Canada Whales

WATCH: Horrific Moment Caught On Tape After Whale Capsizes Boat

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada

Dale Frink is no stranger to animals but it looks like the wildlife photographer got a little too close for comfort to his subject on his last assignm...

WATCH: Woman's Reaction To Whales Is Pure Joy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Travel

Depending on who you ask, happiness might be a warm gun or a fish you can't catch. But ask Julie Rossman to show you what happiness looks like and you...

West Coast Orcas Endangered By Triple Threat: Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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.

Down-Listing Jeopardizes Humpback Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Most scientists would agree that humpbacks are "recovering," but few would agree they are "recovered." It is this issue that is causing the disagreement over whether the decision to down-list the B.C. population was premature, and not based on enough evidence of recovery within B.C.

Humpback Whales Are No Longer 'Threatened' and it Has Nothing to Do With Pipelines

Brett Favaro | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Brett Favaro

When the announcement was made that humpback whales would no longer be protected as a "threatened" species in Canada, the public was furious. To many, this represented positive proof that the federal government would do anything to promote the Northern Gateway pipeline -- including meddling with the protection of humpback whales to get them out of the way of development. Our government has a lot to answer for in the area of environmental management, but the outcry in this case is misguided.

LOOK: BABY WHALE Chillin'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Squee! A killer whale calf was seen in Vancouver Island's Race Rocks in photos taken by a marine mammal researcher. University of Victoria student ...

Removing Humpback From Threatened List A GOOD Thing: Scientists

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Biologists are defending the science behind the Canadian government's recent decision to downgrade North Pacific humpback whales from the "threatened"...

Canada Should Move Fast To Protect Endangered Whales

David R. Miller | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada
David R. Miller

In Canada, we have every reason to take an international leadership position on this issue. There are deep cultural connections between whales and our coastal communities -- and economic ones too. Whale watching has grown exponentially in recent decades, part of a global $2.1 billion (U.S.) industry.

WATCH: Killer Whales Attack Sea Lions

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Sea lions swam for their lives as a pod of killer whales chased them on B.C.'s North Coast in a new video uploaded to YouTube. The footage, posted ...

Dreading the End of Winter? Try a Trip to Antarctica!

Robert Waite | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Robert Waite

Do you view summer as a sweaty, boring waiting room on the long road to the next snowfall? Fear not. This fall head south -- way, way south! If you want to get an early start on winter, adding a month to your favorite season, head to Antarctica.

Wildlife Win in Court, But Lose on the Ground

David Suzuki | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Of 345 species at risk in Canada, more than 160 have waited far too long for recovery strategies. Thanks to a recent federal court decision, four luckier ones are finally getting overdue plans detailing steps needed to save and protect them. But court victories are just a start. It will take political will to ensure species and their habitats get the protection they need.

Humpbacks At Risk From Oil Spills

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - After a five-year delay, the federal government has published a final recovery strategy for humpback whales off the West Coast that recogn...

Who Knew? Whales Tan,Too

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Living

VANCOUVER - Some pale whales appear to tan in order to protect themselves from sunburn, says a new study.An international team of scientists took mito...

WATCH: Orcas Chase B.C. Surfers!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Surfers near Tofino, B.C., were sent running for dry land earlier this week when a pod of orcas got a little too close for comfort Tofino videograp...

Sonar and Whales Are a Deadly Mix

David Suzuki | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Human-caused noise pollution harms whales, leading to death, stranding, temporary and permanent hearing loss and hemorrhaging around the brain, ears and other tissues. Sonar used in naval training is a major cause of these debilitating and often deadly injuries to whales and other aquatic animals. With their sensitive hearing, marine mammals are particularly vulnerable.

WATCH: Closer Encounters Of the Whale Kind

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A group of fishermen in Vancouver Island near Tofino got more than an idyllic trip last month when they stopped their boat to watch a few humpback wha...

Energy Giant Applies for Massive Potential Liability

Chris Genovali | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada
Chris Genovali

Earlier this year, energy giant Kinder Morgan submitted an application to the National Energy Board to increase the capacity of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline. The implications of this expansion are enormous and the populace will be asked to bear the risks with virtually no public engagement.