Category: orca

A Visit from J2 “Granny.” To read …

A Visit from J2 “Granny.” To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.
Photo by @vitalocean
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What a difference 6 years makes! When the Nort…

What a difference 6 years makes! When the North Gulf Oceanic Society snapped AD11’s last official ID photo in 2012, he was still a juvenile and was not distinguishable as a male or female.

Now he’s all grown up! Based on his size, AP11 is probably between 15-17 years old. Male killer whales go through a rapid period of growth called “sprouting” when they are about 12-13 years old. During this growth spurt, their dorsal fins increase in height, their pectoral flippers broaden, tail flukes start to curl, and they gain a huge amount of weight and bulk.

He still has some more growing to do and won’t be completely physically mature until he’s about 20.

T100 and T124 Interact with Paddle Boarders. T…

T100 and T124 Interact with Paddle Boarders. To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.
Photo by @taslishaw
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Waving goodbye to the 2018 whale watching seas…

Waving goodbye to the 2018 whale watching season!

The past 2.5 months held the best whale encounters to date. We saw a total of 5 different resident killer whale pods in Kachemak Bay and I was able to collect a ton of important data. Now it is time for me to finish my last year of undergrad; by this time in May, I will have my degree, and will be able to officially call myself a marine biologist.

Here’s to a great winter!

Incredible Encounter with Bigg’s (Transi…

Incredible Encounter with Bigg’s (Transient) Orca’s! To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.
Photo by Elizabeth
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Incredible Encounter with California Killer Wh…

Incredible Encounter with California Killer Whales! To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.
Photo by Patrick
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Beautiful Encounter with Bigg’s (Transie…

Beautiful Encounter with Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales in Howe Sound. To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.
Photo by @gary_j27
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AX27 pod porpoising towards the Kenai Mountain…

AX27 pod porpoising towards the Kenai Mountains in Kachemak Bay, Alaska.

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By Selena Rhodes Scofield

T37A2 with a Harbour Porpoise in his Jaws! To …

T37A2 with a Harbour Porpoise in his Jaws! To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.
Photo: T37A2 by @taslishaw
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