Transient Killer Whale Research
The Pacific Northwest is one of the most popular places to view and study wild killer whales. Three ecotypes reside in the Salish Sea, resident, transient, and offshore orca. They do not associate, and no interbreeding occurs between these populations. They also exhibit different foraging habits and social structure.
I am an independent researcher/student working out of Victoria, BC, trying to understand the behaviour and ecology of transient mammal hunting killer whales. These orca prey upon seals, sea lions, porpoise, and even larger whales. With a mojority of the research focus being on resident orca, I hope to discover more on the ecology of these mammal hunters.