Port Stephens October 11th 2014
Sydney November 15th 2014
Forster/Tuncurry November 22nd 2014
Wollongong December 13th 2014
Perth (WA) January 17th 2015
Gosford February 21st 2015
Batemans Bay March 21st 2015
Byron Bay April 18th 2015
Noosa (QLD) May 15th 2015
(dates and locations may change due to class numbers and venue availability)
Cost is still $75 (plus ORRCA membership)
ORRCA's 28th Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 2nd February.
Members travelled from as far as Port Macquarie and Nowra to be present.
After The President's and financial reports, the ORRCA Committee for 2014 was elected and Shona Lorigan gave a very informative presentation of the history and management of the solitary dolphin.
Many thanks to Hornsby RSL Club who made the venue available for us, it was greatly appreciated.
Australia is a country familiar with whale strandings.
ORRCA (Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia) works with the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage and other government agencies at these events.
Effective rescue procedures took quite a long while to perfect. Even by the mid 1980s few animals could be saved. However, Australia now has a leading role in the development of whale rescue techniques and has an excellent success record at mass strandings.
ORRCA is leading the way in developing more effective ways to rescue whales and other marine mammals and is the most experienced and successful whale rescue organisation in Australia.
Every year ORRCA trains many members of government agencies (including the Office of Environment and Heritage) and its members in marine mammal rescue.