Introduction to cetaceans
Get to know the whales and dolphins of continental Portugal
This workshop provides an introduction to the study of marine mammals, in particular to whales & dolphins.
Participants will gain general knowledge about the different species of cetaceans, particulary the ones occuring around mainland Portugal, research methodologies, relevant Laws and Codes of Conduct and the main threats facing these wonderful animals.
Welcome session at AIMM's field station
10:30 - 12:30
- Introduction to marine mammals.
- Cetacean species identification
- Species of mainland Portugal
12:30 - 14:00
Pause for lunch
14:00 - 18:00
- Research methodologies for cetaceans
- Law and Code of Conduct for dolphin watching
- Threats to cetaceans
Preparation of the field trip
09:00 - 12:00
Field trip onboard r/v Ketos
12:30 - 15:00
Pause for lunch and free time
15:00 - 17:00
Data entry and exploratory analysis
17:00 - 17:30
To apply, please send an email to with the subjet: "Workshop - Introdução aos cetáceos"
Minimum number of participants 6 persons
No previous experience or knowledge required
Available only for Portuguese residents
Minimal age 16 years old
Due to COVID-19, specific and strict health & safety rules will be implemented. More info.