Your assistance is very much appreciated in helping us at the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) evaluate our presentations about Humpback Whales - aimed at reducing the risks of vessel strike (collision) and entanglement.
This survey is made up of 11 questions. 

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* 1. Date of the presentation?

Date
Time

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* 4. Where did you join our presentation from?

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* 5. How would you rank the value of this presentation in reducing the threat of vessel strike (collision) to whales?

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* 6. How is the information shared in this presentation relevant to you? Please check any of the following that apply.

 
I fish commercially
I fish recreationally
I operate a motorized vessel commercially
I operate a motorized vessel recreationally
I will teach this information in my role with the Canadian Power Squadron (CPS-ECP)
I use a non-motorized vessel on the ocean (kayak, canoe, row and/or other)
I observe whales from land
I work in ecotourism and observe whales
I contribute to marine mammal sightings data
I contribute to reporting incidents involving marine mammals
I work in ecotourism and share information about reducing threats with others who transit through areas with whales
In a capacity outside ecotourism, I share information about reducing threats with others who transit through areas with whales
I spend little / no time on the ocean, but will share information about reducing threats with others who transit through areas with whales

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* 7. Where do you primarily conduct these activities? Please check any of the following that apply.

 
NE Vancouver Island
NW Vancouver Island
Central Vancouver Island
Southern Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands
SW Vancouver Island - Barclay/Clayoquot
Georgia Strait/Salish Sea
Around Vancouver Island
Howe Sound/Sunshine Coast
Central Coast
North Coast
Haida Gwaii
Other/International

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* 8. Please state the 2 of the most important actions to undertake if you spot an entangled whale.

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* 10. Please state 4 actions to undertake to avoid vessel strike (collision) with a Humpback Whale.

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* 12. Please explain in one or two sentences how vessel operators should use the Whale Warning Flag.

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* 13. How would you rank the overall value of the presentation with regard to whale and boater safety?

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* 14. Please provide any additional comments or feedback on this presentation that would improve the potential of reducing the threat of vessel strike and entanglement to whales.

For you!
Because you have the knowledge resulting from this webinar and also have the interest and concern to help us further by taking the survey, we would like to make further steps to reduce threats to whales and boaters easier by:

  1. A discount on Whale Warning Flags: When you click the "Submit" button below,  a message will appear that includes a code for a 15% discount for Whale Warning Flags (available via our online Ocean Store).
  2. "See a Blow? Go Slow!" signage at no cost: If you are able to help position this signage, we will make it available at no cost. Please fill in the form at the end of the page at this link www.mersociety.org/sponsorsign.

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