Dolphin Research Expeditions

Join us the Dolphin Research Australia team in the field on our Dolphin Research Expeditions!

The Eco-volunteer program is unique and provides an authentic, participatory experience for those that have a passion for the ocean, to learn and actively contribute in research that will aid in expanding the knowledge and conservation of coastal dolphin species.

Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions

Australian humpback dolphin in Moreton Bay Marine Park

Australian humpback dolphin in Moreton Bay Marine Park

Join us for an authentic and unique experience on our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions as an eco-volunteer.  Join the research team for our 2017 season. As an Eco-volunteer you’ll not only be a financial supporter of this critical research project, but also an active contributor as a field team member during our Expeditions.  This is a very unique opportunity!!

The Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions offer a once in a lifetime experience to learn, participate and actively contribute to advancing the knowledge of coastal dolphins and aiding in their protection and conservation.

During your Dolphin Research Expedition experience, you will have the opportunity to be part of the dolphin research team, work directly with the experts and take part in vessel-based surveys.  During surveys, you’ll have the opportunity to assist in the collection of behavioural data, photographic identification of individuals and sound recordings of the dolphins communication.

Our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions in 2016 will be based at the University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia.  Your financial contribution covers your accommodation, meals and transport to the Moreton Bay Research Station and also directly contributes to helping us cover the research costs including vessel hire, fuel and insurance.

What’s Included: mb-2017-expedition-poster

– Boat-based surveys (the number of surveys is entirely weather dependent)

– Accommodation & meals

-Passenger ferry transfers to North Stradbroke Island

-Dolphin Research Australia Expedition Pack (incl. t-shirt)

– Workshops and talks from experienced crew including Dr Liz Hawkins who will be leading your expedition

– Hands-on, participatory and unique experience with dolphins in the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay.

– When we are not in the field, the team will also have the chance to assist with data processing back at the Research Station.

– We keep our expedition groups small to increase the enjoyment for you.  Each research team has a maximum of 4 places for volunteers, so get in quick to reserve your place!

There is also plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of North Stradbroke Island on these expeditions.  When we are not our in the field on the research boat, we can explore the island and visit some of the most beautiful places on Earth!

If you would like to participate and reserve your place on any of our 2016 Dolphin Research Expeditions, please see the dates and prices below.

Contact us at info(at)dolphinresearchaustralia.com for further information and download our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expedition booklet.

Moreton Bay Dolphin Expedition Information Booklet 2017

We are a not-for-profit charity and we have kept the prices as low as possible. The eco-volunteer program is unique and provides an authentic, participatory experience for those that have a passion for the ocean, to learn and actively contribute in research that will aid in expanding the knowledge and conservation of coastal dolphin species.

JOIN US IN 2017!

EXPEDITIONS WILL COMMENCE MAY 2017. PLEASE CONTACT US INFO(AT)DOLPHINRESEARCHAUSTRALIA.COM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT YOUR NAME DOWN FOR A 2017 EXPEDITION!

Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions
Expedition # Arrive Depart Cost per person # days
 1 13th May 20th May $1880 8 (7 nights) 1 PLACE AVAILABLE
 2 20th May 27th May $1880 8 (7 nights) 2 PLACES AVAILABLE
 3  10th June 17th June $1880 8 (7 nights) AVAILABLE
 4 19th June 26th June $1880 8 (7 nights) 1 PLACE AVAILABLE

 

Dolphin crew on Expedition in Moreton Bay

Dolphin crew on Expedition in Moreton Bay

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Dolphin Research EcoVolunteer Team enjoying some of the sights Moreton Bay has to offer

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Dolphin Team in Action