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Quick Orcas Pod Picture

Quick picture before bed… Just finished this family pod of green and purple Orcas (commission). 

Palm Passage


The Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area trail passes through a stand of palms in this outbound view from yesterday hiking around ORCA with Janice Broda and Sam.

Indian River County

Mangrove Passage


A mangrove canopy shades one of the foot bridges at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area in Indian River County, Florida. This was taken as part of a photo shoot to gather images to use for posters detailing the various ORCA habitats to be displayed at the new Audubon House nature center being built at ORCA. 9 more words

Indian River County

On Hallowed Ground

Traveling south from the lab and through the tiny bottleneck that is Blackney Entrance leads to the wide open expanse of Johnstone Strait. After almost four months and countless trips to Cracroft Point, the image springs to mind instantly. 950 more words

Canada

Southern Resident Killer Whales - What's Going On?

Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) have been in the news a lot lately (well the scientific and environmental news). A pregnant female washed up dead on a beach in British Colombia at the beginning of December and even more tragically was pregnant at the time which, has brought them further into the public eye. 906 more words

Conservation

Fetus Death Killed Orca Off Vancouver Island

SEATTLE (AP) — Canadian officials have released the official cause of death for an orca found Dec. 3 off Vancouver Island near Comox.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada said Tuesday the 19-year-old female known as J32 was pregnant with a nearly full-term female calf that died. 76 more words

News

Pregnant killer whale J-32 was starving, necropsy reveals - CBC

So the latest death of an Orca was likely due to a combination of starvation and the fetus dying in utero. Bad story here for our joint efforts to protect the whales. 58 more words

Puget Sound