Capturing and breeding killer whales for entertainment purposes are now prohibited in California.
PETA rejoiced after the National Aquarium in Baltimore announced that it will start freeing dolphins, moving them to a safe oceanside habitat where they can have the chance to live in their natural surroundings.
A young whale named Morgan has made a suicide attempt by beaching herself after a performance at the SeaWorld-owned Loro Parque in Spain. Morgan has previously attempted to kill herself before the beaching incident, banging her head against a metal gate to escape.
'Beneath the Surface': In his new book, former SeaWorld orca trainer John Hargrove details the problems, policies and profits that keep orcas in captivity (Exclusive Interview)
SeaWorld San Diego plans to double the size of its orca environment, and fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild, officials announced Friday.