NEWS: Killer Whale Culture: From Matrilines to Mating Rituals

Jul 23, 2015

With the recent flux of summer killer whale sightings in B.C., I’ve received the question on a few occasions: why do we always see killer whales travelling in groups? Are these breeding groups, families, or just random congregations of whales that happen to be at the same place at the same time? After humans, killer […]


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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