Category: News

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Why don’t whales get out of the way?

hen eight endangered North Atlantic right whales turned up dead in the ocean off Nova Scotia this past June, scientists scrambled to find out why. Early data shows several of the whales had blunt...

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Victoria Harbour to remodel

he City of Victoria is looking at transforming a waterfront parking lot into a signature feature along its famous Inner Harbour,  CBC News reports. Planners for the city are currently holding public consultations around...

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Busy weekend for ferry crews

erry crews were kept busy on the weekend responding to six separate ocean rescues, including three by ferries that serve Salt Spring Island and other Gulf Islands, the Gulf Islands Driftwood reported. “It’s unusual...


Derelict airlift at Cowichan Bay

everal Cowichan Bay businesses came together to remove derelict boats that they believe posed a risk to the environment and public safety. “There has been a lot of talk about the problem of derelict...


Orcas amaze paddleboarder

A woman paddleboarding near Deception Pass off Whidbey Island had an amazing experience when a pod of orcas emerged from the waters around her. See… Orcas emerge around woman paddle boarding near Deception Pass


Jerisich Dock gets facelift

ribbon-cutting event will be held this afternoon (June 1) in Gig Harbor on Puget Sound when the recently completed Welcome Park will be officially opened at Jerisich Public Dock, a popular destination for boaters visiting...


Crabs dress to the nines

he Marine Detective, Jackie Hildering, has posted a cool photo collection of Decorator Crabs on her blog. The photos, collected over years diving the waters of the northeast Pacific, provide a window into the...


‘Acoustic hell’ for orcas

n expert on how boat noise affects whales shows off his new computer animation in Seattle. It shows what he calls “acoustic hell” for orcas. Dr. Chris Clark, a bioacoustic engineer at Cornell University, has...


Nuts and bolts of US customs

he good folks at have a shot an enormously useful video about US Customs procedures for entering Washington and Alaska by water. Whether a Canadian boat or an American vessel returning home, it...


Swarm of sea lions

A commercial fisherman in British Columbia captured footage of incredible numbers of sea lions that effectively prevented him from fishing. Source: Nightmarish swarm of sea lions engulfs fisherman’s boat |