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#JacquesWeek Debrief: The Silent World

#SciCommJune 28, 2016

Last night, as part of #JacquesWeek, we watched The Silent World. The Silent World was Cousteau’s first feature film, was released to wide critical acclaim in 1954, and quickly vanished in a puff of weird copyright shenanigans. Most USians, even die-hard Cousteau fans, have never seen the Silent World. It’s a tough watch. In order […]

Ethical Debate: Should we have freed Willy?

Conservation, Ethical Debates, Interviews, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceApril 29, 2010

The  death of Sea World trainer Dawn Branchaeu revived an old debate over whether it is appropriate to keep orca whales in captivity. Many people are calling for all captive orcas to be set free, but I continue to support aquariums because of the roles they serve as educators and conservationists. Although several readers have […]

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