Jamie Franklin

NEWS: Humpback whale ‘Cassiopeia’ hangs out in Howe Sound

Oct 8, 2014

Over the past few weeks, the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network has received many excited reports from boaters and residents in and around Howe Sound of humpback whales in the area. Thanks to a photo by Jamie Franklin, and the identification work by our colleagues at the Marine Education and Research Society, we’ve learned that at least some of these sightings are of a whale known as ‘Cassiopeia’!


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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