Apart from the Research projects with conservation purposes, we carry out projects that involve
¨hands on¨ action:
Wildlife Rescue and Collection of Macroplastic and other Marine Debris
Marine wildlife being entangled in fishing gear, rope, plastics and other garbage, is becoming more frequent, and can cause serious injuries and death. If we see wildlife in such distress, we stop and help, or call for help. We also pick up any small hazard item we encounter. In case of large items, we try to tow, or if not possible, we call the coast guard. Every month we try to go out at sea at least one day, without clients just to collect as much garbage as we can
Microplastic Cleaning Net
Microplastics are minute fragments of plastic that are polluting the oceans at a very high rate. This has devastating consequences for the health of the ocean, aquatic life and ourselves. All over the world scientists have found high amounts of microplastics within fish and seafood on dinner plates. Their tiny size in many cases invisible to the human eye, makes it almost impossible to clean. WWET is looking for a viable towing cleaning net to help collecting this harmful contaminants.
Education and outreach
At WWET we are grateful for every occasion we are given to educate about cetaceans, the threats they face, and how everyone can help. However, this is not enough for us, and we broaden our conservation topics, and love to share with those who are interested. On board we keep information, about industries and iniciatives doing great work for our planet, as well as useful consumer guides, and eco-friendly house tips.
Collaborations and Partners
WWET supports and colaborares with NGOs, Universities and Research projects. Here is a list of those entities we colaborase with: