Wild Whales News

How to Choose an Ethical Whale Watching Company

How to Choose an Ethical Whale Watching Company

People often ask us at the Marine Mammal Research Program at Ocean Wise how to choose an ethical whale watching company. They’ve heard about the emotional reaction many people have when they see a whale for the first time. They know that the scenery in British...

Introducing our “Killer” New Website!

Introducing our “Killer” New Website!

We are excited to announce that the new Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program website has just been launched.  Not only can you adopt a wild killer whale to support our conservation-based research, but it's also a great source of information if you are interested in...

A Whale of a Season – Part 2

A Whale of a Season – Part 2

By: Ocean Wise, Marine Mammal Research  Ocean Wise’s Marine Mammal Research Photogrammetry Team embarked on their second research trip of the year last month – this time off northeast Vancouver Island (if you haven’t already, be sure to check out their central coast...

A Whale of a Season – Part 1

A Whale of a Season – Part 1

By: Ocean Wise, Marine Mammal Research  Returning from the pilot season of its drone-based killer whale study along the central coast of British Columbia, Ocean Wise’s Marine Mammal Research team marked the sixth year of its photogrammetry project, documenting the...

Unusual Grey Whale Mortality Event

Unusual Grey Whale Mortality Event

(Photo Credit: Sarah Maria Curran) Grey Whale in San Francisco Bay Written by Olga Mosca - North Coast Cetacean Research Initiative - Research Assistant   Eastern Pacific Grey Whales are a large and slow-moving species of baleen whale that are found all along the...

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

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...