Sail The Hebrides

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On board Silurian, a team of scientists and volunteers are conducting visual and acoustic surveys to find out more about the distribution, abundance, movements and behaviour of whales, dolphins, porpoises and other fauna, such as basking sharks, seals and seabirds. They also investigate high-use habitats – areas that are particularly favourable for certain species, and anthropogenic impacts – and the effects of human activity on the region’s cetaceans. As a volunteer, you will have the … [Read more...]

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...]

Marine Research Internships with Whales & Dolphins, near Cape Town in South Africa

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Our location offers significant opportunities for research as the ocean around Dyer Island is home to the most dense population of Great White Sharks.  Also, from July to December each year the bay is a vitally important breeding habitat for large numbers of the endangered Southern Right Whale.  The area is also home to populations of dolphins, as well as thousands of seals and seabirds.  Our conservation programmes offer unique year-round opportunities to work with many of these … [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...]

Whales and Dolphins Under the California Sun

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If you’re walking along one of Southern California’s broad beaches, you’ve got a good chance of seeing a whale spouting or a pod of dolphins riding the ocean waves. This coastline supports a rich community of marine mammals, including the blue whale, the largest animal to have ever lived on Earth. But it is also home to Los Angeles Harbor, the busiest port in the United States. The whales and dolphins that migrate through or live in these waters face constant threats from human activities: … [Read more...]

Marine Conservation Internship in the Seychelles

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Learn how to survey coral reefs, work with sea turtles and monitor whale shark migrations through a marine conservation internship in the Seychelles. A marine conservation internship in the Seychelles is the sort of thing that marine biology graduates dream about!  On this fascinating work placement, you will join a research team and learn the skills required to survey coral reefs and turtles in the Indian Ocean.  You'll be working alongside a dedicated staff supervisor to ensure you … [Read more...]

Dolphin & Whale Research and Coastal Conservation Volunteer

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Volunteer in South Africa with whales and dolphins along Kynsna's beautiful coast! Photo credit: Shutterstock, Sergey Popov V. Volunteer in South Africa with whales and dolphins on a community based research and conservation project in Kynsna!  Not only will you have the experience of working alongside an eco-tourism company in their efforts to study dolphin and whale populations, you'll also have the chance to educate local children about sea life and the importance of conserving it.  You … [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...]