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It’s always great to see the youngest calves in the population do well. Today “Delusion” (SN164) allowed us a closer look at her calf SN219 which we first spotted in June 2016. You can see the very strong coloration of the patches. In comparison, SN105/Aurora’s calf “Niniti” (SN106), which can be seen in the next picture, has lost all coloration by now. This calf is now just over 2 years old.
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It’s always great to see the youngest calves in the population do well. Today “Delusion” (SN164) allowed us a closer look at her calf SN219 which we first spotted in June 2016. You can see the very strong coloration of the patches. In comparison, SN105/Aurora’s calf “Niniti” (SN106), which can be seen in the next picture, has lost all coloration by now. This calf is now just over 2 years old.

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Lorna FirthAt what age do they lose the colouration? Xxx

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Kathleen HaaseDo we know why the coloration occurs in newborn calves? Orcas in Antarctica have that coloration even in adults but I think I heard it's to do with the algae or other microorganisms in the cooler water?

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Yann Yan Yannare these orca groups staying in Breidafjordur or moving with the herring banks ?

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BREAKING NEWS: We are excited to announce our next INTERNATIONAL ORCA NAMING CONTEST that will start on the 4th of May at 6pm UTC on our Facebook page!

We will accept name suggestions for the youngest calf recorded in the group of orcas that travels between Iceland, Scotland, and the Shetland Isles. The winner will not only get to name the calf, but also receive an orca adoption package from Orca Guardians.

This online event is hosted in collaboration with Living Seas NW Highlands, Caithness Sea Watching, Shetland Wildlife, Sea Watch, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, Láki Tours, Special Tours, and Yakari-Travel.

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BREAKING NEWS: We are excited to announce our next INTERNATIONAL ORCA NAMING CONTEST that will start on the 4th of May at 6pm UTC on our Facebook page! 

We will accept name suggestions for the youngest calf recorded in the group of orcas that travels between Iceland, Scotland, and the Shetland Isles. The winner will not only get to name the calf, but also receive an orca adoption package from Orca Guardians.

This online event is hosted in collaboration with Living Seas NW Highlands, Caithness Sea Watching, Shetland Wildlife, Sea Watch, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, Láki Tours, Special Tours, and Yakari-Travel.
 
SHARE this announcement with your friends and prepare for some orca fun!

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Marine BassoulBrun !

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Kathy GreavesI would call him 'Spike' !

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Dee EatchLora with the 2 dots over the o

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Orca Guardians IcelandThe name contest only starts on the 4th of May, please wait with your suggestions until then! 🙂

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