Departure: TBA for 2019
Start and end point: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Destination: Gold Coast bay
Cost: 495 AUD per person bookings here.
Max number per trip : 6
Activities: Be part of a life time experience. You ll get to see whales like no one else. After a half day of training workshop and getting to know the area, you will head out to sea to collect data on whales’ movement, health and habitat to discover trends in their population health and status. The observations you make and data you collect will contribute to our innovative long-term monitoring program supporting the not for profit organisation Humpbacks & High-rises that will educate the community and encourage politicians to protect the bay.
You’ll take part in a wide range of activities, including locating and photographing whales, using an app to describe behavior, surveying the number of whales, measuring water properties and assisting with data analyses at the university. We will be using new technoliges such as drones for collecting whale spray and aerial imagery, electronic loggers, and hydrophones.
Visit one of Australia’s fastest growing city. Settle between the green of the rainforest, the golden sand and the blue of the Pacific
Steam out into ocean and get close and personal with the 5th largest animal on earth in a unique resting and breeding ground. Record behavior and collect whale skin.
Observe whales using theodolites and count them from the Gold Coasts best vintage point.
Unique encounters with marine life and participate in state of the art research to help protect whales.
The unknown behavior of amazing humpback whales above and below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
What it means to be a marine biologist and share the sea with whales and dolphins.