Whale Spotting at Amphitrite Point

Sunday March 19, 2017 : 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Amphitrite Point, Coast Guard Rd, Ucluelet

 

Join guest naturalist Bill McIntyre sighting our amazing guests of honour from Amphitrite Point in Ucluelet. Using high-powered spotting scopes and even the naked eye, this scenic spot lends itself to fantastic views of the open ocean, the grey whale migration and more of nature’s best offerings. .
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Interpretive Talks

Guest Speaker: Brianna Wright - Family Feast: Kin-directed Prey Sharing Behaviour in Northern Resident Killer Whales

Sunday March 19, 2017 : 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ucluelet Community Centre (George Fraser room), 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet

 

Resident killer whales prey almost exclusively on salmon and depend particularly on Chinook (the least common species of salmon in the Pacific Northwest), which makes up the majority of their known diet. Despite the importance of Chinook to the survival of individual killer whales, they frequently choose to share this critical resource with family members. Brianna Wright, Eva Stredulinsky, Graeme Ellis and Dr. John Ford conducted a 12-year study (2002-2014) examining patterns of prey sharing behaviour among northern resident killer whales. In particular, the talk will discuss the prevalence of prey sharing between close maternal relatives, and the role that this cooperative behaviour plays.
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Guest Speaker: Dr, Lance Barrett, Fish-Eating and Mammal-Eating Killer Whales:  Are They Different Species?

Sunday March 19, 2017 : 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ucluelet Community Centre (George Fraser room), 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet

 

Over 30 years ago, pioneering marine mammal researcher Michael Bigg determined that British Columbia coastal waters are home to distinct fish-eating and mammal-eating killer whale types.  Referred to as resident and Bigg’s killer whales, we now know that these types do not interbreed, rarely interact, and have different diets and hunting behaviours.  This raises the possibility that despite their general similarity in appearance, the two types are actually different species.  I’ll present recent research about their use of sound, their hunting behaviours, and their anatomy—and let you decide!
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‘Cougar Annie’ play

Sunday March 19, 2017 : 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clayoquot Community Theatre, 380 Campbell St, Tofino

 

2 performances 2pm & 8pm 

$15 adv, $18 door. Tickets on sale at Common Loaf Bakery, Treehouse Gifts and Green Soul Organics. Call 250-266-0133 for more information.

            In the early 1900’s the legendary west coast settler Cougar Annie was anything but a typical women. She trapped over 70 cougars, homesteaded in a rainforest bog, opened a remote post office and outlived 4 husbands. Join Katrina Kadoski and her one-woman show about this remarkable pioneer.

 

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