Killer Whale Research Project
We are part of a team of researchers studying the evolution of life history and social behaviour in killer whales Orcus orcina.
Thanks to the cooperation of Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research and Prof John Ford of the Pacific Biological Station, we have access to data from two populations of resident killer whales off the north west coast of the USA. Balcomb, Ford and their research teams have studied killer whales continuously since the 1970s. Their research efforts have advanced fundamental understanding of the lives of cetaceans, and set the stage for our new collaborative studies of life history and development.