Whale and Dolphin Volunteering in the Ligurian Sea, Italy

This whale and dolphin volunteer program takes its participants to the Western Mediterranean to research and protect a variety of beautiful marine mammals. In the stunning Cetacean Sanctuary (a special marine-protected area located between Italy and France) you can get involved with the research of large-fin, sperm and pilot whales and Risso’s, striped and bottlenose dolphins.

During your time in the Mediterranean you will participate in diverse field techniques, which includes individual photo-identification, remote tracking, distance sampling, behavioural sampling and acoustics. As well as learning new skills, you will also be able to experience and investigate the spatial distribution, ecology and behaviour of these amazing cetaceans. Combine this with idyllic surroundings and good company, and this project gives you a truly unforgettable experience!