Spyhopping orca in the San Juan Islands of Washington state • photo: Hakan Karlsson on Getty Images

Spyhopping orca in the San Juan Islands of Washington state • photo: Hakan Karlsson on Getty Images

my absolute favourite mammal, we need to protect this species from captivity!

my absolute favourite mammal, we need to protect this species from captivity!

Orcas. We have a "superpod" of orcas swimming around the San Juan Islands, north of Seattle-this scenery looks about right....

Orcas. We have a "superpod" of orcas swimming around the San Juan Islands, north of Seattle-this scenery looks about right....

The Killer Whale (Orca) is unlisted by the ICUN, due to insufficient data; however, the "southern resident" population of orcas that lives off the coast of British Columbia and Washington State was listed as an Endangered Species in the U.S. Orcas are threatened by habitat loss, pollution, capture for marine mammal parks, and conflict with human fisheries.

The Killer Whale (Orca) is unlisted by the ICUN, due to insufficient data; however, the "southern resident" population of orcas that lives off the coast of British Columbia and Washington State was listed as an Endangered Species in the U.S. Orcas are threatened by habitat loss, pollution, capture for marine mammal parks, and conflict with human fisheries.

unusual friends animals - Google Search Very unusual, in captivity I'm guessing, because killer whales eat seals

unusual friends animals - Google Search Very unusual, in captivity I'm guessing, because killer whales eat seals

Close up of Orca whales as they surface in Lynn Canal with the Coast Range Mountains in the background, Inside Passage, Southeast Alaska

Close up of Orca whales as they surface in Lynn Canal with the Coast Range Mountains in the background, Inside Passage, Southeast Alaska

Killer Whale Killer Facts (via Huffington Post 2012-12): Orcas are amongst the most intelligent species in the world, making them particularly unsuitable to captivity!

Killer Whale Facts: 7 Things SeaWorld Doesn't Tell You About Orcas

Killer Whale Killer Facts (via Huffington Post 2012-12): Orcas are amongst the most intelligent species in the world, making them particularly unsuitable to captivity!

even the killers need love and to be loved --- into the deep blue | Michael Zhang

even the killers need love and to be loved --- into the deep blue | Michael Zhang

Luna the Whale. One of my favorite documentaries. If you haven't watched 'the whale' you need to watch it right now

Luna the Whale. One of my favorite documentaries. If you haven't watched 'the whale' you need to watch it right now

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