Orca Research Projects

We have spent a lot of time observing orcas both from land and from the boat during the last four years. To date, we have recorded over 400 killer whale encounters. This gives us the unique opportunity to study the behavior, social structure, feeding and travel patterns of these magnificent animals in a non-invasive way. We have witnessed several very exciting feeding events, and we are often surprised by new behavioral patterns we discover. In this section, we give information on publications on these topics, as they become available.

Orca Research
Orca Research
Orca Research

The Incidence of Bent Dorsal Fins in Free-Ranging Cetaceans

We recently participated in an international study on bending dorsal fins in the wild, led by Dr. Filipe Alves from CIIMAR-Madeira. In this study, we contributed data on the Icelandic orca population, particularly on two individuals with a bent dorsal fin, SN090 and SN135. You can find the full article here.