Subject: Research expeditions Humpback whales Costa Rica - Summer 2019 Description: The non-profit organization ELI-S and the Coastal dolphin of Latin America is very happy to announce the setting up of a research expeditions on humpback whale calving habitat in Costa Rica and Panama. Costa Rica dates : 05-10 July 2019 & 12-17 July 2019 (6 days/5nights) Costa Rica / Panama dates: 28 August - 05 September 2019 (9 days/8 nights) Don't miss your chance to join us on this special edition where you can discover Costa Rica and Panama during one single expedition. Thanks to 15 years of data gathering on behaviors combined to satellite tagging data (cooperation with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama) we have shown the fluid movement of mother-calf pairs between coastal waters in Chiriquí Gulf and Osa Peninsula, more particularly in Golfo Dulce. We will assess the development stage and health of calves. We will also be recording vocalizations on these calving areas. Additionally as a side project we will continue photo-ID efforts in Chiriquí Gulf with inshore bottlenose dolphins and seek possible exchange and transitions with the dolphin population in nearby Golfo Dulce. No previous experience is required to join the expedition as training will be provided. You will assist marine biologists in the field and gain experience in boat-based surveys. The program for this expedition comprises four marine navigations along coastal areas in the two study sites: two in Golfo Dulce and two in Gulf of Chiriquí. Participation fee includes lodging in shared accommodations (9 days/ 8 nights), including breakfast and dinner, meals, hydration and snacks during navigation are also included. The expedition arrangement facilitates participation in only one half of the expedition (4 nights / 5 days), however, we will start in Golfo Dulce since is the model to guide research next door in Panama, we will aid in travel arrangements in case just one of the site is chosen for participation. For any additionnal information on the program fees please send an email to [log in to unmask] or visit https://www.nicacetacea.org/researchcamp. Event Location: Costa Rica Contact Person: Joëlle De Weerdt Contact Email: [log in to unmask] Website URL: https://www.nicacetacea.org/researchcamp You received this email because you are subscribed to the Daily eNews for CMNS Students (CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS) mailing list. If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, simply send an email to [log in to unmask] with the message signoff CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS in the body.