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VIDEO: Rare and elusive killer whales a mysterious presence in Cayman

Recent sightings of a pod of killer whales off the coast of the Cayman Islands mark only the eighth occasion the elusive mammals have been officially recorded in these waters. Anecdotally, there are suggestions of more frequent sightings, but the range and habits of orcas, both around Cayman […]

Tasmania’s whale stranding tragedy explained

A desperate rescue effort is underway after hundreds of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) became stranded in Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast. On September 22nd 2020, more than 250 pilot whales were reported to have stranded, with one-third presumed dead. And this morning, rescuers found another 200 pilot whales stranded up […]

Ottawa Ups Protections For Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

The new regulations focus on contaminants, noise, physical disturbances and access to prey. Expanded protections for endangered southern resident killer whales off British Columbia’s coast focus on contaminants, noise, physical disturbances and accessibility of chinook salmon, the orca’s primary prey.  The actions announced by several government departments Thursday include […]