Little and Large: Surveying and Safeguarding Coral Reefs & Whale Sharks of the Maldives Archipelago


The Maldives Marine Research Centre (MRC) of the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture identified a need for further research and monitoring work as far back as 1997. Biosphere Expeditions is addressing this need and is also working with Reef Check (RC) and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in order to provide vital data on reef health. Data from the coral reef surveys will be used at international, regional and national levels to provide a ‘status report’ on the health of Maldivian … [Read more...]

Marine Science Internship in Belize with Real Gap


This four week internship is designed and run by marine scientists, giving eight students and graduates practical work experience and insight into life working in this fascinating line of work.  Interns will be working alongside a team of researchers and government authorities in Belize, which is home to the second largest barrier reef system in the world. Throughout the programme you will shadow and work alongside the founder of one of the most highly respected organisations in Belize, the … [Read more...]

Belize Dive and Marine Conservation with Real Gap


Belize is home to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt marine life in the world, yet this beauty and tranquility is under threat.  As a volunteer on this fascinating programme, you’ll have the opportunity to play your part in vital research survey dives in the waters off the stunning Belizean coastline!  If you haven’t dived before, don’t worry as we’ll include a PADI Open Water Dive Course for you to help you make the most of your time in Belize!  There are many areas of study for the team … [Read more...]

Marine Conservation Internship in the Seychelles


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...]

Marine Conservation Expedition in the Seychelles


Travel to the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean as a a member of an expedition and work on critical marine conservation projects amongst the beautiful islands of the Seychelles.  You will contribute towards various conservation-related surveys aimed at providing data to the local government on coral reef research, invertebrate surveys, whale shark migration observations, in-water turtle surveys and turtle nesting research. Learn how to identify fish and coral in the Indian Ocean; visit … [Read more...]

Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme

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Take part in a life-changing experience by volunteering with MWSRP. Volunteers are a crucial part of our research who aid in collecting baseline data on whale sharks and the marine environment, as a volunteer you vital for the success 0f the research and the organisation. Our programme offers you the opportunity to gets hands-on with the research and data collection, increase your knowledge on marine conservation, learn about local Maldivian culture, and have a great time doing it. Based on the … [Read more...]