Volunteer to monitor bottlenose dolphins in the Adriatic Sea.


Bottlenose Dolphin Monitoring in the Adriatic Sea

: Vivamar

Where: The Adriatic Sea, both along the coast of Slovenia coast and around the Istria Islands, Croatia

Focus:  Bottlenose dolphin monitoring by boat

When: April to October

Duration: 10 days

Suitability & Costs: Contact the agency directly.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Help with the conservation and research of the last resident bottlenose dolphins in the Northern Adriatic Sea.
  • Work closely with marine biologists and get hands-on experience in dolphin research, identification, data collection, analysis and community outreach.
  • Gain first hand insight into a day in the life of a bottlenose dolphin, their biology, ecology physiology, ethology and all the threats that they face.
  • Learn how to use photo identification methods to distinguish one dolphin from the other.
  • Help collate and enter dolphin data into the database.
  • Raise awareness about the importance of the dolphins’ role in the Slovenian Sea.
  • Help to prepare and attend local awareness events to engage with the local public.
  • Enjoy time off with snorkeling from the research boat, visits to The National Parks of Kamenjak and Brioni, the Tuscany city of Motovun, and Venice en-route to the project.

The Base

Project work is carried out from the Dolphin Education Centre. Contact the agency for more details on accommodation, food, and support.


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