At the beginning of this month, we put together a great last-minute crew of specialists and volunteers to recover a juvenile humpback skeleton for the collections of the Royal B.C. Museum. The young animal had been found dead within the predator net of a fish farm at the beginning of April. The circumstances of its death are not yet understood.
This was a logistically complex expedition involving the collaboration of Fisheries, the Royal BC Museum and Cetacea and required. It involved travel by truck and boat to a remote location off the west coast of Vancouver Island (and, typically, was organized over the Easter long weekend!) To learn more about this exciting project, check out our media page.