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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.⠀
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June is #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Did you know that…

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⠀
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Did you know that Northern Resident Killer Wha…

Did you know that Northern Resident Killer Whales are the only Killer Whale population known to rub their bodies regularly on beach stones in shallow water? This highly ritualized and social behaviour occurs near a few select beaches in British Columbia and southeast Alaska. this incredible footage is from last summer but be sure to follow @orcalabbc to catch more footage in a few months!⠀
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that of…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that of the three Killer Whale ecotypes you can find in British Columbia Offshores are the most mysterious and the least studied?! While there is still so much to learn about these animals what we have learned is fascinating! They travel in extremely large groups (sometime of over 50 or 100 individuals) and one of their major sources of food seems to be sharks! ⠀
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It’s the last day of #OrcaAwarenessMonth…

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It’s the last day of #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Why do you love Killer Whales Storytellers?!⠀
#whaletales #whales #Killerwhale #orca #whalesareawesome #killerwhalesareawesome #getonaboat #SRKW #juneisorcamonth #savetheorca #nofishnoblackfish #biggs #storyteling #iloveorcas

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.
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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! 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
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#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