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Clint and the ice in the fiord that has been a challenge in this year's narwhal tagging research. Clint and the ice in the fiord that has been a challenge in this year's narwhal tagging research.

Narwhal Research 2015: Over for Another Year

It has been another year without narwhals. Despite occasional sightings, we did not catch and tag any. Perhaps there are enough for the locals to hunt but not enough to predictably track and study, although in our three years here, the local hunters have also taken very few animals. The ice was a major challenge this year, moving back and forth on the tides and continuing to seep into the fiord from open waters. EveryContinue Reading: Narwhal Research 2015: Over for Another Year

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Whale Watching on The Whale Trail

Recently, the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network received some very exciting reports of whales, including large groups of killer whales in Active Pass, a breaching humpback whale in Howe Sound, and a wandering grey whale that found its way along theContinue Reading: Whale Watching on The Whale Trail

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Leading the Way to Cleaner Shorelines With Girl Guides

From Port Hardy B.C. all the way to St. John’s N.L., Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada participated in a fantastic learning experience, a beautiful day outside and a unique leadership opportunity this past spring, all in the name ofContinue Reading: Leading the Way to Cleaner Shorelines With Girl Guides

Arctic research and science with Vancouver Aquarium

Diving in the Arctic 2015: Last Days in Cambridge Bay

Our last dive day in Cambridge Bay, and we finally got out with John, our now-rested guide and boat driver. His boat, Ugyuk, (bearded seal, in Inuktitut) is a roomy and solidly built aluminum work boat, perfectly suited for localContinue Reading: Diving in the Arctic 2015: Last Days in Cambridge Bay

Yes, it's real.

Staring Contest: Human vs. Caiman

“Are they real?” is a question Jennifer D., assistant manager of Interpretive Delivery, hears often beside the yacare caiman exhibit in the Graham Amazon Gallery. After all, the crocodilians in front of them don’t move, they don’t even blink inContinue Reading: Staring Contest: Human vs. Caiman