Events: Nautical Nights Speaker Series

Events: Nautical Nights Speaker Series

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Join the Museum for a drink and discussion on our unique maritime heritage, culture, and environment! Each month features a new speaker and topic.

THIS MONTH'S SPEAKER: SARAH PATTON, APRIL 25

From fins to flukes: Whales, dolphins, and porpoises in BC

Do you know how to tell a porpoise from a dolphin?  Or what humpback whales eat?

Join Sarah Patton on April 25th, 2019 ­­­­­­­­ to explore the wonderful world of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) and sea turtles.  Find out how to identify British Columbia’s common whale species, learn about the threats they face, and discover how you can get involved in their conservation through the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network.

A joint project of Ocean Wise and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network is a citizen science program which collects sightings of cetaceans and sea turtles from mariners and coastal residents for conservation-based research.  12 of the 23 species of cetacean and 4 species of sea turtle that call B.C. home are listed as ‘At Risk’ by the Species at Risk Act, which is why it is so important to gather valuable information about their abundance, distribution, and critical habitat.

Learn more about Canada’s longest running and most successful citizen science program at www.wildwhales.org.  You can report sightings by downloading the WhaleReport app, free from the iTunes app store or from the Google Android Store, visiting www.wildwhales.org, emailing sightings@orcean.org, or phoning at 1 866 I SAW ONE (472-9663).