How do I volunteer with the dolphins?

Please download and complete the Volunteer Application form below. Applications must be emailed to [email protected]. Please note: due to the limited number of spaces in our program we cannot guarantee requested dates. Work experience programs are not available during the NSW school holidays.

What organizations help dolphins?

Donate to organizations who are actively helping dolphins.

  • Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project.
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation.
  • Cetacean Society Int.

How do you become a whale conservation?

Volunteer Projects and Internships with Whales Those of you who are concerned about life in the ocean can volunteer for a whale conservation project. Help with research on these loners of the sea and observe their behavior. Keep track of their numbers to support future conservation efforts.

When can I see whales and dolphins in Scotland?

The best time to see minke whales in Scotland is from the end of May to September. Dolphins and porpoise are here all year round. Our local area is one of the best areas in Scotland for porpoise and we see them on the vast majority of summer trips.

What is it called to work with dolphins?

Biologist. Marine biologists may specialize in working with whales or dolphins in their natural habitat or at a zoo as part of pursuing an education in marine mammal science. Part of a marine biologist’s job includes conducting experimental studies and assessing the effects of the environment on the creatures.

How do I start working with dolphins?

Your dolphin training career begins with a bachelor’s degree in an animal-related field. Note that educational institutions do not offer a marine mammal trainer specialty. However, aquariums, zoos and training facilities accept a bachelor’s degree in marine biology, animal behavior or another life science.

Why does Japan hunt dolphins?

The official reason Japan has given for the annual hunt is to use the dolphins for meat, but Dolphin Project says there are other reasons as well. “From the fishermen’s perspective, the dolphins eat too much fish, and the fishermen are simply killing the competition…

What are three ways we can help keep dolphins safe?

Here are some things you can do to help make the dolphins’ world safer and healthier:

  • Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Rethink – Respond; bring your reusable grocery totes, If you must buy disposables. ..
  • Conserve water, waste not and fix leaks,
  • Use fewer harmful chemicals and pollutants, and dispose of them properly,

What would happen if there were no whales?

Were it not for whaling, the animals might have removed 2 million tons of carbon from Earth’s atmosphere. In other words, sperm whales fight climate change without trying. So if the whale population dwindled to zero, that would result in boatloads more carbon remaining in the atmosphere.

What is being done to save the blue whale?

Conservation & Management All blue whales are protected under the MMPA and ESA. Our work strives to protect blue whales by: Reducing vessel strikes. Responding to dead, injured, or entangled blue whales.

What is the best time of year to see whales in Scotland?

Summer is the best time to see these magnificent creatures usually from May to July when the Common Seals are pupping. Any areas with lots of seal pups are good places to look for Orcas, so Orkney, Shetland and the Pentland Firth.

Where is the best place to see orcas in Scotland?

The Orkney Islands
The Orkney Islands are one of the best places to spot Orca and getting there from John O’Groats is incredibly easy, with ferries leaving from the pier right next to the inn everyday through May and September.

When do you start volunteering at Scottish Dolphin Centre?

Resident volunteers join us on a full-time basis between March and October, this is not a rolling programme where volunteers come and go it is for a fixed period of time. Roles are advertised on our website each January.

Who are the staff at the Scottish Dolphin Centre?

Our passionate staff and volunteers will be on hand to tell you more and answer any questions. The Scottish Dolphin Centre is run by the charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation. WDC is the leading charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins.

How can I help WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre?

The successful running of our Centre is only possible with the help of our team of volunteers. Whether it’s just a few hours a week, a specific skill or becoming a residential intern for the season, there’s bound to be something you can help with, and all in an amazing environment.

What are the perks of volunteering in Dolphin Conservation?

Watching dolphins roam free in their natural habitat is not the only perk of volunteering in dolphin conservation. It’s something on many people’s bucket list and remains a breathtaking sight. If you are interested in studying marine biology, a volunteer project working in dolphin conservation will be a great fit.