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General News · 6th March 2020
FOCI - Helen
Friends of Cortes Island invites you to join us for this informative presentation ‘Whales in our Waters’, with Sarah Wilson from Ocean Wise, Weds 11th March, 7- 9pm Gorge Hall, doors 6.30 pm.

Come and learn about the Whale Trail BC, and its launch on Cortes. Sarah will also be presenting a fascinating talk entitled "Drowned Out - Orca communication in an increasingly noisy world'.

This is a great chance to learn more about local whales, and take a deep dive into the acoustic lives of the much loved orca. Everyone welcome!

Refreshments available. Suggested donation $10.

Ocean Wise has a mission to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans. They are home to the Cetacean Sightings Network (CNC), which encourages citizen science reporting of whales and dolphins.

CNC has helped establish the Whale Trail BC, which is host to 39 designated Whale Trail sites, marked by interpretative panels or trail markers, up and down the BC coast. Every panel highlights local information and marine mammal species that can be spotted in the area. Cortes’ Whale Trail panel will be located at the Gorge Harbour Marina.