Surfer’s documentary speaks for sea life

Tofino-based surfer Peter Devries rides the waves around the Great Bear Rainforest for the documentary about the area. Photograph by: Jeremy Koreski

Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist

When a couple of sea lions swam close to Chris Darimont as he was surfing, he realized that, with his wetsuit and surf board, he looked remarkably like a marine mammal.

That is when the idea came to Darimont, science director for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, that there should be an opportunity for surfers to speak for the marine mammals of the Great Bear Rainforest and the threats they would face from oil tankers in northern B.C. waters if the Enbridge Gateway pipeline was approved…

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