Croatia’s Adriatic coastline is home to a vast array of vulnerable marine animals, including sea turtles, giant devil rays, and the Adriatic dolphin. In order to ensure their protection, it’s important to continue to monitor and gather data on their status. To achieve our purpose, you’ll go behind the scenes at the Blue World Institute on the island of Lošinj, aiding researchers in dolphin monitoring expeditions – collecting data on dolphin behavior, environmental conditions, and numbers, locations and sightings of dolphins, and taking photographs for analysis. You’ll also get a taste of life as a marine biologist, learning how to read this information and why it is important for the wellbeing of the dolphins.
(Volunteer Time = 10 hours, or 2 half-days)