Oceans research internship

Project name:

African Campus (2)

Project purpose:

Oceans research internship

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

Marine

South Africa

Africa

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

711

Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • gain qualification/credits

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Shared dormitories

Requirements:

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, electricity, wifi, local airport transfer, toilet (western), refillable drinking water

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Project duration is 1 month (1st - 1st)

prices are lowest  during September - April $625 weekly vs. $711 in May - August

This is a unique internship experience where students gain exposure to a wide variety of projects and in depth aspects of practical field research on species such white sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Southern right whales and smaller benthic shark species. Research will be done both at sea and on land. During your stay you play a vital role, from data collection to data management. We use your collected data to advise various industries, including the government, on real-time issues in marine conservation.

Projects & Activities

  • Population assessment and long-term trend of:

    • White sharks

    • Humpback & bottlenose dolphins

    • Southern right & humpback whales

    • Cape fur seals

  • Habitat use of white sharks and marine mammals

  • Population structure, trophic and movement ecology of benthic catsharks

  • Predator-prey behavioural strategies of white sharks and Cape fur seals

  • Shark stress physiology and behavioural studies

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Response

How long can I stay?

When does the project run?

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Reviews & ratings

Matt Megill

The previous review I accidentally submitted before I was done. And I want to write the FULL REVIEW:

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His fiery passion for the ocean is contagious. He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

This will not be the last Innoexpedition I go on. And I will keep supporting Innoceana and promoting all the work it is doing.

Volunteer

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Matt Megill

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His firey He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally kind of advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

Volunteer

An Experience of a Lifetime