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CONNY's 40th Birthday Celebration!

On June 25, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., CSI will celebrate 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 will include programs by CSI as well as Don Sineti and Friends performing live, and the Connecticut River Ramblers performing live. It will also include 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 will be on hand, too!

Join us!

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 There is a current plan to turn DMM into a marine hospital rather than the outdated circus that it is right now.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:

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/feature/baby-dolphin-dead-marine-park-under-siege

and:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/05/05/captive-dolphin-nsw-bob-carr_n_9835060.html

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CSI's 1997 anti-captivity flyer is still relevant today, even with outdated statistics.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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