First footage of rare beaked whales, diesel spill in BC, and more

News around The Whale Trail: whales and marine issues in the news today.

Caught on film for the first time: One of the world’s rarest whales. The first underwater images of True’s beaked whales show a cohesive group of three adult or subadult whales swimming together. The species is considered one of the most elusive in the ocean. (Washington Post, 3/ 8/2017)

Diesel Spill near northern Vancouver Island Emergency crews are responding to a diesel spill at a fish farm near the northern tip of Vancouver Island. (CBC News, 3/5/2017)

Vancouver Park Board holding special meeting tonight on future of whales at Vancouver Aquarium “The Vancouver Park Board is expecting a full house and dozens of speakers tonight, for a special meeting on the future of captive whales at the Vancouver Aquarium. The board will consider four options, which range from embracing the aquarium’s plans for expansion, to holding a city-wide plebiscite on the matter to banning captive cetaceans altogether.” (CBC News 3/8/2017)

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