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Whales. Researchers. You?
Join the Marine Education and Research Society trip with researchers - Saturday October 8th, 2022 departing from Campbell River.
Campbell River Whale Watching have graciously donated a trip, providing us with a significant fundraising opportunity and the chance to share our research in person with you.
The excursion will be ~6 hours long, aboard the MV Tenacious III, with highly experienced crew AND there will be two MERS Humpback Whale researchers aboard.
MERS team members Christie and Jackie will be on board to share with you what we have learned from nearly 20 years of research on Humpback Whales, and to answer your questions. Please note, this will not be a regular whale watching trip. While we will of course view and share information about other species, the primary focus will be on Humpback Whales - identifying individuals, interpreting behaviour, and discussing our research and further efforts to reduce threats.
Cost per person is $350 and includes lunch, also sponsored by Campbell River Whale Watching.
Please note: The trip may be deferred to October 9th if weather is an issue on the 8th. All registrants will be notified within a week of the trip if any changes are to occur.
Check in will be at the Campbell River Whale Watching office between 9 am and 9:15 am at E Dock at the Discovery Harbour Marina and then we will proceed to the MV Tenacious III for the safety talk and introductions. We will return to the dock between 4 pm and 4:30 pm.
The vessel has interior heating and indoor and outdoor seat. There are walk-around decks and onboard washroom.
Maximum group size will be 20 supporters + 2 MERS researchers + Campbell River Whale Watching Captain and Naturalist.
COVID Protocols: In order to allow for better spacing, we will limit the number of people on the trips to be well below capacity of the vessel. Out of a further abundance of caution, we ask that all registrants: (1) be willing to wear a mask in indoor spaces; and (2) have at least two COVID-19 vaccinations and be able to show proof thereof (unless medical exemption is supported by the appropriate forms).
Please bring your own water bottle.
Dress in layers.