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Jim Zakreski

Marine Biologist

So how did a kid from Saskatchewan become a Marine Biologist…? That’s easy, he moved to Vancouver Island.  In 1994 Jim received his BSc Biology from the University of Victoria. A few stints as Marine Biologist with Canada’s Fisheries and Oceans lead him to realize his greatest strength as a scientist was to be in the field. 

For the last 21 years Jim has been a Captain and Marine Biologist in the whale watching industry of Southern Vancouver Island. This is where Jim hones his wild life spotting skills primarily in the search for orcas, his passion! He shares this passion for all creatures, great and small. Guiding people so that they too can enjoy these wonders comes natural to Jim.

Working with Quark for 8  Antarctic seasons and 3 Arctic seasons as Marine Biologist has been a dream come true  job for Jim.  A keen photographer who enjoys a good laugh and a long zodiac ride always is scanning the horizons for more adventure.