Canada Whales

The Vancouver Aquarium Is Swimming In 'Alternative Facts'

Jeff Matthews | Posted 05.26.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

If the Vancouver Aquarium is willing to leave marine mammals to die on beaches only because they are no longer allowed to put them on display and taught tricks in Stanley Park, one has to wonder about the real motivations of their leadership.

The Sun Is Setting On Whale And Dolphin Captivity In Canada

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 05.16.2017 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

As Bill S-203 winds its way through the Senate, let's show this cruel industry that using cetaceans for entertainment and profit is an abhorrent practice that Canadians no longer support. If passed, this bill would ban the import, export, display and captive breeding of cetaceans -- protections that these animals desperately need.

We Need To Listen To Science And End The Captivity Of Marine Mammals

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Politics
Barbara Cartwright

The world's scientists vehemently condemn the captivity of whales, dolphins and porpoises, and it's time that we listened to them. Twenty marine mammal biologists from around the world recently signed a collective letter in support of the goals of Bill S-203, which would outlaw the practice of keeping these animals in captivity in Canada.

Oldest Orca In B.C. Pod Presumed Dead

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada British Columbia

Her pod now contains just 24 members.

Vancouver Aquarium's Case For Captive Whales Flounders

Jeff Matthews | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

Unable to pinpoint a specific cause for the deaths of their last two remaining belugas, the Vancouver Aquarium was left to speculate. And speculate they did, deftly pointing their finger at the critics of whale captivity that have been an ever-present thorn in their side. Ask yourself: Are these the actions one expects from a world-class science-based conservation charity? Or are they the public relations tactics more typical of people with something to hide?

Beluga Whale Dies At Vancouver Aquarium

CP | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Aurora was named after the northern lights.

Let's Stand With Clyde River Inuit And Stop Seismic Blasts In The Arctic

David Suzuki | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

To prevent the destruction of their hunting grounds, the remote hamlet of Clyde River in Nunavut and the Nammautaq Hunters and Trappers Organization appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, which agreed to hear the case later this year. This case is in an isolated region. But the threat of massive development in yet another traditional territory is not an isolated case.

SeaWorld Sponsors Oceans Day To Control The Narrative Of Conservation

Laura Bridgeman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Impact
Laura Bridgeman

Oceans Day wants to "change perspectives" and encourages people to think about "what [the ocean] has to offer all of us" as human beings. This blatantly anthropocentric messaging shouldn't be surprising, given that SeaWorld and other corporate users of the oceans are sponsors of Oceans Day.

Let's Stop Making Earth Day About Us

Laura Bridgeman | Posted 04.23.2017 | Canada Living
Laura Bridgeman

To help us accomplish this evolution, we ought to look to those who helped ignite the environmental movement in the first place -- the whales. Their troubled past shows us how we have erred, and their continued friendly overtures towards our kind offers valuable insights into how we might shape the future differently.

How Close Did B.C. Couple Get To Humpback? THIS CLOSE

The Huffington Post Canada | Bria John | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Just incredible.

4 Ways To Keep Beluga Whales Swimming Wild And Free

WWF-Canada | Posted 01.08.2017 | Canada Impact

The government of Manitoba released today its first provincial plan to protect beluga habitat in Western Hudson Bay. This population's status is currently listed as being of special concern and today we issued this statement of support. Belugas are a priority species for WWF-Canada.

B.C. Humpback Whale Is SOOOO CLOSE

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It was one of the most exhilarating moments of my life," said a photographer.

You Can Get Text Messages From B.C. Orcas (Sort Of)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

New live cams bring you into the incredible world of orcas.

Hey Look! Baby (Whale) Pics!

CP | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The new calf is the fifth baby since December to be born to the endangered population of killer whales that spend time in B.C waters.

Injured Killer Whale Likely Hit By Boat Propeller

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The orca will likely heal but biologists say it could have been much worse.

Humpback Whale Gets THIS Close To B.C. Couple

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"We will never forget it."

This Is A High-Tech Whale Hunt We Can Get Behind

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada

HALIFAX - Scientists are preparing to deploy an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry into the Atlantic Ocean to try to track down one of nature's biggest, bu...

3rd Tangled Whale This Week Runs Into Trouble In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"If it continues at this pace, we'll be seeing above-average numbers real quick."

► 'Hog-Tied' Whale Rescued Off B.C. Coast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"This animal was in dire straits."

Killer Whales In Vancouver Have Perfect Timing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Hai there!

We Must Protect Our Beloved Beluga Whales

David R. Miller | Posted 06.05.2016 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

The beluga is primarily known as an Arctic species, where it spends most of its time among the sea ice. As with many Arctic sea ice dependent species, beluga whales are affected by the loss of sea ice caused by climate change. They are being forced to adapt to the changing ecological system.

Humpback Blows Phone Off Tourist's Selfie Stick

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The group waved at the whale — and she waved back.

Dead Whale Hit By Cruise Ship Floats Into Vancouver Harbour

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"When it docked, a whale that had apparently been draped over the bulbous bow of the ship floated off."

'Bungee Cord' Nerve Allows Whales To OPEN WIDE To Feed

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"It stretches more than double its length. For a nerve it is absolutely remarkable."

Oh Hai, Killer Whales!

Andree Lau | The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A TV news cameraman had the best view from a helicopter.