Voices of Saanich: Whales in the Salish Sea

A special evening online with Dr. Martin Wale, Saturna Island Marine Research and Education Society.

Whales are much more abundant in the South Salish Sea than previously thought, and are present all year round. During the pandemic, SIMRES made an unexpected breakthrough by developing a network of trained whale sighters, initially on Saturna Island then Pender, and now on Mayne as well.

Findings from the network have been used to inform management of the Interim Sanctuary Zones off Saturna and Pender Islands, and have been presented internationally. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with lead sighters Susie Washington-Smyth from Saturna and Kathleen Durant from Pender.

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Tue. Apr 25, 2023
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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