[MARMAM] Few Places still available on Archipelagos' Marine Mammal Field Course - 18-27 / 7 /2011

Archipelagos field courses fieldcourses at archipelago.gr
Tue May 3 05:32:16 PDT 2011


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> *Archipelagos, Institute of **Marine** Conservation*, is organizing a
> marine mammal field course to take place from the 18th of July until the
> 27th of July 2011. This 10 day field course will be conducted in the area
> of the Eastern Aegean Sea with participants based on the Island of Samos.
> The field course will be composed of both lectures and field work on the
> followings topics:
>
> *Lectures*:
> - The biology, behaviour and ecology of cetaceans.
> - Marine mammal populations within the area.
> - Current conservation methods implemented within the Eastern Aegean.
> - Threats to cetaceans.
> - Theory of the survey methods, including acoustic surveying, used to
> measure cetacean biodiversity.
> - First aid and stranding response protocols for marine mammals.
>
> *Practical/ Field work:*
> - Boat based visual census and surveying of marine mammal populations
> within the region.
> - Acoustic surveying.
> - Bio acoustics.
> - Photo identification of cetaceans.
> - GIS analysis.
>
> The participants in the Marine mammal field course will also have the
> option of getting involved in some of Archipelagos's additional research
> activities, which include:
> - Surveying for chameleons, carried out during the early evenings.
> - Early morning fisheries data collection from local artisanal fishermen.
> - Carrying out snorkeling surveys in a number of snorkeling sites in and
> around Ormos, Samos.
>
> The cost is €1000 which covers accommodation, full board meals each day and
> use of equipment.
> Further information can be found at www.archipelago.gr, or email
> fieldcourses at archipelago.gr
>

Kind regards,

Amy Griffin
Field courses coordinator
Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation


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Amy Griffin
Field Course Coordinator

[image: archipelago] <http://www.archipelago.gr/>*
Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation*

P.O. Box. 152, *Ormos Marathokampou*
83102, *Samos*
Greece
Tel: *0030-22730 37533*, *0030-22730 31862*
Fax: 0030-22730 37533
http://www.archipelago.gr
fieldcourses at archipelago.gr
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