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Baja Shark Conservation Odyssey: Uniting Research, Education, and Marine Stewardship

Embark on a transformative conservation journey with a Baja California Sur-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving sharks, rays, and the vibrant marine ecosystems of the Gulf of California. Experience the convergence of cutting-edge research, immersive education, and community empowerment as you dive into the world of shark conservation and marine stewardship.

Our organization combines hands-on research with dynamic educational initiatives to inspire action and foster a deep commitment to preserving our oceans. Engage with local, national, and international students, providing unparalleled logistical support as they pursue their research objectives and gain invaluable experience in the field of marine conservation.
Join our mission to deepen our understanding of elasmobranch species in Mexican waters while cultivating the next generation of marine biologists and conservationists. With a focus on collaboration and knowledge sharing, you’ll contribute to groundbreaking research and raise awareness about the vital role sharks and other marine species play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. Together, we’ll work to inspire a new wave of ocean advocates and ensure the preservation of these majestic creatures for generations to come.

The Experience

Work alongside seasoned field technicians and shark experts, gaining practical experience and contributing to vital conservation efforts in the Gulf of California.
Our program offers a unique blend of hands-on fieldwork, scientific lectures, and office experience tailored to individuals of all backgrounds and experience levels. With a maximum of three interns at a time, you’ll receive personalized mentorship and ample opportunities for growth as you explore every facet of shark monitoring and research.

As a Shark Conservation Intern, you’ll engage in diverse activities designed to provide a well-rounded understanding of shark research:
  1. Participate in underwater and terrestrial surveys to observe sharks in their natural habitat.
  2. Perform health assessments and analyze toxicity and nutritional status of sharks.
  3. Utilize passive and active acoustic telemetry for shark tracking.
  4. Conduct surveys at artisanal fish camps to study shark abundance and species composition.
  5. Assist with biopsy and blood sampling procedures alongside our scientific team.
  6. Estimate shark growth using morphological and visual estimation techniques.
  7. Analyze shark diet and nutrition to assess their health and condition.
  8. Contribute to habitat sampling through plankton sampling, eDNA sampling, and habitat mapping.
  9. Engage in underwater and aerial drone surveys to study shark abundance, distribution, and behavior.
  10. Implement photo identification techniques and identification software.
  11. Deploy non-invasive underwater video camera stations (BRUVS) for monitoring purposes.
  12. Conduct data entry and analysis using statistical software tools.
  13. Participate in community outreach projects to raise awareness about shark conservation.
  14. Assist with shark tagging trips in collaboration with local fisherfolk and our scientific team.
  15. Conduct pelagic shark monitoring to gather valuable data on species distribution and population estimates.
Embark on this once-in-a-lifetime journey to explore the incredible world of sharks while contributing to their conservation in the beautiful Gulf of California.


Upon arrival at the local airport, you’ll be greeted by our team and transported to the project site.

To ensure a comfortable stay, we provide on-site accommodation in a private studio apartment, complete with a private bathroom and kitchen facilities. While food is not included in the program, a nearby supermarket offers convenient access to groceries for your meal preparations.

The cost of the programme is

2 weeks – $2500 USD
4 weeks – $3250 USD
6 weeks – $4500 USD

This includes;

  • Private Studio Accommodation
  • Airport Pickup & transfer to project
  • All project-related activities
  • Premium Support Package with 24/7 Support

This does not include;

  • Flights
  • All meals
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending and any extra activities

Book a Call

Schedule a free call with us to discuss your exact interests and requirements to help us match you with the perfect project for you.