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Op-Ed: Sources hinting new orca calf born at Marineland France is inbred

Antibes - Marineland France celebrated the birth of a new orca on Nov. 20, or did they? While a 12-year-old female orca named Wikie definitely delivered a calf, there has been no big announcement of the birth.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 1 comment

Killer whales identified as ‘two different species’

A new study of the DNA of killer whales has confirmed that there are at least two different species of orca swimming in the world’s oceans.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Killer whales live in complex communities

Killer whales do not breed freely with one another, a new report suggests. Rather the ocean’s top predators live in subgroups made up of individual communities. This is a level of sophistication similar to dolphins.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Orcas return to San Juan; oldest member shatters captivity myth

Friday Harbor - The Center for Whale Research announced yesterday that all of the Southern Resident J pod whales had returned safe and sound to the San Juan Island region of Washington. The oldest member of the pod is J2, affectionately named Granny.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

Inuit people, Mother Nature provide freedom for trapped whales Special

Quebec - Residents of the small Canadian town of Inukjuak, Quebec are responding to the plight of eleven killer whales trapped under the ice in Hudson Bay.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Haunting PSA pleads the case for action over killer whale Lolita

A newly released Public Service Announcement calling for the retirement of orca Lolita, is asking the public to back the killer whale's cause and transition her to an ocean sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

Video: Watch panic-stricken dolphins chased by killer whales

The video shows hundreds of white-sided dolphins in a panic-stricken dash with killer whales chasing after them. The viewer can sense the panic of the dolphins as their fins churn the blue bay waters white in their frantic dash for safety.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Navy bombs in sanctuary, population of gentle orcas endangered Special

Less than 90 individuals remain in this population of gentle fish-eating orcas. Low salmon supply and toxins are suspected as contributing causes, but the recent death of a young orca has raised questions of the safety of naval practice in a sanctuary.
Digital Journal Report by Candace Calloway Whiting - 2 comments

Humpback whales intervene in orca attack on gray whale calf Special

Monterey - In what is probably the first time such an event has been witnessed and recorded, humpback whales appeared to try to intervene when a pod of killer whales attacked a baby gray whale.
Digital Journal Report by Candace Calloway Whiting - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Five Killer Whales Versus 2.3 Million Humans

Many people label relationships and situations they dislike as "slavery." Communists call salaried workers "wage slaves"
In the Media by John Dewar Gleissner - 7 comments
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