Conservation and research volunteers are needed right now to help protect the last resident Bottlenose Dolphins in the north-eastern Adriatic Sea. By working closely with marine biologists, volunteers become “citizen scientists” directly involved with dolphin monitoring.
Monitoring the number of dolphins remaining in this area will let people learn more about the plight of the dolphins. The important scientific data that you help collect will mean research teams can do more to protect these pods. Our mornings will be spent learning about data collection and dolphin identification and our afternoons will take us out in the field - which in this case is the sea!
- Game of Thrones backdrop to your marine biology!
- One of the first dolphin conservation programs in Croatia.
- Free snorkel equipment to borrow during times off.
- Live and cook with your new dolphin loving friends.
- Assist with real and important scientific dolphin research.
You will be working closely with the marine biologists who will teach you how to distinguish one dolphin from the other and how to follow the population dynamics. This is a true “field placement” where you are doing actual research. You will be shown how to work with the data - collecting the data on the water, inputting it the office, and analyzing data from the previous day. If you have a strong interest in marine biology, you will really enjoy the many lectures offered about biology, data collection, wildlife and what to do in the unlikely event that a marine mammal is stranded on land. As a volunteer you are of vital importance to the project, enabling the group to come closer in achieving the goal for conservation and greater awareness about these interesting and intelligent creatures.