Intelligent, vocal and highly sociable, the orca is a charismatic species that has probably the largest geographic distribution of any species (after humans). Orcas live in all latitudes, in all oceans, from the Arctic Ocean to Antarctica. With its well-known tall dorsal fin and characteristic black and white color pattern, the killer whale has been known to coastal peoples for thousands of years and is one of the more recognizable species today.
How Your Adoption Helps Protect Orcas: Oceana campaigns to protect orcas from starvation and oil pollution. The critically endangered Southern Resident orca population is at risk of extinction, largely because of a lack of its preferred prey. Oceana is campaigning to protect and restore these treasured orcas. All donations go toward making our world's oceans healthier and safer, for generations to come.