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“Court Failed Morgan”: Experts React To Imprisoned Orca’s Life Sentence.

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 By Melissa Cronin

After news broke that a Dutch court ruled Morgan, the wild-caught orca held at a marine park in the Canary Islands, wouldn’t be freed, outraged reactions have been cropping up around the internet. We asked orca experts and advocates for their reactions to the ruling:

Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of the CNN documentary “Blackfish,” said: 

This is a story that could have ended remarkably. But SeaWorld’s tentacles stretch far and wide. This decision is based on fiction. We were in the Netherlands when they matched her vocalizations with a Norwegian killer whale pod. Local law required her to be returned. But the Dolphinarium was working closely with SeaWorld and SeaWorld needs fresh DNA for their breeding program. So they moved her to Loro Parque to be part of SeaWorld’s “collection.” She’s not faring well at all.

Naomi Rose, a marine mammal scientist and orca expert with the Animal Welfare Institute, said that the decision is likely “the result of pressure brought to bear on the court by corporate interests than any objective application of the law.” 

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17 Beautiful Images From The World’s Last Pure Body Of Water.

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In recent weeks the world’s attention has been fixed on the Russia-Ukraine fight in Crimea, so many people are unaware of a less spectacular conflict over Antarctica – which, though it is far larger in land mass, and is basically uninhabited – is peaceful in every other way. In fact, the scenes photographer John Weller has documented there — an effort to draw attention to what’s at stake — are a stark contrast to the violent images coming out of Ukraine.

 

Antarctica contains what is believed to be the purest sea remaining on Earth, and in the effort to keep it that way, Russia is playing a similar villain’s role. 

Antarctica’s Ross Sea, which encompasses 1.9 million square miles, is considered by biologists as the last body of saltwater in the world that is free from significant pollution, invasive species, mining and overfishing.

  

One might expect the Ross Sea to be far removed from the geopolitical conflicts that grip the world today, but in fact, Russia has for years prevented the pristine habitat from being protected, after Russian diplomats objected to the bill, questioning the very authority of the Commission for the Conservation of the Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) at a meeting in Germany in July 2013.

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