Welcome to another “Evolution Events” episode. Today’s topic includes the evolutionary and modern differences between two similar-appearing cetacean groups, dolphins and porpoises. Have you ever wondered what the differences between these animals are? We are referring here to porpoises as belonging to the “Phocoenidae” family, where dolphins belong to a few families including the familiar, […]
Welcome to another episode of “Evolution Events”! We are excited to talk about evolution in Order Cetacea; specifically toothed whales vs. baleen whales! First, we will reiterate what it means to be a toothed whale or a baleen whale. “Toothed whales” do not always refer to animals commonly called whales; scientifically speaking, toothed whales also […]
2021 was a record-breaker for Salish Sea whales! Bigg’s orcas: 329 days*, 11 calves bornHumpback whales: 301 days, 21 calves seenGray whales: 149 daysMinke whales: 148 daysSouthern Resident orcas: 103 days* *Orca data from Orca Behavior Inst. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/record-whale-sightings-2021-1.6311282?fbclid=IwAR2urvZsxdTbaiwi7bwn7BtT2QEzu4ObUpP-X5KbZP6yZfeiTWgkhsEDaHI
Welcome to our brand new series “Evolution Events”! We are so excited to delve into some fascinating topics including fossils, DNA, evolution and animal behaviour. For our first episode, we are so excited to discuss a fascinating event that is killer whale, or orca, ecotype evolution. Much of this information has been summarized from the […]
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Wildlife A-Z For this week’s “Wildlife A to Z”, we look at “W” for “Whaling. As a species focus, we will discuss humpback whales in specific. Between the 1800’s and 1900’s, humpback whales were hunted extensively with the peak of commercial whaling practices. Note, this is different from traditional subsistence practices by Indigenous Peoples. The […]
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