C-Research expeditions

Departure: 13th-15th July 2018

                      10th-12th August 2018

                      24th-26th August 2018

                      14th-16th September 2018

 

Start and end point: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Destination: Gold Coast bay

 

Cost: 485 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.

 

Our Tour

Gold Coast

Visit one of Australia’s fastest growing city. Settle between the green of the rainforest, the golden sand and the blue of the Pacific

 

 

Gold Coast bay

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.

 

 

 

Burleigh Heads (optional)

Observe whales using theodolites and count them from the Gold Coasts best vintage point.



Expect

Unique encounters with marine life and participate in state of the art research to help protect whales. 

Explore

The unknown behavior of amazing humpback whales above and below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

Research

What it means to be a marine biologist and share the sea with whales and dolphins.