Interested individuals have the opportunity to get an insight in the work that our centre is carrying out by participating in a boat-based dolphin research survey investigating ecology and behaviour of bottlenose dolphins. In the end of the survey you will have better understanding about bottlenose dolphins in general, but also about how the information that we have about these wonderful animals is gained.

The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute is not a tourist or dolphin watching organisation, instead, our institute is one of the leading dolphin research centres in Europe, and one of the most important in the world.

The BDRI’s main work is to contribute to bottlenose dolphin conservation through research. Our research is published in scientific journals which is the basis for all the information that we have about bottlenose dolphins today. Hence, knowledge is directly connected to protection and conservation. How can we help something we do not understand?

In order to spread this information, the BDRI has understood the importance of public awareness.
And our “Researcher for a day” program is playing an important part of this.

For more information regarding the BDRI “Researcher for a day” activity. please contact us on:

Telephone (until December 2013): + 39 346 0815414 (mobile) or + 39 0789 183 1197 (office)




Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI
Av. Beiramar 192, O Grove, Pontevedra 36980 - Galicia, Spain.
Tel. +34 886 310608
Tel. +34 605 521441


The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute is a marine science centre for Research, Education and training in cetaceans’ ecology and behaviour. Students and volunteers can participate in hands-on research on wild bottlenose dolphins and other cetaceans along the north-western coast of Iberian Peninsula (Galicia, Spain). The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute offers through the Internship, Volunteer and Field research Course programs hands-on experience in marine mammal research, boat based field work, intensive training and mentoring in marine ecology. It is a great opportunity for interested individuals to go abroad and participate in the BDRI programs during their gap year or to learn about cetacean’s ecology and behaviour during the holidays. The education and training programs will all take part on the north-western coast of the Iberian Peninsula (Galicia, Spain), a true marine biologist’s paradise. Any reproduction of the photographs, art, or other contents is prohibited without written permission.


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