Wild Whales News

A Bird’s Eye View: Using Drones to Study Killer Whales

This week on Ocean.org, learn how drone research at Ocean Wise's Coastal Ocean Research Institute is aiding efforts to save the Southern Resident population from extinction.  Watch the video HERE! Ocean Wise researchers, in partnership with NOAA's Southwest Fisheries...

Whales Need Beach Days Too!

Article By Kathryn Gibb, volunteer blogger with the BC Cetacean Sightings Network.  With summer upon us, we’ve traded in our flannel blankets for beach towels. Everyone loves a day at the beach: lather on the sunscreen, find a spot on the sand, and enjoy a...

The Great Humpback Migration

By this time of the year, many humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) have already started their impressively long migration south.  Those from the northern hemisphere travel from their summer feeding areas in temperate-cold waters to breed for the winter in...

2017: A Year in Review

In 2017 so far, the BC Cetacean Sightings Network has received sightings from over 6,000 volunteer observers. 2017 was the ‘Year of the Humpback’; 45% of all sightings reported this year were of humpback whales.  Researchers at the North Coast Cetacean Research...