Bottlenose Dolphin Research Project
Throughout the year common bottlenose dolphins are present across the bay of La Paz, with some resident pods and some transient. Stationed at our basecamp on Isla Espiritu Santo, we will conduct daily boat-based photo-ID surveys of the bottlenose dolphins to determine individuals within pods, abundance and distribution of the pods and the population as a whole within the bay. Each trip will run for 11-days of the month, year-round, 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 marine wildlife, working with the community who share their local expertise, so that we may broaden our understanding of the dolphins that we share the waters with.
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.