World Oceans Day Happy World Oceans Day Happy #worldoceansday At Five Star we believe everyday is World Oceans Day but today we celebrate the wonders of the worlds oceans and they must be protected. Visit our website at www.5starwhales.com and see how you can help.
Mother’s Day Special! Mother’s Day Special! This Mother’s Day weekend treat your Mom to a wonderful Marine Adventure with Victoria’s 1st Certified Responsible Operator. Special rate of $75 for all Moms this weekend in either our Expedition Catamaran, Supercat or Coastal Cruiser, Salish Shadow. Call our office at 250-388-7223.
Cruise for Ukraine – March 30th at 1pm Join Five Star Whale Watching’s Cruise for Ukraine on March 30 at 1pm All profits will go to humanitarian efforts for Ukraine Although Five Star already made a donation to the Red Cross, we felt we needed to do more. So we are doing a special Supercat […]
For this episode of #EvolutionEvents we discuss why one species has set itself as a record holder amongst all other cetaceans, via its unusual pectoral flippers! The humpback whale has the longest pectoral flippers of any whale, dolphin or porpoise (left image). They can measure about ⅓ of the entire whale’s body length, thus, based […]
As a combined #EvolutionEvents for both last week and this week, we take a look under the waves and wonder how cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises) evolved to become so efficient and capable of honing their underwater environment. Every species is different, and some cetaceans have greater diving or breath-holding capacities than others. Though, all of […]
Episode 8 of #EvolutionEvents bears similarities to our last article and may answer some questions you might have had! Now, many of us probably know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are mammals. Marine mammals! This means they originated, a long time ago, from the same ancestors as other mammals, like us! To discover why cetaceans are […]
Today is World Whale Day. World Whale Day Happy World Whale Day! We are so fortunate in the Salish Sea to encounter numerous species of Whales ….#worldwhaleday#explorebc@hellobc#ExploreVictoria#welikeourwhaleswild#salishsea#yesvictoria#explorevictoriabc#explorebclocal#ExploreBC#bctourismcounts#whales#whalesofinstagram#humpbackwhale#humpbacks#whaleseason#orca#orcas#victoria#victoriabc#vancouverisland#vancouverislandexplorer#canada#discovervictoriabc#WeArePwwa
#EvolutionEvents Episode 7 brings us to an amazing phenomenon of evolution, that sometimes sounds wilder than fiction! First we introduce a term called “convergent evolution“. The principle is what it sounds like; evolution of different species moving towards a similar place and “converging”. One of the most widely known and talked about examples of this […]