Whale Research Assistant




As oceanic mammals, the value and benefits of whales is often not apparent, however they are the unsung heroes of our ecosystems and are revered and held highly within many cultures and societies. Whales play a key role in atmospheric regulation and maintaining productivity of multiple trophic levels, enhancing primary productivity as well as being key balances in the trophic levels as both top predators and prey.

In this course you will obtain the skills required to assist a researcher on an observation vessel and be able to conduct scientific research in the field.

This certification is part of an internship program where you will support operations behind daily excursions and the data collation process. Your training will equip you with the abilities to identify different whales and dolphins around the study region, take scientifically significant photos to be used as part of population and migration studies and begin to identify behavioral data points.


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