NEWS: Oil and whales don’t mix

Apr 27, 2015

When at least 2,700 litres of oil poured out of the grain carrier MV Marathassa anchored in English Bay on April 8, British Columbians were shocked. Luckily, to date there has been no indication that any marine mammals were impacted by the event, but an interaction between threatened Bigg’s killer whales and oil may have been closer than many realized.


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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