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How to Save a Whale (video)

We are very excited to launch our “How to Save a Whale” resource made possible through the Sitka Foundation. Please see below for the video and share widely. With the fortunate increase in the number of Humpback Whales off our … Continue reading

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Whales! Researchers. You? Join us!

There are two opportunities to have the adventure of a lifetime and contribute to our work at the Marine Education and Research Society. We are so grateful to Stubbs Island Whale Watching and Ocean EcoAdventures for making these opportunities possible … 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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Job Posting: MERS Research Assistant 2016

Summer Student Position The Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to promoting conservation and understanding of marine ecosystems through scientific research, environmental education, and marine wildlife response. For information about MERS’ research, education and … Continue reading

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It’s a Girl!!!

This time of year, when most humpback and minke whales that spend the summers feeding in BC are down in their winter breeding grounds, MERS researchers and educators  are spending more time at our computers and less time out on … Continue reading

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