[MARMAM] Participants needed for humpback whale research in Nicaragua in February 2007

John Calambokidis Calambokidis at cascadiaresearch.org
Thu Jan 4 09:06:38 PST 2007


Cascadia Research is seeking participants for a research expedition to
study humpback whales in Nicaragua in February 2007. This is part of a
long-term research program on humpback whales in Central America. Past
work has been focused in Costa Rica (including trips sponsored by
Oceanic Society) and only in the last 2 years has a more extensive
effort been attempted in Nicaragua as part of the SPLASH research
project. Past reports and publications on this research are available at
Cascadia's web site (downloadable reports at
http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/reports/onlinereports.htm).
We are seeking participants for two week-long trips in February. Our
primary trip will be 17-23 February 2007 with a trip on 10-17 February
if the primary trip fills up. Daily trips will be taken in two boats to
find, photo-identify, and acoustically record, humpback whales in the
Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of Nicaragua. Participants will
assist with sightings, recording data, taking photographs, monitoring
weather, and making recordings. There will be nightly lectures and
research wrap-ups.

Food and accommodations are rather luxurious at a very nice resort based
on a small lagoon in a remote area of northern Nicaragua. Costs of the
trips cover all transportation, lodging, and meals starting in Managua
as well as support the research effort. Full details on the trips are
available at the Cascadia Research web site (www.cascadiaresearch.org
<http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/>  then follow link to Nicaragua
research).

For more information contact:

John Calambokidis
Research Biologist
Cascadia Research
218 1/2 W 4th Ave.
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone 360-943-7325
Email: calambokidis at cascadiaresearch.org
Web site: www.cascadiaresearch.org
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