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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! 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

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

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

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

It’s #FunFactFriday and the first day of…

It’s #FunFactFriday and the first day of #OrcaAwarenessMonth! Did you know that orcas, or killer whales, are the most widespread animal on Earth besides human beings? They can be found in every one of the worlds oceans and they have numerous different cultures, depending on where they live!
Photo by @Whale_Watch_Western_Australia
#whaletales #whales #killerwhales #orca #dolphins #orcasareawesome #orcamonth #dyk #trivia #juneisorcamonth #Killerwhalesareawesome #whalewatchWA #whalewatching #getonaboat #photography #didyouknow #trivia #whalesareawesome