Researching Dolphin and Whale Behaviour in the Mediterranean

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Since 1990 this project has been investigating the ecology and behaviour of cetaceans living in the Cetacean Sanctuary - a special marine protected area extending between Italy and France. The research focuses on the spectacularly large fin whale as well as on sperm whales, Risso’s dolphins, pilot whales, striped and bottlenose dolphins.  Cetacean volunteer researchers will be directly involved in field activities, helping the scientists to collect cetacean data and assist them in preliminary … [Read more...]

Volunteer with Dolphin Research in the Ionian Sea in Greece

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Become a marine conservation volunteer and participate in dolphin research in the Ionian Sea, helping to provide a marine environment that provides long-term viability for the species.  The research focuses on the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Short-Beaked Common Dolphin in the Amvrakikos Gulf and the Inner Ionian Sea archipelago. Dolphin research volunteers will be working alongside the project researchers on a daily basis, and upon sighting a dolphin volunteers will be expected to log angle … [Read more...]

Research and Observe Bottlenose Dolphin Behaviour in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia

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This research focuses on dolphin population dynamics, photo – identification, behavioural sampling, acoustic monitoring, and the collection of stranding data for genetic, forage ecology and toxicological analysis. Data is used to produce a regular report on the status and ecology of the population and to offer solutions for their effective conservation. From the research station at Veli Lošinj we monitor the daily behaviour of the bottlenose dolphins of the region. It is now possible to identify … [Read more...]

Volunteer With Dolphins in Bunbury, Western Australia

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This project is based at a non-profit centre committed to dolphin research, education, conservation and tourism based in the South West Coast of Australia. The Centre enables people to interact with Bottlenose dolphins in a variety of ways. There are up to 100 dolphins living in the Bay and groups of them regularly visit the shallow waters in front of the Centre. The Centre was opened in 1994, and is the first Centre in Australia dedicated entirely to dolphin research. Being a volunteer at the … [Read more...]

Coastal Conservation and Education Project, South Africa

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Volunteer in Plettenberg Bay as a wildlife conservation volunteer with whales, dolphins and seals!   Volunteer in Plettenberg Bay with marine wildlife including endangered species:  Coastal Conservation and Education Project's vision is to create a conservation model for Plettenberg Bay that ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.  You will be assisting in boat and land based surveys where the data … [Read more...]

Safeguarding Whales and Dolphins in Costa Rica

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Golfo Dulce, a narrow inlet on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, provides a great habitat for whales and dolphins. It remains quite pristine, since many of the tourists who visit Costa Rica each year haven’t discovered it yet; giving us a chance to conduct baseline surveys and to see what the ecosystem needs to remain healthy.  By tracking the distribution and abundance of cetaceans in Golfo Dulce, we can make sure that we have the information that we need to protect them when tourism … [Read more...]

Studying whales, dolphins and turtles around the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean

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This expedition will take you to the Azores Archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to study whales, dolphins and loggerhead turtles. You will photograph whales and dolphins and record them for local and international monitoring databases as part of a small international team. You will listen to and make recordings of whale and dolphin vocalisations and capture loggerhead turtles in the open ocean for tagging and release. All this in an effort to elucidate the animals’ life histories and … [Read more...]