Mark consulted on and wrote the Royal BC Museum’s popular exhibit: Orcas: Our Shared Future – currently touring the world.

He has been chasing a whale named Moby Doll, longer than Ahab chased Moby Dick.

He is in post-production on a feature documentary he’s writing about Moby – the first orca displayed in captivity and the past, present and future of the endangered southern resident orcas, for Middle Child Films.

He directed and wrote The Hundred-Year-Old Whale, a documentary about the matriarch of the southern resident orcas that won the 2018 Writers Guild of Canada Award for Documentary.

His book about Moby Doll: The Killer Whale Who Changed the World won the 2016 Science Writers and Communicators Award and was published by Greystone in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

His radio documentary for CBC’s Ideas Moby Doll: The Killer Whale that Changed the World received a Webster Award for “Best Radio Documentary.”

He was also a finalist for a National Magazine Award for Best Science, Technology & Environmental Writing for his feature on Moby Doll for The Walrus.

He has written three books about whales for Orca – the all ages book Orcas Everywhere (winner of the 2020 City of Victoria Children’s Book Award); Orcas of the Salish Sea and Big Whales, Small World.

His latest books: Sharks Forever: The Mystery and History of the Planet’s Perfect Predator and Big Sharks, Small World are being released by Orca Book Publishers this fall.