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Let’s kick off the busy season with a festive evening celebrating community, camaraderie and science! Join Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society and Ocean Wise’s Marine Mammal Research Program for a casual night of friendship, drinks, food and science.

There will be a few short presentations throughout the evening, interspersed with opportunities to fill your cup. This is our chance to thank you all for the information you share throughout the year. A drink ticket will be provided at the door, and additional libations can be purchased throughout the event.

Upper Hatch, Tofino Resort + Marina
634 Campbell St. Tofino

Presentations include:

  • Brittany Visona- Research Biologist, Photogrammetry, Coastal Ocean Research Institute
    Talk Title: Health Assessment of Resident Killer Whales
  • Sarah Patton-Research Biologist and Coordinator, Southern Vancouver Island Cetacean Research Initiative, Coastal Ocean Research InstituteTalk Title: The BC Cetacean Sightings Network: Protecting B.C’s Iconic Cetaceans through Research, Conservation, and Citizen Science
  • Michelle Segal- Executive Director, Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society
    Bigg’s Killer Whale monitoring in Clayoquot Sound. Lead discussion on community-based citizen science efforts.

Then it’s time to hear from you! Your feedback for how our community can contribute to important research and conservation efforts (both regionally and provincially) will help us create the best strategies to collect data to protect marine species. Have a drink and some snacks on us, and socialize with the rest of the fleet for the remainder of the evening.


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