From the 20th to the 22nd of August, veterinarians from Submon and Widecast were invited to teach a 3-day Technical Workshop on Sea Turtle Stranding for the staff of Projeto Tamar in its facilities of Praia do Forte, Brazil.
The workshop, entitled “Sea Turtles Ashore”, was attended by Tamar staff coming from different states of Brazil, and included biologists, veterinarians and fishery engineers. Two pathologists, from the Universities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, were also invited to share their knowledge on histopathology.
A number of lectures were included on dead animal response (turtle necropsy, data collection, zoonosis, trauma) and live animal response (fisheries interaction, physical exam, sampling, euthanasia, wound management and blood transfusion). Lectures were divided into theoretical and practical sessions.
We would like to thank all the staff of Tamar for their invitation to take part of this interesting course, and for their kindness and attention during our stay in Brazil.