Subject: Whale watching - opinions required (fwd)

Michael Williamson (pita@whale.simmons.edu)
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 13:39:52 -0500 (EST)

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J. Michael Williamson
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   Associate Professor-Science
   Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 08:21:00 GMT+0200
From: Michelle Wait <ZLBMMW@zoo.upe.ac.za>
Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion
     <MARMAM@UVVM.UVIC.CA>
To: MARMAM@UVVM.UVIC.CA
Subject: Whale watching - opinions required

Dear Marine Mammologists,

South Africa is in the initial throes of starting boat-based whale
watching and having the laws regarding approach to cetaceans relaxed.
(The current laws forbid an approach closer than 300m).

On Friday (tomorrow) there is going to be a minisymposium on just
this subject and it would be highly appreciated if any of you
could drop us some ideas, esp. those of you who are involved in the
industry or who have worked with the industry. Some sort of comment
of things to watch out for would come in very useful indeed.

I apologize for the short notice, but hope for some sort of response
nonetheless :>

Please reply directly to Plett.tourism@pixie.co.za

Cheers from Michelle Wait writing on behalf of:

JAMES BLACK
GARDEN ROUTE WHALE AND DOLPHIN SURVEY
CENTRE FOR DOLPHIN STUDIES
PORT ELIZABETH MUSEUM
PO BOX 13147
PORT ELIZABETH
SOUTH AFRICA
6013