Ike begins journey from Marineland to SeaWorld Orlando

Posted Monday, November 14, 2011 12:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Ikaika the killer whale was escorted out of the country in a procession worthy of a head of state. A witness said he counted at least 14 Niagara Regional Police cruisers, with lights flashing, two transport trucks and a crane slowly escorting the 9-year-old male orca from Marineland toward Hamilton airport on the QEW on Saturday evening. He's being moved to SeaWorld Orlando.

Read more from The Toronto Star.

Monday, November 14, 2011 12:22 AM

That's a long drive for a whale. I hope they don't run into any complications.

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Monday, November 14, 2011 3:35 AM

Maybe they're afraid PETA is going to invoke the Fugitive Slave Act.

(sorry, had to do it)

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Monday, November 14, 2011 10:31 AM

The whale is flying. He's not taking a road trip.

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Monday, November 14, 2011 1:43 PM

Wow, not sure how I missed that.

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Monday, November 14, 2011 3:23 PM

Ike's moving, but without Tina? What about the Ikettes? ;)

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Monday, November 14, 2011 4:00 PM

Ike is dead - and Tina kicked the crap out of him in that Limo anyway. Never ever mess with a woman who wears spike heels.

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Monday, November 14, 2011 8:42 PM

If Six Flags Discovery Kingdom can survive with one Orca, so can Marineland.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 9:14 PM

I for one would love to see how exactly an orca whale is secured inside a plane. That's one set of animals that are truly not meant to fly.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:21 AM

I imagine they'd have to start with several sheets of transparent aluminum...

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:48 AM

Maybe they're using a Klingon ship.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:33 AM

If you can travel through time with whales, flying them from Toronto to Orlando shouldn't be that big of a deal.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:37 AM

Trek geek.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:30 AM

Not really, I just think the dialog in that movie is hilarious.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:37 AM

They like you very much, but they are not the hell "your" whales.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:21 AM

I think they settled on 6" thick Plexiglas.

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