This year I will be donating a 18″x24″ Limited Edition Canvas print of ‘Returning Home’ (my painting featuring two orcas cruising the Pasley Islands at sunset) to the Marine Education and Research Society Online Auction/Fundraiser. Visit the Online Auction Webpage to view all the amazing items up for bid! Auction is open March 29 – April 7 2019.
“The Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to promoting conservation and understanding of marine ecosystems through scientific research, environmental education, and marine wildlife response. We are based on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia and incorporated in 2010.
MERS formed in order to bring together existing marine research and education projects as well as to provide a platform from which to conduct further work.
Our efforts focus on Humpback Whales and Minke Whales off British Columbia’s coast. Priorities are studying entanglement rates and foraging strategies. Additional work includes studying Killer Whale foraging success. Education is key to our strategy to reduce risks to marine species. Our work includes the See a Blow? Go Slow! campaign to reduce the risk of collision between whales and boaters and How to Save a Whale which educates about whale entanglement. We conduct workshops for marine naturalists and provide public presentations to increase engagement and positive action for marine life.“