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A humaner Sea World

SeaWorld has announced a partnership with the Humane Society to end its orca breeding program, and the elimination of their theatrical shows that involve orca whales. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Mar 17, 2016 - 42 comments

just passing through

Bigg's Killer Whales, formerly 'transients', eat marine mammals like dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions, and other whales. But sometimes they eat the occasional land mammal as well... From The Marine Detective
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 16, 2016 - 15 comments

Killer Whale

The release today of the documentary Blackfish has SeaWorld, the setting of the documentary, in an unusually aggressive yet defensive public relations battle with the makers of the film. The film centers on the orca that perform in captivity at SeaWorld, and explores the 2010 death of Dawn Brancheau by the actions of the orca Tilikum. In January, the documentary series Frontline explored the world of captive cetaceans, particualrly at SeaWorld in their film, A Whale of a Business. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jul 19, 2013 - 37 comments

Wave Wash

"A pod of orcas, or killer whales, cooperate to wash a Weddell seal off an ice floe. This sequence, filmed for Frozen Planet, marks the first complete filming of killer whale "wave washing" behavior." [more inside]
posted by vidur on Jun 26, 2012 - 73 comments

"By any definition, these orcas are slaves."

PETA is suing SeaWorld for violating the Constitutional rights of orcas.
posted by xowie on Nov 2, 2011 - 117 comments

Possession is nine tenths of the meal

Fisherman versus killer whale [SLYT, some NSFW language]
posted by quin on Sep 9, 2010 - 30 comments

Nothing to fear

Very happy Gentoo penguin. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 3, 2010 - 34 comments

Killer whale kills

Killer whale kills at theme park.
posted by found missing on Feb 24, 2010 - 130 comments

For we are all Killers, on land and on sea; Bonapartes and Sharks included...

Operation Orca - Springer, Luna and the Struggle to Save West Coast Killer Whales (1) They Shoot Orcas, Don't They? (2) Era of the Orca Cowboys (3) How Not to Ship a Whale [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on May 20, 2008 - 7 comments

Orcas Spotted

Fourteen killer whales were spotted about 90 miles off the coast of Texas on January 18 (Video/stills included). This is one for the record books: There are "only 9 reliable records of collected sightings before 1990. Another 14 have been collected since then," said University of Texas Marine expert Tony Amos. Larger stills from the video are available here.
posted by eclectica on Jan 20, 2004 - 11 comments

Very high level of PCBs in whale raises alarms.

Very high level of PCBs in whale raises alarms. "The orca found dead on the Olympic Peninsula earlier this year carried a level of contaminants that was among the highest -- if not the highest -- ever measured in killer whales, laboratory tests show". If that is the case with free ranging whales then I shudder to think what similar measurements on city dwelling humans will reveal. Does anyone know of similar contaminant research on humans? (via Baloney.com)
posted by talos on May 13, 2002 - 10 comments

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