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K-pod is one of three pods (K, L, and J) who make up the Southern Resident killer whales from the Pacific Northwest’s ... unusual because the whales were identified as members of the Resident population, previously thought to have remained in the Pacific Northwest year ... €™s survival. The Center for Whale Research reports that the Resident pods include only 85 individuals, a number that is far short ...

Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: E-Newsletter :: February 2006 :: Killer Whales
There are three kinds of pods: resident pods – stable groups of related animals who stay within an area and tend to hunt fish; transient pods – transitory groups of ... pods – groups of animals of which very little is known. Resident and transient groups don’t interact, and appear to avoid each other all together. Resident pods will form parallel lines with other resident pods ... More from this site

Orca Network - Our Neighbors with Fins
(Ford 1991a; Strager 1995). These dialects are maintained despite extensive associations between pods. Some pods share up to 10 calls and pods ...

Orcas of the Salish Sea, Part 1
"Southern resident community," to distinguish them from the 200+ members of a separate orca community found in northern BC waters. From April through September, the three Southern resident pods, known as J, K and L pods, usually travel throughout the inland waters of Puget Sound, the Northwest ... More from this site

Resident Orcas of the Pacific Northwest
Resident Pods around Vancouver Island include: Resident pods contain 5 to 50 individuals. Resident pods are seen commonly during May-October and some residents pods are seen throughout the year in the inland waters around Vancouver Island . Resident pods ...

Transient Orcas of the Pacific Northwest
O,N,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,X,Y,Z Characteristics of Transient Pods: Transient pods contain 1-7 individuals, in average between 3 and 4. Transients are rarely seen ... not foraging. Transient pods eat warm-blooded marine mammals primarily:pinnipeds( seals, sea lions,and walruses) and cetaceans(dolphins, porpoises, and larger whales). Transient pods vocalize less than resident pods especially when foraging for ... More from this site

Save the Whales
Washington state to southeast Alaska, the majority are residents. I have observed that resident and transient orcas exhibit many traits that are nearly opposite in nature. Residents Transients - Eat ... state of Washington, is increasing. Four new calves have been identified during June. The three resident pods, identified as J, K and L, are part of a continuing study by the Center ...

STW - Killer Whale
Canadian researcher, the late Michael Bigg, realized years ago that by photographing and cataloging resident pods of orcas in the waters surrounding Vancouver Island, Canada, each whale could be identified ... its lifetime. K.C. Balcomb III formed Orca Survey and began similar studies of resident orca pods in the American waters surrounding the San Juan Islands, Washington. These combined studies ... More from this site

News from the Falklands June 2000
They are found in pods (groups) ranging in size from a few individuals to hundreds. The whales at Elephant Beach ... 200 at Port Edgar later that month. Rarer sightings have included a White-winged Coot, resident on Bleaker Islands over Christmas and throughout January. Mid-April brought a possible sighting of ...

Ecobeetle's Endangered Species - Killer Whale - Conservation Information,Pictures,Facts,Links,Books
The average pod size for resident whales (see definition below) is about 12 individuals but up to 59 whales has been recorded. Transient pods range from one ... southern, northern and offshore groups. The southern resident community is found generally around southern Vancouver Island and in Puget Sound. The northern resident community is found from northern Vancouver Island ...

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