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Since we are growing, we want to remind everyone of our community guidelines. We encourage you to share, comment, and more! 🤩 However, we also want it to be respectful. Read the full guidelines here - https://t.co/nCKWUo13jm We whale-y thank you 🐬
"National #HispanicHeritageMonth is a time to reflect on where we are as Hispanic-Americans and where we’re going." Check out some of these awesome individuals that are making waves in the marine science field! https://t.co/esdwJ70Jwg
Cautiously optimistic for the 3 pregnant J-pod #SouthernResident orcas. To have healthy calves, these moms need more food. @GovInslee & @PattyMurray - what’s your plan to remove the lower #SnakeRiver damns & restore the salmon these orcas need? https://t.co/NhZuE9GjF4
"I had the most amazing summer interning with WDC! On my first day on the boat after training, we were surrounded by so many humpback whales, all feeding. There were at least 30-40 different whales in the area" We miss you Julianna and thank you for all your help! 🐳
North Atlantic #RightWhale baleen grows one foot a year! These long baleen plates can tell us where the whales have been going, what they’re eating, and what they do in different seasons. #RightWhaleToLove #SAVERightWhales #WednesdayWisdom
The biggest member of the dolphin family is the orca. The larger males grow up to ~32 ft (9.8m) and weigh up to 22,046lbs (10,000kg). That's around the weight of one and a half elephants! 🐘
Over 1400 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were killed in the Faroe Islands last weekend, believed to be the largest number of dolphins ever killed in the country 💔 Even locals, who usually defend the hunts, are outraged. Read more: https://t.co/VYC0ezudni
"There were so many feeding events that took place today! I saw bubble net feeding, chin slapping, kick feeding, & tail slapping" - Intern Julianna Looking at the chaos of this picture, we can't even imagine how wild it was to see in person! 😍 #StoriesFromTheBoat
The Bryde’s #whale species was first described (that is, officially given a name) in the 19th century. In 2021, the Bryde’s whales that live in the Gulf of Mexico were recognized as a separate species. But how did it get there? Check out this timeline - https://t.co/hxiOth6P9A
Today is #InternationalCoastalCleanup Day - a chance for us to take charge of marine debris! Millions are (safely) picking up trash that could make its way to the water and harm marine life. Join or host your own cleanup - https://t.co/kuJnnAPuN0
What is one thing that 🐋 & 🦈 don't have in common? They breathe very differently! Whales are mammals so they breathe through their blowholes located on top of their head. Sharks are fish. They breathe through the gills located on either side of their head.
Step aside Batman, we have a new superhero in town! Whales play an amazing role in an ecosystem that keeps every creature on Earth alive, including you! 🐳 Learn more - https://t.co/QnaiUIC4sY #GreenWhale #SaveTheWhalesSaveTheWorld
This is one of our summer science interns favorite memory from the #internship! "I am so grateful for my time with WDC & I will always cherish the memories of studying the Gulf of Maine whales, and all the people I met throughout the summer!" We miss you Corry! 🐳
"My favorite memory involved the humpback, Nile! It was early August & we happened to find Nile, my favorite whale, logging. She suddenly decided to be more active, so she rolled onto her back & started flipper slapping! It was one of the best behaviors I got to observe!"
🥳 Today is the 5th anniversary of the creation of the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument, the 1st marine national monument designated in the Atlantic Ocean & protects unique species and habitats against adverse human activities.
Nuclear bomb detectors have a new job...finding new whale populations! Scientists discovered an entirely new population of pygmy blue whales in the Indian Ocean after analyzing acoustic data collected by an underwater nuclear bomb detection array. ➡️ https://t.co/sGWCzeGycT
Atlantic humpbacks have white pectoral flippers & anything that is white, will glow a neon green underwater because of all our phytoplankton! It makes it super easy to spot the whales especially when they are coming up to the surface! 👀
Looks like the #orcas were also enjoying Labor Day weekend! Nearly 30 different Bigg’s orcas were spotted over the long weekend in the #SalishSea, so many that it set a new sightings record in the region! - https://t.co/PNbUDejaGG
"We found Salt as she used numerous different feeding behaviors on what the captain & naturalist said was the most bait in one spot that they've ever seen! (the fish jumping was so loud that we thought it was raining)." - Intern Nina #StoriesFromTheBoat featured Salt 😍