Recovering the Southern Resident Killer Whale with Research and Conservation
Learn what scientists have discovered studying the endangered Southern Resident killer whales. See the science behind recovering this charismatic creature, from collecting their poop to tracking them using satellite tags.
B-Roll: SRKW New Calf (J55) & Dead Neonate, Observed on 1/18/2016
Select footage of a new killer whale calf (J55) born to the southern resident population. In the same encounter on January 18, 2016, scientists also witnessed J31, a 20-year old female, pushing a dead neonate calf.
Species in the Spotlight: Southern Resident Killer Whale
Southern Resident killer whales are one of NOAA Fisheries' Species in the Spotlight. What factors are contributing to this unique population's failure to thrive? Is there a plan for saving this endangered species? Watch the video for the answers.
Spotlight Species #2: Southern Resident Killer Whale
Short social media used in launch of the Species in the Spotlight initiative.
Species in the Spotlight: Survive to Thrive
Of all the species that NOAA protects under the ESA, eight are considered the most at risk of extinction. The "Species in the Spotlight" initiative was implemented to stabilize these species with the goal that they will become candidates for recovery
B-Roll: Winter 2015 Killer Whale Research Cruise on NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada
Select video from research cruise off the Washington coast in late Feburary, 2015, and focused on studying the southern resident killer whale's winter behavior and feeding patterns. Footage includes L121, a baby born to L94 in late Februrary.
B-Roll: Southern Resident Killer Whales & NOAA Research
Select footage of southern resident killer whales in Puget Sound and NOAA Fisheries researchers collecting prey samples including fish parts and scales.
Recovering the Southern Resident Killer Whale: 10 Years of Research and Conservation
Learn what scientists have discovered in 10 years of studying the endangered Southern Resident killer whales. See the science behind recovering this charismatic creature, from collecting their poop to tracking them using satellite tags.