Mark has been chasing a whale named Moby Doll, longer than Ahab chased Moby Dick.
His new book, The Killer Whale Who Changed the World – about the first ever killer whale displayed in captivity and how that led to our love affair with leviathans – is being released in the USA and Canada this fall by Greystone in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.
Mark is currently in post-production on a feature documentary about Moby for Middle Child Films and Farpoint Films. The movie is set to be distributed by Kinosmith (the Canadian distributors of Blackfish).
His 2014 radio documentary for CBC’s IDEAS – Moby Doll: The Whale That Changed the World, received a Jack Webster Award for “best radio documentary.”
His 2014 story for The Walrus, Moby Doll, was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in the category of “Science, Technology & the Environment.”
Mark is also in production on a new short film about “Granny” (aka J-2) the 104-year-old Orca, for BravoFactual – and the oldest member of Moby’s family, J-Pod.