To promote conservation of marine mammals and their habitats through scientific research and educational outreach.
1) To conduct scientific field studies in the Bahamas to increase the understanding of species' biology and conservation needs.
2) To disseminate results that raises awareness and appreciation of marine mammals in the
Bahamas and ultimately influences policy makers.
3) To remain a small professional non-profit organisation, proportional to the needs of the Bahamas.
BMMRO has been conducting a long-term study documenting the occurrence,
distribution, and abundance of marine mammals around the
islands of The Bahamas since 1991. Currently based in Sandy
Point on Great Abaco Island, this project provides the only
comprehensive documentation of marine mammal fauna in this
part of the world.
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation uses the help of volunteers to
achieve some of its' goals. Our volunteers join us through several different
types of internship programmes, and include foreign nationals, Bahamian high
school students, college and university students.
We also run an environmental children's camp for the local children of
Sandy Point, allowing us to help educate and share our nature and conservation ethos with our community.