Orcas worldwide face a number of threats. They get caught in fishing nets and gear accidentally, face problems with toxic waste and pollution in the sea. Increase in boat traffic can result in collisions with orcas and an increase in underwater noise pollution. In some regions — Greenland, Japan, Indonesia, and some Caribbean islands — they are still victims of whaling efforts. Historically, populations in the Pacific Northwest and North Atlantic were targeted for live captures to be sold to oceanariums like SeaWorld.
The Southern Residents were extensively targeted and still struggle to recover — they have never come close to regaining their pre-capture population numbers. Orcas in the Pacific waters off Russia are still captured and sold into captivity. WDC works to protect orcas, and their homes, across the globe. From ending captivity to dam removal efforts in the Pacific Northwest, WDC will not stop until all orcas, whales, and dolphins are safe and free. Our Adopt an Orca programme helps support the work of Orcalab, the longest-running orca research project in the world.
Russian researchers are studying these amazing whales which are still a target for marine parks.
We are supporting efforts to restore habitat for wild salmon, the main food for this endangered group of orcas. Did you know? Why are orcas called 'killer whales' when they are dolphins? What do orcas eat? How do orcas sleep?
Renowned author and marine conservationist Erich Hoyt comes to The Whale Museum
How do orcas communicate? Find out more about orcas in our species guide. Orca species guide. Meet the different types of orcas Did you know that there are several kinds of orcas called ecotypes. Click Here.
What threats do orcas face? Find out about the fate of orcas in captivity. Orcas held in captivity.pacarsurpbab.tk
15 amazing facts about orcas - Discover Wildlife
How does WDC help orcas? Northern resident orcas - Vancouver Island, Canada Our Adopt an Orca programme helps support the work of Orcalab, the longest-running orca research project in the world. Read more.
Far East Russia Orca Project - Russia Russian researchers are studying these amazing whales which are still a target for marine parks. Southern Resident orcas - Washington State, USA We are supporting efforts to restore habitat for wild salmon, the main food for this endangered group of orcas.
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Adopt a whale. PaperBack September 1, A timely update on a beloved classic. The largest member of the dolphin family was then considered too dangerous to approach in the wild. That all changed when Erich Hoyt and his colleagues spent seven summers in the s following these intelligent, playful creatures in the waters off northern Vancouver Island. Working alongside other researchers keen to understand the life history of the killer whale, Hoyt's group helped to dispel the negative mythology about orcas while uncovering the intimate details of their social behavior. This revised fifth edition includes Hoyt's original account, plus exciting new chapters that bring readers up to date on the revolution in public awareness and orca research that has taken place.
Hoyt's youthful adventures turned into his life's work. Now a world-renowned expert on whales and dolphins, he shares orca wisdom along with stories gleaned from decades of additional field study in the Russian Far East as well as return trips to Canada's West Coast to visit with the descendants of the killer whales he encountered 45 years ago. Hoyt lives with his family in Dorset, England. Check your local Dymocks store for stock.
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