Join us on board our research yacht, Silurian, as we depart from Tobermory (on the Isle of Mull) to monitor the rich Hebridean seas. This unique eco-tourism experience is like no other in the UK; explore the wilds of the Hebrides, have some awesome wildlife experiences, meet fantastic people and join a community of people getting directly involved in the conservation of whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks.
Teen Research Surveys provide a fantastic experience for younger environmentalists, with participants gaining the fundamental skills required to forge a career in marine conservation. The protocol during the Teen Research Surveys is exactly the same as the Cetacean Monitoring Programme, however, there will be more staff provision to offer insight and support.
This expedition survey falls in the middle of our field season so we will be monitoring for both resident populations alongside seasonal visitors.
With rendezvous in Tobermory, this survey will allow for the exploration of seas around the Southern Hebrides (Islay, Jura, Colonsay, Gigha) alongide the Argyll Islands (Mull, Coll and Tiree) and the Small Isles (Muck, Eigg, Canna and Rum).
Summer in the Hebrides is an awe inspiring time. The daylight hours are long and nature is takes full advantage of this with creatures foraging to feed their young and lay down fat stores for the winter months ahead.
DATES: Sun 10 Oct - Fri 16 Oct
DURATION: 7 days
RENDEZVOUS: Tobermory, Isle of Mull
COST: £1,050 per person - cost includes all food, accommodation (on board) and specialised equipment for the duration of the survey, but excludes transport costs to and from rendezvous.
PARTICIPANT AGE: 16-17