Posts tagged orcas
Posts tagged orcas
"We’re saddened to report that the Center for Whale Research has announced that two Southern Resident orcas, L53 Lulu and L100 Indigo, have not been seen and are presumed deceased. 37-year-old female L53 lost her mother, L7, in 2010, and had no other siblings. L100, a 13-year-old male, was born to L54 Ino and had two siblings, L108, an 8-year-old brother, and L117, born in 2010, gender still unknown. This brings the Southern Residents overall population down to 78, the same number that led to their listing as endangered under the ESA.”
The new Gibraltar baby is not even a month old and already shows its playful and independent side under the watchful eye of its mother Corsica (Oo_Gib_018)! :)
Picture Copyright Turmares Tarifa
Ok am I just late to the party or something? WHAT IS THIS? Did you guys know about this?
omfg that’s terrible haha. Well i guess they couldn’t have a realistic game portraying “shamu“‘s life, since it would be too boring.
what comes to mind-
repeat ∞ times to win
Baby Albion nursing.
In the wild, orcas live complex lives with different sounds and vocals. Mixing these whales from different pods makes it so they can’t understand each other. At all. It’s like an American trying to talk to someone who spoke and understood only Dutch. I don’t like to compare to similar species but that’s how it is for them.
who is this beauty?dreams-of-whales
What a saddle patch!!
Yep! That’s Racer (L72). I love her saddle. Matia (L77) and Calypso (L94) have a similar saddle to her’s on their left sides. :D
I think it’s so cool when orcas porpoise. Because it’s like, “yes we are dolphin. cute normal dolphin playing in waves.”
(Just huger and with freaking-giant dorsals.)
(Source: , via derangedhyena-delphinidae)
Not everyone likes to rest. Often juveniles stay active while the pod snoozes.
-North Gulf Oceanic Society.
Killer in the Mist (2009) by Stefano Unterthiner
"The picture was taken in a torrential rainstorm on Possession Island in the sub-Antarctic Crozet Archipelago. A killer whale family was hunting king penguins and southern elephant seals just off a nearby beach.
'Over four months, this was the first time,' says Stefano, 'that I saw killer whales so close to shore or to the king penguin rookery.' The penguins were in a terrible panic, he says. 'The drama was intense, what with the enormous male, its dorsal fin slicing through the grey water, and the simply terrible weather.' Stefano spotted the killer whales from the cliff overlooking the beach and then spent more than three hours photographing them in whipping rain. 'It's one of the most unforgettable moments of my life.' ” [x]
Just let it sink in that J pod recently traveled over 850 miles from California to Washington in 8 days.
Here’s a different narrative about how confusing and horrible Morgan’s life is.
I’m sorry I can’t draw nice things, but this is not a nice topic, either.
Dr. Lisa Ballance (NOAA Fisheries Service) with a curious calf - this is a Type C killer whale, a fish-eater.
J-Pod has returned to the Salish Sea and Granny is with them (and Onyx too)! Hoping to hear from the Center for Whale Research soon that everyone is present and accounted for. (and also hoping they stick around until Sunday!)