Not at Risk Archives - Oceana Canada

Bald eagle

Bald eagles are a large bird of prey that live along coastlines of both freshwater and marine waterways across North America. With a diet that consists mainly of fish, and sometimes even other seabirds and waterfowl, bald eagles rely heavily on the ocean. They are one of the most recognizable and iconic birds throughout North America. … Read more

Pacific White-sided Dolphin

Pacific white-sided dolphins are a truly acrobatic species of dolphin that love to show off. They are frequently seen riding the bows and wakes of ships, and will even perform spectacular leaps, flips, spins and somersaults at high speeds. Their behavious are not exactly subtle, and all this splashing around, swimming at high speeds and … Read more

Thick-billed Murres

Thick-billed murres are a marine bird and the largest living member of the auk family. One of the most common Arctic bird species, these murres are deep-diving predators and regularly dive to depths of 100 metres in pursuit of prey such as fish, squid, crustaceans, polychaetes and molluscs. Incredibly, they are capable of diving deeper … Read more

Arctic Char

Arctic char are related to trout and salmon, all of which are predatory fish of the Salmonidae family. With the northernmost distribution of any freshwater fish, Arctic char is a key species in the marine and freshwater ecosystems of northern Canada. This also makes them an important and culturally significant food source for Inuit and … Read more

Tufted Puffin

Tufted puffins are seabirds of the open waters, islands and coastal cliffs of the north Pacific, known for their bold, bright and adorable looks. As a member of the auk family, they are highly adapted for flight underwater, using their wings to “fly” through the water after diving to look for food. Tufted puffins are … Read more

Pilot Whale

Pilot whales are the second largest species of dolphin, after the orca. They are incredibly social, living communally in matriarchal pods. These pods usually include 10 to 20 individuals, but some “super pods” can have hundreds of individuals. Their name is derived from the idea that the pod follows a leader or “pilot” when travelling. … Read more