A remote orca research station in northern Vancouver Island is virtually emissions-free thanks to a new fleet of solar panels, allowing them to study the whales with as little disturbance as possible.

Researchers at OrcaLab, located on Hanson Island, have long followed the mantra of studying the threatened northern resident killer whales that pass through the northeast coast of Vancouver Island in a hands-off manner.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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