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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Orca

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Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech
The whales are able to say simple phrases like ‘hello’ and ‘bye bye’.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.