Killer Whales

This illustration shows the paathways for bioaccumulation of microplastics (MPs) in marine mammalian food webs, indicating the feeding preferences and foraging strategies in marine mammals and potential microplastic exposure via prey. (Artwork supplied by Nastenka Alava Calle)

Researcher investigates accumulation of microplastics in B.C. whales

Initial results shows the biomagification is less than feared

 

An 18-year old male southern resident killer whale, J34, is stranded near Sechelt in 2016. A postmortem examination suggests he died from trauma consistent with a vessel strike. (Photo supplied by Paul Cottrell, Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

“We can do better” — humans the leading cause of orca deaths: study

B.C. research reveals multitude of human and environmental threats affecting killer whales

 

Tl’uk, a rare, low-pigment transient orca was spotted in Alaska waters last week. (Courtesy of Stephanie Hayes.)

Rare white orca spotted hunting off shores of Alaska for first time

Tl’uk seems healthy and strong, says researcher

 

A66 aka “Surf’ and his sister A79 aka “Current” are sibling members of the resident killer whale pod which visited Prince Rupert on April 13. They were more than likely out hunting for food, Joe Zelwiter, whale field researcher said. (Photo by: Joe Zelwietro)

Pod of seven killer whales makes visit to Prince Rupert harbour

Travel restrictions did not apply for these welcome, water-spouting visitors

A66 aka “Surf’ and his sister A79 aka “Current” are sibling members of the resident killer whale pod which visited Prince Rupert on April 13. They were more than likely out hunting for food, Joe Zelwiter, whale field researcher said. (Photo by: Joe Zelwietro)
VIDEO: Killer whale steals fisherman’s catch off North Coast

VIDEO: Killer whale steals fisherman’s catch off North Coast

Fishing duel results in eager orca snagging salmon in Prince Rupert

VIDEO: Killer whale steals fisherman’s catch off North Coast
WATCH: Killer whale has the final catch in Prince Rupert waters

WATCH: Killer whale has the final catch in Prince Rupert waters

Fishing duel sees salmon stolen by eager orca

WATCH: Killer whale has the final catch in Prince Rupert waters
Jaalen Edenshaw with his father Guujaaw and young companion inspecting the grey whale carcass found south of Jungle Beach (Archie Stocker Sr.).

PHOTOS: Stranded grey whale on Jungle Beach

The dead grey whale on Haida Gwaii was reportedly in very bad shape and the stench was overpowering

Jaalen Edenshaw with his father Guujaaw and young companion inspecting the grey whale carcass found south of Jungle Beach (Archie Stocker Sr.).
Northern Haida Gwaii waters declared “critical habitat” for orca

Northern Haida Gwaii waters declared “critical habitat” for orca

Orca know it, and now the DFO does, too — northern resident…

Northern Haida Gwaii waters declared “critical habitat” for orca
The cause of the killer whale’s death is still unknown after she was found on Dundas Island on May 30. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Dead killer whale found off the North Coast of B.C.

Marine researchers performed a necropsy off Dundas Island to determine death of the young orca

The cause of the killer whale’s death is still unknown after she was found on Dundas Island on May 30. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)