In 1970, Dr. Paul Spong founded OrcaLab, a small land based whale research station nestled against the evergreen forest of Hanson Island in the waters of the "Inside Passage" of northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Now, the population of Southern Resident Killer Whales, a subgroup of orcas, is struggling to survive—there are only 73 of them left. Fast Facts: Killer whale. By Wothe, Konrad. Scientific Name: Orcinus orca Height (dorsal fin): Male: 1.8 m Female: 0.9 m Average weight: Male: 9,000 to 10,000 kg Female: 7,000 to 8,000 kg. Today, the foundation combines research, conservation and education into its comprehensive volunteer programme. Canada, Vancouver Island, Killer Whale At Sunset. Canvas from $69.99 $139.99. Did you know? By Hyde, John. Canada Kayak with Orcas. Journey through one of the most amazing kayak routes in North America, explore ancient ruins and enchanting islands while keeping an eye out for the majestic and awe- inspiring Orca! Stacia Zink * I work at the liberty Bay Marina and just took this video of the group. Killer whales also work together to take care of the young in a pod. Multiple sizes available. The Whale Sanctuary Project wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of Munchkin, Inc., the global leader in unique products for babies and children. Never more than a few yards apart they "buddy-dove" and surfaced at the same time remaining close while changing direction. Family members are seldom out of hearing range of one another. Canvas from $72.49 $144.99. The paper is part of a growing body of work on the impacts of human-generated noise on protected places. Orca Communication. Southern resident orcas are a unique population of orcas in the Pacific Northwest that are genetically and behaviorally distinct from other killer whales. Paul Mooselips Dudley * About 1pm in Poulsbo at Oyster Park. The southern British Columbia resident population of the killer whale is endangered. The killer whale is the largest member of the dolphin family. Orca (Orcinus orca) surfacing showing dorsal fin in Queen Charlotte Sound, Canada. And here’s their Miracle® 360° Wild-Love Orca Sippy Cup for youngsters. Physiology. Building on our work using AI for Social Good, we’re partnering with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to apply … PROGRAMME OVERVIEW The ORCA Foundation, a conservation orientated voluntourism devision of Ocean Blue Adventures, officially opened its doors in 2001 and was designed to create awareness about marine conservation issues facing Plettenberg Bay. 2:15pm - The Orcas heading south along the back side of Bainbridge Island after leaving Liberty Bay. Multiple sizes available. Communication lies at the core of orca social awareness. 1:45pm - The Transient/Biggs were taking a lap around Liberty Bay in Poulsbo. Everyone knows where he or she is and where everyone else are. Expedition cruises circle the Antarctic Peninsula in search of dorsal fins cutting through waves, or to witness orcas crashing into … Due to declines of their primary prey, chinook salmon, the southern resident population has been decreasing for years. Their calls, as loud as a jet plane’s engines, echo over many miles in the ocean. Here’s the remarkable story of how their CEO, Steven Dunn, took up the cause of captive whales. Orcas will also work together to catch larger prey or groups of prey such as schools of fish. Prices from US$1,445 BIGG'S/TRANSIENT ORCAS - Tue, Nov 10 - Haro Strait - 10:04-10:30 - 2 orcas, T049A1(2001) and his younger brother T049A2 (2007), were seen traveling side by side very slowly southbound at Edwards Point, SJI. Killer Whale female surfacing and spouting, Inside Passage, Alaska. The Antarctic is a great feeding ground for orcas and it is estimated that half the world’s population (around 25,000) reside there. 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