Sperm whale: death by 100 plastic bags

Photo credit: Pelagos Cetacean Research Insitute / A. Frantzis

Since my celebratory post last week on the City of Los Angeles plastic bag ban, this gruesome photo came to my attention. For those of you out there who still aren’t convinced that banning plastic bags is a good idea, then you must take a really good look at this photo of 100 plastic bags… [read more]

One more reason to be grateful whaling is illegal

Recently, I decided it was time to change things up a bit and switch my google alerts. Before I had my alert set to notify me of all whale related stories. So everyday I received five to 10 emails about about whales, sometimes relevant and other times about sporting teams called “The Whales” or stories… [read more]

Sometimes it’s okay to eat whale tails

This weekend I attended the American Cetacean Society’s 12th International Conference and had a blast learning more about whales and dolphins, meeting great people and hanging out with fellow whale and dolphin fanatics. My brain is still swimming with information (no pun intended), so I’m going to give it a little break before writing about… [read more]

Cheryl McCormick ran 55 miles for the Dolphin Dash!

Cheryl McCormick, executive director of the American Cetacean Society, ran 55 miles yesterday, she really did it! As a member of the support team I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The concept of running 55 miles reaches beyond the limits of my imagination. I’m capable of knowing such a feat would be tough, pain… [read more]

Humpback whale: the ocean’s motivational leapers

If you have been feeling down or have lost touch with the fun side of life, then it’s time to purchase a ticket to see the famous motivational speakers, I mean the famous motivational leapers…humpback whales. The ocean’s merriment masters, thrill seekers and acrobatic all-stars. Humpback whales or Megaptera novaeangliae are easy to spot with… [read more]