orcas http://wlrn.org en Free Lolita? Feds Seek Public Comment On Miami's Captive Orca http://wlrn.org/post/free-lolita-feds-seek-public-comment-miamis-captive-orca <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For years, animal-rights activists have been trying to win freedom for the captive </span>orca<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> known to Miami </span>Seaquarium<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> audiences as “Lolita.” &nbsp;A recent announcement by federal officials could be the first step.</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:26:22 +0000 Christine DiMattei 27062 at http://wlrn.org Free Lolita? Feds Seek Public Comment On Miami's Captive Orca How Artificial City Lights Are Killing Baby Sea Turtles http://wlrn.org/post/how-artificial-city-lights-are-killing-baby-sea-turtles <p>South Florida is at the height of sea turtle nesting season, the time of year when thousands of turtle hatchlings burst out of their nests and instinctively use moonlight to guide them out to the ocean.</p><p>Although conservationists have made progress in dimming the lights along the beach, they're still running up against a form of light pollution that's hard to control.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:39:32 +0000 Christine DiMattei 19225 at http://wlrn.org How Artificial City Lights Are Killing Baby Sea Turtles SeaWorld Pushes Back Against Film About Killer Whales http://wlrn.org/post/seaworld-pushes-back-against-film-about-killer-whales <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Imagine you’re wrenched away from your mother at two years of age, transported thousands of miles away, put in the care of strangers then kept day and night in a small, cramped, dark space. You’re forced to do tricks for food.</span></p><p></p><p>But eventually you've grown to a weight of about 12,000 pounds, and finally see your chance to get even. So you take it.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:41:03 +0000 Christine DiMattei 18413 at http://wlrn.org SeaWorld Pushes Back Against Film About Killer Whales