What will participants be doing?
Every day will be spent at sea as long as the weather conditions allow it. Dolphins and whales are usually sighted when the sea is calm. Participants are involved in various research activities, from sighting shifts during the day to night watches, in case weather and sea conditions are good enough to spend the night in the open sea.
They also help the researchers collecting scientific data, including geographic location of sightings, dive durations, behaviour, group size and composition. In some cases, faecal and prey samples are also collected in order to obtain information on dietary habits of fin whales and sperm whales.