May 12, 2009 Post subject: Cetacean & Seabird Identification Workshops
Cetacean & Seabird Identification Workshops
Biscay Dolphin Research Programme is delighted to announce the launch of 3 Cetacean & Seabird Identification Workshops on the P&O cruiseferry ‘Pride of Bilbao’.
Biscay Dolphin Research Programme (BDRP) has been conducting whale, dolphin and seabird surveys of the English Channel and Bay of Biscay each month, year-round continuously since 1995. BDRP is an award-winning project within the newly established charity Marinelife that aims to further the conservation of whales, dolphins, seabirds and other marine life through scientific study and educational activities. Marinelife is the leading scientific research charity carrying out deep sea scientific research and educational work on whales, dolphins, seabirds and other marine animals in the oceans of North-west Europe. Our goal is to help conserve marine animals and to raise awareness of the threats they face amongst the public and policymakers. We work collaboratively with a wide a range of stakeholders involved in marine economic activity and resource management including shipping, fishing and tourism businesses, Government Agencies, and scientific research and marine conservation organisations. Our award-winning environmental work is delivered both through a core team of professional staff and a larger body of volunteers and we have a growing network of supporters. We are now established as the main UK organisation collecting offshore monitoring data of whales, dolphins and seabirds in the English Channel.
Because of the work we have undertaken, the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay is now recognised as one of the most important areas in the world for whales and dolphins!
Come and join some of the most experienced cetacean and seabird researchers in the UK for a fully interactive workshop where you will learn all the basic skills needed to observe and identify these fantastic animals at sea.
This workshop is ideal for anyone with a general interest in marine wildlife, divers, students studying Marine Biology or similar subjects, people who want some firsthand experience of field work as well any prospective Marine Mammal Observers (MMO’s).
19-22 June 2009
14-17 September 2009
23-26 September 2009
Cost is £135 per person based on two people sharing a 2 bunk inside cabin.
For more information or to book a place, please visit our website at www.biscay-dolphin.org.uk/blueoceansafaris/biscay.php#IDWorkshops or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org