The orca, named EA_0046A, was one of five killer whales saved from a mass stranding in 2013.
"I honestly couldn't believe what I was seeing," Justin Crapps told Newsweek. "You could literally see him glowing under the water."
The orca washed up in the Netherlands with inflamed organs, teeth that were falling out, and a near-empty intestine.
A diver from British Columbia, Canada, has been fined $9,250 for getting too close to a group of protected killer whales.
"You need to go," the woman said in the viral video. "I know you're supper, honey — this is how the world works."
One TikToker has made a habit of getting closer to giant marine life than the average boater and his encounters have garnered him millions of fans.
The incident took place on December 2, 2016 off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
It could be the oldest image ever recorded at the desert site.
Animal rights groups have praised the decision, which was announced on Thursday.
Ships create a racket that extends into frequencies used by the animals to communicate.
Critics say the company's decision doesn't address the fundamental problem: the welfare of killer whales.
The marine-life park has been under fire after the 2013 documentary "Blackfish."
The importance of keeping certain wild animals in captivity is underscored by the viral stardom of a rescued baby sea otter named Luna and the problems the documentary "Blackfish" created for conservationists.
Animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, objects to the inclusion of a SeaWorld float in the annual parade.