Gray Whale Research Project
Between January and March each year gray whales frequent the warm shallow waters of Bahía Almejas, where they migrate to breed and calve. Stationed at our basecamp on Isla Santa Margarita, we will conduct daily boat-based photo-ID surveys of the gray whales to determine individual identification, abundance and distribution of the population within the bay. Each trip will be a week long, consisting of daily surveys, some data organisation, and the opportunity to experience some of the other incredible nature and wildlife encounters of Baja California Sur. There is opportunity to stay for multiple survey trips, and the potential to use some of the data for theses (upon discussion).
This project offers a great opportunity to access a unique area with exceptional wildlife, working with the community who share their local expertise, so that we may come together to broaden our understanding of the gray whales that we all rely upon and enjoy.
Whether you are someone who is working towards a career in marine biology, or a nature enthusiast keen to experience research first hand, this project provides a thoroughly enjoyable educational experience for everyone.