Canada Orcas

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!

The Inside Story Behind A Remarkable Orca Rescue

WWF-Canada | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia
WWF-Canada

As we motored in closer, the first thing I heard was the heart-wrenching sound of an orca that was clearly in distress. Her vocalizations echoed across the small bay, an alarming deep and rounded cry that flattened into a squealing moan.

We Can Still Save Killer Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 07.27.2015 | 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

WHEE!

BABY BOOM

CBC | Posted 07.08.2015 | 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 creat...

Killer Whales In Vancouver Have Perfect Timing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Hai there!

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

Ecojustice | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ecojustice

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.

► 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

"IT'S RIGHT THERE."

OH, BABY! ❤

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.

Oh Hai, Killer Whales!

Andree Lau | The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A TV news cameraman had the best view from a helicopter.

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.

B.C. Orcas Feel GOOOOD Rubbing Themselves At Beach

CBC | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

An amateur videographer has captured rare footage of northern resident orcas rubbing themselves at a beach in B.C.'s Discovery Islands near Cam...

Let's Have Peace On Earth For Endangered Killer Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

After more than a decade of waiting, the Southern Residents are no better off now than when they were listed as endangered 15 years ago. Federal fisheries managers appear unwilling to address the availability of Chinook salmon, an essential food for whales, lest they rile interests in the sports and commercial fishing sectors.

Teeth Stolen From Dead, Pregnant Orca In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Someone cut off several teeth from an endangered orca as she lay dead on a Vancouver Island beach, awaiting a necropsy by scientists. The decea...

Killer Whale's Family Cries As Orca Tangled In Net

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A whale-watching boat tour near Port Hardy, B.C. ran into quite a sight as a young killer whale struggled to get free of a fishermen's net, while ...

West Coast Orcas Endangered By Triple Threat: Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2014 | 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...

There's No "Action" in the Killer Whale Action Plan

Ecojustice | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ecojustice

It seems that the federal government decided to leave the "action" out of its killer whale draft action plan. The result is a vague, disappointing plan that is legally and scientifically inadequate to meet four key recovery outcomes.

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.

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.

Whales Don't Rely On Vision To Hunt?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - In the killer whale world, a noisy seal makes a fine meal, says new research into the hunting practices of transient orcas off the Pacific...

Enbridge Is No Friend Of Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Janet loves the orcas. At least that's what Enbridge would've had us believe in their now aborted Northern Gateway ads that featured the company's Vice President Janet Holder touting how safe oil tankers are for British Columbia's killer whales. Unfortunately, Janet must not remember what happened to killer whales 24 years ago after the Exxon Valdez grounded on Bligh Reef, or she wouldn't be willing to potentially subject animals she allegedly adores to miserable deaths like those suffered by Alaska's whales.

WATCH: Whale Music Fades In B.C.

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - There have been some puzzling changes in the behaviour of northern resident killer whales that live off the north-central coast of British...