Canada Whales

Canada Should Move Fast To Protect Endangered Whales

David R. Miller | Posted 04.03.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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.