Two of British Columbia's most iconic species, chinook salmon and southern resident killer whales, are in trouble. The whale depends on the salmon for survival. Is it time to manage chinook fisheries...
Her pod now contains just 24 members.
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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.
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.
Orcas aren't always this ... chase-y.
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The new calf is the fifth baby since December to be born to the endangered population of killer whales that spend time in B.C waters.
B.C.'s southern resident orca population has welcomed a new addition!
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Nothing to see here, folks.
Ain't no party like an orca party, 'cause an orca party don't stop!
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.