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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# blackfish

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People are heartbroken over a mother orca who carried the corpse of her newborn calf for 17 days
Scientists have called her actions ‘unprecedented’ and have said the pod is in danger of becoming extinct.
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.
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.
SeaWorld is ending its killer whale shows
And it won’t be breeding them anymore.
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.
11 films released in 2013 that you should really catch up on
If there’s one thing the Christmas break is good for, it’s watching some films.