Notes 1: The Guardian

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

Notes 2: WDC

  • 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

  • Beaked whale beached in Minnamurra
  • Beaked whales are rare

Notes 4: Animal Legal and Historical Centre

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