Gulf Times - orcas
Killer whales migrate from Iceland to Italy, delighting locals

Killer whales migrate from Iceland to Italy, delighting locals

Three killer whales have been spotted in the sea that separates the boot of Italy from the Mediterranean island of Sicily, in the first such sighting in the narrow straits.

Russia releases last of captured whales into the wild

Russia releases last of captured whales into the wild

Russian authorities said on Sunday they had completed the release of dozens of captured beluga whales whose plight sparked an appeal by Hollywood celebrities and the intervention of President Vladimir Putin.

Russia starts freeing captive whales after outcry

Russia starts freeing captive whales after outcry

Russia has begun releasing a group of almost 100 captive whales into the wild whose detention in Russia's Far East since last year has caused an international outcry, state TV said on Thursday.

SeaWorld to stop breeding killer whales

SeaWorld to stop breeding killer whales

Marine theme-park giant SeaWorld announced on Thursday it will stop breeding orcas, also known as killer whales, and will no longer keep any of the giant sea creatures in captivity after its current generation dies.