Help conservation efforts
Dolphins are sure to leave you wanting to learn more about their behaviour, their habitat – and the threats they face. Turn your holiday into an invaluable, hands-on education, and take the opportunity to extend the time you spend around these fascinating animals with a research expedition.
Boats based in the Mediterranean, around the archipelagos of Mauritius and Fiji and off the coasts of Newfoundland and Kenya offer volunteers the chance to participate in research, analysis and monitoring of dolphin and whale populations. You’ll feel like a modern day Jacques Cousteau as you learn to identify species and individuals, photograph them, track them using remote sensing and laser range-finding binoculars, use hydrophones and upload data. More importantly, your findings will contribute to a greater understanding and conservation of cetaceans around the world.