The Marine Detective is Jackie Hildering, a biology teacher, cold water diver, underwater photographer and Humpback Whale researcher living on NE Vancouver Island, BC.
She raises awareness, wonder and curiosity about life in the local waters, leading to greater knowledge, appreciation and positive action for our fragile, beautiful (and often astonishing!) ocean.
Her posts and photos are full of both art and science as she explores and explains the mysteries of the deep; her passion for the planet and its creatures is inspiring.
I am grateful to Jackie for her permission to use some of her photos as inspiration for my paintings.