killer whales

Orcas

Watch Rare Footage of the Mysterious 'Type D' Orca

A NOAA expedition filmed the orcas, which have distinctive small white eye patches, off of Cape Horn, Chile.
Becky Ferreira
3.8.19
Trans Mountain

Pipeline Work Destroyed Salmon Habitat, Puts Orcas at Risk, Scientists Say

Expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline could spell trouble for salmon populations and the orcas that rely on them for food, experts say.
Mirjam Guesgen
1.30.19
killer whales

Our Efforts to Save the Whales May Be ‘Too Little, Too Late’

Both Canada and the US have failed to protect the endangered southern resident killer whale, whose population today is 74.
Alastair Spriggs
10.10.18
killer whales

Researchers Had ‘No Idea’ Killer Whales Could Dive This Deep

South Atlantic killer whales have destroyed their own record for deep dives—by 1,000 feet.
Tracey Lindeman
10.4.18
WTF

‘Gangs’ of Killer Whales Are Harassing Alaskan Fishermen

Like pirates of the Bering Sea, orcas are chasing fishermen out of the area.
Gigen Mammoser
6.24.17
the whale fall

A Killer Whale Killing Spree on the West Coast Is Actually Good News

Natural whale deaths benefit the whole ocean ecosystem. Human-caused ones, though, are another story.
Erica Cirino
5.22.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Killer Whale Pod Is On a Killing Spree Off California’s Coast

I, for one, welcome our new orca overlords.
Mack Lamoureux
4.30.17
animal rights

SeaWorld San Diego puts on final killer whale performance — sort of

Tess Owen
1.8.17
Orcas

SeaWorld Is Floundering, But Will Not Give Up Its Orcas

SeaWorld just announced massive layoffs, but its 23 orcas are here to stay.
Sarah Emerson
12.8.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

SeaWorld Is Laying Off Hundreds of Employees

The job cuts are aimed to save the company a bit of cash and help improve conditions for the animals and their handlers, apparently.
Lauren Messman
12.6.16
Canada

Canada’s Latest Pipeline Could Drive Endangered Killer Whales to Extinction

Conservationists are mobilizing against the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Kate Lunau
11.30.16
speech

A New Sperm Whale 'Culture' Was Just Identified in the Caribbean

Two clans of whales use different dialects to communicate.
Kate Lunau
6.8.16
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