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From TheJournal.ie Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech Imitation Games This post contains videos

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech

The whales are able to say simple phrases like ‘hello’ and ‘bye bye’.

From TheJournal.ie Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park End Of An Era This post contains videos

Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park

The mother, 25-year-old Takara, was already pregnant when SeaWorld announced it had stopped breeding orcas.

From TheJournal.ie Tilikum, SeaWorld whale that killed trainer, dies Orca

Tilikum, SeaWorld whale that killed trainer, dies

The whale was profiled in Blackfish, a 2013 documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity.

From TheJournal.ie SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow Blackfish

SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow

SeaWorld has seen attendance go down in recent years – in part as a result of revelations in the 2013 documentary Blackfish.

From TheJournal.ie A giant killer whale has been rescued after beaching itself Good Job

A giant killer whale has been rescued after beaching itself

The Orca had become snagged on rocks as low tide set in in Hartley, Canada.

From TheJournal.ie An orca washed up on a Waterford beach yesterday Stranded

An orca washed up on a Waterford beach yesterday

It is the first since 2010.

Man has REALLY close encounter with pod of Orca whales

“Not super comfortable with this guys”.

Killer whale does uncanny impression of boat motor sound

According to a crew filming the whale, this was an attempt at communication.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Whale that killed trainer returns to live shows at Seaworld Killer Whale This post contains videos

Whale that killed trainer returns to live shows at Seaworld

The orca killed the park worker by dragging her under the water. The whale is linked to two previous deaths.