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blackfishsound:

White orca in the Fourth Kuril Strait

In August-September we surveyed the southeastern coast of Kamchatka and Northern Kuril Islands as part of a humpback whale project funded by Russian Geographical Society. In the Fourth Kuril Strait, between Onekotan and Paramushir islands, we met a large aggregation of orcas, but soon after we started photographing them for photo-IDs, the fog thickened. Soon, we couldn’t see anything further than hundred meters, so we stopped to listen for the sounds. Suddenly a group of orcas approached us, and right next to the boat, a white orca surfaced. It was not the famous Iceberg, but a small white orca, likely a juvenile. We soon lost the whale in the fog, but the image was fixed in our mind and in this short piece of video. We hope to meet more white orcas next year.

LEMON IS THAT YOU

themagicof-orca
alaskan-orca:

While small boats flee to the harbors as the fall storms are brewing up here in Alaska, the whales are making a beeline towards the rough seas. Today, the AJ20s charged straight towards open water in Prince William Sound, where the waves are predicted to reach 16 feet. The juveniles in particular seem to enjoy the rough-and-tumble play that is associated with such raging waters.

Photo by NGOS.

alaskan-orca:

While small boats flee to the harbors as the fall storms are brewing up here in Alaska, the whales are making a beeline towards the rough seas. Today, the AJ20s charged straight towards open water in Prince William Sound, where the waves are predicted to reach 16 feet. The juveniles in particular seem to enjoy the rough-and-tumble play that is associated with such raging waters.

Photo by NGOS.

fortheloveoforca
fortheloveoforca:

vandawn71:

4thecetaceans:

They are netted. It’s over. #blackfish #freetilly #procap #anticap #wesaidemptynotexpand #lovelyrhaspody #blackfishlies #dontgetblackfished #freelolita #seaworldsucks #istandwithseaworld #supportseaworld #dolphins #orca #splashzone #saveseaworld #365daysofrescue #thecove #tweetfordolphins #orcaocean

Why can’t someone just go cut the nets when the killers leave?!? Is that a dumb question?!? I’m just so angry and sad right now. 😭💔🐬

Not a dumb question, but they will be arrested if caught for obstructing the hunt

Dammit. They were so close to freedom too.

fortheloveoforca:

vandawn71:

4thecetaceans:

They are netted. It’s over. #blackfish #freetilly #procap #anticap #wesaidemptynotexpand #lovelyrhaspody #blackfishlies #dontgetblackfished #freelolita #seaworldsucks #istandwithseaworld #supportseaworld #dolphins #orca #splashzone #saveseaworld #365daysofrescue
#thecove #tweetfordolphins #orcaocean

Why can’t someone just go cut the nets when the killers leave?!? Is that a dumb question?!? I’m just so angry and sad right now. 😭💔🐬

Not a dumb question, but they will be arrested if caught for obstructing the hunt

Dammit. They were so close to freedom too.

themagicof-orca

wiildfloweriinbloom:

OMG such a beautiful story