GemKOrca
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shamurocks:

Daily training session with Tilikum. by SeaWorldParks on Flickr.
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volk-morya:

California blue whales bounce back to near historic numbers

Researchers believe that California blue whales have recovered in numbers and the population has returned to sustainable levels.
Scientists say this is the only population of blue whales to have rebounded from the ravages of whaling.
The research team estimate that there are now 2,200 of these giant creatures on the eastern side of the Pacific Ocean.
But concerns remain about their vulnerability to being struck by ships.
At up to 33m in length and weighing in at up to 190 tonnes, blue whales are the largest animals on the planet.
The California variety is often seen feeding close to the coast of the state, but they are found all the way from the Gulf of Alaska down to Costa Rica.
Writing in the journal, Marine Mammal Science, researchers from the University of Washington say the California blue whales are now at 97% of their historical levels.
Read more here.
(via Orca Network)

Text credit: Matt McGrath
Photo credit: UWNews
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nimwey:

Ikaika by Jennifer Stuber on Flickr.
Ikaika and glass distortion. Looks awesome though.
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priscillageorge:

Orcas
watercolor
5”x7”
By Priscilla George/facebook/tumblr
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creatures-alive:

(via 500px / Pose by Maria Teresa Lara)
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i5x:

Killer Whale
Posted by i5x
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passion4killerwhales:

volk-morya:

IMG_4502 by Edwin Stockman on Flickr

what interesting markings
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ourbrokenspectres:

sea animals are the best
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thetygre:

Air Dragon by rawwad
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