Tag: whales

May 1, 2016 cathyparkerus2015@

  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.┬áHumans in the past…

April 25, 2016 cathyparkerus2015@

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,…