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Project dates
18/06/2021  – 03/09/2021
Location
West Cracroft Island, Mount Waddington A, BC, Canada

Megan McKenzie

Project Lead

Simon Grieshaber-Otto

Collaborator

Nikolay Senilov

Collaborator

Julia Roberts

Collaborator

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During Megan's placement with CETUS, she was able to build on her skills personally and professionally.

Project Description

CETUS Research and Conservation is an organization dedicated to protecting the lives of whales in the wild through research, education and direct intervention. CETUS was founded in 2005 to address the increasing endangerment of BC’s killer whales due to human activities and focuses directly on one of the three key contributors to killer whale endangerment: vessel traffic disturbance. They work in the field to protect whales and other marine mammals from harassment and harm.

Direct Action Ambassadors with CETUS primarily work as Robson Bight Wardens, living on West Cracroft Island, BC. This involves educating boaters, kayakers and park visitors about the boundaries of the Robson Bight Michael Bigg Ecological Reserve as well as the be whale wise marine mammal viewing guidelines and regulations. Megan also collected and entered data on marine mammals and vessel activity, and she created public presentations to kayak groups and other visitors.

This placement was incredibly immersive. It allowed all four CETUS Ambassadors to work closely with boaters in the area, as well as on critical research that will hopefully be used to create more guidelines around vessel traffic in the area for years to come. Megan was able to build on her previous experiences to become more comfortable in the field and with camp life. Professionally, she was able to operate the vessel, use her radio license and make decisions on the water, which was a great experience.

Biggest Challenge

Living in such close quarters with others for such a long period of time – just a learning curve!

Most Valuable Takeaway

Megan loved seeing orcas in their natural habitat! Also getting to interact with the public during the educational talks.

#oceanbridge

Every Christmas we put out snacks to graze on during the day. This years snack board featured 3 types of springhillsfish smoked trout dip- sriracha cheddar, lemon dill and maple. These dips are perfect for company, just keep them in the freezer until you’re ready to use then thaw overnight in the fridge then serve with veggies and/or crackers. They even deliver them right to your door!

Thanks Springhills Fish for making our Christmas Day food easy and delicious!

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from stevestonseafoodhouse ⁣

Marinated SABLEFISH🍴miso, sake + mirin, toasted sesame seeds ✨⁣

A staple on our regular dining menu - this entrée often has our guests raving & coming back again for more!⁣

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Happy holidays from the Onceayear team! 🎄🐙🦭🐳🐋🎄

We look forward to 2023 to keep working for a safer and cleaner ocean for all. Stay tuned for our updates in the new year.

🎁 Join our efforts this festive season and give a present to the ocean. Link in bio to donate.

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Who dat🙅🏼‍♀️

Guys! (Full disclosure: I don’t really look like this 😂. My hair is curly, I never wear makeup, and my winter uniform is generally top-to-bottom fleece, socks with Birkenstock’s, and a somewhat grubby toque.)

However, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your likes, follows, purchases, and laughs this year. I’m just a wee little driftwood palace here doing what I LOVE and sharing it with you all.

So thank you, and I’m wishing you all the best of the holiday season, navigating alllllllll the tricky parts 😉!

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Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a great holiday weekend! #pacificherring ...

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Merry Fishmas! We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

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Repost from oceanswaterorg

Happy Holidays from Ocean’s Water Org. ❤️
Peace on Earth for all.

Thanks to your support, Ocean’s "Aquadoption" efforts, reusable water bottle sales, and reusable tote bag sales have raised $1400USD for healthebay and $638 for oceanwise to date!

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Happy Holidays from Ocean’s Water Org. ❤️
Peace on Earth for all.

Thanks to your support, Ocean’s "Aquadoption" efforts, reusable water bottle sales, and reusable tote bag sales have raised $1400USD for healthebay and $638 for oceanwise to date!

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⭐Meet the team⭐

Many of our partners already know the wonderful Kayla Menu-Courey, Senior Partner Relations Specialist, Quebec! Read below to hear about the Ocean Wise Seafood program in her words:

They say to "know your Why". Mine has always been clear to me: it's the planet and its people.

With every partner that I have the privilege of working with, I get to work towards my WHY.

🌊Deliver staff-wide trainings
🌊Facilitate sourcing substitutions for sustainable alternatives
🌊Create educational content to answer client questions
🌊Connect businesses that sell/buy Ocean Wise seafood
🌊Build comprehensive workplans to track & progress sustainability performance

...these are just *some* of the ways our program increases seafood awareness & inspires the industry to take action for the oceans and it's people.

By keeping our partners up to date with the latest fisheries and aquaculture knowledge, restaurants, grocery stores and food distributors can make better choices to support fishers and sea farmers that meet the Ocean Wise standard.

How can you help? SHOW UP 🤩 & celebrate #OceanWiseSeafood partners over the holidays!

Let's encourage them in their efforts to protect the worlds oceans, lakes and rivers 💙
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🎁Hot smoked spring salmon is easily flaked into an incredible pate, atop a salad, risotto or pasta for a hit of protein.
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A walk down memory lane! As 2022 is slowly coming to an end and the days are getting longer again (something that is worth celebrating if you live north of 60) I’m looking back at my time as an OceanBridge Ambassador with oceanwiseyouth

I didn’t have a chance to read the Collection of Stories prior to leaving for my trip so now is the perfect time to look back and reflect.

What an awesome time we had!

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‘Tis the season to tuck in to comfort food, like our seared Scallops and celeriac risotto, with pancetta crumb, pecorino and sunchoke chips.

We have reservations available tonight & booking your table is easy! Click the link in our bio or give us a call at
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There’s a new blog about our MERS / Oceanwise collaboration to look for evidence of how many Humpback Whales have scars from entanglement and collision. Because dead whales usually sink or strand in remote locations, their cause of death often cannot be determined. Scar studies help inform how serious these threats are, and how they need to be reduced.

In this collaboration, Ocean Wise is the lead for fieldwork and data collection and MERS leads project coordination and data analysis.

See the blog at https://ocean.org/blog/from-the-field-blog-3-birds-eye-view-using-drones-to-study-humpback-whales

📸Ocean Wise: DFO Marine Mammal License MML-18. The Humpback in the photo is Ridge, BCX1249

⚠️Note: It is illegal to fly drones or approach marine mammals closer than 200 m if not under research or filming license.
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from johnlaujohnlau ⁣

Monday Night Dinner at Home⁣
Baked Sablefish gindarasablefish⁣
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Herring are one of the most iconic seafood products in the world! Enjoyed by many different countries worldwide, each culture has a unique way of preparing this delicious fish. #pacificherring ...

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A couple of weeks back, before all the snow! ❄️Nice big clams harvested by the FV Hells Bells.

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