Orca expert takes new photos of killer whale's injuries - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Orca expert takes new photos of killer whale's injuries

Posted: Updated:

Warning: The above video is uncensored and may be disturbing to some viewers.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - There are new pictures of the wound suffered by a killer whale at SeaWorld during a performance earlier this month.

Orca expert Dr. Ingrid Visser took these pictures Sunday.

SeaWorld says Nakai was hurt during a performance September 20, when he came into contact with a portion of the pool structure.

Pictures show a gaping wound on the orca's lower jaw.

But Dr. Visser says she thinks the injury looks like it was made by another killer whale.

News 8 contacted SeaWorld, who responded that the wounds on Nakai are not bite marks. They reaffirmed that he was injured when he hit part of the pool.

Nakai is currently receiving antibiotics and vets are monitoring his healing.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Husband arrested in Escondido police officer's killing

    Husband arrested in Escondido police officer's killing

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:55:09 GMT
    A Murrieta man suspected of killing his wife, an Escondido police officer, and setting their house aflame to cover up the crime was being held Friday without bail. 
    A Murrieta man suspected of killing his wife, an Escondido police officer, and setting their house aflame to cover up the crime was being held Friday without bail. 
  • USS San Diego begins maiden deployment

    USS San Diego begins maiden deployment

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:06:51 GMT
    The amphibious transport dock USS San Diego began its maiden deployment Friday, leaving its namesake city as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. 
    The amphibious transport dock USS San Diego began its maiden deployment Friday, leaving its namesake city as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. 
  • Two suspects sought after carjacking, crash

    Two suspects sought after carjacking, crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:01:56 GMT
    A cab driver was carjacked at gunpoint in the Teralta East neighborhood, but the suspects crashed the taxi about 2 1/2 miles away and ran off, a police officer said Friday. 
    A cab driver was carjacked at gunpoint in the Teralta East neighborhood, but the suspects crashed the taxi about 2 1/2 miles away and ran off, a police officer said Friday. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.