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OrcaTracker

This is a very cool Google Earth tracker that pinpoints news and information related to captive and wild orcas. Click the image to go to the tracker and explore the history of orcas:

To suggest links and additions to the tracker send us an e-mail, or leave a Comment below.

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  1. Melissa Latour permalink
    September 13, 2021 1:43 am

    Hi! My name is Melissa and, since I was a little girl and, “ free Willy” came out , I have been on Essex with orcas! In 1992, I got my first encounter, finally withh hun an orca at Sea World, Orlando and, then my family and, I wenback every year, even after I was grown and, had kiddos of my own! I’m 41 years old now and, still have the same passion and, awe inspired feeling about orca whales! The only difference is that once I could understand that these animals had to work for food and, also lived in “ bath tubs” I became truly disgusted! My family and, I visit Orlando once or twice a year from Massachusetts! We have a Disney time share … but, I will never again it a ticket to Sea World! My kids have NEVER gone to see “ shamu” and, they are now 18 & 12 years old! Once I was old enough to understand that , these majestic animals that, are so much like me are having to perform tricks multiple times a day so, they can eat made me sick! I was 16 years old when, I decided to learn all I could about them! Like I said, I am 41 now and, have kiddos of my own! We all ( as a family) watch Dr. Ingres Vissors YouTube channel , her TEDX talks on superpods and, enjoy all of the documentaries and, learning experiences that , the internet affords us! We have been lucky enough to “ whale watch” of the coast of Massachusetts , RI, NH and, Maine but, we don’t generally get to see orcas in this part of the Atlantic, unfortunately!!! I just wanted to let you ALL know how wonderful my whole family ( and, myself the most) think you all are for fighting for these highly intelligent, beautiful, loving marine mammals! Because of you, my kiddos respect and, love the orca whale !!! As o said, when I was a young girl “ free Willy” came out! I must have seen it 50x!!! I also begged my father to call the phone number at the end of the movie.. I was convinced that, I could adopt an orca just like Willy!! And, we did donate because, I kept aggregating my parents to call in a donation weekly!! Lol!!! Anyway, I am older now and, am commie on” DONT BUY A TICKET”. And, I think that , the more people learn about these magnificent, smart & social animals… the more they will relate with them! Let’s close down all of these marine parks that claim they are educating the public by recreating “ natural behavior “ from the wild! That’s garbage!!! They are still doing “ tricks” for food! I’d love to help in any way I can! Thank you for all you do to save these gorgeous animals that, just make my day …( and, I just get to see hem in videos! I can’t imagine what it’s like to interact with them in the wild and, see them for a. Real perspective from a boat instead, of a chlorinated tank whole performing for thousands!!! One day I’ll get there!!! Again, I thank you!
    Sincerely,
    Melissa Latour

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  3. Jens permalink
    November 23, 2017 1:45 am

    I love orca’s

    • Grace permalink
      August 2, 2020 12:55 pm

      We spotted an orca today while swimming at Port Saint Joe. Love it

  4. Shampoo Jinsuko permalink
    April 3, 2017 5:39 pm

    Orcas spotted in Silverdale

  5. Richard Monfre permalink
    September 28, 2016 11:51 am

    While fishing in a 15′ boat off of Peanut Island by the old power plant, I watched a female orca with her pup follow a school of 8-10 bottle nose Dolphins north towards the Singer Island bridge. The orca swam between me and Peanut Island with her pup on her far side and her slowly swimming within 15′. Quite the expierence!

    • wayne sills permalink
      March 12, 2017 7:08 pm

      What was this Orca’s Name and is she being tracked for adoption?

      • Richard Monfre permalink
        March 13, 2017 10:11 pm

        Her fin had no tag could not make out her name. Very surprising to see an Orca in the intercostal waterway.

  6. Dana Keller permalink
    May 21, 2015 9:38 pm

    We live in Jacksonville, FL. Took a walk on the beach this afternoon and spotted an orca RIGHT off the coast. We could not believe how close to shore it was! We walked along with it for about a mile, we saw it jump up at least 8 times. It was unbelievable!

    • jake@sovyachts.com permalink
      July 31, 2015 8:58 am

      I’m south of Jacksonville in Stuart, FL and very jealous!! haha

  7. scott nuckolls permalink
    January 15, 2015 8:52 am

    Sunday 1/10/15 , a small pod of orca whales was spotted here in Mazatlan Mexico. Pictures were taken. No one. Has ever seen them before. Is this normal?

  8. Faith Morgan permalink
    January 5, 2015 12:34 am

    My sister adopted me a orca for Christmas from WWF. I’ve visited the website and tried emailing them. But I just can’t find out how I can track my whale and see where it lives. The papers I got give me poor information that I can’t use to locate him! Please help

  9. Spruce permalink
    December 15, 2014 3:05 pm

    Please help the WILD orcas. I love all the attention Blackfish has brought, but please don’t forget the WILD whales 🙂

    https://www.change.org/p/jay-inslee-stand-with-us-and-support-removing-the-four-lower-snake-river-dams-to-save-the-southern-resident-killer-whales-from-being-dammed-to-extinction

  10. Megan Parsons permalink
    August 11, 2014 4:11 pm

    there was some orcas seen in Trinity Bay Newfoundland this past weekend https://www.facebook.com/cbcnl/photos/a.152871277173.140440.133158107173/10152636766422174/?type=1&fref=nf

  11. Lyon permalink
    May 23, 2014 12:32 pm

    I saw an Orca jump twice yesterday off the coast of Ponte Vedra Beach. The splash was so big it looked like someone dropped a bomb in the ocean.

  12. Erin Elizabeth permalink
    January 7, 2014 3:03 pm

    Just saw Blackfish and was soo moved by the film. I am embarrased of my own ignorance – poor Tilikum – poor all of them. I immediately signed the petition to try to have Tilikum released – man, can’t stop this overwhelming sense of pure sorrow.
    Here is the petition if anyone else cares to sign it:
    http://www.change.org/petitions/seaworld-inc-humanely-release-the-orca-whale-known-as-tilikum-to-a-seapen-for-rehab

    • January 24, 2017 10:59 am

      He died a few days ago. I know they murdered him though. 😠

      • Orcalove888 permalink
        April 26, 2017 10:22 pm

        How they murdered him?

  13. April 10, 2012 3:23 pm

    How do you know where the Orcas are,I am on Vancouver Island ,And their is a narrow spot that the whales come close to land,I what to film them,I have the GPS,
    I don’t see any tracking info here,Can somebody help me out Thanks
    http://www.youtube.com/user/awaldegrave

  14. November 7, 2010 8:55 pm

    Just wanted to inform you of a new killer whale research organization off of California.

    Naked Whale Research (NaWhaRe) encourages individuals and marine researchers alike to actively take part in helping create public awareness concerning threats to the long-term survivial of the Endangered Southern Resident killer whales, known as J,K, and L pods that frequent waters off the coastal Northwest Pacific. We are currently interested in killer whale sightings between Vancouver Island Canada and Farallone Islands, California. If anyone sees fins please call us toll-free at 855-SEE-FINS.

    We are also soliciting votes. NaWhaRe has two proposals entered into the Pepsi Refresh November grant cycle. One is to help us build a whale research center in Mendocino, CA and the other is to flesh out our existing whale sighting network. The number one voted project receives $250,000. We’d appreciate your vote, once per day. (Please only use 1 email account.)

    Follow the links below to vote online or in the USA you can also vote from your mobile phone by sending texts 104208 and 103515 each to Pepsi (73774)

    http://www.refresheverything.com/whaleresearchcenter

    http://www.refresheverything.com/whalesightingnetwork

    Feel free to forward this email to any of your contacts lists in an effort to help spread the word.

    Thank you!

    JC Smith, M.Sc.
    Director, Naked Whale Research
    (707) 267-8587C
    orcacita@gmail.com
    http://www.nakedwhaleresearch.org

    “Dedicated to filling in the information gap on killer whale habits along the west coast from Vancouver Island to Monterey Bay.”

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