Underway on Raincoast conservation research vessel Achiever for September Great Bear Rainforest expedition.
Gazing at Great Bear Rainforest majesty from the bow of Raincoast conservation research vessel Achiever.
Raincoast conservation science director Chris Darimont on the bow of Achiever heading north in the Great Bear rainforest.
On Raincoast conservation research vessel Achiever anchored near Bella Bella at the start of a week long trip north.
Have a whale of a Canada Day!
When in the Great Bear Rainforest, you never know who you'll run into on your way to work!
Watching humpback whales lunge- and bubblenet-feeding...
"Is it my turn to record the data?" Taking Koeye campers & camp counsellors out on The Achiever is so much fun! We practice the methods scientists use to survey whales and seabirds, including spotting, using markings to ID individuals, behaviour, and recording data.
Found this chiton plate on Calvert Island, on the way to Koeye. Chitons (a type of mollusc) have eight over-lapping plates on their back; it's easy to see why the plates are also called "butterfly shells". Did you know: Chitons have magnetite-covered teeth, which is unique among animals!