Statement of Dr. Elliott A. Norse, President, Marine Conservation Biology Institute on the tragic killing of a trainer by a killer whale at SeaWorld

Our hearts go out to the trainer’s loved ones, to SeaWorld’s staff and visitors, and to all people who love these whales and life in the oceans. Orcas are also called killer whales because they are very large, very intelligent, very powerful predators. In the wild, some eat herring or salmon; others eat large mammals
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Tell President Obama to make conservation the foundation of his National Ocean Policy

There’s still a few more days for you to submit comments to the White House’s Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force. May we suggest some variation of the following letter: Dear President Obama and the Ocean Policy Task Force, Thank you for releasing the Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning. Our country needs
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