Canada Dolphins

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.

Whale, Dolphins Die After Being Trapped In Thick Ice Near St. John's

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada

About 25 people were involved in the rescue effort.

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.

Dolphins Recorded Talking To Each Other (Likely About The Weather)

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada

"Essentially, this exchange resembles a conversation between two people."

Ocean Tales: Making Dolphin Connections

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

At Hawks Cay Resort on the island of Duck Key in Florida, people are not only drawn to this vacation spot for sun and relaxation, they come to interact with marine life as well. The resort property hosts a conservation area called Dolphin Connection.

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 Our Cultural Narcissism Is Killing The Planet

Laura Bridgeman | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Living
Laura Bridgeman

Some say that the selfie is the epitome of individual narcissism. The rise in selfie popularity seems to align with the trajectory of Western anthropocentrism, as both climb to a fevered pitch. Gone are the days when people were content to take photos where the landscape or other animals were the central features; now, humans are often centered in these shots, as though the scenes would be meaningless without a human face. The world increasingly exists as a mere backdrop for the comings and goings of Westernized humanity.

Endangered Dolphin Dies After Being Passed Around For Photos

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada

The Franciscana is one of the world’s smallest dolphins.

Vancouver Aquarium Whales, Dolphins Just Can't Catch A Break

Jeff Matthews | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

The whales and dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium just can't seem to catch a break. Even the city's new bylaw that bans breeding and introduces new, independent public oversight of the Stanley Park attraction won't offer much relief for the captive cetaceans. Because, as it turns out, there never was a bylaw after all.

Vancouver Aquarium's Political Gaming Is Legal, But Is It Ethical?

Jeff Matthews | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

It is an odd Vancouver tradition that each municipal election brings with it a debate over the fate of the whales and dolphins in Stanley Park. Recent history suggests this is because the Vancouver Aquarium is gaming the system.

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...

'When These Guys Turn Up, They Really Put On A Show'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Whale-watching boats are reporting a boom in rare sightings of Pacific white-sided dolphins off the coast of Vancouver Island and the San Juan Islands...

Dolphin Teachers and Pod Classrooms: Why Two Fins are Better than One

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada
Dr. Shimi Kang

Ninety Four percent of employers agree that collaboration is an imperative skill for 21st century job success for new graduates. Even though social bo...

Vancouver Aquarium's SeaWorld Connection

Sandy Garossino | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Just what is Vancouver Aquarium's relationship to SeaWorld's beluga program? Funny you should ask. It turns out that Vancouver Aquarium owns nine belugas, but only two actually live here. Seven others either live or were born at SeaWorld, a self-described theme park and entertainment corporation.

Whales, Dolphins Can Stay At Vancouver Aquarium, But..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - New restrictions adopted by Vancouver's park board mean only threatened species of whales and dolphins will soon be bred at the city's aqu...

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 ...

Big Oil vs. Beautiful Orca: Which Side Are You On?

Ben West | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ben West

Everyone in the Vancouver area was thrilled to see or hear about the pods of dolphins and orcas showing up in English Bay and False Creek this past weekend. Probably the only people not happy about it were the folks at the massive Texas-based energy corporation Kinder Morgan.

WATCH: Hundreds Of Dolphins Surprise Rescue Boat

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Volunteers with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue in West Vancouver are used to seeing porpoises and the odd whale or two when they're out t...

Five Things Kids (And Parents) Can Learn From Microsoft's New CEO

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
Dr. Shimi Kang

Microsoft, a company worth more than $19 billion that employs over 10,000 staff globally, has only had three CEOs in its 38-year history. After 14 yea...

ANOTHER Dolphin Superpod

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

More than 1,000 Pacific white-sided dolphins have been filmed swimming in B.C.'s Haro Strait, less than a week after a similar sighting off the provin...

Rock n' Roll, Fine Dining, and Grizzly Bears -- All In One Weekend | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Travel

Three of's dedicated explorers packed in as much as they could to enjoy the final days of summer and usher in autumn in Canada. Using the divide-and-conquer strategy, we spread out to cover and capture some unique and wonderful Canadian experiences. Here's a recap of outings made by our team on Saturday, September 21.

HOAX: Attack Dolphins On The Loose!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada

UPDATE: It seems that the too-weird-to-be-true story about trained attack dolphins was in fact too crazy to be true. The Atlantic has posted an update...

Check Out These Bomb-Detecting Dolphins

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

OTTAWA - Canadian soldiers got an up-close look at bomb-detecting dolphins during a military training exercise with the Americans off the coast of Bri...