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Looking at this video will give you an idea of the life on our Island, and you will get to know a little more about Paul and his family!
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Below is a rough guide to the training schedules involved in our three main research areas. schedules for other topics are arranged according to the needs of the topic and project and are to be accessed and organised directly with your respective tutor.

Reef Training

·      Session 1- Introduction to coral reef ecosystems presentation

·      Session 2- Reef fish presentation part 1

·      Session 3- Reef fish presentation part 2

·      Session 4- Reef invertebrates presentation

·      Session 5- Brief reef substrate presentation (extended for those staying for longer than 1 month)

·      Session 5- Reef survey methodology presentation

·      Session 6- Reef survey methodology practical session (to be repeated as required)

·      Session 7- Reef identification and methodology test  (to be repeated as required)


Seahorse Training

·      Session 1- Seahorse identification presentation part 1

·      Session 2- Seahorse identification presentation part 2

·      Session 3- Seahorse survey methodology presentation (will also cover appropriate procedures for seahorse encounters)

·      Session 4- Seahorse survey methodology practical session (to be repeated as required)

·      Session 5- Seahorse identification and methodology test (to be repeated as required)

Dolphin Training Schedule

.       Session 1 – Introduction to cetaceans presentation.

.       Session 2 – Introduction do data collection methods.

.       Session 3 – Data collection training.

.       Session 4 – Data collection practice 1.

.       Session 5 – Data collection practice 2.

.       Session 6 – Data collection practice 3.

.       Session 7 – Data entry training.

.       Session 8 – 1st land survey.

.       Session 9 – 1st boat survey.

.       Session 10 – Theory test on dolphin behaviors and data collection methods.

In order to become a ‘dolphin survey leader’, the theory test must be passed.


All final sessions also cover data entry, analysis and report procedures

Interns and volunteers will also be involved in approximately two diving- based identification sessions per day.

At the end of the land and diving training sessions listed above the interns/volunteers will be required to sit both a written and practical (in-water) test to ensure they are fully trained before being placed on a survey team. If you feel you are ready before the training sessions have finished, you may take the test early. If you pass, you can move onto the survey team earlier than scheduled.

It is important to note that each training area will have an assigned staff tutor who is available to give extra assistance and knowledge wherever needed.

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Volunteering with MCC will give you the opportunity to have a visible impact and participate real conservation projects. After your training, you will help us look for the rare Irrawaddy dolphin, you will try to find the well-hidden seahorse, you will help us build and deploy anti-trawling structures, you will let your own mark on MCC.
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