This year, between July 18th and August 8th researchers of Fundación Cethus are conducting fieldwork in the city of Miramar, as part of the project "Study and conservation of the southern right whale (Eubalaena australis), in the waters of the Municipality of General Alvarado and surrounding areas in the province of Buenos Aires".
With the aim to study the behavior and acoustically record franciscanas and bottlenose dolphins, members of Fundación Cethus conducted fieldwork in the Río Negro Estuary (RNE) during late June 2015. With this we conclude a stage of the project that for us has had very rewarding results. We have developed a free access acoustic tool “Pontoporia Acoustic Detector” which in the future may be used to evaluate size and population structure of the franciscana, the most endangered dolphin in the Southwestern Atlantic.
From May 24th to June 3rd, Fundación Cethus participated at the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission. Mariana Melcón and Vanesa Reyes presented three of the four contributing papers in which Fundación Cethus was involved and actively participated in discussions of several subcommittees, such as Small Cetaceans, Southern Hemisphere, and Ecosystem Modelling
Within the frame of its Education programme, and under the umbrella of Cooperation between Honduras and Argentina, members of Fundación Cethus conducted a workshop on Responsible Whale Watching.