Three men from Ketchikan, Alaska, Jason Vonick, Nick Segal, and John Oakes, spent nearly four hours saving a stranded killer whale!
The fishermen sprung into action, anchoring their fishing boat and bringing a smaller boat out onto the rocks where the orca was stuck.
They eventually used their oars to free her!
The men said:
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Apparently Killer Whales share a rare evolutionary trait with us humans:
That's right, killer whales goes through menopause.
Experts say that this trait improves an offspring's chance of survival.
Orcas are one of the rare species that continues to live long after they're done reproducing.
That means that their baby has a great chance of surviving because he's got his mama's help!
The lead investigator of the study into why these whales have menopause said:
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A new documentary called Blackfish had the interest of several buyers at Sundance.
The film is about Tilikum, the killer whale who is responsible for the deaths of three people.
We previously mentioned that a highly skilled trainer was killed at SeaWorld when Tilikum dragged her underwater and wouldn't let her go.
Now, this documentary seeks to expose the cruelty that these creatures suffer at SeaWorld and how their living conditions can drive them to madness!
The doc is apparently so good that both Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films bought the rights to the film together.
Magnolia is going to release it July 19th while CNN is going to air it sometime this fall.
Check out the video (above) to see the trailer for Blackfish!
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Wow! That's ahmayzing!
This is seriously a once in a lifetime event!
Rich and Laura Howard are a couple who were vacationing in Mexico, celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.
When underwater, filming some friendly sea lions, the dive master suddenly signaled to them to come to the surface, the dive was over.
Confused, they quickly realized that there were whales swarming the area… killer whales!
As they got in the boat and sped away… the whales followed them, playing in the boat's wake!!
Check out the video (above) for some big orca whale's putting on a free show!
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Omg! That's crazzzzy!
Some people were hanging out dangerously close to a wild killer whale and filming it.
Someone had their dog with them and was letting the pooch swim around the killer whale!
The whale eventually started to chase after the dog!
That owner was really dumb because that whale could've so easily killed the poor puppy!
They're called KILLER for a reason!
Check out the video (above) to see a dog's narrow escape!
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Even with animal activists calling for a boycott and her own reservations, Marion Cotillard still shines in her new flick, Rust and Bone.
In the clip above, Marion's character shows her whale training abilities with a captive killer whale.
This scene just reminds us how majestic the killer whale can be…and it can be MORE wondrous in its own natural environment.
Shame…while this may be a good movie, its animal welfare message is something we can't get behind!
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Nakai, an 11-year-old Killer Whale, was severely injured at SeaWorld.
He apparently "came into contact with a portion of the pool" and scraped his chin so badly that it exposed "both underlying tissue and bone."
That is absolutely AWFUL!
We think it's horrible enough that they keep wild orcas and force them to perform for crowds, but when one of them gets hurt, it's too much.
He's apparently doing well and on tons of antibiotics but still, it should never have happened in the first place.
Check out the GRAPHIC video (above) to hear some theories on what exactly might have happened.
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