A fantastic video of the Northern resident orca by Megan Hockin-Bennett, shot from OrcaLab in Canada: https://vimeo.com/134509001
Orca Sighted Off Welsh Coast
Orca have been sighted off the Welsh coast.
Find out more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-33691236
It appears that the new aquarium in Moscow has opened its doors to the public, with three recently captured Russian orcas, known as 'Narnia', 'Nord' and 'Juliet', already performing in entertainment shows.
For more information:
Juvenile Transient Orca Rescue
Via Whale Point:
"Today was one of very high emotions. It started with a call from Eric on the Bangarang that he just spotted a beached orca. The Guardians from Hartley Bay were soon on their was, as were we at Whale Point, with WWF also on board. Eric put together a McGaver type water pump, we grabbed as many sheets as we could, and Hermann, Bunker and Nicole, Eric and myself went to shore and approached the whale as quietly as possible. It was a team effort, and fortunately on some level this transient orca understood that we were trying to help. She cried often, which tore at our hearts, but as the tide came up there were many cheers as this whale was finally free after 6+ hours of being stuck on this rock. The story of how she got there is amazing, we will write up a proper blog and already on getting a video organized. A giant thank you once again to this amazing community that comes together so quickly to protect what is sacred."
For photos: https://www.facebook.com/whale.point.3/posts/912426832151101
Watch the full story here:
Superpod 4 Event Blog From WDC
A blog about the Superpod 4 gathering that will take place on San Juan Island next week:
Orca Sighted In Hawaii Waters!
Orca were sighted recently off the coast of Hale‘iwa, Hawaii! Here's some more information about orca in Hawaiian waters from Cascadia Research: http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/Hawaii/killerwhale.htm
MUST WATCH: This short documentary collates information on the wild Russian orca captures that have been taking place over the last few years for the captive display industry and particularly looks at what has happened to three of the orcas who were sent to Moscow.
An interesting analysis of SeaWorld's plans to expand their orca tanks:
Great news for this young Bigg's (transient) orca, known as Sam, who seems to have successfully reintegrated with his family after being found alone in a cove:
Ric O'Barry recounts his time working with orca at the Miami Seaquarium: "Hugo and I were both quite young in 1969 when this photo was taken. He was the very first killer whale in captivity in the eastern United States. We both worked for Miami Seaquarium. I was his trainer. I survived that experience, Hugo did not. I have returned to the Seaquarium every Sunday whenever I'm in Miami to protest and bring attention to Lolita and Hugo. Lolita does not have to die in that tiny substandard tank like Hugo did. She can be returned to her home range to retire in peace and comfort. If only the greedy bastards who exploit her had a heart."