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Animal: False Killer Whales

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY: FALSE KILLER WHALES OF HAWAIʻI

Today, May 20, is Endangered Species Day, a day to celebrate, learn about and take action to protect threatened and endangered species. One of Pacific Whale Foundation’s (PWF) top research priorities is studying the endangered population of false killer whales found in Hawai‘i. False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) are a large species of dolphin belonging … Continued

PWF’S NEW ADOPTION PROGRAM

We are thrilled to introduce our new and improved Adoption Program to you! Adopt a false killer whale, humpback whale or bottlenose dolphin through Pacific Whale Foundation and receive a fun adoption package to learn about your animal and showcase your commitment to helping protect them. What inspired PWF to create a new Adoption Program?   … Continued

PWF ANNOUNCES PAPER DOCUMENTING RAPID WEIGHT-LOSS IN PYGMY KILLER WHALES

Read about our collaborative study and newly published paper on one of the two pods of pygmy killer whales that stranded on a North Kihei beach almost two years ago.

False Killer Whales: Reflecting on Their Past and Planning for Their Future

Imagine that you’re out enjoying the waters of Maui Nui. From the bow of the boat, you spy a dark shape in the distance. As you draw closer, the impressive black sea creature comes into clear view, eliciting a shiver of adrenalin and awe. You have, in fact, observed something exciting and rare. False killer … Continued

The Elusive False Killer Whale

In 2013, Jens Currie came to Pacific Whale Foundation as a data analyst from Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. With an ambition to explore more robust statistical methods of potential anthropogenic impacts on cetacean populations, Jens is now Senior Research Analyst. Here, he lends a helping hand for those of us that are new … Continued

New research study on false killer whales

The Research Team is excited to announce that we have started a new study on false killer whales! We started field work for this study in May 2018 and will survey the leeward waters surrounding the Maui 4-island region; up to 50 miles offshore. This brings us into deep waters (> 2,500 ft) where the … Continued

What’s it like to do a research internship at PWF?

On the first field day for our two summer interns, you could sense the excitement as we set out on our research vessel, Ocean Protector, to survey for dolphins. Pacific Whale Foundation Research Department offers internships that give individuals the opportunity to get hands on experience in collecting and analyzing field data on marine mammals. … Continued