Imagine going on a fishing trip with your buddies. Beers are had. Jokes are tossed. Fish are caught. And then a killer whale pops up out of nowhere to steal the halibut you just snagged to scare the hell out of you and give you an awesome story to tell. Digg found this video of a killer whale attacking a caught fish…
Despite their fearsome nickname, orcas might actually be among the animal kingdom's biggest mama's boys. Males rely on their mothers to keep them alive well into their adulthood — and that might help explain the evolution of menopause.
Everybody, meet Iceberg. Iceberg looks and behaves like a lot of other killer whales, with one very big exception: Iceberg is entirely white. In fact, researchers say he's the only all-white, adult orca to ever be observed.
Say hello to Iceberg. Spotted off the coast of Kamchatka in eastern Russia, he is the first ever entirely white adult killer whale to be observed.
When we talk about global warming's biological impact, we tend to focus on animals and plants whose habitats are being so drastically changed that they are facing the threat of extinction. But what about animals who benefit from global warming?
Every so often, the killer whales that live around Antarctica will drop everything they're doing and swim three thousand miles due north. It's an extreme journey, but the end result is the whale equivalent of a day at the spa.
If you saw the Seabreacher tearing around the waters of your local beach or bay, you'd probably assume that the killer whales had finally initiated their global coup and gone fully bionic. But you'd be wrong. (For now at least.)