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Simon
posted : March 29, 2005 Post subject: Coservation and Education in Utila.
Hi, all profits from this organisation will be used to fund whae shark and coral reef protection, research and education.....

The Whale Shark Oceanic and Research Center is committed to the preservation of all the land and water base ecosystems, marine life and coral reefs of Utila.

A devoted staff of professional scientists, biologists and volunteers work tirelessly on maintaining and restoring a marine ecosystem that is one of Central Americas natural wonders. This makes Utila and Honduras a world wide ecotourism destination.

Not only do we operate one of the only year-round whale shark monitoring and research stations in the world, our facility houses a comprehensive reef fish and coral research and education division soon to include dolphins and turtles. WSORC will be open to all educational institutions and recreational divers in Utila, Honduras, Central America and the rest of the world.

The WSORC of Utila is currently offering courses in Whale Shark Awareness, Fish Naturalist, Coral Naturalist and marine Research Methodologies hosted by an onsite Marine Biologist and two experienced Naturalists.

All profits from these PADI sanctioned courses will be used to assist the Center in its long-term goals to see the whale shark and coral reefs thrive around Utila and the Bay Islands of Honduras.

D’Arcy Kelly, General Manager, said “We are really excited to have this opportunity to increase awareness of the plight of Utila’s sharks and reefs. The WSORC has already influenced local, national and international legislation and we are looking forward to brighter future in the Bay Islands”

Luke Tipple, WSORC Marine Biologist, said “Diving in Utila is amongst the cheapest in the world and this unparalleled range of naturalist and conservation based courses makes WSORC an essential place to visit for anyone interested in finding out more about the underwater world and to actually make a difference”

Simon Marsh, WSORC Naturalist, said “We can open your eyes and change the way you dive, it’s as simple as that.”

Courses at the WSORC can be packaged to suit individuals or clubs looking for a truly different diving holiday. For further information please email darcy@wsorc.com and remember that all profits will be used to further our work here in Honduras.

 
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