Stories tagged: Orca
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
The federal government is considering whether it should set up an area off Washington’s San Juan Island where endangered killer whales would be protected from motorboats and other disturbances.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 and was profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity at …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
The oldest member of the small population of endangered Puget Sound orcas has been missing for months and is now likely dead, bringing the toll of dead or missing whales …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Scientists said an orca found dead off the coast of British Columbia belonged to the endangered population of killer whales that spend time in Washington state waters.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Federal biologists have temporarily stopped tagging endangered killer whales in Washington state’s Puget Sound after a dead orca was found with pieces of a dart tag lodged in its dorsal …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
Canadian officials say a necropsy on a killer whale found dead near British Columbia on April 1 has uncovered no clear cause of death.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
SeaWorld officials say the killer whale responsible for the death of a trainer is very sick.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Amid a baby boom for Puget Sound’s resident orcas, one of the new calves is missing and presumed dead.