Unit # 1
Assessing a Stranding Situation
Unit 1 of the marine animal rescue course explores when and how to assist with man-made and natural disasters as well as sick, abandoned and injured animals. Learn how to recognise signs of ill health and disease and all about the Health and Safety of emergency responders; the resources needed for a rescue response, first aid kit essentials, and how to improvise.
This unit includes information about marine animal care and welfare centres. Learn about the roles of these organisations and who does what, including where to take injured marine animals and who to contact for advice and help
Unit # 2
Assisting or Managing a Rescue
Learn about identification and record-keeping, understanding animal behaviour in rescue situations, handing and transportation of injured marine animals, recovery, rehabilitation and safe release of marine animals.
Unit # 3
The Ocean as a Habitat
This unit explores basic oceanography and the marine environment. Learn about the formation of the earth’s oceans and zonal classification of the marine environment. Study the physical and chemical properties of seawater and how these properties make the ocean a suitable habitat.
Unit # 4
Impact of non-native species
When working with any species of marine life, it is imperative to know the types of and effects that non-native species can have upon the delicate balance of the marine ecosystem. This unit explores not only the concentration and effects of non-native species but also the impact of it upon habitats of the native species.
Overfishing is another current and major issue that can have serious implications upon marine life and its’ success, and this is also explored within the module. All of these issues can be a contributing factor when planning and looking at the reasons behind marine animal rescue.
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Marine Animal Rescue Course
The Marine Animal Rescue course is for those who want to work with marine animals and for those already involved in their rehabilitation, care and rescue.
It is also relevant for anyone who would like to gain the basic skills and knowledge required to assist marine animals in an emergency.
The course includes an optional 1 day practical Marine Mammal Medic training session. This training includes 4 lectures and practical training at the water’s edge with 3 modules dealing with seal rescue, dolphin rescue and whale rescue. Please note that all participants on this practical must be 16 years old or over.
Marine Animal Rescue
With pollution becoming a more significant issue and environmental disasters becoming a common occurrence, more animals need help to survive and are often left in dire situations. Indeed, even climate change is altering the habitats of these animals and fish, putting their natural habitats at risk.
Unfortunately, not everyone can rescue marine animals. To rescue marine life the right way you need the training and knowledge for the job. Animals must be rescued in a way that keeps the animal and the rescuer safe. Many marine animals can be dangerous to rescue if you don’t know what you’re doing. They may be hostile, and they could injure the rescuer or themselves in an attempt to escape. With this Marine Animal Rescue course, you can discover the challenges that workers face today when they are trying to save marine life in a variety of different situations. You will learn more about the threats that marine animals face on a daily basis and what can be done to help them.
Exploring The Course
Before learning how to rescue marine animals, it’s helpful to understand as much as possible about the world that they call home; the oceans of the world. This course will take you deep into the past, charting the formation and the development of the seas. Through these theory sessions, you will learn about the habitats of these animals and how to protect or conserve the ocean world. By enhancing your knowledge in this area, you will also discover the threats that marine animals are facing. Marine animals that need rescuing can be endangered due to man-made and natural disasters. It’s important to understand the impact that both may have on animals who need rescuing. Rescuing an animal from an oil spill is not the same experience as rescuing an animal that has accidentally beached itself. Each rescue requires different knowledge and understanding of this situation. This course will teach you how to adapt to the situation and the present danger, ensuring the best outcome for the animal in need. This marine animal rescue course also explores modern problems including, the over fishing of the world’s seas. Today only twenty per cent of the world’s fish stocks are not overused in some way. This puts pressure on the habitat of countless marine animals and, intensive fishing methods can endanger many more. The course will teach you what can be done to solve this issue and the work currently being completed by organisations around the world.
Beginning Your Journey
A course like this is ideal for someone interested in growing their knowledge and experience with marine animal rescue, even providing practical experiences in the water. Learn how to save dolphins, whales and countless other animals who may need your help. Taking a course like this will put you in an excellent position to grow your career and gain a permanent position helping marine animals.
Marine Animal Rescue
It’s important to understand the impact that man-made and naturatl disasters have on animals in need of rescuing. Rescuing an animal from an oil spill is not the same experience as rescuing an animal that has accidentally beached itself. Each rescue requires different knowledge and understanding of this situation. This course will teach you how to adapt to the situation and the present danger, ensuring the best outcome for the animal in need.