Great White Shark Programme – South Africa

Agency
Intern Africa
Location
South Africa
Job Category
Internships
Salary
-
Last Date to Apply
01/01/2020
Website
https://intern-africa.eu/great-white-shark-program/
Description
If you have a special interest in studying the Great White or marine life, this project will allow you to gain crucial knowledge and experience due to the lectures and practical experience you will be exposed to. The project is primarily focused on the project’s cage diving ecotourism and participants will enjoy regular trips to sea to view and cage dive with the Great Whites. You will be involved in all aspects of the project, including tasks such as preparing bait, packing the boat, washing the equipment, working with the eco-tourists, recording and entering data on the sharks. Lectures are given by the Marine Biologists and other White Shark Projects crew and are based on basic White Shark biology, White Shark behaviours, shark bite incidents (shark attacks), research and conservation, whales, seals and data capturing. You will also visit SASC (South African Shark Conservancy), a non-profit organisation the project supports through monthly donations as well as contributing to any up-coming research projects they need support with. This visit includes a talk given by the founder, Meaghan McCord, and if available, a small species shark dissection or even some tagging. The SASC shark lab is based in Hermanus, a 40-minute drive from the temporary home in Kleinbaai. There is also a bit of community work, volunteers are expected to assist at the Swop Shop on Tuesday's - a recycling project.
Qualifications
If you have a special interest in studying the Great White or marine life, this project will allow you to gain crucial knowledge and experience due to the lectures and practical experience you will be exposed to. The project is primarily focused on the project’s cage diving ecotourism and participants will enjoy regular trips to sea to view and cage dive with the Great Whites. You will be involved in all aspects of the project, including tasks such as preparing bait, packing the boat, washing the equipment, working with the eco-tourists, recording and entering data on the sharks. Lectures are given by the Marine Biologists and other White Shark Projects crew and are based on basic White Shark biology, White Shark behaviours, shark bite incidents (shark attacks), research and conservation, whales, seals and data capturing. You will also visit SASC (South African Shark Conservancy), a non-profit organisation the project supports through monthly donations as well as contributing to any up-coming research projects they need support with. This visit includes a talk given by the founder, Meaghan McCord, and if available, a small species shark dissection or even some tagging. The SASC shark lab is based in Hermanus, a 40-minute drive from the temporary home in Kleinbaai. There is also a bit of community work, volunteers are expected to assist at the Swop Shop on Tuesday's - a recycling project.
Contact Person
Anouk
Contact eMail
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