[MARMAM] Marine mammal course in west Scotland (3-10 July 2020)

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Marine mammal course in west Scotland (3-10 July 2020)


This field course at the Millport marine station is an intensive,
comprehensive yet thoroughly enjoyable introduction to studying marine
mammals. With dedicated vessel surveys, lab practicals, shore work and
lectures that cover the whole spectrum of marine mammal science; this course
is a one-of-kind experience into the world of whales, dolphins and seals led
by experienced professionals. Their biology, physiology, ecology,
conservation and sampling strategies will be detailed over the course by
experts in different fields, with specific focus on practical sessions where
data will be collected and analysed. These practicals include: a
line-transect survey for birds and cetaceans, a seal colony behavioural
study, an acoustic workshop, an otter diet analysis and a land-based
observation for megafauna.

The Clyde is home to a wide variety of marine megafauna and is the perfect
setting for observing mammals and birds in the wild. The use of the marine
station’s research vessel RV Actinia, state-of-the-art lab facilities,
comfortable lecture theatres and specialist equipment are an integral part
of this course, along with the specialisms of the teaching staff involved.

Please note this course is aimed at those who are currently undertaking, or
have recently undertaken, a degree in a relevant scientific discipline or
those pursuing post-graduate studies. The course currently hosts regular
undergraduate cohorts from the Universities of Glasgow and Stirling, but is
also frequently attended by independent and visiting international students.

Cost: £661.00 – £753.00 (~US$866-987 including accommodation, food, tuition
and trips)

For details and booking go to:




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