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Today would have been J2 “Granny’s…

Today would have been J2 “Granny’s” 107th birthday. Loosing her in 2016 was both a tragedy but also a bittersweet opportunity to reflect on the life of an amazing animal. Though we never knew exactly how old she was we do know she WAS old, she was wise, and she took excellent care of her family. Granny was and continues to be an inspiration to all who hear her story. She reminds us that these animals are strong, graceful, and resilient. While we’re sure J Pod still misses their oldest matriarch – they carry on, and new matriarchs have taken her place. We can all learn something from Granny and her legacy will continue to teach us how to help the southern residents. ⠀
Photo by@gary_j27⠀
#whaletales #whales #killerwhales #orca #SRKW #JPod #whalewatching #exploreBC #salishsea #RIPGranny #getonaboat #savethesrkw #nofishnoblackfish

Happy #CanadaDay! We hope you have a great day…

Happy #CanadaDay! We hope you have a great day and have a chance to get outside to enjoy this amazing country!⠀
Photo: Some of the Southern Residents by @gary_j27⠀
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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.
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

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

Fascinating interaction with the Bigg’s (Trans…

Fascinating interaction with the Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales marking the first confirmed case of Infanticide in Killer Whales. See our Facebook page for more.
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Get ready to have your minds blown! Last winter, while doing some research up near Alert Bay, we had an encounter that changed everything about the way we understand killer whales. We witnessed the first documented case of infanticide among killer whales. Furthermore, it was the first documented case of mother assisted infanticide recorded in any mammal species other than humans. T068 (a post reproductive female) and her son T068A attacked and killed a brand new calf in the T046B matriline, T046B5. The fight that ensued between the twp groups was astonishing. T046B (the mother of the calf) ramming into the male, T068A. Other members of the T046B matriline were also fighting to try and get the calf back. The vocals were absolutely insane including calls that haven’t been heard before. In the end, the T068s took the dead calf with them and were still pulling it around when we had to leave due to light. Here are some of the photos from that day. If you’re more interested in what happened and why this may have happened, I am posting the link to the paper that was published today. It’s a great paper and I’m so humbled to be a part of it. Thanks to Jared Towers and Muriel Halle who I shared this experience with. The link is in my profile.
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