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SeaWorld’s Breeding And Killing Of Orcas
| Mark J. Palmer

The sad death of 3 month old Kyara mirrors everything wrong with keeping orcas in captivity. Read More >


SeaWorld Under Federal Investigations over Blackfish Documentary
| Mark J. Palmer

SeaWorld’s stock took another hit when the company revealed the federal Department of Justice and SEC are investigating the company and had subpoenaed records. Read More >


SeaWorld’s Farcical “Natural” Encounter with Captive Orcas
| Mark J. Palmer

As always, if the orcas don’t do the trick – in SeaWorld’s Orwellian talk, the “behavior” – they still don’t eat. Read More >

Topics: Orcas, SeaWorld

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 >


IMMP Joins Coalition Demanding Tilikum’s Necropsy Report from SeaWorld
| Mark J. Palmer

The information on what killed Tilikum and what that means for other captive cetaceans is a key issue for the public Read More >

Topics: Orcas, SeaWorld

Remembering Tilikum
| David Kirby

I will never forget the afternoon that Tilikum killed his trainer Dawn Brancheau at SeaWorld Orlando. Little did I know that it would mark the beginning of the end of killer whale captivity in this country. Read More >


False Advertising Lawsuit Against SeaWorld Given Green Light By Judge
| Mark J. Palmer

SeaWorld keeps trying to have this lawsuit thrown out. But the judges will let plaintiffs continue the suit! Read More >


Mother Dolphin Attempts to Save Calf in Taiji
| Fionn Hargreaves

A mother dolphin tried desperately to save her calf from Japanese hunters who planned to sell them to aquariums Read More >


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International Marine Mammal Project >
  • The Trump Administration is so gung-ho for oil drilling off our shores for the oil companies that they are ignoring the government shutdown in order to speed up processing of drilling and seismic testing offshore for oil.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute is suing the Trump Administration in order to get planning papers from Dept. of Interior about plan to lease 90% of US outer continental shelf for offshore oil drilling.
    - 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
Save Japan Dolphins >
  • 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
  • We are one of the most effective nonprofit organizations working to protect whales, dolphins and their ocean homes.
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Dolphin + Whale Project >
  • 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
  • Mexico is honoring its gray whale population and protected sanctuaries with a new image on their 500 pesos note.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Keiko Whale Rescue >
Freeing Whales & Dolphins from Captivity >
Dolphin Safe Fishing >
  • 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
  • After ten years of litigation, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded that the US Dolphin Safe tuna label should remain strong, and not be weakened to allow Mexican tuna, stained by the blood of dolphins, to be falsely labeled "Dolphin Safe". A huge victory!
    - Mark J. Palmer, Associate Director, International Marine Mammal Project
  • We are one of the most effective nonprofit organizations working to protect whales, dolphins and their ocean homes.
    - Mark J. Palmer