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Killer whales make meals of seals using big waves

Even killer whales play favorites, though not in a helpful way. Researchers have found the giant hunters in Antarctic waters favor Weddell seals as their preferred food.Full story

Killer whale makes big splash in first show back

  Tilikum, the killer whale that maimed and drowned a SeaWorld trainer last year, is once again performing in front of crowds at the Florida theme park. NBC’s Thanh Truong reports.

Trainer-killing whale returns to SeaWorld show

The killer whale that drowned a trainer at SeaWorld last year performed publicly on Wednesday for the first time since the death. Full story

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  Corwin: Tilikum may not survive in the wild

NBC Science and Environmental expert Jeff Corwin joins msnbc to explain why a killer whale, that was responsible for a SeaWorld trainer's death, should continue to reside at the park.

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Killer whale Tilikum at performance
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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 30: Killer whale "Tilikum" appears during its performance in its show "Believe" at Sea World on March 30, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. "Tilikum" is back to public performance March 30, the first time since the six-ton whale has performed since killing trainer 40-year-old trainer Da

Kelly Flaherty Clark, left, director of animal training at SeaWorld Orlando, and trainer Joe Sanchez work with killer whale Tilikum
Kelly Flaherty Clark, left, director of animal training at SeaWorld Orlando, and trainer Joe Sanchez work with killer whale Tilikum

In a March 7, 2011 photo, Kelly Flaherty Clark, left, director of animal training at SeaWorld Orlando, and trainer Joe Sanchez work with killer whales Tilikum, right, and Trua during a training session at the theme park's Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Fla. SeaWorld's three theme parks are slowly working

Kelly Flaherty Clark, left, director of animal training at SeaWorld Orlando, and trainer Joe Sanchez work with killer whales Tilikum,
Kelly Flaherty Clark, left, director of animal training at SeaWorld Orlando, and trainer Joe Sanchez work with killer whales Tilikum,

In a March 7, 2011 photo, Kelly Flaherty Clark, left, director of animal training at SeaWorld Orlando, and trainer Joe Sanchez work with killer whales Tilikum, right, and Trua during a training session at the theme park's Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Fla. SeaWorld's three theme parks are slowly worki