All posts in Cetaceans

Alex Blount, PETA Tour Administrator: “I, Orca”

Alex Blount, PETA Tour Administrator—in this case, the tour in question is PETA’s “I, Orca” empathy project, which involves using Google virtual reality goggles to immerse participants in a world where they can swim freely in the ocean with their orca family—recounts what drew him to working for PETA. Read more…

John Hargrove, author of “Beneath The Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld And The Truth Beyond Blackfish”

John Hargrove —author of “Beneath The Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld And The Truth Beyond Blackfish”—discusses his childhood love for SeaWorld and its orcas, which began with his first visit to the Florida park in 1980 at age six, and subsequently involved persuading his mother and stepfather to make annual pilgrimages there. Read more…

Chris Gug, underwater photographer

Chris Gug—an innovative and heralded underwater photographer—recalls growing up “landlocked” in Connecticut, enchanted by the sea and dreaming of becoming an underwater photographer, but meanwhile shooting all sorts of pictures locally, until, at 15, having purchased scuba gear and an underwater camera, he fulfilled his dream with his first ocean adventure. Read more…

Don Anthony of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF)

Don Anthony–Communications Director of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF), which, since 1989, has been speaking and acting on behalf of animals in a multitude of ways—traces the history of the organization, including the impetus for its founding. Read more…

Liz Marshall, Director of “The Ghosts In Our Machine”

Liz Marshall—an award-winning filmmaker whose latest project is directing the acclaimed documentary “The Ghosts In Our Machine,” which chiefly examines the work and life of photographer Jo-Anne McArthur—discusses the meaning behind the film’s titular ghosts. Read more…