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 share details about our nearly 20 years of research on Humpback Whales and allow you to experience what it is like to observe, study and identify these animals. Please note, this will not be a regular whale watching trip and we will not try to maximize the number of species seen. While we will of course view and share information about other species, the primary focus will be on Humpback Whales.
At this time, registration is only available to those who deferred their payment for the 2020 MERS Fundraising Trip (please see email sent to you on March 29th or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Additional seats will become available in early June. Stay tuned!
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: We will be reducing the number of the people on the trip to allow for better spacing. As public health mandates are continually changing with the evolving pandemic, we ask that all registrants be able and willing to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask (unless a valid medical exemption is provided) if the COVID situation warrants these measures at the time of the trip. We will clearly communicate our finalized COVID protocols for this trip in early September.
Please bring your own water bottle.
Dress in layers.