OrcaLab’s push to become oil free

For more years than I can remember, despite the great good fortune of being surrounded by the incredible beauty of British Columbia’s wilderness, we’ve been dependent on energy from oil to maintain our project and lifestyle. Over the years, we’ve gone through so many generators and burned so much fossil fuel to run them that […]

OrcaLab assistants 2016 – Tomoko

  [Orcalab Japan] (後半に日本語で書いた同じ内容の記事があります) This is my 18th summer here at Orcalab. There are two different reason why I keep coming back here every summer. One reason is that I just can’t stop my passion to learn more and more about Orcas! After 18 years I possibly know a little bit about them, but every […]

Chris’ blog

‘What have I gotten myself into?’ That was the thought process running through my head in the weeks before I left Victoria for OrcaLab. I was brought on to be the cook for the station this summer, a job normally carried out by Helena on top of all her other responsibilities. Food has always been […]

Ally’s blog

  Our species is in a large part defined by our amazing capacity for complex language. Some will argue that it is this capacity that sets us apart from other species. Anyone who has spent any time listening to the communicative sounds of orcas knows this to be false; that in orcas we find a […]

Kate’s blog

I still remember January 23, 2013 clearly; I was spending the night with my best friend celebrating her birthday when I got the email that changed my life forever.  I was accepted to come to Orcalab; a lifelong dream came true! The next month I was asked to come as early as I possibly could […]

Empty the tanks worldwide

Empty the Tanks Worldwide ‘Empty the Tanks Worldwide’ is a global anti captivity protest taking place tomorrow, July 27th 2013, at 28 different locations. The protest is to help raise anti captivity awareness across the world, and to make a unified stance against the industry of captive cetaceans. It’s perfect timing as it correlates with […]