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It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwa…

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Southern Resident killer whales are the best studied group of cetaceans anywhere in the world and may be some of the best studied animals, period. Since the 1960s researchers have been learning as much as possible about the lives of these whales including increasingly specific studies of population numbers, social dynamics, acoustic behaviour, prey preference, predatory techniques, and range distribution – to name only a few. They are some of the only animals we know of to concretely display social learning as many of their behaviours are passed on from mother to calf through generations. A matriarchal species, calves almost always stay with their mothers, regardless of sex, for their entire lives. Tremendously picky eaters for such a large predator, SRKWs survive primarily on a diet of Chinook salmon.
Photo by @vitalocean
#whaletales #whales #killerwhales #orca #SRKW #JPod #juneisorcamonth #killerwhalemonth #orcamonth #exploreBC #salishsea #savethesourthernresident #nofishnoblackfish #killerwhalesareawesome #didyouknow #trivia #savethesalmon #whalewatching #getonaboat #whaletrail #dyk #photography

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwa…

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Southern Resident killer whales are the best studied group of cetaceans anywhere in the world and may be some of the best studied animals, period. Since the 1960s researchers have been learning as much as possible about the lives of these whales including increasingly specific studies of population numbers, social dynamics, acoustic behaviour, prey preference, predatory techniques, and range distribution – to name only a few. They are some of the only animals we know of to concretely display social learning as many of their behaviours are passed on from mother to calf through generations. A matriarchal species, calves almost always stay with their mothers, regardless of sex, for their entire lives. Tremendously picky eaters for such a large predator, SRKWs survive primarily on a diet of Chinook salmon.
Photo by @vitalocean
#whaletales #whales #killerwhales #orca #SRKW #JPod #juneisorcamonth #killerwhalemonth #orcamonth #exploreBC #salishsea #savethesourthernresident #nofishnoblackfish #killerwhalesareawesome #didyouknow #trivia #savethesalmon #whalewatching #getonaboat #whaletrail #dyk #photography

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwa…

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Southern Resident killer whales are the best studied group of cetaceans anywhere in the world and may be some of the best studied animals, period. Since the 1960s researchers have been learning as much as possible about the lives of these whales including increasingly specific studies of population numbers, social dynamics, acoustic behaviour, prey preference, predatory techniques, and range distribution – to name only a few. They are some of the only animals we know of to concretely display social learning as many of their behaviours are passed on from mother to calf through generations. A matriarchal species, calves almost always stay with their mothers, regardless of sex, for their entire lives. Tremendously picky eaters for such a large predator, SRKWs survive primarily on a diet of Chinook salmon.
Photo by @vitalocean
#whaletales #whales #killerwhales #orca #SRKW #JPod #juneisorcamonth #killerwhalemonth #orcamonth #exploreBC #salishsea #savethesourthernresident #nofishnoblackfish #killerwhalesareawesome #didyouknow #trivia #savethesalmon #whalewatching #getonaboat #whaletrail #dyk #photography

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwa…

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Did you know that there are three different ecotypes of orcas off the coast of BC? The fish eating Residents, the marine mammal eating Bigg’s or Transients and the elusive and rare offshores
Photo by @ebethrob
#whaletales #whales #orca #killerwhales #orcamonth #SRKW #NRKW #biggs #offshores #juneisorcamonth #orcasareawesome #storytelling #trivia #dyk #killerwhalesareawesome #getonaboat #exploreBC #salishsea #yvr #Photography #whalewatching #didyouknow

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwa…

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Did you know that there are three different ecotypes of orcas off the coast of BC? The fish eating Residents, the marine mammal eating Bigg’s or Transients and the elusive and rare offshores
Photo by @ebethrob
#whaletales #whales #orca #killerwhales #orcamonth #SRKW #NRKW #biggs #offshores #juneisorcamonth #orcasareawesome #storytelling #trivia #dyk #killerwhalesareawesome #getonaboat #exploreBC #salishsea #yvr #Photography #whalewatching #didyouknow

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwa…

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Did you know that there are three different ecotypes of orcas off the coast of BC? The fish eating Residents, the marine mammal eating Bigg’s or Transients and the elusive and rare offshores
Photo by @ebethrob
#whaletales #whales #orca #killerwhales #orcamonth #SRKW #NRKW #biggs #offshores #juneisorcamonth #orcasareawesome #storytelling #trivia #dyk #killerwhalesareawesome #getonaboat #exploreBC #salishsea #yvr #Photography #whalewatching #didyouknow

It’s #FunFactFriday and the first day of…

It’s #FunFactFriday and the first day of #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Did you know 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 by @Whale_Watch_Western_Australia
#whaletales #whales #killerwhales #orca #dolphins #orcasareawesome #orcamonth #dyk #trivia #juneisorcamonth #Killerwhalesareawesome #whalewatchWA #whalewatching #getonaboat #photography #didyouknow #trivia #whalesareawesome

It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that w…

It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that while Sei whales may come third in the size category they’re first when it comes to speed?! These baleen whales can reach top speeds of 55.5km/h (34.5mph)!
Photo by @MandyHoustonPhotography
#whaletales #seiwhales #didyouknow #dyk #trivia #whales #whalesareawesome #whalesofinstagram #baleenwhales #funfact #getonaboat #whalewatching #photography

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.
Photo by @porpoisedotorg
#whaletales #porpoise #didyouknow #trivia #fff #porpoiseareawesome #harbourporpoise #porpoiseofinstagram #getonaboat #exploreBC #salishsea #porpoisewatching #howesound #yvr

It’s #FunFactFriday! Grey whales are ret…

It’s #FunFactFriday! Grey whales are returning to the Salish Sea! #Didyouknow they can be easily mistaken for logs in poor visibility as they are usually not particularly active at the surface? Underwater is another story though as these gentle giants can navigate with amazing accuracy into quite shallow waters where they scrape and filter mussels and clams out of the sandy bottom.
Photo by Brian Gisborne
#whaletales #greywhales #whales #dyk #trivia #salishsea #whalewatching #getonaboat #filterfeeders #whalesofinstagram #whalesareawesome #graywhales