Humpback 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.

Caribou, Humpbacks May Legally Stand In Way Of Pipeline: Lawsuit

Carol Linnitt | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

Not even a month has passed since the federally-appointed Joint Review Panel (JRP) released its official report recommending approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline, pending the fulfillment of 209 conditions. Yet already two separate suits have been filed against the integrity of the report, with groups requesting that the federal cabinet delay a final decision on the pipeline project until the Federal Court of Appeal can assess the complaints.

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...

Could Northern Gateway Threaten Humpback Whales?

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The number of humpback whales on the northern coast of British Columbia nearly doubled in eight years, but possible oil spills could serio...

WATCH: Divers Narrowly Escape Being SWALLOWED

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada

A pair of divers off the coast of central California seem to have narrowly avoided slipping down the gaping maws of humpback whales. While the gent...