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BMMRO holds a Marine Mammal Stranding Workshop in Nassau at Atlantis’ Dolphin Cay for Fisheries Officers


As part of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation’s (BMMRO) mandate to manage and maintain the Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, BMMRO held a very successful one day workshop for the Department of Marine Resource’s Officers. The workshop trained Officers to respond to a marine mammal stranding.

 

The Department of Agriculture and the Ministry of the Environment as well as other non-profit organisations from Nassau were also in attendance.

 

After several informative presentations describing the Stranding Network, marine mammals in the Bahamas and what to do when you find a live or dead animal, the workshop moved outside for some practical sessions.

 

All in attendance have now joined the Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network.


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