Bc Whales

Baby Boom As 3rd Calf Spotted Among Endangered Orcas

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

There are now 80 southern resident orcas in the waters of B.C. and Washington state.

LOOK: 2nd Baby Orca Born To Endangered Pod Off B.C. Coast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The birth brings the population of the endangered orcas to 79 in the waters of B.C. and Washington state.

B.C. Orcas Feel GOOOOD Rubbing Themselves At Beach

CBC | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

An amateur videographer has captured rare footage of northern resident orcas rubbing themselves at a beach in B.C.'s Discovery Islands near Cam...

Grandmother Acted As Midwife During Orca's Delivery: Scientists

CP | Cara McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Scientists were fairly certain that a matron killer whale from an endangered pod off British Columbia's coast had given birth to the newes...

LOOK: Endangered Orca Pod Has A New Baby!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 01.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

An endangered killer whale pod has welcomed a new member into its family, the Center for Whale Research confirmed Tuesday. J16 gave birth to the ca...

Teeth Stolen From Dead, Pregnant Orca In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Someone cut off several teeth from an endangered orca as she lay dead on a Vancouver Island beach, awaiting a necropsy by scientists. The decea...

WATCH: False Killer Whale Doesn't Need An Umbrella, Ella, Ella

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Raindrops keep falling on his head, and Chester the false killer whale loves it. A new video of the rare cetacean, who was rescued in critical cond...

B.C. Humpback Whale Injured, Tangled In Rope

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. researchers are looking for a young humpback whale who is injured and may still be tangled in rope. A team with the Pacific Region Fisheries a...

WATCH: Dozens Of B.C. Whales Leave Boaters Gasping

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Whale encounters aren't rare in British Columbia, but it's not often that you see so many, so close. A lucky group of whale watchers in Prince Rup...

Whale Rarely Seen In B.C. Washes Ashore In Distress

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Staff at Vancouver Aquarium are working around the clock to try and save a rare cetacean known as a "false killer whale" that was found st...

West Coast Orcas Endangered By Triple Threat: Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Triple threats of pollution, vessel noise and the availability of food are making it hard for a group of orcas that live along the continen...

Attacks On Whale Science Send Shameful Message

Andrew Trites | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Trites

These non-governmental organizations have sent a very clear message to scientists -- those who provide factual information that counters the statements or beliefs of NGOs will be bullied and intimidated to silence our voices. This apparent disregard for truthfulness and scientific facts not only undermines the credibility of these NGOs, but also does a great disservice to other NGOs that respect and effectively use science to affect public policy.

WATCH: Douglas Coupland Listens To Whales

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

How important is sound to whales? About as important as sight is to humans, claims one marine science research and protection group. Oceans Initiat...

Farmers Want These Guys Off The Endangered Species List

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Farmers in California want killer whales that ply the waters between British Columbia and the U.S. to be removed from the endangered-speci...