Describing Mystery Killer Whales
Bob Pitman, a researcher from NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, was there for the first encounter with Type D killer whales. He describes what sets them apart from other killer whales in our second most popular video of 2019.
Amazing Underwater Footage of Mystery Killer Whales
This astounding video footage from the expedition off Cape Horn, Chile documenting a new type of killer whale also claims the third spot in our top 5 videos! Researchers obtained a tiny bit of tissue/blubber that will allow them to determine if the Type D whales are a new species.
Atlantic Recreational Shark Fishing: Handling and Release of Sharks
This video on prohibited shark identification, including dusky and other ridgeback sharks and tips for safe handling and release takes the fourth spot. It provides useful permitting and regulation information for recreational shark fishing in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean.
How to Report Entangled Whales in Hawaii
Our fifth most popular video of the year teaches viewers how to report entangled humpback whales in the Hawaiian Islands region. Whale season in Hawai’i’ runs November through April.