Discovering a Lost Anchor on the West Coast Of Vancouver Island

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25 years ago, Bill Coltart, the owner of Big Animal Encounters, was diving the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island when he came upon a massive anchor buried in the sand. Only one fluke stuck about 4ft out of the sand, clearly set, the rest buried in the silty bottom. He logged the location, then […]

Hearing Humpback Whales Underwater

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Humpback whales are a species of baleen whale that live in all the world’s oceans. They are known for being a very vocal whale. Males produce a complex song which they repeat for hours at a time during their mating season in their breeding grounds. Photo by Andy Scheffler. Male can be heard singing starting in […]


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