Take a look at some of the important research and documentation of the southern resident orcas.
Here’s what we are reading about orcas:
“Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator,” Jason Colby, Oxford University Press, 2018
“Orca: The Whale Called Killer,” Erich Hoyt, Camden House Publishing, 1981
“Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us,” David Neiwert, The Overlook Press, 2015
“Puget Sound Whales for Sale: The Fight to End Orca Hunting,” Sandra Pollard, The History Press, 2014
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“Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel,” Carl Safina, Henry Holt and Company, 2015
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Fact sheet from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the agency running killer-whale recovery in the Northwest.
Ideas on how to help, links to scientific research, background information: The Whale Museum
Killer-whale biology, research, family structure, photos: Center for Whale Research