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Giants of the Salish Sea : Humpback Whales

August 7, 2016

Standing at Clover Point and looking out into the Salish Sea, it’s hard to believe there are giants swimming just off in the distance: humpback whales. Humpbacks reach lengths of 17 m (55 ft) and 40,000 kg (88,184 lbs). They are predominantly black with variable amounts of white ventrally. The whales have huge pectoral flippers […]

My Chance Encounter with a Humpback Whale

September 30, 2015

Growing up in rural Alberta didn’t offer a lot in the way of animal encounters. The only wildlife common to the prairies of my youth were gophers, deer, coyotes and the occasional moose. However, my sense of wonder about animals wasn’t extinguished – in fact the opposite was true. I became obsessed with whales. Orcas […]

4 Lessons Orcas Can Teach Us About Life on Land

September 16, 2015

Human beings often fall into the trap of learning how to live and operate from other human beings. It makes sense, we all speak the same language (sort of). But there’s another creature from which we can learn, an animal possessing intelligence we have yet to fully understand. Orca whales have survived for centuries in […]

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