Category: trivia

It’s the #twelvedaysofwhalemas Day Three…

It’s the #twelvedaysofwhalemas Day Three: #didyouknow that Dugongs and Manatees are Sirenians not Cetaceans? Although they resemble whales in many ways they are a different taxonomic order referring to herbivorous marine mammals. There is one species of Dugong, three species of Manatee and the extinct Steller’s Sea Cow which used to reside in the North Pacific Ocean.⠀⠀
How do you include #whalelove (or #sirenianlove) in your holiday celebrations?!⠀⠀
#whaletales #whales #manatees #dugongs #sirenian #whalesofinstagram #sireniansofinstagram #trivia #whalewatching
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It’s the #twelvedaysofwhalemas Day Two! …

It’s the #twelvedaysofwhalemas Day Two! #didyouknow that Bottlenose Dolphins are the most common and well known member of the dolphin family (but don’t confuse them with Common Dolphins!)?! There are two species of Bottlenose-the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin and the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin which is generally smaller than the Atlantic⠀⠀
How do you include #whalelove in your holiday celebrations?!⠀⠀
#whaletales #dolphin #trivia #dyk #dolphinsofinstagram #storytelling #getonaboat #whalemas #christmas #holidays
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It’s the #twelvedaysofwhalemas Day One: …

It’s the #twelvedaysofwhalemas Day One: #didyouknow that whale flukes contain no bones? They are different between all species but in some, flukes are so distinctive that researchers use them like fingerprints to identify individuals.⠀⠀
How do you include #whalelove in your holiday celebrations?!⠀⠀
#whaletales #whales #whalesareawesome #whalemas #christmas #holidays #whaletail #whalesofinstagram #dyk #trivia #whalewatching #flukes #getonaboat #funfactfriday
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It’s #FunFactFriday #Didyouknow that Pac…

It’s #FunFactFriday #Didyouknow that Pacific White Side Dolphins are widely considered to be one of the most acrobatic species in the world? They are lively and quick and can leap three times their body length out of the water! We know they lived close to the shores of BC over 2000 years ago thanks to artifacts that were discovered in first nation middens but for unknown reasons disappeared along our shores and have only reappeared in the last 30 years. Read all of our “Lag” stories on our website (under the Dolphin category)⠀⠀
Photo by @gary_j27⠀⠀
#whaletales #whales #dolphins #lags #pacificwhitesideddolphins #didyouknow #dyk #funfactfriday #getonaboat #trivia #salishsea #exploreBC #whalewatching #dolphinsareawesome
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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! ⠀
Photo by @SlaterMoorePhotography⠀
#whaletales #whales #killerwhales #dyk #trivia #orca #storytelling #photography #sharks #whalesareawesome #killerwhalesareawesome #exploreBC #getonaboat #whalewatching
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that w…

It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that while Sei whales may come third in the size category they’re first when it comes to speed?! These baleen whales can reach top speeds of 55.5km/h (34.5mph)!⠀
Photo by @whalebreathphotography ⠀
#whaletales #seiwhales #didyouknow #dyk #trivia #whales #whalesareawesome #whalesofinstagram #baleenwhales #funfact #getonaboat #whalewatching #photography
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that just like…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that just like the right whale they were named after, both Northern and Southern Right Whale Dolphins have no dorsal fin? They are small species found in the cold water ranges of the hemisphere that corresponds with their name.⠀
#whaletales #funfact #didyouknow #rightwhaledolphins #dolphins #dolphinsareawesome #trivia
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow Grey Wh…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow Grey Whales are easily mistaken for logs in poor visibility as they are usually not particularly active at the surface? Underwater is another story though as these gentle giants can navigate with amazing accuracy into quite shallow waters where they scrape and filter mussels and clams out of the sandy bottom.⠀
Photo by Brian Gisborne⠀
#whaletales #greywhales #whales #dyk #trivia #salishsea #whalewatching #getonaboat #filterfeeders #whalesofinstagram #whalesareawesome #graywhales
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DTK that Sperm wha…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DTK that Sperm whales are the largest toothed whale in the world?! They have the largest brain on earth which can weigh about 17 pounds in an adult! ⠀
PC: Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Research Program⠀
#whaletales #whales #didyouknow #trivia #dyk #spermwhales #storytelling #sharingiscaring #getonaboat #whalewatching #whalesareawesome
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Porpoises are more …

It’s #FunFactFriday! Porpoises are more than just hipster dolphins! Dolphins and Porpoises are distant cousins, and last had a common ancestor roughly 15 million years ago. In fact, humans have shared a more recent common ancestor with Chimpanzees (5 million years ago) than porpoises do with dolphins!⠀
#whaletales #porpoises #dolphins #didyouknow #trivia #dyk #dolphinsareawesome #hipsterdolphins #porpoisesareawesome #getonaboat
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