Ken Balcomb

NEWS: Researchers ask public to help find deceased killer whale

Nov 3, 2016

Researchers are calling on the public to help locate the carcass of a recently deceased killer whale, who went by the scientific designation J28. Her young son, J54, is also missing and is presumed to be deceased. If you are on or near the water in the Strait of Juan de Fuca area please keep a lookout, particularly along shorelines, for these two individuals. If you see either please alert the B.C. Marine Mammal Response Network at 1.800.465.4336 as soon as possible. Click the link above to learn more.


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!