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June is #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Did you know that…

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: J19 “Shachi” ramming a salmon by @BrendonBissonnette⠀
#whaletales #orca #killerwhale #whales #didyouknow #trivia #salmon #nofishnoblackfish #talesofsavingwhales #whalesareawesome
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Today is #WorldOceansDay! This year, more than…

Today is #WorldOceansDay! This year, more than ever, let’s celebrate by helping the ocean and its inhabitants with a shoreline cleanup, a switch to microbead free shampoo or even just saying no to a plastic straw, lid or bag! Tell us how you help the oceans using #talesofsavingwhales, we would love to hear your story!⠀
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#whaletales #orcaawarenessmonth #storytelling #getonaboat #beatplasticpollution #beplasticwise #stopsucking #whalewatching #oceans #savetheoceans #orca #killerwhales
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Have you read our blog series, #TalesofSavingW…

Have you read our blog series, #TalesofSavingWhales? We are focusing on personal stories about what you do to help whales & on how every small action can help.⠀
#whaletales #whales #savethewhales #SRKW #orca #killerwhale #stopsucking #beatplasticpollution #stopsinlgeuse #pickitup #beplasticwise #reducereuserecycle #bewhalewise #seeablowgoslow
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Another powerful image to remind us of our imp…

Another powerful image to remind us of our impact on marine life. Did you know one plastic bottle can take up to 450 years to decompose? #talesofsavingwhales ⠀
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#whaletales #talesofsavingwhales #beatplasticpollution #stopsingleuse #stopmarinedebris #savethewhales #whales #savetheearth
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Horrible facts to face. Properly dispose of yo…

Horrible facts to face. Properly dispose of your waste, reduce your plastic use and support sustainable fisheries to help keep our oceans clean. Check out our “Animals in Distress” page to see what to do if you see a marine mammal in distress and who to call.
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Entanglement in fishing gear is a major threat for whales. The exact number of entanglements per year is difficult to pinpoint as entanglements can happen far out at sea out of our sight. However, research suggests that over 300,000 whales and dolphins die from entanglement in fishing gear or marine debris every year. 💔
Since whales and dolphins are mammals, the need to breathe air. If they become tangled up in heavy gear, they cannot reach the surface to breathe. Injury and infection as heavy ropes bite through skin is also possible, as well as starvation since towing heavy fishing gear makes it difficult to chase prey and feed. ・
If you happen to see an whale that is entangled or in distress, the best thing to do is to report it and monitor until the help arrives. @whaletalesorg has a great guide on who to call for different countries as well as things we can do from home to help prevent future entanglements. Let’s protect whales together! 💙🐋
#whales #whaleentanglement #conservation #marinepollution #graywhale #humpbackwhale #spermwhale #artivism #marinemammals #inkdrawing #whaleart #whaletales #talesofsavingwhales
#whalewednesday
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Today is International Day of the Baltic Sea H…

Today is International Day of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise. What may seem like a very specific holiday is incredibly important. There are only approximately 500 porpoises left in the Baltic Sea and this species is critically endangered. They are threatened by fishing nets, like all porpoises, and while some protection has happened more is needed. Learn more about what you can do at @Porpoisedotorg
#idbhp #whaletales #talesofsavingwhales #harbourporpoise #porpoise #savetheporpoises
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Happy long weekend Storytellers! Remember if y…

Happy long weekend Storytellers! Remember if you are out on the water this weekend to always #bewhalewise! Stay at least 200m away from all whales and if you #seeablowgoslow!⠀
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#whaletales #whales #killerwhale #orca #whalesareawesome #longweekend #victoriaday #whalewatching #talesofsavingwhales #getonaboat
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Today is ‪#‎EndangeredSpeciesDay‬‬! Take a mom…

Today is ‪#‎EndangeredSpeciesDay‬‬! Take a moment to think about what the world would be like without one of the endangered species around you, (what would the ocean be like without the orcas?!) and what you can do to help them-whether it be reduce your carbon footprint by biking to work, changing shampoos to something microbead free or just ensuring that our waste is disposed of safely⠀⠀
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#talesofsavingwhales #whaletales #savethewhales #endangered #microbead
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#tbt to the @ElementsFilmFest. We were honored…

#tbt to the @ElementsFilmFest. We were honored to speak about the Southern Resident Killer Whales and help raise awareness of the issues surrounding them. For tips on how you can help these and all cetaceans check out the “What You Can Do” page on our site (link in bio)⠀
#whaletales #SRKW #talesofsavingwhales #savethewhales #orca #killerwhale #whalewatching
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It feels like we are posting videos or stories…

It feels like we are posting videos or stories about entanglement more and more. Unfortunately they do not all have happy endings of successful rescue stories. Even when entanglements have happy endings, there can be future issues like infection and scarring its not good for the whales and its not good for the fishermen⠀We at Whale Tales want to help you help the whales. Head over to our “Animals in Distress” resource page under the “Save” option on our website (link in bio) to learn about what to do if you see a marine mammal in distress as well as the appropriate numbers to call for assistance⠀
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#whaletales #talesofsavingwhales #whalesareawesome #savethewhales #entanglement #humpback #marinedebris #beatplasticpollution #beplasticwise #stopsingleuse
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