Our principal research boat and project’s cape caution workhorse “TYBA III ” has modern navigation, safety, research equipment and toilet facilities onboard.

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Additionally, the vessel is equipped with VHF, compass, two way radios, mobile phone, flashlights, flares and smoke signals, navigation lights, bell, rescue dinghy, life-rings, lifejackets, fire extinguishers, first-aid kit, anchor, nautical cards, radio-stereo, water pumps and a number of other safety devices. The research vessel meets all safety and inspection standards required by the Spanish Government and Coast Guard. Among the research equipment found onboard, we have a fish finder, echo sounder, surface water thermometer, GPS, anemometer, Secchi disk, binocular, digital time recorders, laser night vision monocular, computer, voice recorders, a rigid hull inflatable boat, stationary hydrophone with a professional digital recorder, headphones, loudspeakers, photographic and video equipment both for surface and underwater.

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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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