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Project Details

Project dates
15/11/2023  – 18/02/2024
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Rachit Trivedi

Project Lead

Raise awareness about the often-overlooked problem of ship collisions with Humpback Whales. Offering practical solutions to reduce the number of deadly collisions and protect these magnificent creatures.

Project Description

The goal of this project is to raise awareness among the general public and boating community regarding the often-overlooked problem of ship collisions with majestic Humpback Whales. Given the widespread lack of awareness about this significant issue, my objective is to offer a clear depiction of the frequency of whale strikes. Additionally, I seek to equip individuals with three practical strategies to mitigate these lethal accidents.

This project has been created in commemoration of the lives of all the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, including two Ocean Bridge ambassadors, Danielle Moore and Micah Messent. We aspire to carry on their legacy and commitment to making the world a better place by creating long-lasting impacts with a firm commitment to driving positive change for the environment and our ocean. We will never forget the light that Danielle and Micah brought to the world and will continue to keep them in our hearts. To learn more about these two amazing people, please visit: Honouring Danielle and Micah  – Ocean Wise. This work is partially funded by the Commemoration Fund for Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Tragedy.

What was your biggest challenge?

My greatest challenge revolved around maintaining motivation amidst disappointment and repeated failures. To navigate this obstacle, I prioritized maintaining focus and approached the journey one step at a time, preventing overwhelming thoughts from sidetracking my progress.

What was your most valuable takeaway?

My most significant takeaway from the project is the realization that despite encountering failure in the majority of attempts, the taste of success is incredibly rewarding. Reflecting on the hardships faced along the way, I recognize how each failure contributed to my growth and resilience. Moreover, I’ve learned to appreciate the journey itself rather than solely fixating on achieving success.

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