What is the best way to track the behaviors of marine life? We’ll bet ‘canines’ isn’t the first answer that comes to mind. But that’s exactly what a program called CK-9 Orca Skat has implemented through The University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology.
Author: Prince of Whales Whale Watching
Whether you’ve been on an eco-tour of the Salish Sea with the Prince of Whales Whale Watching or you’ve browsed through some of the stunning imagery on our social media channels, it’s likely you’ve seen the ethereal beauty of the Race Rock Ecological Reserve.
Victoria, one of the West Coast’s oldest cities, was given its moniker after the long-reigning Queen Victoria of Great Britain.
It was a bright, cloudless day in early April and we were seated on the sun-drenched deck of the Prince of Whales Whale Watching’s stunning, 95 passenger Salish Sea Dream catamaran. Elspeth McGillivray, the daughter of this Victoria-staple company’s owner, Alan, was here to speak with us about growing up under her entrepreneurial father, and to offer her own insight into the ever-evolving operations behind this family-owned, eco-adventure business.
Taking a bold environmental stance in response to the ever-expanding conservation research, the City of Vancouver has announced a ban on plastic straws. This proclamation comes in lockstep with World Oceans Day, a global awareness day with an annually rotating theme. In 2018, that theme is the accumulation of plastic in our big blue.
The Pacific Northwest is known for the ethereal beauty of its great outdoors. The abrupt summits and serene waters intersect with hues of luminous greens and deep blues––of the like to inspire one of the great artists of our time: Emily Carr. However, unlike the equally stunning landscapes of far-flung regions like Madagascar, the Congo, or Costa Rica, our wildlife get less of the global limelight.
Marine Conservation. Ecology Preservation. Sometimes it’s difficult to see these words as more than mere catchphrases. But we’ve grown to believe in the genuine meaning behind them. When your days are spent on the water, you not only develop a relationship with the life below you, but a love for the environment that encompasses that marine life.
Prince of Whales Whale Watching is constantly searching for ways to update its vessels and lead in innovation. Its newest in-operation vessel, the Salish Sea Dream was fitted with jets in place of props to propel it on the water safely and efficiently.
As the legend goes, John Wayne used to venture to this beautiful island with his Seattle-based hunting pals to stalk ‘wild’ big game on their newly claimed geographic spoil. Many say that giraffe, tigers, and kangaroos were brought to the island by these adventurists as they sought to create an exotic land that was near to home.
As the first month of the 2018 Prince of Whales Whale Watching season entered into full force, excitement was abuzz around the office. Sperm Whales haven’t been spotted in B.C.’s coastal waters since 1984, but rumours had surfaced that one was cruising in the Johnstone Strait.