Marine Environmental Monitoring
Further information on safety with marine mammals and the transfer of diseases to humans (zoonoses) can be found at
Please take great care around live cetaceans, as the tail
is extremely powerful and can easily cause injury.
Avoid contact / inhalation with aerosols from the blowhole.
Do not place your fingers near, or in the animal's mouth.
If handling the animal wear gloves at all times. Do not
handle the animal if you have cuts or abrasions on your hands or arms.
Wash your hands thoroughly immediately after involvement,
especially before eating, drinking or smoking.