© Vancouver Aquarium, NOAA Fisheries. Taken by UAV from above 90 feet under Fisheries and Oceans Canada research permit and Transport Canada flight authorization.

NEWS: MEASURING KILLER WHALES FROM THE AIR

Aug 17, 2016

Vancouver Aquarium’s Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, and his colleagues Dr. John Durban and Dr. Holly Fearnback, are leading the way on novel insights into the health of killer whales in British Columbia. The team are using drones to take photos of them from above. These aerial images give us a whole new perspective and allow scientists to determine how healthy the population is.

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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!

EVENTS Invite Wild Whales to Your Event!

Wild Whales Events

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!

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