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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The new documentary Blackfish is all about exposing the cruelty that really goes on at places like SeaWorld.
They think there is nothing crueler than imprisoning an animal, who should have full run of the oceans, in a small aquarium.
The animals are literally said to be driven insane by being locked up!!
The doc really debunks a lot of the "facts" that SeaWorld has been telling people.
Apparently, whales don't live longer in captivity and the stats about dorsal fin collapse are even falsified!
They've been lying to us all for YEARS!!
Check out the clip from Blackfish (above) to learn exactly what lies you've been fed!
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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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India has joined Costa Rica, Hungary and Chile as the fourth country to ban captive dolphin and orca shows.
They've enacted the ban because they claim the animals' high level of intelligence grants them status as "non-human persons."
That's ahmayzing! That means they get rights!
India’s Ministry of the Environment and Forests said in a statement:
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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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