Orcas

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
beer

SeaWorld Is Trying to Coax Back Visitors with Free Beer

Five years after Blackfish, SeaWorld’s attendance is back up—and the fact that there's booze on the house is no coincidence.
Bettina Makalintal
11.7.18
Wikie Speaks

Listen to This Orca Repeat Human Words (With Some Raspberries Thrown In)

Come for the polite “hellos,” stay for the fart noises.
Becky Ferreira
1.31.18
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 VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Congress cuts deal to avert government shutdown, cops kill mass shooting suspect in San Diego, Sebastian Gorka to leave the White House, and more.
VICE Staff
5.1.17
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
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
environment

SeaWorld Says the Current Generation of Captive Orcas Will Be the Park's Last

The company has yielded to years of public pressure over its killer whale program, announcing that it will end captive breeding — but it has no plans to retire its current roster of orcas.
Malavika Vyawahare
3.18.16
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