The Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia is seeking rescuers in Busselton for the upcoming rescue season.
A volunteer training day in whale, dolphin, seal and dugong rescue techniques will be held on Saturday, March 24.
The organisation works with rescue groups worldwide to ensure that rescue methods include the latest and most efficient techniques.
Organisation president Jacqueline O’Neill said the organisation responded to a significant amount of whale, dolphin and seal incidents throughout Australia in 2017.
“With the support and fantastic efforts of our trained volunteers, we have a high success rate at these rescues and incidents,” she said.
“We also train many members of these government agencies in marine mammal rescue, and are proud that this often results in efficient and well coordinated responses.”
The one day course covers theory and lectures, before practical exercises. The workshops ensure new members are well prepared, covering biology, first aid and care as well as practical training to introduce members to the pressures of a stranding incident.
To be involved or register, call 02 9415 3333 or visit orrca.org.au.
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