Posted 7 hours ago

pinkcloudturnedtogrey:

Orcas in Lofoten, Norway in 2014.

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Posted 7 hours ago

dreams-of-whales:

Rain and whales…. a Pacific Northwest combo. 

Top - Joy (L119) breaching

Middle Left / Bottom - Mega (L41)

Middle Right - Solstice (L89)

Posted 7 hours ago

tealdude:

Killer whale that we saw in Alaska. #CarnivalMiracle #CarnivalCruise #Alaska

Posted 7 hours ago
alaskan-orca:

Male_Orca by sargent creek on Flickr.
Very old photo of AK1 Hive, supposedly taken near Kodiak; the AK6s are usually found in the Kenai Fjords, some 300 miles away from Kodiak.

alaskan-orca:

Male_Orca by sargent creek on Flickr.

Very old photo of AK1 Hive, supposedly taken near Kodiak; the AK6s are usually found in the Kenai Fjords, some 300 miles away from Kodiak.

Posted 1 day ago

orcasorcas:

Orca footage from 2014 by louis jobidon

Posted 1 day ago

phocoenidae:

Exciting news!

An extremely rare spectacled porpoise washed up in New Zealand on Wednesday. The carcass was in good condition, with only a chunk missing from one side of the flank (probably a shark bite). It was photographed, examined, and dissected at the Department of Conservation’s workshop. The skeleton will be preserved for future studies. Only 10 spectacled porpoises have ever washed up in New Zealand, so this is a very exciting find.
Little is known about the spectacled porpoises.

Watch the video for more information! (Caution: scenes of dissection are in this film)

Posted 2 days ago

alaskan-orca:

Orca Whale by Dale Moore Photography on Flickr.

Check out those pecs! There’s an interesting theory I heard awhile back about the big pectoral flippers of male orcas—apparently they’re very good for swimming underneath females and cradling them during the process of mating.

Posted 2 days ago

alaskan-orca:

Juneau-116 by Slurcher on Flickr.

AG pod near Juneau; orcas pictured here include AG29 Graffiti, AG35 Berg, and AG8 Newmoon.

Posted 2 days ago

alaskan-orca:

Orca spy hopping by rdvmtnco on Flickr.

Massive pecs on this guy!

Posted 2 days ago

Old Tom: Anniversary of the death of a legend