Search Results for: orca

Orcas to come up empty mouthed in CA?

The southern residents typically migrate all the way down to California’s Monterey Bay, often arriving there in January.  The presumably feed on salmon returning to or departing WA, OR, and CA rivers.   Below is an interesting article — in part … Continue reading

Bad news for orca prey research

The funds from the Pacific Salmon Commission could be a great catalyst of research about the behavior and ecology of the Chinook and chum salmon that southern residents appear to prefer. This decrease in endowment coupled with the recent news … Continue reading

Orcasphere library revamped

Theses and grey literature related to southern residents can be hard to find and share.  The Orcasphere library eases your pain by providing such documents in PDF format.  Recent additions are the theses of Sara Heimlich-Boran and  Monika Wieland.  Other … Continue reading

List of near-real-time sensors in orca habitat

There is an increasing number of near-real-time sensors like webcams out in SRKW habitat. In an effort to keep abreast of these resources (as a community), you can now access and modify my list of favorite sensors for monitoring orca … Continue reading

Orcasphere calendar

I’ve recently been enjoying using Google calendar for sharing events and schedules with other organizations and project members.  Here is a fledgling prototype of an embedded “Orcasphere” calendar that could enable us to pool all orca-relevant education and research activities … Continue reading

Orcasphere migration

The web site is currently undergoing a renovation and migration. To save money and support open-source software, we are moving away from squarespace.com and to a Word Press installation on dreamhost.com servers. General blog articles from http://beamreach.squarespace.com, some images, and … 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

A biodiesel-electric sailing catamaran for orcas, research, and education

Authored by: Captain Todd Shuster and Dr. Scott Veirs A new type of boat will study the orcas and their environment this fall. The Gato Verde is a 13-meter (42-foot) sailing catamaran that recently became the first biodiesel-electric charter vessel … 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

Library

As a contributor to the Orcasphere, you can gain free access to the shared group Zotero library of scientific literature related to SRKW recovery. Here is a list of documents that have recently been added: To access the full text … Continue reading