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‘Granny,’ world’s oldest known killer whale, dies

Granny, whose official name was J-2, was last seen October 12, 2016 and is presumed dead

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Travel

Articles

Wildlife

Whales in the news! Are icebreakers ruining narwhals’ summer getaway?

Are icebreakers ruining narwhals’ summer getaway? Plus, Montreal’s whale-ward minkes, Canada’s first North Atlantic right whale visit of the year, a new K pod baby, and humpback and orca continue to clash

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Wildlife

North Atlantic right whales ‘one step from extinction’

IUCN moves right whales to the second-last step before extinction on endangered species list

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Blue whale skeleton on display at Royal Ontario Museum

Environment

Blue whale exhibition opens at Royal Ontario Museum

Exhibit tells the tale of a rare blue whale that washed up dead in Newfoundland in 2014, offering new insights on Earth's largest animal

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Wildlife

Pacific killer whales are dying — new research shows why

In the 1990s, an abrupt decline in the fish-eating southern resident population dropped to 75 whales from 98

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Wildlife

“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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Environment

Wildlife

Wildlife

Egyptian scientists discover new species of ancient four-legged whale

The predatory whale’s scientific name pays tribute to Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death

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Lancaster Sound in the Canadian High Arctic

Places

Life and death in Lancaster Sound

Blood on ice in the Arctic is not a sign of death, but an affirmation of life itself

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Zodiac, Baffin Island, Nova Zembla, ship wreck, discovery

Exploration

RCGS flag expedition discovers wreck of Scottish whaling ship off Baffin Island

The wreck of the Nova Zembla — the first High Arctic whaling ship to be discovered — sheds light on a little-understood chapter of Canada’s past

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PLAT-I tidal energy platform in Grand Passage, May 2019

Science & Tech

Testing the future of tidal energy in Nova Scotia

In the Bay of Fundy, technicians are putting a groundbreaking new tidal technology through its paces

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A shore view of Saint-Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Travel

9 things not to miss in Saint Andrews, N.B.

Where to eat, play and stay in the seaside resort

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A pod of Atlantic orcas is seen a few meters away from a fishing boat in the North Atlantic

Wildlife

Pod of Atlantic orcas surprises Labrador fishermen

"Just another day at the office." 

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The spiny dogfish made history when it was certified as the world’s first sustainable shark fishery in 2011

Wildlife

The great green shark hunt 

Can British Columbia’s spiny dogfish make the grade as the world’s first “sustainable” shark fishery?

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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

Wildlife

Federal government announces new measures to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Following a deadly summer for the endangered whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is tightening regulations for crab fishers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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A wolf walks in front of a forest

Wildlife

The mysterious 500-kilometre, 20-year odyssey of Wolf 57

Plus: a caribou’s dinner, avian “flyways,” what astronauts can learn from squirrels — and blue whale tongue-eating orcas

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caribou in nunavut

Wildlife

Study finds half of Canada’s vertebrate wildlife species are in decline

Habitat loss, pollution, climate change have all contributed to steep declines of some species since 1970 

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Burgeoning hope for Alberta’s burrowing owls

Plus: skydiving salamanders, Canada’s returning monarch, orca blubber insights, and the woodpecker-wasp conservation dream team. 

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Chart: This sea surface temperature anomaly chart created November 2 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows an area of warmer-than-normal water off the coast of British Columbia, colloquially known as

Wildlife

Blob blamed for marine-life upheaval in Pacific

The blob isn’t consuming everything in its path — but it is having a notable impact on marine life in the region.

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Polar bear walking across ice

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: out-of-control hogs, sex-sorted bison, and indigenous forest gardens

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a blue whale swims close to the surface

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: The world’s loneliest whale, nest quest, serious suckers and “the worst” plant invasion

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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north atlantic right whale gulf of st. lawrence

Wildlife

North Atlantic right whales died of blunt force trauma, entanglement, necropsies confirm

Results of necropsies on six whales that died this summer in the Gulf of St. Lawrence reveal blunt force trauma and chronic entanglement as cause of death

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Mapping

Five conservation experts weigh in on the future for wildlife post-COVID-19

The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. Can we keep them going after the danger has passed?

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Kids

Animal Facts: Beluga whale

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Kids

Whale watching and fishing on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site at Fort Rodd Hill, B.C..

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners head to B.C.

From visiting historical sites to watching orcas, it was an unforgettable experience for this Grade 8 class

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North Atlantic Right whale undergoes necropsy on shores of P.E.I

Wildlife

Experts investigate recent deaths of six endangered North Atlantic right whales

The deaths are a major blow to the vulnerable population, which is estimated at around 500 individuals

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a collage of wildlife photos including bison, grizzly bears, polar bears, foxes, owls and whales

Wildlife

10 best wildlife photos from Can Geo’s Instagram community

Grizzlies, puffins, whales and more from the new Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos special issue, on newsstands now

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Travel

Weekend getaways in Massachusetts

Boisterous Boston or elegant Nantucket: exploring two weekend getaway options in Massachusetts

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Travel

Land and sea

How I learned to love the unexpected (and fishing) in Nunavut

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Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley

Travel

Five of Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Parks Canada is seeking nominations for potential places to add to its impressive list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here are five sites that were most recently added.

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Travel

Is Arctic tourism sustainable?

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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the young male beluga swimming the Nepisiguit River

Wildlife

How a stranded beluga whale was successfully moved to St. Lawrence River

This first of its kind collaboration led to the rescue of baby beluga in Nepisiguit River

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A black-footed ferret kit is held in a gloved hand in a wooden enclosure

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: moth outbreak, baby ferrets and an unexpected whale visit

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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a bowhead whale and calf swim in deep blue waters, edged by ice floes

Wildlife

A library full of sound: How a new collection of underwater sounds will help protect marine life

The Global Library of Underwater Biological Sounds (GLUB) will catalogue sounds from whales to fish (glub?) to boat noise

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Wildlife

Working with whales through Direct Action

Sydni Long writes about her experience using citizen-reported sightings for the Ocean Bridge program

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Wildlife

Orca: Endangered Species

Understanding the effects of disturbances on killer whales

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Wildlife

Video of the Week: Vancouver kayaker has close encounter with whale

A Vancouver man will have a whale of a tale to tell his friends in years to come

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A whale's tail fin can be seen above the water

Wildlife

Data from space could help protect North Atlantic right whales

The smartWhales program relies on industry collaboration

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Wildlife

New app aims to help whales and the people who watch them

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Gray whale breaching near coastline of trees

Wildlife

New research finds link between solar storms and gray whale strandings

Increase in whale strandings during periods of intense solar activity suggests whales may attune to Earth’s magnetic field for navigation

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Wildlife

Rescued baby whale’s struggle to survive

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Humpback whales are believed to number more than 20,000 in the North Pacific, with at least 2,145 of those calling coastal waters in British Columbia home

Wildlife

Resurgence of the humpback whale

The resurgence of the humpback whale means its status could be downgraded

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right whale bay of fundy

Wildlife

Fisheries minister addresses recent spate of right whale deaths

Ten caracasses of the critically endangered whale have been found in the past two months. 

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Photo: Michael Nolan/First Light

Wildlife

Playing for belugas

Artists aim to connect with beluga whales through music

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A model of a woolly mammoth at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Can the woolly mammoth be brought back from extinction?

And moreover, should it? Plus: Dinosaur fight club, birds about town, and tracking whale whoops

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Women in Nunavut running across a snow-covered field towards the camera

History

Throwback Thursday: Nunavut up and running

On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took control of its largest territory. Here’s how Canadian Geographic covered the story. 

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History

New quarters celebrate Canada’s North

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Wildlife

Throwback Thursday: Whaling in the North Pacific

It’s hard to imagine a story on the art of whaling appearing in Canadian Geographic today, but 1968 was a different story

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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People & Culture

Our favourite books of 2018

Memoirs, a graphic novel and the biography of a famous ship are among Canadian Geographic's choices for the 14 best books of the year

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Wildlife

Arctic belugas infected by kitty litter disease

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Wildlife

The Sound of Orcas

Listening to orcas helps researchers understand their behaviour

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Wildlife

Beluga habitat concerns delay Energy East pipeline terminal

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Fishing boat on the shore of Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Science & Tech

Hearts in the Ice: History and culture

From coal mining to scientific research, the remote archipelago of Svalbard has a rich and complex heritage

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Toronto Zoo researchers using the Clam Counter app

Environment

When it comes to conservation research, are zoos and aquariums doing enough?

A new study finds zoos and aquariums in Canada are publishing more peer-reviewed research, but there is still more to be done

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Environment

How earthquake scientists solved the mystery of the last “Big One” in the Pacific Northwest

British Columbia, Washington State and Oregon sit on a fault line that is capable of producing some of the strongest earthquakes on the planet. A new book reveals it’s not a matter of if, but when the next “Big One” will strike.

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