The Navy is seeking authority to take up to 51 whales

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The U.S. Navy recently applied for exemption under the Marine Mammal Protection Act for the “incidental take” of marine mammals, in order to carry out training and testing activities in the Pacific Northwest. If approved, such activities would directly impact the endangered Southern Resident killer whales while traveling through or foraging in the Navy’s area […]

The social live of Orcas

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Orcas, like us, live long lives, are highly intelligent and have very sociable natures. They live in tight-knit groups, have rich dialects and a complex culture. Some orca populations are more tightly bonded than humans, with both males and females staying with their mother for their entire lives.