30 July 2014
Dr Simon Berrow from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group will facilitate a hands-on training course on how to handle whales and dolphins that have been stranded on our shores.
Gillian Simpson from the Loughs Agency said ‘we are delighted to fund this training course as part of the National Marine Week celebrations’.
The course is open to participants working or volunteering in the Foyle area in one of the following sectors: marine tourism/industry, wildlife service, rescue agency, environmental organisation.
The indoor module will include rescue theory, whale first aid and beach co-ordination. For the afternoon outdoor module participants will get into the water refloating life-size modules of whales and dolphins and learn how to use pontoons in a rescue situation.
The course takes place on Saturday 16th August from 10am – 5pm in Greencastle and a nearby beach. It’s free of charge to qualifying participants. Participants must bring a wetsuit, towel and a lunch.
If you would like to apply or need more information please contact Trish Murphy on 00353876478183 or Gillian Simpson on 07736374127.