Marine mammals

British Columbia’s coastline is 900 kilometres as the crow flies, but includes over 27,000 kilometers of archipelago, inlets, islands and fjords. This geography fosters a spectacular diversity of life but also makes it vulnerable to a variety of threats, from oil spills to increasing industrialization. Our marine conservation program aims to protect marine mammals, marine birds and their habitats.

Six images of tail fins of orca whales with differences arranged as a family tree

Whale family tree

That’s a whale of a family tree – Killer whales can be individually ID’d by their markings  & dorsal fin shape. We can use this info to keep track of who’s related to who and their movement. Kept these books close at hand while on board The Achiever!

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