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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that it is thought that Bowhead Whales are the oldest lived mammals on Earth, reaching up to 200 years in age?! This extended life span may be influenced by the cold waters where they live!⠀⠀
#whaletales #bowheads #whales #bowheadwhales #trivia #dyk #storytelling #funfact #arctic #whalesareawesome
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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. ⠀
#whaletales #dolphins #risso #dolphinsareawesome #dyk #trivia #getonaboat #dolphinwatching #dolphinsofinstagram #dolphinmonth #dolphinlove #whales #whalesareawesome #cetaceans #photography #storytelling #fff #monterey
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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⠀
#whaletales #greywhales #graywhales #whales #whalesareawesome #salishsea #explorebc #getonaboat #trivia #storytelling #photography #whalesofinstagram #dyk
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that the Amazon River Dolphin is one of four remaining species of River Dolphins in the world? It has a notable pink colouration in its skin that gets more intense as it matures giving it the nickname “Pink River Dolphin!"⠀
#whaletales #dolphin #riverdolphin #amazon #amazonriverdolphin #dolphinsareawesome #storytelling #funfact #trivia
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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 #FunFactFriday! #DYK that 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 by @BrendonBissonnette⠀
#whales #killerwhales #orca #Biggs #Transient #whalesareawesome #whalewatching #salishsea #getonaboat
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It’s #FunFactFriday! The “Humpback Comeback” is one of the greatest successes we’ve seen along our coast! In the last hundred years we’ve seen the North Pacific 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 by @gary_j27⠀
#whaletales #whales #humpback #whalewatching #salishsea #trivia #dyk #humpbacksareawesome #getonaboat #funfact #humpbackcomeback
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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 #dolphhin #bowride #goodluck #badluck #dolphinsareawesome #trivia #dyk
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Its #Funfactfriday! Did you know that when most people hear the word “dolphin” chances are high that the animal that comes to mind looks very much like a Bottlenose Dolphin and not the Common Dolphin, despite its name??! This is a result of the Bottlenose Dolphin’s popularity in the media and in aquariums. Interestingly, before movies and television it was the Common Dolphin that was the most commonly depicted dolphin species, especially in Greek and Roman art.⁠
#whaletales #whales #dolphins #dyk #trivia #commondolphin #dolphinsareawesome #whalewatching #getonaboat ⠀⁠
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that L87 “Onyx” is a L Pod whale who has traveled with K and L pods since his mother L32 “Olympic” died in 2005? He has been seen with K7 “Lummi”, K11 “Georgia”, J2 “Granny” and most recently the J17s. He is one of the few known cases of resident orcas switching pods permanently. ⁠
Photo by@vitalocean⁠
#whaletales #SRKW #orca #killerwhale #trivia #DYK #Onyx #JPod #KPod #L87 #whalewatching #whalesareaweome #nofishnoblackfish #whales
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