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Tag: Orca

Debate Heats Up Over Proposal to Ban Orcas in Captivity

March 17, 2014 | 10:00 am

Debate Heats Up Over Proposal to Ban Orcas in Captivity

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State lawmaker wants to end the use of killer whales for water shows in California. Read more …

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Scientists Learning From Orca That Washed Ashore in Marin

November 29, 2011 | 4:57 pm

Scientists Learning From Orca That Washed Ashore in Marin

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Scientists are starting to study tissues of an 18 foot orca, or killer whale, that washed up along Marin’s coastline last week. Jim Oswald with the Marine Mammal Center says it’s rare for a male juvenille for this to be found in local waters. He says right now there are many unknowns. “What’s really interesting […]

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February 14, 2011 | 11:51 am

Video: Killer Whales Hit San Francisco Bay Area

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In the benefits-of-coastal-living department, here’s something you don’t often see just 20 or so miles from office buildings and apartment houses: A pod of killer whales out in the wild. Last week a group of people on a whale-watching tour got what they paid for when they happened upon a group of a dozen or […]

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