Killer whales off the coast of Vancouver

Getting the Killer Whale Call

On March 12, 2015, Tessa Danelesko, coordinator of the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network, and Bailey Eagan, research analyst with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Research Program, set off to find killer wh...
Wild Killer Whale Research at the Vancouver Aquarium

Ocean Pollution Success Stories

Ocean pollution is typically a bad news story which conjures images of PCB-laden killer whales, DDT-associated eggshell thinning in bald eagles, and concerns about seafood safety. While uncovering these scary s...
Killer Whale death

Death of a Killer Whale

Wildlife watchers on the B.C. coast were saddened when news came that J-32, also known as “Rhapsody,” a female member of the southern resident killer whale population, was found dead offshore from Vancouver Isl...
Vancouver Aquarium Killer Whale Research

Saving B.C.’s Killer Whales

“We need to save B.C.’s whales.”  That was the message Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, head of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre cetacean research program, delivered at Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon last We...

Living on an Island

Life on an island is something that most of us dream about. The beautiful beaches, relaxed lifestyle, and tight-knit community may be a welcome change from the fast-paced city life that many of us are used to. ...