Location
  • Bahamas
Project Types
Marine Conservation

Program Details

Housing
Hotel

Pricing

Starting Price
$3,350 USD
What's Included
Accommodation Meals
Feb 15, 2019

About Program

Volunteer with our research team in the Bahamas for the opportunity to observe and swim with wild dolphins up-close, in their natural habitat.

Students and volunteers who join our team will assist researchers in studying the underwater and surface interactions of these wild dolphins, including recording underwater observations, photographing dolphins for identification purposes, recording environmental data, keeping records of dolphin sightings, and analyzing photos for identification. Observations will be made underwater while snorkeling, and on the water’s surface from a boat. Additional snorkel excursions will be allow you to observe the behavior of coral reef fish, sharks, and rays. Participants must know how to swim, but no prior field experience is needed.

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Program Highlights

  • Assist researchers in collecting data on the behavior and vocalizations of wild dolphins as part of long-term research efforts.
  • Learn about dolphin behavior, communication, physiology, evolution, research techniques, and more through presentations and workshops throughout the trip.
  • Participate in daily surveys to look for and observe the behavior of wild dolphins.
  • Enjoy opportunities to snorkel some of Bimini's best known snorkel sites with opportunities to see reef fish, corals, sharks, rays, and more.

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