Website to gather data in dolphin and whale strandings | Pacific Beat

Website to gather data in dolphin and whale strandings

Website to gather data in dolphin and whale strandings

Updated 28 August 2012, 9:58 AEST

Just about anyone with access to the internet and smartphone technology can help scientists try to understand the causes of whale and dolphin strandings.

A website is being prepared so that people even in remote villages on the scattered islands across the Pacific can help in documenting the relatively uncommon stranding events in the region.

The project is being set up by Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program, SPREP and Professor Scott Baker, the associate director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University in the United States.

Professor Baker has just returned home after completing a major survey of dolphins and whales around Samoa.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Professor Scott Baker, associate director, Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University

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