Canada Whales

B.C. Humpback Whale Is SOOOO CLOSE

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It was one of the most exhilarating moments of my life," said a photographer.

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.

Hey Look! Baby (Whale) Pics!

CP | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia

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.

Injured Killer Whale Likely Hit By Boat Propeller

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The orca will likely heal but biologists say it could have been much worse.

Humpback Whale Gets THIS Close To B.C. Couple

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"We will never forget it."

This Is A High-Tech Whale Hunt We Can Get Behind

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada

HALIFAX - Scientists are preparing to deploy an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry into the Atlantic Ocean to try to track down one of nature's biggest, bu...

3rd Tangled Whale This Week Runs Into Trouble In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"If it continues at this pace, we'll be seeing above-average numbers real quick."

► 'Hog-Tied' Whale Rescued Off B.C. Coast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"This animal was in dire straits."

Killer Whales In Vancouver Have Perfect Timing

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

Hai there!

We Must Protect Our Beloved Beluga Whales

David R. Miller | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

The beluga is primarily known as an Arctic species, where it spends most of its time among the sea ice. As with many Arctic sea ice dependent species, beluga whales are affected by the loss of sea ice caused by climate change. They are being forced to adapt to the changing ecological system.

Humpback Blows Phone Off Tourist's Selfie Stick

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The group waved at the whale — and she waved back.

Dead Whale Hit By Cruise Ship Floats Into Vancouver Harbour

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"When it docked, a whale that had apparently been draped over the bulbous bow of the ship floated off."

'Bungee Cord' Nerve Allows Whales To OPEN WIDE To Feed

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It stretches more than double its length. For a nerve it is absolutely remarkable."

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.

LOOK: 2nd Baby Orca Born To Endangered Pod Off B.C. Coast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The birth brings the population of the endangered orcas to 79 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...

Dead Orca Found Off B.C. Coast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The body of J32, nicknamed Rhapsody, was found this week off the B.C. coast. (Photo: Bates Beach Resort) An endangered killer whale found dead ne...

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...

B.C. Humpback Whale Injured, Tangled In Rope

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. researchers are looking for a young humpback whale who is injured and may still be tangled in rope. A team with the Pacific Region Fisheries a...

LOOK: B.C. Killer Whales From A Whole New Angle

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

For the first time, drones have been used in killer whale research, giving scientists in B.C. a clearer picture of the mammals' health and development...

WATCH: Dozens Of B.C. Whales Leave Boaters Gasping

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Whale encounters aren't rare in British Columbia, but it's not often that you see so many, so close. A lucky group of whale watchers in Prince Rup...

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 ...