Introdution to cetaceans
This Workshop is lectured in English.
This 6-hour workshop consists of six comprehensive chapters introducing whales, dolphins and porpoises. It is suitable for a broad audience, from students to enthusiasts looking to learn from the start or deepen their current knowledge. The workshop aims at providing participants with a solid foundation on cetacean biology, species identification, study methodologies and how anthropogenic activities impact cetaceans.
After completing her MSc in Marine Conservation at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, Alicia joined AIMM as a research assistant. She has been part of the team ever since and is currently involved in different research projects of AIMM, one of them being the photo identification of orcas seen in the Algarve.
Guilherme is a naturalist and wildlife enthusiast who has been working with marine mammals for over a decade. His previous whale watching experience has allowed him to spend countless hours observing cetaceans in the field. Guilherme is currently a research assistant and skipper at AIMM.
Date and duration:
24th of April from 10:00h to 13:00h GMT+1
25th of April from 10:00h to 13:00h GMT+1
50€ students or former AIMM participants
Live and online through Zoom
Beneficiary name: AIMM Portugal
Address: Rua Maestro Frederico de Freitas, N15 – 1, 1500-399 Lisboa, Portugal
IBAN: PT50 0018 0003 2272 0882 0201 5
SWIFT code: TOTAPTPL
Bank: Banco Santander Totta, SA
Bank address: Largo Frei Heitor Pinto, 7 A/B 1700-000, Lisbon, Portugal
Revolut: +351 916 528 654
MBway: +351 916 528 654
To apply, please send an email to with the subject: "Online Workshop - Introduction to the cetaceans"
No previous experience or knowledge required
Certification provided on completion of the course
24th of April, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT+1
GENERAL BIOLOGY OF CETACEANS
Cetacean evolution, their current taxonomy, ecology and behavior
CETACEAN SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
Learn how to identify cetaceans in the field based on their different features and characteristics
CETACEAN STUDY METHODOLOGIES
Find out how scientists study cetaceans and what techniques can be used
25th of April, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT+1
OBSERVING WILD CETACEANS
Discover different types of touristic encounters – the pros and cons; Understand the importance of codes of conduct for observing wild cetaceans
THREATS TO CETACEANS
Learn how human activities affect cetaceans
CETACEAN CONSERVATION - CASE STUDIES
Explore examples of conservation efforts