Split Tip (WA008) coming in to say hello to some very excited people onboard! Split Tip is well known for being inquisitive and very interactive, and sometimes won't leave us or the boat alone! Even when we're trying to head back into shore #projectorca#killerwhaleresearchaustralia#orcatalkoz
Meet Split Tip Split Tip (WA008) was one of the first killer whales I encountered down in the Bremer Region over 4 years ago. Split Tip is well known and easily recognisable by the split in the tip of the dorsal fin. Split Tip is very friendly towards vessels and highly inquisitive, so always a pleasure to see out at sea. If you're allowed to have favourites-> Split Tip is definitely one of ours Video to come soon showing Split Tip in action alongside the vessel, showing off that distinctive dorsal fin! #projectorca#orcatalkoz#killerwhaleresearchaustralia
Un honor ser reposteado... When your work gets a repost by... Via @racingextinction - Life lessons we all need to learn. The tiny Vaquita Marina porpoise (Phocoena sinus), native to Mexico, may soon be exticnt. The Vaquita is not only the world's smallest cetacean, but also the most endangered marine mammal.
Only about 30 of them remain and their population is decreasing at an astonishing rate. The vaquita marina species are found only in the Gulf of California, a world heritage site that sits between the Mexican mainland and the Baja peninsula.
Coral nursery security! One of my favourite fish, the batfish 🦇 (Platax teira). These little guys are super friendly and inquisitive, as they come so close to you and play in your bubbles sometimes! They are acting as security at one of our coral nurseries they are eating away algae, invertebrates and plankton that may have tried to compete with our corals. Thanks 🏼 team batfish! #coralnursery#marineconservation#batfish#maldives
Despite popular beliefs, though some well-earned, about journalism and catch phrases like "fake news" the craft, for many, is a calling and a lifestyle of never-ending curiosity. We parachute into people's lives sometimes for a few minutes and sometimes a few months. Every story has value and purpose. If we are lucky, we will find one or two that keep us up at night. The projects that force us to stay longer than ever before. The stories we try to ignore knowing the work will consume our free time, our lives and every fiber of our being. These are the stories that are inescapably incumbent on journalists to present evidence that will spark a greater conversation. Thankful a photographer just so happened to capture this moment. This is the same look I get every time I share the story of some amazing work being done by some amazing people. Wisdom and connection from a man who has spent thirty years working far below the surface. Sometimes you just have to ask! #ocean#oceanscience#marineconservation#tv#journalism