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General · 22nd September 2015
Deb Cowper
The Discovery Passage Aquarium is pleased and excited to announce the first presentation in the Fall 2105 season of our Public Science Speaker Series. Join us this Friday night, September 25th, at the Maritime Heritage Centre to enjoy a presentation by Jackie Hildering aka “The Marine Detective” on what is known about Offshore Killer Whales / Orca. More broadly, she will discuss lessons learned from killer whales when knowledge replaces fear and misunderstanding. Jackie's presentation will also feature the skeleton of Offshore Killer Whale “O120”, star of the 'Build-a-Whale' programming presently offered by the Aquarium.

Entry to this presentation is by donation and the presentation starts at 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM). Jackie is a teacher; underwater photographer; and Humpback Whale Researcher and Education Director with the Marine Education and Research Society. Recent on-camera experience including being featured on Animal Planet’s “Wild Obsession” series and in the BBC production “New threat to Canada's Pacific humpback whales?

The Build-a-Whale display is generously sponsored by Stubbs Island Whale Watching and Discovery Marine Safaris.

Be sure to add entries into your calendar for upcoming talks by quality researchers and presenters: Jane Watson on Sea Otters Oct 29th, and Dick Beamish on the Strait of Georgia, Nov 12th. More details can be found at