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Megafauna Monitoring Course

Last week we participated in the Megafauna monitoring course which was taught by Dr. Maria del Pilar Blanco who works with samobranchs and cetaceans in the region, and is the founder of the FINS.

Aims of the Course

This course aims to collect more information on the activity of eagle rays (A. narinari) and the relationship with the presence of Great hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna mokarran) during the November-April Eagle Ray season on the island, using BRUV stations (Baited Remote Underwater Video) in addition to being a method where you can observe the diversity of other elasmobranch species in the area.

The monitoring will be an effort to increase the data on the island and integrate it into the Megafauna Monitoring in the Caribbean.


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