"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
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'.
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