MERS Supporters on Fundraising Trip ©Caitlin Birdsall
Join us to support marine conservation
The MERS online auction
Our annual online auction features sustainable goods with a marine conservation connection. The auction is not only a very important fundraiser for our operating costs, it also promotes businesses and artists dedicated to sustainability.
Check out our most recent auction here.
If you are interested in contributing to our auction, please contact us via the Contact button below. Note that, in addition to auction items reflecting a marine connection and strong sustainability ethic (e.g. made from sustainable materials and locally sourced), we ask that the minimal retail value is $50. We are very appreciative of all our auction sponsors!
2024 MERS Online Auction
May 2, 2024 - May 5, 2024
The annual MERS online auction is filled with sustainable, marine-themed goods - trips, services, clothing, food and art. The money raised in this flagship fundraiser is essential to our continued work for marine education, research, rescue and response. This is an online event so everyone can participate!
Stay tuned for the auction link.Learn more
MERS Fundraising Trips 2024
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Join MERS for a day on the water! MERS team members will share details about our decades of research on Humpback Whales. We are very grateful for these opportunities to connect directly with supporters while identifying the whales and interpreting their behaviour. Please note, this will not be a regular whale watching trip; We will view and share information about other species, but our primary focus will be Humpback Whales.Learn more
Get involved with MERS
We expand our reach through building community. Join us! There are many ways you can get involved. Participate in events. Help educate. Become a donor. Contribute data. Use the Whale Warning Flag and model best boating practices around the whales. Sponsor a Humpback Whale. Purchase sustainable goods from the Ocean Store.
Join us to help the whales, and the ocean they depend on.
Marine Mammal Naturalist Course participants