors, Supermodels and Business Leaders Have Signed!
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • Dolphinaris in Arizona has Finally been Shut Down, but the Remaining 4 Dolphins (Four Others Died in Dolphinaris) have been Moved to a Poorly Situated sea pen Enclosure on the Caribbean Island of St. Thomas. Water Circulation is Poor, and It is No Sanctuary. You Can Help!
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Dolphin Safe Fishing >
  • Sharks Are Being Devastated All Over the World, Sought for Their Fins (and Usually ONLY Their Fins) for Shark Fin Soup. Our Colleagues at Friend of the Sea Has Made a Dent, Encouraging Two Business Chains to Stop Serving Shark Fin Soup.
    - By Friend of the Sea
  • Increasingly, Plastics are Showing Up All Around the Marine Environment, in Places Far From Shores. Whales and Dolphins are in Peril Due to the Increase in Plastics in the Ocean.
    - By Erin Murphy
  • The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has Listed the Dolphin Killing Tuna Industry of Mexico as "Sustainable" But a UK Audit Questions Their Standards
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project