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Join us for a webinar on Humpback Whales by Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) researcher Jackie Hildering. MERS is based on NE Vancouver Island with education efforts being coast-wide.
In addition to sharing MERS’ research on Humpback feeding strategies and rate of entanglement, Jackie will discuss how the fortunate return of these giants from the brink of extinction makes increased boater awareness essential to reduce the risk of collision and increase knowledge of what to do if entanglement is witnessed.
As an educator, cold water diver and underwater photographer, Jackie is known as “The Marine Detective” with on-camera experience including being featured on Animal Planet’s “Wild Obsession” series and in the BBC productions “New threat to Canada's Pacific Humpback Whales?” and “Ingenious Animals”. She has been awarded the Vancouver Aquarium’s MAN Award for Excellence in Aquatic Education (2010) and has been referenced as the standup comic of marine conservation.
This event indeed promises to be informative and entertaining!
Leatherbacks in BC Boat Blue
photos on this site provided by and © Jared Towers, Christie McMillan,
Jackie Hildering, and Heidi Krajewsky, unless otherwise indicated. Photos are not to be used without permission.