🌀 Mother nature 🤗💙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —––——––——––——||––——––——––——— 🔘 #savingthewaves ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A #female#killer#whale will reproduce every three to ten years with only one calf at a time. The gestation period is 17 months, and when born, a #calf will be about 8.5 ft (2.5 m) and will weigh only 265 - 350 lbs (120 - 160 kg). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The calf will #nurse for five to ten seconds at a time - several times an hour throughought the day. The calf will wean off milk when it is strong enough to hunt and feed with the rest of the #pod. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Orcas are incredibly #protective of their young! Sometimes other females in the pod will even assist the new mother in caring for her young. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - Don’t Wait For Change, BE The Change - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: Unknown, please let us know!
February 17th, 2018 is: 📌World Whale Day My Way Day National Cabbage Day National Café au Lait Day National Champion Crab Races Day National Indian Pudding Day National PTA Founders' Day National Public Science Day Random Acts of Kindness Day (next post) Who Shall I Be Day World Human Spirit Day World Pangolin Day ✔️World Whale Day was begun in 1980 in Maui. It's celebrated in February as it's Maui's peak humpback whale season. 💙🐳🐋🐳🐋 ⤵️ A diver was swimming close to this female humpback whale (off the coast of the Big Island) when it extended its pectoral fin to the diver. 📸:Masa Ushioda