Posts tagged orcas
Posts tagged orcas
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)
Seeing Seaworld’s ads and assorted tripe all over the internet only intensifies my desire to point out what a horrible company they are. Please don’t support them.
The 20 minutes of novel stimulus for you or your child is not worth a sapient creature’s life of torment. If you think it is… why?
"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