Whale and Dolphin Volunteer Conservation, Hebrides

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Visit Scotland and live aboard research vessel Silurian, assisting with dolphin and whale monitoring activities. Volunteers will collect visual and acoustic data on the various species of cetacean found in the area.

Volunteers will assist with taking images during encounters for Photo-ID analysis; this is used to identify individuals using distinguishable marks on their dorsal fins. To date 24 species of cetacean have been recorded in the Hebrides including minke whale, harbour porpoise and bottlenose dolphin (to name a few). Annual encounters with orca and sunfish are also common and basking sharks are often spotted between May and October.

If this wasn't good enough anchoring each evening in secluded island bays will give you the opportunity to hop ashore and explore the otherwise inaccessible vast beaches, rugged cliff tops, abandoned villages and a wealth of British wildlife.

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