Whales’ massive size, incomparable intelligence, curiosity, and sociability make us want to connect with them, and we are thrilled by the mystery of what a whale does beneath the ocean’s surface. But we did not always look at whales with interest and admiration, and only recently have we started valuing them as part of an… Read more »
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One way to help maintain healthy oceans is by simply reading the ingredient list on cosmetics and soaps. Any time we wash our hands or take a shower, every product we’ve used throughout the day washes down the drain and into the ocean. It may be easy to dismiss an item like soap or… Read more »
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From warming oceans, to acidification, to declining fish populations, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed about the state of the marine environment. Many of us want to do our part to conserve and protect the seas but might not know where to start. Luckily, even considerations in your day-to-day purchases can make a difference. Seafood… Read more »
Center for Whale Research The Center for Whale Research is responsible for the longest ongoing marine mammal monitoring project in the world. This organization is going on 44 years of research in the Pacific Northwest. Its biggest focus is the endangered southern resident killer whale population, which their staff and volunteers monitor from boat and… Read more »
Killer whales are found all over the world and live in communities that are totally separate from one another. These ten distinct populations are referred to as “ecotypes”, with five types residing in each hemisphere. This week we will explore the five ecotypes that call the Northern Hemisphere home! Here in the Salish Sea we… Read more »
Killer whales are found all over the world, from the Antarctic to Alaska and New Zealand to Russia. They live in communities that are totally separate from one another, which means Alaskan orca are not hanging out with their Kiwi relatives. Despite this separation, killer whales around the world are still considered to be part… Read more »
Encountering animals in their natural habitat is an incredible and unforgettable experience, but a responsible and worthwhile wildlife tour must be about more than the photo ops. How can you ensure that the experience you’re paying for is a responsible choice for you, the animals, and the environment? Here are a few tips on what… Read more »
One of the Earth’s most mysterious forests is growing below sea level. Kelp forests are the foundation of diverse and unique marine ecosystems around the world. Despite their importance, many people don’t have a full understanding of these undersea trees. While there are many types of seaweed around British Columbia, one of the most noticeable… Read more »
Salmon are an iconic species group in the Pacific northwest. They act as both predator and prey, and their presence is vital to many species, most notably, the endangered southern resident orca. Pacific salmon make up 90% of the diet of a southern resident orca (80% of which is Chinook), and the protection of the… Read more »