Category: dyk

It may be #Fridaythe13th but it’s still …

It may be #Fridaythe13th but it’s still #FunFactFriday! Did you know that Dolphins bowriding with the ship were considered good luck and meant the voyage was under their protection? Meanwhile it is well know that many sailors won’t allow bananas on board as they are believed to be so unlucky the entire ship will be lost. What seafaring #superstitions do you believe in?
Photo by @explore.florida.waters
#whaletales #dolphins #bowride #dolphinsareawesome #getonaboat #storytelling #goodluck #whalewatching #dyk #trivia #funfact

It may be #Fridaythe13th but it’s still …

It may be #Fridaythe13th but it’s still #FunFactFriday! Did you know that Dolphins bowriding with the ship were considered good luck and meant the voyage was under their protection? Meanwhile it is well know that many sailors won’t allow bananas on board as they are believed to be so unlucky the entire ship will be lost. What seafaring #superstitions do you believe in?
Photo by @explore.florida.waters
#whaletales #dolphins #bowride #dolphinsareawesome #getonaboat #storytelling #goodluck #whalewatching #dyk #trivia #funfact

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? The 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
PC: @PeppermintNarwhalCreative
#whaletales #ISTVD #vaquita #seacow #talesofsavingwhales #porpoise #porpoisesareawesome #didyouknow #trivia #dyk #funfacts #savethevaquita

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? The 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
PC: @PeppermintNarwhalCreative
#whaletales #ISTVD #vaquita #seacow #talesofsavingwhales #porpoise #porpoisesareawesome #didyouknow #trivia #dyk #funfacts #savethevaquita

It’s #FunFact Friday and June is #OrcaAw…

It’s #FunFact Friday 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 #trivia #dyk #photography #themoreyouknow #didyouknow #whalewatching #getonaboat

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 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: J50 “Scarlet” by taslishaw
#whaletales #whales #talesofsavingwhales #orca #killerwhale #orcaawarenessmonth #juneisorcamonth #getonaboat #whalewatching #salmon #nofishnoblackfish #trivia #dyk #salishsea

It’s #FunFactFriday and June is #OrcaAwa…

It’s #FunFactFriday and 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: J50 “Scarlet” by taslishaw
#whaletales #whales #talesofsavingwhales #orca #killerwhale #orcaawarenessmonth #juneisorcamonth #getonaboat #whalewatching #salmon #nofishnoblackfish #trivia #dyk #salishsea