MERS provides free webinars that are aimed at being highly engaging and entertaining while having the strong potential to reduce threats to marine life and boaters. A very high priority is to update boaters on the amended Marine Mammal Regulations (federal law) and to also to share our research on Humpback Whales and discuss how to reduce the risk of collision and what to do in case an entanglement is witnessed. The increase in the number of Humpbacks off the coast of British Columbia is so fortunate but necessitates increased awareness from boaters because Humpbacks behave so differently than the whale species boaters are more accustomed to i.e. Orca.
There are 3 options for MERS webinars:
Please note that as an update to these presentations, that the 400-metre vessel approach distance is in effect year-round for all
- Join a scheduled webinar. See calendar below. Click on an event for further information and/or registration.
- Request access to webinars that have been videoed. Passwords to the videos will be provided upon completion of the form at this link. If you have already filled in the form and obtained passwords: For the "Return of Giants" video, click here and for the "Boaters and Marine Mammals" video, click here. See below for descriptors of these presentations.
- Request a webinar for a specific group / audience. Please do so by filling in the form at this link.
Supplemental educational materials available at www.mersociety.org/education.