Category: whales

Cascadia Research C ollective was back out int he filed this past month looking at Short Finned Pilot Whales and False Killer Whales (and found some beaked whales!⁠
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In our eight days on the water we’ve encountered beaked whales on four of them, an unusually high rate of beaked whale sightings for this area. The larger individual in this post was matched to our photo-ID catalog as HIZc062, first seen in 2009 and last seen in 2012. This individual is particularly interesting as it is missing the rostrum! We were excited to document this individual again, and, like when it was last seen in 2012, it had a calf with it, suggesting it has reproduced at least twice, even with the deformity that could potentially influence feeding. The second photo is a boat selfie while waiting for beaked whales to surface from a shorter dive. Learn more by following the link in our bio!⁠
#whaletales #whales #research#hawaii #falsekillerwhales #pilotwahle #beakedwhales #whlaesareawesome #getonaobat #storytelling ⁠
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Saturday Social Cetaceans. To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.⠀
Photo by @Whale_watch_western_australia⠀
#whaletales #whales #humpback #anotherdayinwa #whalewatchwa #whalewatching #getonaboat #storytelling #whalesareawesome
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Huge welcome to our new storyteller @janineharles! Janine has been capturing whale images for 8 years. Sharing her adventures on the water with photos is her passion! She loves all whales, especially humpbacks! We cant wait to share more of her incredible encounters with you! Check them all out on our website. #whaletales #whales #storytelling #storyteller #sharingiscaring #whalewatching #getonaboat #humpback #whalesareawesome ⁠
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Great infographic of Whale head shapes and blows by Mike Verwold.⠀⠀ #whaletales #whales #blows#whalesareawesome #getonaboat #whalewatching⠀
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As discussed in episode 7 of the #whaletalespodcast, a whale graveyard was discovered in Chile in 2010 containing 40 individual ancient whale skeletons as well as many other marine vertebrates! Check out our episode show notes for more info!⁠⠀
#whaletales #whales #whalegraveyards #podcast #whalesareawesome #storytelling #whalepodcast #subscribe #patreon
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Amazing Day with Cajun and her Calf! To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.⠀
Photo by @Whalebreathphotography ⠀
#whaletales #humpback #whales #whalewatching #getonaboat #storytelling #whalesareawesome #whalesofinstagram #photography #breach #calf
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While we know that Pilot Whales are technically dolphins we cannot resist a good whale pun! What’s your favourite whale (or dolphin or porpoise) joke Storytellers?!⠀
#whaletales #whales #dolphins #whalesareawesome #funny #joke #pun#meme #punny #dolphinsareawesome #pilotwhales #storytelling
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that it is thought that Bowhead Whales are the oldest lived mammals on Earth, reaching up to 200 years in age?! This extended life span may be influenced by the cold waters where they live!⠀⠀
#whaletales #bowheads #whales #bowheadwhales #trivia #dyk #storytelling #funfact #arctic #whalesareawesome
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A Post Kill Celebration. To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.
Photo by @Taslishaw
#whaletales #whales #killerwhale #orca #biggs #transient #getonaboat #salishsea #explorebc #whalesarewesome #storytelling #whalewatching
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Whale Watching from Hillarys! To read this story (and more!) follow the link in our bio.
Photo by @Whale_watch_western_australia
#whaletales #humpback #whales #humpbacksareawesome #whalewatchwa #anotherdayinwa #perth #getonaboat #storytelling #whalesareawesome #whalewatching
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