Posts tagged orcas
Posts tagged orcas
How many Orcas? (by Tim Melling)
Photo by Mike Cooke.
Oceanic killer whales (Orcinuas orca) - Open mouth (by Australian Marine Sciences Association)
No More Tilikums
Oil on illustration board, 6.6”x9”
Based on a sketch I did last year but never got around to fixing and finishing it until last week. I was more or less spurred by the extremely depressing and frustrating aftermath in the Marine Mammals of Holarctic conference in Russia - specifically with the dolphinarium camp.
Close-ups are off-color since I took them with my Canon and wanted to show more detail. (sorry klangfraud but I had to gank your close-ups idea)
*muffled Trellia’s Bay playing in the distance*
Surge living up to his name.
Transient Orcas offshore from Tofino, British Columbia
Skulls of Marine Mammals (L to R)
- Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops truncatus
- Orca - Orcinus orca
- Dugong - Dugong Dugon
- West Indian Manatee - Trichechus manatus
- Steller’s Sea Cow - Hydromalis gigas
- Dwarf Sperm Whale - Kogia sima
- California Sea Lion - Zalophus californiaus
- Hooker’s Sea Lion- Phocarctos hookeri
- Minke Whale - Balaenoptera acutorostrata
- Crab Eater Seal - Lobodon carinophagus
Favorite creature ever. #orca
I really want to know the story behind that rake. It’s not normal for a rake to be that long.
I know you’re being serious but all I could think is
your mom jokes must be extremely offensive in orca society
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 :)
The Center for Whale Research has announced that Surprise (L86) was seen with a brand new calf today, designated L120!
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.
Orca Hunting Herring- from Killer whales of the Fjord
DSC_0349_J36 (by Miles Ritter)