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Orca breaching and blowing. Photo © digicla via Creative Commons and flickr

SARA gets no respect from feds

Among groups of people, ignoring somebody is often considered a sign of disrespect. The word disrespect itself means disregard, overlook, to not acknowledge or look at something. Over the last dozen years, we have seen disrespect for federal legislation. The Species at Risk Act became law in December 2002, but Read more →

Olympia Oyster. Photo © Deep Bay Marine Field Station, Vancouver Island University, www.viu/deepbay

Rare native molluscs return to an urban waterway

Beneath the quiet surface of the Gorge Waterway and Portage Inlet, life, death and survival play out in a drama affecting a rare, tasty B.C. marine species. The Olympia oyster is the only oyster species native to the province. Once abundant from Alaska to Panama, it disappeared from much of Read more →

Returning sea otters are returning marine ecosystem
to how it was before Europeans arrived

“Sea otters, bah!” Nature Boy says, tongue in cheek. “They’re too easy to love. How can you respect a plush toy?” Nature Boy is responding to recent reports of sea otters off Langara Island, in Haida Gwaii, and elsewhere on our coast. Although still not common in mid-B.C. waters after Read more →

Spotted Owl, photo by USFWS Pacific

Owls all a-Twitter about B.C. Barred Owl cull to protect Spotted Owls

  We’ve known for years that British Columbia’s Northern Spotted Owl, known to the pointy-headed science crowd as Strix occidentalis, is in trouble. Provincial wildlife officials estimate that as few as 10 of the birds remain in B.C.’s forestlands, down from about 500 individuals a century ago. The owl’s dire Read more →