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2012-08-06 22:20:11

TSX-V: ORC.A, ORC.B TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Aug. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Orca Exploration Group Inc. ("Orca") is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling operations with its partner and operator, Northern Petroleum Plc ("Northern"), on the La Tosca-1 well. The well will evaluate the exploration potential of a gas prospect mapped from 3D seismic on the Longastrino Permit. The well is situated within the prolific gas fairway of the Eastern Po Valley basin, with the...

Whales Coping With Undersea Noise
2012-07-17 18:36:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Because extremely loud noises can travel underwater for thousands of miles, they cause over a quarter-million sea creatures to suffer some kind of hearing loss every year, a number experts warn is on the rise. The good news is that whales are able to consciously decrease their hearing sensitivity and prevent hearing loss if given ample warning of an impending loud noise, according to a pair of marine biologists who published their...

2012-07-12 10:21:38

TSX-V: ORC.A, ORC.B TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Orca Exploration Group Inc. ("Orca" or "the Company") and its operating subsidiary PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Limited ("PAT" or "PanAfrican") jointly announce their commitment to successfully conclude ongoing discussions with the Tanzania Government Negotiating Team. W. David Lyons, Orca's Chairman and CEO met with Mr. Eliakim Maswi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of the...

2012-07-04 02:20:19

TSX-V: ORC.A, ORC.B TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Orca Exploration Group Inc. ("Orca" or the "Company") announces the successful completion of its SS-11 development well in Tanzania, provides an update on the Company's operations and announces a bridge loan facility. SS-11 successfully completed On the 30 May 2012, the SS-11 development well in the Songo Songo field was successfully completed. Orca estimates that the well will be tied in and on stream...

Paternity Study Of Southern Right Whales Finds Local Fathers Most Successful
2012-06-25 04:12:58

The first paternity study of southern right whales has found a surprisingly high level of local breeding success for males, scientists say, which is good news for the overall genetic diversity of the species, but could create risk for local populations through in-breeding. Results of the study, by researchers at the University of Auckland, Oregon State University and the New Zealand Department of Conservation, have just been published in the journal Molecular Ecology. The study found...

Prey Shortage Threatens Killer Whales, Study Aided By Scat-detection Dog
2012-06-08 04:08:56

Southern dwelling killer whales, located in the Pacific Northwest, experience more strain by lack of fish than by hordes of whale watchers, according to a study conducted in the Salish Sea. Chinook salmon, a staple for the killer whales of that area, are dwindling in number and this effects the whale population heavily. Published on June 6, 2012 in the online journal PLoS ONE, the study, led by environmental and pet-behavior consultant Katherine Ayers, focused on the glucocorticoid and...

2012-05-30 14:20:28

TSX-V: ORC.A, ORC.B TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, May 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Orca Exploration Group Inc ("Orca Exploration" or the "Company") announces its resultsor the quarter ended 31 March 2012. Highlights -- Increased sales of Additional Gas by 45% to 4.8 Bcf or 52.9 MMcfd (Q1 2011: 3.3 Bcf or 37.1 MMcfd). This resulted in operating revenue of US$17.2 million (Q1 2011: US$9.6 million). -- Increased funds from operations before...

2012-05-09 06:23:04

PLYMOUTH, Mass., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelsius, a DGP company, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging solutions, announces the launch of its new ORCA(TM) range of products. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120509/DE02535) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120215/DE53620LOGO) "We are delighted to add these extremely high performing products to our solutions," said Andrew J. Mills, CEO Intelsius - Americas. "Not only will...

2012-04-27 14:20:13

TSX-V: ORC.A, ORC.B TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Orca Exploration Group Inc ("Orca Exploration" or the "Company") announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2011. Highlights -- Increased proven reserves by 27% to 469 Bcf (2010:369 Bcf) and proven and probable reserves by 22% to 548 Bcf (2010: 451 Bcf) -- Increased sales of Additional Gas by 30% to 17.5 Bcf or 47.8 MMcfd (2010: 13.4 Bcf or 36.9...

White Adult Killer Whale Spotted Off Coast Of Russia
2012-04-24 04:06:52

Jason Farmer for RedOrbit.com Scientists believe they have made the very first sighting of an adult white killer whale, according to various media reports. The adult male was spotted off the coast of Kamchatka in eastern Russia. Scientists have nicknamed the whale Iceberg. The whale appears to be in good health and is living with a normal pod. Occasionally, white whales of other species are seen, but prior to this sighting, the only known white orcas have been young. The...


Latest Killer Whale Reference Libraries

Cetology
2013-10-02 11:21:29

Cetology is a branch of marine mammal science that studies about eighty species of dolphins, whales, and porpoise, all of which are classified within the Cetacea order. Cetologists, who practice cetology, work to understand the distribution, development, behavior, and other aspects of cetaceans. The study of cetaceans began in the Classical era. About 2,300 years ago, Aristotle documented details about some cetacean species, calling them mammals, while traveling on the Aegean Sea with...

Dall’s Porpoise, Phocoenoides dalliz
2013-08-29 10:15:35

Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalliz) can only be found in the North Pacific, with a range that includes the Sea of Japan and the Okhotsk and Bering Seas. This range extends to southern California in the east and to the southern waters of Japan in the west. When normal weather patterns change and waters become colder, this species can be found in in Baja, California, specifically in Scammon's Lagoon, and strays can occasionally be found in the Chukchi Sea. It prefers to reside in cold...

Pygmy Killer Whale, Feresa Attenuata
2013-01-30 15:25:51

Image Caption: Fossil of Feresa Attenuata, Shimonoseki Marine Science Museum KAIKYOUKAN, Japan. Credit: OpenCage/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) The pygmy killer whale is widely distributed in tropical and sub-tropical waters worldwide. Regular sightings of this species occur off the coast of Hawaii and Japan, and also in the Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka and Lesser Antilles. In the Atlantic the pygmy killer whale has been seen off the coast of South Carolina and Senegal. This species swims in...

Ross Seal, Ommatophoca rossii
2013-01-01 15:44:30

The Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii) is a true seal in the Phocidae family, and can only be found on pack ice in Antarctica. This species was formally described by James Clark Ross in 1841, during his British Antarctic Expedition. It is very uncommon to see in its range and rarely leaves the pack ice, with stray individuals occurring off southeast Australia or sub-Antarctic islands. The Ross seal can reach an average length between 5.5 and 6.9 feet, although some females can reach up to 8.2...

Crabeater Seal, Lobodon carcinophagus
2012-06-26 14:40:11

The crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus) is a true seal that can be found around the whole of Antarctica. Its range also includes small areas in South America, New Zealand, Africa, and Australia. It resides on the pack ice zone for the entire year, even as it shifts seasonally, and prefers to stay in the continental shelf area in water with a depth of less than 1,968 feet. Because the populations are so wide spread and are sufficiently mixed, there have been no subspecies found. Because...

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