[MARMAM] Marine mammal stranding course in Costa Rica

William Rossiter rossiter at csiwhalesalive.org
Thu Oct 10 12:26:13 PDT 2013

Posted on behalf of Dr. Gabriela Hernandez, <gabbytica at gmail.com>,
Microbiología Medica Veterinaria
Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA)
Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería
Heredia, Costa Rica

This is a request for donated materials for a Costa Rican course for 
veterinarians on marine mammals, with an emphasis on strandings, to be 
held 6-7 November 2013. The course will be taught by Dr. Fernando 
Alegre, veterinarian in charge of the Rescue Center Marine Animals 
(CRAM) in Barcelona, Spain, and Costa Rican veterinarians Dr. Danilo 
Leandro, Dr. Gabriela Hernandez, Dr. Rocío Gonzalez and marine biologist 
Jose David Palacios from Keto Foundation. Attendees include 56 
veterinarians from agencies, univerities, and private practices in Costa 
Rica and Honduras.

Requested materials include marine mammal guides, the CRC Handbook of 
Marine Mammal Medicine, brochures and protocols for strandings network 
participants, and information of necropsy of cetaceans. Materials and 
shipping costs by US citizens could be considered tax deductible 
donations through Cetacean Society International (CSI), after a bit of 

In addition to a small grant Cetacean Society International is sending 
the last four "Marine Mammals Ashore" field guides and several older CDs 
graciously donated by Dr. Valerie Lounsbury of the National Aquarium. If 
too many resources are received CSI will facilitate the dispersal of 
extras through Latin America and the Caribbean.

Please send materials to arrive by October 21st, with your contact 
information enclosed, to:

Gabriela Hernández Mora

6703 NW 7th St

SJO 69429

Miami, Florida 33126-6007

Thank you,


William W. Rossiter
Cetacean Society International
65 Redding Road-0953
Georgetown, CT 06829-0953
t/c: 203.770.8615, f: 860.561.0187
rossiter at csiwhalesalive.org

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