Affiliated with the Galician networking for the study of marine mammals (CEMMA) and providing professional training in marine mammal rescue procedures for interns, students and volunteers, the BDRI operates in cooperation with the CEMMA as a marine mammal rescue team for live-stranded whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea turtles in Galicia.


The BDRI team is on standby 24 hours a day, throughout the year, in cooperation with the CEMMA to assist sick, injured and live-stranded cetaceans in trouble. In collaboration with CEMMA, BDRI aid in the necropsies of the dead animals. This program is conducted under a Research Permit issued by the Department of Environment of the Galician Goverment as part of our cooperation with the CEMMA. Each year the Institute reports to CEMMA detailing the data collected and results obtained under the permit, prior to having a new permit issued. 


To view some of our recently published research work visit the links bellow:


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So, if you want to be a part of this unique experience and are a person who is interested in going abroad and obtaining hands-on experience in dolphins research, boat based field work, intensive training while having fun and meeting people from all over the world, then you should consider to participate in one of our programs.


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