Let's Speak Orca: Common Whale Behaviors You Can See At The Water's Surface

Category: Exploring Nature Item

Cetaceans (whales and dolphins) have a highly sophisticated language which consists of sounds and behaviors. The attached guide (downloadable as a PDF you can print out and take with you) and video, will help you identify some of the most common whale behaviors you can observe from the shore or at the water’s surface, using Orcas as an example.

Related Information: Youth Activities – Whale Watching | Orca Reporting | Wildlife Spotting

Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries.

DOWNLOAD: Let's Speak Orca (PDF)



Science in Seconds: Common Whale Behaviors

This installment of Science in Seconds provides footage of common whale behaviors you can observe from the water's surface, whether you're on a boat or watching whales from shore.