Volunteer Vacations

Oceanic Society expeditioner plucks a drone from the sky after a success capture of courting behavior between humpback whales

Donate: Volunteer Vacations

Hop aboard one of our Oceanic Society research expeditions!

Humpback Whale Monitoring and Research Expedition

Our 2018 expedition dates are:
January 26 – February 2. (Group size is limited to 12 people max)

Help scientists better understand the northeastern Pacific humpback whale population by working in the field as a citizen scientist with the Whales of Guerrero Research Project.

You will work alongside an international team of scientists and local fishermen to spot and make scientific observations of humpback whales and up to six species of dolphins.

We may also observe olive ridley sea turtles, golden cow nosed and spotted eagle rays, red-billed tropic birds, blue and brown footed boobies, roseate spoonbills, brown and white pelicans, frigate birds, and countless other species. In addition to learning humpback whale fluke identification and hydro-acoustic recording techniques, you will assist with recording other key ecosystem data. You will come away with a wealth of knowledge about humpback whale behavior and biology and the unique experience of being a part of a truly pioneering project.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in our research and education efforts by assisting with workshops at local libraries and schools where children are learning about marine biology. The communities we are working with have become extremely interested in humpback whales that return to their bay each year and it is terrific fun to share information about our ongoing discoveries with them! Includes accommodations, most meals, guide services and local transportation

Space is extremely limited and these expeditions fill up!

Call Oceanic Society at 415-256-9604 or e-mail them at expeditions@oceanicsociety.org to reserve your space.