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CWR celebrated World Oceans Day by posting "About Breach

CWR press release: To celebrate World Ocean Day (June 8), we’ve posted ORCA SURVEY Lead and longtime Center for Whale Research (CWR) staff member Dave Ellifrit’s BLOG about arguably the most appreciated orca behavior: the BREACH. Read about BREACHING, and learn the what, why, and when of orca BREACHING.


Classic Full Breach by Southern Resident orca L87. Photograph by CWR’s Dave Ellifrit.

about BREACHING was featured in the Summer/June 2024 issue of CWR’s quarterly member newsletter, the WHALE Report, distributed by email to Center for Whale Research members earlier this week. This WHALE Report issue is titled the BREACHING issue and, along with Dave’s BLOG, includes:

  • Great BREACHES Photo Gallery (48 amazing shots by CWR staff, including 12 by CWR founder Ken Balcomb)

  • A story by Dave Ellifrit about his two favorite orca breach encounters (with photographs)

  • CWR’s latest science: Breaching New Ground

  • 2024 Sightings Update

  • Taking Action

  • Member News

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