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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that Da…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that Dall’s Porpoises are one of the most commonly misidentified animals off of the coast of BC?! Frequently thought to be “baby” killer whales, even the largest of these cetaceans (2-2.4 m long) is still smaller than a newborn orca (2.6 m)! Photo by @TheMarineDetective
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that Be…

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! #DYK that while the…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that while the Atlantic White sided Dolphin has a white underside it’s actually the yellow patches found behind its dorsal fin that are truly unique?! They are the only Atlantic Ocean pelagic species with any yellow colouration.
Photo by @WhaleBreathPhotography
#whaletales #dolphins #atlanticwhitesideddolphin #dolphinsareawesome #funfact #trivia #didyouknow #getonaboat #dolphinwatching #whalewatching #atlanticocean #ilovedolphins
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Minke Wha…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK 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.⠀
#whaletales #minkewhales #stinkyminke #minke #whalesareawesome #trivia #funfact #didyouknow #whalewatching #storytelling #getonaboat #minkes

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Burmeiste…

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.
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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! #Didyouknow that th…

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. With an estimated population of less than 400 individuals the North Pacific Right Whale is extremely vulnerable to numerous physical and environmental threats including ship strikes, noise pollution, oil spills, climate change and other impacts on prey distribution, and entanglement in fishing gear.
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that th…

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. With an estimated population of less than 400 individuals the North Pacific Right Whale is extremely vulnerable to numerous physical and environmental threats including ship strikes, noise pollution, oil spills, climate change and other impacts on prey distribution, and entanglement in fishing gear.
#whaletales #talesofsavingwhales #rightwhales #pacificrightwhales #whales #whalesareawesome #trivia #funfact #dyk #savethewhales

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. ⠀
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that t…

It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that the return of the North Pacific Humpback Whale population is one of the greatest successes we’ve seen along the coast of BC? In the last hundred years we’ve seen this population go from thriving to nearly extinct from whaling all the way back to a now non-threatened status consisting of approximately 20,000 individuals.
Photo: Split Fin by @taslishaw
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