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About MERS

We are a non-profit organization dedication to promoting conservation and understanding of marine ecosystems through scientific research and environmental education.

Who You Gonna Call? Helping BC’s Marine Mammals.

We are very pleased to launch a series of four short videos aimed at increasing knowledge of how to help marine mammals in British Columbia. These resources provide background on threats like disturbance and entanglement and provide information on what … Continue reading

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“Reel” Solution – balloon releases and impacts to wildlife

This is very inspirational. So often, you don’t get to know if your efforts have an impact but this time  . . . Ashley Hasgawa is a student at Shawinigan Lake School. She attended one of our “Humpback Comeback” presentations. … Continue reading

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Trap-Feeding – A new humpback feeding behaviour!

One of the best things about researching individual whales is that, no matter how long we study them, we keep being reminded of how much more there is to learn… In 2011, MERS researchers observed a humpback whale named “Conger” … Continue reading

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MERS Presentations on Humpback Whales

From urban centres to remote communities, if you live on BC’s coast, we are striving to be of use to you. We’re going far and wide to share our work on the return of Humpback Whales from the brink of … Continue reading

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Puzzle Pieces

Want a glimpse into the world of trying to study Humpbacks as individuals? It’s key to everything we do. If we can’t recognize the whales as individuals, we can’t count them; or know their range; or determine rate of entanglement; or … Continue reading

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Whale Species at Risk and the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Project

As a result of the November 29th announcement by Prime Minister Trudeau giving conditional approval to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Project, we have been receiving questions about what this might mean for whale species recognized to be at risk and … Continue reading

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Because you care . . .

Below, as requested, we have bundled the various ways support can be provided through meaningful gift-giving. Please know that we could not do it without you . . . our work to understand and reduce risks to whales . . . … Continue reading

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