A Killer’s Charm
Off the coast of Iceland’s Westman
Islands, a massive, black fin pierces through the waves...then a second, and a
third. Fountains of seawater spray into the air. Beneath the surface, the
"blackfish" call out to each other, their voices rhythmic as they
sing and click a language unique to their pod. A family of killers, the wolves
of the sea.
Nothing can prepare you for the
moment you first experience a pod of killer whales in the wild. But for
Earthwatch volunteers, it’s about more than bearing witness to these majestic
creatures. It’s about understanding and conserving a species that has
captivated our hearts and minds for generations.
In our latest multimedia feature
story, you’ll discover the unique and at times distressing history of our
relationship with killer whales. And you’ll find out why our mission to study
this species in Iceland is so vital.
Read Multimedia Feature Story!