You will be exposed to the truly spectacular scenery of the west coast of Scotland, from the sheer cliffs of Scarba to the sandy beaches of Tiree, as you sail the waters of the Hebrides surveying for cetaceans and other sea life. Working from on board the Silurian, a 21-meter ketch, with researchers Juliet Shrimpton and Clare Embling, you will record cetacean abundance along transects and record acoustic behaviors of encountered cetaceans using the latest technology. You'll photograph dolphins and whales for individual identification, and collect environmental information.