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Siren Fleet Announces Special Philippines Itinerary to Assist LAMAVE
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 3, 2018 @ 03:00 AM (EST)


Siren Fleet has announced a special trip that takes guests to some of the Philippines’ best dive sites whilst giving them an opportunity to help in conservation work as a citizen scientist. Joining aboard the Philippine Siren will be LAMAVE scientist Gonzalo Araujo, who will be presenting the organization’s research on whale sharks, manta rays, and green and hawksbill turtles. Participants will help with the deployment, retrieval and servicing of acoustic receivers along the way as well as assisting with photo identification through their observations and images.

For more information, see the press release below, which also includes a link to details about the itinerary.
 



PRESS RELEASE

LAMAVE re-joins Philippine Siren

Based on previous success, Siren Fleet proudly announces a second ‘Special Siren Trip’ on 9–19 January 2019 in cooperation with LAMAVE. Dive some of the best sites in the Philippines and assist LAMAVE with their invaluable research on whale sharks, manta rays and turtles!

On this Philippine Siren special itinerary: Southern Leyte and Bohol (PDF), you are invited to join in for exploratory dives to deploy or retrieve acoustic receivers at multiple sites along the route of the trip, including Cabilao, Balicasag, and Pamilacan. Your help is also greatly appreciated with Photo ID research into mantas, turtles and whale sharks.

This trip, Gonzalo Araujo from LAMAVE will be on board and will give several presentations explaining LAMAVE’s research and how it can lead to conservation. He is an expert on whale shark research and conservation across different locations in the Philippines.

LAMAVE—Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines—is the largest independent non-governmental organisation dedicated to conservation of marine megafauna and protection of their habitats in the Philippines. Besides their research activities, an equally important part of their work is providing information, education and raising awareness.

Siren Fleet embraces LAMAVE’s work and objectives and we will donate a portion of all income of this cruise to them. Sign up for this Special Siren Trip, so you can participate and contribute on multiple levels to help this NGO continue their valuable work! Contact us today at philippines@wwdas.com for more information and bookings.
 


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