Jackie Hildering will be talking about humpback whale numbers at a Discovery Passage Aquarium Speakers Series presentation on Saturday at the Maritime Heritage Centre.

Jackie Hildering will be talking about humpback whale numbers at a Discovery Passage Aquarium Speakers Series presentation on Saturday at the Maritime Heritage Centre.

The Return of Giants — Campbell River lecture looks at reviving humpback whale numbers

Are you a boater? Someone Interested in B.C.’s marine life? Then this presentation is for you.

Discovery Passage Aquarium has closed the doors for the season, but is kicking off its Public Science Speaker Series with this very engaging talk on Saturday, Sept. 23. Join them for an encore presentation on Humpback Whales by Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) researcher Jackie Hildering.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. at the Maritime Heritage Centre across from the aquarium. Admission is by voluntary donation.

With the increased number of humpbacks around Campbell River, they’re bringing Hildering back for this entertaining and informative presentation. It has become all the more necessary that there is greater awareness about how to avoid collision and what to do if entanglement is witnessed.

Hildering will also be sharing MERS’ latest research on humpback feeding and rate of entanglement.

As an educator, avid diver and underwater photographer, Hildering is also known as “The Marine Detective” with recent on-camera experience including being featured on Animal Planet’s “Wild Obsession” series and in the BBC productions “New threat to Canada’s Pacific humpback whales?” and “Ingenious Animals.”

See www.mersociety.org for more information.

Hildering’s talk will also be hosted by the Sierra Club Quadra on Friday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. at Quadra Community Centre.