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Notes 1: The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/01/baby-killer-whale-fights-for-life-in-new-zealand-harbour

  • Baby orca separated from mother for two weeks
  • Orca are threatened species
  • Cause of separation is unknown

Notes 2: WDC
http://uk.whales.org/news/2016/08/are-humpback-whales-saving-seals-from-orca-attacks

  • Humpbacks are saving seals from orca attacks
  • There are 115 reported incidents of humpbacks saving sea mammals
  • Orcas had changed diet from eating baby humpback calves due to their scarcity

Note 3: Huffington Post
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-05/beaked-whale-that-beached-at-minnamurra-nsw-euthanased/7692618

  • Beaked whale beached in Minnamurra
  • Beaked whales are rare

Notes 4: Animal Legal and Historical Centre
https://www.animallaw.info/article/overview-laws-and-regulations-protecting-whales

  • United states laws on whaling
  • International laws on whaling
  • Additional regulations for protecting whales