Marine Mammal Conservationist

At least 25 species of marine mammals are known to visit the shores of the Hawaiian Islands. On the southern shores of Oahu we are lucky enough to be graced by the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Humpback whales in the winter months. Many of the marine mammals visiting our shores face significant pressures and have a pretty grim outlook in terms of their conservation. Students enrolled in this course will learn how to properly identify all 25 marine mammal species, record significant behavioural patterns, and monitor for signs of distress and entanglement. This course is a partial fulfillment of the Ecological Monitoring Program and the Advanced Ecological Monitoring Plan.



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Discount: $75/day (Internship)

Approximate time for course completion: ~8 hours and 1 boat charter