U.S. Whale Entanglement Response Level 1 - Alaska Region First Responder Training

October 02, 2019

Level 1 First Responder training to prepare recreational and commercial boaters to report whale entanglements in Alaska.

Whale rescue is complex and dangerous. Only trained individuals (Level 4-5) from the Large Whale Entanglement Response Network who are authorized and permitted under the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program may attempt to disentangle a whale.

This Level 1 online training will prepare you to properly assess, document, and report critical entanglement information to the highly trained disentanglement experts prior to the launch of a response effort.  It will not prepare or qualify you to perform or assist in the actual process of disentangling a whale.

This online course will take approximately 1 hour to complete. Within a month of successfully completing course,  you will receive an email confirming you have passed the assessment and completed the course for Level 1 First Responder training

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 10/02/2019

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