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General News · 3rd July 2018
FOCI - Helen
Friends of Cortes Island invites you to join us for this fabulous evening talk on Whales and Dolphins around Cortes Island.

Do you know how to tell a porpoise from a dolphin? Or what humpback whales eat? Join Jess Torode, the Coordinator of the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network, from 7-9pm on Saturday, July 7th to explore the wonderful world of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) that live around Cortes Island.

Find out how to identify common cetacean species, learn about the threats they face, and discover how you can get involved in their conservation through the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network.

Suggested Donation: $15 - money raised will go to our marine stewardship work and to support the B.C Cetacean Sightings Network.

Doors open: 6.30pm Talk Starts at 7pm. Refreshments provided

A joint project of Ocean Wise and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network is a citizen science program which collects sightings of cetaceans and sea turtles from mariners and coastal citizens for conservation-based research. 12 of the 24 species of cetacean and 4 species of sea turtle that call B.C. home are listed as ‘At Risk’ by the Species at Risk Act, which is why it is so important to gather valuable information about their abundance, distribution, and critical habitat.

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