Jackie Hildering gave a presentation on the return of the humpback whales at our last meeting of the Campbell River Guides Association. She is a very enthusiastic about these big animals. It is amazing how the humpbacks are coming back in numbers and how the are coming back to the inside waters. ( So much so that Jackie wants to warn us to avoid collisions.)
If you are reading this in time, I highly recommend seeing her show, She is doing another one in Campbell River ,Feb 26 , 7 pm at the Maritime Heritage Centre.
"They’re big, they’re beautiful, and they’re back! Join us on February 26th at the Campbell River Heritage Centre for a discussion on the return of Humpback Whales to BC’s Coast (7 PM, Rotary Hall, free entry). Presenter Jackie Hildering is a researcher with the Marine Education and Research Society and wishes to share their research with those who are most often on or near the water and discuss how we can work together to better understand these giants and the risks they face (for the sake of boater and whale safety). As an avid diver and underwater photographer, Jackie is also known as “The Marine Detective” with recent on-camera experience including being featured on Animal Planet’s “Wild Obsession” series and in the BBC production “New threat to Canada's Pacific humpback whales?” It indeed promises to be an informative and entertaining! See www.mersociety.org. Presentation location map at http://tinyurl.com/q67e4ef; 621 Island Highway, Campbell River.”
Jackie is education director and a researcher for MERS, Marine Education and Research Society.
mersociety.org. She is also " The Marine Detective " and has a fascinating blog with amazing photos from both on the surface and diving . http://themarinedetective.com/