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The image is of coastal rocks and water. There are a few seal heads poking out of the water, with a mother seal and calf laying on the rocks to the top left.

Seals’ “Catastrophic Molt”: A Natural Process

If you’ve spent time near the ocean lately, you might have noticed something unusual or even distressing. In late spring, all kinds of seals and sea lions are known to undergo a molting process. Sea lions have a much less dramatic molt, but seals have what is called a “catastrophic molt.”

The tail of a female humpback and her female calf are seen near Victoria earlier this year. (Pacific Whale Watch Association)

Why Do Whales Migrate?

Why do whales migrate? Whales undertake some of the longest migrations on earth, often swimming many thousands of miles, over many months, to breed in the tropics. But what drives … Continued

A Humpback Whale does a full breach!

Why Do Whales Jump?

A common and inquisitive question that is often asked aboard our tours. Of course to get the true answer we would have to ask the Whales themselves. Unfortunately they were … Continued

A Humpback whale showing its large mouth!

What Do Whales Eat?

Whales can be classified by whether they have teeth or baleen. This determines how and what they will munch on… Baleen Whales Baleen whales have baleen instead of teeth and … Continued

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