Field School partners with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization for Sperm Whale Expedition!
Field School is excited to announce a new collaboration with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization (BMMRO) for two upcoming research expeditions to study sperm whales in the Bahamas!
BMMRO has conducted long term studies of the health and status of marine mammal populations for more than 25 years, including research on bottlenose dolphins and beaked whales, and has engaged the public through education and outreach.
In partnership with Field School, BMMRO will be expanding opportunities for students and citizen scientists to engage with and contribute to these research efforts. We are launching two new research expeditions - in December of 2017 and Spring of 2018 (spring dates TBD). We’ll be using an acoustic array to track sperm whales as they swim, feed, and dive—in the hopes of learning more about their Caribbean population. We will also be contributing to a photo ID database of whales in the Bahamas.
While this is not a whale watching cruise, no prior experience with marine mammals is needed! Field School staff and BMMRO's scientists will provide all of the training participants need to fully participate in sperm whale research and monitoring. Working alongside scientists, you will collect data that can help conserve whales.
Learn more and join this expedition here! Space on this trip is extremely limited!
Partner with us! We are always looking for new schools, scientists, and non-profit organizations to partner with. Please contact us here to start a conversation.
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