Tag: whales

ARE CETACEANS SMARTER THAN HUMANS?

  It’s a long-standing debate: just how intelligent are dolphins, whales, and porpoises [ together, called cetaceans]? I don’t think we know the answer yet. Perhaps we never will.   HOW DO WE MEASURE INTELLIGENCE, ANYWAY?   Hah! That’s the $64,000 question. Over time, many approaches have been tried for measuring intelligence. Humans in the past Read More …

CAPTIVE WHALES–WHAT NEXT?

SEAWORLD MAKES MAJOR ORCA CONCESSIONS Most of us are aware by now of the announcement by SeaWorld that it is ending its orca whale breeding program, thanks in no small part to the eye-opening, heart-wrenching documentary, “Blackfish.” Does this end to breeding mean that among the SeaWorld facilities, when the current captive orcas have died, Read More …