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# orca - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech
# Imitation Games
# Imitation Games

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech

Jan 31st 2018, 1:55 PM 11,221 Views 20 Comments

The whales are able to say simple phrases like ‘hello’ and ‘bye bye’.

# orca - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park

Apr 20th 2017, 3:25 PM 12,310 Views 15 Comments

The mother, 25-year-old Takara, was already pregnant when SeaWorld announced it had stopped breeding orcas.

# orca - Friday 6 January, 2017

Tilikum, SeaWorld whale that killed trainer, dies
# Orca
# Orca

Tilikum, SeaWorld whale that killed trainer, dies

Jan 6th 2017, 5:53 PM 23,496 Views 28 Comments

The whale was profiled in Blackfish, a 2013 documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity.

# orca - Monday 9 November, 2015

SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow
# Blackfish
# Blackfish

SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow

Nov 9th 2015, 8:05 PM 18,377 Views 51 Comments

SeaWorld has seen attendance go down in recent years – in part as a result of revelations in the 2013 documentary Blackfish.

# orca - Thursday 23 July, 2015

A giant killer whale has been rescued after beaching itself
# Good Job
# Good Job

A giant killer whale has been rescued after beaching itself

Jul 23rd 2015, 11:36 AM 29,595 Views 57 Comments

The Orca had become snagged on rocks as low tide set in in Hartley, Canada.

# orca - Saturday 31 January, 2015

An orca washed up on a Waterford beach yesterday
# Stranded
# Stranded

An orca washed up on a Waterford beach yesterday

Jan 31st 2015, 7:40 PM 48,089 Views 66 Comments

It is the first since 2010.

# orca - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Man has REALLY close encounter with pod of Orca whales
# Hey Buddy
From The Daily Edge
# Hey Buddy

Man has REALLY close encounter with pod of Orca whales

Dec 20th 2014, 2:40 PM 3,635 Views 1 Comment

“Not super comfortable with this guys”.

# orca - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Killer whale does uncanny impression of boat motor sound
# Orca
From The Daily Edge
# Orca

Killer whale does uncanny impression of boat motor sound

Jan 1st 2014, 7:00 PM 1,733 Views 0 Comments

According to a crew filming the whale, this was an attempt at communication.

# orca - Thursday 7 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Jun 7th 2012, 4:50 PM 4,009 Views 1 Comment

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# orca - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Whale that killed trainer returns to live shows at Seaworld
# Killer Whale
# Killer Whale

Whale that killed trainer returns to live shows at Seaworld

Mar 31st 2011, 8:25 PM 1,406 Views 0 Comments

The orca killed the park worker by dragging her under the water. The whale is linked to two previous deaths.