Four-year-old Mykel Wayne Peterson from Portland, Oregon died after a routine dental procedure at Must Love Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Vancouver.
In a shocking turn of events, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) geotagging program may have killed an endangered orca after implanting the tracking device on the animal.
A petrified seal nearly became an orca's meal! An agile seal was able to escape the jaws of death when it managed to jump in a boat few minutes before ending up as a meal.
The 82-foot blue whale skeleton at the University of British Columbia's biodiversity museum was the subject of a 2011 Discovery Channel segment that hinted largely at terrible smells while the whale was being unearthed in eastern Canada. Recently, the skeleton received its first big cleaning.
The toothy apex predators, killer whales aka orcas, have a family side. A new calf was born off the coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia a few years ago. All calves live their lives near mothers or grandmothers, in matrilineal pods.