A killer whale at the Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France, has learned to say "hello" and "bye bye," thanks to researchers from the University of St Andrews in partnership with the Complutense University of Madrid. The research team set out to see if killer whales could mimic human speech, the
This edition of the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race is part of a larger race against time, a mission to curb the use of plastics and other products that litter the ocean and imperil marine life.
A 3-month-old killer whale named Kyara died in captivity at SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas on Monday, the park said in a statement . Kyara was being treated for an infection, likely pneumonia, that SeaWorld's veterinary and animal care staff was "aggressively treating," according to the statement.
The much-anticipated, revamped killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego debuted this weekend, replacing the previous attraction that had generated controversy for years from animal rights activists. The new show, called "Orca Encounter," includes a film about the animals' behavior, and places a high
A haunting video shows a gray whale defending her calf against a pod of killer whales . The aerial footage was taken by passengers on a Monterey Bay Whale Watch trip on April 30 in California. As can be seen in the video, the orcas start to make their move toward the calf, encircling the mother and
SeaWorld on Wednesday announced the birth of the last killer whale that will ever be born at the theme park, just a little over a year after it announced plans to stop breeding orcas there amid falling ticket sales and a wave of animal rights protests. SeaWorld Entertainment, which operates 12
Tikilum, one of SeaWorld's best-known orcas featured in the documentary "Blackfish," has died, the theme park announced today. The killer whale passed away early this morning "surrounded by the trainers, care staff and veterinarians that provided him around-the-clock world-class care," SeaWorld
We have come to the end of another year. In 2016, we lost an unreasonable number of legendary performers and it has been a rather trying year otherwise, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this has been the best year musically since 1999. You wouldn’t know that by turning on the radio as
Stunning underwater footage recently caught the moment a 35,000-pound humpback whale nearly swallowed a diver in the Norwegian Sea. Patrick Dykstra, owner of Picture Adventure Expeditions, told ABC News today that the "close encounter" happened this past Monday, when he was leading photographers on