From Bounty to Tragedy: What Strandings Reveal About Our Changing Relations with Whales

By Jason Colby, author of Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator In late March, 150 short-finned pilot whales were stranded in Hamelin Bay on the southwestern tip of Australia.  The public response was extraordinary. Within hours, more than 100 volunteers mounted a rescue mission, working tirelessly to return the […]

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