"Researchers have learned that dolphins live in large, complex social groups in which individual dolphins form and switch alliances with other dolphins. Fieldworkers have even observed 'alliances of alliances,’ where one group of allies forms an alliance with another group of allies. These social groupings may be similar to the cliques people form. Dolphins and whales are multicultural, too. Different groups have different dialects and feeding and play behaviors." -- Temple Grandin
Corky's brother (A60)! An adult male northern resident killer whale who has survived being hit by a boat and who has a sister in captivity who he has never met. It's a gorgeous image but difficult to look at without feeling tremendous sadness for his sister Corky, and the existence she is forced to endure at SeaWorld San Diego after 46 years in captivity for profit.
Migaloo, the only known all white humpback whale, was photographed by jenny dean (first, third photos) in the great barrier reef. though often described as albino, migaloo has brown eyes and is more likely leucistic or hypopigmented. last year, a white orca named iceberg was photographed (second photo) for the first time by e. lazareva in the north pacific, but is again not technically believed to be albino.