In The News

On The Island with Gregor Craigie

CBC Listen | October 11, 2023
Gregor Craigie spoke with Janie Wray, CEO of the North Coast Cetacean Society.

It’s a new season of whale song on the West Coast

It’s humpback song season on the B.C. coast and now people will be able to listen and learn about these underwater acoustics on the new Whale Sound platform. 

Evening Orca Hunt

Save Our Seas Foundation | October 4th, 2023

BC Whales intern, Annie Atkins, and the rest of the team investigate high-pitched vocalisations orca at the Fin Island Research Station.

3 humpback whales struck in B.C. waters within 10 days last month

Whale researchers say they’re upset after three whales were struck by vessels in northern B.C. waters in July. As Christa Dao reports, they say there needs to be a change in who is notified of these incidents.

Celebrating Our New Partnership with BC Whales

QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians | August 4, 2023

Check out this great conversation between Janie Wray, the CEO and lead researcher for BC Whales, and David Dick, the Southern Resident Killer Whale Senior Manager of the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program.

LNG Ship traffic in B.C. could dramatically increase whale deaths: Study

WWF-Canada | May 25, 2023

“Unsustainable losses” of fin and humpback whales projected annually from ship strikes in Great Bear Sea when new terminals are fully operational in 2030

Moon the humpback whale completes 5,000km journey – with a broken back

The Guardian | December 11, 2022

Moon’s severe injury, likely the result of a boat strike, is stark reminder of growing dangers for whales along Canada’s west coast

How Coastal Guardians’ Research Protects Whales

Despite a resurgence in recent decades, northern pacific humpback whales are still at risk.

It’s Time to Listen

Hakai Magazine | December 1, 2022
Researchers capitalized on a summer without cruise ship traffic to hear how whales respond to a quieter underwater world.


Announcing Whale Sound

BC Whales Newsletter | October 2023