Scientific Research Volunteers
Join our researchers and collect valuable field data to assist in their ongoing research on dolphins, turtles, seasonal humpback whales, manta rays, whale sharks, megafauna and other sensitive marine fauna. Volunteers can expect to participate in the following field work: taking identification photo’s, checking acoustic listening stations, observing environmental conditions, studying plankton and measuring ocean giants.
Depending on what research is being done at the time of your visit you could assist our scientists preparing acoustic listening stations, processing tissue samples and setting up cameras to monitor a wide variety of aquatic marine life.
While previous dive experience is recommended, diving certification can be included in your package. We have prices for qualified divers or non-qualified divers, our volunteers partake in four dives a week as well as an outing once a week, but can be swopped for ocean safaris at the volunteer’s discretion.
Trips into the local communities to disseminate work or to experience a Mozambican village, scientific talks, educational and swimming sessions with local children working in conjunction with local instructors. Working on conservation and research documents to be passed to the local communities, collecting data on artisanal fishermen catch. During your stay with us, you will be based in the Volunteer Research House based at Casa Barry Beach Lodge, where you will enjoy breathtaking views of the bay as well as easy access on foot to the beach.
We offer 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 16-week packages.
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