Lance Barrett-Lennard

NEWS: Finding the Fin Whales

Mar 16, 2017

In B.C. waters, there is a whale that can power through the ocean with bursts of speed up to 46 kilometres an hour, take in up to 70 tonnes of sea water with a single gulp, and is the second largest animal on earth. This is the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) – and after a […]


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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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!