Azores Whale Research - Internship
| 7 Days | 5 Whale watching, Field & Lab Work
Join the team of scientists and authors onboard and in land and collaborate on daily field and lab research routines of ongoing projects.
Monitor the 27 cetacean species and seaturtles around the Azores islands
Dates - Weekly packages
Minium stays of one week: starting on Monday (5 days of research activities arranged according to weather)
Dates - Weekly packages - CHECK FOR AVAILABLE DATES
April 3 - 9
April 10 - 16
April 17- 23
April 24 - 30 DATES FULL
May 1 - 7 DATES FULL
May 8 - 14
May 15 - 21 DATES FULL
June 5 - 11
June 12 - 18 DATES FULL
September 18 - 24
September 25 - 1
October 2 - 8
October 9 - 15
575€ per Week slot
10% Off after the second week
Whales: Sperm whale, Blue whale, Fin whale, Sei whale, Humpback whale, Beaked whales & More
Dolphins: Common dolphin, Bottlenose dolphin, Spotted dolphin, Risso dolphin, Stripped dolphin & more
Seaturtles: Regularly sighted loggerhead seaturtle, rarely geen or leatherback seaturtles
Seabirds: Cory’s shearwater, Yellow legged gull, April June: Macaronesian shearwater, Common and Roseate Tern, September: Great shearwater, Sooty shearwater & more
There will be 5 sea expeditions, and activities will run on these days.
Therefore the research activities will be developed on 5 of the 7 day program.
These consist of monitoring cetaceans at sea by learning how to collect and process behavioral, photographic and samples. Participants will have a close experiece with several cetacean species, understanding their social ecology, behaviours and biology.
These include 5 expeditions at sea, but also in land from advantage view points in collaboration with local land spotters. Laboratory work includes photo-identification and samples processing and archiving. Identification of whales, dolphins, seabirds and marine turtles as well as tagging seaturtles.
Accomodation and Meals
Meals and accomodation are not included in the program. With serveral good restaurants and soft meal opportunities at a walking distance in Horta. There are many different types of accommodation in the city, from Hotels, to apartments, guest houses and rooms. Check local options at www.agoralocal.pt Contact-us for assistance in booking.