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Orca 'social party' dazzles onlookers near Galiano Island

Orca 'social party' dazzles onlookers near Galiano Island | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 orcas belonging to the J and L pods were captured on video travelling through B.C.'s Active Pass near Galiano Island on Sunday.
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What can killer whales teach us about the menopause? - BBC News

What can killer whales teach us about the menopause? - BBC News | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
Scientists are studying killer whales in an effort to understand the mysterious biology behind the menopause - in both orcas and humans.
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Photographer Spends 25 Years Trying To Document The Majestic Beauty Of Whales And Dolphins

Photographer Spends 25 Years Trying To Document The Majestic Beauty Of Whales And Dolphins | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
Christopher Swann has spent over 25 years taking majestic photographs of whales and dolphins, and as you can see from these beautiful pictures, the British
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Beautiful photographs of whales all over the world. We are fortunate to see these amazing creatures here, from the shores of Galiano. This past weekend, Humpback whales and Orca whales.

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Discover the Southern Gulf Islands

Discover the Southern Gulf Islands | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it

Galiano Island: one of the Southern Gulf Islands and the perfect place to view killer whales in the wild.

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Drone gets up close to orcas, capturing a wealth of data

Drone gets up close to orcas, capturing a wealth of data | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
VANCOUVER — An experimental project using a customized drone to monitor killer whales on B.C.’s north coast has been expanded to include the endangered southern resident population shared with the . . .
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Salish Sea Communications: News Release: Killer Whale Expert and Author Erich Hoyt In October "Orca Tour 2015" Talks in BC, Puget Sound

Salish Sea Communications: News Release: Killer Whale Expert and Author Erich Hoyt In October "Orca Tour 2015" Talks in BC, Puget Sound | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it

Killer Whale Expert and Author @ErichHoyt In October "Orca Tour 2015" Talks in BC, Puget Sound http://t.co/7c43PTAodM

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A "not-to-miss" event on Saturna Island and Sidney, B.C. The start of the "Whale Trail" in British Columbia!

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Killer Whale Jumping near boat - Vancouver Canada - YouTube

Whale Watching near Vancouver Canada.
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Wild Orcas Surprise Kayaker Who Totally Trusts Them

Wild Orcas Surprise Kayaker Who Totally Trusts Them | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
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Orcas! We love them, whether off Galiano Island or in New Zealand....wild and free. #blackfish #orcas

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Video shows seal hop on boat to escape B.C. orca killer whales - AmeriPublications

Video shows seal hop on boat to escape B.C. orca killer whales - AmeriPublications | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
The video below shows a seal jumping on a dinghy boat in Desolation Sound on Friday to avoid an orca pod killer whale attack.
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Not an uncommon occurrence to see a seal escaping orcas...but definitely a creative one.

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Watch video as orca killer whales play off BC Galiano Island Coast

Watch video as orca killer whales play off BC Galiano Island Coast | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
A recent video surfaced showing two pods of orca killer whales playing off the coast of Galiano Island.
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Killer Whales: The Natural History and Genealogy of Orcinus Orca in British Columbia and — Download

Download Here: http://tinyurl.com/nhvf3pc Intended for both the biologist and the whale enthusiast, this book presents over 20 years of research findings on the ...
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We have these books at our Galiano Island resort for guests to "I.D." the whales of J pod that go by regularly.  Excellent book for serious whale enthusiasts.

 

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Orca whales aug 9 2015 in Active Pass from Galiano Island (image stabilized) - YouTube

Orcas in Active Pass Aug 9 2015. An excellent show today of J and L pods shot from Galiano Island. 

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Incredible video, taken right from the shore of Galiano Island, not far from the Galiano Oceanfront Inn, and IntheBluff. .

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Whale Researchers Document a Rare and Stunning Display of Orcas in the Wild (VIDEO)

Every summer, these orcas visit the San Juan Islands to prey on salmon. This four-minute clip, uploaded on behalf of the Center and obtained under a federal research permit granted by NOAA, documents a portion of their hunt in summer 2014.
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Few wildlife encounters are quite as breathtaking as that of a wild whale sighting. The Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia (particularly Galiano Island) and the San Juans of Washington State are fortunate to see them often in our waters.

 

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Center for Whale Research - Study of Southern Resident Killer Whales

Killer whale J42 (also known as Samish) is reported missing, according to The Center for Whale Research, which is dedicated to the study and conservation of the  Southern Resident Killer Whale, Orca, population in the Pacific Northwest.

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Whale watchers spot battle between orcas, humpbacks near Vancouver Island

Whale watchers spot battle between orcas, humpbacks near Vancouver Island | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
Transient orcas eat marine mammals but a whale-watching captain says it seems as if the species “just likes bugging” the much bigger humpbacks
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Nature at its "best" and "worst" maybe...whales in battle.

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World's oldest killer whale is spotted off the coast of Washington

World's oldest killer whale is spotted off the coast of Washington | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
Experts spied the 105-year orca named 'Granny' with other whales on 27 July an claimed she was in 'high spirits' in the Salish Sea, near Washington.
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Matriarch of the J pod, the orca whale known as "Grannie" has been seen off Galiano Island traveling with several of her descendants .
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SeaWorld Killer Whale 'Too Depressed To Feed Her Calf' - The Inquisitr

SeaWorld Killer Whale 'Too Depressed To Feed Her Calf' - The Inquisitr | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
A killer whale at SeaWorld is so depressed that she won't even feed her 2-year-old baby, according to experts. A new video shows Orca experts traveling to
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These beautiful creatures belong in the wild, confined pens are too too small. Visit the west coast of British Columbia and Washington to see their natural habitat.

 

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Hailee Teer's curator insight, December 8, 2015 4:21 PM

1) Yes

2) The article is about a mama whale who is showing vibrant signs of depression. She is so depressed that she will not even feed her 2 year old baby who is constantly asking the mother for milk. 

3) Yes the article was interesting because I got to see how the mother and the baby interacted in this certain aspect and how their interactions were interpreted. 

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Amazing Orca Killer Whales In The Wild - BBC Nature Full Length Documentary HD

Amazing Orca Killer Whales In The Wild - BBC Nature Full Length Documentary HD this wild life mgk wild boy wild wild life wild life wiz khalifa wild ones wild boy ...
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2 U.S. drone pilots ticketed for flying too close to orcas, Transport Canada ... - Globalnews.ca

2 U.S. drone pilots ticketed for flying too close to orcas, Transport Canada ... - Globalnews.ca | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
After two drone pilots were ticketed for flying too close to orca whales in Washington State, Transport Canada says they have not issued any similar fines here in B.C.
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Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us By David Neiwert EBOOK

Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us By David Neiwert EBOOK EBOOK PDF http://book99download.com/readbook.php?asin=1468308653.html ...
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Video of 50 orca killer whales playing off Galiano coast - AmeriPublications

Video of 50 orca killer whales playing off Galiano coast - AmeriPublications | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
A recent video shows 50 orca killer whales from J and L Pods jumping and playing in the water off the Galiano Island coast.
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We never tire of orcas in the wild or wild orcas on a video!

This one is worth another watch

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Dog's Thrilling Orca Encounter Caught On Film

Dog's Thrilling Orca Encounter Caught On Film | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
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Lovely interraction with orca whales in the islands! The same killer whale pods frequent Galiano Island and the Southern Gulf Islands as well as the San Juans...no international border for them!

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For transient killer whales, a rare close up look at humans

For transient killer whales, a rare close up look at humans | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
ABOARD THE CCGS JOHN P. TULLY — They’re among the most mysterious killer whales on Canada’s West Coast, living their lives in relative obscurity along the continental shelf, so far from pesky whale-watching vessels they seem more comfortable with ocean-going ships.
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Playing orcas dazzle onlookers near Galiano Island

Playing orcas dazzle onlookers near Galiano Island | Orca Whales in the Wild | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 orcas belonging to the J and L pods were captured on video travelling through B.C.'s Active Pass near Galiano Island on Sunday.
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New orca babies breaching and onlookers excited. So blessed to see the new additions to the pods, after years of declining populations. These magnificent creatures can be viewed from a boat or even from the shore of Galiano Island (between the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, and IntheBluff guest house).

 

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Close Orca encounter in Active Pass from Galiano Island with BC Ferries in background - YouTube

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Wild orcas in wild British Columbia, Canada...Galiano Island. Both J and L pods graced us with their presence (and antics) 

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