Coast Guard’s New Tech Protects Whales

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2021

Radar and real-time vessel tracking technology are proving useful tools in an intensified effort to protect British Columbia’s southern resident killer whales from the dangers of vessel strikes, entanglements and marine traffic. The...Read More

Glider May Be The Key To Right Whale Survival

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

An underwater acoustic glider has proven to be successful at detecting the presence of North Atlantic right whales migrating to and from Canadian waters. The technology, which was developed by the University of New Brunswick in associatio...Read More

Researchers Discuss Right Whale Plight

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2020

This week, virtual gatherings were conducted and attended by researchers from all over the U.S. and Canada - with the focus being on the preservation the endangered right whale. The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium invites input from...Read More

Montreal’s Surprise Whale Visitor Has Died

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Montreal’s Surprise Whale Visitor Has Died The 9.5-metre-long humpback whale that had managed to captivate the curiosity and attention of folks living in the Montreal area in recent weeks, is reportedly suspected t...Read More

Ban on Whales and Dolphins in Captivity Passes Senate

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2018

After a long-standing legal battle, the Canadian senate has approved a bill that would outlaw keeping cetacean animals like dolphins and whales in captivity. This move has essentially ensured the demise of a once-popular local theme part...Read More

Endangered Whales Spotted In Canadian Waters

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2018

A Canadian Pacific marine mammal populations survey had a few surprises in store for researchers, but perhaps none was more so than the sighting of Sei whales. The pod off the British Columbia coast was the first time ...Read More