loveroforcas:

J38’s (Cookie) sprouting dorsal fin. Photo by Joshua Trujillo.

loveroforcas:

J38’s (Cookie) sprouting dorsal fin. Photo by Joshua Trujillo.

23 notes   •   October 20 2014, 04:20 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
hellothewhalessay:

Tarifa 2014 by Pablo Gil Garcia on Flickr.

hellothewhalessay:

Tarifa 2014 by Pablo Gil Garcia on Flickr.

201 notes   •   October 20 2014, 02:30 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
hellothewhalessay:

J-26 Mike by Nikki the birdwatcher on Flickr.

hellothewhalessay:

J-26 Mike by Nikki the birdwatcher on Flickr.

22 notes   •   October 20 2014, 12:40 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
theincredibleorca:

Fantastic photo from the Orca Research Trust. If you want to help orcas, one way is to donate to this organization here! In addition to doing research on the New Zealand orcas, they also help whales that are stranded or tangled in fishing lines and nets. Since the NZ orcas have the highest stranding rate in the world due to a preference for prey that goes into shallow waters, it really helps!

theincredibleorca:

Fantastic photo from the Orca Research Trust. If you want to help orcas, one way is to donate to this organization here! In addition to doing research on the New Zealand orcas, they also help whales that are stranded or tangled in fishing lines and nets. Since the NZ orcas have the highest stranding rate in the world due to a preference for prey that goes into shallow waters, it really helps!

32 notes   •   October 20 2014, 11:07 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
speeding54:

Photographed by Joshua Trujillo An orca surfaces as members of three resident pods swim in Puget Sound and Elliott Bay along the Seattle waterfront.

speeding54:

Photographed by Joshua Trujillo An orca surfaces as members of three resident pods swim in Puget Sound and Elliott Bay along the Seattle waterfront.

62 notes   •   October 20 2014, 10:50 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
fightingforwhales:

From Gary Sutton, captain of Wild Whales Vancouver:

"Here is a shot of some L’s yesterday. That’s L106 "Pooka" the foreground followed by L110 "Midnight", L83 "Moonlight", L115 "Mystic" and L95 "Nigel" just about to break the surface in the back. We did see a lot of L86 “Surprise” and her family but unfortunately no sign of the newest calf, L120. Around 50% of new calves will not survive their first year as moms milk can be high in toxins such as PCBs and PBDEs. It would be such a tragedy if L120 is officially missing. It was the first calf the southern resident community has seen since August of 2012 (J49).”

I can’t bear the thought that L120 could be missing. It makes my stomach hurt to think about…

fightingforwhales:

From Gary Sutton, captain of Wild Whales Vancouver:

"Here is a shot of some L’s yesterday. That’s L106 "Pooka" the foreground followed by L110 "Midnight", L83 "Moonlight", L115 "Mystic" and L95 "Nigel" just about to break the surface in the back. We did see a lot of L86 “Surprise” and her family but unfortunately no sign of the newest calf, L120. Around 50% of new calves will not survive their first year as moms milk can be high in toxins such as PCBs and PBDEs. It would be such a tragedy if L120 is officially missing. It was the first calf the southern resident community has seen since August of 2012 (J49).”

I can’t bear the thought that L120 could be missing. It makes my stomach hurt to think about…

106 notes   •   October 19 2014, 06:29 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
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hellothewhalessay:

Orcas by Tim Melling on Flickr.

hellothewhalessay:

Orcas by Tim Melling on Flickr.

82 notes   •   October 19 2014, 12:40 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
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#art   #Orcinus orca   
via Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre:

Chester the rescued false killer whale calf continues to practice his diving. Now that the water is deeper he’s been able to pick up a bit more speed when he swims. This is important exercise for him, helping him to develop his muscles and get stronger. #GoChester (x)

via Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre:

Chester the rescued false killer whale calf continues to practice his diving. Now that the water is deeper he’s been able to pick up a bit more speed when he swims. This is important exercise for him, helping him to develop his muscles and get stronger. #GoChester (x)