Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. Tilikum (c. December 1981 – January 6, 2017), nicknamed Tilly, was a captive orca, who spent most of his life performing at SeaWorld Orlando.He was captured in Iceland in 1983 at Hafnarfjörður, near Reykjavík.About a year later, he was transferred to Sealand of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia. Both contain sea creatures that causes havoc to small communities and are killers. This FAQ is empty.

Because his body was so damaged from the blades, nothing could be recovered for research.[13]. Check out our editors' picks for the movies and TV shows we're excited about this month, including the premieres of "Marvel 616," Proxima, and more. [20], The loss of Luna reduced the number of mature males of Southern Resident orcas to just two individuals who have fathered more than half the calves born since 1990. Tilikum was also the first successful, surviving grandfather orca in captivity with the births of Trua (2005), Nalani (2006), Adán (2010) and Victoria (2012–2013). ", "Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite gets in deep with 'Blackfish, "Seaworld's Profits Drop 84% After 'Blackfish' Documentary", "Barenaked Ladies' SeaWorld gig is off after viewing 'Blackfish, "Tilikum, Subject of Documentary 'Blackfish,' Very Ill – SeaWorld of Hurt", "SeaWorld: Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, has died", "Tilikum the SeaWorld orca's cause of death revealed", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tilikum_(killer_whale)&oldid=983639670, Wikipedia pending changes protected pages, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 11:22. Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. [citation needed] In December 2011, he was put on hiatus from the shows following an undisclosed illness. Looking for some great streaming picks? [9] His pectoral fins were 7 feet (2.1 m) long, his fluke curled under, and his 6.5-foot-tall (2.0 m) dorsal fin was collapsed completely to his left side. [1][2][11] At one point, Luna allowed the team to lead him to the pen opening, but he escaped. [4] Tilikum was involved in the deaths of three people: Keltie Byrne[5] – a trainer at the now-defunct Sealand of the Pacific, Daniel Dukes – a man trespassing in SeaWorld Orlando,[6] and SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau. In early 2000, Kasatka who resided at SeaWorld San Diego was artificially inseminated using his sperm.

They begin to fall for each other. This FAQ is empty. Shallow Tank, Mediterranean Film Studios, Kalkara, Malta. He was subsequently transferred in 1992 to SeaWorld Orlando, Florida. Video of Luna interacting with a dog on the boat, Understanding orca culture, Linda Stiffler, Smithsonian Magazine, August 2011, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Luna_(killer_whale)&oldid=985382926, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from September 2019, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 October 2020, at 17:09. When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller. The special effects are good, and the 'fake' whales are very convincing indeed. The contest winner, eight-year-old Ashley Green from Bellingham, Washington, explained, "The orca whale explores the ocean like the moon explores the Earth and that is why his/her name is Luna. [11] The pod never came closer, and by late May, researchers confirmed that the rest of the Southern Resident Community of orcas had in fact taken the route along the east coast of Vancouver Island, eliminating any chance of a natural reunion. Blackfish is a documentary film, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, that tells the story of Tilikum. Check out our editors' picks for the movies and TV shows we're excited about this month, including the premieres of "Marvel 616," Proxima, and more. A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son. An autopsy found numerous wounds, contusions, and abrasions covering his body that were allegedly caused by Tilikum. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology. Just a few months prior to the birth of Kyuquot, Tilikum was involved in the first incident involving a death. In 1999, Tilikum began training for artificial insemination (AI). [14][15][16][17] Tilikum was involved in three of those deaths. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing and violent images, BBC documentary arm Storyville moves under BBC Film remit, ‘Death at SeaWorld’ Rights Nabbed by Fremantle’s The Apartment, Castlefield – Global Bulletin, Fremantle Firms The Apartment & Castlefield Team For Thriller Series ‘Death At SeaWorld’, Sundance Film Festival 2013: Films Sold So Far, Self - OSHA Expert Witness, Whale Researcher.