All about Humpback Whales

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Another species of baleen whale. It is one of the larger rorqual species. The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviors, making it popular with whale watchers. Males produce a complex song lasting 10 […]

Did you know that Gray Whales can be seen around Vancouver Island?

The Gray whale is a baleen whale that migrates between feeding and breeding grounds yearly.  The common name of the whale comes from the grey patches and white mottling on its dark skin. Gray whales were once called devil fish because of their fighting behavior when hunted.  Length; 14.9metres,  Weight; 41 tons, Life span: 55-70 […]

Pacific White-sided Dolphin

Very active and social dolphin found in the cool or temperate waters of the North Pacific Ocean. The Pacific white-sided dolphin has three colors. The chin, throat and belly are creamy white. The beak, flippers, back, and dorsal fin are a dark gray. Light gray patches are seen on the sides and a further light […]

Living with a porpoise

If you come to Campbell River and go on a Whale Watching Tour, chances are that you might see porpoises so better to start now learning about the different kinds:   Porpoise – general Porpoises eat squid and small fish and consume up to 10% of their body weight each day to support their metabolic […]

What defines a marine mammal?

Marine mammals are found in marine ecosystems around the globe. They are a diverse group of mammals with unique physical adaptations that allow them to thrive in the marine environment with extreme temperatures, depths, pressure, and darkness. What defines a marine mammal? They all breathe air through lungs They are all warm blooded They all […]

It starts very small…

Scientists have identified around 300,000 different marine and ocean species, making up about 15% of all know plants and animals on the planet. Our oceans are so vast with so much left to explore, it is said that a million or more undiscovered species might live in its waters.   The marine food chain is […]