Technicians from the Regional Directorate of Maritime Policies participated, on November 18, in an internal training action (action C2.1). This action consisted of a workshop taught by Okeanos – Research Institute of Marine Sciences of the University of the Azores, during which techniques of sea turtle dissection were demonstrated and executed, in order to train the DRPM team to monitor the ingestion of marine debris in these species. With actions of this type, DRPM seeks to improve its capacity to collect information from events of stranding of marine animals.
This task falls under the LIFE IP Azores Natura project, which supports the current restructuring of the Azores Marine Animal Stranding Network (RACA) (Action C9T1).