Aerial drones offer new perspective on resident killer whale behaviour
Scientists at the University of British Columbia are getting a rare glimpse into the underwater behaviour of northern and southern resident killer whales off the B.C. coast, with the help of aerial drones.
Nov 4, 2019
UBC experts on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
The federal cabinet’s decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is expected today.
Jun 18, 2019
Vancouver scientists critical of media misrepresentation of their work in era of ‘fake news’
The Canadian Press spoke to Andrew Trites, a professor and head of the marine mammal unit at UBC, in an article about misrepresentation in the era of “fake news.” The […]
Mar 22, 2019
BC’s herring war, and the sacrifice of the Salish Sea
The Tyee spoke to Andrew Trites, of the marine mammal research unit at UBC, in an article about conflict between conservationists and herring fishermen in the Salish Sea. “What I see […]
Mar 18, 2019
Should B.C. adopt a seal hunt? Scientists warn of consequences
Andrew Trites, of the marine mammal research unit at UBC, spoke to the Canadian Press about the consequences of a proposed seal hunt in B.C. “What I see the issue being […]
Mar 11, 2019
Video of B.C. fisherman throwing explosive into crowd of sea lions sparks controversy
Andrew Trites, a UBC professor and marine mammal researcher, spoke to CBC about a controversy involving a fisherman throwing an explosive to disperse sea lions. “Throwing a stick of dynamite […]
Mar 8, 2019
Proposal to reopen commercial seal hunt in B.C. could have consequences for transient killer whales
Canadian Geographic interviewed Andrew Trites, a professor and head of the Marine Mammal Research Unit at UBC, about the seal hunt debate.
Feb 26, 2019
Hunger: The decline of salmon adds to the struggle of Puget Sound’s orcas
The Seattle Times quoted Andrew Trites, professor and director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit at the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries at UBC, in an article about the decline of orcas […]
Feb 25, 2019
‘Beef of the sea’: Canada urged to allow seal harvest for fine dining
CTV spoke to Andrew Trites, a marine mammal expert at UBC, about seal hunting in B.C. which would allow the meat to be sold in restaurants. Trites commented on how […]
Feb 8, 2019
Commercial seal hunting proposal getting mixed reaction
CTV spoke to Andrew Trites, of UBC’s Institute of Oceans and Fisheries, about a proposed seal cull. “My concern with this proposal is the impacts it’s going to have on […]
Feb 7, 2019
Scientists find ‘odd’ pattern in killer whale birth, death rates
Business in Vancouver spoke to Andrew Trites of UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit, about a pattern of low birth and high death rates in orca populations.
Jan 23, 2019
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