The killer whale or orca (Orcinus orca) is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. Killer whales have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey. Some feed exclusively on fish, while others hunt marine mamma ...
ls such as seals and dolphins.
They have been known to attack baleen whale calves, and even adult whales. Killer whales are apex predators, as there is no animal which preys on them.
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photo apparently showing a killer whale - or orca - leaping from the sea off Cebu Island has divided opinion among social media users.
The picture was purportedly taken off Sumilon Island near Oslob town - waters that are better known as a haunt for the whale shark.
The photo was originally posted on Facebook by whale shark tour diver Jay-r Lagahid on Saturday, July 29. The following day he removed the picture from his timeline, without any explanation.
Many netizens were skeptical. Writing on Facebook, Polo Perez said: "This is stupid. Imagine the chances of a killer whale doing tra ...
The sighting of a killer whale in Puerto Galera, a town in Oriental Mindoro and a popular tourist destination in Luzon, has caught the attention of marine wildlife-conservation advocates.
The fascinating marine mammal, about 7 meters long, was photographed and posted on Facebook (FB) through the account of Kai Tagaki, who first thought it was a dolphin jumping up and down.
Posted on April 18, at 12:38 p.m., the FB post was shared 383 times as of this writing and drew various reactions.
One FB comment expressed fear that it might attack humans. Another comment said the sighting is a go ...
Large areas were found with very high live coral cover, up to nearly 100 percent in places, but live coral coverage would have been much higher had there not been heavy dynamite fishing damage in many areas in the past."
This was part of the written report of Dr. Thomas J. Goreau after he and his team assessed the coral reefs in and around Tubalan Cove of Malita, Davao Occidental in southern Philippines some years back.
"Fish populations were very poor except around promontories with higher water flow," reported Dr. Goreau, the president of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit in ...
The three-month tuna ban in the Davao Gulf resumed for its second year, after the regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Davao region reported that tuna and other fish species are actively spawning this time of the year.
The closed season starting June 1 and lasting up to August 31 was mandated to secure the tuna and fish species that are in their breeding period and to conserve the marine resources of the province, authorities said.
"Davao Gulf is an ideal and potential spawning and breeding ground for tuna and tuna-like species," BFAR 11 Regional ...
The government has imposed a three-month ban on fishing tuna and other species in the Davao Gulf after the regional office of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources learned that the species actively spawn this time of the year.
A joint administrative order by the secretaries of the Agriculture and the Interior departments ordered a closed season in Davao Gulf from June 1 to August 31 every year.
The closed season for commercial fishing vessels aims to conserve marine resources, secure the spawning period of pelagic fishes in the gulf and implement measures to address illegal, unrepo ...
Hinirang na "Hero of the Environment" ng World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines ang 63-anyos na mangingisda mula sa Ilocos Norte nang sagipin nito ang nalambat na dolphin.
Ayon sa WWF-Philippines, inalerto ni Francisco Vergara ang awtoridad nang madiskubreng nalambat ang adult rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) sa bayan ng Badoc, na noon ay inilarawang "distressed and dying animal".
Pumalaot si Vergara sa madaling araw ng Hunyo 18 at nadiskubreng kumakawag sa lambat ang dolphin sa pagitan ng barangay Pagsanaan Sur at Pagsanaan Norte.
"The senior citizen wasted no time ...