Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Whale 101 for Boaters coming this Thursday at Port Interpretive Centre

If you're heading out on North Coast Waters in the near future an opportunity is coming up lather this week to learn more about safety measures around the increasing  numbers of the whale population of the region.

As part of a joint initiative between the Prince Rupert Port Authority, DFO, Oceans Canada and the North Coast Cetacean Research initiative, boaters are invited to come ashore at the Port Interpretive Centre at the Atlin Terminal this Thursday from 6:30 to 8PM for an information session.

The evening will offer the opportunity to learn more about the new marine mammal regulations, as well as safety guidelines for those navigating in waters that they are sharing with the giants of the ocean.

The goal is to try and avoid the risk of collision between boats and whales as the waterways of the North Coast become more congested. As well, boaters can learn how they can contribute to ongoing whale research with sighting reports of whales in our area waters.

As part of the evening's program Caitlin Birdsail will be providing a short presentation on the work of the Research initiative in Prince Rupert.

Light refreshments will be served as part of Thursday's information session.

For more notes of interest on Community events around Prince Rupert see our archive page here.

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