31 Oct 2020 to 23 Oct 2021 Biannual Event
Snorkel in the waters of Coral Bay to help protect the habitat of manta rays and reef sharks. Manta rays, stingrays and reef sharks are just a few of the diverse species that live in the clear waters of Ningaloo Reef – a habitat also used for fishing and tourism. Join researchers in their quest to collect ecological data to protect these important waters.
By joining this expedition, you will contribute to the collection of critical information on the habitat use, movement and behaviour of manta rays, which will help to improve the management and protection of this species. You will also gather data on the impact of tourism and other human activities on other elasmobranchs, including numerous species of benthic ray and reef sharks.
You will snorkel to capture photos of manta rays, identify and process images on the manta identification database, identify locations of manta cleaning stations and record their usage, conduct biodiversity surveys on these stations, conduct shark counts and observe the health of the overall marine ecosystem.
Please see their website for more information.
Includes accommodation, meals, transfers, insurance and research activities. Does not include flights.
31 Oct 2020 to 23 Oct 2021