Icelandic Orca Project

Iceland

Region Active

Arctic

Research project

2007

Activity

Marine research, Whales, Marine conservation

Description

The Icelandic Orcas research project aims to learn more about Icelandic killer whales and their role in the marine ecosystem. This is a long-term dedicated effort to follow killer whales in Icelandic waters and understand more about their behaviour and the threats they may face. 'To achieve this we use a variety of research techniques, such as acoustic recordings, photo-id, tagging with suction-cup tags, biopsy sampling and underwater observations of their interactions with prey.'(from the website)