Category: southern resident killer whales

cioranius:

The Invaluable

My newest piece for the Orca-Zine – a charity book which is going to be available at Superpod 6 – www.orcasuperpod.com – All profits from the sale of this book will be split equally and donated to the Center for Whale Research and Orca Network.

Since SRKWs run out of salmon quite fast, I thought of making an artwork that would speak about it. For the industries salmon is one of the ways to make money, but for the whales it’s a source of energy and life. For the orcas salmons are invaluable. To choose the whale for the main role of this drawing I hosted a public poll and people’ve choosen Blackberry J27.

There are ways to help SRKWs:
Adopt a Southern Resident killer whale
Contact Politicians
Tell the Columbia river System Operations to breach the lower Snake River dams
What can you personally do?

Animated Process of this Artwork — http://fav.me/dbx0lkn

from-the-sands:

L83 Moonlight

| September 4 2016

merciresolution:

dreams-of-whales:

Scarlet (J50) and Sonic (J52) palling around together. Requested by @theblackdorsalfin.

Rest in peace, babies…

a-srkw-dedicated-blog:

J37.

Credit: Dave Ellifrit.

a-srkw-dedicated-blog:

L103.

Credit: Dave Ellifrit.

a-srkw-dedicated-blog:

L77 and L124.

Credit: Mark Malleson.

a-srkw-dedicated-blog:

J27.

Credit: Dave Ellifrit.

a-srkw-dedicated-blog:

J27.

Credit: Dave Ellifrit.

a-srkw-dedicated-blog:

J17.

Credit: hysazu.

merciresolution:

Posted by Marine Mammal Research Unit UBC (MMRU)

“J56 was born May 24th and is now almost 3 months old. We saw her twice over two days next to her mother J31 near the Fraser River — and on both occasions she was carrying a fish (or part of a fish) in her mouth like a rag doll. She will drink her mother’s milk for over a year, but is presumably learning young that she is a fish eater who is destined to love salmon!”