Bottlenose Dolphin Monitoring in the Adriatic Sea
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.
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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