False Killer Whales

Pseudorca crassidens, the false killer whale, is an endangered, large, toothed whale that lives in the tropics and sub-tropics of the open ocean.

False killer whales occur throughout the Pacific, namely around Hawaii and New Zealand.

Pseudorca is a top research priority for the Cascadia Research Collective‘s work in Hawaii, which is home to the world’s best-known Pseudorca population.

This site is your window into their world and our ongoing research of this endangered species, and it is your chance to contribute to our work.

Field Log: March 2019 Maui project

July 17, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 14:36 Cascadia Research’s first Hawai’i field project of 2019 was based off Maui, from March 11-17, 2019. This project was the start of the 20th consecutive year of this study on Hawaiian odontocetes, although this effort was a bit different from most, as we were spending a lot of time also working with […]

Field Log: November 2018 Hawai’i Island project

July 17, 2019

Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 11:52 Cascadia Research will be undertaking a field project off the island of Hawai‘i from November 4-17, 2018, our second major project off the island this year. This project is funded by a grant from the Tides Foundation and by a grant from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. The main objective of the […]

Field Log: February/March 2018 Lāna‘i field project

July 17, 2019

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – 11:29 We will be undertaking a 14-day field project off Lāna‘i starting February 20, 2018, funded through a NOAA Species Recovery Grant to the State of Hawai‘i. This will be our first Hawai‘i field effort of 2018, and the start of our 19th year of work in Hawai‘i! This will be our seventh year of working off Maui Nui since first […]

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