CWI is committed to sharing knowledge and facilitating discussion about the biology and conservation of marine mammals and the protection of their marine environment. Our work is not complete until the results of our research are shared with the general public, mariners, and policy makers.
In collaboration with Saint Mary’s University, we offer a Marine Mammal Summer Camp for youth ages 14-17, each summer.
An important part of our work is to speak with and understand the concerns of fishers. We make a point of having 'dockside chats' with fishers and community members and include researchers and other NGOs. We believe that informal meetings and discussions are one of the keys to sharing knowledge and perspectives, facilitating open dialogue, and finding a positive way forward. We would be happy to stop and chat on your dock, if we're in the area.
An informative source of information on whales is the A Mariner's Guide Whales in the Northwest Atlantic published by Marine Mammal Observation Network.