Marine Mammal Research.com
Thursday June 20, 2013
[From the trip Expedition Eye to Eye: Swimming with Giants]
What? Our mission was to video, photograph and document human-whale interactions, participate in data collection with the Minke Whale Project and share what we learn with people back home.
When & Where? The expedition ran throughout the 'minke whale season' from June 20 - July 15, 2013 and involved diving and snorkelling at some of the most remote and beautiful regions of the Far Northern Great Barrier Reef.
How? Eye to Eye Marine Encounters (Eye to Eye) is an adventure and wildlife tour company that specialises in 4-6 day Swim With Whale expeditions. Uniquely, this operator also gives away free space to researchers to conduct their fieldwork whilst on board. This season Eye to Eye used the “Undersea Explorer”, a purpose built research vessel served as our home for the entire voyage. With an eclectic mix of scientists, paying passengers, filmmakers and crew on board this was definitely a trip we will never forget.
Why? It’s only after we see things for ourselves that we can start to make a difference, and that is what Adventure for Change is all about! We hope that by sharing our experiences across different media platforms we will help educate and inspire positive action in others.