Marine mammal assessment
Local fishermen have been extremely observant of marine mammals in Haiti’s waters. We are in the beginning stages of developing a way for these fishermen to help us identify patterns and behaviors among the pantropical spotted dolphins and sperm whales specifically, so we can be more confident about their migration routes along the Canal de la Gonave. This is crucial information to help us as we move forward with the establishment of Haiti’s first whale/dolphin watching business, which will create additional income opportunities for local fishermen and showcase the ecotourism potential of Haiti!; while we continue to conduct assessments and studies on our whale and dolphin populations.