Join this interesting and informative talk presented by Wendy Szaniszlo of the Vancouver Aquarium and Brian Congdon of Subtidal Adventures. While Wendy will be discussing the monitoring of grey whales and sea lions in our area, Brian will provide some updates particular to whales spotted in our area.
Wendy Szaniszlo, MSc. is a marine mammal ecologist whose work has involved cetacean surveys, humpback and grey whale monitoring programs, Steller sea lion population assessments and brand re-sight surveys, sea lion diet studies, as well as participating in sea lion branding and tagging programs. Her recent focus has been investigating sea lion entanglement in fishing gear and marine debris, and studying the seasonal diet of sea lions in BC. As a Marine Mammal Biologist with DFO she continues to study sea lion diet and supports coast-wide population assessments.
Brian Congdon is a former Park Warden of Pacific Rim National Park and is very knowledgeable about the natural and cultural history of the area. Brian brings over 40 years of west coast experience to his guests at Subtidal Adventures.