Orca Watch coordinator Colin Bird will be talking about killer whales in the Pentland Firth, Scotland on BBC1 this Friday (May 1st) at 730pm, Landward.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/caithnessseawatching/photos/a.351036254958527.80787.341524465909706/920978691297611/?&theater
Antarctic Type C orca were sighted in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. There were 40+ individuals. Find out more from the Orca Research Trust: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153241674764496&id=209672764495
Dr. Ingrid Visser, (Principal Scientist, Orca Research Trust), has identified orca pod members spotted in the Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand this Saturday 18th April 2015.
Read more: http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/98209-orca-pod-spotted-harbour.html
Orca Found Dead In California, USA
Sadly an orca has washed up dead in California, USA. Experts are still in the process of confirming the identification of the individual. Josh McInnes of The Transient Killer Whale Research Project has received photographs of the animal and suspects that it might have belonged to the offshore ecotype due to the level of tooth wear. The cause of death is still yet to be established.
Read more: http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2015/apr/18/dead-killer-whale-mackerricher/
There are reports of another transient orca calf in the Pacific Northwest. Read more: https://www.thedodo.com/newborn-orca-whale-calf-1095517946.html
Five members of the small West Coast Community orca population have recently been sighted off the Scottish coast. What does this mean for the war games?
Read more: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/547550/killer-whales-spotted-as-war-games-begin/
"Scientists have recorded weeks of frenetic marine activity at WA's Bremer Canyon as hundreds of different creatures made their annual pilgrimage to the Southern Ocean hotspot."
Read more: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/26998119/bremer-canyon-turns-on-orca-feast/
"[This] marine biologist has dedicated her life to studying, rescuing, filming, and even swimming with killer whales. Her scientific work advances knowledge that helps killer whales in the wild, but [she] has also done battle with companies such as SeaWorld that keep the animals in tanks."
Read more: https://www.takepart.com/article/2015/04/07/ingrid-visser-killer-whale-expert-activist-lolita-morgan-sea-world