Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Bigg's and Resident Killer Whales

A new study suggests that Bigg's (transient - meat eating) and Resident (inshore fish eating) killer whales are different species; Orcinus rectpinnus and Orcinus ater respectively. 

Bigg's (Transient T20 / Kwatsi, San Juan Island by Rachael Griffin 2005)

Resident (J1 / Ruffles, San Juan Island by Rachael Griffin 2006)

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