Posts Tagged ‘orcas’
New babies bring hope for orcas on the edge of extinction
A silver lining of this strange year was the news that Tahlequah, the orca who touched hearts worldwide two years ago as she mourned the loss of her newborn calf, was pregnant again. Now we are celebrating two new babies in the population… If you are able to make a donation, it will help us…Read More
Tahlequah the orca is pregnant and I’m holding my breath
I felt such conflicting emotions when I heard the news that Tahlequah is expecting a new calf. You may remember Tahlequah as the orca who carried her dead baby for 17 days, setting social media alight and breaking hearts all over the world back in the summer of 2018. That summer was perhaps one of…Read More
Time and tide – orca seasons around the British Isles
The world feels very strange for most of us as we adjust to a new normal with altered routines and a different way of living. So it’s reassuring to hear reports that some traditions continue to the beat of more ancient, natural rhythms. Let’s explore the seasonal patterns of the little known orca groups of…Read More
Looking out for orcas from the Scottish north coast – Orca Watch 2019
Orca Watch week is now in its eighth year and is run by the Sea Watch Foundation in partnership with Whale and Dolphin Conservation. I’ve been involved for the last five years and have seen the event go from strength to strength. It’s a wonderful week celebrating all things orca including talks and video presentations,…Read More
Is a good outcome possible for the jailed whales in Russia?
It’s not often that we report good news from Russia about whales and dolphins. We have been fighting for many years to end the capture of orcas and belugas from Russian waters for the aquarium trade. The bad news continued in 2018, as dozens of whales were illegally incarcerated in holding pens in Srednyaya Bay…Read More
WDC Petitions – what you do matters!
There are a lot of petitions on the web these days – quite a few on our own website – focusing on many different topics. It can be hard to keep up with all of them, and sometimes you might not know what happens after you add your name, or even if it matters that…Read More