Marine Mammal Research

Tuesday March 21, 2017 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Subtidal Adventures, 1950 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet

Join local marine researcher for a fun-filled research trip by zodiac boat in Barkley Sound. Long-time whale watching company Subtidal Adventures introduces you to local marine mammals and involve you in identifying individual whales and their habits.  2.5 – 3 hour tour length. Adults $99.00, Children 4-12 years $79.00. Advanced booking required for this very popular event. (Please note: rate change, rates in guide were incorrect) 
Contact Subtidal Adventures directly for reservations. Partnered event: 25% of proceeds go to support the Whale festival.  Phone 1-877-444-1134 or email  info@subtidaladventures.com

 

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Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Wilderness & Wildlife Daytrips by Boat

Guest Speaker: Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe, ; In Extremis: Vents, Volcanoes and Conservation

Tuesday March 21, 2017 : 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet

 

Canada was the first country to enact a Marine Protected Area at hot vents. We’ll explore the Endeavour Hot Vents MPA some active volcanoes in the Mariana region now also under protection.  As the search for marine metals intensifies, so do the issues around seabed mining in international waters.
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Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

Guest Speaker, Barb Beasley -. Salty Frogs & Salamanders - The Seaside Habitats of Amphibians

Tuesday March 21, 2017 : 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet

 

One normally thinks of frogs and newts growing up in freshwater marshes but here, on the west coast, we also find them in salty ponds in the splash zone. Little is known about the ecology of these habitats. This presentation will describe why we don’t expect amphibians to live in salt water and what’s happening to learn more about the marine ecology of our local amphibian species! If you’ve seen tadpoles in ponds along the seashore, please bring information to share on our map.
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Maritime & Coastal Cultures

Guest Speaker: Natasha Ewing - Ocean Networks Canada; Wiring the Abyss: Discovering the Ocean Through Real-Time Data

Tuesday March 21, 2017 : 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet

            Discover a new world beneath the waves with Ocean Networks Canada (ONC). Operating world-leading ocean observatories off the west coast of Canada and in the Arctic, ONC has collected a decade of real-time data on the physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of the ocean, allowing scientists, students and teachers around the world to explore complex earth processes and discover ocean mysteries. Throughout this presentation you will explore diverse ecosystems through stunning images and sound, learn about ONC’s current projects and recognize how gathering data about our changing ocean opens the door to better understanding our planet.
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