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It’s That Time of Year Again

BlogMar 28, 2013Diana Chan

Sun, snow, rain, hail, repeat. All within an hour. This is the “herring weather” that greeted the rest of our field crew when they arrived last week and began readying boats and testing equipment for our work to document the herring spawn . This ... Read More

Hydrophone Scouting in the Great Bear

BlogMar 21, 2013Guest Blogger

by Claire Hume, Pacific Wild intern With herring season upon us, a small group of us here at Pacific Wild took advantage of a break in the weather and took a trip along the outside of the Great Bear. Our mission was to identify new locations on the ... Read More

Diving with Sea Lions in the Great Bear Rainforest

BlogMar 12, 2013Guest Blogger

By Tavish Campbell. Ian McAllister being filmed photographing a playful group of sea lions along the proposed Enbridge and LNG tanker route in the Great Bear Rainforest. This group of sea lions lives less than one kilometer from an estimated 2000 ... Read More

Rail or Pipe, it is Still the Great Bear Rainforest

BlogJan 24, 2013Guest Blogger

By Claire Hume, Pacific Wild Intern In response to growing opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, alternative methods of transporting bitumen from Alberta to Kitimat, British Columbia are being explored. One such option is rail, with ... Read More

Lost World, Below the Great Bear

BlogDec 31, 2012Ian McAllister

Just before the holidays, as the northern Enbridge hearings were coming to a close for the year, I managed to untie our frozen dock lines to head out for a few days assisting with some routine hydrophone maintenance while searching out some new ... Read More

To Fish or to Kill Wolves? That is the Question.

BlogDec 17, 2012Ian McAllister

A few people have contacted me today asking what the difference is between a fishing derby and a wolf-kill contest. Why is it ok to offer prize money to kill the biggest fish but not a wolf? Personally, I am not a fan of killing any animal for prize ... Read More

British Columbia’s War on Wolves Continues with Newly Released Draft Management Plan

BlogNov 15, 2012Ian McAllister

Yesterday, the B.C. government unveiled its Draft Wolf Management Plan. Beginning with a misspelled scientific name Canis lupis (Lupis is an incurable human disease) rather than lupus in the title, this wolf plan goes on to outline a barbaric and ... Read More

King Island Hydrophone Installation

BlogSep 20, 2012Max Bakken

Two Fridays ago we set up the fourth hydrophone in the Central Coast Hydrophone Network. This new station will allow us to begin monitoring the acoustics of Fitz Hugh Sound, an area known for its abundance of humpback and killer whales. Hydrophone ... Read More

Watching Wolves on Remote Cameras

BlogSep 12, 2012Guest Blogger

By Emma Hume After a few days working in the float lab where the Pacific Wild team sets up and monitors its cameras and hydrophones, Max and Diana were ready to install a pair of remote cameras. On a river a short boat ride away from Pacific Wild ... Read More

Voices for an Oil-Free Coast

BlogSep 11, 2012Colette Heneghan

Here at Pacific Wild, we are inspired by the number of people that are taking it upon themselves to make their voices heard. We see an array of art projects, videos, photographs, films and events--each of which are unique and impactful in their own ... Read More