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Once widely feared, killer whales are now far better understood than they were only four decades ago. Today there is growing concern for their future. Pollution, overfishing, vessel traffic, and other human activities all pose a threat to the whales and their fragile marine environment. Everyday actions can have a profound impact on the conservation of wild killer whales! Learn what you can do below:

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Report your sightings! Help researchers learn more about the distribution and habitat use of  whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sea turtles in B.C. waters by reporting your sightings of these animals to the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network.

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Choose sustainable seafood to ensure healthy ocean ecosystems!  Learn more about sustainable seafood through the Ocean Wise Sustainable Seafood Program.

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Take the plastic pledge! Break your plastic pattern and learn to be plastic wise by taking the Plastic Pledge.

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Be Whale Wise!  When boating, paddling, and viewing marine mammals, follow the Be Whale Wise Marine Wildlife Laws and guidelines to reduce your impact on these animals.

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Clean up our shorelines!  Help reduce marine debris by participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

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Spread the message.  Volunteer with a local marine conservation organization (like the Vancouver Aquarium) to teach others about protecting the oceans and the whales!

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