[MARMAM] Whale Whisperers. A webinar series: 19-22 April

Dylan Walker dylan at worldcetaceanalliance.org
Fri Apr 16 10:38:22 PDT 2021

Dear Marmamers,

The World Cetacean Alliance is excited to announce a series of 'Whale
Whisperers' free webinars with cetacean biologists and naturalists on
the importance
of responsible whale watching interpretation and marine conservation

Tickets are available here:



Monday 19 April: 12PM EST, 5pm BST. Virtual Guided Whale Watch

Underwater virtual whale watch in the Azores

Dive into the pristine waters of the Azores and discover its natural
treasures! Guided by Rui Santos, PhD student at the University of the
Algarve, and guide for Futurismo Azores Whale Watching, and Dolphin and
Whale Connection. Both tour operators are partners of the World Cetacean


Monday 19 April: 3PM EST, 8pm BST. Interview on responsible whale watching

World Cetacean Alliance Interim CEO Dylan Walker interviews three
professional whale watching guides/biologists about the importance of
communicating responsible whale watching practices to guests and crew.

Dylan will be discussing this with WCA partners Angie Gullan from Dolphin
Encountours Research Center, Mozambique; Lorenzo Fiori PhD, from Azores
Whale Watching Terra Azul, Azores, Portugal; and Rui Santos, from
University of the Algarve, Futurismo Azores Whale Watching, Azores,
Portugal; and Dolphin and Whale Connection, UK.


Tuesday 20 April: 12PM EST, 5pm BST. Virtual Guided Whale Watch

Land-based whale watching in Iceland

Professional whale watching guide and WCA partner Rodrigo A. Martinez
Catalan takes us on an exciting journey through beautiful Vestmanneyjar.
Discover how to watch whales and dolphins from land, take part in citizen
science initiatives, and witness Rodrigo's wonderful cliff-top footage of
Iceland's whales and dolphins. After the tour, ask Rodrigo your questions
about the experience!


Tuesday 20 April: 3PM EST, 8pm BST. Interview. Are my customers listening?
How to communicate marine conservation messages on a whale watching tour

WCA Interim CEO Dylan Walker and Responsible Whale Watching Guide Course
organiser Cynde McInnis of the Whale Mobile discuss the importance of
communicating marine conservation actions that people can take to help
protect our oceans during a whale or dolphin watching tour. When is the
right time? What should we say? How do we know people have altered their
behaviour? Join the discussion!


Wednesday 21 April: 12PM EST, 5pm BST. Virtual Guided Whale Watch

Boat tour of Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal

Lorenzo Fiori PhD, Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, takes us on a boat
journey to view whales and dolphins in one of the world's top whale
watching locations - the Azores. Join him for the experience and ask
questions afterwards!


Wednesday 21 April: 3PM EST, 8pm BST. Interview. How much knowledge is
enough? How to become knowledgeable about whales, dolphins, wildlife, and

WCA Interim CEO Dylan Walker and responsible marine guide course organiser
Paul Keating of E-ko Tours, New Zealand, discuss ways to gain the knowledge
required to be a whale watching guide.


Thursday 22 April: 12PM EST, 5pm BST. Expert Panel Q&A. How to become a
Responsible Whale Watching Guide

WCA professional whale watching guides answer questions from the audience
and discuss the importance of the WCA's new online Responsible Whale
Watching Guides training courses.


We look forward to welcoming you.



*Dylan Walker*Interim Chief Executive Officer

Currently available on Monday and Tuesday only

*World Cetacean Alliance*

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organisations and individuals in 40 countries worldwide working
collaboratively to protect cetaceans and their habitats. World Cetacean
Alliance, the Secretariat to the Partnership, is a UK registered Charity
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