Photo Credit: Graeme Ellis

NEWS: Minkes on the Move

Dec 10, 2014

The elusive minke whale is a marine mammal that is shrouded in mystery. For a baleen whale it is relatively small and quick, and the species is seldom spotted in B.C.’s eastern North Pacific waters. As a result of these evasive maneuvers, there is much about this species that we do not know. But, thanks to a long standing photo identification study started in 2005 by the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS), in collaboration with many researchers based on the British Columbian and Washington coasts, an important piece of the minke puzzle has recently been solved.


Wild Whales is the home of the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network, a conservation and research program of the Vancouver Aquarium, in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). We collect sightings of all cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and sea turtles from British Columbia and surrounding waters. Have you seen one? We'd like to know!

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If you live on B.C.'s coast and spend time on the water, we are available to give a special Wild Whales presentation for your school, nature group, professional organization or festival. Email us for more information or to book a presentation!