Follow this link for “Crittercam” footage.
The Cascadia research team encountered a group of insular false killer whales off of the island of Lāna‘i and acquired amazing drone and underwater footage of cluster 4. For the full story on the video below, please visit the Field Log: March 2019 Maui project page.
Robin Baird gives a presentation on The Lesser Known Whales and Dolphins of Hawaii – Maui Ocean Center Seat Talk, February 2018. See the full article Species Highlight: False Killer Whales.
Our partners at NOAA produced this short educational video on false killer whales in the Hawaiian Islands in September, 2017.
During our March 9th encounter with endangered false killer whales off Lāna‘i we saw them catch one mahi mahi – this video shows the mahi mahi hiding under our research boat and the false killer whales catching it. For more information on this, please visit our field log page here.
Below are two short videos featuring Cascadia Research Collective’s research in Hawaiian waters produced for Boss Frog’s YouTube Channel.
Robin Baird presented a talk entitled, Oasis in a Desert Sea: The Lives of Hawai`i’s Dolphins and Whales, at the Kona Science Cafe in June, 2017. Find the full article here.
2016: During research off O’ahu we encountered False killer whales, from the endangered main Hawaiian island population, and witnessed them attacking Mahimahi.
2014: As part of the Whale Tales 2014 event in Lahaina, Maui, Robin Baird gave a presentation on “Hawai’i’s resident and not-so-resident Blackfish: recent studies of false killer whales and killer whales in Hawai’i” – this presentation covers research on both species in Hawaiian waters being undertaken by Cascadia Research Collective.
2011: Pseudorca in Kaua’i II
2011: Pseudorca in Kaua’i
2011: A unique and very endangered population of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) inhabits the nearshore waters off the Hawaiian Islands. View underwater and above water footage of various encounters with this population of whales — the island’s most endangered whales.
2011: In May 2011 Cascadia Research conducted a field project off the Island of Hawai’i working with short-finned pilot whales, Blainville’s beaked whales, pantropical spotted dolphins and other odontocetes, photo-IDing individuals, collecting samples for genetics and toxicology, and deploying suction-cup attached acoustic/dive tags to examine acoustics and underwater behavior.
2011: A video featuring footage of Hawai’i’s endangered insular population of
false killer whales (Pseudorca).
Videos from collaborators:
Hawaiian false killer whales, as you’ve never seen them before…! Extreme closeups, fantastic vocalizing, and even an underwater smile for the GoPro @ :12 These are the very friendly mom/calf pair HIPc276 and calf HIPc571 from cluster 1, last seen by us on July 18th of this year! They really have been popping up a lot lately- this is the 6th time they’ve been seen this year, and the third island (were seen earlier this year off Maui and Hawaii):
Two individuals from social Cluster 3 of the insular population of Hawaiian false killer whales (pseudorca crassidens) had isolated a mahi mahi. The 1st individual (of two false killer whales involved) HIPc190 is seen here:
Two individuals from social Cluster 3 of the insular population of Hawaiian false killer whales (pseudorca crassidens) had isolated a mahi mahi. The 2nd individual (of two false killer whales involved) HIPc189 is seen here: