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Russian Beluga Whales Designated as Depleted

Posted on 27 October 2016

Press Release:

NMFS' Designation of Russian Beluga Whales as Depleted Makes Their Import into US Illegal

New Anti-Captivity Film "Voiceless"

Posted on 24 August 2016

Will you be a voice for the voiceless? Watch this new film "Voiceless" here:


This film is produced by Blue Freedom Inc., a student non-profit organization and is intended for educational purposes. Learn more at http://bluefreedom.org/ and check out their Resource Hub at http://www.bluefreedomresourcehub.org/

Celebrate for Whales with CSI!

The U.S. Navy must limit Low Frequency Active Sonar use to protect marine mammals and habitats!

For more on this legal victory that included CSI as a plaintiff, please see: https://www.nrdc.org/media/2016/160718.

For even more see: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/michael-jasny/major-victory-low-frequency-sonar.

And if you want much more, contact CSI's Bill Rossiter at rossiter@csiwhalesalive.org or 203-770-8615. Rossiter's been involved with the issue since 1996; this has been a long battle.

CONNY's 40th Birthday Celebration!

On June 25, 2016, CSI celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the building of CONNY, the life-size ferro-concrete model of a sperm whale built by CSI in 1976 on the grounds of the Children's Museum at 950 Trout Brook Drive in West Hartford, CT.

The celebration included programs by CSI as well as Don Sineti and Friends performing live, and the Connecticut River Ramblers performing live. It also included Robbins Barstow's video of the amazing story of the construction of CONNY, which required many hours of volunteer labor and donated materials. Some of the people who built CONNY were on hand, too.

The Movie SONIC SEA Shown In Hartford, CT

"Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. Sonic Sea is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution."

The movie SONIC SEA was shown at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT, on May 23 through May 26, 2016. CSI was there to make a presentation on each night. Thanks to everyone who organized this event, and everyone who attended the movie!

See the movie's web site at www.sonicsea.org.

Proposal To End Dolphin Captivity In New South Wales, Australia

Posted on 7 May 2016

The former NSW Premier Bob Carr and current politicians have announced a proposed new bill to end dolphin captivity in NSW Australia. This legislation would effectively phase out dolphin captivity in NSW, placing an immediate ban on captive dolphin breeding. Dolphin Marine Magic is one of only two dolphinariums in Australia and it is in the state of New South Wales. There is a current plan to turn DMM into a marine hospital rather than the outdated circus that it is right now.

For more information see:




CSI's Anti-Captivity Flyer

Posted on 12 November 2015

CSI's 1997 anti-captivity flyer is still relevant today, even with outdated statistics. Its message is even more powerful than today's headlines in major media, as reflected by Wall Street, SeaWorld's increasing panic, and the public's realization that their tickets support the exploitation of the captives. Read it here:

Don't Be Held Captive To Any Illusions: CSI's anti-captivity flyer

TEDx Talk Highlights Why SeaWorld Should Retire Shamu

Posted on 27 May 2015

AWI Scientist Dr. Naomi Rose Highlights How Captivity Destroys Orca Family Structure

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