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Meet Shelly Selivanov

2022-11-24T20:54:45+00:00

Meet Shelly Selivanov, the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians' new SRKW Marine Biologist Learn more about Shelly and the work she'll be doing with the Marine Guardians to help save the KELL̵OLEMEĆEN. Click play to view the short video, or read the transcript below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swiYpGeR1NA Interviewer: Can you tell us a bit about who you are and where you’re from? My name is Shelly Selivanov and I was born in Israel, but at a young age my family moved to Ontario where I lived in Anishinaabe territory till I was about 18 years old. And since I was little, [...]

Meet Shelly Selivanov2022-11-24T20:54:45+00:00

Meet Dan Baker

2022-11-04T23:34:54+00:00

Meet Dan Baker, the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians' new SRKW data analyst Learn more about Dan and the work he'll be doing with the Marine Guardians to help save the KELL̵OLEMEĆEN. Click play to view the short video, or read the transcript below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2aA8UuvwFM Interviewer: Can you tell us a bit about who you are and where you’re from? My name's Dan Baker. I'm working as the SRKW data analyst, and I just started looking at the killer whale interactions with vessel traffic in the Salish sea. I was born in Comox, British Columbia, and I've been living [...]

Meet Dan Baker2022-11-04T23:34:54+00:00

Photos taken of KELLOLEMECEN (Killer Whales) in the Gulf Islands Ocean

2022-10-27T20:22:42+00:00

The past week, the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians team has been monitoring the gulf islands ocean for the KELLOLEMECEN (Killer Whales). They spotted a pod of Transient/Bigg’s Killer Whales, possibly teaching their young to hunt. Other sightings included pods of Dall’s Porpoises, seals, sea lions, and an abundance of Salmon. RECENT POSTS How are we doing? Leave Us Your Feedback Here

Photos taken of KELLOLEMECEN (Killer Whales) in the Gulf Islands Ocean2022-10-27T20:22:42+00:00

The QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians visit Saturna Island.

2022-10-21T20:59:30+00:00

This past summer, the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians visited the whale trail site located on the East Point of Saturna Island. Whale Trail sites offer spectacular vistas and opportunities to view marine mammals. "I brought our guardians out there to see what the trail was all about and see what it looks like from the land so when we pass by during our water monitoring, they'll know the exact location." says David Dick, SRKW Monitoring Program Senior Manager. Below are a few pictures from their trip. RECENT [...]

The QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians visit Saturna Island.2022-10-21T20:59:30+00:00

Work being done at the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program

2022-12-08T23:18:54+00:00

Below is a brochure of all the work that the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians are doing and will be doing. RECENT POSTS How are we doing? Leave Us Your Feedback Here

Work being done at the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program2022-12-08T23:18:54+00:00

WLC Partners with UVIC Computer Science Student to Improve Whale Monitoring Data

2022-10-13T17:25:06+00:00

WLC Partners with UVIC Computer Science Student to Improve Whale Monitoring Data The W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians / QENTOL, YEN has recently partnered with UVic computer science graduate student Bachan Ghimire to help protect the KELȽOLEMEĆEN / Killer Whales. Shown above: Bachan Ghimire’s final presentation at UVIC on using Data Analytics to preserve Marine Life As part of the Federal Government’s Ocean Protection plan, the Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness (EMSA) Initiative was developed specifically to provide Coastal  Indigenous Groups with in-depth data on marine activity in their territory. As part of EMSA, David Dick, the Senior Manager of the SRKW [...]

WLC Partners with UVIC Computer Science Student to Improve Whale Monitoring Data2022-10-13T17:25:06+00:00

Meet the QENTOL, YEN Marine Guardians

2022-10-13T17:21:13+00:00

Meet the QENTOL, YEN Marine Guardians Learn more about the Marine Guardians and the work they're doing to help save the KELL̵OLEMEĆEN. Click play to view the short video, or read the transcript below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw_Fl9d6SOU Interviewer: Can you tell us a bit about who you are and where you’re from? Patrick My name is Patrick Elliot, and I'm from Tsartlip First Nation, and my mom's side is from Lheidli T’enneh First nation. Yeah, I've been here my whole life. Maxwell Hi, my name is Maxwell Pelkey. My traditional name is Lemlomelek. I come from Tsawout First Nation. I also carry [...]

Meet the QENTOL, YEN Marine Guardians2022-10-13T17:21:13+00:00

Federal Government Announces New Rules To Protect SKRW

2022-10-13T17:25:15+00:00

Federal Government Announces New Rules To Protect SKRW In an effort to protect the endangered killer whale population in and around the Salish Sea, the Federal Government has released updates to fishing and boating regulations. These 2022 Southern Resident Killer Whale Management Measures are intended to support population recovery, which has been critical for years. New educational materials have been produced and are intended for distribution, educating boaters, and fishing enthusiasts on no-go zones and new mandatory distances from the SRKW. This is welcome news for W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council's QENTOL,YEN / Marine Guardians Program, which has been working hard to [...]

Federal Government Announces New Rules To Protect SKRW2022-10-13T17:25:15+00:00

Progress being made at the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program

2022-10-13T17:26:00+00:00

Progress being made at the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program Progress in monitoring the habitat of the KELL̵OLEMEĆEN / SRKW has recently been made as Maxwell, Patrick and Mathias undertook an expedition to areas where some of the whales are active and where the whale watchers' paths are. Assisted by two Parks Canada people, Winnie and Kirsten, who showed them these areas, they succeeded in capturing footage of how healthy certain ecosystems are. The team used BRUV technology (Baited Remote Underwater Video)to record the images. The crew traveled around Maine Island, Saturna, and Samuel Island. It is their [...]

Progress being made at the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program2022-10-13T17:26:00+00:00

Qentol.Yen/ W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians to present at IMPAC 5 Conference

2022-10-13T17:26:07+00:00

The 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) is a global forum that brings together ocean conservation professionals and high-level officials to inform, inspire and act on marine protected areas. In advance of their 5th annual conference, IMPAC received more than 700 proposals from 66 countries around the globe. Over the past four months, an extensive review process was conducted to select the presenters at this prestigious conference. Five theme working groups made up of industry professionals, academics, and subject matter experts were assembled to review, deliberate, and score the proposals over a six-week period. The WLC's proposal, New Beginning: [...]

Qentol.Yen/ W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians to present at IMPAC 5 Conference2022-10-13T17:26:07+00:00
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