Wild Whales News

A killer debate

Politics of killer whale conservation

In November 2012, the US National Marine Fisheries Service served …

What’s in a name?

Over the last month there has been much buzz in the media about “Bigg’s” killer …

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...