The Canadian Whale Institute team is a dynamic group, including core Staff, Educators, Whale Rescuers, Researchers, and Advisors, all focused on protecting marine mammals and their habitats.
Moira holds a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of Guelph and two Bachelors degrees (in Environmental Conservation and in Education) from McGill University.
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Natasha began working with the Canadian Whale Institute in 2020 to assist with mariner outreach initiatives to promote the healthy coexistence of vessels and right whales in Atlantic Canada. Today, as the Social Media Assistant at the Canadian Whale Institute, Natasha oversees the content on our social media channels and fosters a community of marine stewards online.
Natasha holds a BSc from Dalhousie University with a major in Marine Biology and a minor in French language. She is currently working toward her MSc in Biology at the University of New Brunswick, where she is investigating the use of a glider-mounted shadowgraph camera for monitoring North Atlantic right whale prey fields. She is a zooplankton taxonomist with expertise in Atlantic Canadian environments.
Natasha enjoys diving, surfing, and collecting algae around Atlantic Canada. Her research interests include predator-prey interactions and influences, elasmobranch ecology, and science communication.
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With a background in biology, Nick works as a wildlife cameraman specializing in aerial, underwater, and boat-based ocean filming. He owns and operate the industry's top cameras, drones, gimbals and underwater equipment and has traveled extensively throughout the world to photograph and film our planets most iconic wildlife.
Nick is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, a group of leading wildlife, nature and culture photographers and videographers who have each demonstrated a deep commitment to conservation efforts around the globe. He was a 2020 National Geographic Explorer and was inducted as a member of the Royal Canadian Geographic society in 2021. His ultimate goal, whether through photography or film, is to bring unique stories of the natural world to audiences worldwide while promoting the conservation of the species and ecosystems upon which we all rely.
Check out his web site to see some of his incredible work. You can also see Nick at work in Last of the Right Whales.
Check out his recent book and connect with Michael on LinkedIn here.