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The Return of Giants - Research & Reducing Risk for Boaters and Whales
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.

Jackie Hildering is “The Marine Detective” – teacher, underwater photographer, whale researcher and co-founder of the Marine Education and Research Society.

As an educator, cold water diver and underwater photographer, Jackie is known as “The Marine Detective”. On-camera experience includes work with PBS, the BBC and Animal Planet.

Recent recognition includes being the recipient of the 2019 EcoStar Award for Educational Leadership and the winner of the 2019 Environmental Award from the Canadian Power Squadron. www.TheMarineDetective.com was recognized with the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada 2018 People’s Choice Award for best Canadian Science Website.

This event indeed promises to be informative and entertaining! See www.mersociety.org.

Sep 10, 2020 07:30 PM in Vancouver

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