Marine Mammal Diversity
March 20, 2014 11:30 am
Come and join Cetus Society's Leah Thorpe for a look at the diversity of marine mammals on the coast of BC. You will learn about how each species makes a living in our waters, fun tricks for telling them apart and that local marine conservation groups are doing to give these animals the best chance to thrive on our coast.
Leah Thorpe is a marine educator who has worked as as biologist and naturalist for various organizations along the coast. She helped to repair and reconstruct a Blue Whale skeleton for The University of British Columbia's Beaty Biodiversity Museum, was a marine mammal observer in the Gulf of Mexico, worked on a whale watching boat out of Telegraph Cove and is currently the Director of Communications and Education for Cetus Research and Conservation Society based in Victoria. Leah is also on the board of directors for the Marine Education and Research Society. She holds an undergraduate degree in biology and geography from the University of Victoria and a Master's degree in Environmental Education and Communications from Royal Roads University.