"Last Saturday, an unusual marine mammal was spotted off Strumble Head in Pembrokeshire.
...although we couldn’t give Caroline a 100% definite ID for the animal she witnessed, everything she told us leads us to believe it was a killer whale feeding..."
Read more: http://www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/killer-whale-seen-eating-seal-pup-off-pembrokeshire-headland/
Ten Killer Whales were seen two miles east of Foula (Shetland Islands, Scotland) yesterday.
Visit this page for a truly spectacular photo from the encounter:
Orcas are still being moved around in Russia for eventual public display. Visit this link & read the photo captions for more information: http://captive-russian-orcas.tumblr.com/archive
A new calf, designated J53, has been born to Southern resident orca J pod.
An article about findings from the NOAA Fisheries hexacopter monitoring project (with video): http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/killer-whales-enjoy-rebound-in-health-5-more-orcas-counted-in-seattle-area/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left
Evolution Of The Orca Menopause - Research From The UK's Exeter University (With Video)
Darren Croft from the UK's Exeter University talks about his research into the evolution of the menopause and insights gleaned from the Southern resident orcas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRRDvZNJ-6g&feature=share
You can also read our interview with Emma Foster of Exeter University who released a scientific paper in 2012 on the orca menopause:http://www.orcaaware.org/emma-foster-and-the-orca-menopause
"A NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] Fisheries research team flying a remotely operated hexacopter in Washington's San Juan Islands in September collected high-resolution aerial photogrammetry images of all 81 Southern Resident killer whales that showed the endangered whales in robust condition and that several appear to be pregnant."
Dolphinaria-Free Europe interviewed former Marineland Antibes & SeaWorld orca trainer John Hargrove about the recent flooding at Marineland Antibes and the death of orca 'Valentin'.
Offshore Orca Found Dead In Alaska
An offshore orca has been found dead on a beach near Petersburg, Alaska in the USA. A necropsy has been conducted by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Fisheries and a team of collaborative scientists.
For more information, visit:
Article excerpt: "If I saw a calf head-bumping its mother over and over and nothing coming of it (no nursing observed), then I would definitely consider that abnormal," [Dr. Naomi] Rose said. "Normally when a calf solicits nursing that way, the mother nurses! So if she just remains vertical and stationary, then that's abnormal."
Read more: https://www.thedodo.com/orca-mother-too-depressed-to-nurse-1412224692.html