UBC marine mammal researcher hopeful after new killer whale calf sighted
Global News interviewed UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit director Andrew Trites about a new southern resident killer whale calf.
Jan 14, 2019
New conservation areas created for orcas
Business in Vancouver mentioned Andrew Trites, a professor at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, in an article about the creation of new conservation areas to protect Southern Resident […]
Dec 20, 2018
‘I am superbly worried’: West Coast fishermen await decision on restrictions meant to protect orcas
CBC spoke to Andrew Trites, professor and director of UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit, about the effect of sport fishing on orca populations in the Juan de Fuca Strait. Trites says […]
Nov 26, 2018
Plastic-ridden whale carcass raises concerns about B.C. wildlife
CTV News spoke to Andrew Trites, a professor and director of UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit, about a sperm whale that washed ashore in Indonesia and was found to have […]
Nov 21, 2018
Could a whale-watching ban help save southern resident orcas?
CTV interviewed Andrew Trites, a UBC professor and the director of UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit, about the possibility of a whale-watching ban. “We don’t ever talk about what’s happened to the food […]
Nov 8, 2018
Sea lions, orcas battle it out in Puget Sound
Oregon Public Broadcasting quoted Andrew Trites, the director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit at UBC, in an article about the marine ecosystem in Puget Sound. Trites does not believe […]
Sep 13, 2018
UBC professor explains why the humpback whale lost its ‘threatened species’ status.
Apr 23, 2014
Eating right key to survival of whales and dolphins: UBC research
In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and University of La Rochelle, in France.
Nov 21, 2012
UBC opens Beaty Biodiversity Centre, unveils Canada’s largest blue whale skeleton exhibit
The University of British Columbia today officially opened the Beaty Biodiversity Centre, new home to some of the world’s top biodiversity researchers and Canada’s largest blue whale skeleton exhibit.
May 13, 2010