Cetus has some wonderful interns this year who have come to us from all different backgrounds and parts of the world. Check out their impressive bios!!

Erin Parsons








This is Erin’s fourth season returning to work with the Robson Bight Warden Program. Originally from Reno, Nevada Erin has been traveling to B.C. and other places around the world to work with, study, and be close to the cetaceans that are her main driving passion. Her past experience includes studying the benthic impacts of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill through the University of Nevada, Reno, from which she gained her undergraduate biology degree, habitat usage studies on Burrunan bottlenose dolphins, and behavioral response studies of East Australian Humpbacks.


Aoife Walsh










Aoife obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Wildlife biology, yet growing up by the sea her main interest has always been the marine environment. In 2013 she worked on a whale and dolphin conservation project with the Atlantic Whale Foundation in Tenerife, which is where her passion for cetaceans really came alight. After working with the Marine Institute in the fisheries ecosystems and advisory sector and Habitat and Environment with juvenile fish stock assessment Aoife came to B.C. to work with the Robson Bight Warden Program and achieve her main goal: to assist in cetacean conservation.


Sarein Basi-Primeau









Sarein grew up on Vancouver Island, spending much of her life adventuring outdoors. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts double major with Geography and Environmental Studies, focusing on coastal conservation and sustainable urban development. Sarein has been fascinated by cetaceans for a long time, but this interest increased after she participated in a field school in the Great Bear Rainforest where her class was lucky enough to cross paths with a pod of Orca. Sarein is excited and grateful for the opportunity to assist Cetus with cetacean conservation this summer.


More to come!:

Courtnay Wilson 



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