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A Southern Resident killer whale leaps into the air. The Southern Residents are an endangered population of fish-eating killer whales. Credit: NOAA

Southern Resident Orcas Receive Oregon Endangered Species Protections

February 16, 2024 - Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Brady...
Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01

Critically endangered whale dies due to inaction of Biden administration

Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken...
© Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit 24359. Funded by NOAA Fisheries and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead off Georgia’s coast

February 13, 2024 - On February 13, a North Atlantic right whale was reported dead...
#5120 not entangled in July 2021 
© Gine Lonati, University of New Brunswick. Taken under DFO Canada Sara Permit

Entanglement rope of North Atlantic right whale identified

On February 14th, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced it had identified the fishing...

Rare White Orca Spotted Off Russia

Whale scientists working off the coast of Kamchatka in eastern Russia have photographed and filmed a pure white male orca, or killer whale. One of the first sightings of its kind.  

‘Iceberg’, as he has been named, seems happy and healthy, and is leading a normal life with other orcas in his pod. His dorsal fin is a good two-metres high which means he is at least 16 years old.

You can watch film and see more photos on the BBC’s news site.

WDCS funded the Far East Russia Orca Project (or FEROP) for a number of years. And one of the project’s leader’s, Erich Hoyt, is a senior researcher with WDCS.

'Iceberg' the white orca