Based on previous success in 2017, Siren Fleet proudly announces a second ‘Special Siren Trip’ on 9-19 January 2019 in cooperation with LAMAVE. Not only will you dive some of the best sites in the Philippines – on a unique itinerary including Southern Leyte and Bohol – but you are invited to assist LAMAVE with their invaluable research to whale sharks, manta rays and turtles!
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. In addition, you can analyse the gathered data from existing receivers and help with identifying individual tagged species of whale sharks, manta rays and turtles to be able to count their numbers.
An important data collection method for LAMAVE is photo-identification, in which you can assist as well. This technique aims to identify single individual animals based on the distribution of the unique spots and stripes patterns on their body. Divers will be able to match each of their photos taken during the encounter with the national and international catalogue to learn more about the history of each individual mantas, turtles and whale sharks and directly contribute to the conservation of the species.
will join us on this Special Siren Trip. Whilst on board, he will give several presentations explaining LAMAVE’s research to the various species. These presentations show how the collected data is used and interpreted, why it is important, and how it can lead to conservation.