Great Bear Blog

DISPATCH: Whales in the wild and on the web

BlogAug 30, 2015Diana Chan

‘Tons of orcas in Seaforth.’ This is a welcome text on any day, but especially near the opening of a field season dedicated to tracking a marine mammal that so far has remained elusive. After a week of using two remote cameras to survey cetaceans without even the tip of killer whale dorsal fin peeking through the waves, this was exciting news.Read More

DISPATCH: Gateway to the Great Bear Sea

BlogAug 28, 2015Ian McAllister

British Columbia’s offshore world is as real as the mountains we climb and the rivers we swim in, but not nearly as familiar. A team of Pacific Wild documentarians and conservationists set out on an expedition to help generate a more complete ... Read More

YOU ASKED: What happens to an entangled humpback? What can I do about it?

BlogAug 25, 2015Guest Blogger

While the threat of entanglement is far from new, it has been a particularly bad summer, with six documented entanglements in the last month alone. Continuing at this rate, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) estimates 2015 will set a new record for ... Read More

DISPATCH: A sober take on whales in the Great Bear Sea

BlogAug 21, 2015Diana Chan

On Sunday, August 9, I received a call from Phil Charles, lead guide at Spirit Bear Lodge and SEAS Program Summer Coordinator for Klemtu. He told me the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais Guardians had found a dead humpback whale floating in the channel just outside ... Read More

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