Breaching Orca Whale, Chase Dekker
blackfishsound: An adult male surfacing at Prince Edward Island. Photo by Ryan Reisinger.
Meet: The Australian Whales.
These orca belong to a pod estimated to contain approximately 20-30 animals that appear off the south west coast of Australia. Little is known about the pod, as their discovery is recent, and it is the first time any stable group of orca have been known to frequent the same area within Australian waters.
They have been seen feeding on fish and squid, and appear to return to the same area in the summer for breeding and rearing young. It seems researchers may have stumbled upon the closest thing to a resident pod Australia has ever seen.
They have been documented at times to have the yellowish tinge to their white patches, suggesting they also frequent the waters of Antarctica.
Now that we are aware of the pods existence, it is hoped that we may develop an ID catalogue and begin to properly understand these whales. Footage, including underwater shots and vocalizations can be seen and heard in the new ABC documentary, The Search For The Ocean’s Super Predator.
Orca | Orcinus orca
(by Tasli Shaw)
Surfing the waves
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Near Victoria Island, BC. An encounter between a killer whale and a kayakist… by Jacques-Andre Dupont
Photo taken from shore at Lime Kiln State Park. Nyssa L84 was born in 1990. He is the last member of his family so he travels with another matriline made up of Ino L54 and her offspring as well as another adopted adult male named Wave Walker L88.