Biologist to discuss fate of B.C.’s marine mammals at SODC

Join biologist Misty MacDuffee tonight at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney.

  • Jan. 28, 2015 6:00 a.m.

This seal was spotted by photographer Bob Orchard this week near Sidney’s Beacon Wharf.

SIDNEY — Join biologist Misty MacDuffee at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre tonight (Jan. 29) for her lecture, “Through the Lens of Ecology: Marine Mammals in the Salish Sea.”

B.C.’s coastal waters are known for their presence of remarkable marine mammals, but our relationship with these creatures has not always been so appreciative, says MacDuffee. She will discuss the ecology of mammals in the Salish Sea, the pressures on their environment and survival and the efforts of Raincoast and others to mitigate the hazards they face.

MacDuffee is a biologist with Raincoast Conservation Foundation and co-ordinator of their Wild Salmon Program. She has worked and played in the coastal watersheds of B.C.’s Great Bear rainforest for the past 20 years, including being a team member of Raincoast’s five year survey effort to generate abundance estimates for all B.C.’s marine mammals.

MacDuffee’s lecture starts at 7 p.m.. Doors open at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre at 6:30 p.m.              

— News staff

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