Podcast: Alexandra Morton on wild salmon, sick salmon & the Sea Shepherd

Alexandra Morton (@alex4salmon) is one of Canada’s most famous eco-activists. The best-selling author’s fight to save the west coast’s wild salmon attracted the attention of the Sea Shepherd Society and  launched Operation Virus Hunter – a mission to publicize Morton’s research into open sea salmon farms. Tune in if you care about oceans, orcas, salmon…

Podcast: Orca Update: SOS & RIP Sonic

When we set out to launch the Skaana podcast there were 83 Southern Resident orcas in the Salish Sea. Today there are 76. We’re losing matriarchs, we’re losing babies. The Center for Whale Research declared that J52, Sonic, was missing and presumed dead.The last images of Sonic showed that he was starving to death. Our latest…

Podcast: Moby Doll & Granny (The Hundred-Year-Old Whale)

The BC Maritime Museum launched a new series of “Nautical Nights” with Skaana host, Mark Leiren-Young, talking about the secret origins of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World and his documentary The-Hundred-Year-Old Whale which premieres this month at Planet in Focus in Toronto.

Wrong Times For the Right Whale

Why have the past few months been the deadliest in decades? By Ben Wagg Scientists are puzzled and looking for a solution as to why over 12 north atlanticAtlantic right whales have died in the past 2 months. A whale carcass was initially discovered in “west of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the south-central area of the…

Everybody needs a break! – Earth Rangers

Shared by: Earth Rangers on Nov 3, 2017 This has got to be our most relaxing video of all time: These peacefully sleeping animals don’t seem to have a care in the world. Lions and Sheep, Wolfs and Lambs – everyone needs their sleep! Are you having a stressful day? Trouble falling asleep? We guarantee that after…

Environmental Sustainability Report – University of Waterloo

From our old stomping grounds….   Each year, Waterloo publishes a summary of the actions that students, staff and faculty have taken across campus to reduce our environmental impact. From new research projects to student events to ongoing changes to policy and practice, it is inspiring to see the dedication and involvement of so many…

Photos: The ice grizzlies of northern Yukon | Canadian Geographic

From September to November, grizzly bears gather in the mountainous Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory to feast on salmon. As the temperature dips, their fur becomes coated in ice, creating an otherworldly look and spectacular photos. Source: Photos: The ice grizzlies of northern Yukon | Canadian Geographic

Youth-Led Great Waters Challenge launches across Canada

Toronto – The Great Waters Challenge, an online Canada-wide game to engage youth and schools in water celebrations, is officially re-launching. The Challenge offers a way to inspire youth to uncover water stories in their community, which showcases how Canada’s identity is tied directly to our great waters. From traditional Indigenous knowledge to scientific discoveries, youth…