Cetacean Identification and Recording Workshop28th May 2007 Cetacean Identification and Recording Workshop
Sunday 24 June 2007
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Kilrush, Co Clare
The aim of this workshop is to introduce people to the identification and recording of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoise) in Irish waters. The workshop will include field identification of cetaceans at sea and from remains washed up on shore including skull characteristics. A DVD, which includes footage of cetaceans filmed in Irish waters, will also be used as an identification aid. Finally we will discuss how to record cetaceans and the validation procedure for accepting records.
A large collection of skulls, bones and other interesting cetacean remains are displayed at the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre where the workshop will be delivered.
10:00 Introduction to course and cetaceans in Irish waters
11:30 How to whalewatch and species identification.
13:00 Lunch (bring your own or get from Kilrush)
Depending on weather
14:00 Travel to Loop Head and Kilcredaun Head to carry out cetacean watches
17:00 Close of Workshop
Please bring binoculars and telescope (if you have one) and any interesting bones, skulls and other treasures you have found washed on the shore !!
Cost of course is 25 per person for IWDG members and 40 for non-members.
For more details contact Simon Berrow on 086 8545450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org