Pacific whale and dolphin workshop

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Minister of Conservation, Hon. Chris Carter will present on Tuesday the opening address at a two-week workshop training Pacific Islands participants in the basic elements of whale research and cetacean strandings.

People from Kiribati, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, Samoa, Niue, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, the Marshall Islands and Tonga will be taking part in the sessions designed to give practical experience in dealing with whale and dolphin monitoring, live and dead strandings, sampling techniques and stranding databases.

Oceania, more than any other region, is a marine realm and the large migratory marine species