Killer Whales

How Tilikum Bolstered The Animal Rights Movement

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

Tilikum died on 6 January 2017. He was 36. He spent most of his life in tanks that consisted of 0.00001% of his natural habitat. He was fed only processed and frozen fish. He performed tricks each day to the rapturous applause of folks like my brothers and I. SeaWorld released an almost laughable statement claiming that he had lived an 'enriching life'.

Tilikum, The ‘Blackfish’ SeaWorld Orca Who Killed A Trainer Has Died

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK

An orca that killed a trainer and was profiled in the Blackfish documentary has died. SeaWorld confirmed the news, stating Tilikum the killer whale ha...

Mysterious Type Of Killer Whale Caught Killing And Eating Shark In Rare Drone Footage

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

The rare sight of a group of offshore killer whales tearing a live shark apart has been captured on film by a drone. Slater Moore was whale-watching w...

Profound Threat To Orcas And Other Marine Wildlife Returns!

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

An old enemy has re-emerged to threaten again the survival of marine top-predators, such as orcas, other dolphins, and other marine animals.This pollutant foe was first identified in the 1960s ... recent research has shown that it was only diminished, and far from extinguished as a source of harm or even extinction.

The Real Story Behind SeaWorld's 'Clearly Wrong' Statement On Its Dying Orca

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK

SeaWorld has continued to use “misleading” statistics on the life expectancy of captive orcas, according to experts, even as one of its own nears ...

SeaWorld To End Orca Shows, But Activists Say 'Don't Be Fooled' By The Move

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

Animal rights activists are calling for further measures to shut down remaining orca shows at SeaWorld parks after the company announced that its cont...

5 Facts About Orcas 

Frontier | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK

There are Resident Orcas which are the most commonly seen in the Pacific East. They travel in strong, cohesive family pods and eat mainly fish but on occasion squid. They are creatures of habit and visit the same locations continuously.

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Jonathan Thompson

Here three of the world's great oceans - the Atlantic, Southern and Pacific - all clash head on, squabbling for supremacy. One of Shackleton's companions, a young Irishman named Felix Rooney, described it as "so rough, the ship would roll the milk out of your tea."

What's Next for the World's Captive Orcas

Frontier | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK

The state of orcas in captivity is a very contentious debate. Anti-captivity proponents argue fiercely that these animals are not meant for an artificial life, and that keeping them captive brings no benefit outweighing the unethical treatment they receive.

Killer Whales Do Amazing Things When Nobody's Looking

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech

Using a high-powered drone, researchers at Vancouver Aquarium and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been able to capture rare f...

WATCH: Amazing Moment A Killer Whale Steals Fish From Fisherman's Line

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Picture the scene. You're having a lovely relaxing day with your mates, fishing off the back of your boat... when suddenly you feel a tug on your fish...

WATCH: New Zealand's Pukehina 'Sea Monster'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK

A rotting, nine-metre long “sea monster” has washed up on a New Zealand beach. With its jagged teeth and large flippers, beachgoers believed t...

SeaWorld Killer Whale Suffers Horrific Injury..

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Nakai, an 11-year-old captive killer whale, was left with a dinner-plate sized chunk of flesh missing from just under his mouth after a performance wi...

Killer Whales Really Just 'Mummy's Boys'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

They have a fearsome reputation but in reality killer whales are mummy's boys, say scientists. Scientists have discovered that mother killer whales...

White Killer Whale Spotted Off Russian Coast (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Barcroft Media | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

A one-of-a-kind white killer whale has been spotted by scientists - and they've named him ICEBERG. It is believed to be the first known totally wh...

Iceland's Weird and Wonderful Animals

Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Iceland is a must-visit destination for any wildlife-lover, boasting a rich and varied range of beautiful animals living in and around the island. ...

Killer Whale Spotted Off Norfolk Coast

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK

A killer whale has reportedly been spotted off the coast of Norfolk. The sighting has been described as “highly reliable” by county mammal reco...

Killer Whales - Liberty and Justice for All

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

In a precedent-setting case, PETA US, three marine-mammal experts and two former orca trainers are suing SeaWorld on behalf of five orcas who were taken from their home by force, locked up, put to work and never allowed to leave. The case intends to prove that these orcas are being held as slaves in violation of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. The suit is one of the most groundbreaking legal cases ever to reach the courts - the first ever to assert that a constitutional right should extend to nonhuman animals.

WATCH: Killer Whale Vs Shark

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

A dramatic video has captured the moment a killer whale attacked a shark in waters off New Zealand. The orca was filmed apparently "herding" the sh...

Killer Whales Spotted 100 Yards Off Cornish Coast

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Several people have reportedly seen the whales, a rare sight in the area, off the coast between the popular tourist towns of Newquay and Padstow over ...

Paul Vale

Review: The Sun Rises On Attenborough’s Frozen Planet | Paul Vale | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

The summer sun shone on this week's episode of David Attenborough's Frozen Planet with the cameras capturing both poles in their fleeting thaw. Th...