An orca whale breaches as the pod swims through Liberty Bay in Poulsbo, Wash., July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid, file)

Years of research reveal more about iconic orcas

SEATTLE (AP) — Scientists studying southern resident killer whales for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly high in the youngest whales, according to information released […]


Assemblyman Richard Bloom,  D-Santa Monica, and Dr. Naomi Rose talk about a bill that would set new guidelines for treatment of killer whales in captivity before the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

California bill that would end orca shows stalls

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal […]


SeaWorld: Orca recovering from injury in show

SAN DIEGO (AP) – SeaWorld says an 11-year-old orca injured during a night performance is on antibiotics and starting to regrow tissue to the wound on his lower jaw. The park said in a statement […]



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