Category: orca

J50/Scarlet Update (8/17):

orcacharm:

“Test results from the health samples collected from J50/Scarlet are starting to come in from several top laboratories around the country. The first finding comes from a fecal sample collected last weekend from a group of three J Pod whales: J16/Slick, J42/Echo, and J50/Scarlet. It showed moderate levels of Contracaecum, a nematode parasite that has previously been found in killer whales and other marine mammals. The worm is not usually a problem in healthy animals. However, in animals that are emaciated or are otherwise compromised, the parasite can penetrate the stomach lining, introducing bacterial infection to the bloodstream, or it can bore into internal organs. While we cannot be sure the sample came from J50/Scarlet, the veterinary team has updated her treatment priorities to include a dewormer, in addition to an antibiotic. Both have proven successful and safe in other cetaceans. The treatment should help J50/Scarlet by reducing bacterial and parasitic burdens on her system so she can start regaining the weight she has lost. The whales remain in open waters off the west side of Vancouver Island, beyond the reach of the response teams. Fisheries and Oceans Canada and other partners continue their watch for signs of J Pod’s return to the more protected waters of the Salish Sea.“ – NOAA

missmariemariana: Close contact Photo by  A…

missmariemariana:

Close contact

Photo by 

Audun Rikardsen Photography

missmariemariana: Killer Whales, Andenes, Nor…

missmariemariana:

Killer Whales, Andenes, Norway

Photos by Norwegian Orca Survey

whaletalesorg: Incredible Encounter with Bigg…

whaletalesorg:

Incredible Encounter with Bigg’s (Transient) Orca’s! To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.
Photo by Elizabeth
#whaletales #whales #killerwhales #orca #2017 #biggs #transient #getonaboat #whalewatching #exploreBC #storytelling

missmariemariana: First J pod encounter April…

missmariemariana:

First J pod encounter April 16 1976

“April 16 was our first ever encounter with J pod.  Many of you may recognize this iconic photograph of J pod below.  It has been on the cover of the Orca Survey Matriline Guide since 1994. From Left to right: J11, J1, J3, J8 (surfacing), J16, unk. juvenile”. -Center for Whale Research

J6 and J3

Photos by Center for Whale Research

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Regular

redleafhaiku:

Night trails the orca 

through her still cove. Sixteen more 

until she lets go. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

missmariemariana: Killer whales

missmariemariana:

Killer whales

via Láki Tours on facebook – Photos by Marie Mrusczok

whaletalesorg: Incredible Encounter with Cali…

whaletalesorg:

Incredible Encounter with California Killer Whales! To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.
Photo by Patrick
#whaletales #whales #killerwhales #orca #biggs #transient #humpbacks #getonaboat #storytelling #montereybay #whalewatching #whalesareawesome

orcacharm: Young transient breaching July 17 …

orcacharm:

Young transient breaching July 17 2018 (Island Adventures) 

ska-ana: Beautiful shot of orcas swimming un…

ska-ana:

Beautiful shot of orcas swimming underwater in blue seas.

Photo via orcabeauty