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#Orca

# orca - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech Imitation Games This post contains videos

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech

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 This post contains videos

Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park

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

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

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

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

It is the first since 2010.

# orca - Saturday 20 December, 2014

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

Man has REALLY close encounter with pod of Orca whales

“Not super comfortable with this guys”.

# orca - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

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

Killer whale does uncanny impression of boat motor sound

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

# orca - Thursday 7 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# orca - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Whale that killed trainer returns to live shows at Seaworld Killer Whale This post contains videos

Whale that killed trainer returns to live shows at Seaworld

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