• orca Sep 7, 2020

    Tahlequah, the Orca Who Grieved Her Dead Calf for 17 Days, Gives Birth Again

    Tahlequah the killer whale is a mom again! The orca, who famously carried her dead calf with her for weeks in 2018, has now given birth to a healthy calf, according to the Center for Whale Research, which monitors killer whale populations in the Pacific Northwest. The center shared a photo on Twitter of the mom and her calf swimming side by side....

  • orca Jul 28, 2020

    Orca Who Carried Her Dead Calf for 1,000 Miles Is Pregnant

    Scientists say an orca who raised worldwide concern when she carried her dead calf for 17 days and more than 1,000 miles almost two years ago is pregnant.

  • NBC Oct 15, 2018

    A Baby Orca's Death, a Mother's Grief and a State's Call to Action

    The deaths of two young orcas in the Pacific Northwest have galvanized Washington state to do more to protect the whales’ dwindling population, NBC News reported. First, a mother orca known as J35 carried her stillborn calf for 17 days. Then a rambunctious young killer whale known for breaching went missing and was soon declared dead. The orcas that spend...

  • CEO Sep 18, 2018

    SeaWorld, Former Execs Must Pay $5 Million to Settle Claim

    SeaWorld and two former executives have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle fraud claims that they misled investors over the negative impact the 2013 documentary “Blackfish” had on business. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday announced the proposed settlements which are subject to court approval. The SEC’s complaint alleged SeaWorld and former CEO James Atchison made...

  • San Diego Aug 16, 2017

    SeaWorld San Diego Orca Kasatka Euthanized After Lengthy Illness

    A killer whale was euthanized Tuesday after a long treatment for an infection, SeaWorld San Diego officials said.

  • San Antonio Jul 25, 2017

    Last Orca Born in Captivity Dies

    The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park. Veterinarians were treating the calf for an infection, possibly pneumonia, but her health continued to decline. The park discontinued its breeding program in March 2016.

  • San Diego Jan 20, 2015

    Killer Whales Surprise Watchers Off San Diego

    A group scanning San Diego’s coast for gray whales spotted a much rarer sight: a pod of killer whales. Growing up in the area, whale watcher Skip McKenzie said the only orca sighting he had heard of was at SeaWorld. But as he sailed off on a tour Saturday, he kept seeing something white pop out of the water.

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