Orca At Superpod Event
Orcas dominate Superpod 3 on San Juan Island! (Keep an eye out for our blog on the event, coming soon).
Wild Orca's New Project
Wild Orca will soon be releasing their new 'Protect Wild Salmon, Protect Wild Orcas' stickers. You can get yours for a small donation from August 15th. Find out more below.
"We are excited to announce that our new "Protect Wild Salmon, Protect Wild Orcas" Roundel stickers will be available for a small donation beginning August 15th! Help spread the word that Orca conservation starts at the rivers in a delicate circle that is our eco-system.
Visit us at Hales Palladium on August 22nd and pick up yours! At about 4 inches wide, it's perfect for your water bottle, car, or other surface, and helps fund the organizations that research and protect these amazing creatures."
TiliLeaks: Exclusive Documents Reveal That Tilikum Was Trapped In A 31-Foot Pool For 17 Consecutive Days by Tim Zimmermann:
When we refer to whale spotting, we mean watching whales out in the wild. This article talks about SeaWorld's very different kind of whale spotting:
The Icelandic orca researchers have created a community page to keep you updated with information about their work:
LUSH Germany and animal public e.V. teamed up to campaign against the keeping of dolphins in captivity. They asked LUSH customers to not buy a ticket to any dolphinaria and they took the opportunity to inform the public about Morgan's plight. Their petition asking for the closure of the two dolphin display facilities in Germany was well-supported. A big well done to the fantastic team involved in this campaign!
Check out & 'Like' this great page from orca expert Erich Hoyt:
Orcas in Iceland were observed today preying on white-beaked dolphins. Visit Láki Tours for more info + photos:
"15/07/2014: An incredible day out on the water! At first we came across a group of 7 white-beaked dolphins that we followed for a while. Then we spotted two Minke whales and had a closer look at them. But that’s not all – the killer whales are back! We spotted a group of about 10 orcas very close to the area where we had seen the other two species before. What happened then took our breath away. We saw them heading towards another group of white-beaked dolphins. Then they suddenly started porpoising very fast and … made a kill! One of the females dragged what we think was a juvenile white-beaked dolphin in her mouth! There was a lot of blood spilled on the surface and a few tail slaps going on. We are still stunned from this eventful day and need to recover from the excitement of all this happening right next to us!!
For a photo from the sighting:
Happy World Orca Day!
Orca of the World has had a slight change of URL. You can now access it at: