My experience

Whale photography: I’am a professional whale photographer since 2007 and pricipally on the Atlantic Ocean and it’s seas. My photos are used by (social) media and namely for educational programs worldwide. Please ask for permission © to use my (our) photos.

Common dolphin, Gewone dolfijn

Common dolphin, Gewone dolfijn

Seal rescue: From 2007/2014 I worked, as a volunteer, for the SRRC (Seal Rescue and Rehabilitation centre) in the Netherlands as “Marine Mammal Stranding member”.

Gray seal pups, grijze zeehonden pups

Gray seal pups, grijze zeehonden pups

Whale rescue advice: In 2014 I decided to give priority to Atlantic whale rescue advice. I delivered, in 2014, a professional “Whale rescue protocol” and “Whale rescue rulebook” for whales above 5 meters of length and 1000K of weigh with main focus on “Whale beach prevention” to the Dutch government as input for their first “whale protocol”. Desertinho was than 1 out of 5 organizations in the Netherlands that was asked to deliver their whale expertise to the government of the Netherlands.

Sperm whale, Potvis

Sperm whale, Potvis

Planet Ecocean conservation project: Desertinho’s “Planet ocean conservation project” is the oldest one and still current. The Atlantic Ocean, the 2nd largest Ocean on earth, still has to deal with lots of “human” rubbish. In 10 years of time I personaly collected more than 5 tons of rubbish out of the Atlantic.

Loggerhead sea turtle, Onechte karet schildpad

Loggerhead sea turtle, Onechte karet schildpad

Whale Photo-ID: I work on several international Whale Photo-ID projects / Whale Photo Identifications projects on the Atlantic Ocean. In 10 years of time I collected a great database with all kind of baleen, and toothed, whales. I share these photos, information, and data together with other Atlantic Ocean Whale Photo-ID projects / Whale Photo Identification organizations.

Blue Whale, Blauwe vinvis

Blue Whale, Blauwe vinvis

Education and PublicityThe added value to give, on a regular base, lectures and presentations about whale and seal conservation in the Atlantic Ocean is essential for our network. We give high priority to “Corporate Social Responsibility” (C.S.R.) and I’am able to give these presentations in different kinds of languages like: Dutch, English, German, and Italian.

Marco Versluis lectures & presentations

Marco Versluis lectures & presentations