domingo, 8 de marzo de 2009

Actividades: curso en Bahamas!

Looking for an exciting, hands-on summer course? The Dolphin Communication Project (DCP) has only a handful of openings left for our FIELD COURSE IN CETACEAN ECOLOGY in Bimini, Bahamas. DCP, a non-profit research and education group, has been studying Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins in this area since 2001.
Dates: June 1 - 12, 2009. (Depart on June 13, 2009)

Topics covered include but are not limited to:
- Introduction to cetacean biology
- Introduction to delphinid species of Bimini
- Boat-based surveys
- Photo-ID and video analysis

During lectures, discussions and boat based surveys, students will learn species identification, photo-ID, techniques in surface observations (including GPS) and when possible, observe the animals under water and collect photograph and video data.

Cost: $2,779* per person (USD)
Receive a $105 discount if paying by check or money order! ($2,674*)

- 12 nights accommodation (double occupancy*)
- 3 meals a day
- 8 half-day boat trips in search of dolphins
- 1 boat trip in search of reef sharks

- Transportation from airport to hotel in Bimini
- Course instruction
- Certificate of completion

Not included: Airfare to/from Bimini, Bahamas

You must be at least 18 years old to participate. No previous experience with marine mammals or marine biology is required, however, all participants should be comfortable on a boat, snorkeling and working as a team.

Course may be used for general enrichment or course credit; however the student is solely responsible for arranging credit with their home institution.

This is your chance for a hands-on research experience with wild dolphins in the clear, warm waters of the Bahamas!

Come join us! There are only a few slots left!

For more information on this course, please contact Kelly Melillo at

For more information on the Bimini Travel Course program, follow this link.

For more information on DCP, including a list of publications, please visit

A non-refundable deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking. Full payment is due 1 April 2009.

*A supplemental fee of $600 is required for single occupancy.

Kelly Melillo
Research Associate, Bimini Research Manager
Dolphin Communication Project

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