Allison Griner

Allison Griner is a freelance journalist from Jacksonville, Florida, who spent two glorious years calling Vancouver home. Her work has been featured in the Toronto Star, The Chicago Reporter and CBC Radio-Canada. You can find her on Twitter (@alligriner) or through her website:

Speared. Shot. Celebrity. How one whale transformed the orca's public image

Fifty years ago, one orca sparked whale entertainment and changed the public image of killer whales forever.