A great opportunity is open for marine mammal enthusiasts to participate in hands-on research with free-ranging wild bottlenose dolphins along the Emerald Coast, in North Sardinia Island, Italy. The opportunity is dedicated to those who are interested to participate in dolphin research and conservation while meeting people from all over the world.
No specific experience is required to participate as a volunteer at the BDRI. Our volunteer program is designed for interested people who are seeking thorough training in approaches to the study of free ranging wild bottlenose dolphins. The program provides experience in specialized research techniques as photo-identification, bioacoustics and behavioural sampling.
Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the research, and will help measure different aspects of dolphin behaviour by using a variety of instruments, to identify individuals, record behaviours and sounds.
The volunteering period can be used for academic or vocational purposes, but students are solely responsible for making all arrangements for receiving relevant credits as a result of completing the period with us.
To volunteer at the BDRI requires a minimum of 6 days commitment, and - weather permitting - we will be out on the water at least during 4 days per week.
For more information
Download the complete information package and application form bellow:
Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI
Via A. Diaz 4,Golfo Aranci (O-T) 07020 Italy
Tel +39 3460815414
Tel +39 0789 1831197
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 emerald coast in Sardinia, Italy. 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-eastern coast of Sardinia, a true marine biologist’s paradise. Any reproduction of the photographs, art, or other contents
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