• SeaWorld San Diego August 20, 2021 4:58 pm

    6-Year-Old Orca Dies at SeaWorld San Diego

    A 6-year-old female orca died unexpectedly Thursday with her animal specialist by her side after showing signs of illness a day before, SeaWorld San Diego said.

  • orca September 7, 2020 10:55 am

    Tahlequah, the Orca Who Grieved Her Dead Calf for 17 Days, Gives Birth Again

    Tahlequah the killer whale is a mom again! The orca, who famously carried her dead calf with her for weeks in 2018, has now given birth to a healthy calf, according to the Center for Whale Research, which monitors killer whale populations in the Pacific Northwest. The center shared a photo on Twitter of the mom and her calf swimming side by side....

  • orca July 28, 2020 1:10 am

    Orca Who Carried Her Dead Calf for 1,000 Miles Is Pregnant

    Scientists say an orca who raised worldwide concern when she carried her dead calf for 17 days and more than 1,000 miles almost two years ago is pregnant.

  • NBC October 15, 2018 8:51 am

    A Baby Orca's Death, a Mother's Grief and a State's Call to Action

    The deaths of two young orcas in the Pacific Northwest have galvanized Washington state to do more to protect the whales’ dwindling population, NBC News reported. First, a mother orca known as J35 carried her stillborn calf for 17 days. Then a rambunctious young killer whale known for breaching went missing and was soon declared dead. The orcas that spend...

  • CEO September 18, 2018 4:31 pm

    SeaWorld, Former Execs Must Pay $5 Million to Settle Claim

    SeaWorld and two former executives have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle fraud claims that they misled investors over the negative impact the 2013 documentary “Blackfish” had on business. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday announced the proposed settlements which are subject to court approval. The SEC’s complaint alleged SeaWorld and former CEO James Atchison made...

  • San Diego August 16, 2017 11:54 am

    SeaWorld San Diego Orca Kasatka Euthanized After Lengthy Illness

    A killer whale was euthanized Tuesday after a long treatment for an infection, SeaWorld San Diego officials said.

  • San Antonio July 25, 2017 3:21 pm

    Last Orca Born in Captivity Dies

    The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park. Veterinarians were treating the calf for an infection, possibly pneumonia, but her health continued to decline. The park discontinued its breeding program in March 2016.

  • San Diego January 20, 2015 8:12 am

    Killer Whales Surprise Watchers Off San Diego

    A group scanning San Diego’s coast for gray whales spotted a much rarer sight: a pod of killer whales. Growing up in the area, whale watcher Skip McKenzie said the only orca sighting he had heard of was at SeaWorld. But as he sailed off on a tour Saturday, he kept seeing something white pop out of the water.

  • San Diego January 20, 2015 6:52 am

    Killer Whales Spotted Off San Diego Coast

    Whale watchers off the coast of Point Loma got a once-in-a-lifetime sighting. They were looking for gray whales when they spotted a small pod of killer whales. NBC 7’s Vanessa Herrera talked to the captain and man who captured in all on camera.

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