Whale and dolphin ecology program
This expedition would be focus on taking part of different projects in Drake Bay, Corcovado National Park. NOA works with Costa Cetacea.
The main focuses are to gain an understanding
of the current state of key coastal environmental resources
and to study the ecology and ethology of the marine
mammals that live offshore the Osa península,
in the Corcovado National Park.
During this expedition, you will take part of the following projects in Drake Bay: marine mammal ethology monitoring program, river/streams biomonitoring and
environmental education. In this expedition you will navigate
by boat with our marine biologists through the beautiful Pacific Ocean
to just offshore of Drake Bay, there you will monitor the whales and
dolphins species encountered while observing the stunning views
of the tropical Caño island. There will be afternoon lectures on topics
such as cetaceans (biology, ecology and conservation)
wildlife photography and shark conservation.
It will also be possible to get a PADI Skin Diving course qualification, while on board, taught by our professional qualified staff. You will learn free diving techniques
and be able to submerge in the crystal clear turquoise waters
of the Pacific coast.
Environmental education in local schools and to the local
community are also part of the experience. You'll have the chance
to create your own lesson and to share with another culture
your knowledge and passion for conservation.This unique experience
will give you the opportunity to gain research ideas and share
unforgettable moments with people from different cultures.
Itinerary - 12 days
DATES: All the year round
DURATION: 9 or 12 days
What is included:
All the transport around the sites from the start and finish points of the internship (airport pick up included).
Food and safe and rustic accommodation
Training courses, snorkelling, participation in the various science projects
24 hour emergency phone
Trained and scientific staff supervision and coordination
All necessary project equipment and materials
What is NOT included:
The travel costs to and from the start and finish point of the internship
Local taxes/ entry fees
Insurance with travel, evacuation and medical coverage are also not included but will be an essential requirement for you to participate in this internship.
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