Wild Whales News

Hearing in Baleen Whales Amplified

The underwater environment is a dark and murky place where animals must rely on their hearing in order to survive.  Many toothed whale (odontocete) species are highly vocal and use a complex variety of calls to communicate with one another.  They also employ...

Killer Whales – Not Always Black and White

On April 23 2012, researchers with the Far East Russia Project revealed that they had successfully filmed “Iceberg” the all-white, mature male killer whale in 2010 off the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula. According to researchers, Iceberg is believed to be at...

What to do when a marine mammal is in trouble?

Thanks to our dedicated observers, we receive thousands of live and healthy cetacean and sea turtle sightings each year.  But what do we do with reports of marine mammals that are sick, injured, dead, or entangled?  These types of sightings are reviewed by DFO.  DFO...

Two Sea Turtles Found In a Single Week!

Many people are not aware that sea turtles can be found in BC waters, but occasionally we do get visits from these ancient marine reptiles.  Giant leatherback sea turtles occur here naturally, but are critically endangered so very few people are lucky enough to spot...