Posted by: The ocean update | April 18, 2016

Islanders learn how to become marine medics (isle of Wight, UK)

From left, Stefan Voigt, Tracy Nash and Jacqueline Robertson rescuing a model pilot whale as part of the marine medic course held on Sunday.

From left, Stefan Voigt, Tracy Nash and Jacqueline Robertson rescuing a model pilot whale as part of the marine medic course held on Sunday.

Monday, April 18th, 2016 (David Newble). STRANDED whales and dolphins are, sadly, a recurring sight along the coastline.

However, Island people concerned about their welfare if they become trapped on the shore are now able to do something about it, thanks to a ‘marine medic’ course held at Yaverland Sailing and Boat Club on Sunday.

The day-long course, run by British Divers Marine Life Rescue, consisted of a morning of lectures for people concerned about the welfare of whales, dolphins and seals before a practical session in the sea where trainee medics got the chance to try rescuing life-sized models of marine mammals.

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