Our guest for this episode of The WeWhale Pod is Naomi Rose, senior scientist (marine mammal biology) for the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington D.C. and marine mammal protection advocate.  

Naomi talks about her path into studying marine mammals and her particular love of orcas.

As a co-author of The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity report, Naomi explains that the body of science has grown over the years about whales and dolphins, along with other marine mammals, that are kept in captivity.

She chats also about the ‘Blackfish Effect’, which happened following the release of the groundbreaking documentary and her memories of visiting Tokitae, the orca who was kept for 53 years at Miami Seaquarium.

Take a listen to the episode below:

Thanks to Skalaa Music for post-production.

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