Next Monthly Meeting is : On Zoom, November 4th. Stay tuned to Meetup so you can join us for this meeting
Time: 7 pm
Location: Your living room, your computer
Presentation: Humpback Whales - Return of the Giants!
Jackie Hildering of the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) will discuss the return of Humpback whales from the brink of extinction and provide details on Humpback feeding strategies, rates of entanglement, and what boaters and paddlers can do to avoid collisions, report entanglements and help protect these cetacean giants.
Known as "The Marine Detective," Jackie is a biology teacher, cold-water diver, underwater photographer and the force behind the award-winning website https://themarinedetective.com/. She has collaborated with PBS, the BBC and Animal Planet, and enjoys a reputation as "the stand-up comic of marine conservation.”
Skills Committee and Training Opportunities:
Upcoming: On water events cancelled until further notice, but we are doing some Zoom On-line workshops. All these are listed on Meetup.
Next Major Event: All social events currently cancelled but lots of on water activities and Zoom
Ongoing: Follow Meetup for lots of fall paddles
Hints to Make Paddling Life Easier and Safer (in normal times). Right now distance between people is important.
We all help each other out loading and carrying our boats to and from cars. Some boats are heavier than others, and some people are stronger than others. To make sure everyone goes home injury free, please make sure that your hatches are empty and everything is taken off your boat before you let someone else help you carry it. It also helps to check your hatches to make sure there is no water inside. That also adds weight.
When carrying a loaded boat always use more four people and use straps if available. Loaded kayaks are not meant to be carried solely by the handles at each end.
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