Oceans research internship

Project name:

African Campus (2)

Project purpose:

Oceans research internship

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

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

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

Shared dormitories

When does the project run?

Facilities:

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

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

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

Reviews & ratings

Francisco

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

leslie

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

great experience

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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