Author Jett Britnell

Jett & Kathryn Britnell are internationally published travel writers, photographers, scuba divers, shark advocates, guest speakers, explorers, book reviewers, marine conservationists and devil may care adventurers.

Few experiences in life can compare to snorkeling with beluga whales in western Hudson Bay, at Churchill, Manitoba. This is the realm of the largest beluga whale population in the world where they number as many as 57,000 whales. The World Wildlife Fund has stated, “Nearly 50 per cent of Canadian belugas summer on the shores western Hudson Bay to feed, give birth and nurse their young, but there are no protections currently in place for the summer or winter grounds for them. As a result, the population status is listed as being of “special concern” by the Committee on the Status…

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Henry David Thoreau said “On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.” It has taken a few weeks to allow thoughts to sink in on what I’m about to write. During my lifetime I have, from shattered experience, learned it is never easy to say goodbye to a friend. Harder still when it is their untimely death that takes them away without any opportunity to…

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