whale below the surface

How do Whales Sleep?

February 23, 2021

How Do Whales Sleep? Whales are air breathing mammals just like us. They must surface to breathe. So how do they sleep and not drown or pass out through a lack of oxygen? Conscious Breathing Whales are known as ‘conscious breathers’, this means they have the ability to remain alert …

New Calf in L Pod. Welcome L125!

February 19, 2021

New Calf in L Pod. Welcome L125! The center for whale research has confirmed a new calf in L Pod. Bringing the total population of the Southern Resident Killer Whales to 75. Below is the press release. For photos and more visit Center For Whale Research/L125 The Center for Whale Research …

Orca Exhibition at the Royal Bc Museum

February 10, 2021

Opening April 16, 2021. ‘Orcas: Our Shared Future’. A new exhibition at the Royal BC Museum.

Cruise Ships Not Returning Until 2022

February 9, 2021

It has been made official. The ban on large cruise ships has been extended until 2022.

Laas with Others in a Haida canoe

Killer Whales and Haida Culture

February 2, 2021

Killer Whales and Haida Culture I was born and raised on Haida Gwaii in the village of Skidegate. I was very lucky to have been brought up in my culture. During my time as a naturalist and a zodiac skipper it’s been interesting to see the similarities between killer whale …

How ‘Transient’ Orca are the new dominant group

February 1, 2021

How ‘Transient’ Orca are the new dominant group Mammal eating Orca are becoming the dominant eco type. An interesting article published in The Atlantic. Read here Read More Latest Articles, Latest News Try these: Why Do Whales Jump How long can a whale hold its breath? What Do Whales Eat?

Humpback Whale tail identified as Two Spot or MMZ0013. Photo taken by Captain Ian with a zoom lens.

Where is the best place in the world to see whales?

January 27, 2021

Where is the place in the world to see whales? There are many, many species of whales spread across all the oceans of the world. Each species will have a preferred distribution and movement within its usual range. The controlling factor is access to food. Whales move primarily to find …

Transient Killer Whale

How long can a whale hold its breath?

January 26, 2021

How long can a whale hold its breath? Who holds the record? A Cuvier’s Beaked Whale holds the current record for the longest dive standing at a whopping 138 minute long dive. This was recorded back in 2014 and broke the record for diving mammals. That’s the equivalent of holding …

A Humpback Whale does a full breach!

Why Do Whales Jump

January 25, 2021

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 unavailable for comment so we had to make do with the latest scientific research. It’s an …

Humpback Pectoral wave

When is the best time of year for whale watching in Victoria?

January 24, 2021

When is the best time of year for whale watching in Victoria? A great question. The answer will of course depend upon you! It depends what you enjoy and what species you want the best chance to watch. If you have the luxury to choose any point in the year …

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