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Communicate

You can collaborate within the Orcasphere in the following ways: Read, contribute to, and comment on the Orcasphere blog Join an email list related to killer whales: subscribe to OrcaEd — A list for educators who teach about orcas (educational … Continue reading

InterACT

Humans value interacting with killer whales. There are many ways to observe them, learn and wonder about them, and ultimately help protect them: observe them from land by traversing The Whale Trail; watch them on webcams at the Center for … Continue reading

SRKW call frequency response to boat noise?

The field season is rolling, with all three southern resident killer whale pods “in the area,” and whale watchers packing all of our favorite boats. I’ve been hanging out with these animals for five years now, and for the first … Continue reading

Calendar

Research and education activities relevant to the recovery of the southern resident killer whales. To add an event to this calendar, simply create a Google calendar, add the event to it, and invite the southern residents to take notice via … Continue reading

About

Welcome to the orcasphere! The orcasphere is a virtual collaborative space inspired by the Southern Resident Killer Whale Symposium held in Seattle, Washington, from April 3-5, 2006. The Symposium was an intellectual exchange between scientists, policy makers, managers, industry representatives, … Continue reading

Orcinus orca: our neighbors with fins

The context: The best kept secret in all civilizations is that we are animals! We are medium-sized mammals, who just happen to have evolved the ability and the need to construct vast symbolic systems to define ourselves, and now we … Continue reading

Southern resident “ceremony” 10/4/05 (video, photos)

One of the most remarkable behaviors of the southern residents is the “greeting ceremony” in which two groups of orcas line up facing each other and then mingle together. This article describes a similar “ceremony” acoustically and visually (video; photo … Continue reading

NOAA synopsis of 2006 SRKW symposium

The following synopsis of the 2006 SRKW symposium was published on April 08, 2006, at the web site of the NOAA Fisheries Service (Northwest Fisheries Science Center, author unknown): “The Center kicked off the 75th anniversary of the Montlake laboratory … Continue reading

Brad Hanson on orca diet

Monster Jam, Brad Hanson, 07/04/05 Diet of southern resident killer whales Inferences from prey samples and sensors deployed on killer whales Time-depth-recorder deployments in southern residents Baird and Hansen+? (2005) J Canadian Zoology 40 deployments from 1993-2002 ~10.5 minutes median … Continue reading