28 Jul '11, 7pm

A Chance at Freedom | Ocean Futures Society

A Chance at Freedom | Ocean Futures Society

I have been following the case of the young orca, Morgan, with particular interest. Morgan was captured on June 23, 2010 by the Dolphinarium Harderwijk off the north coast of the Netherlands —a rare event since no orcas have been sighted in the area since 1947. Morgan was severely underweight and in poor health. The Dutch government permitted her capture on the basis that she be rehabilitated and released promptly after her health returned. Using her vocalizations, it was determined that Morgan most likely belonged to a pod from the Norwegian herring-eating population. It was predicted that she would have to stay in captivity for 3-6 months to return to a healthy weight and finish antibiotics. My desire to lend my support to the cause of this one individual whale is because of my past close contact with two individual orca and my involvement with their rescue, rehabilitati...

Full article: http://www.oceanfutures.org/news/blog/chance-at-freedom

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