OrcaLab solar array

OrcaLab now runs on solar power—thanks to the Bullfrog community!

OrcaLab now runs on solar power—thanks to the Bullfrog community!

Thursday September 27, 2018

This summer, the world stopped and paid attention as Tahlequah—or J35—carried her dead calf 1,500 kms along the northeastern Pacific Ocean. In September, another member of Tahlequah’s pod—J50, nicknamed Scarlet—died despite the extreme efforts of Canadian and U.S. conservation teams to save her life.

We can no longer ignore the environmental challenges putting orcas—considered endangered or threatened—at risk. Among these challenges are climate change as it increases the ocean’s temperature and salinity, affecting orcas’ food supply.

It is also more important than ever that we understand and protect these animals who are in decline. At the forefront of orca research is OrcaLab.

Located on the coast of British Columbia, the not-for-profit research station recently made history by becoming the first orca research facility in Canada to be solar powered, enabling the facility to examine these incredible creatures with minimal interference on the whales. Watch the video to learn more.

The solar project was made possible through Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and our community of green energy supporters—everyday homes and business across Canada.

The project is one example of how Bullfrog customers are empowering communities across Canada to fight climate change, protect our environment and its species—and help transform our energy landscape.

For as little as $11/month, you can join this community and begin protecting Canada’s national treasures—like our environment and incredible orca whales—against the threats of climate change.

Other contributors to this project include:

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