"Bec And The Orcas"
This amazing video edit was filmed in The Ningaloo, Bremer Bay and Jurien Bay courtesy of Marine Biologist, Zoologist and Cetacean Acoustic Specialist at Project ORCA @orcatalkoz , Good Friend, Rebecca "Bec" Wellard @becandthesea - Happy #WorldOrcaDay 🌊🐋 Today I’m so grateful that I get to study such an incredible species and contribute scientific knowledge to help protect these killer whales. When you help one species, the flow-on effect means you are helping an entire ecosystem. Everything is connected. 🤲🏼🌏🌊Today try do something a little extra to protect our oceans, every little thing counts. And remember- don’t buy a ticket #CaptivityKills#EmptyTheTanks#WorldOrcaDay2018#Orca Music🎶 by the epic Tash Sultana. Footage
🎥 from Ningaloo, Bremer and uw footage off Jurien Bay
Killer Whales are well‐known as predators of other marine mammals, including the large Sperm and baleen whales. Members of all marine mammal families, except the river dolphins and manatees, have been recorded as prey of Killer Whales; attacks have been observed on 20 species of cetaceans, 14 species of pinnipeds, the Sea Otter, and the Dugong. Ecological interactions have not been systematically studied and further work may indicate that the Killer Whale is a more important predator for some populations than previously believed. Not all behavioural interactions between Killer Whales and other marine mammal species result in predation, however. Some involve ‘harassment’ by the Killer Whales, feeding by both species in the same area, porpoises playing around Killer Whales, both species apparently ‘ignoring’ each other, and even apparently unprovoked attacks on Killer Whales by sea lions. These non‐predatory interactions are relatively common. We conclude that interactions between Killer Whales and marine mammals are complex, involving many different factors that we are just beginning to understand.
Essex Rock is part of the Jurien Bay Marine Park, an extensive limestone reef system that extends from Green Head to the southern boundary of Nambung National Park. It provides habitat for various iconic marine species including commercially important western rock lobster and the “vulnerable” Australian sea lion. While exploring these waters, I was distracted by this sea lion that admired its reflection in my lens port on a gloomy morning stirred by wind chop - on assignment for @australiangeographic#ausgeo
Day 14 🇦🇺 #DoubleGExploringOz
This morning we left the gang behind and head out to make our way back to Perth. We stopped by at jurien bay and a few other picturesque areas on route. Stunning scenery all around.
Pinnacles!! We stopped off at this national park to see the beautiful pinnacle scenery we drove through them inbetween sand dunes and rocks either side of us.
Now onto the road again for another 2 and a half hours to get to Perth. Where we met @aussieintweed and @jaynemarie94 for burgers and stayed the night in their drive way after a long 500K journey on the road.