The orca is now known to be a young female and possibly transient.
"She didn't show herself. She was surfacing once per 2-3 min just for a breath" - a photographer describes.
These may be photos of the recently caught Russian orca:
Status update from the Far East Russia Orca Project: orca captured from Russian waters in August for the captive display industry, to be sold outside of the country. Two were captured, one is either dead or has been released.
"Following rumours, we confirmed today that at least two orcas were captured in August in the Western Okhotsk Sea near Reineke Island by Sochi Dolphinarium. One of them is either dead or released. Another orca was transported to Vladivostok. That's all we know for now, trying to find out more. Tell us what you think and we'll get the message to Sochi Dolphinarium."
"More on the Sochi Dolphinarium capture: There are at least three dolphinaria in Sochi. The orca captors belonged to the Sochi Dolphinarium at Adler. Russianorca has learned that the former owner of the Sochi Dolphinarium was also in the SW Sea of Okhotsk in August trying to capture orcas under permit and in fact managed to corral orcas in the nets, but they slipped over the floats. The new owner of the Sochi Dolphinarium has reportedly sold the orca he successfully captured to the massive aquarium complex opening this year on Russkiy Island, near Vladivostok. The alleged orca offering to foreign buyers may only be a test of the market value."
For more information visit: http://www.facebook.com/russianorca