April 29-May 8, 2021
Dr. Fabio Favoretto & Dr. Erica Carone
The Dolphins of Revillagigedo
$3600 per person, quad occupancy
About the Trip
Join the fantastic crew of the Quino el Guardian and two marine biologists and study some of the most charismatic animals on the planet!
In this trip, we want to increase your engagement and awareness about vulnerable species of cetaceans and explain what you can do to help in their conservation. You will learn to spot cetaceans, how to interact with them, and field techniques used in marine mammals’ studies like photo ID. Come and have fun with us and help in the conservation of these incredible animals!
The way of life of most cetaceans is still largely unknown in the Revillagigedo Islands. Through scientific expeditions and citizen science (divers and tourist sightings), we are building a database about dolphins, false killer whales, cuvier beaked whales, humpback whales, and other species that live in this area, with the aim to understand their biology as a necessary element for the generation of management and conservation strategies.
Fabio and Erica will do presentations throughout the trip. These presentations will include but not be limited to:
1. Revillagigedo megafauna: an introduction to a semi pristine environment
2. Taxonomy, biology, and ecology of Revillagigedo marine mammals
3. Photo-ID: a no invasive technique to study cetaceans
4. Cetaceans behavior: are you smarter than a dolphin?
5. Future studies and conservation challenges
About Dr. Fabio Favoretto and Dr. Erica Carone
Dr. Fabio Favoretto and Dr. Erica Carone are two marine biologists working and living in Mexico for many years. Both are professors at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS) in La Paz and are founders of the FIN-Project. Fabio is a marine ecologist dedicated to providing a strong scientific basis to improve marine conservation measures in our oceans. Erica is a physiologist particularly interested in reproductive dynamics and stress conditions of marine mammals.
"The FIN Identification Network is a project born from the idea that each of us can make a difference in wildlife conservation."