Sealing and whaling may have ended on our shores, but marine mammals are still under threat from fishing, pollution, noise, tidal energy, oil and gas exploration and mining.
Participants will gain up-to-date information about marine mammal biology, current research and conservation issues.
The programme includes hands-on work with photo-identification of individual whales, dolphins and sea lions, identifying whales and dolphins from their sounds, and reconstruction of skeletons. Participants will hear whale and dolphin sounds, see short films and beautiful photography.
The workshop includes a boat trip outside the harbour to view and photograph marine mammals and to see some of the equipment used by our researchers. Although whale and dolphin viewing cannot be guaranteed, this will be the best place to see marine mammals and other animals that make the ocean their home.
Morning tea will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch and come dressed approprately for a boat trip. Participants are expected to make their own way to Weller’s Rock for the boat trip in the afternoon, but please advise if you do not have transport.
Book and pay online for this event. Numbers are strictly limited.
|Date||Saturday, 24 February 2018|
|Time||9:00am - 3:30pm|
|Location||New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014|
|Cost||$45 per person.|
Recommended for adults and young people over the age of 14.
Bookings are non-refundable, but in the event of someone being unable to attend, the booking is transferable. Please phone the Marine Studies Centre to advise the change of name.
Book and pay online:
|Contact Name||For more information contact the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre|
|Contact Phone||+64 3 479 5826|