Marine Science Youth Mentoring Program – TOTAL COST $12,000
Takes four students for four days on boat surveys which includes marine safety training and observation skills.
Aerial Surveys – TOTAL COST $45,000 ($15,000 per survey)
Three aerial surveys per season needed to monitor the distribution and abundance of blue whales through out the season. The aerial surveys also help us to locate concentrations of whales that we can focus our boat research on.
Boat Surveys – TOTAL COST - $45,000 (10 surveys at $4,500)
10 boat surveys per season needed to maintain the effort required to grow our photo ID catalogue and to monitor the population of whales by studying individuals.
Educational Activities – TOTAL COST - $1,000 per session
These sessions are ad hoc and can involve a variety of elements such as pre planning, travel, presentation time, accommodation expenses and production of educational materials for the session.