Category Archives: LATEST NEWS ON DASW

Marine Science Today Interview: Part 2

David Kirby On Captive Orcas and His Book, ‘Death at SeaWorld’ – Part 2 Written by Marine Science Today Contributing Writer Michael Bear January 10, 2014 in Interviews, Other News, Whales & Dolphins This is part two of MST contributing … Continue reading

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Forbes Blogger Resigns Over SeaWorld Dispute

Last week, journalist James McWilliams posted a brief, stinging, eloquent blog at Forbes.com about how the low-budget film “Blackfish” is taking on a multi-billion dollar company, and may be winning. The piece won him few friends among editors at the … Continue reading

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New Interview in Marine Science Today

Many thanks to Mike Bear and MST. This is Part 1 – Part 2 will run tomorrow, Friday, January 10. January 9, 2014 Editor’s Note – Contributing MST writer Michael Bear is an AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Sciences) Science … Continue reading

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The OTHER “Blackfish Effect”

Several people have asked what impact Blackfish has had on DASW, and I would have to say it has been very positive. This morning, the Amazon numbers were still running strong for Kindle and Paperback, especially for an 18-month-old title. … Continue reading

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I Remember Mandela: My Personal Encounter with a Freedom Fighter

I realize this is off topic, but I recently posted the following account of my personal memories of meeting Nelson Mandela, a leader in the fight for freedom, at TakePart.com. I was an exchange student in South Africa during the … Continue reading

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Gloucester Paper Covers Keynote at World Whale Conference

I gave the keynote address at the World Whale Conference on November 7, 2013 in Gloucester, MA, with the following coverage in the local newspaper:   Author decries keeping killer whales in captivity By Sean Horgan Staff Writer Killer whales … Continue reading

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New Feature Story in Marie Claire Australia on Killer Whales in Captivity

The November issue of Marie Claire Australia has published a major spread I wrote about the growing controversy over killer whales in captivity, in advance of the premiere of Blackfish down under. To read a PDF of the full article, … Continue reading

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Interview with Bobby Kennedy Jr. on “Ring of Fire” Radio

Ring of Fire Radio Podcast This interview was broadcast on Saturday, September 21, 2013 on “Ring of Fire” radio. In it, RFK, Jr. interviews David Kirby about the paperback release of Death at SeaWorld, and current issues in the growing … Continue reading

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The Slaughter You Never Heard of: Seven Times Bigger than The Cove

First Published at TakePart.com Every year for the past decade, volunteers from around the world have made a pilgrimage of protest to Japan, home to the eight-month bloodbath of whale and dolphin slaughter in the cove at Taiji. That hunt … Continue reading

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New “Death at SeaWorld” Column Now Up At TakePart

TakePart has gathered all my stories about the captive display industry and put them into a special series/column called “Death at SeaWorld.” It allows readers and journalist to see many of the major cetacean captivity stories of the past year … Continue reading

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