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Pacific Ocean

Baby boom makes eighth killer whale in endangered population off B.C. coast

Eighth calf has been born to the so-called J-pod of southern resident killer whales that's been growing over the past year.

Cargo ship loses propulsion off Haida Gwaii; tugs, coast guard ship en route

MV North Star was sailing from Anchorage, Alaska to Tacoma, Wash., when it lost propulsion after suffering an "electrical issue."

New calf dubbed J53 joins endangered whale population plying B.C. waters

Baby whale was about 10 days old when it was first seen swimming in the Haro Strait.

NOAA biologists use drone to capture images of endangered orcas, track their health

Drone flights near Washington's San Juan Islands captured striking photographs of all 81 members of the small population of orcas.

First humpback whales of season arrive in Hawaii waters; feds warn boaters to watch out

Whales spotted near Niihau and Kauai islands - and officials are warning boaters to avoid them.

Historic operation in Vancouver not enough to save Corky the sea otter

Corky the sea otter succumbs to injuries despite undergoing experimental surgery, says Vancouver Aquarium.

Federal agency says walrus rafts are not needed for now to replace sea ice off Alaska coast

Rafts for walrus not needed yet even as climate change melts sea ice.

Twenty million tons of Japanese tsunami debris expected to hit B.C. coast by 2014, scientists say

According to scientists at the University of Hawaii, upwards of 20 million tons tsunami debris from Japan could be heading towards British Columbia's coastlines by 2014. Large fields of debris from...

Where to go in British Columbia? Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

VO publisher Linda Solomon takes you to Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, BC.

Surfing Long Beach

As a wave approached, I climbed onto the board, activated my core strength, looked behind me, lifted up into a cobra pose, and paddled four strokes. I felt the wave catch the board and power me forwa