February 28, 2018

When a killer whale calf is born, it's dorsal fin is bent over. When we first saw J49, in August 2012, it's fin was bent. We wondered how long it would take for it to straighten. We found the answer to that question very quickly. 

In this three minute video, Dave Ellifrit takes us through the fi...

T36 and T137A - Photo by Dave Ellifrit/CWR

The Center for Whale Research (whaleresearch.com) has been monitoring Southern Resident and Bigg’s/Transient killer whale presence in the central Salish Sea and Puget Sound for more than 40 years.

2017 was a year of contrast in killer whale sightings. The Sou...

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The infamous Budd Inlet capture occurred in February of 1976.  Sea World collector Don Goldsberry captured six orcas in Budd Inlet, Puget Sound hoping to supply whales to marine parks.  It was an ill timed venture to say the least, with the whales captured in nets only a few miles from Evergreen Sta...

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