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WHEN KILLER WHALES/ORCAS ATTACK (Full Documentary)

SHARK WEEK: 25TH ANNIVERSARY DVD ON AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Shark-Week-Anniversary-Jamie-Hyneman/dp/B007PVHB9K/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1374276494&sr=8-4...
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freetilikum — deepblueseawhales: Orcas (by Kenai Fjords...

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deepblueseawhales: “ Orcas (by Kenai Fjords National Park) ” (Photo: deepblueseawhales: Orcas (by Kenai Fjords National Park) http://t.co/NxHrSqX2gW)...
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Victory! Puget Sound's Orcas Will Stay Protected | Care2 Causes

Victory! Puget Sound's Orcas Will Stay Protected | Care2 Causes | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
Following a legal battle about whether or not to remove a group of orca whales from the endangered species list, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced they will be keeping their protection.
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Lolita update: Guest-post by Howard Garrett, co-founder, Orca Network

Lolita update: Guest-post by Howard Garrett, co-founder, Orca Network | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
Lolita, first called Tokitae, is a female orca in her mid to late 40s who was born somewhere in the range of her extended family, the Southern Resident orcas, but was captured and ripped from her family as a youngster in 1970 ...
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'Finding Nemo' Sequel Is Altered in Response to Orcas Documentary

'Finding Nemo' Sequel Is Altered in Response to Orcas Documentary | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
The ending of the “Finding Nemo” sequel has been rewritten in reaction to publicity surrounding the documentary “Blackfish.”
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(Orca) Shark Week: When Orcas Bite Back - Candace Calloway ...

(Orca) Shark Week: When Orcas Bite Back - Candace Calloway ... | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
Thoughts of sharks looming silently from the dusky depths is the stuff of nightmares, and is enough to keep many otherwise stalwart humans from venturing into the ocean…but dolphins and whales don't have the option to ...
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CANADA: Killer whales trapped as ice hole shrinks in northern Quebec

CANADA: Killer whales trapped as ice hole shrinks in northern Quebec | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
A dozen killer whales are trapped about 30 kilometres off the coast of Inukjuak, Que., and the federal government is expected to send a team of experts to help save them.

 

A dozen killer whales trapped in the ice about 30 kilometres off the coast of Inukjuak, Que., could be in imminent danger, as a local Inuk who visited them late Wednesday afternoon said the small patch of open water which the whales are sharing is already shrinking.

 

Twelve orcas were spotted at the breathing hole at the eastern top of Hudson Bay by an Inukjuak hunter Tuesday. The federal government is sending a team of experts tomorrow to evaluate whether they can be saved.

 

Tommy Palliser, who travelled from Inukjuak to visit the whales late Wednesday, said he observed that the hole is already markedly smaller, and he's concerned the wind appeared to be pushing the ice closer to the shore.

 

Bay froze just 2 days ago, mayor says

 

Earlier Wednesday, Peter Inukpuk, mayor of the small Inuit village, called on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to send out an icebreaker to help the whales.

 

"It's only been two days that the bay froze up," Inukpuk said. "It's not thick, thick as in previous years. I am sure an icebreaker could come up and open a route for them."

 

"We are not equipped to give assistance to those killer whales," said the mayor. "We would need outside help to get them to safety."

 

He conjectured that the pod, consisting of two adults and a number of younger whales, could be a single family. He said it's clear that the whales are in trouble.

 

"It appears from time to time that they panic," said Inukpuk. "Other times they are gone for a long time, probably looking for another open space, which they are not able to find."

 

Martha Asudluak, 21, hitched a ride on a snowmobile Wednesday morning to go out to see them.

 

"I saw the big head popping out of the waters ... I couldn't believe what I was seeing," she said, adding she got to about three metres away from the water's edge.

 

"They kind of looked like they needed help," she said. "They're sharing this small little hole. They were probably searching for a way to go out, but at the moment they have no other choice but to stay there because it's all ice — all over."

 

Asudluak says she feels blessed to have been able to see the whales, but she also wants them to be freed as soon as possible.

 

DFO evaluating the situation

 

A spokeswoman for the DFO, Nathalie Letendre, said it's not unusual for marine mammals to become trapped in ice.

 

"With the social media, it's just another tool to be aware of what happens in the northern part of Quebec," said Letendre.

 

Whale expert Christian Ramp, a researcher with the Quebec-based Mingan Island Cetacean Study, agreed.

 

"Ice entrapment is the main cause of mortality in many species," Ramp said.

He said what makes this case unique is that it could be the first sighting of killer whales in the Canadian Arctic in January.

 

Unlike narwhals, belugas and bowheads, orcas are not an ice-loving species, Ramp said, following their prey north during the summer months but retreating before the ice moves in.

 

He said with climate change, it appears the animals are straying further and further north — and perhaps, staying too long.

 

"It seems the ice dynamics are changing very quickly," said Ramp. "Suddenly a huge expanse of open water is clogged up, and they miss the chance to get to open water.

 

"The risk is that the hole freezes up, and they basically just drown."

 

Ramp said from what he has observed on a video posted to YouTube, it does appear the whales are agitated.

 

"They seem to breathe very frequently — a sign they're under stress," he said. "They're definitely not chill."

 

Icebreakers expensive and far away

 

The DFO's Letendre said her department's team of experts is evaluating the situation, looking at the number and health of the whales, the state of the ice and the proximity of the whales to open water.

 

The team is expected to arrive in Inukjuak tomorrow, and Letendre said the experts will consult with the community before any course of action is undertaken.

 

Sending in icebreakers might be one option, Letendre said, but it's an expensive one that could prove logistically difficult.

 

"Presently, the icebreakers are really busy with the ice conditions that we have in other regions of our country," Letendre said. "In the Quebec region, the icebreakers are working on the Saint Lawrence River. Just this week, three commercial ships were stuck in the ice in the Matane area."

 

Sending in icebreakers would likely take a political decision, Ramp suggested, and in any case, they might arrive too late.

 

He said in a previous similar circumstance in the Japanese Arctic in 2005, the whales died within one day of their discovery, after their ice hole froze over.

"It's heartbreaking to witness these pictures," Ramp said, "but it's probably occurring more often than we think."

 

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Raglan Harbour's killer views - Waikato Times

Raglan Harbour's killer views - Waikato Times | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
Waikato Times
Raglan Harbour's killer views
Waikato Times
Up to a half-dozen orca were seen swimming just metres from shore in Raglan Harbour on Saturday.
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Guest: Tidal-energy project threatens Puget Sound orcas - The Seattle Times

Guest: Tidal-energy project threatens Puget Sound orcas - The Seattle Times | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
Guest: Tidal-energy project threatens Puget Sound orcas The Seattle Times Pacific Legal Foundation in Sacramento had challenged the orcas' protection under the Endangered Species Act, and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA)...
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Concept MARS 1

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ConceptMARS1 All about #Mars #Rover #Curiosity If its about Mars, we tweet about it. Sponsored by Apex Evolution.

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Puget Sound Orcas To Remain on Endagered List - Discovery News

Puget Sound Orcas To Remain on Endagered List - Discovery News | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
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Puget Sound Orcas To Remain on Endagered List
Discovery News
Three pods of killer whales, or orcas live off the west coast. You might have seen them, swimming in Puget Sound, British Columbia or the northern Pacific Ocean.
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Timeline Photos | Facebook

Timeline Photos | Facebook | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
From our marine volunteer holiday with basking sharks, whales and dolphins (including orcas) in Scotland... http://t.co/0OBEOrjnmK
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Chad “OchoCinco” Johnson Loves Orca's » The Daily Catch

Chad “OchoCinco” Johnson Loves Orca's » The Daily Catch | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
Sometimes, his Twitter followers complain of orca overload. But Johnson keeps bombarding them with tweets about the animals, like the fact that there three types of orcas, all of which have different diets.
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Twenty-something Transients Orcas! | Island Adventures Whale Report

We got on scene with over twenty transient (marine mammal eating) orcas just east of the Race Rocks Lighthouse! When we arrived, they were in two groups. During the time we spent with them, they broke off into what looked ...
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Orcas in Captivity? - Advocacy For Animals

Orcas in Captivity? - Advocacy For Animals | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
There hasn't been a captive orca (also known by those who exploit them as killer whales) in captivity in the UK for many years. In fact there hasn't been a captive dolphin on display in the UK since the early 1990s when Born ...
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AUSTRALIA: Killer whales spotted off Scarborough Beach

AUSTRALIA: Killer whales spotted off Scarborough Beach | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
A POD of killer whales has been spotted near Scarborough this morning.

 

Perth fisherman Craig Stock and friend Nathan Greig were fishing about 1km off the coast when they saw the whales.

 

Mr Stock told sharkalarm.com.au they saw five killer whales about 50m from their boat "slowly moving towards us".

 

He said they stayed near the boat for a few minutes before swimming south.

"They were really close to shore and there were people in the water," he said.

 

"It's lucky they weren't any closer to shore or they would have attacked a surfer.

 

"We didn't get any fish after they left because they scared everything away."

 

Department of Environment and Conservation senior wildlife officer Doug Coughran confirmed the sighting, saying it was very rare for killer whales to be spotted so close to shore.

 

"They're normally at the west end of Rottnest," he said.

 

Mr Coughran told PerthNow the killer whales followed the humpback whale migration.  

 

"The reason that they are probably in close is that there is a large number of humpback mothers and calves in that area between Rottnest Island, Fremantle and Hillarys that are in there resting at present on their southern run on the migration," he said.

 

"Killer whales are an apex predator on humpbacks and the calves in particular. There's been the odd observation of killer whales taking calves off Ningaloo Reef over the years and I think as time goes on it will be a more regular observation."

 

Mr Coughran said there were no recorded incidents of killer whales attacking humans in the wild.

"They are a top-line predator and people should accept that fact," he said.

 

"It's illegal to swim with them anyway."

 

Killer whales, or orcas, have a distinctive black-and-white pattern, are highly social and don't have any natural predators. Males can reach 8m in length.

 

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Bikers Want Freedom 4 Orcas - Ecorazzi

Bikers Want Freedom 4 Orcas - Ecorazzi | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
Bikers Want Freedom 4 Orcas
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Motorcycle aficionados have a deep appreciation for what they experience while on the open road: fresh air, travel, community, and freedom.
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This Biker Gang Is Trying to Save The Whales

This Biker Gang Is Trying to Save The Whales | #Orca #Avenger Loki Mars | Scoop.it
Morgan, one of the killer whales that Bikers 4 Orcas is hoping to free from captivity (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) At first glance, orcas and bikers wouldn't seem to have too much in common. The former are perhaps the sea's...
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