Tag: Killer Whale

Great White Sharks Often Fear Killer Whales, Says Study

A new study found that great white sharks, no matter how tough they seem, cower in the presence of killer whales. Researchers revealed that whenever a killer whale shows up, great white sharks leave hunting grounds.

Animals April 18, 2019

Active Search For 3-Year-Old Orca J50 Ended But Authorities Still On Alert

Has J50 already died? Authorities are growing concerned as she has not been seen for days. The authorities are to remain alert even after the active search has already ended.

Animals September 16, 2018

NOAA Considering Capture Of Sick Orca As Last Resort Treatment

NOAA said that it might have to capture J50, a sick orca, in order to perform a physical examination and determine an effective treatment. The health of the marine mammal has been declining in the past few weeks.

Animals September 13, 2018

Captive Orcas Chew On Concrete And Steel Out Of Boredom And Anxiety

Researchers found that orcas in captivity incurred significant damage to their teeth from chewing on concrete and steel. The behavior is likely amplified by boredom and anxiety from captivity.

Animals October 13, 2017

Killer Whale Found Dead In Scotland Has Highest Level Of Toxic Chemical Ever Recorded

An adult killer whale from a small group of whales in Scotland was found dead last year. Analysis of her blubber shows the highest ever recorded PCB toxicity levels in a marine mammal.

Animals May 5, 2017

Transient Killer Whale Flips Seal 80 Feet Into The Air In Canada [Video]

Rare video footage of a male killer whale launching a Pacific harbor seal several feet into the air was captured by a local filmmaker in British Columbia. The clip of the amazing scene has now become viral online.

Earth/Environment October 30, 2015

Horror Comic 'Hack/Slash' TV Series In The Works With 'Hitman' Writer

The cult horror comic 'Hack/Slash' is heading to the small screen, to be written by Skip Woods.

Movies/TV Shows October 16, 2015

SeaWorld To Challenge Regulators Over California Orca Breeding Ban

The California Coastal Commission has put a ban on breeding captive killer whales as one of its conditions to get approval for fish tank expansion. Marine animal park SeaWorld plans to file legal action against this.

Animals October 16, 2015

Fake Orca Mission Goes Belly Up: Capsizes And Fails To Scare Away Sea Lions

An Oregon community used a fake orca to try to ward off large numbers of sea lions that threaten Astoria's fishing industry. Unfortunately, the motorized boat capsized on the day of its launch.

Animals June 7, 2015

Killer Whale in Miami Seaquarium Given Endangered Protection

Lolita, a killer whale that has been living for over four decades in the Miami Seaquarium, has received endangered protection. The killer whale will, however, remain at the facility.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2015

Newborn Killer Whale Source of Hope and Delight to Endangered Pod

A pod of orcas staying around Puget Sound has a baby after two and a half years. The new killer whale named J-50 is now more than one week old.

Animals January 7, 2015

Sacramento bill bans SeaWorld orca performance and captive breeding, gets blasted by San Diego mayor

After the release of a documentary that allegedly shows the mistreatment of orcas in SeaWorld San Diego, a lawmaker has proposed a bill to ban the use of killer whales in performances. However, San Diego's mayor has spoken out against the proposal.

Earth/Environment March 9, 2014

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