Killer Whales

Final Federal Killer Whale Action Plan Still Short On 'Action'

Ecojustice | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada British Columbia

Long overdue, the federal Action Plan fails to outline actions that will ensure endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales are protected from major threats to their survival. Killer whales are an indicator species, meaning that when we have a healthy population we likely have a healthy ocean.

Report Exposing Trans Mountain Pipeline Risks Is Fatally Flawed

Blair King | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

I am not saying that the TMX must go forward. I have serious reservations about the project. However, I believe we need a fair debate on the topic and fair debates must rely on demonstrably sound evidence.

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.

B.C. Boat Captain Saves Swimming Deer From Killer Whales

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The buck was heading straight toward four orcas.

Time Is Running Out For British Columbia's Killer Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

It has been 14 years since Southern Resident killer whales were listed as endangered under Canada's Species at Risk Act. Today, less than 85 of these whales remain. Despite their legal obligation to act, the federal government has failed to take measures to further recovery of the Southern Residents. As one of Canada's most endangered group of animals, actions for their survival cannot wait any longer.

National Energy Board Fails Killer Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

The enduring threat of loud tankers and the additional possibility of an oil spill place killer whales in untenable and unacceptable peril. Even if the probability of a large oil spill is low, the consequence of such an event is potentially catastrophic.

Shipping Increases Could Spell Catastrophe For Salish Sea

Chris Genovali | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Impact
Chris Genovali

Canadian and U.S. oil spill experts recognize that predicted increases in vessel traffic in the Salish Sea increase the probability of an oil spill and intensify vessel disturbance in an ecosystem already confronting myriad pressures.

SeaWorld Says It Will Stop Breeding Killer Whales

CP | Freida Frisaro, The Associated Press | Posted 03.18.2017 | Canada Business

Enters into partnership with Humane Society of the United States

Rejection Of National Academy Study Shortchanges The Salish Sea

Chris Genovali | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

The Salish Sea is seen as a desirable place by fossil fuel exporters to ship non-renewable, and typically dangerous, hydrocarbons to foreign markets. The proposed tanker route overlays much of the critical habitat of the Salish Sea's endangered southern resident killer whales.

Killer Whale Baby Boom In B.C. Is Still Going Strong!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia


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.

BABY #5!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s southern resident orca population has welcomed a new addition!

'Hold On Tight!': Kayakers Surrounded By Killer Whale Pod Near B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"This is the REAL SeaWorld."

Smarty-Pants Seal Hops On Boat To Escape B.C. Killer Whales

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Nothing to see here, folks.

Dozens Of Orcas Frolic Off B.C.'s West Coast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Ain't no party like an orca party, 'cause an orca party don't stop!

We Can Still Save Killer Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 07.24.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

If we want to save more than memories of southern resident killer whales, we have to act now. This might include restricting the numbers and routes of vessels that travel through their critical habitat and cleaning up polluted waters while preventing additional contamination from new pollutants.

Baby Orca Has A Grand Time Off The B.C. Coast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia



CBC | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Gary and Karoline Cullen get closer to orcas in the wild than almost anyone else in Canada. But whereas most brushes with B.C.'s famed creatures ...

Trouble Could Be Brewing for B.C.'s Endangered Killer Whales

Ecojustice | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Two years ago, Ecojustice and our clients celebrated a landmark win for protection of B.C.'s iconic killer whales under the Species at Risk Act. And while there have been some recent signs that these populations may be on the long road to recovery, proposed projects like the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and now the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion pose new threats to their survival.

Our Body of Scientific Evidence Against Trans Mountain

Chris Genovali | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

The recent English Bay spill in Vancouver and the current oil spill disaster in Santa Barbara, California have given a heightened sense of urgency to Raincoast's 500 hundred pages of scientific evidence on the threats Trans Mountain poses to the Salish Sea and its wildlife.

► Fishermen Understandably Freak Out After Killer Whales Swim Under Their Boat

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia



CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A fourth baby has been born to an endangered population of killer whales found off the B.C. coast.

This May Be The End Of Killer Whales In Captivity In Ontario

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Politics

After many years of protests by advocate groups and animal lovers, the Government of Ontario is attempting to end the acquisition and breeding of orca...

WATCH: This Is How Fast Killer Whales Attack In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The video was shot from a kayak near Hornby Island, B.C.

Baby Boom As 3rd Calf Spotted Among Endangered Orcas

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

There are now 80 southern resident orcas in the waters of B.C. and Washington state.