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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that Risso’s Dolphins are found all over the world in temperate and tropical waters? The scars on their bodies are formed through social interactions with each other and their patterns can change throughout their life as they develop new scars. ⠀
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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⠀
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Burmeister’s Porpoises live in the shallow, coastal waters along Eastern, Southern, and Western South America?! Despite living close to shore there is much we don’t know about this species as they are almost impossible to see except in the calmest water. As a result, their population numbers have not been appropriately estimated but we do know they are a frequent casualty of bycatch and in Chile the are directly caught and used as crab bait. Visit @porpoisedotorg to find out more about how you can help these rare animals. #whaletales #talesofsavingwhales #porpoisesareawesome #funfact #burmeister #porpoise #trivia #didyouknow #storytelling⁠
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It’s Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that the Finless Porpoise is found in the coastal waters of the China Sea, particularly around the Korean Peninsula, as well as in the mouth of the Yangtze River? They are the only porpoise species without a true dorsal fin, possessing instead a long dorsal ridge. This, coupled with their light greet coloration gives them a baby beluga-like appearance. ⁠
Photo by Sulakkhana Suthumma⁠
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its #funfactfirday! Did you know that Beaked whales are one of the most mysterious groups in the cetacean world? Though there are a total of 22 species, only 4 are reasonably well studied. The group as a whole is quite widespread, ranging from the ice edges of both poles all the way to the equator. The two things that all beaked whales have in common are their pronounced “beak” or rostrum and an amazing diving ability. Thanks to a number of physiological adaptations beaked whales are some of the best diving mammals in the world! ⠀
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As discussed in episode 4 of the #whaletalespodcast, the bumps on Humpback Whales are actually turbecles which contain hair follicles! Ever thought about whales having hair before?⠀
Listen to the full episode by following the link in our bio.⠀
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Its #FunFactFriday. Did you know that some species of porpoise, like the Spectacled Porpoise, are classified as “data deficient”, with very incomplete information regarding their reproductive strategies, numbers, migration, and distribution? You can help us learn more by supporting the @porpoisedotorg in their ongoing research!⠀
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that Beluga Whales have an incredibly varied diet? While they primarily rely on small schooling fish they can also be found eating crabs, clams, worms, and other invertebrates that hide on the ocean floor. Belugas can uncover these tasty treats thanks to their uniquely flexible lips which allow them to squirt jets of water into the sand, blowing away their prey’s protection.
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that the critically endangered North Pacific Right Whale is found in very remote areas of the North Pacific Ocean?! This makes it even more challenging to study than it’s cousins: the similarly endangered North Atlantic Right Whale and the Southern Right Whale. Before whaling their population was estimated to be over 20,000 and now there may be as few as 40 in the eastern Pacific Ocean region.⁠ #whaletales #talesofsavingwhales#rightwhales #pacificrightwhales#whales #whalesareawesome #trivia#funfact #dyk #savethewhales⁠
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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. ⠀⁠⠀
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