Turning the Tide: Adventures in whale conservation

Within the next week, I will be finding myself on a larger island in British Columbia, collecting field research on killer whales with whale researcher Troy Bright. On this island, the Northern Resident killer whale pod is known to rub their skin on the island’s smooth pebbles, one of the few places in the world where killer whales come close to land. Attracted to the smoothness of the pebbles towards their skin, this tradition is believed to be passed on as a cultural rite of passage amongst this pod. Troy Bright, the research director in these

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