Websites of Interest

Relating to Pod Squad and the HSP

  • Species at Risk – A link to a digital version of the Habitat Stewardship Project brochure outlining the issues affecting Southern Resident killer whales.
  • Killer Whale Tales – This Washington state based program was the inspiration for Pod Squad.  Check out Jeff’s Orca Facts and activity sheets for the classroom to enhance the Pod squad experience.
  • Whale Research - Based on San Juan Island, this is the premier organization studying Southern Resident killer whales.  This site has the Whale ID guides, audio, video and a photo gallery as well as whale encounters and news.
  • Orca Network – Orca Network keeps track of the latest marine mammal sightings.  You can send in your sightings or sign up for their email to hear where the whales are hanging out.
  • Wild Whales – This program, run by the Vancouver Aquarium focuses on BC sightings of marine mammals and uses the sightings to support research & conservation.
  • Whale Museum – In Friday Harbour, San Juan Island, the Whale Museum runs a Whale Adoption Program for Southern resident killer whales.  Teachers and parents should check out their Gentle Giants of the Salish Sea online curriculum.
  • Vancouver Aquarium Cetacean Research – This Vancouver Aquarium page lists some of the past and current cetacean research .  You’ll also find a link to their BC Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program, which offers both Southern and Northern residents for adoption.
  • OrcaSound – Listen to live hydrophones from around the Salish Sea.  Some even have live video feeds as well.  Hear the whales and hear what they have to listen to every day.
  • SARA Public Registry – Environment Canada’s Species at Risk site gives a list of all Canada’s species at risk, including killer whales.
  • Parks Canada Marine Poster Contest – Parks Canada runs a Marine Poster Contest for Grades 4-8.  Shaw Ocean Discovery centre is one of the supporters of the contest.
  • Parks Canada Salish Sea Handbook - Teachers, if you don’t already have a copy of Salish Sea – A Handbook for Educators, you can request a copy here.