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Marine Mammal Education and Outreach Efforts


WHALE CAMP

Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) has conducted three whale camps this summer for thirteen people. Whale Camp I was focused on high school students and students that recently graduated, while Whale Camp II was focused on an older group of campers consisting of college students, college graduates, and persons in the work force, and Whale Camp III was focused on residents of Sandy Point, Abaco. All three whale camps were successful in educating Bahamians on marine mammals and marine mammal research methods, and all of the campers had the opportunity to enjoy the experience of observing dolphins and whales.

 


Meet Our Blogger - Felicity Burrows

The Nature Conservancy

Felicity Burrows works as the Marine Conservation Specialist for The Nature Conservancy, Northern Caribbean Program, and is the Atlantis Blue Project Coordinator. Ms. Burrows collaborates with conservation partners, government agencies, and local communities to identify priority conservation areas, assist with the development of strategies to manage, protect, and restore The Bahamas’ marine resources, and promote sustainable use of our natural resources. She also works with partners and community members to develop outreach and education techniques that inform and promote the importance of our marine environment as well as emphasize threats to our natural resources.