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Help with hands-on whale shark research, coral reef monitoring, humpbacked whale monitoring and turtle nest surveys. Explore one of Africa’s best scuba diving destinations with a PADI Dive Course, which is included in the project. The Whale Sharks Marine Conservation Project involves gathering field data on whale sharks, coral reefs and other marine biodiversity to make recommendations for improving the conservation of marine life as well as creating general awareness about the marine environment.
You will collect the following information on the whale sharks: Date, GPS location, surface, and underwater conditions. Size, sex, scars/distinctive features, behavior of the whale shark. You will take an identification photograph and name each whale shark & record re-sightings The coral reef monitoring involves joining boat launches under the guidance of our project coordinator on scuba dives and carrying our underwater data collection on indicator species of coral fish and the condition and cover of coral on the reefs. On these research dives you may carry out the following activities: Reef transects recording indicator species of reef fish Timed counts of the numbers of each indicator species of reef fish Coral reef quadrats to assess the cover and condition of different coral groups
Travel to South Africa and participate in an extramural program for disadvantaged youth. As a volunteer, you will assist with the main objective of the...
Length of Trip: 2 weeks
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Length of Trip: 4 weeks