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trynottodrown:

Skulls of Marine Mammals (L to R)

  1. Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops truncatus
  2. Orca - Orcinus orca
  3. Dugong - Dugong Dugon
  4. West Indian Manatee - Trichechus manatus
  5. Steller’s Sea Cow - Hydromalis gigas
  6. Dwarf Sperm Whale - Kogia sima
  7. California Sea Lion - Zalophus californiaus
  8. Hooker’s Sea Lion- Phocarctos hookeri
  9. Minke Whale - Balaenoptera acutorostrata
  10. Crab Eater Seal - Lobodon carinophagus

(via theoceanisourhome)

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blackfishsound:

via Orca Research Trust:

Today, at 11am Dr Ingrid Visser received a call from Bob Brook that he and his crew had found an orca entangled in a cray pot line. He remained with the orca for the two hours it took for Steve Hathaway, Dan Godoy and Ingrid to arrive on the scene. Keeping the orca afloat were other members of its pod, including its presumed calf. Ingrid has identified the orca as Dian, named after the famous gorilla researcher, Dian Fossey. Dian the orca was entangled in a line approximately 40 m long, attached to a ‘pot’ used for catching crayfish. The pot was weighted with concrete blocks of about 35 kg. Dian remained calm during the disentanglement and she was successfully released and followed for a number of kilometres afterwards, to ensure that she was ok and remained with the other orca. If you see orca in NZ waters please call 0800 SEE ORCA. Thank you to everyone who helped save her and good luck out there Dian!


Happy ending :)

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blackfishsound:

via Orca Research Trust:

Today, at 11am Dr Ingrid Visser received a call from Bob Brook that he and his crew had found an orca entangled in a cray pot line. He remained with the orca for the two hours it took for Steve Hathaway, Dan Godoy and Ingrid to arrive on the scene. Keeping the orca afloat were other members of its pod, including its presumed calf. Ingrid has identified the orca as Dian, named after the famous gorilla researcher, Dian Fossey. Dian the orca was entangled in a line approximately 40 m long, attached to a ‘pot’ used for catching crayfish. The pot was weighted with concrete blocks of about 35 kg. Dian remained calm during the disentanglement and she was successfully released and followed for a number of kilometres afterwards, to ensure that she was ok and remained with the other orca. If you see orca in NZ waters please call 0800 SEE ORCA. Thank you to everyone who helped save her and good luck out there Dian!

Happy ending :)

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mojavedolphins:

J-37 Hy’Shqa, (“Hy’shka”), F (2001). Hy’Shqa had her first offspring, J-49, in August 2012. Hy’Shqa’s family consists of living siblings Suttles (J-40) and Se-Yi’-Chn (J-45), mother Samish (J-14), and great-grandmother Granny (J-2). “Hy’Shqa” is a Coast Salish/Samish word for “blessing” or “thank you.” The name was give to her during a traditional potlatch ceremony held by the Samish Nation on October 6, 2001.


(via Blackberry (J-27))

mojavedolphins:

J-37 Hy’Shqa, (“Hy’shka”), F (2001). Hy’Shqa had her first offspring, J-49, in August 2012. Hy’Shqa’s family consists of living siblings Suttles (J-40) and Se-Yi’-Chn (J-45), mother Samish (J-14), and great-grandmother Granny (J-2). “Hy’Shqa” is a Coast Salish/Samish word for “blessing” or “thank you.” The name was give to her during a traditional potlatch ceremony held by the Samish Nation on October 6, 2001.

(via dreams-of-whales)

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Southern Resident population down to 78.

(Source: chellekie, via dreams-of-whales)

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