Showing posts from October, 2009

A Public Lecture by Jeremy Goldbogen - Oct 27, 2009

2009 Michael A. Bigg Award Lecture
The Ultimate Mouthful: Lunge-feeding by Baleen Whales

Presented at the Vancouver Aquarium Goldcorp Theatre (Aquaquest entrance)
Join Jeremy Tuesday October 27, 2009 at 7pm

Jeremy Goldbogen, UBC graduate student and winner of the 2009 Michael A. Bigg Graduate Student Award, has recently completed his PhD dissertation on the mechanics and energetics of lunge feeding by blue, fin and humpback whales. Using specially-designed digital recording tags, Jeremy discovered that the whales glide to depth, make several lunges—each of which slows them to a near standstill—and then swim actively back to the surface. The volume of water engulfed and filtered during each lunge is larger than the whale’s entire body. Jeremy will discuss and illustrate these and other findings with photographs and video clips from his field work.

Instituted in 2007 and funded by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre’s Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program, the Michael A. Bigg awa…

Dan Culver Summits Everest in 1990...Dedicates his Climb to the Khutzeymateen Valley

I was recently going through some old files in the Bluewater office, when I came across this incredible photo of Dan Culver, the founder of Bluewater Adventures. In 1990 Dan became the 5th Canadian, and first British Columbian, to summit Mt. Everest, dedicating that ascent to the Khutzeymateen and Tsitika valleys, then in danger of being logged. Dan knew he was not going to be on this planet forever, but hoped that such places as the Khutzeymateen would be.

On June 23-29 2010, come with Bluewater Adventures on its First Annual trip into the Khutzeymateen Valley and see first had why Dan and so many others see this as a very special place in British Columbia.

For more on Dan Culver, and the history of Bluewater Adventures check this out!

Join Danny Catt this Sunday!

Stanley Park Ecology Society - Annual General Meeting

When: Sunday October 18th 2pm-4pm
Where: Coal Harbour Community Centre (480 Broughton st. Vancouver)
Admission: Free to SPES Members, New Membership is by donation, this day only!

Featuring sensational stories and stunning scenes of connecting people with nature across hemispheres.

In traveling through 50 countries, award-winning naturalist-lecturer Danny Catt has captured insights and images that have been showcased as widely as Canadian Geographic and Time Magazines. Join him for an inspiring afternoon journey from the exotic Antarctic through the Equator to the mysterious Arctic.

Bluewater Adventures was lucky enough to have Danny lead a trip with us again this past summer in Southeast Alaska aboard the Island Odyssey.

BC by Water - Tourism BC Feature

Check out the latest campaign from Tourism BC - Randy Burke, Director of Bluewater Adventures was recently interviewed for this segment.

Bluewater Celebrates its 35th Birthday!

Celebrating 35 Years! 1974-2009
Bluewater is proud to have provided guests with 35 years of coastal you have a story to share. Email your past Bluewater story to

We look forward to seeing you onboard in 2010!