Marine mammal experts from the Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch group, based in the UK, will now offer free workshops to educate the public on marine mammal activity. The new program also affords visitors the opportunity to assist in Isle of Man conservation efforts by helping MWDW track whale and dolphin population sizes. But, most importantly, participants in the course will get to experience some great entertainment -- without having to watch marine mammals in captivity or pay a $95 fee.
"Surveying from land is ... the only true way to watch these animals behaving naturally in their environment," MWDW spokesperson Jen Adams told BBC News. "This way, we can watch from afar without producing any disturbance, allowing us to study how they feed and socialize with one another and how they interact with other species. ... Once confident, the observers go off and carry out surveys themselves."
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