These campaings will take place in April, June,
July and August. The survey is composed of 5 stages, each lasting
from 7 days during which we will sail along the Basque coast in search
The working days will start at sunrise and end at sunset.
During the day we will sail up to 25 miles from the coast, tracking
the surface of the sea. Once we have found the animals, we will take
notes and photographs for use in our research.
At the end of each working day, the “Marloi” and
its crew will refuel and take supplies at port on the Basque coast.
The crew is made of the Captain, 2 researchers and 7 investigation
Anyone who accompanies us will be classed as investigation
assistant , and will form part of the work group and help in the
various tasks on board. These include research, navigation, preparing
food and maintenance of the ship.
In the course of the research, the assistants will be trained
in navigation,cetacean biology, research techniques, systematic classification
and its application to marine environment.
As well as scientific information, those taking part in the research,
will learn some rudiments history of whaling and of traditional fishing
in the Basque Country. Information on the subject will be supplied
by the Captain of the Marloi, Hilario Martinez, who apart from possessing
extensive knowledge of the Cantabrian Sea, knows, from personal experience,
the secrets and attractions of fishing in these waters.
When we have gathered all the information together, we will have
a frame of reference that cannot be bettered; the Basque coast and
the typical fishing harbours, which will be our ports of call during
our sampling expeditions.
Anyone who wishes to participate and take part in
the research programme, has the chance to come on board with us and
enjoy being a member of the research team.
We offer you the opportunity to get to know, in
a unique and wonderful way, the Basque Coast with its hidden riches
and, at the same time, to contribute to the conservation of all of
Come with us on our Summer campaings
and you will attain the dream of many - The requirements are few,
and the conditions and expenses are within the reach of everyone.