Baby SRKW pictures I found in a book I just recently borrowed. Look at baby Blackberry, Mike and Onyx!
From top left to right: J27 Blackberry, L90 Ballena, J26 Mike, J28 Polaris, L89 Solstice and L87 Onyx.
Source: Killer whales by John K.B Ford, Graeme M. Ellis and Kenneth C. Balcomb.
🐬 We’re backflipping into Dolphin Awareness Month with this Pacific white-sided dolphin in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary! 🐬
Pacific white-sided dolphins are highly social animals that can be seen traveling in schools of up to a thousand individuals. They are also very playful, and can be spotted “bow riding,” or swimming near the front part of a ship, jumping, somersaulting, and spinning in the air!
Pacific white-sided dolphins are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, but they still face threats from fishing gear entanglement and underwater noise pollution. You can help by keeping a distance from the dolphins, and reporting dolphins that are in distress. Learn more about how you can help these charismatic whales here.
(Photo: Douglas Croft)
[Image description: A dolphin backflipping above water.]