killer whales

Robson Bight, B.C. part of Stephen Wilkes' "Day to Night" series (Stephen Wilkes)

Aye, there’s the rub

Killer whales are drawn to a part of northeast Vancouver Island, where they engage in a strange activity—’beach rubbing’
An anti-oil tanker sign is pictured near a demonstration against the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, British Columbia

Justin Trudeau’s B.C. blunder

There are risks to a Burnaby pipeline that Trudeau is underestimating: dead whales and Clayoquot 2.0. And they will cost him in 2019.
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Killer whales in captivity: An idea whose time has passed?

As attitudes change, it may be time for public pressure to change its focus from captive killer whales to wild ones
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Studies say: don’t worry, be happy—when expecting

Our semi-regular roundup of findings from the world of academia
In the company of whales

In the company of whales

Sperm whales have distinct dialects, complex relationships and a set of traditions passed down between generations—what scientists are calling a ‘multicultural civilization’
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An ocean of poison

B.C.’s majestic killer whales are dying as their ocean home surrenders to the stress of pollution, global warming and carbonic acid