Killer whales will be the subject of the first Discovery Passage Aquarium fall speaker series.

Replacing fear of killer whales with knowledge

The Marine Detective will discuss lessons learned from killer whales when knowledge replaces fear and misunderstanding

Researcher Jackie Hildering will de-mystify killer whales this Friday when the Discovery Passage Aquarium launches its Fall 2105 season Public Science Speaker Series.

Join them this Friday night, Sept. 25, at the Maritime Heritage Centre to enjoy a presentation by Hildering a.k.a., 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.

Hildering’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 p.m. Hildering 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 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. 29, and Dick Beamish on the Strait of Georgia, Nov. 12. More details can be found at discoverypassageaquarium.ca