Wearable ORCA device, still in development, issues sound waves designed to make sharks think killer whales are near; but does it work?
Maui company is hoping to save lives, and capitalize on the universal fear of sharks, with a shark deterrent device that emits killer whale sound wavesRead More →
Family travels eight hours to go whale watching in Prince Rupert only to be told there's nothing to see; once they found someone to take them, they saw plenty
It wasn't whale-watching season, but some orcas put on quite a show for the Twizell family.Read More →
Reports indicate two captured orcas could go on display at next month's Games
Will captive orcas star at the Sochi Winter Olympics?Read More →
Super pod of up to 60 killer whales moved into area and passed by just feet from a backyard where amazing video was shot; 'beyond belief'
Super pod of up to 60 killer whales moved into area and passed by just feet from a backyard where incredible video was shot; 'beyond belief.'Read More →
Rare encounter off La Paz, Mexico, is videotaped by couple celebrating 20th wedding anniversary
A husband and wife celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary on a dive trip out of La Paz, Mexico, found out how playful orcas can be when about 20 of them began surfing and leaping in the wake of their speeding boat.Read More →
Rare sighting made off Sri Lanka; underwater footage said to be first-ever
A recent photo expedition off Sri Lanka in search of blue whales instead produced a far more extraordinary sighting: that of killer whales in a dramatic assault on sperm whales.Read More →
A large pod of orcas trapped in the ice and struggling to stay alive in Hudson Bay in northern Quebec has captured the attention of marine mammal groups and fisheries officials, and a rescue attempt appears unlikely in the remote location. At least 12 orcas, or killer whales, have been watched by villagers from nearby Inukjuak since late Monday.Image shows orcas trying to keep the ice from shrinking around them. Screen-grab is courtesy of YouTube user TheKayuk.Video posted to..Read More →
A small group of killer whales visited Southern California waters on New Year's Day for the second year in a row. In fact, this same group of transient killer whales, from the Monterey area, has made 24 visits during the past 16 months. But this time Eric Martin and was ready for them, with a camera attached to a six-foot-long PVC pole. His incredible footage shows a 2-year-old female swimming upside-down, and a larger male swimming directly to the camera."We were eyeball to..Read More →
Orcas have never been known to attack humans in the wild, but that doesn't mean they can't scare a person who happens to be swimming in their domain. The accompanying soundless video, shot in New Zealand, shows a spear fisherman being frightened from a small bay, while a much braver dog (watch from the 42-second mark) swims with the orcas briefly until finally being pursued to shore by a large orca.This occurred in Matheson Bay near the Auckland community of Leigh. Viewers can..Read More →
Researchers and a film crew out of Monterey, Calif., have witnessed an event that might never have been seen or documented: humpback whales harassing orcas during an orca attack on a baby gray whale. The accompanying footage, part of broader episodes for National Geographic and the BBC, was captured May 3 and made available over the weekend. (Snippets of the footage may not be for the squeamish, and watch for the angry humpbacks at the 1:50 mark.)Read More →
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