Presentations & Webinars

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. 

For currently scheduled presentations and webinars, see calendar below. Click on an event for further information and/or registration.

To request a presentation from MERS, please fill out the form here

Supplemental materials available at www.SeeABlowGoSlow.org and www.BoatBlue.ca


Presentation and Webinar Schedule

    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Webinar - click Register Now! link in description
    Join us for a free, two-part webinar on boater and whale safety by Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) researcher Jackie Hildering. MERS is based on NE Vancouver Island with education efforts being coast-wide.


    We will 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 many boaters are more accustomed to i.e. Orca. We will also discuss the amended Marine Mammal Regulations = the Canadian laws regarding vessel traffic around marine mammals.

    For more resources on boater and marine mammal safety, visit the www.boatblue.ca.

    To register for Part 1 on August 11, click here.

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