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Whale and Dolphin Volunteer Conservation, Hebrides
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Whale and Dolphin Volunteer Conservation, Hebrides

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Location

Scotland: Ullapool

Program Summary

Sail the Hebridean Sea in Scotland abroad research vessel Silurian and assist with dolphin and whale monitoring activities. Volunteers will collect visual and acoustic data on the various species of cetacean found in the area.

During the expedition, volunteers will live aboard the research vessel and explore the Hebrides while collecting visual and acoustic data on the various species of whale, dolphin, and porpoise found in the study area. Images will also be collected during encounters for photo ID analysis. Photo ID is a tool used to identify individual cetaceans using distinguishable marks on their dorsal fins.

No experience is required as full training will be provided on board.

The data collected aboard Silurian will allow for a better understanding of cetacean species, both locally and internationally. The resulting information will feed into more effective conservation strategies, ensuring the Hebridean marine environment is safeguarded for future generations.

Causes

  • Biological Research
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Wildlife

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks

Year(s) Offered

Year Round

Age Requirement

Open to All Ages

Participation Guidelines

Worldwide Participants.

Cost in USD per week

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Experience Required

No

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