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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that th…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that the Ganges River Dolphin is one of two subspecies of South Asian River Dolphin, the other being the Indus River dolphin? Ganges River dolphins are found in the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers through Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Like all river dolphins they have a very long and thin rostrum but unique among cetaceans these river dolphins swim primarily on their sides. ⠀⁠⠀
#whaletales #dolphin #riverdolphins #ganges #dolphinsareawesome #trivia #getonaboat #dyk #storytelling #funfact⁠⠀
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know Vaquit…

It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know Vaquita’s, named ‘little cow’ in Spanish, are the smallest species of porpoise and also the only one to live in warm water? They are found exclusively in the Gulf of California where they hunt for small fish and squid in shallow lagoons. Like most porpoises, Vaquita’s are solitary, rarely seen in groups unless it is a mother and her calf, and they also tend to shy away from boats #whaletales #ISTVD #vaquita #seacow #talesofsavingwhales #porpoise #porpoisesareawesome #didyouknow #trivia #dyk #funfacts #savethevaquita⁠
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June is #orcaawarenessmonth! Transient Killer …

June is #orcaawarenessmonth! Transient Killer Whales were renamed Bigg’s a couple of years ago in honour of Dr. Michael Bigg whose research changed the way we look at these animals. Bigg’s Killer Whales are significant less picky than their Resident cousins when it comes to prey, they hunt marine mammals-everything from small seals to whales twice their size! They are also frequently found in much smaller groups than Residents and their family bonds do not appear to be quite as strong.
Photo: T63 by @Brendonbissonnette
#whaletales #killerwhale #orca #biggs #transient #didyouknow #trivia #whalees #whalemonth #juneisorcamonth #storytelling #getonaboat #whalewatching
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June is #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Did you know that…

June is #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Did you know that Southern Resident Killer Whales are incredible predators and work together in their family groups to catch their prey? Often, when one Orca catches a salmon they will share it around with every other member of the group to ensure that no one goes hungry. As salmon populations fluctuate there can be devastating effects on the #SRKW so protecting salmon is one of the best ways to protect these whales!⠀
Photo: J19 “Shachi” ramming a salmon by @BrendonBissonnette⠀
#whaletales #orca #killerwhale #whales #didyouknow #trivia #salmon #nofishnoblackfish #talesofsavingwhales #whalesareawesome
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It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwa…

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Did you know that New Zealand is home to between 150-200 killer whales who can be seen most frequently from December and March?! They forage on numerous species but some specialize in catching stingrays right in Wellington Harbour!⠀
Photo by @gary_j27⠀
#whaletales #whales #orca #killerwhale #orcamonth #NewZealand #juneisorcamonth #killerwhalemonth #didyouknow #whalewatching #getonaboat⠀
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Happy #OrcaAwarenessMonth Storytellers! #Didyo…

Happy #OrcaAwarenessMonth Storytellers! #Didyouknow that Orcas, or Killer Whales, are the most widespread animal on Earth besides human beings? They can be found in every one of the worlds oceans and they have numerous different cultures, depending on where they live!⠀
Photo: J27 “Blackberry” by @vitalocean⠀
#whaletales #killerwhale #orca #whales #SRKW #Jpod #breach #orcamonth #whalesareawesome #dolphins
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that th…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that the Sei whale is named after the Norwegian word for pollock because both the whales and the fish were frequently seen off the coast of Norway at the same time?! Like many other cetaceans Sei whales migrate from warmer temperate waters in winter to cooler subpolar waters in summer but unlike most species these migrations do not yet appear to be geographically predictable. ⠀
Photo by @whalebreathphotography ⠀
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Harbour P…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Harbour Porpoises have Megatestes?! That’s right, male Harbour Porpoise testes can swell to 4% of their body mass. The idea is to produce so much sperm that other males’ competing sperm is flooded out or just outnumbered in the female’s reproductive tract. If humans employed the same mating strategy, human testes would be 1.25 kg each (compared to the 17-27 g they are now). That’s at least 46 x bigger. #whaletales #porpoise #didyouknow #trivia #fff #porpoiseareawesome #harbourporpoise #porpoiseofinstagram #getonaboat #exploreBC #salishsea#porpoisewatching #howesound #yvr⠀
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that M…

It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that Minke Whales are the smallest of the baleen whales, and are in fact smaller than some toothed whales?! Though size can be hard to judge on the water they are easily distinguished from other whales by the white “mittens” or patterns they have on their pectoral flippers. Sometimes called “stinky Minke” these whales do have a powerful blow for their size and the smell does carry well over the water.⠀⠀
Photo by @JanineHarles⠀
#whaletales #whales #minke #didyouknow #whalesareawesome #funfact #trivia #dyk #fff #minkewhale
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It’s Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that …

It’s Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that the Melon Headed Whale, is actually a dolphin? They are typically found in groups of 100 – 1000 far from shore in tropical and subtropical oceans!
photo by @gary_j27
#whaletales #whales #dolphins #melonheaded #didyouknow #getonaboat #hawaii #storytelling #funfactfriday
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