Marine Mammal Rescue

Last week I participated in a marine mammal rescue training workshop in Byron Bay, Australia, through ORRCA (the Organization for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia) and am now registered to assist in marine mammal stranding incidents. It was interesting to learn about the biology and identification of whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs, and the reasons why these animals strand. Using cetaceans as the prime example, we will discuss the natural and human causes of marine mammal strandings, and suggest the potential actions we can take to eliminate or reduce the impact we have, by reducing our consumption.

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