We are a team of marine biologists and research technicians based out of Alert Bay (“Home of the Killer Whale” and unceded traditional territory of the ‘Namgis First Nation), British Columbia, Canada. We enable conservation and understanding of cetacean populations that are data deficient or threatened by climate change and human development by using various methodologies to conduct field studies, analyze data, and communicate findings.
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.
OrcaLab research is land based as a matter of philosophy… research without interference. The approach works well in our area, with its many waterways & relatively small distances. OrcaLab’s location on Hanson Island at Blackney Pass is perfect for reception of radio signals from Johnstone Strait & Blackfish Sound, two of the most important areas used by the whales.
Salmon Coast is a charitable, non-profit conservation organization and a hub for coastal research. Located in Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis territory, we can be found deep in the Broughton Archipelago, near Echo Bay, British Columbia. Salmon Coast supports innovative research, public education, community outreach, and ecosystem awareness to achieve lasting conservation measures for the lands and waters of the Broughton Archipelago and surrounding areas.