oceans: orcas

DIM

Close

orcas (00:09:48)

Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research discovered the impact that navy sonar has on whales. Meet the world's leading experts on orcas.

  • grant: $50,000 - Pacific Orca Society

    To conduct research into orca and other cetacean species; promote and advance the understanding of orca and other cetacea; establish and maintain research and exhibition facilities; conduct lectures and develop and distribute educational materials; develop advanced technology for the benign observation of orca in their natural environment, and to investigate and develop methods for enhancing human appreciation of the environment.

  • grant: $125,000 - Center for Whale Research

    To develop, promote, and conduct benign studies of free-swimming Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) for the purpose of conserving their populations and informing governments and the public of their ecosystem needs.

  • topic: whales

  • location: hanson island

  • location: san juan islands

More info Pop-out Player

oceans: orcas

You are watching beluga whales that live at the Vancouver Aquarium, a marine science centre that connects people to our natural world and inspires them to take action through our conservation, research and education programs. Belugas are found in the Arctic and sub-Arctic waters of the world. The southernmost population lives in Canada’s St. Lawrence River estuary. They are often hard to see due to inaccessible or murky habitats.

about

location: Vancouver, BC

best viewing hours: 6:00am - 8:00pm

time zone: Pacific Time

related links: Questions & Answers

Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research discovered the impact that navy sonar has on whales. Meet the world's leading experts on orcas.

explore education

featured film

album of the week

photos: Churches
Close