Sea Day #1 – October 15, 2019
Our first sea day of the 7 day cruise after an amazing day in Victoria. I was quite honoured to be able to deliver a pro-bono lecture to guests of the Cruise Critic Roll Call in the Sky Conference room of the Celebrity Eclipse (pre-arranged with Celebrity on shore). It was my first-time ever delivering a lecture to a group of people and it was definitely outside of my comfort zone, but that’s where you grow!
It was a great experience sharing my passion of Marine Mammals with my fellow cruisers and even better was the after effects with some of the guests reporting to me afterwards that they “saw a spout, a whale”, or recounting a new fact that they had learned.
A very special thank you to my fellow cruise critic roll call guests who supported me by attending this lecture.
“I want to thank Heather for giving this informative lecture on Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea. It really added to our whale watching experience. It helped us relive the experience on the whale watching tour.
Her love of these magnificent creatures and their environment really shown through. Since you are reading her blog, you know how well she documents and brings life to her subjects.“
“We learned about the marine mammals in the Area we visited, thank you for teaching us.”
~ L & G
Wendy Harriss (reading kindness rocks)
- Note for Wendy & everyone. It is true that taking a generation of whales away from the now Critically Endangered Southern Residents of the Salish Sea was a disruption. Sadly, humans didn’t know much about the Orcas back in the 1970s, their population status, and their tight family bonds. We need to reflect on how we feel today, to bring them a voice and share what we know now – in the present – so we can secure their future.
Additionally, I am a strong support of Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project (the original trainer of “Flipper”). What can you do today to help cetaceans worldwide? take the pledge to not buy a ticket to a Dolphin Show or Swim with Dolphins (Captive) program.