The Epic Adventures of Bertie Gregory – The Globe and Mail

Bertie Gregory photographs fin whales off Elephant Island, Antarctica.and Beecham/Handouts British wildlife photographer and filmmaker Bertie Gregory, 29, has documented some of the most magnificent landscapes and endangered species on Earth. He started his full-time career the day after graduating from college in 2014, when he traveled to South Africa to work on a project … Read more

Endangered whale populations now threatened by inbreeding, study finds

New research suggests that inbreeding may be a key reason why endangered killer whale populations in the Pacific Northwest have failed to recover despite decades of conservation efforts. The so-called resident population of southern killer whales has 73 individuals.Brian Gisborne/AP Endangered southern resident killer whales face another threat to their survival: Their tiny population of … Read more

Sixers beat Whales 3-0 in Game 3 showdown for PHF Championship Game in Arizona

The Toronto Sixers, who were eliminated by just one overtime in the Premier Hockey Union playoffs on Saturday, travel to Arizona for the Isobel Cup this weekend. The Sixers beat the Connecticut Whales 3-0 at the Matami Sports Center on Monday night to earn the deciding third game of their best-of-three semifinal series to advance … Read more

Inbreeding is a big problem for endangered killer whales, researchers say

It takes about 20 years for female killer whales to reach their reproductive peak, and they may not live long enough to ensure their populations grow, the researchers said.Brian Gisborne/AP In recent decades, many steps have been taken to help the endangered orcas of the Pacific Northwest, which have long suffered from hunger, pollution and … Read more

Toronto Sixers beat Connecticut Whales 3-2 in overtime, even Isobel Cup semifinal series

Emma Woods scored the game-winning goal with 7:29 left in overtime, giving the Sixers a 3-2 victory over the Connecticut Whales on Saturday to secure Game 2 of their Isobel Cup semifinal series. Brittany Howard scored twice in the Sixers. Taylor Gillard scored a goal and an assist, and Kennedy Marchment responded for the Whales. … Read more

Girard scores twice as Whales open PHF semi-finals with victory over six

Tyler Girard scored the winning goal and scored the winner in the Connecticut Whales’ 5-3 win over their hometown Toronto Sixers to open the Premier League semi-final series. Girard gave the Whales a 4-1 lead with a short-handed goal 25 seconds into the third period. Two goals from Toronto forward Michela Cava cut the Whales’ … Read more

Montreal-born Adrian Morrow wins Oscar with Whale star Brendan Fraser

Best Actor winner Brendan Fraser, left, and Best Makeup and Hairstylist Adrian Morrow pose for a photo at the Governor’s Ball following the Oscars at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. March 12.john locher Montreal-born “Whale” makeup artist Adrien Morot says his first Oscar would have been better if his friend Brendan Fraser hadn’t walked … Read more

Evening update: US president vows tougher banking rules after SVB collapse

Good evening, Let’s start with today’s headlines: Biden vows new banking rules after Silicon Valley bank collapse Following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank late last week, U.S. President Joe Biden announced The U.S. banking system is “safe” and has vowed to strengthen banking regulation.In SVB and signature bank The shutdown could trigger a broader … Read more

Montreal native Adrien Morot wins Oscar for Best Hair and Makeup for ‘The Whale’

Canadian makeup artist Adrien Morot wins an Oscar for her makeover of actor Brendan Fraser whale. Morot won an Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling alongside Judy Chin and Annemarie Bradley. The Montreal-born designer helped transform Fraser into a fat man in Darren Aronofsky’s film about a reclusive professor trying to reconnect with his … Read more

B.C. study links killer whale decline to lack of energy-rich fatty salmon

A pod of orcas surfaces in Chatham Sound near Prince Rupert, British ColumbiaJonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Killer whales in southern British Columbia are threatened not only by a decline in overall salmon populations but also by a decline in the high-quality fatty salmon the whales prefer, researchers say. A study led by scientists … Read more