South African Shark Conservancy
Weekly cost (approx USD):
Direct benefits you gain:
field research skills
gain qualification and/or credits
Noteworthy conservation points:
When does the project run?
accommodation included, breakfast included, shark academy orientation and training, return transport to airport,
How long can I stay?
Details of the day-to-day life on the project:
Volunteering (weekly rate - off season Sep-Mar: 550 USD/week)
Internship (weekly rate - off season Sep-Mar: 500 USD/week)
Post-Grad students (Tailored solution, additional fees apply)
As a small team, we work hard to ensure you get the most out of your experience at the Shark Academy. You will spend days at sea, assist with shark tagging and deploy baited remote underwater video (BRUV) systems. You will help with ecological surveys, run focal surveys on Great White Sharks, contribute to database management and data analysis, participate in lectures, workshops, and much more.
Have a look at the summary of different activities you may participate in during your time. These are embedded in a flexible weekly schedule, which is very much weather-dependent and changes often.
Get your hands dirty: training at the Shark Academy emphasises a combination of hands-on lab and field work. You will quickly become an integral member of our team, helping our researchers handle and tag sharks by the end of your first week at the Academy.
Ocean & Coast in SA
Shark Evolution & Ecology
Sharks & Fisheries
Shark population dynamics
Science Comms. workshop
Trophic Ecology & Sharks
Shark diversity surveys
Underwater shark census
Sharks after dark
Data entry and management
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