A Whale of a Season – Part 1

Returning from the pilot season of its drone-based killer whale study along the central coast of British Columbia, Ocean Wise’s Marine Mammal Research team marked the sixth year of its photogrammetry project, ...

Celebrating a Herculean Rescue to Save a Life

Ten years ago, Springer (A73), an orphaned killer whale from Canada, brought together scientists, government officials, advocacy groups, and concerned citizens in a dramatic and moving rescue effort. Last even...

Sharing Knowledge With Marine Mammal Biologists

By Guest Blogger Cara Lachmuth From November 27 to December 2, the town of Tampa, Florida became host to a throng of marine mammal biologists attending the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine M...

Place Something Wild Under the Tree

For the person on your list who has everything, consider a truly unique gift: a whale adoption! Funding research that benefits wild killer whales is a great way to love and help protect these magnificent creat...
article placeholder

Central Coast Observations

The best perk of my job as the Vancouver’s Aquarium’s senior marine mammal research scientist is spending two or three months every year studying killer whales in remote areas along the BC and Alaska coastl...
article placeholder

Whale Update

Northern Residents The residents are back in town!  Only a few matrilines have been seen regularly in the Queen Charlotte Sound and Johnstone Strait area but other matrilines have been seen along the remot...