Orca Trading Card Pack
Did you know the Southern Resident orcas have their own trading cards? Each set of cards includes members of J, K, and L pods, the endangered orcas that live in Pacific Northwest waters. Each of the 79 cards features a different member of the Southern Resident community, along with cool information about our region's amazing orcas.
Also known as killer whales, orcas are playful, intelligent and social animals. They make unique calls to communicate with each other and use echolocation to find food. Orcas live in family groups called pods that travel and hunt together. Pods are matrilineal, which means they are led by their oldest females. Because calves never leave their mothers, up to five generations of orcas have been documented living together.
Majestic orcas are icons of the Pacific Northwest. They need clean water, plenty of salmon, and reduced underwater noise in order to thrive. The Seattle Aquarium and our partners are working to help protect these amazing creatures. Come visit us at the Seattle Aquarium to learn more.
The Southern Resident orca population is dynamic and the number of individuals in the three pods changes over time. The Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island conducts annual surveys of the orca population; visit their website at whaleresearch.com for the most up-to-date information.