There's a new calf in the Southern resident L-pod, which has been designated L123. This is the seventh calf born to this endangered population in the last twelve months.
Find out more from the Center for Whale Research (with a fantastic photo):
Rob Lott (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) writes about his encounter with orca in Norway.
"...over the next four hours we were rewarded with an incredible encounter with 40+ orcas and 20+ humpbacks at the mouth of the fjord."
Read more about this fantastic experience (with photos): http://uk.whales.org/blog/2015/11/fjord-fiesta
"Beneath the Surface," a book by former orca trainer John Hargrove, which is a tell-all about his experiences working with captive orcas at SeaWorld (USA) and Marineland Antibes (France), has won the Goodreads 2015 Choice Awards Best Science and Technoloy category.
Find out more: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-science-technology-books-2015
A short video has been released by the Free Morgan Foundation telling the story of captive free-born orca Morgan and her stolen freedom.
Read this article for interviews with the film's makers and with Dr. Ingrid Visser, co-founder of the Free Morgan Foundation: https://www.thedodo.com/i-am-morgan-1487951822.html
The Marion Island Killer Whales have a new addition to their group! The little orca is known as "Peanut" - follow the link for a photo of the calf swimming with mum "O'Neil":
Is orca Morgan deaf? And if she is, what does this mean for her? The Free Morgan Foundation has created a new resource to answer these questions: http://www.freemorgan.org/is-morgan-deaf/
This follows the release of a white paper documenting how it came to be that ownership of Morgan, who was found and still remains in Europe, has been claimed by an entertainment business (SeaWorld) in the USA. Find out more about the white paper here:
Great news! An orca seen entangled in rope and float three weeks ago has now been re-sighted as clear and free.
Find out more:
Has SeaWorld, USA laundered a free-born orca? A white paper by orca expert Dr. Ingrid Visser and attorney Matthew Spiegl suggests it might have - in partnership with two European marine entertainment parks, Loro Parque and Dolfinarium Harderwijk.
Read this article to find out more: https://www.thedodo.com/catch-seaworld-if-you-can-1471788797.html
A segment on New Zealand orca researcher, Dr. Ingrid Visser: