Exciting news this week! During our surveys we have documented a new calf! This calf, only days old, was seen swimming alongside mother WA067 looking healthy and in good body condition. We have been cataloguing WA067 since 2016 and it’s exciting to continue our population monitoring and see this population grow. This week we are out with our dedicated research team from CETREC, NOAA and @killerwhalesaustralia 📷Photo taken by research team member David Donnelly from @killerwhalesaustralia 🙌🏽💙🐋 #projectorca#orcatalkoz#killerwhaleresearchaustralia
We have been back in the lab for a week now, and after a great month out in Bremer Sub-Basin onboard @whale_watch_western_australia in February, we will be returning to the field tomorrow to join our collegues from CETREC, Killer Whales Australia and NOAA onboard a dedicated research vessel. It's been a great field season of 2018 so far, with lots of data collected and new observations. 🙌🏽🌊🐋
Thanks to everyone who has assisted Project ORCA so far and help support our research. This important research certainly couldn't be done without the help from many and we love sharing our findings with you all!
"ORCA ACCENTS: GWN7 News was invited to see the hidden world of the South Coast orcas, and what they
discovered was incredible. These orcas have Aussie accents!" 🌏 🇦🇺 @gwn7_news Channel 7 News joined us recently onboard @whale_watch_western_australia to talk to us about our research here on the Bremer orca and their 'Aussie accent'! Thanks for coming out GWN7 News and helping us get the word out on these incredible animals that we continue to research and protect. 🌏🐋 You can view the full video 🎥 on our YouTube channel or Facebook. #projectorca#orcatalkoz#killerwhaleresearchaustralia#news#orca
One of my favourite moments to capture 📸- the moment just before the orca surface and their exhale makes these incredible bubbles just below and at the surface 💦 You need to be quick to capture it and you need the right conditions- and sometimes you get lucky with numerous orca surfacing all at once!! 🙌🏽✨👌🏽 #projectorcaaustralia#orcatalkoz#killerwhaleresearchaustralia#bubblemaker